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Doddridge County expanding rural broadband access

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WEST UNION — The Doddridge County Commission is partnering with Citynet to provide broadband access to the more rural areas of the county. The commission set aside money to go toward the project, according to commission president Ronnie Travis. “We had $1.5 million put away to work on ...

Oil field ‘torpedo truck’ restored for Parkersburg museum

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PARKERSBURG — A piece of the Mid-Ohio Valley’s oil and gas history has been restored to mint condition. Work to restore a 1949 Murdy-Bickel “torpedo truck,” a Ford F4 flatbed, began on Feb. 4, 2019. The truck’s restoration for the Oil, Gas and Industrial Association Inc. in ...

Ritchie County effort gives adults new chance to learn

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PENNSBORO — Ritchie County Adult Education offers services to adults of any ages by providing college, workforce or certification assistance. The organization has grown from only offering assistance with GEDs, instructor and coordinator Misty Dawson said. “We help any adult who wants ...

WVU-P announces spring 2020 student teacher candidates

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PARKERSBURG — The WVU Parkersburg spring 2020 class of student teacher candidates are making the transition from student to professional by sharing the classroom with experienced teachers in Jackson, Pleasants, Roane, Wirt and Wood counties in West Virginia. The college’s Education ...

The Dairy Barn Arts Center presents OH+5

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ATHENS, Ohio — The Dairy Barn Arts Center is presenting OH+5: Biennial Regional Juried Exhibition, the 12th in a series of competitions. OH+5 is a regional, all media juried exhibition of contemporary artwork. OH+5 serves to promote artists residing in Ohio and its five surrounding states: ...

Wood County Commission gets update on 911 Center

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PARKERSBURG —The Wood County 911 Center is continuing to make improvements and enhance services, the director told the Wood County Commission on Thursday. Wood County 911 Director Rick Woodyard appeared before the Wood County Commission to discuss operations at the center, what has been ...

Marietta City Council hears Census 2020 pitch

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MARIETTA — With consensus on the 2020 Census, but not on staffing proposals from the new administration, Marietta City Council’s second regular business meeting of the year covered more than usual for the legislative body Thursday. The legislators heard from their first guest speaker of ...

Parkersburg High School continues to improve safety, security

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PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg High School is making several security upgrades this semester as part of an ongoing process to make the campus more secure. Two security guards have been hired and a new secure entranceway is being built to better control who comes into the building and onto ...

Humane Society of the Ohio Valley seeks funding to pay vet bills

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MARIETTA — Washington County commissioners were updated on the financial situation of a local animal shelter during their regular meeting Thursday morning. Jim Raney, board secretary with the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley, said the board has been meeting with the Marietta Community ...

Pipeline station to generate revenue for Calhoun County

Business

GRANTSVILLE — Calhoun County will start to reap the benefits from a pipeline compressor station starting this fiscal year. The White Oak Compressor Station was built in 2018 as part of the Mountaineer Xpress pipeline project. The station was built by T.C. Energy and is a $94 million ...

Democrat women seek meeting with Justice on foster care crisis

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CHARLESTON — The Democratic Women’s Caucus in the West Virginia House of Delegates is seeking a meeting with the governor over the foster and kinship care crisis. The legislators sent a letter to Gov. Jim Justice on Wednesday requesting the meeting. “More children have been placed in ...

Try This First aiming to tip scales to healthier living

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MARIETTA — Non-prescription health building tips will be presented at the Try This First events hosted every first and third Saturday starting Jan. 18 at First Presbyterian Church in Marietta. Christiane Marshall is known among her Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Marietta community as ...

Parkersburg man receives prison sentence for felonious assault

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MARIETTA — A Parkersburg man who admitted shooting at a house in Warren Township from his vehicle last year has been sent to state prison for a minimum of nine years. Timothy D. Ramey, 35, pleaded for leniency from Judge Mark Kerenyi at a sentencing hearing Thursday morning in Washington ...

Gov. Justice files papers to seek re-election

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PARKERSBURG — The governor of West Virginia on Thursday filed for re-election. Gov. Jim Justice, Republican, will seek a second consecutive term. Governors are limited to two consecutive four-year terms in West Virginia. The filing period for office ends midnight Jan. 25. Also filing for ...

Author Bonnie Proudfoot to read from first book

Community News

PARKERSBURG — A creative writing teacher and glass artist from Athens County will present a reading of her first book from 2-3:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Parkersburg and Wood County Public Library. The fictional “Goshen Road” by Bonnie Proudfoot is about a working-class family in western ...

Synthetic ice rink opening at Parkersburg park today

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PARKERSBURG — The synthetic ice-skating rink in the Parkersburg City Park Pavilion opens to the public today, with an open skating period from 6-9 p.m. Saturday hours are 2-4 p.m. for ages 7 and younger, 4-7 p.m. for all ages and 7-9 p.m. for teens. The rink is open to all ages from 2-5 ...

Marietta Ice Festival set for Saturday

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MARIETTA — Marietta Main Street’s first Marietta Ice Festival will be held 3-7 p.m. Saturday in the downtown. Seventeen carved ice sculptures will be on display, each created by local artist Tyson Whistler, Marietta Main Street said. Kicking off at 3 p.m. will be a live sculpture ...

Wood County Circuit Court Clerk Carole Jones retires

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PARKERSBURG — Longtime Wood County Circuit Court Clerk Carole Jones retired this afternoon, and Chief Circuit Judge J.D. Beane appointed Deputy Clerk Celeste Ridgway as her replacement. Jones was appointed circuit court clerk in 1991 by Judge Arthur Gustke and re-elected each term since. ...