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Suspect in Marietta robbery faces federal charges

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MARIETTA — A suspect in a December armed robbery at Rite Aid in Marietta has been indicted on federal charges, the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania said. Arthur Lee Worthy II, 21, of Columbus was one of three Ohio men indicted by a grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges ...

Washington County Commission OKs contract for renovations

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MARIETTA — Four bids were received Thursday by the Washington County Commission for renovations to the law library on the first floor of the courthouse. Proposals were from: T&M Contractors of Macksburg with a base bid of $192,673; Promanco of Marietta with a base bid of $189,016; ...

Shakespeare, ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ to hit Marietta stages

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MARIETTA — The Pioneer Summer Theatre at Marietta College will present “Romeo and Juliet” and “Bye Bye Birdie” in June and July. Nine shows will be presented of the two productions – five of “Romeo and Juliet” and four of “Bye Bye Birdie” – starting with “Romeo and ...

Kiwanis of North Parkersburg honors students with scholarships

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PARKERSBURG — Scholarship winners from Parkersburg High School and Parkersburg South High School Key Clubs were recognized at a recent meeting of Kiwanis of North Parkersburg. Receiving the Alice and Jack Meyers Scholarship at Parkersburg South is Faith Adebulu, who will attend Case Western ...

Head Start program taking applications

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MARIETTA — Washington-Morgan Community Action is accepting applications for the Head Start program for 2019-2020. Head Start is a free federally funded preschool and development program that focuses on education, nutrition, health, and social development of young children. Children who ...

Moose Lodge plans Riverfest fundraiser

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PARKERSBURG — The first fundraiser for the 2019 edition of Riverfest is Cash Bingo for 5 p.m. today at Moose Lodge No. 118 behind Napoli’s in south Parkersburg. Doors open at 4 p.m. and participants can play 20 games for $20. Concessions will be available. Tickets can be purchased at the ...

West Virginia, Ohio reach settlement with loan company

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CHARLESTON — The attorneys general in Ohio and West Virginia Friday announced a $168 million settlement with a loan company connected to a bankrupt college. The settlement with Student CU Connect CUSO LLC, which offered loans to finance tuition at the for-profit ITT Tech, will erase $508,026 ...

BACF football teams visit CCMC to learn about cystic fibrosis

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PARKERSBURG — For the last 26 years, the previous year’s graduated high school football players from the region have gathered to play in an all-star game to show off the skills they have learned over a lifetime. But the Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis game displays more than the ...

Colleagues recall Wood County deputy

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PARKERSBURG — Veteran Wood County Sheriff’s Lt. David Tennant received a hero’s welcome from his fellow law enforcement officers Wednesday as he returned home from cancer treatment in Texas. On Thursday, the sheriff’s department began preparations to say farewell one last ...

Vienna proclaims Fred Carpenter Day

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VIENNA — As part of the City of Vienna’s way to remember D-Day, Thursday was named Fred Carpenter Day for a World War II veteran who is a Vienna citizen. Carpenter, 94, born on the 4th of July, fought in World War II in the Navy on the USS Shasta, an ammunition ship. According to ...

87-year-old driver dies in collision on Ohio 260

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NEW MATAMORAS — An 87-year-old Graysville, Ohio, man was killed Wednesday night in a two-vehicle crash on Ohio 260 near New Matamoras, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said. Robert Ryan was traveling east on Ohio 260 shortly after 10 p.m. when his 2005 Chevrolet Malibu was struck by a vehicle ...

Wood County Commission discusses housing program

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PARKERSBURG — Wood County Commission signed off on a resolution between Parkersburg and Wood County for the Home Consortium Annual Plan for 2019/2020. Ryan Barber of the city of Parkersburg presented the Wood County/Parkersburg Home Consortium budget of over $323,000, which is ...

Warner: West Virginia election laws bring spending transparency

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PARKERSBURG — Several major changes in West Virginia campaign finance laws will offer the public the most transparent reporting in the history of the state, according to the West Virginia secretary of state. Changes under Senate Bill 622 passed this year by the Legislature went into effect ...

Wood County students read, explore in Summer Literary Camp

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PARKERSBURG — Wood County Schools is bringing the wilderness indoors for students this summer as part of the annual Summer Literary Camp reading program. Wood County Schools Curriculum Coordinator Ashlee Beatty said the program at Madison Elementary School averages 115 students a day and ...

Parkersburg native among sailors taking part in BALTOPS

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KIEL, Germany — A Parkersburg native in the U.S. Navy is participating in the Baltic Operations exercise, dubbed BALTOPS, with 18 other nations in the Baltic Sea. Petty Officer 2nd Class Tyson Williams is a logistics specialist attached to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 28 based in Norfolk, ...

Hall named Dr. James F. Dunphy Memorial Scholar

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CHARLESTON — Eli Hall has been named the 2019 Dr. James F. Dunphy Memorial Scholar from a field of young musicians from Wood and surrounding counties. Hall, junior from Roane County High School, successfully auditioned and interviewed with four other finalists for the scholarship that offers ...

Free Movies in the Park series starts tonight

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PARKERSBURG — A free showing of “The Lego Movie 2” will be offered this evening at Quincy Park as part of the third annual Movies in the Park summer series organized by the Wood County Family Resource Network and Friends of Parkersburg’s Parks. Three movies will be shown at no charge ...

Marietta Safetytown ready to educate, entertain kids

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MARIETTA —For the first time in 42 years, Safetytown is going bilingual in Marietta. “This year for the first time we have enrolled a child who speaks only Spanish,” said Cheryl Cook, widow of the late Samuel R. Cook, whose name flies on all of the Safetytown banners in Marietta. ...

McComas hired as Ritchie County deputy sheriff

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HARRISVILLE — The sheriff of Ritchie County on Thursday requested the county commission hire his recommendation for a new deputy and create a new position in the office. Sheriff Terry Snodgrass said the resume and past endeavors of his recommendation for deputy, Garret McComas, were enough ...

Calhoun County leads in new business growth for May

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GRANTSVILLE — Calhoun County led in business growth by percentage in May with four new businesses, West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner said on Thursday. An increase of four in Calhoun County is 2.50 percent growth, according to the secretary of state. The Business & Licensing ...