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Norwood residents bring concerns to Marietta City Council

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MARIETTA — Marietta City Council heard Thursday from numerous Norwood residents surrounding Grandview Avenue, Aurora Street and Quarry Street. “The city brought me a road closed sign on Dec. 26 last year,” explained Jeff Schultheis, of 116 Grandview Ave. Schultheis’ property is ...

Washington County health commissioner asks to manage project

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MARIETTA — Health commissioner Dick Wittberg went before the Washington County Commission Thursday morning to discuss an AmeriCorps project for which he has been the director for the past year. Wittberg said the project currently has four members, but the grant has increased to where he can ...

Street ministry launches Project Lynn Street

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PARKERSBURG — Wednesday marked the start of a new chapter in the efforts of the Momma T and the Warriors street ministry. About 20 volunteers gathered at a Lynn Street residence to begin the process of cleaning and fixing it up for the woman who lives there and her children. It’s part ...

Parkersburg City Council to examine extended leave

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PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg City Council will consider reducing the maximum amount of extended medical leave available to municipal employees from a year to six months. During a Personnel Committee meeting Tuesday, Parkersburg Mayor Tom Joyce said there have been times when prolonged leave has ...

Belpre City Schools opens 2019-2020 school year

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BELPRE — Belpre students were greeted by new and familiar faces Wednesday as they returned to class for the 2019-20 school year. Lauren Keeling was hired in July as the new principal of Belpre Elementary School. Keeling previously worked as a teacher for Belpre City Schools. “The ...

Ritchie County’s Harshbarger resigns from House for new job

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PARKERSBURG — A member of the House of Delegates from Ritchie County is resigning to take a new job at his employer, a company spokesman said. Delegate Jason Harshbarger, R-7th, a 14-year employee of Dominion Energy, will become the new state policy director for the company in September, ...

Wood County Schools institutes drug testing

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PARKERSBURG — As Wood County Schools welcomes students today for the 2019-20 school year, officials are reminding parents of the district’s new high school drug testing policy. Superintendent Will Hosaflook said Policy 1545.2: Student Drug Testing applies to all high school students ...

Involuntary manslaughter trial begins in Wood County Circuit Court

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PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Circuit Court jury trial for Stephen Griffith, 33, 480 E. Maple St., Davisville, on charges of involuntary manslaughter, wanton endangerment with a firearm and brandishing began Wednesday afternoon. Griffith had made a motion for a new plea to count three, ...

Waterford man pleads not guilty to vehicular assault

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MARIETTA — A 66-year-old Waterford man pleaded not guilty to aggravated vehicular assault Wednesday before Washington County Common Pleas Court. William B. L. Skinner, of 13760 Waterford Road, faces three felony counts and one misdemeanor for allegedly striking the vehicle of another ...

Gilmer discusses West Virginia University at Parkersburg enrollment

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PARKERSBURG — West Virginia University at Parkersburg is seeing an increase in enrollment this year over last year. WVU-P President Chris Gilmer informed the school’s Board of Governors at its first meeting of the new academic year on Wednesday that enrollment for Spring 2019 was 102 ...

Police respond to shooting near Hancock County school

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NEW MANCHESTER, W.Va. — Police, fire and ambulance units from multiple departments were on the scene Wednesday night of a reported shooting in New Manchester near Oak Glen High School. East Liverpool City Hospital reportedly was treating a patient with a gunshot wound Wednesday. Weirton ...

Memorial Health System honors volunteers with annual banquet

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MARIETTA — As health care systems grow in size, scope and complexity, the role of volunteers in hospitals has become increasingly important. And people have stepped up to contribute their time, kindness and willingness to help others. Cindy Hall, coordinator of volunteers for the ...

Parkersburg Homecoming Festival begins Friday

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PARKERSBURG — The 2019 Parkersburg Homecoming Festival runs Friday through Sunday at Point Park and downtown Parkersburg. The schedule of activities includes: FRIDAY * 5 p.m. to close: Bingo * 5:30 p.m.: High School Bands/Color Guard entrance into Point Park * 6-9 p.m.: Kids Fest ...

West Virginia State Honey Festival all the buzz this weekend

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PARKERSBURG — The 2019 West Virginia State Honey Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday at City Park. The festival will run from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children ages 7-13 years and free for ages 6 and under. Now in its 39th ...

Smoot Theatre to hold ensemble auditions

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PARKERSBURG — The Smoot Theatre vocal ensembles will hold auditions at 4 p.m. Monday at the Smoot Theatre, 213 Fifth St. The ensembles are the Children’s Chorus for boys and girls in fourth through sixth grades, the Girls Ensemble for girls in grade seven and up and the Boys Ensemble for ...

Waterford Community Fair to begin this week

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WATERFORD — To highlight productive, dedicated and disciplined work, the first of this year’s Washington County fairs kicks off this week in Waterford. “It’s all about the kids, those late nights when the barn lights are still on as we drive home,” said Kendrick Schwendeman, 25, in ...

West Virginia officials warn of utility service scams

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CHARLESTON — The Public Service Commission in West Virginia is warning residents about a new round of utility scams. Several predatory incidents have been reported throughout the state and recently, a caller told a customer their electric service would be terminated unless the customer ...