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Highmark announces new drug contract

Business

PARKERSBURG — Highmark has announced a new contract for a drug for patients with diabetes. To address high prescription drug costs, Highmark announced an outcomes-based contract with Boehringer Ingelheim for Jardiance (empagliflozin), an oral medicine to lower blood sugar in adults with type ...

Marietta chiropractor marks 25 years of business

Business

MARIETTA — Changing people’s minds about chiropractic care and its benefits is what got Dr. Jeffrey Dexter interested in opening his own practice in 1993. Providing an integrated practice that incorporates chiropractic medicine, physical therapy, massage therapy and focus on patient care ...

Pennsboro Volunteer Fire Department purchases extrication equipment

Local News

PENNSBORO — A grant to the Pennsboro Volunteer Fire Department has enabled the agency to purchase extrication equipment. The department received $7,000 from the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation for the purchase of a combi-tool for the rescue division. The device was delivered on Monday ...

Belpre Homecoming Festival announces acts

Community News

BELPRE — The entertainment at this year’s Belpre Homecoming Festival will feature a mixture of old and new music. The 86th annual Belpre Homecoming Festival will be Aug. 2-4 at Civitan Park in Belpre, with three days of entertainment, rides and other activities and attractions. Chuck ...

Officials look at trees in Marietta’s Muskingum Park

Local News

MARIETTA — A city official has responded to a former councilman’s warning a tree in Muskingum Park is a safety hazard. The safety department and the tree commission are doing what they can within the constraints of budget and resources to remove hazardous trees, Safety-Service Director ...

Reader’s Theater gives boost to seniors at O’Neill Center

Local News

MARIETTA — Seniors involved in theater improve their cognitive and social abilities. Acting helps people express their emotions, does not require previous training and increases social interactions, according to the National Institute on Aging. It is the perfect way for seniors to be social ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Players to hold pledge drive

Community News

MARIETTA — The Mid-Ohio Valley Players will kick off its fifth annual pledge drive on July 21. The fundraiser generally raises $5,000 for the organization as volunteers spend two days calling supporters and members asking for donations of $25 or more. The pledge drive will wrap up Aug. ...

Police seek accident victim’s name

Local News

PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Sheriff's Office is seeking assistance in identifying a pedestrian killed in an accident early Saturday morning on Interstate 77 at Parkersburg. Sgt. Brett Pickens said the accident happened at 4:46 a.m. Saturday on I-77 at milepost 177.4 just north of the U.S. ...

Mitch Carmichael addresses Mountaineer Breakfast Club

Local News

PARKERSBURG — Four years with a Republican majority in the Legislature, the spring teachers strike and more were discussed when West Virginia Senate President Mitch Carmichael addressed the Mountaineer Breakfast Club Friday. But one topic Carmichael, R-Jackson, declined to go into was the ...

West Virginia districts target synthetic opioids

Local News

PARKERSBURG — The U.S. Attorney’s Offices for the Southern and Northern districts of West Virginia are among 10 districts around the country to launch a program targeting synthetic opioids. Operation Synthetic Opioid Surge seeks to reduce the supply of deadly synthetic opioids in high ...

Drug court returns to Washington County

Local News

MARIETTA — Funding is in place to install a drug court in the Washington County Court of Common Pleas by year’s end, and it will mark the first time the specialized court has been in the county in a decade. A previous court ran from 2004 to 2008 before funds dried up. The court focuses on ...

Vienna increases recycling fee by 35 cents

Local News

VIENNA — In a unanimous vote, Vienna City Council on Thursday amended the ordinance on the city’s recycling collection fee. Mayor Randy Rapp said the new contract for the recycling was awarded to the low bidder, which happens to be the current recycling hauler, Haul Away Trash of Mineral ...

West Virginia AG: Lawsuit brings drug policy reform

Local News

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said his lawsuit against the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration caused sweeping reform to national drug policy. The DEA, as a direct result of the lawsuit, sent a finalized rule to the Federal Register requiring greater input and ...

Wood County Democrats meeting today

Local News

PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Democratic Party Executive Committee will hold its first Policy and Community Group Forum 9 a.m.-noon today in the basement of the First United Methodist Church, 1001 Juliana St. Local experts, candidates and representatives from community groups will make ...

Woman pleads not guilty to harming animals

Local News

MARIETTA — A woman accused of locking up a dog and a cat in a house in Salem Township and then abandoning the animals pleaded not guilty Friday morning at an arraignment in Washington County Common Pleas Court. Alexis Moore, 33, was released by Judge Mark Kerenyi on a recognizance bond, with ...

Marietta marks anniversary of Northwest Ordinance of 1787

Community News

MARIETTA — Every year Marietta pays homage to the Northwest Ordinance of 1787, a visionary document which established the governing framework for the new territory north of the Ohio River, east of the Mississippi and south of the Great Lakes. It was a vast territory, and Marietta was its ...