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Glenville State College aims to impact Wood County teacher shortages

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GLENVILLE — Glenville State College and Wood County Schools are partnering to help address teacher shortages in critical areas. In a press release Thursday, Glenville State College announced the “Home Grown” program, which uses “coordinated college and public school partnerships ... to ...

Marietta targets blighted properties

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MARIETTA — Ten blighted, vacant and/or abandoned properties are the target of potential court action this year in Marietta. Marietta City Council’s Finance Committee met jointly with Planning, Zoning, Annexation and Housing Committee Thursday and both chairmen announced the placement of ...

What’s Next MOV discusses opioid crisis with Wood County Commission

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PARKERSBURG — Addiction is something that affects the entire community, whether people deal with it directly or not, representatives of a community action group told Wood County officials Thursday. Representatives from What’s Next MOV appeared before the Wood County Commission Thursday to ...

Wood County officials approve annexation

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PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Commission approved an annexation of multiple properties for the City of Parkersburg and set a de-annexation hearing for the City of Vienna. “We have an annexation and a de-annexation on the same agenda which is quite rare,” Commission President Blair Couch ...

Washington County mulling low-cost housing for senior citizens

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MARIETTA — A plan to provide additional low-cost apartments for senior citizens in Washington County is in its early planning stages, Washington County Commissioners were told Thursday. Flite Freimann, director of Washington County Department of Job and Family Services, said his plan ...

EPA announces chemical compounds action plan

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WASHINGTON — The first nationwide action plan addressing contamination from the PFAS flourinated compounds was announced Thursday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Action Plan will identify short-term solutions and long-term strategies for clean and safe drinking and to ...

Parkersburg Art Center to exhibit works by Virginia Killian

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PARKERSBURG — Over 60 pieces of artwork created by local artist Virginia Killian will go on exhibit at the Parkersburg Art Center on Sunday and remain on display through March 16. The opening for this exhibit is Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. Killian is a local artist, art instructor and ...

Arizona man pleads guilty to drug charge in Project Parkersburg case

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CHARLESTON — An Arizona man who was arrested in Project Parkersburg, a major takedown and dismantling of a multi-state drug trafficking organization responsible for distributing methamphetamine and heroin, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, United ...

Neighbors help woman escape Parkersburg house fire

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PARKERSBURG — A Parkersburg woman was able to escape from a house fire Wednesday morning. Parkersburg Fire Department responded to 1072 40th St. at around 9 a.m. to a report of a structure fire. Parkersburg Fire Chief Jason Matthews said crews arrived on scene to heavy smoke coming from the ...

House passes education bill

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CHARLESTON - The West Virginia House of Delegates passed a shrunk-down education reform package Thursday, sending it back to the Senate and a likely conference committee to iron out differences. The House passed Senate Bill 451, the education omnibus bill, 71-29 during its Thursday floor ...

Mid-Ohio Valley business leaders meet with lawmakers in Charleston

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CHARLESTON — Local business leaders met with state elected officials in Charleston this week. The Chamber of Commerce of the Mid-Ohio Valley held its annual MOV Chamber Day at the West Virginia Capitol in Charleston with around 25 Chamber members traveling to Charleston and interacting with ...

No injuries reported in Nash Street fire

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PARKERSBURG — No one was injured in the house fire at 2507 Nash St. around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Parkersburg Fire Chief Jason Matthews said. Matthews said the fire was burning on the left side of the house inside a bedroom. The cause is still under investigation. “It took 10 minuets to ...

Marietta City Council hears traffic study results

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MARIETTA — The question of whether or not to temporarily close Butler Street for 30 days now rests with Marietta Mayor Joe Matthews. Wednesday Marietta City Council, city administration and more than 75 members of the public attended a Council Streets Committee meeting to hear the ...

Parkersburg man injured in Washington County crash

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NEWPORT — A Parkersburg man was taken to the hospital after a single-car accident on Ohio 7 near Newport in Washington County Wednesday. At approximately 7:42 a.m., Jesse Hilverding, 31, was driving southbound on Ohio 7 near mile marker 41 when he lost control of his vehicle, drove off the ...

Smoot Theatre to present ‘Madeline and the Bad Hat’

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PARKERSBURG — The Smoot Theatre will be presenting “Madeline and the Bad Hat” on Friday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. The Smoot Theatre will present ArtsPower National Touring Theatre’s musical that captures the blithe yet touching spirit of Ludwig Bemelmans’ much loved Madeline ...

WesBanco hosting Judy Mattson Reed art exhibit

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PARKERSBURG — Judy Mattson Reed has been painting as long as she can remember. The Judy Mattson Reed watercolor exhibit will be on display at WesBanco Bank, 415 Market St. during February. The exhibit may be viewed during regular business hours of Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 ...

‘Fool for Love’ taking stage at Marietta College

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MARIETTA — The Theatre at Marietta College will to present “Fool for Love” by Sam Shepard, directed by Marietta College student Madison Roe and featuring Jeff Walker, Sam Bartlett, Sam Bidwell and Morgan Scritchfield. A critical and popular success, the Winner of the Obie Award is a ...