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Wood County students complete online math, English programs

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PARKERSBURG — Four VanDevender Middle School students have been recognized by the Wood County Board of Education for completing their grade-level i-Ready programs in math and English language arts. Four students were honored at last week’s school board meeting for completing the online ...

Parkersburg City Council votes to swap Long Tom cannon

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PARKERSBURG — A trade involving a Civil War-era siege cannon at City Park passed at the Parkersburg City Council meeting on Tuesday. Long Tom, the cannon at City Park, is to be traded to the Wood County Commission for part of Bicentennial Park between the city building and courthouse that ...

Calhoun Sheriff’s Department receives donated vehicles

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GRANTSVILLE — Two vehicles were recently donated to the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department. On Oct. 14, the town of Clendenin in Kanawha County gifted a 2012 Ford Expedition to the department, according to Calhoun County Sheriff Jeff Starcher. Mike Stout, city councilman, was ...

Three local students among winners in art contest

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CHARLESTON — Three students from elementary schools in Williamstown, Vienna and Kenna were among the 20 winners in the Student Artist Series Thank a Veteran contest sponsored by the wife of the governor. The contest challenged third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students in West Virginia to ...

Tom Phillips honored by YMCA

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PARKERSBURG — The YMCA of Parkersburg, along with Parkersburg Cardiology Associates, WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center and Chemours, hosted the Heart of Our Community Dinner to recognize Tom Phillips as the 2019 Heart of Our Community Award recipient on Nov. 5 at Grand Pointe ...

Money being raised for WVU Marching Band facility

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MORGANTOWN — An institution at West Virginia University for more than 100 years, the Mountaineer Marching Band will one day have a home of its own. WVU and alumni are working together to pursue a practice facility for the 330-member West Virginia University Mountaineer Marching Band. The ...

Local writers contribute to Ohio River anthology

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LOVELAND, Ohio — Riparian, an anthology of poems, short prose and photography inspired by the Ohio River, has been published by Dos Madres Press. The anthology contains work by 60 artists, including some from this region, and was edited by two of Thomas More University’s distinguished ...

Weekend Brown Bag Program sees success

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PARKERSBURG — The Mission Ministry of New Hope Baptist Church, 1777 Rosemar Road, has been a financial supporter of the GFWC Parkersburg Woman’s Club Week-End Brown Bag Program for several years with other ministries in the Parkersburg-Vienna area. When the Vacation Bible School ...

On the Record

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Wood Magistrate PARKERSBURG — Wood County Magistrate Court heard the following cases Nov. 12: * Lisa Yvette Taylor, 33, 1308 Myrtle, St., Parkersburg, was arraigned on an obstruction charge and was released on a $1,000 surety bond. * Eric Patrick Townsend, 39, 312 Red Hill Road, ...

Four injured in Ohio 339 collision

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BELPRE — A head-on collision Monday between two vehicles on Ohio 339 outside of Belpre sent for people to the hospital with serious injuries, including two infants. The collision occurred shortly before 2 p.m. Monday, said Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper T.M. Gossett. A 2017 Nissan Rogue ...

Vietnam veterans receive special recognition in pinning ceremony

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CHARLESTON — For several veterans of the Vietnam War, Veterans Day was not just about celebrating their service to the country, but receiving extra recognition for an unpopular war. In a ceremony Monday at the Four Points Sheraton in Charleston, 19 Vietnam veterans were awarded the ...

Phones back online for Wood County Schools

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PARKERSBURG — Phones have been restored and most offices in the Wood County School System will have Internet access today after a nearly week-long technology shutdown caused by a computer virus, the superintendent said on Monday. Crews have been working since Wednesday to detect and remove ...

Crowd turns out for Veterans Day in City Park

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PARKERSBURG — Veterans Day is a special day for those who served and for a thankful nation that appreciates their service, the featured speaker said at a Veterans Day event Monday at Parkersburg City Park. A parade marched from Parkersburg High School down to the Veterans Memorial Plaza ...

WVU at Parkersburg honors veterans at ceremony

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PARKERSBURG — West Virginia University at Parkersburg honored veterans at its Veterans Day ceremony Monday afternoon as the kickoff for Troops’ Week. The ceremony included posting the colors by Parkersburg South High School Air Force JROTC, the singing of the national anthem by WVU ...

Vienna observes Veterans Day

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VIENNA — People can honor veterans by making their community worth living in, the featured speaker Monday at the annual Veterans Day observance in Vienna said. Scott Kirby, a Vienna native, is the state commandant of the West Virginia Marine Corps League. “Without veterans, we ...

Marietta marks Veterans Day

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MARIETTA — Marching in tandem to the beat of Marietta High School’s Wall of Sound, honor guards, Civil War reenactors and veterans from all of the U.S. Armed Forces filed down Putnam Street to the memorials in East Muskingum Park Monday. “To participate in something like this is ...

Gubernatorial candidate Jody Murphy to hold first public event

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PARKERSBURG — A Democratic candidate for governor of West Virginia will hold his first public reception next week in Parkersburg. “An Evening with Jody Murphy” featuring Jody Murphy of Parkersburg will be held 7 p.m. Monday at the Knights of Columbus, 1010 Market St. The meet-and-greet ...

Hoblitzell named Belpre safety-service director

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BELPRE — The city of Belpre has a new safety-service director beginning today. At Monday’s meeting of Belpre City Council, Mayor Mike Lorentz introduced Connie Hoblitzell as the new safety-service director replacing Ron Cross, who resigned in August for new employment. Hoblitzell, of ...

Washington County grand jury issues indictments

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MARIETTA  — Three local men were recently indicted for sexual offenses against juveniles by a Washington County grand jury. Stephen “Matt” Snider, 39, of 801 Talbot St., Belpre, was indicted on six counts of gross sexual imposition, all third-degree felonies. The indictments stem from ...