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Parkersburg Art Center to open new exhibit

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PARKERSBURG — Professional artists from all over West Virginia and Ohio will have their works on display at the Parkersburg Art Center in an exhibit opening Sunday. The showing kicks off with an opening reception and awards ceremony from 1:30-3:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend this ...

ArtsLink to kick off programs Friday

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NEW MARTINSVILLE — ArtsLink has a pair of programs coming up. ArtsLink’s Coffeehouse Series will kick off Friday with a concert by The Psychonauts band with local singer/guitarists Kalob Byers and Keith Butcher. The free concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. on the lawn of the Francis Creative ...

Missoula Children’s Theatre holding ‘Snow White’ auditions

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MARIETTA — Peoples Bank Theatre will be welcoming back Missoula Children’s Theatre for a production of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” featuring local school-age children. The production begins with auditions on Monday, and culminates with a pair of performances on July 28 at 3 p.m. ...

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Williamstown Ice Cream Social WILLIAMSTOWN — The 74th annual Williamstown Volunteer Fire Department Ice Cream Social will be 6 p.m. Friday at Tomlinson Park. There will be hot dogs, pop, coffee, popcorn, cakes, pies and ice cream. A limited number of half-gallon ice cream containers will be ...

Recovering addicts share their stories at forum

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MARIETTA  — Gasps filled the room as one attendee shared the tale of a child affected by the opioid epidemic Tuesday. “My brother’s cute, he’ll get adopted,” she recalled. “That’s the hopelessness we’re hearing, others are being torn from their home and being sold for sex ...

Jason Ward hired as principal at Williamstown High School

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PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Board of Education on Tuesday hired Jason Ward as the new principal of Williamstown High School. Ward replaces Principal Pat Peters, who retired earlier this month after health issues took him out of the position for most of the 2017-18 school ...

Police and fire fees revisited?

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PARKERSBURG — Some property owners experiencing sticker shock now that the city’s police fee has doubled and the fire fee rose 95 percent want Parkersburg officials to revisit the mechanism for funding increased pension costs. And some city leaders are open to the idea. Council approved ...

West Virginia’s GOP endorses anti-abortion measure

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PARKERSBURG — The West Virginia Republican Party has endorsed the anti-abortion Amendment 1 to be decided in the November general election, but tabled a resolution supporting the impeachment of state officials. The state party executive committee Saturday met in Wheeling where it re-elected ...

Police seek armed robbery suspect

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The Wood County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery Tuesday morning at a gambling establishment. A man at about 11 a.m. at Must Be 21 to Enter, 245 Elizabeth Pike, Mineral Wells, brandished a weapon and demanded money, Sheriff Steve Stephens said. The clerk complied and ...

SBA chief McMahon visits W.Va. businesses

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SOUTH CHARLESTON — The voice for small businesses in the Trump administration paid a second visit to the Mountain State Tuesday to hear directly from business owners. Linda McMahon, administrator for the U.S Small Business Administration (SBA), paid a visit to an SBA office in Clarksburg as ...

Williamstown council passes two ordinances

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Two ordinances, one regarding sewer use and the other pay raises, passed their first readings Tuesday at the city council meeting. Blaine Myers, city attorney, said the amendment to the ordinance for sewer use and storm water management eliminates the classification of ...

Another charge brought against Justice Loughry

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CHARLESTON — Mere days before lawmakers continue looking into the impeachment process against justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, an additional federal charge was brought against Justice Allen Loughry. In a press release Tuesday afternoon, the office of the U.S. Attorney ...

Wood County grand jury indicts 18

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PARKERSBURG — On Tuesday the Wood County grand jury released 18 indictments from a special session, said Wood County Prosecutor Patrick Lefebure. Those indicted were: * Austin Mason Adkins, 19, in custody at North Central Regional Jail, and James Michael Vandergrift, 35, 2906 29th St., Apt. ...

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Washington Sheriff MARIETTA — The Washington County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports July 16: July 12 * Deputy Jones began an investigation in Newport Township in reference to identity fraud. This case remains under investigation. * Deputy Johnson and the Warren ...

Second Your Voice MOV forum discusses opioid addictions

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BELPRE — The second of three forums to discuss opioids and addiction issues was held Monday evening in Belpre. Your Voice MOV held a meeting at the Belpre Masonic Lodge on Putnam Howe Drive which drew about 30 people, including doctors, businesspeople, volunteers, residents and some who ...

Sheriff investigating armed robbery, seeks ID from photos

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PARKERSBURG – The Wood County Sheriff's Office is investigating an armed robbery Tuesday morning at a local gambling establishment. A man at about 11 a.m. at Must Be 21 to Enter, 245 Elizabeth Pike, Mineral Wells, brandished a weapon and demanded money, Sheriff Steve Stephens said. The ...

Wood BOE to vote tonight on new WHS principal

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PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Board of Education meets tonight to hire a new principal for Williamstown High School. The board meets at 6:30 p.m. today at Wood County Schools central office on 13th and Plum streets in Parkersburg. The meeting is open to the public. Those wishing to address ...

Belpre BOE reviews school starting dates

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BELPRE — On a sweltering July evening, the Belpre Board of Education reviewed the timeline for the start of the 2018-19 school year. Temperatures reached the high-80s Monday with high humidity as the board met in the gymnasium of the Stone Administration building with only a handful of ...

Stephens: State takes over holding center Aug. 1

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PARKERSBURG — The official handover of the Wood County Holding Center to the state Division of Corrections will occur on Aug. 1. Wood County Sheriff Steve Stephens told the Wood County Commission of the date at Monday’s meeting. The Wood County Commission has been negotiating with the ...