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Throwdown for the Pound benefit slated in Marietta

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MARIETTA — Twice a year people come together in Marietta for a gathering to help our furry friends avoid neglect and mistreatment, in an event that also includes plenty of bodyslams and family wrestling entertainment. This Saturday at 6:30 p.m. in the Marietta Middle School gymnasium, Remix ...

Pleasants County Agricultural Fair scaled back

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PARKERSBURG — Another event this weekend has been affected by weather and high water on the Ohio River. Parts of the Pleasants County Agricultural Fair will go on while other parts will not, Traci Brammer, program assistant for the Pleasants County Agricultural Youth Fair, said on ...

Bransfield resigns, temporary head named

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PARKERSBURG – Pope Francis Thursday named a temporary head of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston where Bishop Michael Bransfield resigned and is under investigation for sexual harrassment against adults. Francis appointed Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore as the Apostolic Administrator ...

State releases schools accountability scorecard

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PARKERSBURG - The West Virginia Department of Education and state Board of Education have released the West Virginia Schools Balanced Scorecard Thursday as part of West Virginia's School Accountability System. Initial data shows the majority of area schools only partially meeting standards in ...

Full-time enrollment down at West Virginia University at Parkersburg

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PARKERSBURG — The enrollment at West Virginia University at Parkersburg is down for full-time enrollment. West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors member Donna Smith gave an enrollment report at the board’s monthly meeting Wednesday. The trend is due to the fact that ...

Hurricane Florence remnants could hit southeast Ohio

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PARKERSBURG — As models come more sharply into focus, forecasters say the remnants of Hurricane Florence could reach the area — specifically southeast Ohio — as early as Sunday. “Late in the weekend or early next week,” said meteorologist Ray Young, with the National Weather ...

Wood County gets grant to purchase voting machines

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PARKERSBURG — Wood County was approved for a grant to help replace its aging voting machines. The West Virginia State Election Commission on Tuesday approved $6,535,478.96 in grant funding to 41 of the state’s 55 counties that applied for financial support to improve election ...

Launchpad opens today at Parkersburg Art Center

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PARKERSBURG — Ten entrepreneurs will pitch their businesses today at the third annual Launchpad. Participants will make presentations in hopes of receiving a $5,000 prize to develop their business. Organized by the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Council, the Pleasants County Area Chamber of ...

Marietta City Council updated on Harmar Hill projects

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MARIETTA  — On Wednesday Marietta City Council heard updates on Harmar Hill projects slated for 2019. The two projects concern Lancaster Street’s drainage concerns but not only from a topside perspective. “We’re also planning for the replacement of the water lines beneath,” ...

Costume designer Matt Van Dyne remembers Wetzel County roots

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PINE GROVE, W.Va. — Despite years of designing clothing for the Hollywood elite, Matt Van Dyne is adamant: he never has forgotten his roots, and he never will. Van Dyne will return to his native Pine Grove in Wetzel County for Saturday’s Shortline Alumni banquet. He will serve as this ...

Marietta College Oratorio Chorus prepares ‘Messiah’

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MARIETTA — The Marietta College Oratorio Chorus, composed of residents, is rehearsing Monday evenings in preparation for the annual performance in December of Handel’s “Messiah.” Rehearsals are 7-9 p.m. Mondays in room 217 of the Hermann Fine Arts Center. Experience is not required ...

Heritage Day to be held Saturday in Belpre

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BELPRE — The Belpre Historical Society will be holding its annual Heritage Day event a little earlier this year, moving the event from early October to mid-September. The Belpre Heritage Day will be 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Belpre’s Farmers Castle Museum at 509 Ridge Street, Belpre. ...

W.P. Snyder Jr. to be rechristened Saturday

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MARIETTA — After nearly 11 years of restoration, the W.P. Snyder Jr. is finally ready for the public to see the history within its bulkheads. This Saturday from 11:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ohio River Museum, the Friends of the Museum will be celebrating the re-christening of the W.P. Snyder ...

Hard rockers Pop Evil to perform in Marietta

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MARIETTA — Chart-topping rock band Pop Evil will perform 7-11:30 p.m. Saturday at the Adelphia Music Hall in an event that will include an auction to benefit the Todd Stubbe Dream Foundation. Former area resident Ric DeRubeis, co-owner of Roxoff Entertainment, said he initially put the show ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Players to hold several events

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MARIETTA — The Mid-Ohio Valley Players will have a couple of events coming up in the next two weeks. There will be a free Mid Ohio Valley Players youth theater workshop on Sept. 17, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Players Theatre, 229 Putnam St., in Marietta. The workshop is for all ...

Art exhibit on display at downtown Parkersburg Wesbanco

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PARKERSBURG — The Dayne Thomas art exhibit will be on display at WesBanco Bank during the entire month of September. The exhibit can be viewed at 415 Market Street during regular business hours of Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and on Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thomas is from a ...

Belpre man pleads guilty to domestic violence

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MARIETTA — A Belpre man with a history of domestic violence pleaded guilty to another count in Washington County Common Pleas Court Wednesday. Joshua Gibson, 35, of 2200 Hill St., Belpre, pleaded guilty to domestic violence, a fourth-degree felony, and was sentenced to 90 days in jail and ...

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Evergreen Series MARIETTA— The Cashore Marionettes will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Graham Auditorium at Washington State Community College. The Cashore Marionettes are the creation of designer and puppeteer Joseph Cashore. The free performance is a series of scenes taken from ...