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Suit over Justice’s residency moves forward

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CHARLESTON - A lawsuit brought by a member of the House of Delegates asking a judge to require Gov. Jim Justice reside in the state capital will continue on according to an order released Wednesday. Kanawha County Circuit Judge Charles King rejected a motion Wednesday by attorneys for Justice ...

Diocese hires auditor, lay group suspends campaign

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PARKERSBURG – A Catholic lay group has suspended its campaign to withhold donations to the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston after the archbishop Wednesday announced a new independent auditor has been appointed with among its first priorities being a "thorough audit of all diocese ...

Williamstown council weighs pay raise for city workers

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WILLIAMSTOWN — The proposed 50-cent raise for city workers, to go into effect retroactive to July 1, the beginning of the new fiscal year, passed on first reading at Tuesday’s Williamstown City Council meeting. This would increase everyone’s annual pay by $1,000, said council member ...

Horses part of therapy program for local students

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GUYSVILLE, Ohio — Ride with Pride has grown in its second year. This is an equine-assisted activities and therapy program for youth who receive physical and occupational therapies in educational settings. The program is held at Dutch Pines Equine in Guysville, Athens County. Jess ...

Marble King part of White House showcase

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From staff reports WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Paden City marble manufacturer represented West Virginia Monday at the White House in the Made in America Product Showcase. Marble King Inc. was selected to participate in the third annual showcase at the White House, which began Monday on the south ...

Vienna man pleads guilty to sexual abuse

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PARKERSBURG — Eric Marshall, 41, of 308 59th St., Vienna, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Wood County Circuit Court to sexual abuse by a parent, guardian or custodian, count two of the indictment. As part of the plea agreement, Marshall was dismissed on two counts of sexual abuse in the first ...

Warren BOE gets update on building program

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VINCENT — The Warren Local Schools Board of Education Monday approved a resolution for the removal of a gas line at the site where a school is being built. The board approved a resolution to allow Superintendent Kyle Newton to contract for the line’s removal. The district is building ...

Man arrested on prostitution charge involving a minor

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MARIETTA — Joe Eugene Robinson, 47, of 4570 Laurel Ridge Road, Lowell, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of compelling prostitution, said Washington County Sheriff’s Office. On May 23, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office’s Detective Bureau began an investigation into possible ...

Senators, interior secretary tour wildlife refuge center

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DAVIS, W.Va. — West Virginia’s two U.S. senators and the secretary of the Department of the Interior Monday toured the site of a new wildlife refuge visitors center at Davis. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito toured the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge Monday morning with ...

Bill directs study of storage hub

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WASHINGTON — A bill directing the Department of Energy to study the national and economic security benefits of a proposed Appalachian Storage Hub was passed out of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Tuesday. The Appalachian Energy for National Security Act was sponsored by ...

On the Record

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Wood Magistrate PARKERSBURG — Wood County Magistrate Court heard the following cases on July 16. * Tiffany McCune, 26, 506 29th St., Vienna, was arraigned on the charges of expired registration, no insurance and driving while suspended, a fourth offense. She was released on a $1,000 ...

Keeling hired as Belpre Elementary School principal

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BELPRE — The Belpre Board of Education has hired Lauren Keeling as the new principal of Belpre Elementary School. The board unanimously approved the appointment Monday evening. The three-year contract begins Aug. 1, but Keeling will start as principal at the school today. “I am so ...

Wood BOE meets tonight

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PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Board of Education meets tonight to approve personnel changes and a meeting schedule for the 2019-20 school year. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. today at the district’s 13th and Plum streets offices. The meeting is open to the public. ...

Vienna Hobby Lobby’s grand opening draws a crowd

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VIENNA — The wait is over for local fans of Hobby Lobby. Following a soft opening Friday, the new arts-and-crafts retailer held a ribbon-cutting Monday morning, with well over 100 people entering the store in the renovated Vienna Kmart building on Grand Central Avenue at 9 a.m. and more ...

Bee festival in Doddridge County this week

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WEST UNION – For the second year in a row, the Doddridge County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the annual Ephraim Bee Festival in West Union at the Cline Stansberry Stadium. The festival is named after Ephraim Bee, a prominent figure in Doddridge County history. “He was an early ...

Sheriff’s department warns of scam

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PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Sheriff’s Office on Monday issued a warning about a phone scam. At least two separate reports were made to the department, including from a victim who in an attempt to help someone they thought was a relative lost a few thousand dollars before they realized ...

Interstate fair opens today at Butcher Bend

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MINERAL WELLS — The 2019 West Virginia Interstate Fair and Exposition kicks off today and runs through Saturday at the fairgrounds on Butcher Bend Road near Mineral Wells. Today’s schedule includes: Senior Citizens Day ∫ 9 a.m.: 4-H Rabbit Show (Livestock Area) ∫ 10 a.m.: Still ...