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School violence focus of Washington County training seminar

Local News

BEVERLY — Seventy-five administrators from every school district in Washington and Noble counties, along with area law enforcement officials, gathered in Beverly on Monday to discuss new methods of defining threats from students, and how to respond. Fort Frye Local Schools hosted the ...

Coats for Kids campaign looks to help kids stay warm

Community News

MARIETTA — An annual project to provide warm outerwear for children and families in need is ready to go into operation. Coats for Kids will offer free coats, hats, gloves and scarves for children of all ages starting the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 27. Lisa Valentine, a project ...

WVU Medicine hospitals among ‘Most Wired’

Business

PARKERSBURG — HealthCare’s Most Wired, now in its 20th year, traditionally tracked the adoption of healthcare IT in hospitals and health systems. The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives took over the Most Wired program and revised the survey questions and methodology ...

Crews at Avery Street fire

Local News

The Parkersburg Fire Department is at the scene of a fire in the 800 block of Avery St. near the intersection. Intersections in the area were closed were traffic.

Vicksburg, Miss., second-grader creates conference butterfly logo

Local News

PARKERSBURG — A second-grader from Vicksburg, Miss., was honored Friday at West Virginia University at Parkersburg for creating a logo for the National Institutes for Historically-Underserved Students conference. Harmony Vaughan, 7, created a butterfly logo using melted crayons. Her ...

Floodwall fee on Tuesday Parkersburg City Council agenda

Local News

PARKERSBURG — City Council will consider the first reading of an ordinance eliminating the floodwall fee on Tuesday. During a special meeting on Oct. 29, council amended a budget revision involving the carryover from fiscal year 2017-18 to allocate $80,000 to the stabilization fund. ...

Salvation Army outlines activities for Wood County commissioners

Local News

PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Salvation Army offers a variety of assistance to many different types of people in the community. Major Matthew Riley, who has commanded the Parkersburg Salvation Army for over two years, appeared before the Wood County Commission recently to discuss what the ...

Wood County crash sends two to hospital

Local News

ROCKPORT — Around 7 p.m. Friday, a white Ford Focus crashed while heading north on Interstate 77 in southern Wood County. The crash occurred at mile marker 164, near the Rockport exit. The driver lost control of the vehicle while taking a right hand curve in wet road conditions, said Deputy ...

Special session called to impeach Justice Loughry

Local News

CHARLESTON — Allen Loughry, justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, is about to be impeached for a second time. Gov. Jim Justice issued a proclamation Friday afternoon calling the West Virginia Legislature into special session Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 10 a.m. Unlike the previous ...

West Virginia Senate files petition for rehearing on Workman case

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Senate is calling on the state Supreme Court of Appeals to fix a decision that has caused a constitutional crisis between the legislative and judicial branches. Attorneys for the Senate filed a petition for rehearing Nov. 5 after an all-appointed circuit judge ...

Sen. Capito visits Sistersville Elementary School

Local News

SISTERSVILLE — U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., was at Sistersville Elementary School Thursday hosting one of her Girls Rise Up events. This is Capito’s 16th Girls Rise Up event overall but her first in Tyler County. Capito launched Girls Rise Up in 2015 after she became the ...

Veteran, barber reflects on life

Local News

FOLSOM, W.Va. — Army veteran, former barber and Folsom, Wetzel County resident Sam Lively was born July 28, 1927. He recently shared some of his memories and lessons he has learned through his decades of life. Lively was one of 12 children and graduated from Smithfield High School in ...

Marietta church, rehab form unique partnership

Community News

MARIETTA — God’s mysterious ways put Ryan Miller’s new church and its congregation of 45 in an obscure corner of an industrial park on the eastern edge of Marietta two years ago. It was several months before the first worshipper from the rehab clinic across the highway came through the ...

Blennerhassett Middle School opens media, technology center

Local News

PARKERSBURG — Blennerhassett Middle School’s new science and technology classes are in full swing thanks in part to a newly renovated media and technology center. This past summer, officials began a major overhaul and construction project on the school’s former library. This fall, the ...

Vienna City Council approves budget revisions

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VIENNA — Vienna City Council on Thursday approved the budget revisions sent by the finance committee. There will be a transfer of $8,450 from contingency to fix a tractor with an engine problem, $1,000 from the Park Fund to account for $1,000 cut from the Park Materials budget to pay for ...