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Bank robbery suspect waives hearing

Local News

PARKERSBURG — One week after allegedly robbing an area bank, the accused had a hearing in magistrate court on Tuesday. Jeremy Lane Cheeseman, 29, 127 Winding Heights Road, Parkersburg, in custody at the North Central Regional Jail, waived a preliminary hearing in Wood County Magistrate ...

Climate change talk planned

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PARKERSBURG — Jean Ambrose and Giulia Mannarino, vice chairmen of Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Action and recently certified members of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps, will debut “Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project,” a presentation on climate change effects and solutions, at Mid-Ohio ...

Citizen of the Year nominations accepted

Community News

MARIETTA – The Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2017 Gabe Zide Citizen of the Year. A committee of area service club representatives and other members that could include past honorees, the chamber president, a chamber board past chairman or current chairman ...

Teen of the Week: Bibbie loves to serve her school

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PARKERSBURG — Hamilton Middle School 8th-grader Kasie Bibbie is a leader at her school, a quality she hopes to eventually bring to a classroom of her own. The 14-year-old is Hamilton’s Student Council president, and said she works daily to help improve the school. “I started student ...

On the Record

News of Record

Wood Magistrate PARKERSBURG — On Jan. 16 the following reports were released from Wood County Magistrate Court: * Majed A. Maliki, 1404 12th Ave., Vienna, was released on $500 bond for disorderly conduct. * Jeremy D. Sargent, 44, 280 Ridgewood Drive, Apt. D, Marietta, was released on ...

Belpre BOE appoints Mike Miller

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BELPRE — The Belpre Board of Education has named Mike Miller as its newest member. Miller was appointed Monday to fill the vacancy left by former board member Bob Wallace, who did not run for re-election in November. Miller was one of three candidates who applied for the open seat. Miller ...

Feds reject sale of Pleasants Power Station

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PARKERSBURG — The sale of the Pleasants Power Station has been denied. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rejected the proposed purchase of the plant by Monongahela Power Co. and Potomac Edison Co. in a decision issued Friday. Mon Power’s 2015 Integrated Resource Plan, accepted ...

The photo of the cardinal by Sharon Carper of Parkersburg was purchased by Wild Birds Unlimited for its advertising and marketing. (Photo Provided)

Local photographer sells nature photos to Wild Birds Unlimited

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PARKERSBURG — A Parkersburg woman has sold two nature photos to a company that markets a nationwide line of bird seed and bird-related products. Sharon Carper, whose avocation is photography, in 2016 shot the photographs of a tufted titmouse and a male cardinal at her former residence on ...

The band The World is a Beautful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die will headline the Undercurrent Winter Festival in Marietta on Feb. 10. (Photo Provided)

Area talent headlines Undercurrent Winter Festival

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MARIETTA — The lineup is now set for the Undercurrent Winter Festival at Peoples Bank Theatre in Marietta next month. The festival, designed to showcase the area’s music talent, will be Feb. 9 and 10 at the Marietta theater, 222 Putnam St. The doors open at 6 p.m. Feb. 9 with music ...

The Hades Ladies, the Mid-Ohio Valley’s Roller Derby team, competes in a bout during league action. (Photo by Grath Photography & Design)

Roller Derby boot camp, games planned soon

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MARIETTA — Get your roller skates out. Roller Derby boot camp and competition are beginning soon. Roller Derby boot camp (open skate) will be held on Wednesdays at Marietta Roller Rink, 922 Front St., at the Washington County Fairgrounds Feb. 7, 21 and 28 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. No ...

Mom Prom tickets on sale Friday

Community News

PARKERSBURG — Tickets go on sale Friday for the fifth annual BrAva Mom Prom to benefit families impacted by childhood cancer. The event sponsored by BrAva Fight, a childhood cancer awareness and fundraising group, will be held April 27 in the Junior Fair Building at the Washington County ...

On the Record

News of Record

Wood County real estate transfers PARKERSBURG – The following real estate transfers were recorded between Jan. 2-5 in the office of the Wood County Clerk. * JD Developers LLC to Caleb H. Duty, lot 3 Stoneridge Estates addition, Williams district, $160,000. * Jean Park to Crystal N. ...

Judge sets bond for Parkersburg man who fled from police

Local News

PARKERSBURG — A Parkersburg man injured while trying to escape authorities after a high-speed pursuit Thursday was arraigned in Wood County Magistrate Court on Saturday. Jason Michael Bernard, 44, in custody at the North Central Regional Jail, was arraigned on charges of obstructing an ...

West Virginia auditor makes transparency push

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CHARLESTON — State Auditor John B. McCuskey has announced partnership with his office and the administrators, and members of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, to include posting of all the Court’s spending data on the State Auditor’s Office “OpenGov” transparency website ...

Courses on farming scheduled in Parkersburg

Local News

PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Beef Association and the WVU Extension Services will offering a series of Farmers Short Courses each week from Jan. 18 to March 22. The courses are open to the public and free of charge. Each session will start at 7 p.m. Thursdays in the Fort Boreman Room of the ...

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Members of local emergency crews prepare to recover the body of Robert Smith Jr. from Laurel Creek.

Man’s body recovered from Laurel Creek

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PARKERSBURG — About an hour after searches resumed recovery efforts Saturday, the body of a second passenger was found in a Jeep that was swept away by high waters along Laurel Creek on Friday. Wood County Sheriff Steve Stephens said the body of Robert Smith Jr., 56, was found by a member of ...

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Wood County Schools 2017-18 National Board Certified Teachers were honored last week by the Wood County Board of Education. The teachers are, from left, Whitney Dobson, Blennerhassett Elementary School; Janette Emrick, Martin Elementary School; Koral Fleming, Franklin Elementary; Sara Klesel, Parkersburg South High School; Lisa Smith, Blennerhassett Elementary; Alisha Smithberger-Nichols, Blennerhassett Middle School; and Tiffany Spellman, Fairplains Elementary.

Seven Wood County educators gain National Board Certification

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PARKERSBURG — Seven local teachers have achieved National Board Certification, bringing the county’s total to 101 nationally certified educators in Wood County Schools. The Wood County Board of Education last week recognized the teachers for achieving the certification, which places them ...