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Rights sold for C8 documentary ‘The Devil We Know’

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PARKERSBURG — A group has purchased the rights to a documentary about C8 contamination in local water systems. “The Devil We Know” was acquired by a coalition of media buyers represented by ro*co films of California. The documentary by Stephanie Soechtig, which premiered in January at ...

Parish Faith Missions Conference opening in Parkersburg

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PARKERSBURG — People who have come to Christ in the last 50 years are encouraged to attend the Parish Faith Missions Conference in Parkersburg this weekend, event organizers said. This year’s event, which starts tonight, marks the 50th year of “Giving to the Lord.” “We want people ...

Women’s Giving Circle awards funds in Marietta

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MARIETTA — A group of about 25 Marietta women decided last year to establish a new fund as part of the Marietta Community Foundation. On Thursday night, they gave away $7,000. Mighty Girl books, two new projects on prominent women, support for a children’s choir and help for new ...

Shooting suspect arrested

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PARKERSBURG — A man accused of shooting another individual last week in Parkersburg has been arrested, Police Chief Joe Martin said this morning. Michael David Enoch, 26, of 618 Reed St., Apt. 1, was arrested Wednesday afternoon on a charge of malicious wounding, Martin said. Enoch was ...

Effort selling West Virginia as ‘Almost Heaven’

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PARKERSBURG — A local tourism promotion group hopes to capitalize on a new campaign unveiled Wednesday by West Virginia officials. The “Almost Heaven” tourism campaign — which includes a photo by Sharon Carper of Parkersburg — is intended to encourage more visitors and money to ...

Students visit Parkersburg for Citizens in Action program

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PARKERSBURG — Students from all six Wood County public middle schools gathered Wednesday at the Parkersburg Municipal Building as part of the Citizens in Action program. Citizens in Action promotes civic awareness and community service in students grades 6-8. Wood County Schools’ five ...

Mid-Ohio Valley gardeners thrown by return of cold weather

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MARIETTA — Cold weather well into spring has created interesting situations for gardeners and farmers, but some are hoping that milder temperatures are on the way — to stay. “I think we’re about to turn the corner, but we’re not past the frost-free dates yet, so it remains to be ...

Wood County Board of Education to hold Saturday budget session

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PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Board of Education will hold a special session Saturday to receive presentations on department budgets. The board will meet from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Wood County Schools Central Office at 13th and Plum streets in Parkersburg. The meeting is open to the ...

Juvenile rescued from mud hole in Wood County

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PARKERSBURG — Members of the Parkersburg Fire Department, the Parkersburg Police Department and St. Joseph’s Ambulance Service worked for about 90 minutes to rescue a juvenile from a mud hole in a wooded area off Dudley Avenue Wednesday. Parkersburg Fire Capt. Brian Drake said the call ...

Marietta streets committee discusses Channel Lane slip

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MARIETTA — Marietta City Council’s Streets Committee discussed the Channel Lane slip Wednesday. City Engineer Joe Tucker explained to those present that he was seeking their blessing to apply for the Ohio Public Works Commission’s Emergency Program to fund the repair of the slip. ...

SW Resources artists to hold exhibit at Parkersburg Art Center

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PARKERSBURG — Windows of Opportunity featuring the work of the Marble Tree artists of SW Resources will open with a reception 2:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Parkersburg Art Center. Windows of Opportunity features Linda Alexander, Forest Ash, Charlene Dawson, Jenny Ferruso, Kristi Garrison and ...

Jazz, A Cappella concert slated at Marietta College

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MARIETTA — Marietta College’s Jazz Combo and Floodstage will team up for a spring Jazz and A Cappella concert - Can’t Stop that Feeling! - at 7:30 p.m. April 19. The performance, which is free and open to the public, will be in the Alma McDonough Auditorium. “This concert is a ...

Folk duo set to perform at Stuart’s Opera House

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NELSONVILLE, Ohio — The folk duo Anna & Elizabeth will perform 8 p.m. today at Stuart’s Opera House in Athens County. Anna & Elizabeth’s partnership pioneers new ways of presenting old songs and stories to modern audiences. The group has been together since 2011. Doors open 6 ...

Larry Bragg displaying art at Parkersburg WesBanco

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PARKERSBURG — The Larry Bragg Art Exhibit can be viewed at WesBanco Bank, 415 Market St., Parkersburg during regular business hours 9 a.m to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays. Larry Bragg has been painting in oil and acrylic for 50 years and is the owner of Main ...