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Parkersburg council makes appointments

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From staff reports PARKERSBURG — The leadership of Parkersburg City Council committees will remain unchanged in 2019. Council President Mike Reynolds announced appointments to the Finance, Personnel and Public Works committees, along with other posts during Tuesday’s council ...

Five Guys in Vienna closing

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From staff reports VIENNA — Before Hobby Lobby comes to the former Kmart shopping plaza in Vienna, another tenant is leaving. Five Guys Burgers and Fries will close at the end of the day today, according to an email received Wednesday from the company’s press office. No reason was ...

Wood BOE replaces prayer with moment of silence

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PARKERSBURG — Wood County Board of Education President Rick Olcott announced Tuesday the board would replace its traditional pre-meeting prayer with a moment of silence. The announcement came before the start of Tuesday evening’s board meeting. “We’ve always had an optional part of ...

Mayor Rapp: Vienna noise may have more than one source

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VIENNA — The mayor of Vienna said the source of the noise that has been bothering residents in Vienna may be coming from more than one source. Vienna Mayor Randy Rapp said he recently attended a meeting with Washington County Commissioners, management officials with the Eramet plant in ...

W.Va. Senate, House begin legislative session

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CHARLESTON — The first session of the 84th West Virginia Legislature kicked off at noon Wednesday with more than 300 bills introduced between the Senate and the House of Delegates. Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, was elected to a second term as the leader of the upper chamber. ...

Lawmakers giving up salaries during government shutdown

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PARKERSBURG – At least six local members of Congress from Ohio and West Virginia aren’t taking a salary while the government is in partial shut down. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Rep. Bill Johnson, ...

Report looks at PUB needs

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PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Utility Board received a report Wednesday on more than $20 million in potential upgrades and repairs to its water system. Over the next few months, the board and staff will be tasked with deciding which of those projects to pursue, in what order and how to pay ...

Wood Schools seeking Teacher of Year nominations

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From staff reports PARKERSBURG — Nominations are being accepted for the annual Wood County Schools Teacher of the Year. The public is encouraged to submit nominations for the 2020 Teacher of the Year. In past years nominations have come from schools or teachers who nominate themselves, but ...

Vienna official placed on administrative leave

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VIENNA — An administration official in the City of Vienna has been placed on leave while an investigation is conducted, officials said on Wednesday. Public Works Director Craig Metz was placed on leave last week. An investigation was requested as soon as allegations arose, Mayor Randy ...

WVU-P expands student count

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PARKERSBURG — Everyone who takes a class at West Virginia University at Parkersburg will be considered a student, whether in a degree program or taking a class to obtain job skills, officials said Wednesday. WVU-P President Chris Gilmer told the school’s Board of Governors that a task ...

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Chili Dinner PARKERSBURG — A chili and grilled cheese dinner will be 6 p.m. Friday at the Knights of Columbus at 1010 Market St. The event is open to the public. Call-in orders for takeout at 304-428-0331. Auction PARKERSBURG —American Legion Post 15 will hold an auction Sunday at the ...

Bluegrass stars to perform

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NELSONVILLE, Ohio — Award-winning bluegrass performers Rhonda Vincent and The Rage will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday at Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville. Tickets are $28 in advance and $33 at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets call 740-753-1924 or online at ...

Art installation to open Friday

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MARIETTA — “Veil: A Painting and Video Installation by Adrienne Tarver” will be on exhibit through April 20 at the Marietta College Art Department where an opening reception will be held 5-7 p.m. Friday. Adrienne Elise Tarver is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Brooklyn. ...

Kids’ art show displayed at Capitol

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CHARLESTON —The inaugural Almost Heaven Art Exhibition featuring the work of West Virginia students in grades K-12 will be on display outside the Governor’s Reception Room in the West Rotunda at the Capitol. The show is sponsored by the office of the governor and the Department of Arts, ...

Gingery exhibit at WesBanco

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PARKERSBURG — The Melony Gingery art exhibit may be viewed during January at WesBanco Bank, 415 Market St., Parkersburg. The exhibit hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gingery is an artist, sculptor and dreamer. Her art exhibit will ...

Wood BOE meeting continues during power outage

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PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Board of Education’s first meeting of 2019 was darker than expected Tuesday evening after a blown transformer knocked out power for a section of Parkersburg. About 20 minutes into Tuesday’s meeting at the Wood County Schools Central Office at 13th and ...

Parkersburg City Council approves pilot tree program

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PARKERSBURG — A pilot program to split the cost of removing potentially hazardous trees with property owners was approved Tuesday by Parkersburg City Council, but a proposal to do the same for commercial properties on sidewalk repair was sent to committee. Under the program, the city ...

Contour posts strong first month at airport

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Enplanements exceeded expectations in Contour Airlines’ first month of service at the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport. Airport Manager Glen Kelly said during Tuesday’s Wood County Airport Authority meeting that he’d projected 270 enplanements based on ticket sales ...

Delegates seek U.S. Supreme Court review of impeachment decision

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia House of Delegates wants the U.S. Supreme Court to take a look at an opinion that put a stop to impeachment trials against justices of the state Supreme Court of Appeals. House Speaker Roger Hanshaw, R-Clay, announced Tuesday evening that the House filed a ...

Parkersburg High breezes by rival South

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PARKERSBURG — PHS forward Shay-Lee Kirby had seen enough. With her top-ranked Big Reds trailing rival and No. 10 ranked Parkersburg South by eight early in the third quarter, the Austin Peay commit decided PHS was not dropping a home game to the Patriots. Her personal 9-0 scoring ...