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Hosaflook: Wood Schools exceeds state test average

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PARKERSBURG — Initial scores for the West Virginia General Summative Assessment show Wood County Schools exceeding state averages in both reading and math at every grade level. Superintendent Will Hosaflook presented a brief overview of the scores during Tuesday’s Wood County Board of ...

River rising: Wood County awaits arrival of Florence

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PARKERSBURG — The area could experience minor flooding after a few days of rain, but officials are looking at what impacts Hurricane Florence could have once it makes landfall in the Carolinas later this week. “The phrase of the day is ‘Be Prepared,’” said Wood County 911 Director ...

Trump: America will never submit to tyranny

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SHANKSVILLE, Pa. — Thousands of visitors sat in near silence Tuesday morning in Somerset County, as a pair of bells rang out with dramatic chimes. They rang 40 times, sounding to honor the passengers and crew members, who died when United Flight 93 plummeted into a vacant reclaimed strip ...

West Virginia Senate sets impeachment trial dates

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CHARLESTON – Despite an attempt by House members to propose a deal to let two justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals off the hook, all sitting justices will face trial in October and November, as well as a justice who resigned last month. The West Virginia Senate met as a ...

Wirt man sentenced to 12 years in federal prison

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CHARLESTON — A Wirt County man was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison Tuesday for child pornography and a firearms offense, United States Attorney Mike Stuart said. Dusten Shawn Cottrell, 40, of Palestine previously pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography and being a prohibited ...

5 indicted in connection with Athens County man’s death

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ATHENS, Ohio – Five people have been indicted in connection with the kidnapping and murder of a Shade, Ohio, man. Benjamin Cochran, 29, of The Plains; William Milam, 32, of Nelsonville; and Ronald Smith, 35, of Shade, were each indicted by an Athens County Grand Jury Monday on charges of ...

Sen. Portman joins Barker House talk

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NEWPORT TWP. —One of the top endangered historic sites in Ohio had a visit Tuesday that could lead to some federal support. U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, joined the Friends of the Barker House board to discuss not only the significance of the Judge Joseph Barker Jr. House located on Ohio 7 ...

Volunteers, donors support substation

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PARKERSBURG — A little over $2,000 in city funds has been used for work at the Parkersburg Police substation on Blizzard Drive since it opened last fall, Police Chief Joe Martin said, but volunteers and donors have made contributions on top of that. The 1,200-square-foot former south ...

Attorney seeks to remove Jenkins from ballot

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PARKERSBURG — An attorney from Clay County is seeking to remove a candidate from the ballot in a special election for the West Virginia Supreme Court. In a petition to the state Supreme Court, Wayne King said Evan Jenkins’ law license was voluntarily made inactive from Dec. 2, 2014, until ...

Asthma sufferer Consolo to run in Marietta’s half marathon

Community News

MARIETTA — In its third year, the Marietta McDonald’s Half Marathon this Saturday will welcome a unique and inspiring competitor. Kitty Consolo has suffered from lifelong asthma but, paradoxically, is also a champion marathon runner. She’s coming to Marietta for the 10K, along with her ...

Never forget: Residents remember 9-11 at PHS, WVU-P ceremonies

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PARKERSBURG — “We shall not forget.” West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety Secretary Jeff Sandy asked those gathered at West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s 9-11 Memorial Ceremony Tuesday to recite those words after listing the numbers of injured and ...

Red Cross preparing for hurricane flooding

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PARKERSBURG — West Virginia dodged one bullet, but another is on its way. Last week the American Red Cross Northwest West Virginia Region made preparations for the impact of Hurricane Gordon, said Executive Director Sharon Kesselring. Gordon passed and so did the flooding threat, she ...

Wood Magistrate

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PARKERSBURG — Wood County Magistrate Court released the following reports Sept. 10: • Megan Kirina Mader, 20, of 17 Campbell St., Athens, Ohio, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, less than 15 grams of marijuana, and received a sentence of probation. Charges of no ...

Washington Sheriff

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MARIETTA — The Washington County Sheriff’s Department released the following reports on Sept. 6. The following subjects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Sept. 4 and Sept. 6: • Carrie Ann Streight, 35, 280 Wittekind Road, Marietta, for probation violation, a ...

Belpre Police

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BELPRE — The Belpre Police Department released the following reports on Sept. 7: • Aug. 31, Tyler D. Jenkins, 21, Parkersburg, was cited for driving without a license. • Sept. 2, Jeremy A. Stone, 37, Belpre, was arrested on warrants for violating probation and transported to the ...

Athens Sheriff

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ATHENS, Ohio — The Athens County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports Sept. 11: • On Sept. 10, the Athens County Sheriff’s Office received numerous reports of vehicles in York Township being entered and items taken from them. These incidents are currently under ...

High water hits region

Local News

PARKERSBURG — Continuing rains on Monday prompted some schools to close early, while the prospect of a hurricane sending more precipitation toward the Mid-Ohio Valley led to the cancellation of upcoming events. Pleasants County and Frontier Local schools sent their students home early ...

WVU, NC State football game off

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The football game between West Virginia University and North Carolina State scheduled Saturday in North Carolina will not be played because of likely unsafe conditions from Hurricane Florence, WVU announced on Tuesday. Emergency management resources are expected to be fully utilized and needed ...

Flooding threat closes Tyler, Wetzel schools

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MIDDLEBOURNE — Wetzel and Tyler County schools dismissed early Monday as area residents dealt with five to six inches of rain in 48 hours. Despite water clearing the roadways and floodwaters receding back into creeks and streams by evening, area residents then had to turn attentions to the ...

Lubeck PSD tells county commission about costs

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PARKERSBURG — Although they can plan for potential problems, sometimes challenges appear suddenly that public service districts have to deal with immediately to maintain services. Officials with Lubeck Public Service District gave the Wood County Commission an update Monday on what is ...