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Riverfront Roar makes waves with race fans

Local News

MARIETTA — The 2018 Marietta Riverfront Roar was a rousing success, officials said. The annual powerboat races were held this weekend in Marietta on the Ohio River where hundreds watched the 18th annual Riverfront Roar, an American Power Boat Association sanctioned event. “Everything ...

Council agenda includes fund allocations, fee discount

Local News

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg City Council will consider allocating carryover funds, offering a discount on fees paid in full in advance and waiving the residency requirement for the new city engineer when it meets Tuesday. The agenda for the meeting, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in council ...

Prayer rally honors veterans, first responders

Local News

PARKERSBURG — In times of peace and trouble, many people have answered the call to serve their communities, their states and the nation. Many people gathered Sunday afternoon at City Park for the fourth annual Mid-Ohio Valley Prayer Rally for Veterans and First Responders. After recent ...

Avery Street Historic District volunteers work to beautify area

Local News

PARKERSBURG — A group of volunteers weeded, edged along sidewalks, removed dirt from sidewalks and picked up trash along Avery Street on Saturday. The Avery Street Historic District residents, including a city councilman, hope this initial effort to clean up and beautify a downtown area ...

Current events spark memories for Reno woman

Local News

RENO — Though she was only 7 years old at the time, Val Hoover, of Reno, vividly remembers her family’s turmoil during and immediately following World War II. The separation of immigrant families that has dominated the news recently brought those thoughts back to the forefront of her ...

Man arrested for burglary in Vienna

Local News

VIENNA — The Vienna Police Department arrested a Parkersburg man early Sunday morning in connection with an alleged residential break-in. The VPD reported that about 1 a.m. Sunday police responded to a burglary in progress call at a Vienna residence. Officers arrived within two minutes of ...

Marietta sees little risk in joining drug lawsuit

Local News

MARIETTA — Like most long shots, Marietta’s participation in a massive lawsuit against drug manufacturers and distributors involves little risk for a potential windfall. Marietta City Council received a presentation June 27 from Marietta attorney Ethan Vessels, a partner in Fields, Dehmlow ...

Crews respond to house fire on Emerson

Local News

VIENNA - Fire crews have responded to a house fire on Emerson Ave. and have closed part of the road. The fire was reported at 4807 Emerson Ave. around 12:30 p.m. today. Crews from Williamstown, Waverly and Vienna responded. The 4800 block was closed temporarily. Crews said the fire was ...

Property Transfers

News of Record

MARIETTA — The following property transfers were recently recorded at the Washington County Courthouse: Adams Township * Cindy A. Kern and Elizabeth A. Roe to John and Sharon Pottmeyer, 9263 State Route 60, Lowell, land and parcel; exempt warranty deed. Barlow Township * Keith and Jill ...

Organizers pleased by turnout at annual Riverfront Roar

Local News

MARIETTA — For 18 years the sound of power boats on the Ohio River has come to mean one thing and one thing only, the return of the Riverfront Roar. On Saturday the first full day of the annual event, organizers said while they had no exact count they were happy with the number of people ...

Elizabeth-Wirt VFD ice cream social beats the heat

Local News

ELIZABETH — Hundreds gathered in Elizabeth on Saturday for food, fellowship and ice cream as the Elizabeth-Wirt County Volunteer Fire Department held its 40th annual Ice Cream Social. Just down the street from the social, the West Virginia Division of Forestry also marked the grand opening ...

WVU holds majority on blue ribbon commission

Local News

CHARLESTON — Out of the 14 members appointed so far to a new commission looking at higher education, about a third are connected to the West Virginia University Board of Governors. About another fifth were board members of a former media empire ran by the governor’s senior adviser. Gov. ...

Joe Momma’s Kitchen opening

Business

MARIETTA — After building a community-minded food mission, Joe Momma’s is expanding from take out and delivery lunches to a full restaurant space. “We were in Oak Grove for four years,” said Sarah Sauls, who with her husband Eric has built the business from the small kitchen of Oak ...

Gallery: Kids Fest

Local News

PARKERSBURG — About 2,000 area children turned out for the 15th annual Kids Fest sponsored by the Liberty Street Church of God at City Park on Saturday. Organizers said Saturday’s weather was perfect for the event that was downscaled slightly from previous years. Nancy Harrell, wife of the ...

Smith receives new certification

Local News

VIENNA — Matthew Smith recently received a Master Myoskeletal Therapist diploma in massage that he has been working on for a few years. His training consisted of 210 hours of study with the “Dalton Gang” online through nine courses and five hands-on workshops in Florida, Ohio, Costa ...

WVU professor helps test Einstein theory

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By WVU TODAY MORGANTOWN — Einstein’s theory of gravity, general relativity, predicts that all objects fall in the same way, regardless of their mass or composition. But does this principle also hold for objects with extreme gravity? An international team of astronomers, which includes ...

Woodcraft names Bigger president, COO

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PARKERSBURG — Jack Bigger has been promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer effective July 1 at Woodcraft. Bigger has served as vice president of sales and marketing at Woodcraft since his promotion in June 2017. “In his new position, Jack will be responsible for all aspects of ...

WVDNR accepting public commenting

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PARKERSBURG — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is accepting public comments on three proposed rules. Rule 58CSR12 designates a new section of the New River where a rental services area is allowed. It introduces safety qualifications for general outfitters and guides that ...

Parkersburg Cardiology Associates awarded two new accreditations

Business

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg Cardiology Associates has been awarded an additional three-year accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission in nuclear cardiology. The accreditation demonstrates the facilities ongoing commitment to providing quality patient care in nuclear ...

Interstate Fair to run through July 21

Community News

MINERAL WELLS — The 2018 West Virginia Interstate Fair and Exposition will feature five days of live entertainment, activities, carnival rides and other attractions on Butcher Bend Road near Mineral Wells. The fair, which begins July 17 and runs through July 21, will also feature track ...