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Photo Gallery: Truck Fire

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PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Fire Department and Parkersburg Police Department responded to a truck fire in the WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center’s parking lot at around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday. According to Capt. Brian Drake with the Parkersburg Fire Department, the driver said he was ...

Vidalia Onion Fest set for Saturday

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ST. MARYS — The 2019 Sweet Breath of Spring Vidalia Onion Festival will be 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday in St. Marys. There will be music, food, plant sales, farmers market, crafts, a car cruise in, bingo, and other activities on Washington Street from Phillips Pharmacy to Riverside ...

West Virginia Symphony Orchestra Parkersburg to perform

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PARKERSBURG — The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra Parkersburg will wrap up its 2018-19 season on Sunday with a performance of Double Treble at 3 p.m. at Blennerhassett School in Parkersburg. Tickets are $22 for adults and $10 for students and are available by calling 304-485-4200 or online ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Players ready to go Wilde

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MARIETTA — Opening Friday, the Mid-Ohio Valley Players presents Oscar Wilde’s brilliantly clever comedic masterpiece “The Importance of Being Earnest,” at the Players Theatre (corner of Third and Putnam streets). It tells the story of two young gentlemen in London, who each live a ...

Children’s Toy and Doll Museum to open for season

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MARIETTA — For the curators of the Children’s Toy and Doll Museum, and its fans and followers, toys and dolls are much more than child’s play. They are representations of culture, past and present. “Toys are history,” said museum volunteer and collector Teresa Spencer. “They ...

Kids College program begins at WVU-P in June

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PARKERSBURG — The inaugural Kids College program will start in June at West Virginia University at Parkersburg. Children age 8-12 can attend one or three weeks of classes scheduled 9 a.m.-3 p.m. daily from June 10-13, June 17-20 and June 24-27. Children can choose four classes a week with ...

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WHS Choral Concert VINCENT — The Warren High School Choral Department will present its annual Spring Revue at 7 p.m. today and Friday at Warren High School’s auditorium. Admission is $7 at the door. All choirs and handbell groups will be performing, with selections from the last 30 years ...

Day of Prayer event relocating

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BELPRE — Belpre’s inaugural National Day of Prayer observance has been moved to Rockland United Methodist Church out of concern over possible rain. One of multiple National Day of Prayer events planned in the area today, Belpre’s will take place at noon at the church at 2300 Washington Blvd.

40-year sentence in child’s murder

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PARKERSBURG — A Parkersburg man was sentenced to 40 years in prison Tuesday for killing a 16-month-old boy. Speaking through tears in Wood County Circuit Court, William Schoonover said he wished he could trade his life for that of Evan Kaije Wright, who died in July 2017. The child’s ...

Fire destroys business

Community News

PARKERSBURG - An early-morning fire today destroyed a southside business and closed a nearby school. Parkersburg Fire Chief Jason Matthews said the call came in shortly before 4:30 a.m. of a structure fire at a chiropractic office behind the Stoney Cafe II in south Parkersburg. Matthews ...

Officials: Wood Schools facing financial cliff

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PARKERSBURG — Wood County Schools will exhaust its savings in less than two years if no changes are made to facilities and personnel, officials said Monday. Administrators and board of education members say they plan to close and consolidate some of the district’s 27 schools within the ...

Lawmakers get update on grant monitoring

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CHARLESTON — Officials with the West Virginia National Guard and the state Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management updated lawmakers Tuesday about ongoing reforms to the division’s oversight of federal disaster grant programs. The Joint Legislative Committee on Flooding met ...

Volunteers begin Sound the Alarm installations

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PARKERSBURG — The goal is high, but the stakes are higher for the American Red Cross’ Sound the Alarm initiative. Red Cross volunteers and volunteers from corporate sponsors on Tuesday canvassed neighborhoods and installed working smoke alarms. The second day of the initiative is on ...

Prosecutor Rings submits intent to resign

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MARIETTA — Washington County Prosecutor Kevin Rings, who was convicted April 12 of coercion, has submitted a letter of intent to resign to the Washington County Commissioners. The one-sentence letter, received Monday by the commissioners, indicates Rings’ intent to resign effective May ...

Spring Gardening Seminar and Plant Sale set for Thursday

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PARKERSBURG —The Wood County Spring Gardening Seminar and Plant Sale will be Thursday at the Judge Black Annex. People with an interest in gardening, whether experienced or inexperienced, who want to learn more and talk with people with a wide range of experiences can attend the event, ...

Program to focus on Blennerhassett children

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PARKERSBURG — With Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park opening for the 2019 season today, a pair of volunteer educators involved with the island have developed a program aimed at teaching children about its history. Dick and Martha Hartley have been volunteering on the island and in ...

Former church treasurer sentenced for embezzlement

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MARIETTA — About a dozen members of the Bethel Lighthouse Baptist Church watched as their former treasurer of 41 years was sentenced to 30 months behind bars Monday for embezzling more than half a million dollars from the house of worship. Wheaton was also ordered to pay back all the ...

On the Record

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Wood Magistrate PARKERSBURG — Wood County Magistrate Court heard the following cases on April 30. * Matthew Shaffer, 36, Parkersburg, was arraigned on a charge of domestic battery and was released on a $500 personal recognizance bond. * Malinda Shepard, 56, Parkersburg, was arraigned on ...

Women’s Care Center touts work

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PARKERSBURG — The Women’s Care Center of Parkersburg held its Spring Banquet last Thursday and Friday at Grand Pointe Conference Center in Vienna. Organizers said this annual event is held in duplicate for two nights to allow the large crowd of 502 supporters to learn more about the ...

Parkersburg Rotary Club unveils historical marker

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PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Rotary Club celebrated its centennial Monday with the dedication of a marker denoting where the club first met a century ago. Representatives of Rotary, municipal dignitaries and others assembled at the Highmark West Virginia plaza on Market Street, the site ...