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Film explores Parkersburg’s nondiscrimination issue

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PARKERSBURG — Emily Harger wants her documentary “OUTSPOKEN” to spark conversation between the faith and LGBTQ communities. “OUTSPOKEN,” a 34-minute film, evolved after Parkersburg City Council rejected the nondiscrimination ordinance (NDO) in 2017. The ordinance would have ...

Washington County family loses home to blaze

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MUSKINGUM TWP — Embers reignited 1075 Huck Road twice Wednesday morning following a lengthy firefight Tuesday at the Stoke family home. Chief Josh Harris, of the Lowell-Adams Fire Department, monitored the building with the aid of additional tankers and departments Wednesday, calling in ...

Organizers schedule annual Easter Bonnet Contest for April 4

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VIENNA — The 10th annual Mid-Ohio Valley Easter Parade Easter Bonnet Contest will be held 7 p.m. April 4 at the Grand Central Mall in Vienna. The theme is “Celebrating 10 Years of the Easter Parade in the MOV!” Four divisions will be in the contest this year, each with two prizes, most ...

No injuries in Corbitt Hill Road crash

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PARKERSBURG — No one was injured in a single-vehicle crash on Corbitt Hill Road in Wood County Wednesday afternoon. According to Deputy J.S. Kidder, the call came in at 3:56 p.m. “It appeared that the driver swerved to avoid hitting a vehicle in the upcoming traffic and went off the side, ...

Men Cook to serve up competition at Lafayette Hotel

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MARIETTA — The United Way Alliance of the Mid-Ohio Valley will hold its fourth annual Men Cook, its signature event, at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lafayette Hotel in Marietta. The ticketed event features 20 local amateur cooks who will bring their best dish to the field of ...

Geppetto Woodcarvers plan show at Parkersburg Art Center

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PARKERSBURG — The Geppetto Woodcarvers will demonstrate woodcarving 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Parkersburg Art Center. In addition to the woodcarving demonstrations, club members will be available to discuss tools and resources needed to begin woodcarving. “We were just so pleased ...

GoPacks Top Chef Challenge set for Friday

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MARIETTA — The GoPacks Top Chef Challenge showcases not only the talent of local culinary artists, but their desire to help hungry children in Marietta. On Friday from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Marietta Shrine Club, three chefs will cook the most elegant entree they can out of the food that ...

Pianafiddle to perform April 2 in Sistersville

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SISTERSVILLE — ArtsLink will present musical duo Pianafiddle, featuring pianist Randy Morris and fiddler Adam DeGraff, at 7:30 p.m. April 2 at the Gold Derrick Gallery in Sistersville. Tickets will be available at the door. For ArtsLink members, tickets are $10 for individuals and $20 for ...

Smoot Theatre to feature McDowell, Tenors and kids’ program

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PARKERSBURG —The Smoot will feature musical performances in March and April. Tickets can be ordered online at www.smoottheatre.com or by calling 304-422-PLAY (7529). * Country star Ronnie McDowell will perform at 8 p.m.Friday on the Smoot stage. Tickets are $30. McDowell has a long string ...

Tennant addresses Wood County Dems’ 2020 Kick Off Dinner

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VIENNA — A former secretary of state spoke at the Wood County Democratic Party’s 2020 Kick Off Dinner Saturday at the Vienna Community Building. Natalie Tennant had advice for candidates and called Wood County Clerk Mark Rhodes “a leader in election administration across the state.” ...

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Concert BARLOW — A concert by Tom Roddey will be 7 p.m. today at Barlow Library on Ohio 339. The event is free and open to the public. *** Fish fries PARKERSBURG — Area organizations will be holding Lenten fish fries over the next few weeks. * Parkersburg Knights of Columbus will be 6 ...

Parents, students protest position cuts

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PARKERSBURG — Community members spoke out Tuesday against planned position and program changes at Parkersburg High School and the Wood County Technical Center. Nearly a dozen people spoke at Tuesday’s Wood County Board of Education meeting concerning the loss of positions and programs ...

Parkersburg City Council cuts impoundment from motorized bike rule

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PARKERSBURG — An ordinance regulating motorized bicycles will not be submitted to the West Virginia Municipal Home Rule Board after Parkersburg City Council eliminated the provision allowing police officers to confiscate the bikes of riders without driver’s licenses. That was the only ...

Hundreds of road projects identified in District 3

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Read all reports PARKERSBURG — When it comes to repairing the secondary roads that need it most in the West Virginia Division of Highways District 3, it’s going to take time and a whole lot of spending money to do it right. The district — which includes Wood, Wirt, Calhoun, Jackson, ...

DOH submits road maintenance requests to state

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Roane_County_Secondary_Road_Program1 Ritchie_County_Secondary_Road_Program1 Pleasants_County_Secondary_Road_Program1 Jackson_County_Secondary_Road_Program1 Calhoun_County_Secondary_Road_Program1 Wirt_County_Secondary_Road_Program1 Wood_County_Secondary_Road_Program1CHARLESTON — With a ...

Women at WVU-P symposium urged to seek potential and dreams

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PARKERSBURG — West Virginia University at Parkersburg hosted “The Climb Symposium: A Celebration of Women’s History Month” as part of National Women’s History Month on Tuesday at the school. The symposium had two panel discussions with local women in academia, government and ...

Two arrested for kidnapping, beating teen

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From staff reports MARIETTA — Two Washington County men have been arrested following the alleged kidnapping and beating of a 14-year-old boy in Marietta Monday. The boy was rescued by his grandmother, who was contacted with a ransom demand. According to Marietta Police, Kyle Davis, 23, ...

Free yoga sessions to be offered at Point Park

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PARKERSBURG — Thanks to sponsorship support from area businesses and organizations, free community yoga will take place each Wednesday at the Point this summer, said Full Circle Yoga and Yoga at Point Park. In 2016, in a collaboration to provide outside community yoga to the Mid-Ohio ...

Woman sentenced on sexual abuse charges

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PARKERSBURG — A woman was sentenced to a minimum of 10 years in prison for her part in allowing two juvenile family members to be sexually abused by her boyfriend. Lesley Knox, 35, in custody at the North Central Regional Jail in Doddridge County, was sentenced to two terms of 5-15 years in ...

Parkersburg man sentenced for involuntary manslaughter

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PARKERSBURG — A Parkersburg man was sentenced for involuntary manslaughter Tuesday in Wood County Circuit Judge Robert Waters’ court. Levi Gainer was sentenced to five years at the West Virginia Department of Corrections with 12 days of credit for involuntary manslaughter and one year ...