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Meigs County raid ends with drug seizure, arrest

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CHESHIRE, Ohio — Authorities in Meigs County served a search warrant at a residents in early morning hours Friday, arresting one person and seizing a large amount of drugs, money and firearms. In a press release issued Friday afternoon by Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood, shortly after ...

Thrive food pantry serves Parkersburg area families

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PARKERSBURG — A food pantry located in downtown Parkersburg has served more than 200 area families since August and is working to provide even more services for those in need. Thrive: A Community Empowerment Center is located at 325 7th St. in downtown Parkersburg and provides the ...

Wood County Commission discusses humming sound from Ohio

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PARKERSBURG — As a sound continues to emanate from the Eramet plant in Washington County that is being heard in Vienna, local people are turning to their elected officials to see what can be done. The Wood County Commission has received complaints from Vienna area residents of the noise, a ...

Congress considering national sports betting legislation

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CHARLESTON — With all of West Virginia’s casinos now online with sports betting, the industry’s next gamble will be with just how — or when — the federal government will get involved. U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Chuck Schumer, D-New York, announced the introduction Dec. ...

West Virginia DOE suspends Roane County High School teacher

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SPENCER — A Roane County High School teacher’s state certification has been suspended for a year following multiple school-level suspensions for inappropriate behavior. West Virginia Superintendent Steven Paine signed the order Dec. 13 suspending the teaching certification of Michael L. ...

Mid-Ohio Valley businesses report strong Christmas sales

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PARKERSBURG — ­Many local businesses reported having a good Christmas sales season. Many reported sales were up over previous years and that sales remained steady right up to Christmas. “Our Christmas season was very brisk and very good,” said Tina Salmans, co-owner of Mulberry Lane ...

More bobcats on the prowl throughout southeast Ohio

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MARIETTA — Bobcats are still more common on sports jerseys than they are in the wild, but the tough felines are making a comeback in Ohio, particularly in the forested hills of the southeast. According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife, 499 verified sightings ...

Washington County Commission dissolves Children Services board

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MARIETTA — On Thursday, the Washington County Commissioners unanimously approved and signed a resolution that designated Job and Family Services as the public children services agency for the county, a move that dissolved the Children Services board. In the resolution read by Rick Peoples, ...

Attempted arson suspect receives two years in prison

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PARKERSBURG — A man accused of trying to set a house on fire was sentenced to two years in prison Thursday. DeShawn Derese Nelson, 49, in custody at the North Central Regional Jail, was sentenced by Wood County Circuit Court Judge Jason Wharton. He had previously entered an Alford plea, in ...

Car flips in two-car collision on Juliana Street

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PARKERSBURG — A two-vehicle crash Wednesday morning put a car on its top at the intersection of Fifth and Juliana streets. No one was injured in the crash, though Juliana was reduced to one lane of traffic Wednesday morning while crews cleaned up debris. This was the second such crash in ...

Manchin, Morrisey still debating health care after election

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CHARLESTON — The U.S. Senate race may be over, but one of the central issues of that race — health care — continues to cause sparks between the victor and the defeated. A federal court in Texas ruled Dec. 14 that the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate penalty was ...

Pomeroy police chief helps capture shoplifters in Parkersburg

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PARKERSBURG — An off-duty police chief helped local law enforcement apprehend a pair of alleged shoplifters over the weekend. According to criminal complaints filed in Wood County Magistrate Court, Pomeroy Police Chief Mark Proffitt was at Gabe’s in the Park Shopping Center around 9:30 ...

Cyclists admire downtown Marietta’s Christmas decorations

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MARIETTA — As temperatures dropped into the 30s Wednesday evening, a crowd of about 40 cyclists still broke a sweat, taking part in the 23rd annual Holiday Lights Bike Tour of Marietta. Riders gathered on the Third Street side of the First Unitarian Universalist Church after registering ...

Parkersburg man arrested after ATV chase

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PARKERSBURG — A Parkersburg man was arrested early Saturday morning following a pursuit on an all-terrain vehicle. According to a criminal complaint filed in Wood County Magistrate Court, Bradley Hall Anderson, 28, of 1349 Avery St., Parkersburg, was arrested in the 2200 block of Liberty ...

Mid-Ohio Valley set to ring in 2019

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PARKERSBURG — Mid-Ohio Valley residents will have a number of activities and events to choose from as they celebrate the end of 2018 and the arrival of 2019 on New Year’s Eve. Some of those will include: WOOD COUNTY * In Parkersburg, the Blennerhassett Museum will be holding its first ...

Schrader Youth Ballet to present Winter Dance

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PARKERSBURG — The Schrader Youth Ballet will be presenting its annual “Winter Dance” production on Saturday at the Smoot Theatre in downtown Parkersburg. Tickets for Saturday’s performance at the Smoot can be obtained by calling 304-422-PLAY or by visiting the theatre’s website. ...

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Ballroom Dance Party MARIETTA — A ballroom dance party will be 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the O’Neill Center. Admission is $5. Bring a snack. Dress is casual. For more information and to show interest call 740-373-3914. *** Concert VIENNA — Elvis tribute artists Jim Forshey and Hank Poole ...

Local churches serve meals for Christmas

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PARKERSBURG — Community Christmas Day meals have been a tradition in the Mid-Ohio Valley for years and that practice continued this year at area churches, including the First Presbyterian churches in Parkersburg and Marietta. First Presbyterian Church, at 1341 Juliana St. in Parkersburg, ...

Edison Middle School students spread holiday cheer

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PARKERSBURG — Students at Edison Middle School completed several community service projects this holiday season, bringing joy to people of all ages. Edison’s Friends of Rachel (FOR) Club, a program geared toward promoting a safer, more connect school, visited Cedar Grove Nursing Home to ...