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Wheeling Heritage receives award

Business

CHARLESTON —Wheeling Heritage was selected as the winner of the 2019 Great American Main Street Award, the first time Wheeling Heritage has won the top position in GAMSA. Wheeling Heritage is being recognized for turning its downtown into a thriving destination with a strong business ...

Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes SnoBiz

Business

PARKERSBURG — Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce helped the Windland family of Belpre expand its business reach in the Mid-Ohio Valley with the official 2019 opening Saturday of IcedUp dba SnoBiz in Park Shopping Center, 230 Park Center Drive, Parkersburg. The chamber conducted the ...

West Virginia University at Parkersburg receives grant

Local News

PARKERSBURG —West Virginia University at Parkersburg has received a grant of $293,201 to support a leadership development program at WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center The funds are from the West Virginia Community and Technical College System and will provide a customized 17-month ...

Highmark Health announces earnings

Business

PITTSBURGH — Highmark Health has announced record revenues and continued strong performance during 2018 for the second consecutive year, reporting an excess of revenue over expenses of $570 million and an operating gain of $526 million, driven by continued strong financial performance across ...

J.C. Penney in Vienna names new general manager

Business

VIENNA — J.C. Penney at the Grand Central Mall has named a new general manager. Mark Lewis’s appointment is immediately effective. He has been with the company for almost three years and has 10 years of retail management experience. “I am thrilled to be serving as general manager and ...

Essay contest for kids open to April 19

Local News

PARKERSBURG — The West Virginia County Commissioners’ Association for National County Government Month in April is sponsoring its annual essay contest for eighth grade students in public and private schools. Students who would like to participate are asked to write a 400-to-500-word essay ...

Williamstown student places in Top 10

Local News

WILLIAMSTOWN — A middle school student from Williamstown placed in the Top 10 among competitors at the 36th annual MATHCOUNTS competition at Braxton County Middle School last Saturday. Annie Ngyugen of Williamstown Middle School finished 10th in the competition among students from 15 middle ...

Welcome Home event honors Vietnam Veterans

Local News

PARKERSBURG — Hundreds of veterans and community members of all ages gathered Friday in the Parkersburg City Park pavilion for a celebration of Vietnam Veterans Day. It’s a far cry from the reception Davisville resident Robert Tabor found when he returned to the United States after ...

Pool rates, motorized bikes on Parkersburg City Council agenda

Local News

PARKERSBURG — A week after meeting for two hours and 20 minutes, Parkersburg City Council on Tuesday will again take up the two pieces of legislation that occupied most of that time, plus consider new rates for the city’s swimming pools. Meeting a week earlier than usual so another ...

Task force: New Ohio school funding formula needed

Local News

MARIETTA — The state’s method of distributing funding to public schools in Ohio has long been criticized as failing to address inequalities between rich and poor districts, so the findings of a task force established by two state lawmakers have been awaited with anxiety and anticipation ...

Marietta doctors ready to hit the dance floor for charity

Local News

MARIETTA — From hip-hop ballet to the Jive, traditional waltz and magic, the fourth installation of Dancing with the Docs is on track to wow crowds this year. “You’ve got a great mix of everything in this show, and it’s exciting to see the new doctors wanting to get involved,” said ...

West Virginia stocking lakes, streams for Gold Rush

Local News

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Gold Rush, a special stocking of golden rainbow trout, will start Monday in waters across the state, the governor said. Through April 6, the Division of Natural Resources will stock only golden rainbow trout in designated lakes and streams. The first-ever Gold ...

Women of Appalachia Project marks anniversary

Community News

ATHENS — The Women of Appalachia Project (WOAP) celebrated its 10th anniversary at Ohio University’s Multicultural Center on Saturday, March 23. The WOAP Gala featured a fine art exhibition as well as a juried presentation of poetry, story and song showcasing women artists from throughout ...

Third person sentenced in New Matamoras home invasion

Local News

MARIETTA — The third of six co-defendants in a violent home invasion in Mew Matamoras was sentenced to two years in prison Friday. During the early morning hours of Nov. 7, Gabriella Chaffin, 19, of 2603 16th Ave., Parkersburg, along with Joseph L. Slider, 28, whose last known address was ...

Churches adapting to the digital age

Local News

PARKERSBURG — You leave the house, get in the car and head out to work when you realize you have forgotten your phone. What do you do? If you’re not too far away, you go back to get it. That’s because so much of what happens today revolves around that small piece of electronic ...

West Virginia DOH accepting comments on roads program

Local News

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Transportation is accepting comments on its 2020-2025 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program. The program is a federally required document that provides the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration a listing of ...