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Wood County Solid Waste expands Borrow-a-Bin program

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PARKERSBURG — The purchase of additional equipment will help the Wood County Solid Waste Authority’s Borrow-a-Bin program meet demand on busy weekends. According to a news release from Solid Waste Director John Reed, the authority’s board purchased a trailer and equipped it to supply 20 ...

Driver safety program set for Saturday

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PARKERSBURG — A safety program for teenage drivers will be held 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the former Kmart on Division Street. The event is free and open to the public. The program, in its 30th year, is presented by local police, businesses and State Farm insurance ...

Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday

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PARKERSBURG — The Drug Take Back Day will be held Saturday at locations around the area where people can bring in their unused medications for disposal. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and local law enforcement agencies will give the public its 17th opportunity in nine years to ...

Belpre heads into primary with three contested races

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BELPRE — The only May 7 primary elections in Washington County involve Belpre’s city council and mayoral race and only Republicans are voting. Of the four wards, three at-large council seats and the mayoral primary, just three are contested. Judith Drake and John McClead are running to ...

On the Record

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Wood Magistrate PARKERSBURG — Wood County Magistrate Court heard the following cases on April 23. * Alicia Miller, 37, 1801 Rayon Drive, Parkersburg, was arraigned on charges of shoplifting and trespassing and released on a $1,000 personal recognizance bond. * William Richards Jr., 55, ...

Parkersburg working with Naik companies on fire code violations

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PARKERSBURG — The Naik group of companies is working with Parkersburg officials to address safety concerns at its facilities within the city. In December, Parkersburg Fire Chief Jason Matthews issued 20 citations on eight Naik properties, dealing with sprinkler and fire alarm systems and ...

Wood County BOE wraps up hearings

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PARKERSBURG — Planned reductions for Wood County Schools reached administrative levels Monday in the third and final round of employee RIF and transfer hearings. The Wood County Board of Education upheld the reduction of a position at the Wood County Schools Transportation Department and a ...

Carmichael promotes SB 1

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia’s March unemployment rate dropped slightly since February, but the number of residents not in the work force remains the highest in the nation. Officials hope the new focus on two-year degrees and certificates can help grow a trained work force. The ...

Wood County Commission wants state’s help in removing trailer

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PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Commission believes the state has a role in getting a trailer removed from a public right of way. The commission discussed options on Monday for a mobile home set up in the right of way of Grandview Street. The commission sent a notice to the owner, Larry ...

Ground broken for new Warren Elementary School

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VINCENT — Under Warrior-blue skies about 200 people gathered Monday afternoon to mark a Warren Local Schools milestone — groundbreaking for a new elementary school, the first physical presence of the district’s $63 million building project which eventually will provide students with a ...

Veterans Resource Fair is Thursday

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Staff Report PARKERSBURG — The 2019 Joining Community Forces Veterans Resource Fair will be held 3-7 p.m. Thursday at the National Guard Armory, 1500 Blizzard Drive. Joining Community Forces is a local association of veterans organizations, providers and veterans service groups that meets ...

Education programs and speakers for 2019 announced

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MARIETTA — The Civil War Round Table of the Mid-Ohio Valley has slated its programs and speakers for 2019. The round table conducts regular meetings on the third Thursdays of odd numbered months with guest speakers who are authors, teachers or historians to discuss the Civil War. The ...

Neff’s final Belpre council meeting is May 13

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BELPRE — After nearly a quarter-century of service to the Belpre community, Council President Will Neff announced his plans for retirement at Monday’s meeting of Belpre City Council. Neff told council he will be retiring effective May 31 as president of council, but due to scheduling ...

Kathy Mattea to emcee ‘Mountain Stage’

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MORGANTOWN — A Grammy Award-winner and native West Virginian will guest host West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s “Mountain Stage with Larry Groce” 7 p.m. Sunday at the West Virginia University Creative Arts Center Kathy Mattea will emcee the 2018-2019 University Arts Series season ...

Beef Quality Assurance Training set for Thursday

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RIPLEY — WVU Extension is offering a Beef Quality Assurance Training for area cattle producers on Thursday from 6-9 p.m. at the Jackson County Regional Livestock Market on Cedar Lakes Road in Ripley. The meeting is sponsored by WVU Extension, the W.Va. Beef Industry Council, Ingelheim ...

On the Record

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Circuit Court PARKERSBURG — The following case appeared in Wood County Circuit Court on April 22: * Audrey D. Thompson, 22, of Parkersburg, was sentenced Monday on charges of grand larceny and conspiracy to commit robbery. She received one to 10 years in prison on the grand larceny charge ...

West Virginia National Guard unveils new Black Hawk helicopters

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WHEELING — For the past 34 years, every mission completed by the aviators at Company C, 1st Battalion, 150th Aviation Regiment based in Wheeling was done in an older-model, hand-me-down military helicopter — first the Bell UH-1 “Huey” and, starting in 2002, Sikorsky’s UH-60A/L Black ...

Marietta working to address Lancaster Street concerns

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MARIETTA — Driving down Lancaster Street from Harmar Hill to Fort Harmar Drive is a bit of a bumpy ride. “It’s called washboarding,” explained Eric Lambert, the city project manager working on a multi-faceted project to upgrade not only the roadway but what lies beneath. First, a ...

Rivers, Trail and Ales seeks volunteers

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MARIETTA — Sixty events, new rides and expansion are all in the works for August’s ninth annual River, Trails and Ales Festival in Marietta, and the coordinators are looking for more community volunteers to help put it all in place. “Right now we’re still in development but there’s ...