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Rayon senior apartment complex opens

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PARKERSBURG — A new 40-unit apartment complex for low-income seniors is filling up fast. Nineteen people moved into Parkersburg Elderly Housing, built on the former site of Rayon School in south Parkersburg, last week. A 20th was taking up residence Friday afternoon, while more ...

Community Resources Inc. opening child care center

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PARKERSBURG — An organization will open a new child-care center in Parkersburg. Bright Beginnings Child Care, owned and operated by Community Resources Inc., will be located in the rear of the First Presbyterian Church at 1341 Juliana St., said Michelle Barber, chief operating officer of ...

West Virginia congressional delegation reacts to end of shutdown

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PARKERSBURG — West Virginia’s congressional representatives and a federal employee were glad to hear of President Donald Trump’s decision to reopen the federal government. “I’m glad the government is finally reopening. This politically-motivated and extremely hurtful shutdown has ...

Education omnibus bill passes West Virginia Senate committee

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CHARLESTON — After five hours of testimony, questions, discussion and demands to postpone the vote, the education omnibus passed out of the Senate Education Committee Friday evening along party lines. The education omnibus bill, an originating bill developed by the committee, passed 7-5 with ...

C8 documentary can now be streamed on Netflix

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PARKERSBURG — A documentary about C8 contamination in the Mid-Ohio Valley has been added to Netflix. “The Devil We Know” by awarding-winning director Stephanie Soechtig is about how an investigation by a Washington Bottom farmer into why his cattle were dying led to the discoveries that ...

Morrisey backs measure to move Medicaid fraud unit

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CHARLESTON — The attorney general in West Virginia is promoting a bill to transfer the state Medicaid fraud unit to his office. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey cited how the office of the attorney general has been successful in consumer and disability fraud, returning more than $54 million ...

West Virginia Division of Natural Resources seeks calendar entries

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is encourgaging entries of original color paintings of wildlife for the 2020 edition of the award-winning West Virginia Wildlife Calendar. Deadline for submissions is Feb. 15. Paintings may depict popular game and fish species in ...

West Virginia Senate unveils education reform package

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CHARLESTON — Republicans in the West Virginia Senate introduced an education package that gives teachers many of the things they’ve been seeking but ties those things to items Republicans and education reform advocates have long wanted. The Senate Education Committee looked at a draft of ...

Trump confidant arrested

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Roger Stone, a confidant of President Donald Trump, was arrested Friday morning on several criminal charges stemming from the special counsel's Russia investigation. Stone is charged in a seven-count indictment with witness tampering, obstruction and false statements about ...

UPDATED: Trump announces deal to end shutdown

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Yielding to mounting pressure and growing disruption, President Donald Trump and congressional leaders on Friday reached a short-term deal to reopen the government for three weeks while negotiations continue over the president's demands for money to build his long-promised ...

Medical marijuana banking fix introduced, but funding an issue

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CHARLESTON — One piece of the puzzle to get West Virginia’s medical marijuana program functional was introduced in the House of Delegates this week, but lack of funding for the agency that will oversee the program could still push back the implementation timeline. House Bill 2538 would ...

Mountaineer Food Bank amps up services to feeding programs

Community News

GASSAWAY — Mountaineer Food Bank is sending extra food to Parkersburg and Glenville in light of the federal government shutdown. Feeding programs at First Lutheran Church in Parkersburg and CRI in Gilmer County were to receive extra food on Thursday or today, a representative with ...

Officials present draft 2019-20 Wood County Schools calendar

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PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Board of Education next month is expected to approve a calendar for the 2019-20 school year. The proposed calendar was presented to the board Tuesday and is similar to this year’s calendar. Director of Elementary Schools Keith Palmer facilitates the ...

Vienna City Council discusses budget

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VIENNA — With the Vienna city budget renewal approaching, a major topic of discussion has been city insurance, which covers 81 employees. Kim Williams, who spoke at the last Vienna City Council meeting about the employee health insurance costing $1.27 million, spoke again at Thursday ...

Wood County Commission considers wrecker guidelines

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PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Commission is looking at setting up requirements and guidelines for companies that are on the county’s wrecker service list. On Thursday, the commission added Westfall Towing and Aaron’s Towing & Recovery for the wrecker service list. The county now ...

Marietta High School launches esports club

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MARIETTA — After two eye-opening presentations to the Marietta City Schools board of education, sophomore Isaac Warner got what he asked for. With a budget of just over $2,000, Warner has now established an esports club at Marietta High School. It’s not quite on par with varsity ...