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Two men facing drug charges in Marietta

Local News

MARIETTA — An investigation by Agents of the Ohio Organized Crimes Investigations Commission, Washington Morgan Noble Major Crimes Task Force resulted in two arrested for possession of methamphetamine on Friday. Michael Shawn Williams, 42, 240 Hillcrest Drive, Apartment 71, Marietta, was ...

History, scares combine in Mid-Ohio Valley walking tours

Community News

PARKERSBURG — October brings Halloween and seasonal scares for the Mid-Ohio Valley. Susan Sheppard has operated Haunted Parkersburg Ghost Tours for 22 years. “I’ve always loved the paranormal, ghosts and Halloween,” she said. The inspiration for the local tours came after a visit ...

Walking tours explore Athens Asylum

Community News

ATHENS, Ohio — A number of activities organized by the Southeast Ohio History Center and centered on the historic Athens Asylum are being held during the month of October in Athens. Walking tours of the Athens Asylum have been expanded in October by the history center. Asylum tours are ...

West Virginia natural gas industry sees steady production

Business

WHEELING — A report says consumers are the winners with lower natural gas prices. “Powering West Virginia” by the Consumer Energy Alliance says the natural gas industry has realized relatively steady production and even job growth as opposed to the downturn in the coal industry in ...

Scots Landscape enters national contest

Business

VIENNA — Jessie Towner is playing the waiting game at Scots Landscape as the business days roll by. The game is waiting to see how Scot’s will fare in the Lawn & Garden Retailer’s 2018 Merchandiser of the Year competition. Scot’s was one of six selected from across the country ...

Leavitt named cancer services director at Camden Clark Medical Center

Business

PARKERSBURG — Reinnie Leavitt has been named director of Cancer Services at the WVU Cancer Institute at Camden Clark Medical Center. Leavitt began her career at Camden Clark in 1991 as a staff radiation therapist and has spent the past 17 years dedicated to cancer care. She obtained a ...

Moore named manager at Seventh Street Kroger

Business

PARKERSBURG — Robert Moore, a veteran in the grocery industry, has been named manager of the Seventh Street Kroger in Parkersburg. Moore joined Kroger in 2011 in his native Colorado. He moved to the Raleigh area, where he was an assistant store manager. He has 32 years in the grocery ...

Marietta College’s Ruud receives contract extension

Business

MARIETTA — During an executive session on Thursday, Marietta College’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved a two-year contract extension for President William N. Ruud. Ruud, who is the 19th president since Marietta was founded in 1835, will be with the college through 2022. “The ...

Washington State Community College receives $50,000 grant for nursing

Business

MARIETTA — Washington State Community College was recently awarded a $50,000 grant from the Bernard McDonough Foundation. The funds will support a new initiative by the college intended to address the increased demand for nurses in the Mid-Ohio Valley, officials said. Nationwide, and ...

Second lab to open in Monongalia County

Local News

MORGANTOWN — A second laboratory studying productivity and the environmental impact of the shale energy industry will be located in western Monongalia County, West Virginia University said. The goals of the Marcellus Shale Energy and Environmental Lab are to improve productivity and reduce ...

Grow Your Business Online workshop set for Friday

Business

PARKERSBURG — West Virginia University at Parkersburg and the Chamber of Commerce of the Mid-Ohio Valley will hold a workshop, Grow Your Business Online, 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday at the WVU Parkersburg’s Workforce and Economic Development building. Drew Tonsmeire, a Google trainer, will ...

Ohio Valley University haunted trail to begin Oct. 26

Local News

VIENNA — The haunted trail, sponsored by the Ohio Valley University Student Athlete Advisory Committee to benefit the Make A Wish Foundation, will be held 7:30-10:30 p.m. Oct. 26, 27 and 31 at the college. Last year’s event raised $1,000, Cassy Offenberger, organizer, said. Admission is ...

Benches at Marietta’s Gold Star Park honor area heroes

Local News

MARIETTA — Along with the brisk autumn air, people visiting Gold Star Park Friday morning were greeted with the sounds of construction and a group of patriotic citizens gathered around the Gold Star Monument. Workers from Kirby Monuments were installing 12 monument benches that honored ...

Federal jury convicts Justice Loughry

Local News

CHARLESTON – A federal jury on Friday found Allen Loughry, a justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court, guilty on 11 of 22 counts, innocent of 10 others and was hung on one. Sentencing will be Jan. 16. The verdicts come nearly one year after the first news reports about Loughry’s ...

Attorney: Workman case unlikely to be appealed

Local News

CHARLESTON — It’s unlikely the U.S. Supreme Court would hear an appeal of a decision blocking the impeachment trial of West Virginia Chief Justice Margaret Workman, her attorney said Friday. The five acting judges assigned to hear the petition Thursday granted the writ of prohibition, ...

Warner cautions about false voter information

Local News

CHARLESTON — The secretary of state has cautioned residents over recent mailings from third-party organizations about their voter registrations and about false social media posts and websites claiming independent voters can’t vote in the general election. The latter is untrue, according ...

Vienna changes fees for facilities

Local News

VIENNA — At Thursday evening’s Vienna City Council meeting, a resolution presented by Steve Black, city parks director, was passed to increase the fees and create rules concerning the use of the park shelters, community building and gazebo. Price changes that will be seen at the Community ...

Washington County health officials focusing on diabetes program

Local News

MARIETTA — Washington County Health Commissioner Dick Wittberg laid out a plan for the expansion of a health care initiative during the Washington County Commissioners meeting on Thursday. The plan focuses on in-home health care management of high risk diabetes patients, he said. “This ...

Wood County Board of Education to begin LSIC presentations Monday

Local News

PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Board of Education will meet Monday evening to receive reports from Local School Improvement Councils. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the Field House at Parkersburg High School. The meeting is open to the public. The event marks the first of three LSIC ...