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Live Nativity opens at Sweetapple Farm Saturday

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VINCENT — Heading into the holiday weekend one farmer in Vincent is hoping the public comes by either Saturday or Sunday night to hear a special Christmas story. “The community supports us all year long and this is our way of giving back at the end of the year and spreading a little ...

Blennerhassett Museum to hold New Year’s celebration

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PARKERSBURG — For the first time, the Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History will host a New Year’s Eve celebration on Dec. 31 at the museum at Second and Juliana streets in downtown Parkersburg. “The museum’s first ‘Big Band Bash’ debuts with a remarkable evening of music, ...

West Virginia Attorney General warns of phone scam

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CHARLESTON — Another telephone scam is making its way across West Virginia where the caller says the person is connected to a drug offense or violent crime, the state attorney general said. The caller claims a vehicle linked to the victim, perhaps through a Social Security number, has been ...

Boil water advisory issued in Parkersburg

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PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Utility Board issued a boil water advisory on Wednesday affecting water customers on several streets because of a water main break. Customers on the following streets in Parkersburg are affected by the boil water advisory until further notice: 1500-1800 blocks ...

North Hills urban deer hunt set for January

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NORTH HILLS — The town of North Hills will hold an urban deer hunt on Jan. 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19. Only approved permit holders from the September 2018 hunt are eligible for the January 2019 urban hunt. No additional permits are available. The North Hills Urban Hunt is limited to bows ...

Washington County Common Pleas Court hands down sentences

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MARIETTA — Several people have recently been sentenced by the Washington County Common Pleas Court for charges relates to drugs and community control violations. * Darren Allen Petty, 31 of 211 Pickering St., Parkersburg was sentenced to 60 days in the county jail for a parole violation. ...

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Pot Roast Dinner PARKERSBURG — The Knights of Columbus will hold a pot roast dinner at 6 p.m. Friday at 1010 Market St. The event is open to the public. Take-out orders may be made by calling 304-428-0331. *** Solstice Watch MARIETTA — The Castle in Marietta will host a Solstice Watch ...

Wood BOE discusses clubs policy

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PARKERSBURG — Groups on both sides voiced concerns over Bible clubs in schools during Tuesday’s Wood County Board of Education meeting. Officials have announced new guidelines for non-curricular clubs in public schools and are looking at creating a new policy for Wood County ...

Council takes first step on toll bridge divestiture

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PARKERSBURG — City Council took the first step toward potentially divesting itself of the Memorial Bridge Tuesday, during its last meeting of 2018. Council also unanimously chose Mike Reynolds as its president for the upcoming year and re-elected Zach Stanley as vice president. In a ...

Legislators attend MOV Meet and Greet

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PARKERSBURG — If the small sampling of the West Virginia Senate and House of Delegates members who attended the Chamber of Commerce of the Mid-Ohio Valley’s Meet and Greet at the Parkersburg and Wood County Public Library Tuesday morning is an indication of the primary subject at the ...

Rite Aid robbery suspect under investigation by DEA

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MARIETTA — The identity of the armed man who robbed the Marietta Rite Aid earlier this month is still not being released, due to an ongoing federal investigation. The suspect was arrested on Dec. 7 by federal law enforcement agencies in northern Ohio, according to the Marietta Police ...

New House committee leadership comes from across the state

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CHARLESTON — Going into the 2019 legislative session, the committee leaders for the House of Delegates will be different. House Speaker Roger Hanshaw, R-Clay, announced his new committee chairs and vice-chairs Tuesday in a press release. While some committees will see the same leaders, many ...

Drug court on track for January launch

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MARIETTA — With keys in hand and a program description agreed upon by stakeholders, the drug court through the Washington County Court of Common Pleas is on track for a launch by the end of January. On Tuesday, stakeholders from the public defender’s office, prosecutor’s office, Adult ...

McKinley nominates local students to academies

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WASHINGTON— Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., has nominated 17 West Virginia students to United States service academies, including three area students. Nomination by a member of Congress is the first step in the process toward appointment to a military academy. “These young men and women ...

Spencer man sentenced on child porn charge

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CHARLESTON — A Roane County man was sentenced Tuesday to five years in federal prison for a child pornography crime, said United States Attorney Mike Stuart. Devin Wolfe, 26, of Spencer, entered his guilty plea in July 2018 to one count of receipt of child pornography. Stuart commended the ...

23rd Street fire damages home

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PARKERSBURG — A fire caused extensive damage to a house at 1711 23rd St. Tuesday evening. The two occupants, a mother and daughter, whose names were not released, made it out of the house safely, said Parkersburg Fire Chief Jason Matthews. According to Matthews, the call came in at 8:57 ...

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Williamstown Police WILLIAMSTOWN — The Williamstown Police Department released the following reports Dec. 17: Dec. 13 * Brian Keith Morrison, 45, of Kenna, W.Va., was cited for possession of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana on Highland Avenue. Dec. 14 * David Erzen, 21, ...

Belpre Schools hires Greenley as superintendent

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BELPRE — The Belpre Board of Education has hired Jeffrey Greenley as the new superintendent of Belpre City Schools. Greenley was approved Monday during the last board meeting of 2018. Greenley, who did not attend Monday’s meeting, begins Feb. 1 and will replace retiring Superintendent ...

Man sentenced in overdose death case

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PARKERSBURG — The first person convicted in Wood County under a new state law specifically targeting the dealers of drugs that cause fatal overdoses was sentenced Monday to prison, where he will serve at least five years. Christopher Masten, 29, in custody at the North Central Regional ...