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Planned power outage to affect downtown Parkersburg Monday

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PARKERSBURG — A planned electrical outage Monday to allow for the repair of two distribution lines and other hardware will affect approximately 200 MonPower customers in the downtown Parkersburg area. Customers in the vicinity of Third, Fourth, Fifth, Avery and Market streets and Phillips ...

Hepatitis A case confirmed at Parkersburg South High School

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PARKERSBURG — Wood County Board of Education has confirmed a case of Hepatitis A in an individual who is routinely on the campus of Parkersburg South High School. According to a press release by Will Hosaflook, Wood County Schools superintendent, school officials were notified late Friday ...

Authorities arrest Parkersburg man on child neglect charge

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PARKERSBURG — A Parkersburg man has been charged with child neglect with injury, the sheriff of Wood County said on Friday. The detective bureau of the sheriff’s department has been investigating an incident involving the neglect of a 2-year-old child that occurred on Feb. 9, Sheriff Steve ...

Williamstown teenager a ray of sunshine for cancer patients

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Jenna Johnson, 15, of Williamstown is bringing sunshine to cancer patients in the Mid-Ohio Valley. Johnson’s inspiration for helping others is her grandmother, Shirley Johnson, who passed away on Nov. 26, 2016, after battling cancer. Shirley was 65 and lived in Vienna when ...

Beverly man dies in crash on Ohio 60

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MARIETTA — A two-vehicle traffic crash Wednesday evening resulted in the death of a Beverly man. Dale G. Mincks, 53, of 211 Sixth St., Beverly was traveling southbound on Ohio 60 in his 2000 Buick Century when he crossed the center line near mile marker 11 at approximately 5:38 p.m., ...

Camden Clark Medical Center seeks student art for display

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PARKERSBURG — WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center is asking area high school students to help decorate its hallway with art. The hospital announced Friday it was seeking submissions from Mid-Ohio Valley students in grades 9-12. If selected, the artwork will be professionally framed and ...

Joe Martin elected to Appalachia HIDTA board

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PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg Police Chief Joe Martin was recently announced as a member of the executive board for the Appalachia High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area. “I was humbled to be selected,” said Martin, adding he looks forward to the opportunity to “trade and share ideas, ...

Belpre Board of Education to meet Monday

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BELPRE — The Belpre City Schools Board of Education will meet in regular session 5 p.m. Monday in the Stone Administration Building/Early Learning Center. The meeting is open to the public. Time for public comment will be included in the meeting.

Vienna City Council discusses city insurance

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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 has spoken during many of the public forums in the past month, spoke again at Thursday’s Vienna City Council meeting. She expressed ...

President to declare national emergency over border

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Friday that he will declare a national emergency to fulfill his pledge to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump said he will use executive powers to bypass Congress, which approved far less money for his proposed wall than he ...

Glenville State College aims to impact Wood County teacher shortages

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GLENVILLE — Glenville State College and Wood County Schools are partnering to help address teacher shortages in critical areas. In a press release Thursday, Glenville State College announced the “Home Grown” program, which uses “coordinated college and public school partnerships ... to ...

Marietta targets blighted properties

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MARIETTA — Ten blighted, vacant and/or abandoned properties are the target of potential court action this year in Marietta. Marietta City Council’s Finance Committee met jointly with Planning, Zoning, Annexation and Housing Committee Thursday and both chairmen announced the placement of ...

What’s Next MOV discusses opioid crisis with Wood County Commission

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PARKERSBURG — Addiction is something that affects the entire community, whether people deal with it directly or not, representatives of a community action group told Wood County officials Thursday. Representatives from What’s Next MOV appeared before the Wood County Commission Thursday to ...

Wood County officials approve annexation

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PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Commission approved an annexation of multiple properties for the City of Parkersburg and set a de-annexation hearing for the City of Vienna. “We have an annexation and a de-annexation on the same agenda which is quite rare,” Commission President Blair Couch ...