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Athens County officials search for man who jumped into river

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ATHENS, Ohio — The search continued on Sunday for a man officials said had jumped into the Hocking River. The Athens Fire Department was alerted at approximately 8 p.m. Saturday for a male in the Hocking River near the Whites Mill water fall at 2 Whites Mill Drive in the city of ...

Excavator tips during demolition of downtown Parkersburg buildings

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PARKERSBURG — Demolition work on a pair of old buildings at Fourth and Market streets in downtown Parkersburg got underway Friday. An accident on the site Saturday morning caused some delay in the work and caused the Parkersburg Police Department to close traffic on Fourth Street and the ...

Your Voice MOV: Finding solutions to the opioid crisis

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“They’ve tried spraying naloxone into his nostrils, but it’s had no effect. He’s not breathing. They’re running out of time. “One of the medics takes a drill out of his bag and turns it on. It whirs like a dental drill as he pushes it into the man’s shin bone, trying to create a ...

Hundreds come out for Pride Family Picnic in Parkersburg

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PARKERSBURG — A Pride Family Picnic organized by Parkersburg Pride drew hundreds of people at the City Park Pavilion on Saturday. Parkersburg Pride, which began is Fairness Parkersburg and became Parkersburg Pride in January, hosted Saturday’s picnic in celebration of LGBTQ+ Pride month ...

Parkersburg YMCA holds summer safety camp

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PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg YMCA held its first child safety camp on Saturday morning, focusing on summer safety issues aimed at children ages 7 to 12. About a half-dozen children signed up for the event, but event organizer Melissa Wigal was not discouraged. Wigal, who works as aquatics ...

Mid-Ohio Valley to mark Fourth of July

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PARKERSBURG — A number of activities are planned in the Mid-Ohio Valley around the Fourth of July holiday. WOOD COUNTY * The annual American Legion Post 15 Carnival and fireworks show at Parkersburg’s City Park begins July 2 and runs through July 7 with games, rides and concessions. ...

South Parkersburg Kroger offers online shopping

Business

PARKERSBURG — Kroger in South Parkersburg is now offering online ordering, the second in the area. The ClickList service at 903 Division St. commenced Thursday, creating jobs for 15 new employees who shop for customers, assemble orders and deliver groceries to the customer’s car at ...

Highmark West Virginia earns top awards

Business

PARKERSBURG — Highmark West Virginia has been recognized as the 2017 Contact Center Industry Customer Experience Awards of Excellence by the Service Quality Measurement Group. Highmark West Virginia was the recipient of group’s First Call Resolution Improvement Award and the Highest ...

American Electric Power upgrade efforts get notice

Business

MARIETTA — As weather warms, the first signs of a long-term plan to upgrade electricity reliability not only for Marietta, but all of Washington, Noble and Monroe counties are being noticed, and the plans have some residents concerned about the impact on their properties. The overall ...

Woodcraft wins manufacturing award

Business

PARKERSBURG —Woodcraft received one of three American Manufacturing Awards for Best Packaging at the 73rd National Hardware Show held May 8-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Made in USA Brand and GBQ Partners sponsored the awards, which reflect American manufacturing excellence in ...

Two-hour Trips From the MOV: A quick stop on the way to Weston

Community News

On the way to Weston from Parkersburg is the city of Bridgeport. There are six parks in the city: City Park, which has picnicking, play structures and a walking trail; Briarwood Park, which has a swing set and play structure; Deegan and Hinkle Lakes Park, which has a boating and fishing area, ...

Five Below, Ultra Beauty coming to Grand Central Mall

Business

VIENNA — Two businesses are locating into the former hhgregg at the Grand Central Mall, the Washington Prime Group Inc., the mall parent company, announced. Ulta Beauty and Five Below are expected to open this fall, the mall said. The stores will be adjacent to Old Navy and Panera Bread. ...

Mid Ohio Valley Ballet Company students receive honors

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PARKERSBURG — Mid Ohio Valley Ballet Company members Edie Tidd, Owen Tidd, Daisy Lawrence, Catherine Hudson and Grace Sears have all been awarded Summer Study honors and scholarships for 2018. Edie, Owen, Daisy and Catherine will attend “The Beginnings” Workshop from Aug. 1-6 at Rider ...

Civil War Round Table of the Mid-Ohio Valley plans field trip

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MARIETTA — The Civil War Round Table of the Mid-Ohio Valley and the Blennerhassett Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will host a field trip featuring important Revolutionary and Civil War sites in Virginia. The 2018 Origins of Freedom Field Trip will depart from Marietta ...

Flags for Heroes to be held in Williamstown

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WILLIAMSTOWN — The Williamstown Lions Club will hold its first Flags for Heroes from June 30 through July 8 at Tomlinson Park. The club will be flying over 150 full-sized flags, which have been sponsored by area residents for $50 in honor of a hero. The flags will fly in the park with their ...

Efforts aim to tip scales on Gov. Jim Justice

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PARKERSBURG — They’re going at West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice from different angles. The Republican Party in Wood County this week formalized its call for impeachment. A petition to order the governor to comply with the West Virginia Constitution and reside in Charleston was filed by the ...

High water from storms cresting across Mid-Ohio Valley

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PARKERSBURG — Local river levels have crested or will crest early Saturday, according to the National Weather Service river observation stations. At 9 p.m. Friday, the water level of the Ohio River at Parkersburg was 25.14 feet, well below the flood stage of 36 feet. Forecasts show the level ...

Parkersburg City Council to consider ban on motorized bicycles

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PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg City Council on Tuesday will consider banning motorized bicycles on municipal streets and property, allowing residents of areas with time-limited parking to obtain passes for those spaces and offering a discount for paying annual city fees in advance. Council meets ...