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Release of superintendent candidates delayed

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PARKERSBURG — Wood County Schools did not release the names of the candidates for Wood County Schools superintendent on Monday, with officials disagreeing on who would have to release the information. Wood County Board of Education President Lawrence Hasbargen had planned to release the ...

Balloon release marks Child Abuse Prevention Month

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MARIETTA — With a nice breeze blowing, the sky was briefly dotted Monday with 144 blue balloons, one for each child in foster care in Washington County in 2017. Just as quickly as they were released, they were gone. The balloon release at Washington County Children Services on Davis Avenue ...

Wood County Commission seeks update on Emerson Commons TIF zone

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PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Commission wants an update on the progress of work being done at the Emerson Common TIF zone. It has been almost a year and a half since the commission approved the formation of a tax increment financing (TIF) district at Emerson Commons. “I think it is ...

Parkersburg PD arrest robbery suspects

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PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg Police investigated two robberies in as many days, and two suspects are now in custody. Joshua Cole Kinney, 26, of 709 Hall St., Parkersburg, was arrested shortly after Gary’s Always Hot on Staunton Avenue was robbed early Saturday morning. Michael Brandon ...

Third traffic fatality in Athens County

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ATHENS — A third person was killed in a third traffic accident in Southeast Ohio over the weekend while a Parkersburg woman was killed in an accident on Thursday in Lexington, Tenn. Helen Horn, 86, of New Marshfield, Ohio, was killed shortly before 1:30 p.m. Sunday when she collided with a ...

Former HSOV manager, wife charged

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PARKERSBURG — The former manager of the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley in Marietta and his wife were charged Friday for allegedly purchasing nearly $400 worth of fuel on a gas card he obtained from the animal shelter. Andrew Scott Little, 46, and Danyale Marie Little, 40, both of 249 ...

Washington County grand jury indicts 26

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MARIETTA — Two people accused of stealing from an elderly Waterford woman in February were among 26 people indicted by a Washington County grand jury Monday. Zachary Mounts, 35, of 100 High Ave. Waterford, and Lorena Smith, 41, no address given, were both charged with felony counts of ...

Finance Committee weighs options

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MARIETTA — The bulk of Marietta City Council’s Finance Committee was spent discussing the possible paths for financial solvency Monday. Council heard from representation from the International Association of Fire Fighters, explaining that whichever route the city would take, either to try ...

On the Record

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Wood Magistrate PARKERSBURG — Wood County Magistrate Court released the following reports April 30: * Heather Yvonne Hatfield, 42, of 557 Nicolette Road, Parkersburg, was arraigned on a charge of possession of a controlled substance by fraud and bond was set at $5,000 surety. * Benjamin ...

Man’s best friend gets day in the sun at Mountwood Park

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VOLCANO — Mountwood Park once again went to the dogs Sunday during the 10th annual Woof Fest. A number of people and their canine friends came to the park for the annual dog-friendly event, which featured a number of contests, demonstrations and nine vendors geared for dog owners and their ...

Parkersburg rally focuses on child abuse, sexual assault

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PARKERSBURG — Abuse can take many forms and its impacts can be felt for years afterwards. A Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Awareness Rally was held Sunday at City Park to bring attention to problems which exist in this community, throughout the state and around the nation. Over 75 ...

Cutler Heritage and Legacy Day celebrates the past

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CUTLER — The ninth annual Cutler Heritage & Legacy Day took place Saturday at the Cutler Community Center, giving those who attended an opportunity to learn about and share history of the area. Always held the fourth Saturday in April, the Cutler Heritage and Legacy Society joined ...

Neighbors trash Marietta junk garage in complaints

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MARIETTA — Imagine getting to bed and all of a sudden hearing loud banging and pounding on metal right outside your home. Add to that the sounds of cars pealing out of a gravel drive and burning rubber on the road, cars being bashed into others and constant revving of engines past 9 ...

Marietta officials prep for impact of Ohio tax measure

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MARIETTA — In the midst of tax return season, the Marietta Income Tax Department is trying to make a million dollars by today. “We’re in the midst of processing returns and payments right now,” said Bonnie Duff, deputy tax administrator. But they’re also trying to prepare for the ...

Athens County woman dies in crash

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ATHENS — Troopers from the Athens Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating a crash that occurred on State Route 13 near Alderman Road in Athens County. At approximately 2:35 p.m. Friday, Cieona Jade Vaido, 21, of Glouster, was driving a 2003 Nissan Sentra northbound on SR-13 ...

Primary elections active in Ohio counties

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MARIETTA — Two counties neighboring Washington County have contested elections for a county commission seat, and in a third, one county auditor position is being challenged and a village is asking its voters to renew an operating levy. In Noble County, three candidates have filed for a ...