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Williamstown Yellowjackets take down Marietta Tigers, 34-7

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MARIETTA — The Williamstown Yellowjackets took advantage off Marietta Tigers junior kick returner Tony Munos fumbling in the games opening kick-off. Williamstown later scored after receiving good field position and forced the Tigers to cough up the ball two more times in the half, as the ...

Lawyer: Family would have requested autopsy in VA death

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PARKERSBURG — An autopsy would likely have been performed had the circumstances been disclosed of how a patient died at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center, said an attorney representing the families of veterans who died at the hospital under suspicious means. John Hallman, 87, passed ...

Vietnam veterans gather to mark 50th anniversary reunion

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WILLIAMSTOWN — They met in their youth, and their shared experiences were shivering in monsoon rains, fending off insects and snakes in the jungle and being shot at. They came home, one or a few at time as the Army let them go, to disdain and misunderstanding, dogged by uneasiness and grim ...

Boats converge for Point Park festivals

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PARKERSBURG — Point Park was popular Friday night, as people and boats showed up for the start Riverfest and Parkersburg Paddlefest. Riverfest attracted several sternwheleers, many of which had been in town from last weekend’s Ohio River Sternwheel Festival in Marietta. “This is our ...

Vandy’s AIRoom helps upset students find calm

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PARKERSBURG — Van Devender Middle School says a cool-down room for students under stress is helping reduce discipline problems while keeping students in class. The Alternative Intervention Room, nicknamed AIR, gives students a quiet place to calm down when they become stressed or ...

United Way Alliance, Chemours distribute food

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WASHINGTON, W.Va. – The United Way Alliance of the Mid Ohio Valley with Chemours distributed fresh produce to residents on Friday afternoon. According to Robin Ollis, regional communications manager for Chemours, the company was contacted by the United Way a few weeks ago to see if it ...

Man sentenced for traveling to meet a minor for sex

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CHARLESTON — A Logan, Ohio, man accused of traveling to Parkersburg to meet a minor was sentenced to prison for a federal sex offense, the United States Attorney said. Donald E. Ward, 59, was sentenced to 36 months in prison for traveling in interstate commerce in order to engage in illicit ...

Three charged with fraudulent returns activity at Walmart

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VIENNA — Three people are in the regional jail on charges they returned fraudulently obtained merchandize for cash at Walmart in Vienna. Officers from the Vienna Police Department were at Walmart on another issue at 2 p.m. Wednesday when they were alerted by store loss prevention officers ...

Capito explains W.Va. benefits in first FY2020 appropriations bills

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., has highlighted appropriations beneficial for West Virginia in a committee review of the 2020 Department of Defense Appropriations Act and the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act unanimously. The defense spending act was ...

Drug trafficking sweep nets multiple arrests

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Staff Report PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Narcotics Task Force and the Washington County Sheriffs Major Crimes Task Force teamed up to take down a drug trafficking organization distributing narcotics in Wood and Washington counties. On Friday, search warrants were executed at four ...

Manchin, Capito announce funds against opioid addiction

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WASHINGTON — The state of West Virginia will receive about $9.3 million from the Health Resources and Services Administration and the Centers for Disease Control for health centers, universities and state programs to combat the opioid epidemic. “West Virginia is ground zero for the battle ...

Matheny Motors collects athletic shoes for kids

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PARKERSBURG — Businesses and individuals provided 250 pairs of new athletic shoes for children in the Mid-Ohio Valley this summer as part of the Kicks for Kids shoe drive. Additional athletic shoes, for kids from pre-kindergarten through high school, will be provided from the proceeds of ...

On the Record

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Wood Sheriff PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports Sept. 13: * On Sept. 11, Christopher Adam Grinter, 33, of Victory Street, was arrested on a warrant for strangulation. * On Sept. 11, Ronald L. Myers, 57, of Jefferson Drive, was cited for ...

St. Marys town hall focuses on substance abuse

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ST. MARYS — Substance abuse prevention and education was the topic of discussion at the St. Marys Town Hall meeting Thursday night at the St. Marys High School Auditorium. West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey teamed with Pleasants County Family Resource Network to speak with ...

Purdue Pharma settlement still a long way off

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PARKERSBURG — The revelation of a potential settlement agreement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma does not mean lawsuits by thousands of communities — including several in the Mid-Ohio Valley — are on the verge of ending. Purdue is just one of the manufacturers and distributors facing ...

Point Park Marketplace closed; building vacant for now

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PARKERSBURG — The Point Park Marketplace, home over the last few years to a variety of vendors, closed at the end of August. Acquired in a 2013 land swap with a downtown property owner, the market building is owned by the City of Parkersburg and was leased in 2016 to business owners Marvin ...

Waverly Elementary supporters take case to state Board of Education

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CHARLESTON — Opponents of the closure of Waverly Elementary School in Wood County traveled to Charleston Thursday to make their case before the West Virginia Board of Education. The state school board met for its monthly meeting at its headquarters at the state Capitol where Waverly ...

Wood County grand jury returns indictments

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PARKERSBURG — Chester Robert Ulysses Lilly III, 32, who is in custody at the regional jail, was indicted on charges of murder and failure to register from June by the Wood County grand jury on Thursday. The following people were also indicted by the grand jury Thursday: * Jeremy Scott ...

Cabin will not be moved at Fort Boreman Park

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PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Commission will leave the historic cabin in Fort Boreman Park where it is and place a proposed picnic shelter behind it. The commission met Thursday with Wood County Parks Director Jeremy Cross about putting the bids out for picnic shelters at Fort Boreman and ...

Justice proclaims W.Va. Heroes Day

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CHARLESTON — The state will pay tribute to police officers, firefighters, emergency medical responders and 911 dispatchers this weekend in honor of Heroes Day. Gov. Jim Justice signed a proclamation in July naming Sept. 14 as Heroes Day. In a press release Thursday, Justice praised the ...