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Actors Guild of Parkersburg to open ‘Mamma Mia’ on Friday

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PARKERSBURG — The Actors Guild of Parkersburg’s latest production, “Mamma Mia,” opens Friday for a four weekend, 10-show performance at the guild’s playhouse at the corner of Eighth and Market streets. Friday and Saturday’s 8 p.m. shows are sold out. Tickets remain for other ...

Parkersburg Fishing Derby to be Saturday

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PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Recreation Commission will hold the Parkersburg Fishing Derby on Saturday at City Park and Southwood Park in Parkersburg. The derby will be 9 a.m.-noon at the ponds at both parks. It is free to all children ages 3-14. Prizes awarded for first, second and ...

City Park to host Scottish and Celtic Heritage Festival

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PARKERSBURG — The Mid-Ohio Valley’s Celtic Heritage will be highlighted Saturday during the 2019 Scottish and Celtic Heritage Festival at the City Park Pavilion. The 14th annual festival will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with admission of $5 per person, with children ages 12 and under ...

Missoula Children’s Theatre to perform ‘Pied Piper’

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PARKERSBURG — What do you do when your town is overrun by ravenous rats? You call the Pied Piper! Take a trip to Hamelin Town this Saturday with the Missoula Children’s Theatre group at the Smoot Theatre. More than 50 local students will perform an original musical adaptation of the ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Action sets Earth Day events

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PARKERSBURG — Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Action has announced plans for Earth Day events. Activities include the presentation of the National Geographic documentary, “Paris to Pittsburgh,” 7 p.m. today in the fellowship hall of the First Christian Church, 1400 Washington Ave. Climate ...

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Auction to Help Festival RAVENSWOOD — A public auction will be 6 p.m. Friday in the Old Fashion Bug Building in the Ravenswood Shopping Center. Concessions will be available. A portion of the proceeds helps support the Ravenswood Ohio River Festival. *** Easter Egg Hunt VOLCANO — ...

Ground broken for Gold Star monument

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PARKERSBURG — The Gold Star Families Monument for which ground was broken Tuesday afternoon in Parkersburg’s City Park is meant to honor those who have sacrificed their lives to protect the United States and the families they left behind. “As time and future comes and goes, many will ...

Former Commerce Secretary Thrasher to run for governor

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CHARLESTON — Woody Thrasher, a professional engineer who started a successful construction firm nearly 40 years ago and went on to become the state’s commerce secretary, announced his campaign for governor to challenge the man who appointed him then forced him out. Thrasher traveled to the ...

Wood BOE upholds employee transfers

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PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Board of Education upheld four contested service personnel transfers Tuesday, the first of several employee hearings scheduled this month. Three custodians and a secretary are among 13 employees contesting transfers as part of the school system’s annual ...

Commissioners ‘slightly’ raise levy rates

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PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Commission set the county’s levy rates Tuesday for the 2019-20 fiscal year. Commissioner Jimmy Colombo could not attend in person and participated via phone. County Clerk Mark Rhodes and County Administrator Marty Seufer also attended. The commission ...

Williamstown maintains same levy rates

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WILLIAMSTOWN — The city’s levy rates for 2019-2020 will stay the same as last year, council member Marty Seufer announced at Tuesday evening’s Williamstown City Council meeting. Council also approved the start of construction on a building for the community to use for baseball and ...

Gallery: Business After Hours

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West Virginia University at Parkersburg, in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce of the Mid-Ohio Valley and the Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce, played host to a Business After Hours and open house event on Tuesday. The theme of the event at WVU-Parkersburg was “Seasons of Love” from ...

On the Record

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Wood Magistrate PARKERSBURG — Wood County Magistrate Court heard the following cases on April 16. * Jasmine Anthonia Graves, 19, 920 Eutaw Place, Huntington, was arraigned on a charge of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, methamphetamine, and is being held at ...

Donkey visits First Lutheran to mark Palm Sunday

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PARKERSBURG — Palm Sunday, the start of Holy Week services at First Lutheran Church, 1701 19th St., began with a special visitor – a donkey owned by Earl Khosrovi – to the delight of children and adults alike. The donkey, an integral part of the entry of Jesus’ coming into ...

Expo spotlights Belpre business community

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BELPRE — Hundreds of people gathered Monday at Boxer’s Bed and Biscuits to visit and interact with businesses that serve the community at the fifth annual Belpre Business Expo. And that included several exhibitors from outside the city itself. “I think we’ve got to stop thinking ...

Superintendent Greenley continues Belpre schools revamp discussion

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BELPRE — Superintendent Jeff Greenley presented additional information Monday on his plans to revamp curriculum for Belpre City Schools. Greenley, who began as the district’s superintendent in February, has advocated for a shift in teaching in Belpre schools, one concentrating on “21st ...

Trump veterans join Justice campaign

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CHARLESTON — President Donald Trump is sending help to Gov. Jim Justice for the 2020 re-election effort which could see a new challenger. The Justice campaign announced Monday that Mike Lukach was joining the re-election team as campaign manager. Lukach was previously a part of Donald ...