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Trustees seek more input on Devola trail proposal

Local News

MARIETTA — Even though Muskingum Township Trustee Ken Shilling has received 18 suggestions from the public about a proposed walking and bike trail that connects Devola’s Multi-Use Path with Marietta’s River Trail following a previous public meeting, he said he is looking for more. On ...

Parkersburg Pathfinder Club holds flag retirement ceremony

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PARKERSBURG — The children of Parkersburg Pathfinder Club conducted their first U.S. flag retirement ceremony Saturday at the bandshell in City Park. The two flags retired had been the tattered flags that flew at the Parkersburg Academy, said Monica Zill, academy Principal and Assistant ...

Embattled West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Loughry resigns

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CHARLESTON — Days before lawmakers were scheduled to hold another special session to draw up a new article of impeachment, Justice Allen Loughry saved them the trouble and has resigned. Gov. Jim Justice announced Loughry’s resignation Saturday evening, a day after he called a special ...

Crews respond to downtown Parkersburg fire

Local News

PARKERSBURG — A building located at 806 A Avery St. in downtown Parkersburg caught on fire Saturday afternoon. Lt. Jody Casto, with the PFD, said cause of the fire was still under investigation. “There was no one in the building at the time of the fire, and no injuries while putting it ...

Mid-Ohio Valley groups prep for Thanksgiving dinners

Community News

PARKERSBURG — Various organizations and churches will continue the annual Thanksgiving Day tradition of providing a free meal to community members on the holiday. * The Parkersburg Salvation Army will hold its annual free Thanksgiving Day Dinner beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day ...

Belpre man to mark 100th birthday

Community News

BELPRE — A Belpre man who was born four days after the end of World War I went on to serve in World War II and will celebrate his 100th birthday four days after the 100th anniversary of the first war’s end. Roy Sees, of Belpre, was born in Parkersburg on Nov. 15, 1918, and grew up around ...

Letters lead to meeting of sailors’ relatives

Community News

DAVISVILLE — Two letters in Reader’s Digest led to a meeting between a Wood County man and a Tennessee woman whose fathers survived Japanese attacks against the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Bunker Hill during World War II. Joe Duckworth of Davisville read a submission to “Humor in ...

Camden Clark Medical Center names Kyle Pierson as new CFO

Business

PARKERSBURG — A new chief financial officer has been named at WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center. Kyle Pierson will join the senior leadership team in Parkersburg in January and takes over from Mary Jo Shahan, interim CFO and a senior financial adviser to WVU Medicine. “I am ...

Parkersburg doctor president of Southern Medical Association

Business

PARKERSBURG — The Southern Medical Association has installed Dr. David W. Avery of Parkersburg as president for 2018-2019. Avery is board certified in family medicine and he received his medical degree at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, N.Y., and completed his residency in ...

Enthusiasm for winter farming sprouting up at Grow Ohio Valley

Business

WHEELING — Traditionally, the autumn harvest signals the end of the growing season, but that isn’t the case anymore in the Wheeling area. In fact, leaders of Grow Ohio Valley and several local farmers are demonstrating that vegetables and herbs can be grown locally throughout the winter. ...

School violence focus of Washington County training seminar

Local News

BEVERLY — Seventy-five administrators from every school district in Washington and Noble counties, along with area law enforcement officials, gathered in Beverly on Monday to discuss new methods of defining threats from students, and how to respond. Fort Frye Local Schools hosted the ...

Coats for Kids campaign looks to help kids stay warm

Community News

MARIETTA — An annual project to provide warm outerwear for children and families in need is ready to go into operation. Coats for Kids will offer free coats, hats, gloves and scarves for children of all ages starting the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 27. Lisa Valentine, a project ...

WVU Medicine hospitals among ‘Most Wired’

Business

PARKERSBURG — HealthCare’s Most Wired, now in its 20th year, traditionally tracked the adoption of healthcare IT in hospitals and health systems. The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives took over the Most Wired program and revised the survey questions and methodology ...

Crews at Avery Street fire

Local News

The Parkersburg Fire Department is at the scene of a fire in the 800 block of Avery St. near the intersection. Intersections in the area were closed were traffic.