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Mid-Ohio Valley educators concerned for student mental health

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PARKERSBURG — Educators are reaching out to students to provide counseling and mental health services during the COVID-19 quarantine. Being stuck at home all day and unable to spend time with friends and loved ones can be rough at any age, but educators say these times can be especially ...

Easter egg hunts getting creative in era of social-distancing

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PARKERSBURG — All throughout the Mid-Ohio Valley, groups are gearing up to celebrate Easter, while still following the Center for Disease Control’s guidelines amidst the coronavirus. One of the many ways the community is getting in the spirit is by holding social distance egg ...

Buddy to live up to name as therapy dog in Tyler County schools

Community News

MIDDLEBOURNE — Dogs are called man’s best friend for a reason. Students in the Tyler County area will have a new best friend, Buddy, a dog recently acquired by the Tyler County Sheriff’s Department to be used as a therapy dog in schools. Buddy is a 6-month-old Labrador retriever who ...

Catholic schools, students experience new normal

Local News

WHEELING — Classrooms in West Virginia may be empty, but remote learning illustrates the strength of Catholic schools in meeting the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are not just trying to deal with things and get through this uncertain time. We are taking what some see as a mess ...

Solvay supplying material for medical face shields

Business

MARIETTA — Solvay Specialty Polymers is supplying plastic pellets used to manufacture face shields to protect medical personnel from COVID-19 infection. The company will supply “high-performance, medical-grade transparent film” to airplane-maker Boeing for its production of face ...

Red Lobsters throughout region close temporarily

Business

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — As the coronavirus continues to spread across Ohio and the nation, two regional businesses are closing their doors temporarily. The Red Lobster restaurant at the Ohio Valley Plaza in St. Clairsville and the Boscov’s department store at the Ohio Valley Mall are now closed. ...

Parkersburg man writes fifth novel

Community News

PARKERSBURG — A Parkersburg man penned his fifth novel, this one set in the world of auto racing. “On a Sunday in May” by Stephen Hupp is about a day in May in auto racing when the Grand Prix of Monaco, the Indianapolis 500 and the 600 Mile race at Charlotte are held. “On a Sunday in ...

Highmark West Virginia announces grants

Business

PITTSBURGH — Highmark Inc. and the Highmark Foundation this week announced $307,000 in grants to West Virginia organizations assisting people during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our company has a long history of helping communities in times of need, and there’s no greater time than now,” ...

WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center honors employees

Business

PARKERSBURG — WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center has selected the Department of the Month honorees for January and February. The Cardiac Cath Lab was named the January honorees while the Ambulatory Infusion Center was the February Department of the Month. The recognition program is ...

Riverview Credit Union offers program

Business

MARIETTA — Riverview Credit Union, with offices in Washington and Wood counties, has announced a special short-term lending program to help members affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Riverview Credit Union is implementing a zero interest, short-term loan program of up to $1,500 for members, ...

The Health Plan adds counties

Business

WHEELING — The Health Plan has announced the counties of Pickaway, Fairfield, Franklin, Delaware and Morrow counties in Ohio will now be a part of its Commercial HMO service area through its recently approved Certificate of Authority from the Ohio Department of Insurance. The Health Plan ...

Boogie for Bluegrass 5K slated for April 24-25

Local News

GLENVILLE — A musician’s health and wellness retreat and the Boogie for Bluegrass 5K Walk/Run sponsored by the Pioneer Center, the Glenville State College Bluegrass Music Education Center, will be held April 24-25. The event coincides with GSC’s alumni weekend. The retreat will include ...

ZMM, OWPR merger blends 60 years of design excellence

Business

PARKERSBURG — Two architectural firms based in Virginia and West Virginia have announced a merger that will provide integrated design services across both states. Charleston-based ZMM Architects & Engineers and OWPR Architects of Blacksburg, Va., have joined to create a regional design ...

Construction resumes at Wood County Technical Center

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PARKERSBURG — Work resumed this week at the Wood County Technical Center after a pause in construction due to COVID-19 concerns. Assistant Superintendent Mike Fling, who oversees facilities and construction for Wood County Schools, said a smaller crew returned to the site this ...

Wood County COVID-19 cases total eight

Local News

PARKERSBURG — The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Wood County rose to eight Friday. The Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department announced three more confirmed cases in a release Friday afternoon. The department said its response team will contact people who may have had close personal contact ...

Constellium sees four employees test positive for virus

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RAVENSWOOD — Four employees of Constellium Rolled Products in Ravenswood have tested positive for the coronavirus. “As of today (Friday) four of our team have tested positive for the coronavirus. In conjunction with the health department and CDC guidelines, we have taken the necessary ...

Parkersburg City Council to hold one April meeting, remotely

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PARKERSBURG — The next time Parkersburg City Council meets, most people participating likely won’t be in council chambers. This month’s meetings were tentatively planned for April 7 and 21, the first and third Tuesdays of the month rather than the traditional second and fourth, largely ...

Foundations team up to help in pandemic

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PARKERSBURG — A Parkersburg Area Community Foundation Fund supporting basic and emergency needs for citizens received a boost from another local organization as they work to assist the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Sisters Health Foundation recently awarded $25,000 to the ...