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Netanyahu indicted, accused of corruption

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s attorney general on Thursday formally charged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a series of corruption cases, throwing the country’s paralyzed political system into further disarray and threatening the long-time leader’s grip on power. Attorney General ...

Gaunch believes cracker will come to West Virginia

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FAIRPLAIN — While visiting Jackson County Wednesday, West Virginia Commerce Secretary Ed Gaunch said he believes a cracker plant will come to the Mountain State within the next decade. Gaunch made the remarks during the Jackson County Economic Development Authority’s annual luncheon ...

Salvation Army Red Kettle drive begins Friday

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PARKERSBURG — The Salvation Army of Parkersburg’s annual Red Kettle Campaign kicks off with a ceremony Friday at the Grand Central Mall. The 6 p.m. event will include performances by the Jackson Middle School choir and the Salvation Army brass band composed of local musicians, said Maj. ...

West Virginia lawmakers discuss education goals for 2020 session

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CHARLESTON — While the topic of education shouldn’t be a contentious one for the first time in two year, leaders in both the West Virginia Senate and House of Delegate laid out several educational goals Wednesday for the legislative session starting in January. Attendees of the fourth ...

Wood County BOE members respond to ‘absent parents’ comment

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PARKERSBURG — Wood County Board of Education members say a principal’s comments of the board being “absent parents” due to a lack of school visits were uncalled for and unfair. At Tuesday’s board of education meeting, Van Devender Middle School Principal Darlene Parsons said her ...

Parkersburg Academy delivers Thanksgiving food

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PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg Academy’s “Operation Thanksgiving Basket” provided a Thanksgiving meal and more for 43 local families. On Nov. 11 and 12, staff, parents and 30 students from Parkersburg Academy placed 1,000 empty bags at the front doors of homes in Parkersburg, Vienna and ...

Harbor Point breaks ground for Williamstown townhouses

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Harbor Point Development broke ground for the first of the waterfront townhouse condominiums Wednesday. “We are very excited to officially begin the construction phase of the first townhouse unit,” said Mark Mondo, project developer. Plans for the project were ...

Warren High School choir to perform at Cleveland Cavaliers game

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VINCENT — For the Warren High School bass chorus, Saturday will mark the continuation of a years-long tradition. The group will open the Cleveland Cavaliers NBA game by singing the national anthem. “Several years ago the Cavs contacted me about having the chorus come to sing,” choir ...

Morrisey sues opioid manufacturers

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CHARLESTON — Two major makers of opioids were sued on Tuesday by the attorney general in West Virginia, who said his office is continuing the battle against those who helped fuel the state’s deadly drug epidemic. The lawsuits said Endo Health Solutions Inc., Mallinckrodt LLC and ...

U.S. House bill pushes non-opioid alternatives

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WASHINGTON — U.S. representatives from West Virginia and Alabama have introduced a bill to expand access for seniors to non-opioid alternatives. The Non-Opioids Prevent Addiction in the Nation Act eases the barriers to non-opioid pain management for seniors enrolled in Medicare, according ...

Parkersburg native pursues acting career

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LOS ANGELES — Parkersburg native Scarlet Sheppard is being recognized for a commercial and a YouTube channel show she is appearing in. Sheppard appears in a national commercial for Chewy pet supplies that has been running on TV and online. Sheppard and another actress are holding cute ...

Mid-Ohio Valley to hold Thanksgiving dinners

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PARKERSBURG — Various organizations and churches will continue the annual Thanksgiving tradition of providing a free meal to residents. * The Parkersburg Salvation Army on Fifth Street will hold its free Thanksgiving Day Dinner beginning at 11 a.m. Thanksgiving Day. Dinner will be served ...

Holiday in the Park opens Saturday

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PARKERSBURG — The annual Holiday in the Park lights display at City Park in Parkersburg will kick off with a lighting ceremony 6 p.m. Saturday at the City Park horseshoe pits where there will be holiday music, speeches by local dignitaries, recognition of past supporters and Santa Claus ...

Belpre Farmers Castle to hold Hineman book sale

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BELPRE — Books collected over the lifetime of the late Rod Hineman will be offered for sale from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Thomas Annex of the Belpre Farmers Castle and Education Center. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the museum at 509 Ridge St. “Rod collected hundreds of ...

Smoot Theatre to present A Christmas Carol

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PARKERSBURG — The annual production of “A Christmas Carol” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Smoot Theatre in Parkersburg. Tickets are $30-$40 for adults and $20 for students by calling 304-422-7529 or at smoottheatre.com. (Photo Provided)

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Meatloaf Dinner PARKERSBURG — A meat loaf dinner will be held 6 p.m. Friday at The Knights of Columbus, 1010 Market St. The event is open to the public. Call 304-428-0331 for takeout orders. *** Crafts and Vendor Holiday Sale PARKERSBURG — A crafts and vendor holiday sale will be ...

Wood County BOE recognizes students

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PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Board of Education Tuesday recognized two students whose suicide awareness posters were chosen in the Secondary Schools’ Suicide Prevention Contest. Alayna Garst, left, an eighth-grader at Williamstown High School, won the middle school competition and Julian ...

Wood County Middle Schools Cheer Competition

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PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Middle School Cheer Competition was Nov. 5 at Parkersburg High School Memorial Field House. Jackson Middle School Generals cheerleaders finished first, Edison Middle School Eagles cheerleaders finished second and Blennerhassett Middle School Bobcats ...