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Kite enthusiasts take to the sky at New Era festival

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MINERAL WELLS — Good weather throughout the weekend brought out a record number of people to the 10th annual New Era Kite Festival over the weekend. Sunny and windy conditions on Saturday and Sunday brought out many people to Mineral Wells Elementary School on W.Va. 14 in Mineral Wells ...

Morrisey seek information on Catholic Church sexual abuse

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PARKERSBURG — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is looking for witnesses and people who have information regarding sexual misconduct in the Catholic Church in the state of West Virginia. Morrisey was in Parkersburg on Sunday and spoke with The Parkersburg News and Sentinel ...

Bells ring in spring at Marietta church

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MARIETTA — The 29th annual Marietta Area Spring Ring, with its beautiful sounds of hand bell ringing and resonating throughout the Basilica of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, was held Sunday evening in Marietta. Free and open to the public, the annual bell choir concert was a ...

Suspect items found at McDonough Wildlife Refuge

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VIENNA — Authorities are investigating two suspicious items found Sunday at McDonough Wildlife Refuge at Vienna. A walker who was going through the park around noon-12:30 p.m. found a two-liter bottle with liquid and metal items inside of it, said Vienna Police Chief Mike Pifer. Police ...

Musician hopes anti-bullying message resonates

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LOWELL — The assembly began with the sound of a flugelhorn floating over the crowded auditorium. Then the recorded band kicked in and students, grandparents, parents and staff at Lowell Elementary School clapped and stomped to the rhythm. David Wells, of Vienna, a Grammy-nominated ...

Oriana House, recovering addicts look to their future

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MARIETTA — Treating addiction is more than just removing the substance of abuse. It’s replacing the behaviors of substance abuse with positive structures while healing from past traumas and relearning how to function sober. That structure is what Oriana House Inc. says it has put ...

Painting Reno fire hydrants helps Scout land Eagle badge

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MARIETTA — Video games, eating pizza and chatting with friends on Instagram can dominate a lot of free time for teenagers. But for Marion Maxon, a 15-year-old sophomore at Marietta High School and member of Boy Scout Troop 200, his schedule has been filled with spending time helping ...

Parkersburg Budget Breakdown

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PARKERSBURG — The approximately $34 million 2019-20 budget recently finalized by Parkersburg City Council includes a number of changes from years past and the continuation of recent initiatives. Here’s a look at key parts of the budget, what’s different and why and the adjustments made ...

Scouts race to be the fastest at Pinewood Derby

Community News

VIENNA — People were racing to the mall Saturday morning for the annual Pinewood Derby race. The Pinewood Derby brought together Cub Scouts from Washington, Wood and Jackson counties, now called the Kootaga District, to compete for a chance to advance onto the Buckskin Council Championship ...

McKinley taking district issues back to Congress

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia’s 1st District congressman has spent much of March traveling his district and state hearing about the issues important to citizens and state leaders. U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., spent the beginning of March in Charleston meeting with Gov. Jim Justice and ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Easter Parade set for April 13

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PARKERSBURG — The 10th annual Mid-Ohio Valley Easter Parade will be 2 p.m. April 13 along Market Street in downtown Parkersburg. Event founder and chair Kiki Angelos said due to this year being the 10th anniversary, there will be no entry fee for anyone that wants to participate. The ...

Aldi to open in Parkersburg in 2019

Business

PARKERSBURG — A new Aldi location will open later this year near Kohl’s in south Parkersburg. It will be the grocery retailer’s third location in the Mid-Ohio Valley, joining stores in Vienna and Marietta. The new addition is part of Aldi’s $3.4 billion investment to expand to 2,500 ...

Horse neglect a widespread issue

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MARIETTA — Life is challenging for horse owners and sometimes their animals, but this year has been particularly troublesome. For the second consecutive year, hay, usually bought as winter feed for horses, is scarce and expensive in the Mid-Ohio Valley. “Last year’s weather really ...

Five Star Moving and Storage receives Spire Award

Business

MARIETTA — Five Star Moving and Storage Inc., an agent for Wheaton Worldwide Van Lines, has received the 2018 Spire Award by Wheaton Van Lines. Five Star was named one of the Top 5 agents of more than 400 Wheaton agents. “The Spire Award for Excellence recognizes agents who receive ...

Tri-State Roofing and Sheet Metal Co. receives safety award

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PARKERSBURG — The Contractors Association of West Virginia has recognized Tri-State Roofing and Sheet Metal Co. for safety excellence in the workplace with the 2018 Safety Achievement Award-Industrial Division. The association presented the award to Tri-State on March 20 at the 2019 ...

Counseling Center helps Marietta native with addiction

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MARIETTA — Three months of isolated therapy in the hills of Adams County is what it took for Marietta native Tim Ryan to put his chaotic life in order. Ryan had been crossways with the law since he was a juvenile. His court record shows drug possession, robbery, assault, domestic ...

Substance abuse workshop to be held in Parkersburg

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PARKERSBURG — A workshop to provide information for first responders about Substance Abuse Disorder is scheduled for April 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Fort Boreman meeting room of the Judge Black Courthouse Annex, 317 Market St. Speakers will include Dr. James Berry, Dr. Larry ...

O’Bleness Hospital leader receives top honors

Business

ATHENS, Ohio — Dr. J. Todd Weihl, DO, vice president of medical affairs and director of medical education at OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital, has received the James F. Sosnowski, DO, Distinguished Service Award from the Columbus Osteopathic Association. Weihl joins a distinguished group of ...

BerryDunn receives CPA recognition

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BerryDunn was recently recognized as one of the top 100 CPA/Consulting firms in the nation by Accounting Today. Earning No. 65 on the list this year— jumping up nine spots from No. 74 in 2018. BerryDunn sees its commitment to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people as the ...