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In-person graduation in May for WVUP

Community News

PARKERSBURG —West Virginia University at Parkersburg will be holding an in-person graduation ceremony in May, its first since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. College President Chris Gilmer informed the university’s Board of Governors of the plans during their regular meeting on ...

Library to hold next History Scavenger Hunt

Community News

PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg and Wood County Public Library through the Genealogy Department will hold its semi-annual History Scavenger Hunt from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 28, May 1, May 5 and May 8. In October, the library held its first Fall 2020 History Scavenger Hunt at Henderson Hall. ...

Wood County resident among latest tallied virus deaths

Community News

Staff Report CHARLESTON — A resident from Wood County is among the deaths from the COVID-19 coronavirus confirmed Wednesday morning by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. The state reported the death of a 65-year-old man from Wood County in the department’s ...

Wood Magistrate

News of Record

PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Magistrate Court released the following reports April 12: • Casey Rachelle Davis, 34, 104 Greenwood Drive, Williamstown, pleaded guilty to a cell phone charge and was assessed $100 in court costs and fines. • Cassandra Mae McCloy, 30, 702 Camden Ave., ...

Wood Sheriff

News of Record

PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports April 12: • From April 9-11, the Wood County Sheriff’s Office answered 160 calls: 18 traffic stops; 24 complaints by phone and in person; four domestic calls and domestic protective orders served; nine ...

Parkersburg Police

News of Record

PARKERSBUG — The Parkersburg Police Department released the following reports on Aug. 13: April 9 • Herbert Bess, 49, of Parkersburg, was arrested on on a parole violation, disorderly conduct, destruction of property and battery. • Jonathon Godwin, 37, of Evans, W.Va., was arrested ...

McKinley leads forum on protecting pipeline jobs

Local News

CHARLESTON — While President Joe Biden is pitching a multi-trillion-dollar infrastructure package to Congress, First District Congressman David McKinley, R-W.Va., reminded people one of Biden’s first acts as president was canceling an infrastructure project with possible repercussions for ...

Two W.Va. virus deaths reported Tuesday

Local News

Staff Report CHARLESTON — Two deaths from the virus were reported Tuesday by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, a 73-year-old woman from Ohio County and a 77-year-old woman from Wyoming County, the department said. The total number of deaths in West Virginia stands ...

J&J vaccine paused; W.Va. follows CDC in waiting for review

Local News

CHARLESTON — Use of Johnson and Johnson’s one-shot COVID-19 vaccine will be paused in West Virginia until a federal review takes place, Gov. Jim Justice announced Tuesday. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration issued a statement Tuesday ...

Unemployment rate below 6% for first time since pandemic

Business

CHARLESTON — West Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dipped down below 6 percent for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic last March. According to WorkForce West Virginia, the state’s unemployment rate for March was 5.9 percent. West Virginia’s March ...

Blennerhassett DAR wins state, national awards

Community News

PARKERSBURG — Two members of the Blennerhassett Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution posted wins in the American Heritage Committee annual contest open to all members. With the theme of “Rise and Shine Your Light on Your Revolutionary War Patriot,” ...

Walk for Life Sunday at City Park

Community News

PARKERSBURG — The Women’s Care Center in Parkersburg will hold its 25th annual Walk for Life on Sunday at City Park. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. in the large picnic shelter next to the Henry Cooper Log Cabin Museum. Music will be provided by the Liberty Street Church of God Praise ...

Wood BOE approves new instructional materials

Community News

PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Schools Board of Education approved new instructional materials for English and health courses and recognized students for completing i-Ready lessons and recent competition winners from the Wood County Technical Center on Tuesday. A team of classroom teachers ...

Listening Place educates on child abuse

Community News

PARKERSBURG — Blue and silver pinwheels are on display around the area to symbolize happy childhoods and bright futures for victims of child abuse during Child Abuse Prevention Month in April. The Children’s Listening Place is educating the community about its mission to ensure ...

Parkersburg Utility Board approves proposal for bond refinancing

Community News

PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Utility Board voted Tuesday to refinance bonds through the investment banker that originally issued them after considering proposals from local banks. The move is expected to save the utility upward of $400,000 by refinancing at a lower interest rate the bonds ...

Wood Sheriff

News of Record

PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports on April 9: April 5 • A deputy responded to Emerson Avenue for a vehicle accident. The deputy observed the vehicle to have minor damage to the front driver side bumper and the driver stated he was traveling ...