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Wait times at Wood County COVID-19 test sites rising

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PARKERSBURG — Health officials say people seeking free COVID-19 tests at an event in Vienna today should be prepared to wait an hour or more. Demand is increasing along with the number of confirmed virus cases. Wood County moved back into the red classification on West Virginia’s map ...

Wood County law enforcement feels pain of Charleston’s loss

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PARKERSBURG — As Wood County deputy sheriffs head to their cruisers for patrols, they exit through a door bearing the message “Everyone goes home.” “We always hope and pray that everybody goes home at the end of their shift, and unfortunately in this job, that’s not always the ...

Wood County monitors trailer park cleanup

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PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Commission is continuing to monitor the cleanup efforts at the trailer park at Gihon Terraces Community. Property owner Tom Hohman appeared via telephone and property manager Lisa Lions appeared in person. Hohman appeared before the commission in early October ...

Camden Clark Medical Center weighing services amid COVID spike

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PARKERSBURG — The WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center in Parkersburg is looking at how it performs its needed services as local COVID-19 numbers are on the rise. Gov. Jim Justice announced Monday elective surgeries will be limited due to shrinking bed capacity at state hospitals due ...

Justice decries latest COVID-19 death numbers

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CHARLESTON — As COVID-19 death totals in West Virginia continue their ghastly climb, Gov. Jim Justice expressed both his condolences and his frustration. According to the Department of Health and Human Resources, 778 West Virginians have died from the coronavirus as of Wednesday. Since ...

Daughter, Seufer remember Williamstown councilman

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown City Councilmember Jim Parker, 52, passed away late Tuesday night from complications due to COVID-19 at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio, according to his daughter Jessica Huffman. “He was on life support and the medical team ...

Manchin touts bipartisan COVID-19 relief package

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WASHINGTON — A U.S. Senator from West Virginia outlined the work going into a COVID emergency relief package being worked on in Washington, D.C., to provide additional relief during the ongoing pandemic. U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., held a tele-press conference Wednesday afternoon with ...

Man facing charges after Washington County chase

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MARIETTA — A pursuit on Wednesday evening north of Beverly resulted in a man being taken into custody by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, according to Sheriff Larry Mincks. Robert Wells, 39, last known address of 3491 State Route 60, McConnelsville, according to court records from a ...

Justice praises Trump, acknowledges Biden presidency

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CHARLESTON — Republican Gov. Jim Justice — a friend and supporter of Republican President Donald Trump — continues to support the President but acknowledged for the first time that Democratic former vice president Joe Biden is likely the next president. “The more and more evidence that ...

Bake Boxes give Williamstown students tasty hands-on projects

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Students in Williamstown High School’s Baking and Pastry Foundations class are taking home “Bake Boxes” this week as part of a series of tasty and hands-on lessons. The students picked up the baking boxes Monday at Williamstown High and will use the ingredients to ...

Two COVID-19 deaths in Wetzel County

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PARKERSBURG — West Virginia officials announced 20 COVID-19-related deaths Wednesday, including two Wetzel County residents. A 99-year-old woman and 95-year-old man from Wetzel County were among those whose deaths were confirmed in the 24-hour period before the state Department of Health ...

West Virginia to offer free at-home COVID-19 tests

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CHARLESTON — State officials announced Wednesday another option for West Virginians to get tested for COVID-19 without leaving their homes. Gov. Jim Justice said the state would pay for COVID-19 tests that use saliva instead of nasal swabs that can be sent to residents’ homes instead of ...

Truck crash causes power outage in Parkersburg

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PARKERSBURG — More than 200 MonPower customers lost power for several hours Wednesday after a box truck hit a utility pole on Staunton Avenue. The crash happened around 8:52 a.m., Parkersburg Police Sgt. S.A. Semones said. A truck owned by Black Horse Carriers and driven by Douglas ...

Davisville man indicted on charges involving a minor

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WHEELING — A Wood County man has been indicted for violations against a minor in U.S. District Court in West Virginia. Steven Lockhart, 56, of Davisville, is facing charges involving a minor, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced. Lockhart was indicted on one count of attempted coercion and ...

WVU-P plans virtual STEM experience for teens

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PARKERSBURG — West Virginia University at Parkersburg will make going virtual fun for Mid Ohio Valley’s youth. From Dec. 28-31, the WVU-P Workforce and Economic Division will host a Virtual Teen 3D Printing Academy, an educational STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) ...

Tax revenue tops estimates for fifth straight month

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CHARLESTON — As West Virginia enters the sixth month of the 2021 fiscal year, the state’s tax collections continue to exceed estimates. According to preliminary numbers released by the Senate Finance Committee and the State Auditor’s Office on Tuesday, November tax revenue collections of ...

Williamstown Councilman Parker passes away

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WILLIAMSTOWN - Williamstown City Councilman Jim Parker passed away on Tuesday night, according to city officials. Parker, who was absent from the council meeting on Tuesday due to ongoing illness, was hospitalized in the cardiac intensive care unit at the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center in ...