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Neale Elementary School honors students

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Staff Reports VIENNA — Teachers and administrators Saturday delivered signs and “graduation” packets to Neale Elementary School sixth-graders who will move on to middle school this fall. Each student received a diploma, a medal, a Neale Alumni t-shirt, and individualized signs for ...

Jackson County water project receives grant

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RIPLEY — A $2 million loan was awarded to the Southern Jackson County Public Service District for a project that will provide water service to four areas in the county. “I’m pleased this important Rural Development investment loan will be used to extend Jackson County’s water service ...

Downtown PKB starts shopping incentive program

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PARKERSBURG — Folks spending money in downtown Parkersburg now have a chance to make a little money at the same time. Downtown PKB this week introduced #ShopPKB, a campaign through which people can earn a $25 gift card if they spend at least $150 over three purchases at participating ...

Wood BOE to meet Thursday in special session

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PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Board of Education will meet briefly in special session Thursday to approve guidelines for reopening school sports. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. through the Zoom meetings app. A full agenda and link to the meeting can be found on the Wood County Schools ...

Satellite voting sites open for early voting

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PARKERSBURG — Satellite voting sites opened Tuesday for early voting in Wood County at the Vienna Community Building, Williamstown High School, Mineral Wells School and Lubeck Elementary. Early voting started May 27 at the Judge Black Annex in downtown Parkersburg. The primary election is on ...

Woman charged with attempted murder

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SALEM — A Doddridge County woman last week was charged with three counts of attempted murder after she reportedly fired a weapon at three victims. According to the criminal complaint filed with the Doddridge County Magistrate Court, Nancy Lea Neely, 48, 2303 Meathouse Fork Rd., New Milton, ...

Campaign reports: Kelly leads in contributions

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A candidate for the 10th District in the House of Delegates is the leader in contributions among legislative candidates in Wood County. Republican John Kelly has raised the most money for the election cycle. He reported contributions to date of $21,750 and expenditures of $4,901, according to ...

Commissioners approve July 4th fireworks for Fort Boreman Park

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PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Commission approved a request from Parkersburg Mayor Tom Joyce to allow the city to use the area of Fort Boreman Park as a staging area to set off fireworks on July 4 to commemorate Independence Day. The city fire chief will coordinate with the West Virginia ...

Williamstown still mulling opening of city pool

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown City Council is still deciding whether to open Williamstown city pool. According to Mayor Jean Ford, the city still needs more information to make the decision. The two major points of information Ford said were needed are the total circumference of the pool to ...

River Cities Symphony plans more virtual events

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MARIETTA — Concert halls and other live venues may be closed due to the pandemic, but the River Cities Symphony remains dedicated to its mission to provide symphonic music experiences for the Mid-Ohio Valley. With the support of the Marietta Community Foundation and several corporate ...

Wood Magistrate

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Wood Magistrate PARKERSBURG  — The Wood County Magistrate Court released the following reports May 29: ˜* Kyle Andrew Dent, 27, 608 Pike St., Parkersburg, was arraigned on a third offense shoplifting charge and is being held on a $10,000 surety bond. * Nicole Victoria Tayman, 26, ...

Parkersburg Police: Sunday’s protest was peaceful

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PARKERSBURG — A Sunday protest over the death of George Floyd was peaceful throughout, Parkersburg Police Chief Joe Martin and Wood County Sheriff Steve Stephens said. “The marchers were very peaceful,” Stephens said. “They expressed their opinions in a way that did not provoke ...

Both Parkersburg City Council District 4 primaries contested

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PARKERSBURG — The most contested primary race for Parkersburg City Council is in District 4 with two candidates in both the Republican and Democratic primaries. Councilman Eric Barber is being challenged in the GOP race by Brett Bringardner, with the winner set to face either Donna Sue ...

Pandemic drives West Virginia tax revenue numbers down

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CHARLESTON — For the second consecutive month, West Virginia tax collections came in below estimates, prompting calls for a special session to move money to keep the state from ending the fiscal year with a deficit. According to the State Auditor, tax collections for the state General ...

Justice praises West Virginia’s peaceful protesters

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CHARLESTON — After a weekend of peaceful protests broke out across the state over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Gov. Jim Justice praised those who chose nonviolent activism, but joined federal officials in warning against violence and vandalism. Protests broke out nationwide ...

Wood County Schools plans summer meals program

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PARKERSBURG — Wood County Schools will continue meal distribution through the summer months at nine locations. The summer meal distribution runs June 17 through Aug. 5. The distribution will take place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each Wednesday. Each box will contain five breakfasts and five ...

Wood County Schools offers free books throughout summer

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PARKERSBURG — Wood County Schools has expanded its summer books program to include all students of all grade levels. The program begins June 9 and will allow families to pick up a new book at their home school each Tuesday for eight weeks, said Christie Willis, director of curriculum and ...

Wood County Commission OKs primary voting sites

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PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Commission approved Monday a list of which voting precincts will go to which consolidated voting site for the primary election on June 9. County Clerk Mark Rhodes appeared before the commission on Monday with the list which divides up the county’s voting ...