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Wood County still working on voting efforts

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PARKERSBURG — Changes continue to the voting precinct locations as Wood County officials prepare for the November general election. County Clerk Mark Rhodes appeared before the Wood County Commission on Thursday for an update on where things stand. Representatives at Beechwood Presbyterian ...

Pleasants County man among latest virus victims

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CHARLESTON — Six more people including a man from Pleasants County are among the confirmed deaths from the COVID-19 virus, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported Thursday morning. The death toll from the virus in West Virginia was at 325 people. The department ...

Williamstown Elementary School earns Blue Ribbon nod again

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WILLIAMSTOWN — For the second time in school history, Williamstown Elementary School Thursday was named a 2020 National Blue Ribbon School. After first receiving the award in 2008, Williamstown Elementary was among 367 public and private schools selected this year by the U.S. Department of ...

Senate approves Manchin resolution on transfer of power

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WASHINGTON — A resolution offered by Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., calling for the peaceful and orderly transititon of power after the election in November was approved by unanimous consent Thursday by the U.S. Senate. The resolution was in response to President Donald Trump on Wednesday ...

Vienna City Council discusses relief fund, Johns Manville property

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VIENNA — Vienna City Council met Thursday evening to discuss an update on the Small Business Relief Fund, dead and diseased tree removal and progress on the Johns Manville property. The dead and diseased tree ordinance was passed unanimously for its final reading. The ordinance gives the ...

Parkersburg YMCA slates two-day pickleball tournament

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PARKERSBURG — The YMCA of Parkersburg will hold a two-day pickleball tournament Oct. 10-11. Players of all skill levels will have the opportunity to support a good cause while participating in men’s, women’s, and mixed doubles. Pickleball is a paddleball sport that’s grown in ...

Woman sentenced for misappropriation of funds

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HARRISVILLE — A former employee of the WVU Extension Service in Ritchie County was sentenced after pleading guilty to misappropriating funds and fraudulently collecting reimbursements totaling thousands of dollars earlier this year. From Jan. 1, 2016, to Feb. 29, 2020, Stephanie Deem ...

Castle Pop-Up Tour to highlight Marietta mounds

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MARIETTA — An archaeologist at The Castle will lead a tour of the mounds in Marietta. Wes Clarke will provide a detailed look at the mounds including Conus at Mound Cemetery, the Capitolium, Quadranaou and Sacra Via from noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 17 and 2:30-4:30 p.m. Oct. 17. The rain-or-shine ...

Free COVID-19 tests set for Saturday in Ravenswood

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RAVENSWOOD — Free COVID-19 testing will be held noon- 6 p.m. Saturday at Riverfront Park in Ravenswood in Jackson County, the Department of Health and Human Resources said. Testing is available to everyone, including asymptomatic individuals.

Mask incident leads to protest, lock down

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LOGAN - The Logan Police Department confirms Logan Hocking Local Schools were on lock down Thursday due to threats to both the school system and the police department. Protesters with signs stating "back the blue, stand with Smitty and Smitty you make the world a better place" stood outside of ...

Wood County Schools ending own color-coded virus system

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PARKERSBURG — Superintendent Will Hosaflook and the Wood County Board of Education announced Tuesday that Wood County schools will be dropping the local district’s color-coded system to eliminate confusion with the state’s school alert system map. The district’s Stoplight System of ...

Wood County BOE allowing retired educators to work as subs

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PARKERSBURG — Retired teachers in Wood County can work as substitutes without losing retirement benefits, the Board of Education decided on Tuesday. The purpose is to employ retirees as substitutes during a school year on an expanded basis in areas of critical need and shortage. Under ...

West Virginia University at Parkersburg celebrates downtown facility

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PARKERSBURG — A virtual ribbon cutting was held Wednesday for the West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s new Center for Civic Engagement in downtown Parkersburg. Due to ongoing concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was held virtually on the Facebook pages of WVU-P and the ...

Trump rallies his supporters during trip to Pennsylvania

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MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — President Donald Trump predicted Tuesday in 42 days he will repeat his performance of 2016 and win Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes. “I’m all for fracking,” he told the crowd. “My opponent is against oil, guns and God.” The Republican incumbent in the ...

Actors Guild of Parkersburg to perform ‘Clue’ online

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PARKERSBURG — It will be a dark and stormy night and the scene for murder at the Actors Guild of Parkersburg when “Clue: Stay-At-Home Edition” is performed online at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are available on the Guild website at www.actors-guild.com and are $18.95 per device, ...

Morgantown bar owners file new federal lawsuit over closure orders

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CHARLESTON — Lawsuits continue to pile up for Gov. Jim Justice with Morgantown bar owners challenging an executive order indefinitely shutting them down due to COVID-19 coronavirus infections among university students. Wheeling attorney Martin Sheehan filed a complaint in the U.S. District ...

WVU students heading back to in-person classes Monday

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MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University will resume in-person undergraduate classes on the Morgantown campus beginning Monday, the university announced Wednesday afternoon. “The data drove our decision and I am so delighted all indications are we can safely return to in-person ...