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Morrisey, Petsonk face off in only debate in West Virginia AG race

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CHARLESTON — In what is likely the first and only time the two candidates will meet face-to-face before next week’s Nov. 3 election, Republican Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and Democratic challenger Sam Brown Petsonk sat down to debate. Morrisey and Petsonk traveled to Morgantown on ...

Officials report four COVID-19 deaths in West Virginia

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CHARLESTON — The COVID-19 death toll in West Virginia has risen by four. In its daily update Wednesday, the state Department of Health and Human Resources announced the confirmation of the deaths of a 77-year-old Upshur County man, a 73-year-old Mercer County man, an 85-year-old Cabell ...

Williamstown Middle/High School unveils memorial to Sept. 11

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WILLIAMSTOWN — In honor of the 19th anniversary of those lost in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the “Garden of Freedom” was unveiled at Williamstown Middle/High School on Wednesday afternoon. The garden is a joint project between Lori Daugherty’s sixth-grade science enrichment class ...

Washington State Community College consolidates student services

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MARIETTA — Washington State Community College has consolidated its student services to one area of campus in an effort to take the stress out of enrollment and ultimately strengthen student success. The new centralized space, called the Student OneStop, houses admissions, College Credit ...

U.S. Marshals: Operation locates 45 missing children

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CHARLESTON — A multi-agency law enforcement effort in West Virginia and Ohio resulted in the recovery of 45 missing children, three of them found in Jackson County. According to a release from the U.S. Marshals Service, marshals in the Southern Districts of West Virginia and Ohio conducted ...

Wood BOE outlines options for in-classroom learning

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PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Board of Education announced that parents will have three options in sending their children to school in a unanimous decision during the board’s meeting Tuesday at Jefferson Elementary Center. The process will start on Nov. 9 for elementary schools and the ...

U.S. Attorney Stuart recognizes Parkersburg Narcotics Task Force

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PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Narcotics Task Force was recognized Tuesday as the Drug and Violent Crime Task Force of the Year for West Virginia’s Southern District. Mike Stuart, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia, presented the award during Tuesday’s Parkersburg ...

Judge throws out challenge to pandemic orders

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CHARLESTON — A federal challenge to Gov. Jim Justice’s authority during the COVID-19 state of emergency was thrown out Tuesday, following three state-level challenges to Justice’s executive orders. U.S. District Judge John Bailey issued an order Tuesday denying a motion for injunctive ...

West Virginia reports 8 more COVID-19 deaths

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From staff reports CHARLESTON — Eight COVID-19-related deaths were reported by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources on Tuesday, bringing the statewide total during the pandemic to 432. In its daily update on the novel coronavirus, DHHR announced the deaths of an ...

Ritchie bond to fund two new schools

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HARRISVILLE — Two new elementary schools have the potential to break ground if Ritchie County residents vote for the bond that would help provide the funding for the projects. On Nov. 3, Ritchie County voters will decide whether or not to approve the school construction bond. ...

Ritchie County Schools talks COVID-19 measures

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HARRISVILLE — Ritchie County Schools is continuing its efforts to keep the school community safe and kids in school during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Superintendent Jim Brown, for the first five weeks of the school year, no positive cases were reported within the school system. ...

Belpre City Schools has virtual town hall

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BELPRE — Belpre City Schools held its third virtual town hall meeting Tuesday to provide an update on the community and the school year thus far. “I am so grateful for everybody and what we are doing at a local level,” Superintendent Jeffrey Greenley said. “The good news for Belpre ...

Murder trial date set for McClung

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PARKERSBURG — Trial has been set for the man accused of the September 2019 murder of Parkersburg resident Karen Yeager. Dominick McClung, 18, in custody at the Donald R. Kuhn Juvenile Center in Boone County, is scheduled to go to trial April 6 before Judge Jason Wharton following a hearing ...

Senators, candidates react to Barrett confirmation

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia’s two U.S. senators were on opposite sides of the vote for federal Judge Amy Coney Barrett for justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, and Republican and Democratic candidates weighed in with Barrett hearing arguments on the Affordable Care Act next month. The U.S. ...

Deadline to request absentee ballot is today

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CHARLESTON — With less than a week until Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 3, voters wishing to vote by absentee ballot need to get their applications into the hands of county clerks today. West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner gave the first of several daily election briefings Tuesday ...