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Auxiliary donates over $77K to Camden Clark for patient care

PARKERSBURG — The Camden Clark Auxiliary has donated $77,343 to WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center. The donation was in multiple equipment purchases for enhanced patient care, including 17 Philips Vital Sign machines, two Smart Beds for the Ambulatory Infusion Center and an Elite Touch ...

Sisterville Ferry to offer private cruises

SISTERSVILLE — For the first time, the Sistersville Ferry is offering October cruises for anyone wishing to book a private event. Normally the ferry season ends at the end of September but pilot Bo Hause said they decided to offer the private cruises as an opportunity to bring in more ...

Wood County Adult Learning Center moves to St. Joseph’s Landing

PARKERSBURG — After a one-year stay on Market Street, the Wood County Adult Learning Center relocated to the sixth floor of St. Joseph’s landing at 600 18th St. over the summer. Combining the two previous locations known as Lincoln and Lakeview Adult Learning Center in the summer of 2019, ...

Planning commission clears way for Mister Bee expansion

PARKERSBURG — The Municipal Planning Commission on Friday approved the abandonment of part of the unimproved right of way for West Virginia Avenue for an expansion project by the West Virginia Potato Chip Co., makers of Mister Bee potato chips. The company petitioned the city to abandon a ...

Dimex to add over 50 full time jobs

A local company will be adding more than 50 full-time jobs between now and December for its production area. “We would love to find candidates who are experienced extrusion operators on either profile or calendaring lines,” said Diana Davis, human resources manager for Dimex Corporation. ...

Morrison named premier Bryant dealer fourth year

Staff Reports MARIETTA – For the fourth consecutive year, Morrison Inc. has been recognized for its commitment to excellence with a spot in the 2020 Circle of Champions by Bryant Heating & Cooling Systems. Morrison is one of only 15 dealers in Ohio to achieve the status and in the ...

Opera house marks 20th anniversary

Staff reports McCONNELSVILLE — September marks the 20th anniversary of the first performance of the Ohio Valley Opry at the Twin City Opera House in McConnelsville. Since owners and operators Marvin and Deana (Bennett) Clark met in 1988 at a country music festival in Morgan County, the two ...

Local man writes to help people find happiness

PARKERSBURG — A Parkersburg man has written a book he hopes will encourage people to find happiness. “Leah, a Love Story” is taken from the Bible, William J. Henry said. The book is his third. “I guess it is an opportunity to help people who feel they have to rely on other people for ...

WVU Parkersburg ranked top in state for affordability

PARKERSBUERG — West Virginia University at Parkersburg has been recognized as the most affordable college in the state by University HQ, the college announced. The rankings help students find the school that matches their budget and career path by comparing college tuition rates, degrees ...

Wood County Development Authority offers grants

PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Development Authority is supporting small businesses with helping them to apply for West Virginia CARES Act Small Business Grants WCDA officials are available to support the efforts of small businesses when applying for the grants, officials said in a press ...

Parkersburg artisan finds online marketplace handy

PARKERSBURG — A Parkersburg woman and her handcraft business has joined an online marketplace of shops donating its corporate profits to charities fighting childhood hunger. Trina Earl of Personalized Country Creations joined Goimagine.com, which donates all its profits in the Caring ...

Unit formed by Morrisey uncovers $410M in fraud

CHARLESTON — A fraud unit established under the attorney general in West Virginia will soon uncover more than $410 million in consumer, disability and Medicaid fraud. Savings and funds secured since early July pushed the amount to $409.7 million, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said. That ...

Parkersburg eyes second B&O exemption

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg City Council will consider a second B&O tax exemption to help businesses struggling with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Council is scheduled to meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers on the second floor of the Municipal Building. Once that meeting ...

Camden Clark Medical Center receives resuscitation award

PARKERSBURG — A hospital in Parkersburg has received the Get with the Guidelines-Resuscitation Silver Award from the American Heart Association. WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center was recognized for implementing quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association ...

West Virginia University at Parkersburg sees boost in fall enrollment

PARKERSBURG — West Virginia University at Parkersburg will see a significant increase in enrollment for the fall semester, officials said. School officials are anticipating a 24 percent increase in enrollment as the school has increased its efforts to retain students and attract new ...

Wood County Airport Authority signs renovation contracts

WILLIAMSTOWN — A grant offer of the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport’s LED lighting project was accepted and contracts were signed for the renovation of the main terminal and general aviation roofs during Tuesday’s Wood County Airport Authority meeting. With the runway project already ...

Early data: West Virginia August tax revenue beats expectations

CHARLESTON — Buoyed by increases in personal, corporate income taxes and consumer spending, tax collections for the month of August exceeded estimates even during the coronavirus-fueled recession. According to preliminary data released from the Senate Finance Committee and data from the ...

Westbrook begins Exodus journey

PARKERSBURG — The recovery community is continuing to grow as Westbrook Health Services and the Chamber of Commerce of the Mid-Ohio Valley held a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday for Exodus, a residential treatment facility for male clients. Thanks to a $1 million grant from the West ...