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Day of Action returns to Mid-Ohio Valley

PARKERSBURG — The Day of Action is one of Stacy DeCicco’s favorite events, and the 2021 edition was even sweeter, since it didn’t happen at all last year. “Today felt extra special to us, because to sit out last year and have to take it off the calendar was just really sad,” said ...

Mineral Wells resident discusses $1M Babydog win

PARKERSBURG — As part of the first round of drawing for the state-wide “Do It For Babydog” vaccination sweepstakes, Mineral Wells resident Karen Foley left the state capital a whole lot richer, taking a giant check for $1 million back to Wood County on Sunday. “I can’t describe the ...

Red Cross seeks Mid-Ohio Valley donors to combat blood shortage

PARKERSBURG — The American Red Cross is experiencing a severe blood shortage as the number of trauma cases, organ transplants and elective surgeries rise and as a result deplete the nation’s blood inventory. Donors of all blood types, especially type O, are urged to make an appointment to ...

Military dad makes it his mission to read to his son, at home and afar

ATHENS — Athens resident Darrell Fawley IV, who is 5-years-old and known by his family as Dary, almost always needs a book read to him by his dad before he can fall asleep at night. “I like when we read a new book and then Dary summarizes the plot,” said Darrell Fawley III, Dary’s ...

YMCA gives dads their due

PARKERSBURG — The YMCA of Parkersburg Sunday joined the nation in celebrating Father’s Day and recognizing the influence fathers and adult male role models have in children’s lives. The YMCA of Parkersburg celebrated fathers by reflecting on the history of the holiday that began at a ...

Justice celebrates West Virginia’s 158th birthday, state’s COVID efforts

CHARLESTON — Standing on the front steps of the Capitol Sunday, Gov. Jim Justice, state officials and lawmakers joined the public in celebrating West Virginia’s founding while also celebrating success at controlling COVID-19 spread. “The sun is shining beyond belief,” Justice said to ...