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Williamstown City Council talks transfer of former elementary school

WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown City Council passed the second reading Tuesday of an ordinance that allows Mayor Paul Jordan to sign and execute the transaction of the former Williamstown Elementary School at 418 Williams Avenue in Williamstown from the Wood County Schools’ Board of Education ...

Parkersburg officials propose budget revisions

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg City Council’s Finance Committee will consider a series of mid-year budget revisions, including nearly $640,000 in additional projected sales and business and occupation tax revenue. Of that, $200,000 is proposed to be added to the planned project to rebuild and ...

West Virginia lawmakers target banks that boycott fossil fuels

CHARLESTON — On the heels of the state’s top banker taking action against an investment group pulling its funding from fossil fuel industries, a legislative committee took further actions against banks and investment firms. The West Virginia Senate’s Energy, Industry and Mining Committee ...

West Virginia’s COVID hospitalizations increase

CHARLESTON — COVID-19 hospitalizations statewide increased by more than 50 patients from Monday to Tuesday, according to the latest statistics from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. The state reported 907 patients were in the hospital, an increase of 53 from Monday ...

Mid-Ohio Valley continues snow cleanup as next round crystallizes

PARKERSBURG — As the area continues to dig out of last weekend’s snow storm there is a chance of around an additional inch of snow coming to the area tonight. Work continued on clearing local roads Tuesday after a winter storm dropped 8-10 inches of snow in some areas around the ...

West Virginia National Guard to assist at Camden Clark

PARKERSBURG — Starting next week, WVU Medicine Camden Clark will be getting a pandemic assist from the West Virginia Army National Guard. The hospital requested assistance and anticipates the arrival of 12 non-clinical support staff and a clinical liaison on Jan. 26. The clinical liaison ...