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West Virginia GOP makes strong gains

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PARKERSBURG — The West Virginia Republican Party celebrated victories across West Virginia on election day, leading to a sweep of all statewide offices and its largest majority in the Legislature since the Great Depression. Republicans picked up three seats in the state Senate, giving them a ...

Mid-Ohio Valley elects a new slate of sheriffs

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RIPLEY — A few counties welcomed a new sheriff after the results of the 2020 election were tabulated Tuesday. Chief Deputy Brian Hickman from Roane County will take the place of Sheriff L. Todd Cole once he begins his term in January. Hickman has been an officer since 2011 when he was with ...

Parkersburg man sentenced on child porn charges

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CHARLESTON — A Parkersburg man was one of two sentenced Tuesday to federal prison for sex offenses involving minors in U.S. District Court in Charleston. Terry Allen Riley, 62, of Parkersburg, was sentenced Tuesday to seven years in federal prison for receipt of child pornography. Following ...

Holiday Mail for Heroes campaign begins

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PARKERSBURG — The American Red Cross of the Ohio River Valley is encouraging participation in the Holiday Mail for Heroes campaign. The annual campaign affords individuals, families, schools, youth, civic groups, scouting troops, places of worship, corporations and community groups an ...

WVU-P receives grant for diversity projects

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PARKERSBURG — West Virginia University at Parkersburg has received funding for diversity initiatives. The school is among 17 higher education institutions in the state awarded grants from the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission and Community and Technical College System to ...

Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center seeks volunteer drivers

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CLARKSBURG — The Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center is seeking qualified volunteer drivers to support the Volunteer Transportation Network. Drivers will assist veterans with their transportation needs to and from scheduled appointments at one of five locations throughout North Central West ...

Glenville State’s ‘Trillium’ accepting submissions

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GLENVILLE — Glenville State College is accepting submissions for “The Trillium,” the college’s literary and arts journal, for the 2021 issue. Visual art, poetry, fiction, song lyrics and other forms of creative expression can be submitted. Written submissions should be electronically ...

Duo to offer virtual performance

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MARIETTA — The River Cities Symphony Orchestra will present clarinetist Chris Bowmaster and violinist Raquel Ravaglioli in a live-streamed virtual performance at 3 p.m. Nov. 15 at https://www.facebook.com/rivercitiessymphony. With pianist Marie Mallory, the duo will perform two trios, ...

Tom Joyce wins second term as Parkersburg’s mayor

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PARKERSBURG — Tom Joyce handily won a second term as Parkersburg’s mayor, while some council seats changed hands and a couple races remain too close to call. According to final, unofficial results from the Wood County Clerk’s, Joyce, a Republican, received 7,291, doubling up the 3,603 ...

Incumbent Mayor Randy Rapp re-elected in Vienna

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VIENNA — Incumbent Vienna Mayor Randall Rapp has been re-elected to serve for his third term, according to unofficial election results released Tuesday evening by the Wood County Clerk’s Office. Longtime councilmember Bruce Rogers was the only incumbent not to retain his seat, coming in ...

Morrisey wins third term as Attorney General

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — Defending his office from another Democratic challenger, Republican Attorney General Patrick Morrisey won a third term Tuesday as the state’s top attorney. According to unofficial results posted by the West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office, Morrisey defeated ...

Commissioner Tebay wins another term

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PARKERSBURG — Robert Tebay will serve another term as a Wood County Commissioner. The Republican incumbent faced and defeated David Foggin, a non-partisan candidate, according to the unofficial results from Tuesday’s general election. On Tuesday evening, Tebay was leading with 25,696 ...

Warner defeats Tennant to stay Secretary of State post

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CHARLESTON — The incumbent Secretary of State in West Virginia attributed Tuesday’s win for a second term to teamwork and accomplishments. “It was a team effort,” Republican winner Mac Warner said. Warner appeared headed to a second win over Democrat Natalie Tennant, a former ...

Doddridge County elects Clinton Boring sheriff

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WEST UNION — Doddridge County has a new sheriff, Clinton Boring, according to the unofficial results of the 2020 general election. With 12 of 12 precincts reporting, Ronald L. Travis was re-elected for county commission with 2,737 votes and Lorena Catee Slater was re-elected as county ...

Conley, Kimes elected to House of Delegates

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PARKERSBURG —It appears Republicans Roger Conley and D. Shannon Kimes will be joining the West Virginia House of Delegates, as they led in the unofficial vote tallies Tuesday night. Conley got the second highest amount of votes for the three available seats in the 10th District race with ...

Boley fends off challengers to retain District 3 seat

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PARKERSBURG — District 3 Republican incumbent Sen. Donna Boley was re-elected to the West Virginia Senate Tuesday night, defeating challengers Robert “Robin” Wilson, Democrat, and Travis Shultz, Libertarian, according to the unofficial election results from Tuesday’s general ...

Election Roundup: Results from around the Mid-Ohio Valley

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Calhoun elects new sheriff, commissioner GRANTSVILLE — Calhoun County now has a new sheriff and county commissioner, as reported in unofficial 2020 election results Tuesday evening. All 10 precincts reported their results, including a win for Republican Warren Masnett for sheriff with ...

WVU-P officials taking part in annual think tank virtual sessions

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Staff Reports PARKERSBURG — The annual Think Tank of the National Institutes for Historically-Underserved Students will be held November 5-7, 2020 with officials at West Virginia University at Parkersburg playing a prominent role. In the past the event was held at the local campus, but due ...