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Recovery Point helps 18 men graduate to drug-free life

Local News

PARKERSBURG — Eighteen men graduated Saturday from Recovery Point Parkersburg’s long-term residential recovery program. The Transitional Silver Chip Graduation Ceremony was held at Grace Baptist Church. At Recovery Point West Virginia, program participants must be unanimously voted into ...

Warner: West Virginia candidate filings go smoothly

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner said Saturday the nearly two-week candidate filing period for the May primary and November general election ballots has gone smoothly. The Secretary of State’s Office at the State Capitol Building in Charleston was open until ...

Greenmont Elementary School library mixes technology, tradition

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VIENNA — Clara Tracewell and Ainsley Hardesty were intent on making a basket Thursday. “We are trying to program Dash to go forward and shoot the basketball into the hoop,” Tracewell said. Using an iPad, the Greenmont Elementary School fourth-graders traded off programming and ...

Starbucks brewing in Marietta

Business

MARIETTA — The location of the former Cashland in front of the Marietta Country Club has seen significant activity over recent winter weeks. The 2,200-square-foot new structure is on track to bring another coffee option to this side of the Ohio River: Starbucks. “They pulled three ...

Joe Momma’s Kitchen gives to charities

Business

MARIETTA — Learning a traditional for-profit business model is tough enough for entrepreneurs taking the plunge. But expanding from child portions and light meal orders to a full-lunch restaurant while keeping a focus on charity has offered a learning curve for the Sauls family. “But we ...

February bringing performances to Mid-Ohio Valley theaters

Community News

PARKERSBURG — A variety of performances will be featured in February at the Smoot Theatre in downtown Parkersburg and Peoples Bank Theatre in downtown Marietta. * In Parkersburg, New York Voices will be presented at 8 p.m. Feb. 14 on the Smoot stage. Tickets are $30-$40 for adults and ...

YMCA of Parkersburg to hold senior classes

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PARKERSBURG—The YMCA of Parkersburg said it has a mission to serve the entire community with programs that improve healthy living and personal enrichment. That commitment includes providing a variety of fitness programs and social activities exclusively for seniors within the community, the ...

History Alive! program coming to Vienna Public Library

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VIENNA — A West Virginia Humanities Council History Alive! will be presented 6 p.m. March 5 at the Vienna Public Library in honor of Women’s History Month. Ilene Evans will portray Harriet Tubman (1820-1913), leader of the Underground Railroad. Tubman was born into slavery in Maryland, ...

Showalter granted Heritage Award

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MARIETTA — Linda Showalter, the Special Collections Manager at the Library of Marietta College, has worked to preserve and share the history of the College and Marietta. She has helped students, faculty, community members, and scholars, including Pulitzer Prize-winning author David ...

Goldberg looks back at Ohio University and WOUB

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ATHENS — It’s been nearly 50 years since Bruce Goldberg graduated from Ohio University. During that time, he made a career in marketing and communications in the transportation industry, but there’s always been that nagging “what might’ve been” and one place he’s never been able ...

Huntington Bancshares reports record annual earnings

Business

COLUMBUS — Huntington Bancshares has reported 2019 full-year net income of $1.4 billion, an increase of 1 percent from the prior year. Earnings per common share for the year were $1.27, up 6 percent from the prior year. Tangible book value per common share as of 2019 year-end was $8.25, a ...

Farra marks five years with Riverview Credit Union

Business

BELPRE — Angela Farra of Riverview Credit Union has celebrated her five-year anniversary with the financial institution. Farra joined Riverview in 2015 as a loan officer with over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. She assists members with their financial needs, ...

Shale Crescent USA wins award

Business

MARIETTA — Shale Crescent USA has won a 2019 Summit Marketing Effectiveness Award in the category of integrated business to business campaigns. Summit International Awards received more than 1,400 entries from 10 countries with recognition going to only 6 percent submissions. The Summit ...

Housecalls Home Health recognized

Business

PARKERSBURG — Housecalls Home Health has been named a top agency of the 2019 HomeCare Elite, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. For 14 years, HomeCare Elite has identified the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies and highlighted the top ...

Fire destroys Parkersburg home

Local News

PARKERSBURG — An early-morning fire Friday destroyed a house on Seventh Street and forced the closure of several blocks of road. The fire broke out at around 7:30 a.m. in a home at 1851 Seventh St. at the corner of Celia and Seventh streets. Early reports indicated no one was in the house ...

Parkersburg City Council to weigh budget revisions

Local News

PARKERSBURG — City Council will consider a number of mid-year budget revisions and a request from Mayor Tom Joyce to amend a request for proposals to purchase the Memorial Bridge when it meets Tuesday. Budget revisions affecting a total of $782,501 will be considered first by the Finance ...

Multiple car crashes reported in Parkersburg Friday

Local News

PARKERSBURG — With rainy weather in the forecast, the Parkersburg Police Department is urging people to be cautious and pay extra attention on the roads. “We have been very busy responding to a multitude of wrecks today,” Sgt. G. Powers with the Parkersburg Police Department said ...

Sen. Manchin: Trump trial needs witnesses

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CHARLESTON — Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., Friday said he has never before been a juror in a trial, but now sits as one of 100 jurors in the third impeachment trial in U.S. history, the trial of President Donald Trump. “I have never been called for jury duty, so this is a truly unique ...