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Naiks fined on one citation, another dismissed

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PARKERSBURG — The Naik companies were fined Monday for one citation and another was dismissed related to inspections of their facilities by the Parkersburg Fire Department. Fire Chief Jason Matthews issued 20 citations on eight Naik properties in December as a result of inspections of their ...

Wood Schools continues trauma care training

Local News

PARKERSBURG — Officials say helping children who are dealing with traumatic life experiences requires educators to better understand how to respond rather than react to disruptive student behavior. Wood County Schools on Monday held a second day of Classroom Emotional Response Training, ...

Belpre deals with Farson Street landslips

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BELPRE — Belpre City Council approved an emergency resolution to deal with a pair of landslips on Farson Street at Monday’s regular meeting. Council unanimously approved all three readings of a resolution accepting the best low bid for the repair project and giving the safety-service ...

Group pens book offering advice on writing

Local News

TERRA ALTA, W.Va. — A new book “Writerly Advice” has been written by members of West Virginia Writers Inc. Several of the writers for this book live in the Parkersburg area. “Writerly Advice” is designed to tell you how to write a book, from start to finish. The writers presents a ...

Wood County deputies honored

Local News

PARKERSBURG — Wood County Sheriff’s Department promoted one of its own and honored three deputies for their efforts in saving lives. A ceremony was held Monday morning at the Wood County Courthouse to honor four deputies. Wood County Sheriff Steve Stephens said it was a “joyous but ...

Anglers take West Virginia Bass Tournament’s bait

Local News

ST. MARYS — The winners of the 36th annual West Virginia Bass Tournament barely missed reaching the top spot last year, but came back this year to win the overall prize. Ed Dennis and Wes Kemper of the Logan, Ohio, area won the two-day tournament with a combined weight of 16.74 pounds in ...

A Republican Senate leader calls for governor’s resignation

Community News

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A top West Virginia Republican is calling for Gov. Jim Justice to resign. Sen. Craig Blair, R-Berkeley, said Monday the Republican governor should step down to deal with the many court cases that have dogged his businesses. Blair is chairman of the Senate finance ...

Dragon Boat Excursions hopes to make a splash in Muskingum River

Local News

MARIETTA — The MOV’n Dragons Organization held its first of six Muskingum River Dragon Boat Excursions on Saturday, launching from the Marietta High School Boat House dock on Gilman Avenue. Thirteen new paddlers took to the water Saturday with hopes that many more participants will ...

Marietta Board of Education hires administrators

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MARIETTA — The Marietta City Schools board of education approved hiring of two administrators Friday morning at a special meeting. Bernie Boice, previously director of instruction for Belpre City Schools, was hired as district testing director and special education supervisor, a new ...

New department store set to open in Marietta

Business

MARIETTA — The biggest space in the Lafayette Square shopping center is changing tenants, with a grand opening scheduled for June 27. The Peebles Department Store will close in mid-June for 10 days to be replaced by a Gordman’s outlet. Both store brands are owned by Stage, which also ...

Novak recognized by League of Women Voters of Wood County

Local News

PARKERSBURG — A departing member of the League of Women Voters of Wood County was recognized by the organization’s board of directors. Nancy Novak, who served the local and state Leagues, is relocating with her husband, Ernie, to the Philadelphia area at the end of June. Novak has been a ...

LGBTQ, supporters proudly turn out for Parkersburg picnic

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PARKERSBURG — Almost a thousand people went out to celebrate pride and express themselves at City Park in Parkersburg for the second annual Pride Family Picnic and PRIDEfest on Saturday. “We have come a long way in 50 years and we have a long way to go for the next 50 years,” said ...

Vienna Girl Scout hopes work to help pollinators bears fruit

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VIENNA — The younger population has really began tackling environmental issues, and the impact shows. Ellie Mommessin, 17, a member of Girl Scout Troop 1063 in Vienna, decided to focus her Gold Project on helping the local pollinator population grow. “You hear about the ‘save bees’ ...

Devola women start Cookie Nook from scratch

Business

DEVOLA — In two weeks, the pair has taken on 14 orders, dancing around the kitchen testing recipes and designs in Devola as their sons wrap up spring baseball season together. “Both of us were hobby bakers,” said Katie Warden, 40, as she pulled up a recipe in her home Monday to try for ...

Marietta Harbor opens with changes, upgrades planned

Business

MARIETTA — The Marietta Harbor will see a few changes this season, with bike and pontoon rentals going away but upgrades on the building planned. With opening weekend and a brief stint on generator power under his belt, the Marietta harbormaster got to work with minor dock repairs Wednesday ...

EQT ordered to pay $190,000 in damages

Business

CHARLESTON — EQT Corp., a hydrocarbon and pipeline transport company headquartered in Pittsburgh, was ordered to pay $190,000 in damages by the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia on Wednesday. According to the opinion written by Justice John Hutchinson, EQT violated the original ...