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City council OKs bridge sale documents

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PARKERSBURG — City Council on Tuesday approved a document outlining the criteria for prospective buyers to acquire the Memorial Bridge. The meeting lasted just eight minutes, including council voting 8-0 as the Committee of the Whole to refer the document to the full body and another 8-0 ...

Belpre after-school program looks for students

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BELPRE — Officials say an after-school learning program in Belpre through the Washington County Boys and Girls Club still has space available for interested families. Executive Director Rebecca Johnson spoke Monday to the Belpre Board of Education concerning the program for Belpre ...

Marietta committee discusses Rathbone

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MARIETTA — Marietta City Council’s Streets Committee focused on next steps Tuesday for residents and the city following more than 20 years of flooding concerns in the Rathbone area. The neighborhood of Rathbone rests between Davis Avenue and Muskingum Drive in the third ward of the city. ...

Williamstown focuses on safety

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown City Council has been discussing ways to regulate and enforce rules for golf carts, ATVs and off-road vehicles that are being used increasingly on the streets. Some council members have brought up banning these vehicles entirely from the city, but others don’t ...

Disease detected in plants sold in Ohio stores

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MARIETTA —A plant disease that has decimated oak forests in California, Oregon and parts of Europe has been detected in rhododendrons and lilacs sold during the spring and early summer at Walmart and Rural King in 17 states, including southeastern Ohio. Anyone who bought the plants is being ...

Recovery Point Parkersburg to host open house Saturday

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PARKERSBURG — Recovery Point Parkersburg will have an open house at noon Saturday at its long-term residential recovery facility at 4204 Emerson Ave. Recovery Point Parkersburg, a nonprofit organization, opened its doors in 2017 and has since served hundreds of men suffering from substance ...

U.S. DEA: Operation Crystal Mountain has ended

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PARKERSBURG — Operation Crystal Mountain, a sweeping enforcement action spanning in Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia that targeted Mexican drug cartels, drug trafficking organizations and other individuals involved in the manufacturing and distribution of methamphetamine, has ended, the ...

Williamstown Police

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WILLIAMSTOWN — The Williamstown Police Department released the following reports Aug. 19: Aug. 12 • Perikles Giamourides, 50, Canton, Ohio, was cited for driving on a suspended license and possession of controlled substance on Highland Avenue. Aug. 13 • Justin Brian Hines, 22, ...

Wood Magistrate

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PARKERSBURG — The following cases appeared in Wood County Magistrate Court on Aug. 19: • Damon Luke Offenberger, 27, 211 Fourth St., Williamstown, posted $2,000 bond on a citation of first-offense DUI. • Jeffrey Wayne Maxwell, 56, 709 Tygart St., Parkersburg, posted $500 bond for ...

Wood Sheriff

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PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports Aug. 19: • On Aug. 15, Shannon Delores Caplinger, 44, of Post Mill Way, was arrested on a capias for failure to appear on truancy charges. • On Aug. 15, Nicole Deloris Ramsey, 33, of 11th Avenue, turned ...

Vienna Police

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VIENNA — The Vienna Police Department released the following reports Aug. 20: Aug. 7 • Tommy W. Fluharty of Parkersburg was arrested on charges of shoplifting and trespassing. Aug. 8 • Wilbert F. Kelley Jr. of Parkersburg was arrested on a warrant for violation of a domestic ...

Parkersburg Police

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PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Police Department released the following reports Aug. 20: • On Aug. 19, the Parkersburg Police Department responded to 115 calls for service. • Oakley Cheuvront, 26, of Parkersburg, was arrested Aug. 19 on a warrant for destruction of property and fleeing ...

Washington Sheriff

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MARIETTA — The Washington County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports Aug. 19: • On Aug. 16, a warrant was requested by Sgt. Tornes for the arrest of Eric Dean Barth, 32, unknown whereabouts, on a charge of failure to provide a change of address. Barth was sentenced in Ohio ...

50 years since Parkersburg mass shooting

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PARKERSBURG — A lone gunman opens fire with a high-powered rifle on a group of unsuspecting people in a commercial district, killing two and wounding three more. It sounds like the sort of story America has seen unfold too often recently, but this one happened in Parkersburg — 50 years ...

Wood commission talks Census

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PARKERSBURG — Wood County will have a committee which will publicize the 2020 Census to the local community to help increase participation. Census Bureau partnership specialist Kathryn A. Johnson appeared before the Wood County Commission on Monday with Pam Brust, Wood County Commission’s ...

Justice attorneys move on residency

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CHARLESTON — A Kanawha County judge has called on attorneys for Gov. Jim Justice to explain their motions in the case over where the governor should reside in a hearing scheduled Wednesday. Judge Charles King ordered Justice’s attorneys, former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of ...

Belpre Schools to update online footprint

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BELPRE — Belpre City Schools will look at teaming with an online app service to improve communication and modernize its brand. The Belpre City Schools Board of Education met Monday, giving permission for Superintendent Jeff Greenley to negotiate a contract with Apptegy, a school marketing ...

Artsbridge seeks glass donations for mural

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PARKERSBURG — Artsbridge is seeking donations of glassware for a mural at the new Williamstown-area elementary school. The new school, located at the site of the former Fenton Art Glass Plant, will open in early 2020, and Artsbridge is soliciting donations of glass, ceramics, porcelain or ...

WVU-P adds food options this semester

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PARKERSBURG — New food service options will be available beginning this semester at West Virginia University at Parkersburg. Ricky’s Cafe, operated by the university, is expected to open by the end of the month and will offer full breakfast and lunch options. New vending machines provided ...

Commission de-annexes Vienna property

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PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Commission approved a de-annexation of a piece of property in Vienna to be put back under the jurisdiction of the county. The commission voted 2-1 Monday to approve the de-annexation of properties, listed as 1, 2, 3 CM Tavenner Addition, from the City of ...