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McKinley, Mooney, Johnson slam postal bill

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WASHINGTON — Two of West Virginia’s three members of the U.S. House of Representatives voted against an aid package for the Postal Service that would reverse cuts and prevent any effort to slow delivery of the mail. Rep. David McKinley, R-1st, was among the 26 Republicans who voted for ...

Westbrook Health Services to open new addiction facility

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PARKERSBURG — Westbrook Health Services will open Exodus, a residential substance use disorder treatment facility, on Monday, Aug. 31. Described as “a drug- and alcohol-free residential treatment environment for recovering adult males,” Exodus is at Westbrook North in the 2600 block of ...

Marietta to host Save Our Children rally Saturday

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MARIETTA — A Save Our Children/Children’s Lives Matter rally will noon-2 p.m. Saturday at the Muskingum Park gazebo in Marietta. Event organizer Sable Shields, 20, of Marietta, said their main points are child abuse, trafficking, Child Protective Services, children being separated at the ...

West Virginia sues Wal-Mart, CVS over opioids

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia has sued Wal-Mart and CVS, saying the companies should pay for helping create the state’s opioid epidemic and act to remediate what became a public health and financial crisis, the state attorney general said. The lawsuits allege Wal-Mart and CVS, as individual ...

WorkForce West Virginia issues warning about unemployment fraud

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CHARLESTON — Thousands of fraudulent applications for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance have been received in West Virginia where a state agency is asking residents to be on the lookout and protect their identities. WorkForce said thousands of people who didn’t file an unemployment claim ...

Sistersville General joining Memorial Health System

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Memorial Health System in Marietta Monday morning announced Sistersville General Hospital will join the system following a due-diligence period that began this spring, with the boards of both organizations approving an Oct. 1 date. Sistersville becomes the third hospital to join Memorial ...

Parkersburg motorized bike ban on final reading

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PARKERSBURG — An ordinance banning gasoline-powered, motorized bicycles in the city is up for final reading at Tuesday’s Parkersburg City Council meeting. The ordinance passed 5-4 on Aug. 11, with a number of people speaking against it in the public forum. “We’re going back in there ...

Warner: Kanye West will not be on West Virginia ballot

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PARKERSBURG — A rap artist with a national following won’t be on the general election ballot for president in November in West Virginia, according to the Secretary of State. Kanye West failed to acquire the required number of signatures from valid registered voters in the state, Secretary ...

Wood County BOE meets Tuesday

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PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Board of Education will meet 6 p.m. Tuesday for an update on construction projects and review the county’s reopening plan. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, residents are asked to attend virtually through the Zoom meetings app. A full agenda and link to the ...

LaPann’s farewell to Parkersburg News and Sentinel readers

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This is the toughest story I have written in my nearly 42 years of writing and editing at The Parkersburg Sentinel and The Parkersburg News and Sentinel. As I move into retirement, I want to thank Mid-Ohio Valley residents and former residents for allowing me to write their stories. I have ...

Family Ford in Marietta honored for reaching milestone

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MARIETTA — Twenty-five years ago, the Nourse Group purchased the Marietta Ford dealership and renamed it Family Ford. Wednesday, Ford honored Dick Nourse, principal dealer with the group, for marking the milestone with the presentation of a plaque. “We have tried to do a good job and ...

Cardinal Pediatrics opens in Parkersburg

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PARKERSBURG — Cardinal Pediatrics has opened a seventh outpatient general pediatrics office in Parkersburg. The clinic, which opened Aug. 3 at 414 Grand Park Drive, Unit 1, Parkersburg, provides services to children from newborn to 21. The medical practice accepts all insurances and offers a ...

First Energy offers bill assistance

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PARKERSBURG — Residential and business customers of FirstEnergy Corp.’s Mon Power and Potomac Edison utilities who are having difficulty making ends meet are encouraged to contact the utility to enroll in payment plans or bill assistance programs. While shutoffs for nonpayment are ...

WVU choral director designs mask for singing

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MORGANTOWN — A choral director designed a face mask for her students at West Virginia University. Kym Scott, director of choral activities at WVU, recognized the limitations of singing and performing in masks from the onset of the pandemic, so she tapped into her prior life as a fashion ...

Dave Couch Golf Tournament tees off on Aug. 28

Community News

VIENNA — The 20th annual Dave Couch Golf Tournament to raise funds for ALS research will be held Aug. 28 at the Parkersburg Country Club. The tournament, originally scheduled for May 22, but was postponed because of the pandemic, raises $35,000 to $40,000 for research into amyotrophic ...

Fairmont State University sees three COVID-19 cases

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FAIRMONT — Three positive cases of the virus have been found at Fairmont State University, the university reported on Friday. The Marion County Health Department and Fairmont State have concluded the first phase of free on-campus testing, administering 3,399 tests to employees and students. ...