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WVU Cancer Institute there for patients

Local News

PARKERSBURG — Breast cancer can be a scary proposition for anyone, but the WVU Cancer Institute at Camden Clark is working to help patients make the best decisions about their treatment. The institute uses a team approach in treating breast cancer patients in the Mid-Ohio Valley, utilizing ...

Roane General Hospital breaks ground

Local News

SPENCER — Trusted care closer to home will become more advanced as the Roane General Hospital in Spencer breaks ground Thursday on a $22 million project for a new face, programs and facilities. The expansion, the hospital’s way of celebrating its 50 years of service to the Roane County ...

2019 Hall of Fame Veterans look back

Local News

MARIETTA — They carry the loss of childhood friends, men in their units and the faces of enemy combatants in their heads today, tomorrow—every day. “It just seemed like the whole world was on fire,” described John Hughes, 74, of Warren Township. “We got there during the Tet ...

Berkshire Hathaway merging

Business

PARKERSBURG —Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Center is merging with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Professional Realty, an Ohio-based brokerage. BHHS Real Estate Center is located in Parkersburg, Marietta and McConnelsville, Ohio. The merger will be effective at the end of ...

Marietta Center land sold for $1.1M

Business

MARIETTA — The property formerly operated as Marietta Center skilled nursing, rehabilitation and long-term care has been sold to a Cleveland-area firm for $1.1 million. It will be redeveloped for the same purpose and is expected to open in spring of next year. Levi Lunford, director of ...

Pennington to leave The Health Plan

Business

WHEELING — The president and CEO of The Health Plan in West Virginia is leaving the company. Jim Pennington has announced his plans to step down upon the expiration of his employment agreement at the end of the year. A West Virginia native, Pennington has led The Health Plan since July ...

Huntington Bancshares reports net income

Business

COLUMBUS — Huntington Bancshares Inc. reported net income for the 2019 third quarter of $372 million, a decrease of 2 percent from the year-ago quarter. Earnings per common share for the 2019 third quarter were 34 cents, up 3 percent from the year-ago quarter. Tangible book value per common ...

Lecture to explore Amish community, photos

Community News

ATHENS — A lecture about Amish community leaders and “Life Through Their Lens: a Photo Collection by Amish and Mennonite Community, Volume 1” will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 13 in the Baker Center Ballroom at Ohio University. The lecture, one in a series by the Research Division and ...

Tech company opens in Charleston

Business

CHARLESTON — Infor, a global leader in business-cloud software, has opened offices in Charleston and will offer up to 100 new, high-paying jobs for West Virginians. Kevin Samuelson and Pam Murphy of Infor, U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito and other company officials and ...

Parkersburg South takes down Greenbrier East, 42-10

Local News

PARKERSBURG — Four passing touchdowns and two on the ground from quarterback Brandon Penn lifted the Parkersburg South Patriots over visiting Greenbrier East in a 42-10 triumph Friday at the Erickson All-Sports Facility. It was Senior Night, and appropriately, the Patriots’ seniors ...

Parkersburg officials consider homelessness, drug issues

Local News

PARKERSBURG — City officials are reaching out to service organizations, recovery centers and the public to find ways to deal with homelessness, crime and drug issues. “We’ll do what we can, and I think our role is to coordinate it, streamline it and get all those people on the same ...

Murphy’s campaign for governor focuses on ideas

Local News

CHARLESTON — Some candidates seeking the Democratic Party’s nomination for governor of West Virginia have campaign donations, dozens of volunteers and the support of party leaders. Candidate Jody Murphy has his ideas, and he hopes spreading those ideas can get him a fair look in the May ...

FBI-sought bank robbery suspect caught in Marietta

Local News

MARIETTA — A suspected bank robber on the FBI’s Most Wanted list is in custody at a West Virginia jail after being arrested last week in Marietta. Robert Vaughn Evans, 52, formerly of Volga and Bridgeport, W.Va., was apprehended Oct. 18 by U.S. Marshals, assisted by the Marietta Police ...

Road Code program urges teens to drive safe

Local News

PARKERSBURG — The Boys and Girls Club of Parkersburg on Friday held informational sessions for teens, urging safe-driving practices and road awareness. The UPS Road Code Safe Driving Program event was part of National Teen Safe Driving Week and is a cooperative program with the UPS ...

Local agencies receive recycling grants

Local News

PARKERSBURG — Habitat for Humanity of the Mid-Ohio Valley and the Latrobe Street Mission in Parkersburg are among agencies receiving a grant through the West Virginia Educational Conference on Litter Control and Solid Waste Management for recycling assistance. Gov. Jim Justice announced 27 ...

Children’s Home Society to hold Kids Count data workshop

Local News

PARKERSBURG — Officials next week will give an information presentation on the 2019 West Virginia Kids Count census data for area organizations. The one-hour event is free to attend and will be held at 10 a.m. Nov. 1 at the First United Methodist Church, 1001 Juliana St., Parkersburg. Light ...

Doddridge Middle School wins WVU Pumpkin Drop

Local News

MORGANTOWN – A team from Doddridge Middle School in West Union went home with top honors Friday at West Virginia University’s 32nd annual Pumpkin Drop. Team 153 from the middle school defeated nearly 300 other teams in the competition. The team’s pumpkin landed just 1 foot 2 inches ...

Children’s Home Society to hold Kids Count data workshop

Local News

From staff reports PARKERSBURG — Officials next week will give an information presentation on the 2019 West Virginia Kids Count census data for area organizations. The one-hour event is free to attend and will be held at 10 a.m. Nov. 1 at the First United Methodist Church, 1001 Juliana ...

Judge explains why residency case against Gov. Jim Justice continues

Local News

CHARLESTON — A Kanawha County judge has denied a motion by attorneys for Gov. Jim Justice to submit questions to the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals seeking clarification regarding a residency case filed against the governor last year. Kanawha County Circuit Court Judge Charles King ...

State revenue officials prepare for budget cuts

Local News

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Revenue is preparing state agencies for as much as $100 million in budget cuts for the current fiscal year, with more cuts planned for next fiscal year. Revenue Secretary Dave Hardy released a statement Friday stating the department is preparing ...