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Marietta CVB attends legislative day

Business

MARIETTA — A local tourism official attended the Ohio Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus 2019 Ohio Tourism Legislative Day on May 7. “Marietta is the first settlement in the northwest territory and the first city in Ohio,” said Deana Clark, executive director of the ...

Nursing care aids residents

Local News

MARIETTA — At Harmar Place, eight residents of the skilled nursing facility gathered Wednesday morning for a bit of creative work, making candy dishes out of recycled water bottles. It’s National Skilled Nursing Care Week across the country, and although many facilities are marking it ...

WVU-P honors 23 graduates of nursing program

Local News

PARKERSBURG —Twenty-three nursing students were pinned at commencement exercises Saturday at West Virginia University at Parkersburg. The graduates completed requirements for the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree. Spring 2019 nursing graduates were Haley Barber, Adam Colunga, ...

Juliana Street Bridge dedicated in Sen. Frank Deem’s honor

Local News

PARKERSBURG — About 100 friends, colleagues and family gathered Friday for the dedication of a bridge in downtown Parkersburg to honor one of the longest-serving legislators in West Virginia history. The Juliana Street Bridge spanning the Little Kanawha River was named the Senator J. Frank ...

Parkersburg planning commission approves rezoning request

Local News

PARKERSBURG — The Municipal Planning Commission on Friday approved a request to rezone the once and future site of a day care provider. The property at 2611 21st Ave. is zoned as residential. Property owner Brenda Hall said she was approved for a variance when she built the structure as ...

Belpre Board of Education to vote on staff reductions

Local News

BELPRE — The Belpre Board of Education will meet Monday to discuss and vote on reducing or eliminating more than a half-dozen positions as part of a district-wide reduction in force. The board will meet at 5 p.m. at the Stone Administration/Early Learning Center at 2014 Rockland Ave. in ...

First Swing teaches golf to those with limb loss

Community News

VIENNA — Community members with limb loss and other physical challenges worked on the golf range Friday afternoon to learn how to golf or how to return to the game of golf. The event was hosted by Miller Prosthetics & Orthotics at the Parkersburg Country Club. First Swing Learn to ...

Marietta City Council discusses feedback from surveys

Local News

MARIETTA — Marietta City Council heard feedback Thursday from the surveys conducted on economic development in March. Sam Tuten, executive director of Marietta Main Street, gave the report on behalf of the Enrich Marietta group which is working to develop a downtown vision and game plan for ...

West Virginia DEP recognizes Downtown PKB

Local News

PARKERSBURG — Dedicated to improving downtown Parkersburg, Downtown PKB was recognized Wednesday with an Education and Community Involvement award from state Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Austin Caperton. The Department of Environmental Protection’s annual environmental ...

Parkersburg High School’s Tooker recipient of Ami-John Prize

Local News

PARKERSBURG — A Parkersburg High School student has been named the 2019 recipient of the Ami-John Crawford West Prize. Tiffany Tooker, a senior at Parkersburg High School, was awarded the Ami-John Crawford and Harriet C. West Prize at Tuesday’s meeting of the Wood County Board of ...

Alzheimer’s Association receives grant

Local News

PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Area Community Foundation and Regional Affiliates held its Spring Grant Award Program on May 15. During the ceremony, the PACF awarded the Alzheimer’s Association a grant of $6,500. The grant will expand Alzheimer’s Association care and support services in ...

Most Wood County Relay activities postponed due to weather

Community News

PARKERSBURG — Most of the events for the Wood County Relay for Life at City Park have been postponed until Saturday afternoon and evening due to concerns over the weather. "It's not an easy decision but the safety of everyone in attendance is No. 1 priority," said Carmen Hathaway, senior ...

Democrats announce education bills ahead of special session

Local News

CHARLESTON — Despite word a special session on state education reform will be delayed until next month, Democrats with the West Virginia Senate announced Thursday they would submit new education bills next week. Democrats unveiled eight bills addressing different aspects of state education ...

Wood County joins Census New Construction program

Local News

PARKERSBURG — Wood County is participating in a program aimed at ensuring the most accurate returns for the 2020 U.S. Census. County commissioners agreed Thursday to join in the Census Bureau’s New Construction Program, according to a press release from Pam Brust, Wood County courts ...

Photo Gallery: Driving the Lesson Home

Local News

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg High School drivers education students participated in a series of activities Thursday designed to highlight the dangers of impaired or distracted driving. The annual program challenged the students to maneuver golf carts on the track at Stadium Field through a ...

Former Vienna Elementary School custodian receives probation

Local News

PARKERSBURG — A former Vienna Elementary School custodian was sentenced to five years probation Thursday on charges related to viewing pornographic images of children on a school computer. Defense attorney Ginny Conley said her client — Justin Ray Hoover, 37, of 2840 Middle Fork Lee Road, ...