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Wood County resident among COVID-19 deaths

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CHARLESTON — A Wood County resident is among the nine deaths from the virus confirmed this weekend by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. The department confirmed the death of a 76-year-old woman from Wood County on Saturday. Other deaths confirmed this weekend were ...

Woman charged with killing 2 men, including father

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PARKERSBURG – A woman has been charged with two counts of murder after her father and a man believed to be her fiance died Sunday after being shot. Hillary Dennison, 27, of 1250 Sunshine Mountain Road, Williamstown, was arrested Sunday afternoon after Wood County Sheriff's deputies responded ...

Marsh says herd immunity very unlikely with COVID-19

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WHEELING — West Virginia’s coronavirus response coordinator doesn’t think herd immunity will happen with COVID-19. Missing that threshold isn’t as much about those who decline a COVID-19 vaccine, Dr. Clay Marsh said this past week. It’s more about those who can’t receive a vaccine ...

Wood County authorities investigating suspicious death

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PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the suspicious death of one local male and fatal injury of a second, after responding to a 911 call where it was reported that there had been an incident involving a nail gun at 1250 Sunshine Mountain Road, Williamstown ...

West Virginia transportation officials set virtual meeting

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a virtual public meeting on March 23 to inform and gather comments on the proposed project to upgrade W.Va. 14 (Pike Street) by widening and adding lanes from 26th Avenue to Blizzard Drive in south Parkersburg. The project ...

Art Camp and Classes ready for registration at the PAC

Community News

PARKERSBURG — Online registration for Camp Creativity at the Parkersburg Art Center will open Monday. Camp Creativity is all about fun, learning and artistic exploration, said art center Managing Director Jessie Siefert. There are camp weeks for kids as young as 4 and as old as those ...

User fee bill may not impact Parkersburg budget hearings

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PARKERSBURG — City officials don’t anticipate major changes during the upcoming budget hearings in response to a proposed state law prohibiting the collection of employment-based user fees like the one generating more than $2 million a year for Parkersburg. But if the bill becomes law, ...

Parkersburg mayor outlines city’s 2021-22 spending plan

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PARKERSBURG — B&O projections are down and sales tax is up in the proposed budget Mayor Tom Joyce submitted this week to Parkersburg City Council. The $38.2 million spending plan — a figure that includes the general fund as well as the user fee, parking, parks, sanitation and Memorial ...

West Virginia House passes Senate health department oversight bill

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia House of Delegates quickly passed a state Senate bill giving more authority to county commissioners over health regulations, skipping the normal committee process. Senate Bill 12, relating to local health department accountability, passed the House 63-33 after ...

Hoyer: West Virginia addressing vaccination disparities

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CHARLESTON — The state of West Virginia is addressing the county-by-county disparity of vaccinations administered to residents, according to the head of the joint interagency task force on COVID-19 vaccinations. The rates of vaccinations per 1,000 population range from 196 per 1,000 to 31 ...

Parkersburg works to maintain floodwall accreditation

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PARKERSBURG — Materials needed to reaccredit the Parkersburg floodwall and maintain an exemption from purchasing flood insurance for property owners protected by it have been resubmitted to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. City officials were notified in January 2019 that an ...

Webster County woman latest COVID casualty in West Virginia

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CHARLESTON — One death from the COVID-19 virus was confirmed in West Virginia on Friday morning by the Department of Health and Human Resources. The death of a 68-year-old woman from Webster County raised the total since the pandemic began a year ago to 2,291, the department reported in its ...

Parkersburg man receives prison sentence in federal meth case

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CHARLESTON — A Parkersburg man prosecuted under the Project Parkersburg initiative was sentenced to 10 years in a federal prison. The prison term for Michael Rhodes, 41, will be followed by five years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine ...

Patient Care Tech training program provides advancement opportunities

Business

PARKERSBURG — WVU Medicine Camden Clark’s Patient Care Tech “earn while you learn” program gives participants an opportunity to learn skills to help advance their career in healthcare. The in-house noncertified training program began a year ago and eight classes of new team members ...

WVU-P’s Got Talent names 2021 winner

Community News

CHARLESTON — A winner has been named in the second West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Got Talent contest where the finale showcased a variety of talents including singing, playing, comedy, the spoken word and art. Olivia Kinder, a student in the Associate of Applied Science Child ...

Downtown PKB names Spirit of Downtown winners

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PARKERSBURG — Downtown PKB has announced its annual Spirit of Downtown awards at its annual board of directors meeting this week. The meeting was virtually held on Zoom and Facebook Live. Awards were presented to: * Jessie Siefert from the Parkersburg Art Center, Spirit of Downtown Person ...