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Annual count seeks number of homeless in Wood County

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PARKERSBURG — More than 40 people were without shelter in Wood County Wednesday night into Thursday morning, according to volunteers with the latest Point in Time count. The annual count is held to provide a snapshot of the number of homeless individuals in the county to the West Virginia ...

Grantsville woos ‘Home Town Takeover’

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GRANTSVILLE — The town of Grantsville in Calhoun County is hoping to be chosen for HGTV’s new show “Home Town Takeover” for a chance to give the town a facelift. City council member Derek Villers heard about the show on social media; he will submit an application on behalf of ...

Advocates, Christians call for movement on Fairness Act

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CHARLESTON — Supporters of a bill to put sexual orientation and gender identity in the state’s non-discrimination ordinances rallied in front of the state Senate Chamber Thursday while a group of Christians sent a letter calling for the bill to make it to a committee agenda. Thursday was ...

Emergency Management Council backs changes

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CHARLESTON — A bill changing how the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety functions has the backing of county emergency services managers. Dean Meadows, president of the emergency management council, said Thursday Senate Bill 586 – reorganizing and re-designating the Department ...

Parkersburg High School student finalist for fellowship

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CHARLESTON — A student from Wood County was a finalist for 2020 Student Symphonic Fellow in the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s Andrew and Amy Vaughan Fellowship Program. Christian Deem is a tubist at Parkersburg High School. The symphony chose Phillip “Nicky” Keefover, a junior at ...

Parkersburg mayor seeks revised bridge requests

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PARKERSBURG — With no interest among prospective buyers in replacing the Memorial Bridge, Parkersburg Mayor Tom Joyce is asking City Council to approve a revised request for proposals based on rehabilitating the structure instead. Council voted at the end of 2018 to notify the state that ...

Incident in Calhoun County Schools no longer ‘credible threat’

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GRANTSVILLE — An incident involving an unknown powder on a school bus that locked down a pair of Calhoun County schools is no longer a credible threat, according to the district's superintendent. A statement provided by the school district on behalf of Superintendent Kelli Whytsell said ...

Parkersburg firefighter sues over holiday pay

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PARKERSBURG — A Parkersburg firefighter filed suit this week alleging the city has not paid him and his co-workers properly for holidays and seeking compensation. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Wood County Circuit Court, said the city does not credit firefighters with the correct amount of ...

Morrisey among AGs opposed to impeachment

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CHARLESTON — The Republican attorney general of West Virginia has joined a group asking the Senate to reject the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. The 21-attorney general coalition in a 14-page letter argued the articles adopted by the House of Representatives are ...

Jackson County officials: Drug search turns up bomb parts

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SANDYVILLE — A Sandyville man was allegedly found in possession of the makings of a bomb when law enforcement conducted a search warrant for a methamphetamine investigation. Robert Wolfe, 43, was arrested Saturday evening and initially charged for drug possession with intent to deliver ...

Wetzel County Hospital to join WVU Health System

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MORGANTOWN — Wetzel County Hospital in New Martinsville has signed a letter of intent to join the West Virginia University Health System. WVU Hospitals has filed an application for a Certificate of Need with the West Virginia Health Care Authority seeking approval to operate the ...

Wood County teams meet for West Virginia History Bowl scrimmage

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VIENNA — Wood County Schools middle school teams held their first West Virginia History Bowl scrimmage Wednesday in anticipation of the upcoming regional competition. This marks the first year the West Virginia History Bowl has been held in Wood County and several area schools fielded ...

Two injured in Meigs County collision

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GALLIPOLIS — Two people were severely injured in an accident Wednesday morning on Ohio 7 in Meigs County, the Gallipolis Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said. Arlene S. Downer, 58, of Pomeroy was driving south on Ohio 7 in a 2013 Ford Fusion with passenger Jack Downer, 56, also of ...

School Choice Week event set for Charleston Civic Center

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CHARLESTON — A Celebration of School Choice Week will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Charleston Civic Center Little Theatre. The celebration will include student performances and a presentation of school choice awards. Students from Christian Faith Academy will lead the pledge of ...