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Phi Beta Kappa inducts four Marietta College seniors

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MARIETTA – Four Marietta College seniors were inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society during a virtual ceremony on April 26. The inductees, who graduated on May 1, are Lauren Eakle of Whipple, Katie Kitchen of Marietta, Madison McCormick of Hornell, N.Y., and Sarah McNeer of Liberty ...

Meigs Sheriff, U.S. Marshals check sex offenders compliance

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POMEROY, Ohio — The Meigs County Sheriff’s Office teamed with the United States Marshals Service on Friday for a sex offender compliance check. Sheriff’s deputies and deputies with the U.S. Marshals Service Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (S.O.F.A.S.T.) went to 50 ...

Belpre High School names May Students of the Month

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BELPRE — Magdalynn Willey and Matthew Bayne are the Belpre High School Students of the Month for May. Willey is the daughter of Shad and Pam Willey. She is in the marching band and has lettered, BHS, AERO Club, Number One Club, National Honor Society and the Interact Club at the Washington ...

Jury finds Hendershot guilty of father’s murder

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PARKERSBURG — James Thomas Hendershot showed no reaction Thursday as Judge Robert Waters read the verdict declaring him guilty of murder in the second degree in the January 2018 death of his father. The jury of seven women and five men deliberated less than two hours before returning the ...

Waterford schools situation

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UPDATE 12:12 p.m.: Students are being dismissed from Waterford High and Elementary schools following a second evacuation in two days and a subsequent lockdown. A bomb threat was called in around 8:10 a.m., Washington County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Mark Warden said. The call was made from an ...

Wood County Commission, more firms discuss 911 Center

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PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Commission continued its discussions Thursday with three more architectural and engineering firms to see who they want to work with on building a possible new Wood County 911 Center in downtown Parkersburg. Commissioners met with representatives from E.T. ...

Justice to end mask mandate June 20

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia will lift its mask mandate on June 20 as target levels for vaccinations are reached, Gov. Jim Justice said. Sixty-five percent of the state's population age 12 and older should have received or one or both shots by June 20, enabling the mask mandate to be lifted, ...

West Virginia officials report eight COVID deaths

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CHARLESTON — Eight deaths from the COVID-19 coronavirus were reported in the 24-hour period from Wednesday to Thursday by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. Deaths were confirmed in Marion, Harrison, Mingo, Hampshire, Kanawha, Mineral and Ohio counties. The youngest ...

Manchin working on compromise on voting rights package

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CHARLESTON — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said he is working with fellow Democratic senators to make changes to a key voting rights bill that has some lawmakers conflicted. Speaking Wednesday after the unveiling of signage for the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, Manchin said ...

Bomb threat causes Waterford High School evacuation

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WATERFORD — Waterford High School was evacuated Thursday after it received a bomb threat around 1:45 p.m. from a male caller. Chief Deputy Mark Warden of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were on scene with the county’s bomb dog. Dogs from Ohio University were also ...

Vienna officials discuss funding for housing, tenant programs

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VIENNA — Vienna City Council met Thursday for a special session to discuss participation in the Parkersburg and Wood County Home Consortium for the time period of July 2021 through June 2022. Parkersburg Development Director Ryan Barber was present to explain the consortium budget, which ...

Save the Music Foundation visits Wood County schools

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PARKERSBURG — Officials from the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History visited Jackson Middle School, Hamilton Middle School, Edison Middle School and Blennerhassett Middle School on Thursday as part of the Save the Music Foundation program. According to the Save the Music ...

Parkersburg authorities arrest three on drug charges

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PARKERSBURG — Three Ohioans were arrested after 85 grams of heroin were found inside a room at the Economy Inn on Seventh Street in Parkersburg. The Parkersburg Narcotics Task Force executed a search warrant at the hotel Tuesday resulting in the arrest of Travon Brandon-Dkal McBride, 19, ...

Williamstown City Council meets

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown City Council met Tuesday to discuss the following orders of business: * Council voted to give Mayor Paul Jordan the authority to sign a resolution to support the Parkersburg Wood County Home Consortium, which is a program through the Department of Housing and ...

Camden Clark Medical Center honors nurses

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PARKERSBURG — The last year during the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged many area nurses in delivering care to patients. The WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center is commemorating National Nurses Day on Thursday and Nurses’ Week until May 12 with special programs and events to thank ...

Vienna man faces charges after foot chase

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VIENNA — A Vienna man was arrested Thursday following a brief foot pursuit after allegedly stealing a package from a porch in Vienna. The theft was reported around 12:30 p.m. by a resident who briefly chased the suspect, according to a release from the Vienna Police Department. Police ...

One Act Festival opens today at Mid-Ohio Valley Players Theatre

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MARIETTA — The One Act Festival of New Playwrights opens at 8 p.m. today at the Mid-Ohio Valley Players on Putnam Street. The festival celebrates the art of storytelling and the creative spark that is still alive despite a year of lockdown. It features three local playwrights, Becca Buck, ...

Artsbridge names Summer Music Series performers

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PARKERSBURG — Performers for the Artsbridge Summer Music Series have been announced for 2021. The free shows are 7 p.m. Thursdays at City Park. The schedule is: * June 3: Generation Gap (blues), sponsored by West Virginia Central Federal Credit Union * June 10: Jim Forshey (Elvis ...