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West Virginia conducts more than 1M virus tests

Local News

CHARLESTON — West Virginia continues to post significant COVID-19 testing numbers, with more than 40,000 test results reported over the weekend and more than 1 million tests since the pandemic first started. According to data from the Department of Health and Human Resources, the total ...

Capito: Biden transition must be allowed to happen

Local News

WASHINGTON — The state’s lone Republican U.S. Senator said Monday’s that Republican President Donald Trump’s challenge of the outcome for the 2020 election is nearly out of time and the orderly transition process for Democratic President-Elect Joe Biden should begin. In a statement ...

West Virginia Supreme Court vacates class ruling in IEI fire suit

Business

PARKERSBURG — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals rejected a circuit judge’s certification of the class in a lawsuit over the 2017 fire at IEI Plastics. Snider v. Surnaik Holdings of WV LLC was filed in the wake of the fire that destroyed the former Ames shovel plant off Camden ...

Hunters rifling through West Virginia for bucks

Local News

CHARLESTON — The 2020 Firearms Buck Season started Monday and state Division of Natural Resources Chief of the Wildlife Resources Section Paul Johansen is expecting a bigger number of hunters participating and the number of bucks killed to be on the up during the two-week season. Seeing a ...

Richards holds on to beat Fox for Parkersburg City Council seat

Local News

PARKERSBURG — Republican Austin Richards maintained his 23-vote lead from Election Day through Monday’s delayed canvass to win the District 9 seat on Parkersburg City Council. Both Richards and Democratic incumbent Councilman Jeff Fox picked up five votes in the count, making the tally ...

Ravenswood officials look to the future with marina, upgrades

Local News

RAVENSWOOD — The City of Ravenswood is preparing for its future by talking about adding a marina, adding new infrastructure and making water and sewer upgrades. Mayor Josh Miller provided an update on all the projects in the works. In January, Miller will make a presentation at the second ...

Belpre City Council OKs year-end measures during virtual meeting

Local News

BELPRE — After holding its first in-person meeting since March on Nov. 9, Belpre City Council went back to meeting by Zoom for Monday’s regular meeting. A recent spike in COVID-19 cases resulted in Belpre officials closing the city building to the public and conducting all business by ...

COVID-19 claims more West Virginians

Local News

CHARLESTON — Twenty-eight people have been confirmed as deaths due to the COVID-19 coronavirus since Friday by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. The state confirmed the deaths of five people on Monday occurring in the 24-hour period from Sunday to Monday, a ...

Parkersburg planning commission OKs zoning change

Local News

PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Municipal Planning Commission recently approved a petition by the owner of Pioneer Honda to rezone property on Park Street to allow for vehicle displays. The commission voted 6-1 Friday to approve the request to change a recently acquired parcel at 1503 Park St. ...

Parkersburg city offices closed Thursday, Friday

Local News

PARKERSBURG — The City of Parkersburg will observe Thanksgiving this week with municipal offices closed Thursday and Friday. The Sanitation Department will be one day behind schedule, running on Friday and Saturday.

Wood County Commissioner Couch named to jail board

Local News

CHARLESTON — A Wood County Commissioner has been named to the West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority Board. Commissioner Blair Couch with Cabell County Sheriff Chuck Zirkle were appointed to the board by Gov. Jim Justice. State law calls for the board to include a ...

Marietta church still plans holiday meal service despite virus

Community News

MARIETTA — Although some of Thanksgiving may look a little different this year, one thing will remain the same: Norwood United Methodist Church in Marietta is still offering its free Thanksgiving meals in a safe manner but volunteers are needed. Beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, meals ...

Parkersburg South students making sure Santa gets letters

Community News

PARKERSBURG — The elves at Parkersburg South High School will again be helping to make sure letters to Santa Claus from area children are delivered to the North Pole. This marks the fourth year of the English program at Parkersburg South, which provides personalized responses for letters ...

Mid-Ohio Valley arts groups receive funds from Ohio

Local News

PARKERSBURG — Seven arts organizations in the region, including Artsbridge and the Peoples Bank Theatre in Washington County, have received grants from the Ohio Arts Council through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act funding. The largest of the grants was to Stuart’s ...

Jenkins to serve as West Virginia Supreme Court’s chief justice

Local News

CHARLESTON — Justice Evan Jenkins will be chief justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court beginning Jan. 1. The court also has designated Justice John Hutchison to serve as chief justice in 2022. Hutchison will serve as acting chief justice in 2021 whenever Jenkins is unable to participate ...

Artsbridge to hold Big Art Sale

Community News

PARKERSBURG — Artsbridge will hold its Big Art Sale from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 27 and 28 at 925 Market St. in Parkersburg as part of “Shop Small Parkersburg.” A variety of local artists will be selling their artwork during the event. All art is reasonably priced. There is a large variety ...

West Virginia prepares for possible COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Local News

CHARLESTON — With West Virginia’s COVID-19 cases at record highs, Gov. Jim Justice said the announcement that a vaccine could be available for limited distribution in December was much-needed news. Speaking during his Friday coronavirus briefing, Justice said the state is prepared to ...

West Virginia responds to mask lawsuit

Local News

CHARLESTON — In federal court documents, an attorney for Gov. Jim Justice argued against a request by a Putnam County business for a restraining order to halt an expanded executive order requiring masks in indoor public places. Attorney Ben Bailey, the outside counsel representing the ...