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Cannon topping Parkersburg City Council agenda

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PARKERSBURG — A trade involving a Civil War-era siege cannon at City Park is on the agenda of Parkersburg City Council on Tuesday. Long Tom would be traded to the Wood County Commission for part of Bicentennial Park between the city building and courthouse that is owned by the county. The ...

Washington County students spruce up snow plows

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MARIETTA — Students in Washington County put their artistic touches on the snow plows that will be used this winter by the Ohio Department of Transportation District 10. Facebook users can vote for their favorite in the annual Paint-the-Plow program at Facebook.com/ODOTD10/. Photos of ...

Wood County Schools working to get back online

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PARKERSBURG — Wood County Schools Friday continued to recover from a computer virus that shut down most of its online systems this week. Superintendent Will Hosaflook said state and federal investigators have recovered files from the infected machines to determine when and where the virus ...

Henderson Hall readies Christmas events

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BOAZ — Henderson Hall has been decorated for Christmas and will hold its fourth annual Henderson Christmas Evening on Dec. 7 and its Plantation Christmas on Dec. 14. Henderson Hall will be open 6-9 p.m. on Dec. 7 for the Henderson Christmas Evening. Upon arrival, participants will see ...

Lindsey pleads not guilty in rape

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MARIETTA — Police say two additional juvenile victims were found during the ongoing investigation of a 24-year-old Marietta man who was arrested last week for raping a 12-year-old girl. Devin Lewis Lindsey, 24, of 408 Marion St., pleaded not guilty Friday after he was indicted this week on ...

Washington County students honor veterans

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MARIETTA — Schools across Washington County paid tribute to active duty military personnel and veterans Friday in advance of Veterans Day on Monday. At Marietta High School, Marietta City Schools Superintendent Will Hampton opened an early-morning program with his memories of World War ...

Saluting Marietta veterans

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MARIETTA — Elmer Treadway, who turned 91 on Nov. 1, poses Friday with his photos, medals and memorabilia at the O’Neill Senior Center in Marietta where the facility will honor veterans on Veterans Day on Monday. Senior veterans will be escorted to the annual Veteran’s Day Parade in the ...

Cheerleader mom focus of Washington County investigation

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MARIETTA — A group affiliated with Marietta City Schools is facing yet another case of potential embezzlement after the arrest of a cheerleading parent. Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks explained Friday that Melissa Sue Phillips, 39, of 139 Leeland Ave., Marietta, was arrested on Nov. ...

Marietta man gets two years in prison

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MARIETTA — A Marietta man who had charges of providing drugs to a teen dropped will still spend two years in prison after being sentenced Friday to 17 months for grand theft of a motor vehicle, to run concurrently with a sentence of 24 months for tampering with evidence. Joseph F. Wells ...

Tolbert receives 30-month sentence in drug case

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MARIETTA — A 28-year-old Hilliard man was sentenced to more than 30 months in prison Friday in Washington County Common Pleas Court for possession of drugs. D’Lontae Tolbert was on post-release control when he was arrested for possession of heroin. Along with the 30 months, he will also ...

Washington County Board of Health meets

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MARIETTA — The Washington County Board of Health only had three board members present Friday for an update on two legal actions the board now faces. Washington County Prosecutor Nicole Coil explained after the board’s hour-and-12-minute executive session that she wanted to consult the new ...

Wood County students compete in Science Bowl

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VIENNA — The Wood County Middle School Science Bowl was held on Saturday Nov. 2. Four middle school teams competed in the tournament hosted and organized by Parkersburg High School. Jackson Middle School had two teams (Team A and Team B), led by seventh and eighth grade math teacher ...

Parkersburg Woman’s Club hosts convention

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PARKERSBURG — On Oct. 12, the Parkersburg Woman’s Club welcomed club members from the Elizabeth, Harrisville, Ravenswood, South Parkersburg and Williamstown clubs to the 106th annual General Federation of Woman’s Clubs Western District convention. Linda Walker, Western District ...

CDC report shows childhood trauma linked to health issues

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PARKERSBURG — Local officials are hoping the results of a federal study on childhood trauma will help bring more attention to the problem. The national Centers for Disease Control report released Tuesday outlines the findings of a study conducted from 2015-17, using information from 144,017 ...

Wood County Schools shuts down computers due to virus

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PARKERSBURG — A computer virus led to Wood County Schools taking its system offline Thursday as officials investigate how far it may have spread. Superintendent Will Hosaflook said school administrators noticed issues with their systems Wednesday night and by Thursday morning other computers ...

Beane dismisses Morrisey lawsuit against diocese

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CHARLESTON — Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said Thursday he welcomes guidance from the West Virginia Supreme Court after a judge issued an order to dismiss Morrisey’s lawsuit against the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. Wood County Circuit Judge J.D. Beane granted a motion brought by ...

Belpre High Principal Pepper agrees to counseling after arrest

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BELPRE — A Belpre High School principal will have to complete counseling as part of a domestic violence plea. Samuel Pepper, 51, of 714 Tuttle St., Belpre, was arrested Sept. 3 and charged with one count of domestic violence and one count of unlawful restraint. The charges stemmed from a ...

Marietta Kmart to close in February

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MARIETTA — Joining a long list of other locations across the country, the Marietta Kmart at 502 Pike St., will be closing its doors this winter. Meanwhile, a potential buyer for the site was denied by the city’s planning commission. Trina Bautista, media planner and buyer with Eldon W. ...