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Parkersburg South students making sure Santa gets letters

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...

New deaths bring West Virginia death toll to 639

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CHARLESTON — Another 16 people including two from Pleasants and Jackson counties were among the confirmed deaths reported Friday by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. The state has tallied 639 deaths from the COVID-19 coronavirus since the pandemic began, according ...

Coffee cake wins News and Sentinel Cookbook contest grand prize

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PARKERSBURG — A Williamstown man is the grand prize winner of the 66th annual Cookbook contest sponsored by The Parkersburg News and Sentinel. Rick Petty’s winning recipe, Dad’s Heavenly Apple Crisp Coffee Cake, was the first-place finisher in the desserts category in the culinary ...

Justice residency case kicked back to circuit court

Local News

CHARLESTON – A lawsuit accusing Gov. Jim Justice of ignoring the West Virginia Constitution by not living in the capital city is still alive after the state Supreme Court denied a motion by Justice’s attorneys to dismiss the case. In a 4-1 decision, the state Supreme Court denied a motion ...

Belpre City Schools confirms COVID-19 cases

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BELPRE — Three cases of COVID-19 each have been confirmed at Belpre Elementary and Belpre High School, the school district announced Friday. Posts on the Belpre City Schools website, belpre.k12.oh.us, did not identify whether the individuals at each building were students or staff members, ...

Wood County Public Library rolls back services over virus

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PARKERSBURG — Due to the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic in Wood County, all locations of the Parkersburg and Wood County Public Library will be moving to a reduced service plan called Curbside Plus, beginning Monday, according to Director Brian Raitz. The library’s decision is based on ...

Wood County BOE set to meet Tuesday

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PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Board of Education will meet online Tuesday to discuss facility projects and proposed calendars for next school year. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at Wood County Schools Central Office at 1210 13th Street in Parkersburg and will be broadcast online on ...

Parkersburg Art Center showing Christmas spirit

Community News

PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Art Center will be throwing open its doors on Nov. 27 and 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the opening of the Artist Tree Display and Holiday Artist Market. There will be free admission, grab-and-go snacks and a craft project for kids to take home with ...

Vienna Public Library continues service during pandemic

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VIENNA — The Vienna Public Library is still open to the public and providing services amidst the pandemic in the hopes of keeping the love of education and reading alive and well. “We were closed for about two months at the beginning of the pandemic, but don’t plan on completely closing ...

West Virginia native retires after 31 years with U.S. Supreme Court

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CHARLESTON — The U.S. Supreme Court — one of the three branches of government — is the final word on issues of constitutionality. The “United States Reports” is the official record and the final version of the High Court’s opinions. For the last 31 years, that record has been edited ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Players Youth Theater to present online show

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MARIETTA — The Mid-Ohio Valley Players Youth Theater will present its first streaming show, “Gothic Ghost Stories” by Lindsay Price, at 7 p.m. Saturday. Presented through a grant from the Marietta Welfare League, tickets are $8 available at https://movp.booktix.com/. Click on view ...

Belpre Rotary Club changes date of Wreaths Across Ameirca event

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BELPRE — The Belpre Rotary Club has changed the date Wreaths Across America will be observed to 10 a.m. Dec. 19 at Cedarville Cemetery off Cross Street on Cemetery Drive in Belpre. Rotarians, a veterans honor guard, Mayor Mike Lorentz and two buglers from the Belpre High School Marching Band ...

Southwestern Energy digs deeper into Ohio, West Virginia

Business

HOUSTON — Southwestern Energy expands in Ohio and West Virginia Southwestern Energy Co. is expanding its operations in Ohio and West Virginia through its acquisition of Montage Resources, adding local employees and new communities to its existing Appalachian operations, the company ...