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Grant boosts Wirt County Recovery Team program

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ELIZABETH — The Wirt County Recovery Team is bringing back safe, socially distanced 12 step meetings thanks to a grant from Volunteer WV. The grant money was used to purchase two tents which will be put up in the back yard of the recovery house at 99 Cherry Street in Elizabeth. The recovery ...

Test negative, Capito said

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U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., just announced a test for the virus administered today returned negative. Capito Tuesday announced she came into contact with someone who tested positive for the coronavirus. She was tested and she went into self-quarantine. She released another ...

Commission urges citizens to complete 2020 Census

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PARKERSBURG — Officials are urging people to complete their 2020 Census by the end of the month. Pam Brust, chairwoman of Wood County’s Complete Count Committee, appeared before the Wood County Commission on Monday to discuss ongoing Census efforts locally. Brust said legal action has ...

Meetings to be held on Belpre electric aggregation

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BELPRE — A pair of public meetings regarding electric aggregation will be held prior to the next Belpre City Council meeting in September. During Monday night’s council meeting, held by Zoom, it was announced that Southeast Ohio Public Energy Council would hold a pair of public meetings, ...

‘New normal’ at Wood County Schools

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Photo provided Martin Elementary School kindergartner Kinsley Caplinger, left, receives iPad instructions from teacher Janette Walker on Monday during class. Wood County Schools will continue on a staggered schedule this week with a blend of in-person and online learning.

Drop It 2020 goes on, despite virus

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RAVENSWOOD — The fall Drop It 2020 Challenge hosted by the Ravenswood branch of the Jackson County Public Library system, reached its halfway mark at the beginning of this month and participants are seeing success as the group has collective lost nearly 105 pounds since the end of ...

Dropbox plans move forward

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PARKERSBURG — Wood County officials are moving forward with plans to have a dropbox built in the hope state officials would allow its use in being able to collect absentee ballots. Kathy Stoltz of Wood County League of Women Voters appeared before the Wood County Commission on Monday to ...

Vienna man arrested on sexual assault charge

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VIENNA — A Vienna man was arrested over the weekend and is being charged with sexual assault and strangulation, according to Wood County Magistrate Court. Gavin Richard Bennett, 22, 16 Ashwood Dr., Vienna, last known address, allegedly forced the victim into her residence and performed ...

Parkersburg police

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PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Police Department released the following reports Sept. 11: • Zachary Schoolcraft, 28, of Vincent, was arrested Sept. 10 on charges of obstructing and driving on suspended. • Sammy Messer, 53, was arrested Sept. 10 on a capias. • On Sept. 10, officers ...

Wood Sheriff

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PARKERSBURG —The Wood County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports Sept. 8: Sept. 8 • Deputies responded to Baltimore Street in reference to a domestic disturbance. One party had left the residence prior to arrival, and no report was filed. The other party was advised on ...

Wood magistrate

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PARKERSBURG — Wood County Magistrate Court released the following reports Sept. 9-10: • Kelli Marlene Bauso, 48, 1788 R Fork French Creek Road, St. Marys, pleaded no contest to speeding and was assessed $185.25 in fines and court costs. • Lawrence William Lester, 37, 24 Cowan Lane, ...

Williamstown police

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WILLIAMSTOWN — The Williamstown Police Department released the following reports Sept. 8: Sept. 1 • William Buckles, 24, Vienna, was cited for going 41 mph in a 25 mph zone on Highland Avenue. • Shelby Hide, 19, Walker, was cited for going 40 mph in a 25 mph zone on Highland ...

Belpre police

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BELPRE — The Belpre Police Department released the following reports: • On Sept. 4, Kason L. Dillon, 30, of Reedsville, was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear on a criminal trespass charge and transported to the Washington County Jail. • On Sept. 5, Kayla B. Mayes, 19, of ...

Athens sheriff

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ATHENS —The Athens County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports on incidents that occurred Sept. 11-14: • Deputies responded to East Fourth Street in The Plains for a report of a dispute and spoke with a juvenile, who stated there were two people inside the residence that ...

DHHR: Calhoun County lowers COVID-19 level

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Staff Report Calhoun County was moved to a lower classification this weekend in the West Virginia Department of Education’s coronavirus School Alert System Map, the Department of Health and Human Resources said on Sunday. The county moved from orange to yellow, Health and Human Resources ...

Companies preparing FCC applications for rural broadband auction

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CHARLESTON — At least six companies are working with the Federal Communications Commission to submit applications to take part in a multi-million-dollar broadband expansion project to push high-speed internet into rural West Virginia. U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., spoke with FCC ...

Artsbridge organizes wall murals for Grand Central Mall

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PARKERSBURG— Artsbridge and Grand Central Mall have once again partnered together to help the mall reflect the community. According to Artsbridge Director Mandy Stevens, Jody Hopkins, General Manager of the Grand Central Mall, asked if the Artsbridge would be interested in partnering for a ...

Parkersburg pool revenue comparable to 2019

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PARKERSBURG — Despite occupancy limits because of COVID-19 and a closure for a mechanical issue, Parkersburg’s pools generated nearly as much revenue this summer as in 2019. The pools, which closed for the season on Labor Day, Sept. 7, took in $81,953.21 since opening June 7, according to ...