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Collins achieves Eagle Scout rank

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PARKERSBURG — Reed Collins, the son of Carla and Stephen Collins, of Boy Scout Troop 60 chartered at the Cedar Grove United Methodist Church in Parkersburg, earned his Eagle Scout rank on May 4. His project was a holiday food drive benefiting the food pantry at Belpre Area Ministries. He ...

Concert pianist Gerald Lee to perform in Sistersville

Community News

SISTERSVILLE — Concert pianist Gerald Lee will return on May 16 for a Sunday afternoon performance as part of the ArtsLink’s Concert Series. This event is sponsored by Barb and Tom Daly. Lee, professor of piano at West Liberty University, will perform at 2 p.m. at the Gold Derrick Gallery ...

Parkersburg man charged with father’s murder testifies at trial

Local News

PARKERSBURG — Taking the stand Wednesday on the third day of his murder trial, James Thomas Hendershot denied harming his father and claimed he remembers little about the days and events surrounding the older man’s death. “Did you hit your father?” Assistant Public Defender Reggie ...

Son convicted of killing father

Community News

James Thomas Hendershot, 38, Parkersburg, was found guilty of second-degree murder and concealing deceased human body today. He was convicted of the January 2018 murder of his father, James C. Hendershot, who was found by a member of the family in his house on Liberty Street. Trial began ...

COVID claims three in Wood County

Local News

CHARLESTON — Three Wood County residents were among the confirmed deaths from the COVID-19 coronavirus reported on Wednesday by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. The state reported the deaths of a 51-year-old man, an 89-year-old woman and a 99-year-old man from Wood ...

McKinley, Miller make earmark requests; none for Mooney

Local News

WASHINGTON — West Virginia’s congressional lawmakers for Northern and Southern West Virginia submitted funding requests for projects through the new earmark system, while the congressman for the middle of the state submitted no requests. Through the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations, ...

Voters reject Marietta City Schools tax levy

Local News

MARIETTA — On National Teacher Appreciation day, a bid to reach competitive revenue and pay for Marietta City Schools’ staff failed at the ballot box. Tuesday, out of 22 precincts eligible to vote upon the district’s earned income tax levy, the issue saw only 30.35 percent of voter ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport sees boost in business

Business

WILLIAMSTOWN — Business is returning to the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport as numbers are starting to surpass the pre-pandemic enplanements and fuel sales. During Tuesday’s Wood County Regional Airport Authority meeting, airport manager Glen Kelly reported 480 outbound enplanements and ...

Hospital merger to allow telehealth expansion

Business

GRANTSVILLE — Minnie Hamilton Health System has affiliated with Mon Health System with a goal of increasing health care access in Calhoun and Gilmer counties. On May 1, Mon Health began working with Minnie Hamilton to “advance the depth of needed specialty care, initially including ...

Muskingum Valley Beverly-Waterford Chamber honors service

Community News

BEVERLY — Holding their first event in 16 months, the Muskingum Valley Beverly-Waterford Chamber of Commerce honored the 2021 Public Service Award Recipients inside the Beverly-Waterford Rescue Squad/Township Building on Wednesday afternoon. It is the 38th year for the event honoring the ...

Two charged with heroin trafficking

Local News

ATHENS — Officers in Athens County Tuesday morning arrested two people for drug trafficking, authorities said Wednesday. Johnny E. Guthery Jr., 45, and Danielle M. Haught, 35, both of The Plains, were charged with trafficking a bulk amount of heroin in a school zone and possession of ...

Woman suffers injury in Parkersburg auto accident

Local News

PARKERSBURG — One person was injured in a two-vehicle accident in south Parkersburg on Wednesday afternoon. Lt. Matt Board with the Parkersburg Police Department reported Kailey Crites, 18, of Parkersburg, was transported to WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center with non-life threatening ...

Vienna man pleads guilty to federal drug, gun charges

Local News

CHARLESTON — A Vienna man pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal drug and gun charges in U.S. District Court in Charleston. Evan Rockwell McEwuen, 24, of Vienna, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and to being a felon in possession of firearms. He faces ...

Martin elected Belpre Council President

Local News

BELPRE — Two contested races were featured on Tuesday’s primary ballot in Belpre, along with a single-ward vote which approved alcohol sales at a proposed restaurant. Two people were running for Belpre Council President, both incumbent Republicans. Based on Tuesday’s unofficial results ...

MOV Health Department seeks arms for shots

Local News

PARKERSBURG — In late January, Vienna resident Hal Foss, who is in his 70s, was concerned because he and his wife hadn’t received calls to schedule their COVID-19 vaccinations. They waited several weeks after registering on a local list without getting a response and also signed up with ...

Jackson, Tyler residents among COVID-19 deaths

Local News

From Staff Reports CHARLESTON — Residents of Jackson and Tyler counties are among the most recent COVID-19 fatalities announced by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. The state recorded nine additional deaths attributed to the coronavirus from Monday to Tuesday ...

Medical cannabis products on track for fall

Local News

CHARLESTON — After years of setting up regulations, fixing a banking problem, selecting companies to handle all aspects of creating and selling products, West Virginia’s medical cannabis program could be ready for patients by the Fall. According to the Office of Medical Cannabis within ...

Charter school case gets hearing before state Supreme Court

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals heard argument Tuesday in a case brought by the state’s first charter school applicant after two county boards of education denied its application. The West Virginia Academy, a proposed charter school for the Monongalia and Preston ...