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Mid-Ohio Valley Players staging ‘All My Sons’

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MARIETTA — Arthur Miller’s Tony Award-winning classic “All My Sons” kicks off 2020 for the Mid-Ohio Valley Players. Performance dates are 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Jan. 30, 31 and Feb. 1 and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $7 for youth 17 and under. For ...

Hidden Marietta Paranormal Expo to scare up crowds Saturday

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MARIETTA — Those people into the unusual and unexplained have a chance to meet like-minded people this Saturday at the Hidden Marietta Paranormal Expo. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lafayette Hotel ballroom. The price is $12 per person in advance and $15 per person ...

Sternwheel committee to hold fundraiser ball

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MARIETTA — A committee of the Ohio River Sternwheel Festival is bringing back an old event to help raise funds for the 2020 fireworks and entertainment. A 45th anniversary ball will be held 6 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Lafayette Hotel. Dinner is 7 p.m. at the semi-formal event that will include ...

Stuart’s Opera House to hold open house

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NELSONVILLE — Stuart’s Opera House in Athens County will hold an open house 1-4 p.m. Sunday. The event is free and open to everyone. People are invited to tour the historic Stuart’s Opera House to see newly renovated spaces for weddings, conferences, meetings or private parties. The ...

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Faculty Recital MARIETTA — Amy Yekel and Merewyn Weinkauf of Marietta College will present a faculty recital 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Alma McDonough Auditorium. Music performed will include sets by Richard Strauss, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Antonin Dvor’k and Richard Wagner. The performance also ...

AARP discusses 2020 West Virginia legislative agenda

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CHARLESTON — AARP West Virginia’s focus for the 2020 West Virginia Legislature will include rising prescription drug prices, caregiving services and support, financial and retirement security, consumer protections and strengthening communities, the organization said on Wednesday. Staff and ...

Dominion Energy grants help energize Gilmer, Doddridge groups

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PARKERSBURG — Two nonprofit organizations in the region are among the 16 receiving grants from the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, the foundation said on Wednesday. Dominion donated at least $25,000 to nonprofit groups addressing critical community needs in West Virginia, the company ...

County seeks PUB help for Boreman utilities

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PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Commission is asking the Parkersburg Utility Board for help getting water and sewer service to Fort Boreman Park. When the park was built in 2007, water and sewer lines were constructed in anticipation of development atop Fort Boreman Hill. But they have never ...

Crane likely to block Williamstown streets on Thursday

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown Mayor Jean Ford announced at Tuesday’s city council meeting that there is a likely chance that Park Avenue and the 200 block of West Fifth Street will be closed Thursday to bring a crane and 70-foot I-beam to the middle school for the new auditorium. According ...

Business and inventory tax phase-out amendment introduced in Senate

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CHARLESTON — After months of hype, the joint resolution to eliminate the business and inventory tax in phases was introduced Tuesday in the West Virginia Senate, but Democratic lawmakers reminded the majority that the resolution can’t pass without them. Senate Joint Resolution 8 would ...

Polar Plunge scheduled Feb. 8 at Bicentennial Park

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PARKERSBURG — The annual Polar Plunge benefit for West Virginia Special Olympics in Parkersburg will be held in February at a new location. Slated to begin 1:30 p.m. Feb. 8, the winter-time fundraiser will be held at Bicentennial Park between the courthouse and city hall, a change from the ...

Parkersburg marks 200th birthday today

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PARKERSBURG — Today marks the 200th anniversary of Parkersburg’s incorporation as a city, originally in the state of Virginia. The city was incorporated on Jan. 22, 1820, “including the shores and banks, between the front street of the said town, and the Ohio and Little Kanawha ...

Foundation protests prayer at Wheeling City Council meetings

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WHEELING — A group that sought to remove the opening prayer from the agenda of meetings of the Parkersburg City Council and the Wood County Board of Education made a formal objection to the same practice at Wheeling City Council. In a letter dated Jan. 9 to Mayor Glenn Elliott, attorney ...

Memorial bricks to benefit Cedar Lakes

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RIPLEY — In an effort to raise funds for Cedar Lakes, the Cedar Lakes Foundation is selling memorial bricks to be displayed on a walkway. The funds will be used to renovate and modernize the VFW cabin. It started out as something to memorialize veterans, but has since expanded to anyone ...

‘Stop the Bleed’ taught at Marietta church

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MARIETTA — A Stop the Bleed training program was held Monday at the First Congregational Church. Stop the Bleed was developed by the American College of Surgeons and the Committee on Trauma to give laypersons the tools to stabilize injuries after an active-shooter situation. It has ...

Parkersburg man charged with kidnapping, assault

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PARKERSBURG — A man is being held without bond after allegedly holding his pregnant girlfriend against her will and assaulting her over four days at their Parkersburg home. Adam Corey Abbott, 29, of 2602 Broad St., Parkersburg, was charged Friday with kidnapping, second-degree sexual ...

Foster care bill of rights legislation advances

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CHARLESTON — A bill aimed at clarifying the rights of foster children and foster parents passed the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday, but the House Finance Committee will need to review it before the full House can vote on it. House Bill 4092 creates the foster children’s bill of rights ...

Bonnie Cline recognized for Ritchie County work

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HARRISVILLE — Bonnie Cline, known as the neighborhood Mother Goose figure, was recently recognized for her work in the community and presented with an award from the Ritchie County Ministerial Association. For the past 33 years, Cline has worked for Community Resources Inc. Her passion for ...

On the Record

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Wood Magistrate PARKERSBURG — Wood County Magistrate Court heard the following cases on Jan. 21. * Bailey Keel, 23, 1310 Oak St., Parkersburg, waived his preliminary hearing on a charge of animal cruelty and his case has been bound over to Wood County Circuit Court for grand jury ...