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Jodey Altier sworn in as Washington State Community College trustee

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MARIETTA — Jodey L. Altier has been named to the Washington State Community College Board of Trustees. Altier, appointed by Gov. Mike DeWine, is the president of Perry and Associates Certified Public Accountants. “It’s an honor to accept the appointment to the Board of Trustees of ...

Pickering Associates names new director of operations

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PARKERSBURG — Pickering Associates, an architecture, engineering and surveying firm, has promoted new leadership from within the company. Abby Wright has been promoted to director of operations. During her tenure with Pickering Associates, she has spearheaded and managed many corporate ...

O’Bleness Hospital welcomes Falk to staff

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ATHENS — Dr. Derik Falk has joined the hospital staff at OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital. Falk is a native of Virginia where he was a critical care physician with Pulmonary Medicine of Virginia Beach. Board certified in critical care and internal medicine and pulmonary disease by the ...

West Virginia DNR updates electronic licensing efforts

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CHARLESTON — An updated electronic licensing system has been launched by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. The system at wvhunt.com allows the purchase a West Virginia hunting and fishing license and to check game conveniently over the Internet, at license retailers throughout ...

Parkersburg URA approves sale of Market Street lot

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PARKERSBURG — Acting as the Urban Renewal Authority, Parkersburg City Council this week approved the sale of a downtown parcel where a dilapidated three-story building was torn down last year. Hughes Properties LLC, which owns multiple properties downtown, offered the city $20,000 for ...

Parkersburg City Council members briefed on stormwater efforts

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PARKERSBURG — Since 2018, the city of Parkersburg has relined 3,169 feet of storm sewer lines. That’s less than 1 percent of the 74 miles of stormwater lines beneath Parkersburg. “Not all 390,000 feet of storm system may need to be lined, but at this time, we don’t even have a ...

Capito weighs in on minimum wage hike, COVID relief bill

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WHEELING — U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito favors discussion on raising the federal minimum wage, but she doesn’t think a proposed increase should be part of a $1.9 trillion stimulus package now before Congress. Capito, R-W.Va., spoke on the stimulus package, raising the minimum wage and ...

Coroner presents report to Wood County Commission

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PARKERSBURG — Wood County saw decreases in some causes of deaths over the last year, even as the COVID-19 pandemic was happening. Wood County Coroner Mike St. Clair appeared before the Wood County Commission on Thursday to give his annual report on deaths that occurred in Wood County in 2020 ...

West Virginia COVID cases top 8,000 as downward trend continues

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CHARLESTON — Active cases of the virus hovered a little over 8,000 as of Thursday, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources said. Active cases were at 8,020, continuing a downward trend, the lowest since Nov. 11, the department said in its Thursday morning pandemic update. ...

Crews replace rotting logs at Henry Cooper Log Cabin Museum

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PARKERSBURG — Work is underway at the Henry Cooper Log Cabin Museum in City Park to replace rotting logs and stabilize the 19th century structure. A crew with Wiley Log Homes of Botetourt County, Va., have been onsite since last week removing rotting logs, replacing them with new ones ...

Medical cannabis company outlines health mission

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RAVENSWOOD — Mountaineer Integrated Care, the medical cannabis company that will soon grace the streets of downtown Ravenswood, shared its mission to improve the health of West Virginians on its Facebook page. As a business that grows, processes and dispenses medical cannabis in West ...

West Virginia Power baseball team joins Atlantic League

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CHARLESTON — A professional baseball team in West Virginia has joined the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and will continue to play at Appalachian Park in Charleston, the club announced. West Virginia Power will join the Lexington Legends going into the new Major League Baseball ...

Vienna approves street sweeper purchase, police pay raises

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VIENNA — Vienna City Council unanimously approved the purchase of a mid-size street sweeper, increased the pay of all Vienna Police Department officers and renewed several members of the Planning Commission during Thursday’s regular council meeting. A much-needed upgrade to the street ...

Day of Giving raises funds for Marietta College

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MARIETTA — Marietta College raised more than $227,000 during its fifth annual Day of Giving held on Founders Day on Feb. 14. Day of Giving is an online fundraising program encouraging alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff and friends to make a gift of $5 or more. This year’s ...

West Virginia House measure could impact user fees

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CHARLESTON — An amendment to a bill meant to exempt state workers from city user fees would now repeal all user fees, potentially putting cities in a cash crunch. The House Political Subdivision Committee approved an amendment Wednesday to House Bill 2256 — prohibiting cities from ...

Justice hosts second town hall on tax reform

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CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice spent a second day selling his ideas to phase out the personal income tax, with bills expected to be introduced by the end of the week and as early as today. “Probably (today) I’ll have it to the Legislature, and I hope that they concur and agree what ...