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Donald Trump Jr. stumps for Justice for second time in five months

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — For the second time since June, the oldest son of President Donald Trump traveled to West Virginia Thursday to help raise funds for Gov. Jim Justice’s re-election campaign. Donald Trump Jr. was the special guest Thursday at a political fundraiser for Justice, ...

Fatal motorcycle crash focus of investigation in Parkersburg

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PARKERSBURG — Criminal charges are pending in the death of a woman following a motorcycle crash last week. Melissa Barone, 37, of Parkersburg, was a passenger on a motorcycle driven by her husband, 36-year-old Jason Barone, which was traveling south in the 900 block of Division Street ...

Three arrested, one suspect sought in Parkersburg armed robbery

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PARKERSBURG — Three arrests have been made in an armed robbery which took place Monday, and the Parkersburg Police Department is searching for a fourth suspect. Nicholas Procia II, 20, 1211 Williams St., Parkersburg, and Taylor Starcher, 18, 1908 Princeton St., Parkersburg, have been ...

Authorities in Parkersburg looking into death on 19th Street

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PARKERSBURG — City police say the death of a man whose body was found on 19th Street early Wednesday morning does not appear to be suspicious. The body of William Daniel Rood Jr., 33, of Oak Hill, was found shortly after midnight near the former Ohio Valley Trading Post and CVS location at ...

Parkersburg Utility Board to begin flushing water lines

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PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Utility Board’s Water Division will flush water lines in the city and surrounding service areas starting at 10 p.m. today. Flushing will continue around the clock until the work is completed, expected to happen around 3 a.m. Sunday. Flushing will begin on ...

St. Marys barbecue to benefit Slow Down for the Holidays

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ST. MARYS — St. Marys Galaxy Food Center will host its second barbecue Saturday afternoon to benefit the Slow Down for the Holidays program. Starting at 11 a.m., food will be available for purchase. This year’s menu features a meal of pulled pork sandwiches, cole slaw, baked beans and ...

Wood County ready to work with census committee

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PARKERSBURG — Wood County is prepared to work with the statewide committee on the 2020 census created on Wednesday by the governor. “We’re on top of it,” county commission President Blair Couch said Thursday. Gov. Jim Justice by executive order established the West Virginia Complete ...

West Virginia University to host ‘Women Speak’

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MORGANTOWN – West Virginia University will host the 11th annual Women of Appalachia Project (WOAP) “Women Speak” performance, a juried presentation of story, poetry and song showcasing women artists from Appalachia, on Saturday. The event will be held in the Milano Reading Room at the ...

Trump to speak at Pittsburgh shale conference

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PITTSBURGH — President Donald Trump will be coming to Pittsburgh next Wednesday. Trump will be the keynote speaker at the Shale Insight conference, a natural gas industry-related event, the Marcellus Shale Coalition reported Wednesday morning. The conference will run Oct. 23 and 24 at the ...

Derrick Johnson of the NAACP to speak at WVU-P

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PARKERSBURG — The president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will speak at a program at West Virginia University at Parkersburg next month. Derrick Johnson will speak at the National Institutes for Historically-Underserved Students Think Tank 2019 as the ...

Justice appoints Pitsenbarger to West Virginia Senate

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CHARLESTON — A Nicholas County farmer has been appointed to a vacancy in the West Virginia Senate 11th District. John “J.R.” Pitsenbarger will succeed Greg Boso, who resigned. The 11th Senatorial District comprises Nicholas, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Randolph, Upshur and Webster counties ...

Vienna hydrant work to impact water service

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VIENNA — Vienna Utility Board employees will be replacing a fire hydrant tonight at 28th Street and Grand Central Avenue. Water service will be interrupted for residents from 23rd Street to 32nd Street and between River Road to 8th Avenue. Water will be turned off at approximately 10 p.m. ...

Reorganization plan approved for owner of Pleasants Power Station

Business

CHARLESTON — A federal bankruptcy judge has approved the reorganization plan for FirstEnergy Solutions, the spinoff of FirstEnergy Corp. and owners of the Pleasants Power Station at St. Marys. According to FirstEnergy Solutions, Alan Koschik, a judge with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the ...

Arnoldsburg man faces more than 100 sex abuse charges

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GRANTSVILLE — An Arnoldsburg man on Tuesday was charged with more than 100 counts of sexual abuse and child abuse with risk of injury occurring 17 years ago. Tony Lee McCune, 44, of 4187 Arnoldsburg Road, was arrested by troopers of the Spencer Detachment of the West Virginia State ...

Guilty plea in September murder of Parkersburg woman

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PARKERSBURG — A man accused in the September killing of a 68-year-old Parkersburg woman pleaded guilty today to an information charging him with second-degree murder. Michael Wayne Leadmon, 22, in custody without bond at the North Central Regional Jail, entered the plea this morning before ...

Justice, Thrasher spar over tourism numbers

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CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice praised the most recent tourism numbers for the state Wednesday, though a Republican primary challenger disputes the rosy outlook. According to a 2018 Travel Impacts Study conducted by Dean Runyan and Associates, West Virginia’s tourism industry grew by 58 ...