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Justice changes school re-entry metrics again

Local News

CHARLESTON — The color-coded school re-entry map parents and school officials rely on during the COVID-19 pandemic is changing yet again. Gov. Jim Justice held a rare online Tuesday briefing with reporters from the Capitol to explain the new County Alert System map. He also laid out new ...

Wood Magistrate

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PARKERSBURG — Wood County Magistrate Court released the following reports Sept. 11: * Madison Elizabeth Donaway, 22, 147 Fox Run, Apt. 21, Mineral Wells, was arraigned on a charge of battery and released on a personal recognizance bond. * Jennifer Rose Hopkins, 25, 800 Jackson Ave., ...

Salango calls for local control of school opening decisions

Local News

CHARLESTON — Kanawha County Commissioner Ben Salango, a Democratic candidate for governor in the Nov. 3 general election, called Tuesday for local control to return to counties on re-opening decisions. Salango criticized Gov. Jim Justice in a virtual press conference Tuesday morning prior to ...

PUB approves 12-hour shifts for plant operators

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PARKERSBURG – The Parkersburg Utility Board on Tuesday approved a permanent change to 12-hour shifts for water and wastewater treatment plant operators. During the board’s regular meeting, conducted in person and via the Microsoft Teams app, Manager Eric Bennett said the approximately 18 ...

W.Va. nearing 13,000 positive COVID-19 cases

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CHARLESTON — The state of West Virginia is nearing 13,000 positive cases of the virus, according to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources on Tuesday. The department in its Tuesday morning update said there were 12,976 cases, an increase of 156 cases over the 24-hour ...

Eagle Pointe Skilled Nursing Center contractor tests positive

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PARKERSBURG —A contractor at a Parkersburg skilled nursing facility tested positive for COVID-19. Eagle Pointe Skilled Nursing Center on 27th Street and the Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department announced Tuesday evening that the individual had contact with a small number of patients at Eagle ...

Prelimary hearing rescheduled in murder case

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RIPLEY — A Jackson County man who was recently arrested and charged with first-degree murder from an incident in June, had his preliminary hearing rescheduled in Jackson County Magistrate Court. A preliminary hearing was originally scheduled Monday before Magistrate Jacqueline R. Casto for ...

Credit union employees test positive

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RAVENSWOOD — Several positive COVID-19 cases linked to Ravenswood Federal Credit Union were reported by the Jackson County Health Department. According to a press release from the the credit union, several employees tested positive and the Ravenswood location will be closed until Sept. 28. ...

Gary Clark appears via Skype for preliminary hearing

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PARKERSBURG — A man who was arrested and charged with making threats of terrorist acts last week after an armed standoff with law enforcement at the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department appeared via Skype before Wood County Magistrate Robin Waters on Tuesday afternoon. Brad Frum, the attorney ...

School officials issue bus safety reminder to drivers

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By TYLER BENNETT PARKERSBURG — As summer break ends and the school year begins in the Mid-Ohio Valley, drivers need to be on the lookout for buses and students as they travel to and from schools in their daily commute. While the number of students in in-person classes is down compared to ...

Marietta Community Foundation nears goal

Community News

Staff Report MARIETTA — The Marietta Community Foundation has nearly reached the goal in its $60K for 6 campaign for schools for virus-related issues. The campaign was announced in August to raise $60,000 to be equally allocated to the six school systems in Washington County, Marietta City ...

Blennerhassett DAR adds member

Community News

PARKERSBURG — Members of the Blennerhassett Chapter of the Daughter of the American Revolution welcomed Becky Oppe as a new member during a brief welcoming ceremony at their monthly meeting on Sept. 12 at the Blennerhassett Museum. The program for the meeting was given by the DAR junior ...

Civil Suits

News of Record

PARKERSBURG — The following civil suits were filed in the office of the Wood County Circuit Clerk between March 16 to April 10: * Angela M. Coon v. Robin R. North * Peoples Bank v. Zachery Burdette * Geni B. Astorg v. Bernard Hissam, deceased; Mark Hissam; Nancy Cole; Linda Farrenkopf; Amy ...

WVU Parkersburg ranked top in state for affordability

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PARKERSBUERG — West Virginia University at Parkersburg has been recognized as the most affordable college in the state by University HQ, the college announced. The rankings help students find the school that matches their budget and career path by comparing college tuition rates, degrees ...

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.