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Saluting Marietta veterans

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MARIETTA — Elmer Treadway, who turned 91 on Nov. 1, poses Friday with his photos, medals and memorabilia at the O’Neill Senior Center in Marietta where the facility will honor veterans on Veterans Day on Monday. Senior veterans will be escorted to the annual Veteran’s Day Parade in the ...

Cheerleader mom focus of Washington County investigation

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MARIETTA — A group affiliated with Marietta City Schools is facing yet another case of potential embezzlement after the arrest of a cheerleading parent. Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks explained Friday that Melissa Sue Phillips, 39, of 139 Leeland Ave., Marietta, was arrested on Nov. ...

Marietta man gets two years in prison

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MARIETTA — A Marietta man who had charges of providing drugs to a teen dropped will still spend two years in prison after being sentenced Friday to 17 months for grand theft of a motor vehicle, to run concurrently with a sentence of 24 months for tampering with evidence. Joseph F. Wells ...

Tolbert receives 30-month sentence in drug case

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MARIETTA — A 28-year-old Hilliard man was sentenced to more than 30 months in prison Friday in Washington County Common Pleas Court for possession of drugs. D’Lontae Tolbert was on post-release control when he was arrested for possession of heroin. Along with the 30 months, he will also ...

Washington County Board of Health meets

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MARIETTA — The Washington County Board of Health only had three board members present Friday for an update on two legal actions the board now faces. Washington County Prosecutor Nicole Coil explained after the board’s hour-and-12-minute executive session that she wanted to consult the new ...

Wood County students compete in Science Bowl

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VIENNA — The Wood County Middle School Science Bowl was held on Saturday Nov. 2. Four middle school teams competed in the tournament hosted and organized by Parkersburg High School. Jackson Middle School had two teams (Team A and Team B), led by seventh and eighth grade math teacher ...

Parkersburg Woman’s Club hosts convention

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PARKERSBURG — On Oct. 12, the Parkersburg Woman’s Club welcomed club members from the Elizabeth, Harrisville, Ravenswood, South Parkersburg and Williamstown clubs to the 106th annual General Federation of Woman’s Clubs Western District convention. Linda Walker, Western District ...

CDC report shows childhood trauma linked to health issues

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PARKERSBURG — Local officials are hoping the results of a federal study on childhood trauma will help bring more attention to the problem. The national Centers for Disease Control report released Tuesday outlines the findings of a study conducted from 2015-17, using information from 144,017 ...

Wood County Schools shuts down computers due to virus

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PARKERSBURG — A computer virus led to Wood County Schools taking its system offline Thursday as officials investigate how far it may have spread. Superintendent Will Hosaflook said school administrators noticed issues with their systems Wednesday night and by Thursday morning other computers ...

Beane dismisses Morrisey lawsuit against diocese

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CHARLESTON — Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said Thursday he welcomes guidance from the West Virginia Supreme Court after a judge issued an order to dismiss Morrisey’s lawsuit against the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. Wood County Circuit Judge J.D. Beane granted a motion brought by ...

Belpre High Principal Pepper agrees to counseling after arrest

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BELPRE — A Belpre High School principal will have to complete counseling as part of a domestic violence plea. Samuel Pepper, 51, of 714 Tuttle St., Belpre, was arrested Sept. 3 and charged with one count of domestic violence and one count of unlawful restraint. The charges stemmed from a ...

Marietta Kmart to close in February

Business

MARIETTA — Joining a long list of other locations across the country, the Marietta Kmart at 502 Pike St., will be closing its doors this winter. Meanwhile, a potential buyer for the site was denied by the city’s planning commission. Trina Bautista, media planner and buyer with Eldon W. ...

Vienna Police arrest man on drug charge

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VIENNA — Vienna Police and the Parkersburg Narcotics Task Force around 9:30 a.m. Thursday executed a search warrant and an arrest warrant at 3207 Charles Drive where the resident, Cipriano Scottorinaldi, 35, was taken into custody, Vienna Police Chief Mike Pifer said. The arrest warrant was ...

Wood County Commission defends grant coordinator Tiano

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PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Commission is defending its grant coordinator and how she has done her work for them. The commission received a letter from the West Virginia Governor’s Highway Safety Program (GHSP) Director Bob Tipton. In the letter, Tipton asked for information regarding ...

The Arc seeks support for Secret Christmas program

Community News

PARKERSBURG — The Arc of the Mid-Ohio Valley is looking for community support for its annual Secret Christmas program. The Arc supports people with intellectual, cognitive or related developmental disabilities. Participants in Secret Christmas are above the age for assistance from other ...

Little Hocking Elementary School honors veterans

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LITTLE HOCKING — Robert Ribble, 92, lined up with the rest of the veterans, active duty military personnel and their friends and family to file into the gymnasium at Little Hocking Elementary School. As part of the school’s annual Veterans Day program, he and his fellow guests, more ...

Philanthropy West Virginia conference held in Parkersburg

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PARKERSBURG — Organizations and individuals were recognized for giving, leadership and service to the community Thursday during the final day of Philanthropy West Virginia’s 2019 state conference at the Blennerhassett Hotel. The annual gathering organized by West Virginia’s philanthropic ...

WVU-P readies week of Veterans Day events

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PARKERSBURG — West Virginia University at Parkersburg will hold Veterans Day observances next week. The week will begin with a Veterans Day ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the college theater where retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel Alex Cantu will be the guest speaker. Cantu joined ...

Artsbridge displaying McKown paintings

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PARKERSBURG — The work by a local artist is on display at Artsbridge this month. Erin McKown is an aspiring wildlife artist who specializes in traditional realism and was fascinated with nature and art at a young age. She spends much of her time in the woods, where she collects reference ...