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Two suspects plead not guilty in death of Karen Yeager

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Staff Reports PARKERSBURG —Two out of three men left accused in the death of Parkersburg resident Karen Yeager in September have pleaded not guilty. Dominick McClung, 18, in custody at the Donald R. Kuhn Juvenile Center in Boone County, pleaded not guilty to two charges of murder, robbery, ...

Three-vehicle crash leads to drug arrest

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PARKERSBURG — A Wood County teen involved in a three-vehicle accident was arrested on a felony drug charge Monday. According to a criminal complaint filed in Wood County Magistrate Court, Logan Skylar Hall, 18, 115 S. Hazel St., Washington, W.Va., was charged with one count of possession of ...

Wood County man sentenced for federal drug offense

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CHARLESTON — A Wood County man was sentenced to 90 months in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia Monday said. Joshua Michael Conger, 41, of Parkersburg, also will serve five years on ...

Crews to add new steeple to Wood County Courthouse today

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PARKERSBURG — The new steeple for the Wood County Courthouse is expected to be lifted into place today. Crews spent Monday getting the site ready outside the courthouse, assembling a crane that will be used to lift the 7,000-pound structure into place this afternoon. Pieces of the crane ...

Parkersburg mayor delays employee raises

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PARKERSBURG — A 2 percent pay raise for City of Parkersburg employees that was supposed to take effect Wednesday has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mayor Tom Joyce announced Monday morning his decision to delay the wage increase approved by City Council for the 2020-21 fiscal ...

Young adults driving spike in COVID-19 cases in West Virginia

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CHARLESTON — Much like other states across the nation, West Virginia is seeing a spike in coronavirus cases driven partly by young adults in their 20s. According to data from the Department of Health and Human Resources’ coronavirus dashboard, 17 percent of the state’s positive COVID-19 ...

Sheriff: Jackson County man fatally shoots niece while cleaning gun

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COTTAGEVILLE — An 11-year-old girl died Friday evening after her uncle misfired a gun he was cleaning in their residence, authorities said. According to a criminal complaint filed with the Jackson County Magistrate Court, Andrew Scott Jackson, 36, 9 Fisher Mobile Home Park, Cottageville, ...

Doddridge, Roane counties mulling new school year

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WEST UNION — As the middle of summer break arrives, school districts are coming up with a re-entry plan for students to start their fall semesters. Officials in Doddridge and Roane counties are hoping to get as close to a five-day model as possible. Adam Cheeseman, superintendent for ...

Wood County officials discuss reopening court amid COVID-19

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PARKERSBURG — Wood County officials are getting ready for the county’s circuit court to resume trials in July, just as COVID-19 infections are starting to see a rise again. The Wood County Commission discussed how the courts would be opened after receiving guidance on the matter from the ...

Belpre BOE votes to reduce RIF

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BELPRE – The Belpre City Schools Board of Education last week approved a reduction in its reduction-in-force and a roof replacement project. The board met Thursday and the meeting was broadcast through YouTube. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, no members of the public were allowed to attend the ...

Authorities capture murder suspect after escape from facility

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PARKERSBURG — A man accused in the murder of a Parkersburg woman was captured Sunday after escaping from a state correctional center, officials said. Dominick Joseph McClung, 18, Parkersburg, escaped from the Donald R. Kuhn Juvenile Center in Boone County around 4:30 p.m. Sunday and was ...

Parkersburg YMCA offering educational fun with Club-Ed day camp

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PARKERSBURG — The YMCA of Parkersburg is filling an educational need for children that was caused by the pandemic. While summer is a break from school for children, this year is different as schools had to shut down early. The unmet academic need compelled the YMCA of Parkersburg to offer ...

Wendy’s fanchisees donate $110K to Mid-Ohio Valley nonprofits

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PARKERSBURG — The owners of local Wendy’s franchises on Monday donated $110,000 to a total of 27 organizations in the communities they serve. Wendpark owners Kim and Ray Blackburn donated $10,000 for each of their 11 Wendy’s locations across Wood, Pleasants and Wetzel counties in West ...

West Virginia Supreme Court gives green light to jury trials

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CHARLESTON — Jury trials may resume in West Virginia, the West Virginia Supreme Court said on Monday. The court on Friday issued its guidelines for judges and circuit clerks to use to protect the health and safety of employees, litigants, witnesses, jurors, attorneys and the public. “The ...

Deadline to be put on West Virginia ballot is Aug. 3

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CHARLESTON — The deadline to qualify for and be placed on the 2020 general election ballot in November is Aug. 3, according to state law, Secretary of State Mac Warner said. Candidates are encouraged to submit their signatures to the appropriate office for review as soon as possible. Upon ...

West Virginia DOH set Mid-Ohio Valley road projects

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PARKERSBURG — Delays on West Virginia 68, Racetrack Bridge, are anticipated on Wednesday during work by the Haydon Bridge Co. beginning a half mile south of Wadesville Road at milepost 9.73, the West Virginia Division of Highways said. Crews will work between 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. and flaggers to ...

House fire closes Walnut Street

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BELPRE - A house fire this evening closed a section of Walnut Street in Belpre, but early reports indicate no one was injured. The fire at 713 Walnut Street was called in around 10 p.m. Witnesses say the owner was returning home from work and saw flames. Early reports indicate no one was in ...

Big Red-Letter Day

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PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg High School held its Class of 2020 graduation ceremony Friday at Stadium Field. The school had delayed graduation by a month due to restrictions concerning COVID-19, also known as coronavirus. Students Friday were limited in the number of family members in ...