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W.Va. 2 widening project in Moundsville nears completion

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MOUNDSVILLE — A $15 million widening project on W.Va. 2 from Monarch Stadium to the U.S. 250-Jefferson Avenue extension is nearing completion after almost 18 months of lane changes and detours for motorists. The project is in its final stage. Klug Construction of Moundsville has begun ...

Parkersburg man charged with malicious wounding

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PARKERSBURG — Dustin Halko, 37, of 708 13th St., Parkersburg, was arraigned in Wood County Magistrate Court Thursday on a charge of malicious assault after allegedly stabbing a woman in the head with a knife following a verbal argument. According to the criminal complaint, the victim advised ...

Compliance officer gives report on Wood County properties

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PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Commission reviewed two properties on Thursday during its regular meeting, one where significant progress was made to clean it up in line with county ordinances and one that wasn’t. The commission met with Wood County compliance officer Sarah Farnsworth and ...

King talks Bee City U.S.A. in Williamstown

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WILLIAMSTOWN — The First Baptist Church of Williamstown was abuzz Thursday evening as Williamstown kicked off its speaker series as part of its involvement with Bee City U.S.A. Williamstown serves as the only West Virginia town that’s part of Bee City U.S.A., a program that “endorses ...

Grant awarded for accessible sidewalks at Ravenswood fields

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RAVENSWOOD — A $5,000 grant was awarded to the Ravenswood Board of Parks and Recreation to install handicapped accessible sidewalks at two baseball fields. According to a new release, the process for obtaining the grant took about five years. The grant was awarded by the Jackson County ...

Justice calls special session on Monday

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CHARLESTON — The governor of West Virginia Thursday called a special session of the Legislature to convene at noon Monday. Gov. Jim Justice cited three matters in the call for the special session: spending authority for debt service payments on roads to prosperity general obligation bonds ...

Washington County Commission discusses sewer rates

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MARIETTA — Sewers in Devola and flow meters in Belpre were topics of discussion at Thursday morning’s meeting of the Washington County Commissioners. Curt Welch, Belpre Township trustee, said he has been approached by people in Dunham Township about the upcoming sewer rate ...

New Matamoras woman granted judicial release

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MARIETTA — A New Matamoras woman was granted judicial release after being in jail less than a year for drug trafficking and having a weapon under disability. Joy J. Headley, 41, of 316 Main St., New Matamoras, pleaded guilty and was sentenced on Nov. 20, 2018, to one count of the ...

Wood County man sentenced to prison on federal gun charge

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CHARLESTON — A Wood County man was sentenced to prison for a federal gun charge, the United States attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia said. Robert Adams, 34, was sentenced to 60 months in prison for being a felon in possession of ammunition, U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart said. ...

United Bank challenges Parkersburg schools to raise funds

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PARKERSBURG — The United Way Alliance of the Mid-Ohio Valley and United Bank raised more than $2,000 in a challenge for students and fans of Parkersburg High and Parkersburg South high schools to see who could donate the most money leading up to the gridiron showdown between the cross-town ...

Michael Nau to perform in Nelsonville

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NELSONVILLE — Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville is hosting Michael Nau for a backstage performance today at 8 p.m. This show is general admission and audience members will sit on the Stuart’s stage with the performer. Ticket buyers will enter through the breezeway at the East ...

West Virginia BOE approves Wood County school closure plan

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Board of Education has approved a plan to close three Wood County elementary schools in the spring of 2020. At the state board’s regular meeting Wednesday in Charleston, members voted 7-1 to approve the closure of McKinley and Worthington elementary ...

Charter schools policy placed on 60-day comment period

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CHARLESTON - The West Virginia Board of Education will place a proposed charter schools policy on public comment for the next 60 days. The board this morning approved placing the 47-page policy on public comment, but doubled the usual amount of time to give both board members and the public ...

West Virginia lawmaker pushes Justice to take on vaping issue

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PARKERSBURG — A senator from Monongalia County has asked the governor to declare a public health emergency over the dangers of e-cigarettes and vaping. Sen. Bob Beach in a letter to Gov. Jim Justice requested he instruct the state Department of Health and Human Resources through the Bureau ...

Marietta group receives downtown signage survey

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MARIETTA — Marietta City Council’s regular committee meetings continue this week irrespective of budgetary hearings. Wednesday, Planning, Zoning, Annexation and Housing Committee met jointly with Streets Committee to hear preliminary findings from Marietta Main Street downtown signage ...

Parkersburg luncheon honors veterans

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PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Moose Lodge Women’s Auxiliary 543 held a lunch Wednesday for local veterans. Around 45 veterans attended the annual lunch put on by the lodge’s women’s auxiliary. “We have been doing this for four years and it continues to grow,” said Debbie ...

West Virginia joins effort to expand court services for veterans

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia has joined states supporting the expansion of specialized court services for veterans. Attorneys general from 41 states sent a letter to leaders in the U.S. Senate encouraging the adoption of the Veteran Treatment Court Coordination Act of 2019, House Resolution ...

Alzheimer’s Resource Fair offers info, insight

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PARKERSBURG — West Virginia University at Parkersburg hosted its first Alzheimer’s Resource Fair on Wednesday as part of a senior project by student John Kavanagh. Kavanagh is a sociology, communications and literature major and decided to put on the fair for his senior project because ...

West Virginia Symphony Orchestra-Parkersburg readies performance

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PARKERSBURG — The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra-Parkersburg will present “Violin or Fiddle?” at 3 p.m. Sunday in the auditorium at Blennerhassett School on Jewell Road. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students. Tickets and information are available by calling 304-485-4200 or ...