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Oil, gas industry fuels Marietta College expo

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MARIETTA — Gathering an estimated 500 attendees Friday, Marietta College hosted both regional college and high school students to showcase technologies, safety measures and career pathways surrounding oil and gas extraction. “This is our third year hosting and it was entirely the ...

McKinley School closed on Tuesday

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Mike Fling, assistant superintendent of facilities for Wood County Schools, says McKinley Elementary School will be closed Tuesday, Oct. 1, due to electrical issues. Staff will still report to work.

Hundreds offer helping hands at Out of the Darkness Walk

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PARKERSBURG — Over 400 people registered for the 12th annual Out of the Darkness Walk to support the fighters, admire the survivors, honor the taken and prove that they are never giving up on the fight to prevent suicide. This was a year of firsts for the event, with three firsts all ...

Fun erupts for thousands at Mountwood Park’s Volcano Days

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VOLCANO — There was no shortage of people at Mountwood Park on Saturday for the annual Volcano Days Antique Engine Show and Festival as thousands came out to shop, admire and learn about the old engines or tractors and relax with family. This year there were over 30 different engines at ...

State plane use by Gov. Justice, first lady draws scrutiny

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CHARLESTON — As 2019 comes to a close, Gov. Jim Justice has used state aircraft far less in his nearly three years in office than the prior two governors, but living in Greenbrier County has caused the governor to rack up thousands of dollars in flights from Charleston to Lewisburg he ...

Hundreds pop over to WVU-P for comics convention

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PARKERSBURG — Hundreds of people with interests in popular culture turned on Saturday for the fourth annual Parkersburg Pop Con at West Virginia University at Parkersburg. The convention was a celebration of popular culture, including comics, costuming (cosplay), sci-fi and fantasy, ...

Camden Clark Medical Center’s Kuppuswamy receives fellowship

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PARKERSBURG —A local physician has been presented with a Fellowship from the Royal College of Physicians in the United Kingdom. Dr. Bairava Kuppuswamy of the WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center was awarded the distinction this past July in London, England. “Once you become a ...

St. Marys native Morrison writes his first novel

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PARKERSBURG — A St. Marys native inspired by his daughter to never quit writing has penned his first novel. C. Michael Morrison, a Star Trek aficionado who is now lead pastor at a church in Plano, Texas, finished “Hannah Goodheart and the Guardian of Time” last year. It’s about a ...

West Virginia University’s Bhattacharyya studying AI, power plants

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MORGANTOWN — A chemical engineer at West Virginia University is studying how artificial intelligence can be used to prolong the boiler life in coal- and natural gas-fired power plants. Debangsu Bhattacharyya, the GE Plastics chemical and biomedical engineering professor, received a $2.5 ...

Blennerhassett Island to host Mansion by Candlelight

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PARKERSBURG — The annual “Blennerhassett Island by Night — The Mansion by Candlelight” program will offer visitors to Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park the chance to step back in time to experience an autumn celebration as it might once have been done in the years when it ...

Marietta City Schools levy would change transportation

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MARIETTA — Approval of the Marietta City Schools levy proposal on Nov. 5 would mean construction of a new $85 million building complex on Washington State Community College property, requiring big changes to the district transportation system and a plan that won’t clog up traffic on two of ...

Seniors turn out for health screening at the O’Neill Center

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MARIETTA — Waves of seniors made their way through the halls of the O’Neill Center Tuesday to take advantage of a growing health partnership with Ohio University. “Everyone deserves health care,” said Registered Nurse Katie Fleming, RN coordinator for the OU Community Health Programs ...

Riverview Credit Union to mark international celebration

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BELPRE — Riverview Credit Union will join 56,000 credit unions around the world in celebration of International Credit Union Day on Oct. 17 and will conduct a month-long collection for a Marietta food pantry. Residents on Oct. 17 can go to either of Riverview’s offices in Marietta and ...

Glenville State College gains self-service portal for transferring

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GLENVILLE — Prospective students can now see how their courses will transfer to Glenville State College. A component of DegreeWorks, the college’s Transfer Equivalency Self Service system is a guide to help students understand how their transfer classes will apply at Glenville State ...

Tri-State adopts Ronald McDonald House roofs

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PARKERSBURG — Tri-State/Service Roofing & Sheet Metal Group has adopted 11 Ronald McDonald House roofs, providing inspections, repairs, and maintenance services to the organization. The project is part of the Roofing Alliance, a National Roofing Contractors Association foundation, which ...

Water Research Institute awarded $5M for project

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WASHINGTON — The Water Research Institute at West Virginia University has been awarded $5 million by the U.S Department of Energy to conduct phase three of its Rare Earth Recovery Project. In 2018, a pilot plant was opened at WVU through a collaboration between the National Technology ...

Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce plans breakfast

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BELPRE — The Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its free monthly Business-to-Business Breakfast meeting 8-9 a.m. Wednesday at the Chamber office, 713 Park Drive. Representatives of the Board of Directors and staff will make a short presentation about the value in membership, followed ...

Solar Open House set for Oct. 6 in Marietta

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MARIETTA — The First Unitarian Universalist Society of Marietta invites the community to a Solar Open House on Oct. 6 from 1-3 p.m. at the church at 232 Third St. Those attending will get a close-up view of the PV array and see an energy dashboard documenting the system’s conversion of ...

Parkersburg High School doubles up on Marietta, 42-21

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PARKERSBURG — Homecoming was a happy one here Friday night inside Stadium Field for host Parkersburg as the Big Reds tallied the final three touchdowns en route to doubling up Marietta, 42-21. The Tigers evened the game at 21-all late in the third when Corbin Alkire hooked up with Donavon ...

Wood County BOE to look at paid student parking

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PARKERSBURG — A Wood County Board of Education member has called for officials to report on paid parking spaces at the district’s three high schools and why prices at one school are significantly higher. Board member Justin Raber requested the information at the end of Wednesday’s ...