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Rhodes to display photos at downtown Parkersburg WesBanco

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PARKERSBURG — The Damon Rhodes photography exhibit will be on display through November at WesBanco Bank, 415 Market St., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. Rhodes took up photography as a hobby over 30 years ago. Although he has had no formal training, he ...

Frazier, American Pops Orchestra to perform at WVU-P

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PARKERSBURG — The American Pops Orchestra under the direction of Parkersburg native Maestro Luke Frazier next week will perform in local schools and at a free public concert at West Virginia University at Parkersburg. The orchestra will present “An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly” in the ...

Band and Wind Ensemble to perform at Peoples Bank Theatre

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MARIETTA — “Bach, to the Standards,” the fall concert of the Marietta College Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble, will be held 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Peoples Bank Theatre. The concert, free and open to the public, will include work by the greatest wind band composers of the early to ...

Children compete at annual Holly Days Pageant in Vienna

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VIENNA — The Vienna Holly Days Christmas Pageant was held on Nov. 2 at the Vienna Senior Health & Wellness Center. “This year was super successful; we saw 67 contestants,” said Linda Kern, pageant director and event coordinator. Children ages one month and up, along with Ms. and ...

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Baked Steak Dinner PARKERSBURG — A public baked steak dinner will be held 6 p.m. Friday at the Knights of Columbus, 1010 Market St. Call in orders for takeout at 304-428-0331. *** Pancake breakfast WASHINGTON, W.Va. — The Washington Lions Club will hold a pancake and sausage ...

President Trump’s public impeachment process starts today

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CHARLESTON — With the start of the public impeachment inquiry today of President Donald Trump, one of West Virginia’s U.S. senators said she will be watching with interest. The House Intelligence Committee will meet 10 a.m. today and will hear sworn testimony from Bill Taylor, acting ...

State board votes to close three Wood County schools

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CHARLESTON - The West Virginia Board of Education by a 7-1 vote has approved a plan to close three Wood County elementary schools at the end of this school year. Voting against was Miller Hall, vice president of the board. Members of the Wood County Board of Education and administrators ...

Wood County Schools midterm grades delayed

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PARKERSBURG — Wood County Schools officials will delay school midterms until later in the month as the school system continues to repair damage from a computer virus. However, officials say online tools to check grades and allow students to work on lessons from home were not affected by the ...

Broughton owner Dean Foods files for bankruptcy

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MARIETTA — The company which owns Broughton Foods in Marietta has filed for bankruptcy and the impact locally is uncertain. Dean Foods Company, based in Dallas, announced Tuesday it and substantially all of its subsidiaries have initiated voluntary Chapter 11 reorganization proceedings in ...

Wood County students complete online math, English programs

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PARKERSBURG — Four VanDevender Middle School students have been recognized by the Wood County Board of Education for completing their grade-level i-Ready programs in math and English language arts. Four students were honored at last week’s school board meeting for completing the online ...

Parkersburg City Council votes to swap Long Tom cannon

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PARKERSBURG — A trade involving a Civil War-era siege cannon at City Park passed at the Parkersburg City Council meeting on Tuesday. Long Tom, the cannon at City Park, is to be traded to the Wood County Commission for part of Bicentennial Park between the city building and courthouse that ...

Calhoun Sheriff’s Department receives donated vehicles

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GRANTSVILLE — Two vehicles were recently donated to the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department. On Oct. 14, the town of Clendenin in Kanawha County gifted a 2012 Ford Expedition to the department, according to Calhoun County Sheriff Jeff Starcher. Mike Stout, city councilman, was ...

Three local students among winners in art contest

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CHARLESTON — Three students from elementary schools in Williamstown, Vienna and Kenna were among the 20 winners in the Student Artist Series Thank a Veteran contest sponsored by the wife of the governor. The contest challenged third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students in West Virginia to ...

Tom Phillips honored by YMCA

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PARKERSBURG — The YMCA of Parkersburg, along with Parkersburg Cardiology Associates, WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center and Chemours, hosted the Heart of Our Community Dinner to recognize Tom Phillips as the 2019 Heart of Our Community Award recipient on Nov. 5 at Grand Pointe ...

Money being raised for WVU Marching Band facility

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MORGANTOWN — An institution at West Virginia University for more than 100 years, the Mountaineer Marching Band will one day have a home of its own. WVU and alumni are working together to pursue a practice facility for the 330-member West Virginia University Mountaineer Marching Band. The ...

Local writers contribute to Ohio River anthology

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LOVELAND, Ohio — Riparian, an anthology of poems, short prose and photography inspired by the Ohio River, has been published by Dos Madres Press. The anthology contains work by 60 artists, including some from this region, and was edited by two of Thomas More University’s distinguished ...

Weekend Brown Bag Program sees success

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PARKERSBURG — The Mission Ministry of New Hope Baptist Church, 1777 Rosemar Road, has been a financial supporter of the GFWC Parkersburg Woman’s Club Week-End Brown Bag Program for several years with other ministries in the Parkersburg-Vienna area. When the Vacation Bible School ...

On the Record

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Wood Magistrate PARKERSBURG — Wood County Magistrate Court heard the following cases Nov. 12: * Lisa Yvette Taylor, 33, 1308 Myrtle, St., Parkersburg, was arraigned on an obstruction charge and was released on a $1,000 surety bond. * Eric Patrick Townsend, 39, 312 Red Hill Road, ...

Four injured in Ohio 339 collision

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BELPRE — A head-on collision Monday between two vehicles on Ohio 339 outside of Belpre sent for people to the hospital with serious injuries, including two infants. The collision occurred shortly before 2 p.m. Monday, said Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper T.M. Gossett. A 2017 Nissan Rogue ...

Vietnam veterans receive special recognition in pinning ceremony

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CHARLESTON — For several veterans of the Vietnam War, Veterans Day was not just about celebrating their service to the country, but receiving extra recognition for an unpopular war. In a ceremony Monday at the Four Points Sheraton in Charleston, 19 Vietnam veterans were awarded the ...