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Henderson Hall to host programs

Community News

BOAZ — In addition to providing a look back through the years of one family’s history, Henderson Hall will be offering several special activities through the summer. Henderson Hall is open for tours Tuesday through Sunday from noon-5 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students ...

Parkersburg man writes fourth book

Local News

PARKERSBURG — A Parkersburg man drawing from local folklore has written his fourth book. “Wings in the Night” by Stephen Hupp is about a creature of the same species as the fictional Mothman and the labours of Kat Tiffin who tries to learn more about the mysterious being. “We call ...

WV Forward posting jobs portal

Business

MORGANTOWN — As thousands of jobs remain unfilled across West Virginia, WV Forward is posting a jobs portal that serves as a front door to statewide job platforms and listings, according to a press release. At a time when employers and government officials express the need to better ...

West Virginia gas industry committed to improvements

Business

CHARLESTON — As the state works to address declining road conditions, West Virginia’s natural gas industry spent more than $110 million from 2014 to 2018 on road upgrades, maintenance and design, industry spokesmen said. The industry spent $34 million in 2018 alone, Anne Blankenship, ...

Settlers Bank announces new internet domain

Business

MARIETTA — Settlers Bank has announced a new internet domain, www.Settlers.Bank, for internet operations. Dot Bank is a new, more secure internet domain than dot com or dot net. It is an easily identifiable website channel for trusted communications between banks and customers. Since the ...

WVU economist speaks on natural gas

Business

MORGANTOWN — A West Virginia University economist believes the natural gas industry could have a tremendous impact on the state’s economy, and that the development of public policy and infrastructure in West Virginia can help bring about substantial economic impact from the fossil fuel. ...

Budget passed to reduce business tax exemption

Business

MARIETTA — A budget passed by the Ohio House of Representatives and being considered by the state Senate includes tax breaks for nearly every Ohioan except for small business owners. House Bill 166 proposes that people making less than $22,500 a year will not have to pay any state income ...

Grizer inducted into Washington County Career Center hall of fame

Local News

MARIETTA — A local businessman has been inducted into the Washington County Career Center Alumni Hall of Fame William Grizer, a 1983 Marietta High School graduate in the Career Center’s masonry trades program, has owned and operated two businesses in construction and extermination, ...

Six receive promotions at Williamstown Bank

Business

WILLIAMSTOWN — Six officers have been promoted at Williamstown Bank. They are: * Kelly Allen to senior vice president-risk management, audit and compliance. * Rissa Farrar to auditor. * Jennifer Seckman to customer relationship officer. * Alexandria Flowers to customer relationship ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department issues rabies warning

Local News

PARKERSBURG —The Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department is warning residents about the danger of rabies. Rabies is a preventable viral disease of mammals most often transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal, the health department said in a press release. The vast majority of rabies ...

Washington County Career Center names students of month of May

Local News

MARIETTA — The Washington County Career Center has named its May Students of the Month, Destiny Kearns, McKayla McClain, and Cullen Tefft. Kearns is a Waterford senior enrolled in the Medical College Prep program. She is the daughter of Kenneth and Michelle Root of Waterford. At the ...

Parkersburg City Council to vote on fire fee cut

Local News

PARKERSBURG — City Council will consider an ordinance making official the budgeted 5 percent reduction in the fire fee when it meets Tuesday. The agenda for council’s second regular meeting of May also includes resolutions seeking additional funds for long-awaited sidewalk projects, ...

Parkersburg firefighters rescue kitten

Local News

PARKERSBURG — Two Parkersburg firefighters this week rescued a kitten, not from a tree, but a car’s engine compartment. Two employees of the Bureau of the Fiscal Service were walking by the Wood County Justice Center parking lot on Third Street when they heard a cat meowing. They ...

Program teaches Hamilton Middle School students life expenses

Local News

PARKERSBURG — Hamilton Middle School eighth-graders learned a valuable lesson Friday on how expensive it can be to get a life. The “Get A Life” program is sponsored by the West Virginia State Treasurer’s Office and challenges students to navigate the financial hurdles of life, such ...

Dairy Barn Arts Center presents Quilt National ’19

Local News

ATHENS, Ohio — The Dairy Barn Arts Center is presenting “Quilt National, The Best in Contemporary Quilts” beginning today and running until Sept. 2. This celebrates 40 years of Quilt National since opening in 1979 as the first exhibition for The Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens. ...