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Phones back online for Wood County Schools

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PARKERSBURG — Phones have been restored and most offices in the Wood County School System will have Internet access today after a nearly week-long technology shutdown caused by a computer virus, the superintendent said on Monday. Crews have been working since Wednesday to detect and remove ...

Crowd turns out for Veterans Day in City Park

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PARKERSBURG — Veterans Day is a special day for those who served and for a thankful nation that appreciates their service, the featured speaker said at a Veterans Day event Monday at Parkersburg City Park. A parade marched from Parkersburg High School down to the Veterans Memorial Plaza ...

WVU at Parkersburg honors veterans at ceremony

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PARKERSBURG — West Virginia University at Parkersburg honored veterans at its Veterans Day ceremony Monday afternoon as the kickoff for Troops’ Week. The ceremony included posting the colors by Parkersburg South High School Air Force JROTC, the singing of the national anthem by WVU ...

Vienna observes Veterans Day

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VIENNA — People can honor veterans by making their community worth living in, the featured speaker Monday at the annual Veterans Day observance in Vienna said. Scott Kirby, a Vienna native, is the state commandant of the West Virginia Marine Corps League. “Without veterans, we ...

Marietta marks Veterans Day

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MARIETTA — Marching in tandem to the beat of Marietta High School’s Wall of Sound, honor guards, Civil War reenactors and veterans from all of the U.S. Armed Forces filed down Putnam Street to the memorials in East Muskingum Park Monday. “To participate in something like this is ...

Gubernatorial candidate Jody Murphy to hold first public event

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PARKERSBURG — A Democratic candidate for governor of West Virginia will hold his first public reception next week in Parkersburg. “An Evening with Jody Murphy” featuring Jody Murphy of Parkersburg will be held 7 p.m. Monday at the Knights of Columbus, 1010 Market St. The meet-and-greet ...

Hoblitzell named Belpre safety-service director

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BELPRE — The city of Belpre has a new safety-service director beginning today. At Monday’s meeting of Belpre City Council, Mayor Mike Lorentz introduced Connie Hoblitzell as the new safety-service director replacing Ron Cross, who resigned in August for new employment. Hoblitzell, of ...

Washington County grand jury issues indictments

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MARIETTA  — Three local men were recently indicted for sexual offenses against juveniles by a Washington County grand jury. Stephen “Matt” Snider, 39, of 801 Talbot St., Belpre, was indicted on six counts of gross sexual imposition, all third-degree felonies. The indictments stem from ...

Oriana House remains in use after deadline to vacate

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MARIETTA — With no movement to vacate 812 Third St., but a new police report at the same location, Marietta City Law Director Paul Bertram plans to file another motion today against Oriana House Inc. The nonprofit addiction recovery organization, with Northeast Ohio roots and several ...

Toy drive held at Vienna business

Community News

VIENNA — A total of 450 toys were collected Sunday for Ashlen Martin’s toy drive for foster children at Christmas. The toy collection was held at Jon Six Hair Company, 1509 Grand Central Ave., Suite 2 in Vienna. Santa Claus attended the event and food was provided by local businesses and ...

Tiny works of art hitting it big at Parkersburg Art Center

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PARKERSBURG — People from around the area got a small taste of the artistic talent in the region as the 6X6 Art Show and Sale kicked off Sunday at the Parkersburg Art Center. Around 1,200 pieces of art on 6X6 squares went on display and up for sale Sunday at the art center at Eighth and ...

Unitarians keep things interesting at Marietta fundraiser

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MARIETTA — Bids and banter flew Saturday night as the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Marietta (FUUSM) held its annual service auction at the Gathering Place on the Marietta College campus. “We hold this event annually, we’ve had this for at least 20 years,” said Shari ...

Belpre veteran recalls experiences in Vietnam

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BELPRE — Larry Block sat precariously at the end of the lead pickup truck at the 33rd annual Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon in August. The 69-year-old Belpre resident, with the white fu manchu mustache and Vietnam ball cap, had a front row view of the race for 13.1 ...

Calhoun County touts efforts with Communities in Schools program

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GRANTSVILLE — Calhoun County Schools was selected for the Communities in Schools program that encourages students to remain in school and be successful adults. The program surrounds “students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life,” according ...

Mid-Ohio Valley veterans discuss how technology has impacted warfare

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PARKERSBURG — A lot has changed since the 1930s. In fact many of what is now considered normal everyday items were only dreams in those days. One of these changes is the advancement of technology, especially the technologies available in war times. “I used to write home to my folks, and ...

Wood County residents to help with White House Christmas decor

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PARKERSBURG — Two old friends from Wood County have been selected as volunteer decorators for Christmas at the White House this year. Kathy Carpenter and Jason Wyers, Ritchie County natives who have known each other since 1995, each independently prepared an application to be a ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Chamber of Commerce readying awards event

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PARKERSBURG — The annual gala of the Mid-Ohio Valley Chamber of Commerce when awards are presented to local residents, businesses and groups will be held Thursday at the Parkersburg Art Center on Market Street. The event, called the Mid-Ohio Valley Greatest Show, will include a carnival ...