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Robert C. Byrd Institute to give 3D printers to schools

Local News

PARKERSBURG — In a first-of-its-kind program, the Robert C. Byrd Institute will place 3D printers and other technology in more than 30 middle and high schools across West Virginia including at schools in Wood and surrounding counties to encourage innovation among agricultural educators and ...

BizBuzHub spreads information on businesses

Business

PENNSBORO — A century ago, people living in rural communities throughout the state had to use word of mouth in order to receive information about politics, their community and even local gossip. Small town general stores, churches and front porches became the pulpits in which residents could ...

Achievements help Marietta High School esports team level up

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MARIETTA — Under the organizing power of Isaac Warner and the coaching of his father, Ron Warner, the Marietta High School esports team, MHS Esports, recruited 15 members in a few months, won a national contest and finished 26th out of 92 schools in an Eastern Time Zone league in playing ...

Morehead Marketing wins Guru Award

Business

MINERAL WELLS — Jeff Morehead, owner of Morehead Marketing of Mineral Wells, won the first place Guru Award in the category of photo retouching at the 2019 Photoshop World Conference May 30-June 1 in Orlando, Fla. Photoshop World, by Kelbyone, is the world’s largest Adobe Photoshop, ...

Glenwood Community receives bronze quality award

Business

MARIETTA — Glenwood Community in Marietta has received a 2019 Bronze Commitment to Quality Award from the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living. The award, which recognizes commitment to improving the lives of residents through quality care, is the first of ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival opens

Local News

PARKERSBURG — With warm weather and a shining sun, the 24th annual Mid-Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival kicked off Friday evening at City Park in Parkersburg, with the festival running through Sunday. “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our ...

$1.2B coal-to-liquids plant planned for Mason County

Business

POINT PLEASANT — A West Virginia company has announced a coal-to-liquids plant in Mason County, a project valued at $1.2 billion. The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has approved a draft construction permit for the project to be located on more than 200 acres of land ...

Light agenda Tuesday for Parkersburg City Council

Local News

PARKERSBURG — The final reading of an ordinance enacting the rest of a budgeted pay increase for the Fire Department is one of two items on the agenda for Parkersburg City Council. Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in on the second floor of the Municipal Building. The ordinance on ...

West Virginia Senate to return Monday for education special session

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CHARLESTON — Taking the baton from the House of Delegates, the state Senate will resume the special session for education betterment Monday. Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, announced Friday that senators will return to Charleston on Monday, June 24, at 5 p.m. The Senate will ...

Volunteers lend plenty of hands to United Way’s Day of Action

Community News

WILLIAMSTOWN — For the fourth year in a row the United Way Alliance of the Mid-Ohio Valley has focused its energy on helping local non-profits on the annual Day of Action. “The goal of Day of Action is really about connecting our community with ways to be engaged all year long,” ...

Parkersburg Municipal Commission approves alley abandonments

Local News

PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Municipal Planning Commission on Friday approved the abandonment of two alleys for further development. A plan for abandonment of a 10-foot by 225-foot undeveloped alley off Dooley Avenue was presented to the commission last month, but could not be voted on due ...

Police arrest three for drug trafficking in Parkersburg

Local News

PARKERSBURG — Three people were charged Friday morning with drug trafficking following a raid at a house on 13th Street in Parkersburg, officials said. The Parkersburg Narcotics Task Force and the Parkersburg Police S.W.A.T. Team executed a search warrant about 6:30 a.m. at 645 13th St., the ...

Capitol’s letters shine light on past

Local News

WHEELING — The Capitol Theatre in Wheeling is a crown jewel in the state of West Virginia. So maintaining elements of the historic theater require a specialized craftsmanship. Tim McClellan, owner of McClellan Sign Co. of Wheeling, replaced the curved neon lighting inside the ...

Ministry brings message of hope to inmates in Caldwell

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CALDWELL — Inmates at the Noble Correctional Institution in Caldwell are getting a chance to give back messages of hope to their peers through dance, music, spoken word and drama. Jeff Bohn, executive director of Shining Light Ministries, and his team have been working with 32 inmates for ...

Wood County writers among winners in West Virginia contest

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PARKERSBURG — Two writers from Wood County won first places in the 2019 annual Writing Contest sponsored by West Virginia Writers Inc. Katherine J. Leisering of Parkersburg won first place in Nonfiction for “A Child’s View of Heaven.” Twenty-one submissions were judged. David Prather ...

Williamstown Welcome Center celebrates West Virginia Day

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Residents and travelers gathered Thursday at the Williamstown Welcome Center to celebrate West Virginia’s 156th birthday. The annual West Virginia Day celebration featured displays and demonstrations from area groups, including the Wood County Flywheelers and the ...

West Virginia GOP leader ousts Wood County chair Cornelius

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PARKERSBURG — Melody Potter, the chairwoman of the West Virginia Republican Party, this week notified members of the Wood County GOP Executive Committee that she is removing Rob Cornelius as head of the county party. A copy of the letter was provided to The Parkersburg News and Sentinel ...

WVUP Foundation marks West Virginia’s birthday

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PARKERSBURG — West Virginia University at Parkersburg, its foundation and guests marked the state’s 156th birthday Thursday at the Oakland Mansion on Seventh Street. This was the second year the school has commemorated the anniversary of West Virginia’s admission to the Union at the ...

Supporters, critics discuss rollback on anti-pollution regulations

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PARKERSBURG — The rollback of an Obama-era anti-pollution regulation was denounced by environmentalists and health groups while supporters say the Affordable Clean Energy plan is a more realistic approach. The Affordable Clean Energy plan announced Wednesday replaces the Clean Power Plan, ...

Wirt County residents question officials on transitional home

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ELIZABETH — Over 75 residents of Wirt County Thursday met at the courthouse to voice their opinions about a transitional home for addicts in Elizabeth that is planned to open as soon as possible. Members of the newly formed six-member Wirt County Recovery Team, Wirt County Sheriff Travis ...