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Auction raises funds for St. Mary Catholic School

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MARIETTA — Bids north of $500 were the goal of many Friday night at the first installment of the St. Mary Fall Festival. “This is the first year we’ve spread it out over more than one weekend,” said Tammi Bradley as she took payments for raffle tickets inside the school’s parish ...

Parkersburg Fire Department to help install smoke alarms

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PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Fire Department will go door-to-door from 9:30 a.m. to noon today to distribute fire safety materials and install smoke alarms for residents who qualify for the department’s program. “We will be going over the need and placement of smoke alarms, and home ...

Bras Across the Bridge fundraiser set for Tuesday

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PARKERSBURG — Bras Across the Bridge, a fundraiser for breast cancer research, will be held 5:30 p.m. Tuesday beginning at the Matheny Motors parking lot in Parkersburg. For $10, contributors can submit a decorated bra at any of four Support Hubs in Wood and Washington counties. Support ...

John Wilbur Douglas memorial sing set for Oct. 11

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PARKERSBURG — The life of John Wilbur Douglas will be celebrated on Oct. 11 during a memorial sing at Broadway Church of the Nazarene in Parkersburg. Douglas, who was pastor of River Valley Community Church/the One Church in Vienna, passed away on Dec. 3, 2018 during open heart surgery, ...

Ravenswood students work featured in art show

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RAVENSWOOD — An art show will be held this weekend at the NYA Hall in Ravenswood as part of the Harvest In The Wood festival. The art show will be open for public viewing today from 1-4 p.m. and Sunday from 1-3 p.m. The NYA Hall is on Sycamore Street in the middle of the festival. The ...

Downtown intersection blocked

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PARKERSBURG - A semi hauling an oversized load became stuck at the corner of Eighth and Juliana streets Friday afternoon, snarling traffic throughout downtown Parkersburg. Police and fire officials are blocking traffic up Eighth Street as far Avery Street and at Seventh Street on Juliana. ...

Pepper receives continuance, to change plea

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MARIETTA — A pre-trial hearing was held Thursday morning in Marietta Municipal Court for a Belpre High School principal accused of domestic violence. Samuel Pepper, 51, of 714 Tuttle St., Belpre, was arrested Sept. 3 and charged with one count of domestic violence and one count of unlawful ...

Lubeck Public Service District discusses projects

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WASHINGTON, W.Va. — The Lubeck Public Service District held a meeting Thursday to discuss projects in the works to better serve customers. A project in Belleville has been in the works for about five years, according to Rocky McConnell, general manger of Lubeck PSD. It involved 178 ...

Brown takes hard stance on Trump as Portman balks

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WASHINGTON — A U.S. senator from Ohio Thursday said President Trump “tried to get a foreign government to undermine American democracy.” Sen. Sherrod Brown, a Democrat from Ohio, issued a statement Thursday after the House of Representatives released a redacted version of a ...

Public asks questions about Marietta City Schools levy at meeting

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MARIETTA — The Thursday night public meeting on the Marietta City Schools levy proposal drew about a dozen people. The subdued group asked a few questions as board of education vice president Russ Garrison went through his presentation of slides and charts. The meeting was the eighth held by ...

Resident discusses homeless with Wood County officials

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PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg resident Jan Allen appeared before the Wood County Commission Thursday to discuss the area’s homeless and the impact they are having on the area. Allen discussed concerns about the number of people wandering about the area and through her and other ...

Calhoun County man charged with animal cruelty

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GRANTSVILLE — A Calhoun County man was arrested Tuesday and charged with animal cruelty. Donald White, 54, of 793 Walnut Road, Chloe, was charged with eight counts of cruelty to animals and for allegedly making a false statement to an officer. Fourteen dogs and a rooster were seized from ...

Eddy, Earley named to Parkersburg High School Football Hall of Fame

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PARKERSBURG — Bill Earley and Jeff Eddy have been named to the Parkersburg High School Football Hall of Fame and will be enshrined tonight at Stadium Field before the PHS football game versus Marietta High School. Earley, the oldest of the three all-state Earley brothers, and Eddy, the ...

Marietta man going to rehab after parole violation

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MARIETTA — A Marietta man who violated the terms and conditions of judicial release will soon head to a rehabilitation center for treatment. Shaun Gates, 38, of 1225 Greene St., was convicted in February 2018 of trafficking methamphetamines, a second-degree felony. In April 2018, he was ...

Wood County man issues warning about Medicare phone scam

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PARKERSBURG — A Wood County man is warning residents of a phone scam where the caller purports to need Medicare information for a new plastic card. Greg Smith said the caller on Tuesday requested the information from the Medicare cards from his wife, who supplied the information, then ...

Parkersburg Police Department seeks fraud suspects

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The Parkersburg Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the persons shown in the surveillance photos. The individuals are suspects in a reported fraudulent use of an access device. Anyone with information as to the identity of the individuals is asked to ...

Bird watchers say look to the sky to see environmental woes

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WILLIAMSTOWN — A loss of 3 billion birds — while making mainstream headlines and shocking the general public — came as no surprise to those who watch the avian wildlife avidly. “You talk with local birders who’ve been watching and documenting here for a long time, and you hear ...

Washington County Commission gives sewer project update

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MARIETTA — Washington County Commissioners gave a brief update on the Devola sewer project on Thursday. At their regular weekly meeting, Muskingum Township Trustee Gary Doan asked the commissioners if there were any updates or meetings scheduled about the Devola sewer project ...