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Volunteers host Marietta Take Kids Fishing Day event

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MARIETTA — More than 160 young anglers learned about conserving and protecting Ohio’s natural resources while experiencing the thrill of catching fish Sept. 21 during the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance Marietta Take Kids Fishing Day, officials said. Held at Buckeye Park and sponsored by the ...

Whistleblower complaint released

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Complaint Letter WASHINGTON (AP) — A secret whistleblower complaint at the center of an impeachment inquiry alleges that President Donald Trump abused the power of his office to "solicit interference from a foreign country" in next year's U.S. election. The White House then tried to ...

Greenmont named National Blue Ribbon School

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The U.S. Department of Education Thursday named Greenmont Elementary School in Vienna as one of three National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2019 in West Virginia. Also named were Hollywood Elementary in Raleigh County and West Teays Elementary in Putnam County. The schools received the distinction ...

Job seekers meet employers at Parkersburg News and Sentinel fair

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VIENNA — Job seekers in the Mid-Ohio Valley area had the opportunity for a face-to-face interaction with hiring personnel at The Parkersburg News and Sentinel’s job fair at Grant Pointe Conference Center in Vienna Wednesday afternoon. The event was put together by The Parkersburg News ...

Wood County BOE considers dwindling funds and rising costs

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PARKERSBURG — Wood County Schools could deplete half its savings this year due to a drop in student enrollment and increasing staffing costs, officials said Wednesday. Finance Director Whitni Kines said the school system already tapped into its savings the past fiscal year to pay for a ...

Justice companies get hit with $35M judgement

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CHARLESTON — A federal judge in Kentucky has ordered two companies owned by Gov. Jim Justice to pay more than $35 million in damages, an order that the companies plan to fight. In an order filed Sept. 23 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, Judge Gregory Van ...

Arson being investigated at Parkersburg apartment

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PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Fire Department answered three fire calls Wednesday, including an arson on 20th Street. Two city firefighters were working on a pre-fire plan at First Lutheran Church on 19th Street when they smelled smoke coming from a nearby garage apartment at 1704 1/2 20th ...

Annual Barlow Fair opens today

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BARLOW — The fairground was oddly quiet Wednesday afternoon without the voices of children. The carnival rides were set up under fair September skies on the hill, ATVs and golf carts trundled here and there, and adults unhurriedly set up booths and exhibits while others arrived with ...

Marietta City Council hears from school levy committee

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MARIETTA — About 20 people attended a meeting Wednesday night at which the Marietta City Schools levy committee offered a presentation to the city council finance committee in support of the district’s $55 million levy proposal, which goes to voters Nov. 5. The levy committee has held ...

Mid-Ohio Valley women take on suicide prevention cause

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PARKERSBURG — Different events are leading Jeannie “Kitty” Goff and Lacy Workman to participate in Saturday’s Mid-Ohio Valley Out of the Darkness Community Walk in Parkersburg City Park. But the goal of the two women is the same: to prevent suicide. Goff, 43, of Parkersburg, lost ...

Vienna couple arraigned on heroin charges

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PARKERSBURG — A Vienna couple is being held on $50,000 bond each after being found with suspected heroin, officials said. Leanna R. Allen, 29, and Ryan V. Jeffrey, 38, both of 608 18th St., Vienna, were arraigned before Wood County Magistrate Jody Purkey Wednesday on charges of possession ...

ATV benefit ride to aid Mark Gherke

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PARKERSBURG — An ATV Poker Run will be held Oct. 5 in Ritchie County to benefit Mark Gherke of Parkersburg, who was diagnosed recently with stage 4 cancer and has been unable to work. Money raised at the event will help with the living and medical expenses for Gherke and his family. The ...

Parkersburg Pop Con to be held Saturday

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PARKERSBURG — The fourth annual Parkersburg Pop Con will be held 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday in the College Activities Center at West Virginia University at Parkersburg. Sponsored by the college, the event celebrates comics, costuming (cosplay), sci-fi, gaming and movies and will feature ...

River Cities Symphony Orchestra to hold concert

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MARIETTA — The River Cities Symphony Orchestra will present a Pops Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at Peoples Bank Theatre, 222 Putnam St. Tickets are $15, $20 and $25 and are available at peoplesbanktheatre.com, by phone at 740-371-5152 or at the ticket office. Artsbridge and the Marie ...

Volcano Days to be held through Sunday

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VOLCANO — The 31st annual Volcano Days Antique Engine Show and Festival will be held Friday through Sunday at Mountwood Park on U.S. 50 east of Parkersburg. The festival will feature live entertainment, antique engines, lectures and tours, food concessions, a flea market and a craft ...

Sistersville Marble Festival runs through Sunday

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SISTERSVILLE — The 20th annual Sistersville Marble Festival will be held Friday through Sunday in downtown Sistersville. Marble displays, food vendors, handmade marble making demonstrations by glass artists, a children’s marble tournament, a silent marble auction and a flea market will be ...

Partisan divide reflected in impeachment inquiry

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WASHINGTON — Reaction was along partisan lines from local lawmakers over the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the formal inquiry on Tuesday after the president admitted he asked the president of the Ukraine to investigate Democratic ...

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Baked Fish and Shrimp Dinner PARKERSBURG — A baked fish and shrimp dinner will be held 6 p.m. Friday at the Knights of Columbus, 1010 Market St. The event is open to the public. Call 304-428-0331 for takeout orders. *** Yard Sale VIENNA — A benefit yard sale will be held 9 a.m. to 3 ...

Citizens speak at council meeting about drugs, crime

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PARKERSBURG — Residents concerned with drug abuse and crime in Parkersburg asked for action from the municipal government during the public forum at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. Longtime Market Street resident and business owner Wayne Waldeck said a good first step would be the ...