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Fishing events set for Civitan Park

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BELPRE — The Belpre Homecoming Buddy Bass tournament and Kids Fishing Derby will be held on Aug. 3 at Civitan Park. The Buddy Bass event offers $2,500 in guaranteed cash prizes. “Big Bass” is provided by Wright’s Riverside Marine and Blair Construction, with trophies provided by ...

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Circuit Court PARKERSBURG —The following cases appeared in Wood County Circuit Court on June 24: * Jaron Decanis Cunningham, 26, Parkersburg, was sentenced Monday on a charge of delivery of a controlled substance. He received one to 15 years in prison wtih credit for time served and was ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival enjoys successful weekend

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PARKERSBURG — Good weather brought out a lot of people throughout the weekend for the 24th annual Mid-Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival at City Park in Parkersburg. With rain having dominated a lot of time in recent weeks, organizers were thankful for a weekend of sunny conditions and ...

Boys and Girls Club of Washington County working to add gym

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MARIETTA — A much-needed expansion of the Boys and Girls Club of Washington County would add a new gym and classrooms to their facility. Executive Director Rebecca Johnson said the club is located in what used to be a warehouse and only the front half of the building is currently in ...

Basketball program bounces back into Marietta park

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MARIETTA — The sounds of dribbling and cheers after a swoop are back at the Flanders Field and Playground on the west side of Marietta. On Tuesday and Thursday nights from 5 to 7 p.m. MOV Rebound for Kids is filling the Harmar courts with laughter this summer instead of the needles found at ...

Wolf brings the house down at Beverly library

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BEVERLY — Logan was pretty big but far from bad. The wolf-ambassador from Ironwood Wolves kept regally cool as nearly 40 people, ranging from retirees to infants, crowded into a small meeting room at the Beverly branch of the Washington County Public Library Friday, intent on being in the ...

Belpre Homecoming Committee rallying support for festival

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BELPRE — The Belpre Homecoming Committee is seeking vendors, crafters, runners and walkers, motorcycle and classic car owners, pageant contestants, fishermen and sponsors for the 87th Homecoming scheduled Aug. 1-3 at Civitan Park. Applications are now available, according to Belpre ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Multicultural Festival delights children

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PARKERSBURG — The second day of the the 24th annual Mid-Ohio Valley Multicultural Festival was a hit with the kids. Saturday offered bubble ballets, crafts and many other fun activities for the kids to enjoy. In the kids area, the crafts included adding leaves to the tree of life, ...

Oil, gas boom fuels Doddridge County resurgence

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WEST UNION — After an oil boom in the early 20th century ended in Doddridge County, job prospects and population dwindled as the decades passed. In the early 21st century, a new oil and gas boom has righted the fiscal ship and given the county a chance to grow, but a handful of residents ...

Photo Gallery: Kids Day!

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VIENNA — Spencer Park in Vienna was packed full of families who came out to 2019’s first Summer Kids Day on Saturday. The children were able to enjoy playing in bubbles, sprinklers, a bouncehouse and eat lots of free food.

Dirt track racing revving up in the Mid-Ohio Valley

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Every Friday from spring through summer, Brad and Karen Hibbard of Youngstown, Ohio, pack up their RV and bring their daughters Josalyn, 16, and Natalie, 11, to Tyler County. Even though the family is offered a cornucopia of natural beauty to absorb, they find their solace in screaming ...

Advanced Industrial Services helps extend equipment’s life

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MARIETTA — Painting is more than just a chore with a bucket and a brush, Jeromy Woods said. Industrial coatings is part science, part aesthetics and hard work. Woods, the painting and coatings manager at Advanced Industrial Services, said the service is an investment recognized by his ...

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

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...