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Annual Shakespeare Conference returning to Marietta

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MARIETTA — At the end of June, the Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference will return to Marietta College for the first time since 2012. This is the 43rd annual meeting of the OVSC, a regional academic organization. The weekend will include expert speakers, workshops run by American Shakespeare ...

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Dinner PARKERSBURG — A rib dinner will be 6 p.m. Friday at The Knights of Columbus, 1010 Market St. The event is open to the public. Call in orders for takeout at 304-428-0331. *** Quarter Auction MINERAL WELLS — A quarter auction will be Saturday at the West Virginia Interstate ...

Police investigating fatal stabbing on Avery Street

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PARKERSBURG — Police are investigating the fatal stabbing of a man Tuesday afternoon in the 2900 block of Avery Street in Parkersburg. Authorities had not released the name of the alleged victim or any information regarding suspects Tuesday night. Shortly after noon Tuesday, emergency ...

UPDATE: Stabbing victim identified

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UPDATE: Police have released the name of the man fatally stabbed Tuesday on Avery Street in Parkersurg. Police Chief Joe Martin says the victim was 40-year-old Travis Shane Peters of 2903 Avery St. Chester Robert Lilly was arraigned this afternoon on one charge of murder and one charge of ...

Warehouse ordered to cease commercial operations

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PARKERSBURG — A warehouse has been ordered to cease operations after reportedly failing to address violations cited by the West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office. The former AB Chance Warehouse at 3901 Camden Ave., in south Parkersburg, was declared a fire hazard in April, along ...

Education reform bills progress, stall in House of Delegates

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CHARLESTON — Day two of the resumption of the special session for education reform in the House of Delegates on Tuesday saw several bills, including the new house omnibus bill, move to the final phase. The House met Tuesday afternoon and moved 23 bills to third reading. These include 11 ...

$80K raised for Children’s Home Society

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A campaign for the Children’s Home Society of West Virginia raised more than $80,000 for the organization, officials said. The ninth annual Every Child Deserves a Loving Home campaign conducted by the West Virginia Oil Marketers and Grocers Association raised the funds between April 15 and ...

Wirt Q&A to discuss recovery facility

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ELIZABETH — The Wirt County Recovery Team will be holding a question and answer session with the public in order to convince the people of their county about the need of a transitional living facility for drug addicts. The event will be 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Wirt County Courthouse in ...

Trump, Sanders wade into West Virginia education reform

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CHARLESTON — The president of the United States and a candidate seeking to face him in 2020 both weighed in on the education reform efforts in the West Virginia Legislature. President Donald Trump tweeted a vague expression of support Monday for the state’s schools and Gov. Jim Justice, ...

Cruise-In will be held at Marietta Times building

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MARIETTA – The oldies will be rolling in Thursday at the Cruise-In sponsored by The Parkersburg News and Sentinel and The Marietta Times. The show will be held 6-9 p.m. at The Times, 700 Channel Lane, Marietta, where there’ll be ample parking for visitors and participants in the first car ...

Coil selected to replace former prosecutor Rings

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MARIETTA — Washington County Assistant Prosecutor Nicole Coil has been selected to fill the remainder of the county prosecutor term, following the criminal conviction and resignation of former prosecutor Kevin Rings. Coil was selected as interim prosecutor Saturday by the Washington County ...

Gov. Justice makes appointments to parole board

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CHARLESTON — A Wood County man was one of two appointments by the governor to the West Virginia Parole Board. John Sines of Wood County and Kim Blair of Putnam County were named Tuesday by Gov. Jim Justice to serve unexpired terms on the nine-seat board. Blair will fill a term ending June ...

Williamstown City Council discusses upgrades

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WILLIAMSTOWN — There are upgrades in progress for more than one top local recreational spot in Williamstown. The new toy for Tomlinson Park arrived Tuesday and the park department hopes to have it up and running by the Fourth of July weekend, councilmember Barbara Lewis announced at ...

House vote paves way for automatic voter registration

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CHARLESTON — After years of delays, automatic voter registration is closer to reality thanks to spending authority granted by the House of Delegates to Secretary of State Mac Warner. The House voted 87-9 on Tuesday on Senate Bill 1015. The bill gives the Secretary of State’s Office the ...

Additional road repair funds allocated

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CHARLESTON — With potholes on the minds of constituents across the state, the House of Delegates approved additional funding Tuesday for secondary road maintenance. Delegates voted Tuesday afternoon on House Bill 154 and 155, providing more than $50 million in additional finding for the ...

Police training academy begins

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MARIETTA — The course for training police officers and sheriff’s deputies at Washington State Community College received enough enrollment to go ahead for the first time since the spring of 2018, the board of trustees was told at its monthly meeting Monday. The Ohio Peace Officers ...

Marietta College celebrates Juneteenth

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MARIETTA — Independence Day in the United States is celebrated on July 4 each year, but it’s not the only day of freedom celebrated in the nation. “Just like the Fourth of July, this should have the same national recognition, this is when a large number of people were actually free,” ...

On the Record

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Circuit Court PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Circuit Court heard the following cases June 12-18: In Judge Jason Wharton’s Court: June 12 * Darren Petty, 31, in custody, waived extradition to Washington County on a charge of failure to appear. June 14 * Christopher Rowan, 31, in ...