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Ravenswood looks at medical cannabis dispensary

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RAVENSWOOD – The City of Ravenswood is talking about potentially opening up a medical cannabis dispensary in the old City Hall building. According to Mayor Josh Miller, he was contacted a few months ago by Mountaineer Integrated Care, a development stage company formed to apply for permits ...

Body sent for autopsy after truck plunges into river

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PARKERSBURG — The body of a woman was found Monday morning in a pickup truck that went into the Little Kanawha River, the Wood County Sheriff’s Department reported. A call came in around 11 a.m. of a vehicle that went into the water at the end of Leachtown Lane, off Route 47, said Lt. R.A. ...

Guild Builders preparing for spring programming

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PARKERSBURG — Guild Builders, the Actors Guild of Parkersburg’s youth theater program, is gearing up for a busy spring, the program chairman said. “We just wrapped up Madagascar Jr. at Blennerhassett Middle School and we have two more productions to go before summer,” Chairman ...

Three vying for Parkersburg City Council District 1 seat

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Editor’s Note: This is the second of five stories previewing the Parkersburg City Council primary elections that will appear throughout the week. *** PARKERSBURG — There’s a contested Democratic primary in Parkersburg City Council’s 1st District before a potential three-way race in ...

Vincent girl’s cancer battle draws hundreds to benefit

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MARIETTA — In a heart-warming fashion, well over 400 people attended the Kenadee Antill benefit Saturday night in the Junior Fair Building on the Washington County Fairgrounds. Sponsored by the Marietta FFA Alumni, the benefit was held for Kenadee Antill and her family of Vincent. In ...

Project aims to house Washington County seniors

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MARIETTA — For 80-year-old Charlie Root, living in an older residence on Pennsylvania Avenue in Marietta means higher utility bills. It may mean increased rent when his lease runs out. Root said his home doesn’t have satisfactory heat in the winter, as he only has expensive baseboard ...

Eve, Inc. fundraiser coated in chocolate

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MARIETTA — With cannolis, butter cookies, fountains of decadent chocolate and chocolate chip caramel s’mores on the menu, mouths may already be watering a week ahead of EVE’s annual chocolate party. The event will once again invite families to join the residents of the Glenwood ...

Artsbridge offers seniors a discount on play tickets

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PARKERSBURG — Senior citizens can get discounted tickets through Artsbridge for an upcoming show by the Parkersburg Actors Guild. Tickets for “Sense and Sensibility” that opens 8 p.m. Feb. 28 in the Theater at West Virginia University at Parkersburg will be $8 by purchasing them through ...

Junior League of Parkersburg sets charity ball

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PARKERSBURG — The Junior League of Parkersburg will hold its Love Is in The Air charity ball celebrating its 95th anniversary from 8-11 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Blennerhassett Hotel. John Gallagher will provide the music. A wine pull will be held. Tickets are $50 each or $100 per couple and are ...

‘History on Trial’ coming to The Castle

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MARIETTA — The Castle Historic House Museum will present “History on Trial,” an ongoing annual program that allows attendees to experience courtroom dramatizations from Washington County’s past. “History on Trial: Assault at the Capitolium Mound” will take place Feb. 17 from 1 to ...

Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce plans breakfast event

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BELPRE — Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a free monthly Business-to-Business Breakfast from 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesday at the chamber office, 713 Park Drive, Belpre. A free light breakfast will be available. All are welcome to attend. For more information cal 740-423-8934.

Chili cook-off bowls over hungry crowd at Vienna church

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VIENNA — Wayside United Methodist Church held a chili cook-off Saturday night as part of its community outreach events. “We do different free events each year that involve serving food,” said church member Stephanie Shepard. Close to 50 people attended Saturday’s event to enjoy 11 ...

Six throw their hats into the ring to be Parkersburg’s mayor

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PARKERSBURG — Six candidates are running for mayor of Parkersburg. Incumbent Tom Joyce faces three challengers in the Republican primary: Mike Cottrell, Byron Brent Meeks and Mark Meredith. The winner will face the Democratic nominee — either Sherry Dugan or Nancy Wilcox — in the ...

Five incumbents on Parkersburg City Council running unopposed

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Editor’s Note: This is the first of five stories previewing the Parkersburg City Council primary elections that will appear throughout the week. *** PARKERSBURG — It’s feast or famine in the races for Parkersburg City Council. Five incumbents are running unopposed for new terms, while ...

Candidates vying for a number of Wood County offices

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PARKERSBURG — Candidates are running for a variety of positions within the Wood County government in the May Primary. A Wood County Commission seat is up for election as well as others, including sheriff, prosecutor, circuit clerk and assessor. Robert “Bob” Tebay, 85, of Wood County, ...

Proposed fund meant to spur investment in West Virginia

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CHARLESTON — A new investment fund proposed by the speaker of the House of Delegates could provide a vehicle for multi-million-dollar investment in major manufacturing and industry projects in West Virginia. Members of the House Finance Committee got their first look at House Bill 4001 on ...

Belpre man sentenced on sex charges

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MARIETTA — A Belpre man was sentenced to eight years in prison Friday morning after pleading guilty to three counts of gross sexual imposition. Stephen Matt Snider, 39, of 801 Talbot St., Belpre, was indicted on six counts of gross sexual imposition, all third-degree felonies. The ...

Akron man pleads guilty to hitting trooper’s cruiser

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MARIETTA — A tractor-trailer driver who hit an Ohio State Highway Patrol cruiser last March pleaded guilty Friday in Washington County Common Pleas Court. Washington County Assistant Prosecutor David Silwani said David A. Midcap, 54, of 2318 19th St., Akron, pleaded guilty to a bill of ...