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Funeral homes make changes

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By CANDICE BLACK and AMY PHELPS Staff Reporters PARKERSBURG — A Charleston area media outlet reported the two Kanawha County COVID-19 cases are linked to funeral attendance. Area funeral homes are limiting their services to small groups of immediate family only. Kathy Kimes-Black, owner ...

Man charged with arson in Latrobe Street fire

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PARKESBURG — A Parkersburg man is being charged with first-degree arson and causing injuries during arson after two firefighters were injured while responding March 11 at a fire at 1113 Latrobe St. in Parkersburg. According to a criminal complaint filed with the Wood County Magistrate ...

WVU Medicine implements no-visitor policy at facilities

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PARKERSBURG — WVU Medicine on Monday imposed a no-visitors policy with limited exceptions as a precaution over the COVID- 19 coronavirus, including facilities in Parkersburg and Ripley. The policy for all hospitals and outpatient clinics replaces the one-visitor policy announced by WVU ...

Capito concerned about community spread of coronavirus

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WHEELING — Signs of community spread of the coronavirus in West Virginia are “troubling,” a U.S senator from West Virginia said Monday. As the Senate on Monday discussed a third round of coronavirus relief packages to assist the nation in combating the COVID-19 threat, Sen. Shelley ...

W.Va. Supreme Court issues new restrictions

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Staff Report CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court has declared a judicial emergency to limit potential exposure of the COVID-19 virus. The court’s administrative order issued on Sunday is effective Monday through April 10 in all counties in West Virginia. “Medical experts ...

Police: Man cited after stop, refusing to drop knife

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WILLIAMSTOWN — A Parkersburg man who refused to drop a knife until police drew their weapons was cited on Saturday by Williamstown Police, the police department reported Monday. Robert Ray Randolph, 24, Parkersburg, was charged with obstructing, assault on a police officer, third-offense ...

DHHR: COVID-19 case confirmed for Wood County

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CHARLESTON — Wood County has now joined the list of counties with confirmed cases of COVID-19. According to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, West Virginia had 39 positive coronavirus cases as of Tuesday night with confirmed cases in: Berkeley (2), Harrison (3), ...

On the Record

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Washington Sheriff MARIETTA — The Washington County Sheriff’s Department released the following reports on March 17: * On March 15, Deputy Young was dispatched to 47410 State Route 7, Grandview Township, for a criminal damaging report. It was reported that Christopher Raper had broken a ...

Marietta woman tests positive for COVID-19

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MARIETTA — The first person to test positive for COVID-19 in Washington County is a 50-year-old Marietta woman who recently returned from travel to an area with known cases, the Marietta/Belpre City Health Department announced Sunday. The woman on Sunday was in isolation at her home, the ...

Justice issues stay-at-home order

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CHARLESTON - With most of West Virginia's surrounding states ordering non-essential businesses to close or ordering residents to stay at home, Gov. Jim Justice said Monday that he would order the same for state residents and businesses started 8 p.m. Tuesday. Justice held a virtual briefing ...

Wood County Commission mulls drive through for courthouse business

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PARKERSBURG — Wood County officials are looking at the possibility of setting up a drive through facility to handle a number of the regular business transactions that people have had to come down to the Wood County Courthouse to do. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread nationwide, ...

Joyce updates city coronavirus provisions

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PARKERSBURG – Mayor Tom Joyce announced updated restrictions for city operations Monday following West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice's “stay-home” order. All non-essential personnel will be placed on paid leave beginning Wednesday. Employees were already working on a split-staffing schedule ...

More Mid-Ohio Valley events postponed, canceled over health concerns

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PARKERSBURG — A number of local events and activities continue to be canceled or rescheduled. The Friends of Mountwood have announced the annual Woof Fest for 2020, originally scheduled for April 26 has been moved to Oct. 18 at Mountwood Park. The Parkersburg Art Center closed to the public ...

Wood County sharpshooters set sights on national tournament

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PARKERSBURG — Wood County 4-H members Alyssa Tennant and Austin Sponaugle won second and third place in the individual W.Va. State Air Rifle Competition Finals held at the WVU Air Rifle Facility in Morgantown. Their placement in the top 4 in the state has secured their spot on the West ...

Outbreak cuts short Williamstown student’s study abroad

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WILLIAMSTOWN — An area student studying abroad was among numerous international students sent back to their home countries in recent weeks due to concerns of a global pandemic. Lauren Strobl, 15, of Williamstown, was studying in Germany when COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, began ...

Ohio issues stay-at-home order

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Gov. Mike DeWine's administration is enacting a stay-at-home order as the number of cases in the state spiked Sunday to more than 350. DeWine said the stay-at-home order will start to be enforced Tuesday by local health departments and local law enforcement. “This is a health order, it’s ...

COVID-19 case confirmed in Marietta

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The Marietta/Belpre Health Department Sunday reported a confirmed case of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Marietta. The woman, in her 50s, traveled to an area where there are known cases, the health department said. She is isolated at home and the health department is contacting people with whom ...

Wood County Schools boils food efforts down to 11 sites

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PARKERSBURG — Starting Monday the Wood County Schools Child Nutrition program will be distributing food at 11 sites across the county. “Families will be able to drive thru or walk up and pick up meals for the children in their family at a number of school sites,” said Hollie W. Best, ...