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Local educators frustrated at Legislature efforts

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PARKERSBURG — Area educators are expressing frustration as the state House of Delegates considers a Senate bill this week during a special session. The House met Monday morning only to recess until 6 p.m., with four committee meetings being held simultaneously throughout the day. Among ...

Poll shows opposition to education reform bill

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CHARLESTON — Representatives of the three teacher and school service personnel unions released a poll Monday showing opposition to the West Virginia Senate’s Student Success Act. The West Virginia chapter of the American Federation of Teachers, the West Virginia Education Association and ...

Suspects in Meigs bank robbery attempt arrested

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PARKERSBURG — A suspect in the attempted robbery of a Meigs County bank was arrested Sunday evening in Parkersburg. According to a release from Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood, Jeffrey A. Coon, 47, of Pomeroy, was being held without bond at the North Central Regional Jail in Doddridge ...

Local senators ranked high on bipartisanship

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PARKERSBURG — Three U.S. senators from West Virginia and Ohio are in the top 12 among 250 senators measured on bipartisanship, according to a report jointly issued by the Lugar Center and the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. The updated Bipartisan Index rankings ...

OVEC leader to speak on Appalachian Storage Hub

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PARKERSBURG — A community organizer for the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition will discuss a proposed natural gas storage hub 7 p.m. Thursday at the Third Thursday meeting of Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Action at the First Christian Church, 1400 Washington Ave., Parkersburg. Alex Cole will ...

Boxers Bed and Biscuits receives SBA Spark Award

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BELPRE — Since its inception in 2011, Boxers Bed and Biscuits has provided dog and cat boarding, day care, grooming and love to pets and their owners. On Monday, the U.S. Small Business Administration Columbus District recognized Angela Beck, owner of Boxers, for her efforts to invigorate ...

Art Connections set for Wednesday

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PARKERSBURG — The next Art Connections program will be held 2-3 p.m. Wednesday at the Children’s Home Society in Parkersburg. Classes will be held each Wednesday through July 24 at the society at 1717 St. Marys Ave. in Parkersburg. The new program was piloted at Good Shepherd ...

Electricians celebrate 100 Years in the community

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MARIETTA — The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 972 is celebrating its centennial anniversary this month with special events on Friday and Saturday and the publication of a 100-year history book to commemorate the milestone. Local 972 was chartered on June 19, 1919, and ...

Suspect strikes officers while fleeing

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PARKERSBURG — Two Parkersburg Police officers were struck by a vehicle as suspects attempted to flee late Saturday night, authorities said. Neither officer was injured to the extent that medical attention was required, Chief Joe Martin said. The incident happened around 11 p.m. ...

On the Record

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Circuit Court PARKERSBURG — Wood County Circuit Court heard the following cases June 17. In Judge J.D. Beane’s court: * Joanne Kimble, 45, of Parkersburg, was sentenced to one to five years in prison, with credit for 40 days served, on a charge of possession of a controlled substance ...

Volunteers clean along Washington County waterways

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DEVOLA — Respect the world we live in, don’t litter. That was the general message of those who volunteered Saturday to clean up along local the river banks as part of the annual Ohio River Sweep. Many groups of volunteers made a difference by picking up debris along the Ohio River from ...

West Virginia leads nation in drug overdose deaths

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia led the nation in drug overdose death rates in 2017, followed closely by Ohio and Pennsylvania, according to a study released this week by the Commonwealth Fund. With an average of 57.8 deaths per 100,000 residents, West Virginia’s drug fatality rate was nearly ...

Tony Caridi event to benefit Boys and Girls Club of Parkersburg

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PARKERSBURG — Tony Caridi, known as the Voice of the West Virginia University Mountaineers, will be bringing his “Inside the Huddle” to the Parkersburg Country Club to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Parkersburg. Inside the Huddle, where Caridi discusses WVU football and basketball, ...

Service groups raise $5,000 for Marietta food pantry

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MARIETTA — Harmony has been restored between two of Marietta’s major service clubs, with one of its best known community services enriched by more than $5,000. Events began about three weeks ago when the Noon Rotary club discovered the Lions’ brass bell in the podium at the ballroom in ...

Blennerhassett Island to celebrate West Virginia Day

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PARKERSBURG — Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park will host its annual West Virginia Day Celebration on Thursday. The first boat going to the island is 11 a.m. and park officials will begin the celebration by singing “The West Virginia Hills” on board the sternwheeler Island ...

Electrical workers union ready to mark its centennial

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MARIETTA — The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (I.B.E.W.) Local 972 is celebrating its centennial anniversary with special events being held June 21 and 22. The publication of a 100-year history book will commemorate the milestone. I.B.E.W. Local No. 972 was chartered on ...

Steward to discuss Operation Christmas Child at Parkersburg church

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PARKERSBURG — Jaki Steward will be speaking about Operation Christmas Child at Emmanuel Baptist Church on June 23 at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. A luncheon for Steward and her husband will be held afterward in the church fellowship hall, 1710 23rd St. in Parkersburg. Operation Christmas Child ...