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WVU-P graduates cross into new stage at fall commencement

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PARKERSBURG — West Virginia University at Parkersburg awarded 267 certificate, associate and bachelor’s degrees to 241 students at its fall commencement ceremony on Saturday. Fourteen of the graduates are current, full-time Hino Motors employees receiving Associates of Applied Science in ...

Applications for medical marijuana operations opening in West Virginia

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CHARLESTON — Nearly three years after its unorthodox passage in the West Virginia Legislature, the application period for medical cannabis growers, processors and dispensaries opens up this week. But the specific details on how the medical cannabis program will work are still being worked ...

Henderson Hall draws visitors with Ghosts of Christmas Past

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BOAZ — The historic Henderson Hall offered its fifth annual Christmas Evening at the Plantation tour on Saturday. Henderson Hall was fully decorated for Christmas, complete with lights, trees and garlands. The program included rooms open for wandering freely, live Christmas music and ...

CSX investigating Wood County fatality

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WASHINGTON, W.Va. — A fatal accident involving a train was being investigated Saturday in Washington, W.Va. The accident happened around 4 p.m. along the railroad tracks near Dupont Road near the DuPont-Chemours plant site. The Wood County Sheriff’s Office and Washington Bottom Volunteer ...

Senior bowlers in Parkersburg rack up gifts for others

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PARKERSBURG — Seniors are helping seniors in a bowling league at the Pike Street Lanes in south Parkersburg. More than 230 seniors in the leagues throughout the year pass a bucket and collect donations to purchase gifts for residents of senior nursing and living facilities who otherwise ...

Schrader Youth Ballet to perform at Smoot Theatre

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PARKERSBURG — The Schrader Youth Ballet in Parkersburg will present its annual holiday production on Dec. 28 at the Smoot Theatre in downtown Parkersburg. “Tis the Season” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. and will include “The Nutcracker (Clara’s Dream)” as well as “We’ll Take ...

Belpre High School graduate finds motivation with U.S. Air Force

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VIENNA — The summer after Cadence Dixon graduated from Belpre High School, he got a taste of life without clear direction. He didn’t like it. “In my junior and senior years in high school, I got really lazy. I wasn’t involved in things like sports,” Dixon said. After finishing ...

Artsbridge to open Winter Music Series today

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VIENNA — Artsbridge will open its Winter Music Series 2-3 p.m. today at Grand Central Mall. The concerts will continue through February. Many of the groups that performed during the annual Summer Music Series at City Park will perform in the Winter Music Series, which also will include ...

Parkersburg woman donates her placenta to help others

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MARIETTA — Arlo Casto’s mom will have a story to tell him one day. Kristen Casto, 30, was the first patient at Marietta Memorial Hospital to donate a placenta to the Lifeline of Ohio program. She gave birth to Arlo through a scheduled C-section on Monday. Placental tissue, along with ...

CVS adds time-delay safes

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CHARLESTON — CVS Pharmacy has announced it has completed the installation of time-delay safes in all 58 locations in West Virginia, including pharmacies located in Target stores. The safes are anticipated to help prevent pharmacy robberies and the diversion of controlled substance narcotic ...

Camden Clark Medical Center announces ENT specialty service

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PARKERSBURG — A doctor was hired to lead a new clinic providing a full spectrum of ear, nose and throat services to residents of the Mid-Ohio Valley at WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center. Dr. Mark Nenow comes to Camden Clark with more than 25 years of experience. Through a combination ...

Study: Selby General Hospital best for orthopedic surgery

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MARIETTA — Selby General Hospital is one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery, according to a national study by Healthgrades, an online resource for information about physicians and hospitals. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 ...

Marietta Memorial Hospital receives Pulmonary Care Excellence Award

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MARIETTA — Marietta Memorial Hospital is a recipient of the Healthgrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award, according to a national report released by Healthgrades, an online resource for information about physicians and hospitals. Marietta Memorial Hospital is also a Five-Star Recipient for ...

Washington County Career Center promotes Energy Bus Program

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MARIETTA — “The Energy Bus,” an international best seller by Jon Gordon, takes readers on an enlightening and inspiring ride that reveals 10 secrets for approaching life and work with the kind of positive, forward thinking that leads to true accomplishment — at work and at home. In ...

Washington County Career Center names students of month

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MARIETTA — The Washington County Career Center has named its December Students of the Month, Kynalyn Waderker and Eric Dotson. Waderker is a Belpre senior enrolled in the Sports Medicine & Exercise Science program. She is the daughter of Tiana Waderker of Belpre and the granddaughter of ...

Flu season hits early in Ohio

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MARIETTA — By this time last year, there were 45 confirmed cases of flu-related hospitalizations across Ohio. “But this year we have reached 90 in the same time frame,” said Beth Casto, director of nursing for the Marietta-Belpre Health Department. “And more than last year, those ...

Wood County BOE to discuss new CEFP goals Tuesday

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PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Board of Education will hold its final meeting of 2019 on Tuesday to receive information on school construction and approve goals for the new comprehensive education facilities plan. The board meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the district’s 13th and Plum street ...