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Volunteers distribute thousands of Thanksgiving meals

MARIETTA — Volunteers on both sides of the Ohio River assembled and delivered meals for folks in the community Thursday. Norwood United Methodist Church in Marietta offered pickup and delivery of Thanksgiving meals consisting of mashed potatoes, green beans, dressing, a side of gravy, pie ...

Wood County Commission appoints Woodyard sheriff

PARKERSBURG — Rick Woodyard will be the next sheriff of Wood County. The Wood County Commission named Woodyard, who is the county 911 director, during a special meeting Wednesday when it interviewed the five candidates vying for the position. “I am humbled,” Woodyard said Wednesday ...

West Virginia Attorney General Morrisey talks fight against vaccine mandates

PARKERSBURG — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey spoke about the need to challenge vaccine mandates in a discussion in Parkersburg Monday. Morrisey spoke on a variety of issues with local constituents and local lawmakers during a talk held Monday at West Virginia University at ...

Blennerhassett Hotel gets in the holiday spirit with Festival of Trees

PARKERSBURG — The Festival of Trees officially opened last Friday at the Blennerhassett Hotel with the official tree lighting. There are over 65 entries on display. The hotel is full of twinkling lights, and already has a steady flow of visitors. “This is a huge undertaking to bring the ...

Wood County Commission names five vying to be new sheriff

PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Police Chief and the Wood County 911 Director are among those interested in becoming the next Wood County Sheriff. On Thursday, the Wood County Commission released the names of the five applicants who have already expressed interest to succeed Steve Stephens as ...