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Justice, state leaders celebrate West Virginia’s 158th birthday

CHARLESTON —Standing on the front steps of the State Capitol Building Sunday, Gov. Jim Justice, state officials and lawmakers joined the public in celebrating West Virginia’s founding while also celebrating success at controlling COVID-19 spread. “The sun is shining beyond belief,” ...

Children try their hand at sign language

From swimmer to toast to butterfly, children at the Boys and Girls Club of Washington County are learning a new language with their hands. “M,” they shouted, interpreting a signal in class. “I,” the next letter. “N?” this time checking notes, flipping back to the front page ...

Port Authority making headway

At a glance ¯ Southeastern Ohio Port Authority working to find natural gas solution. ¯ Working with Belpre on economic development strategy. ¯ Fixes for brown fields and gas lines are being worked on. Source: Southeastern Ohio Port Authority. The Southeastern Ohio Port Authority ...

Newspapers to publish book about Warren High School

At a glance The 128-page “Warren Warriors” will be the fourth in the series published this fall by The Parkersburg News and Sentinel and The Marietta Times. Pre-orders are available. The Parkersburg News and Sentinel and The Marietta Times will next feature Warren High School in its ...

‘This is our Independence Day’

Delayed recognition is nothing new in the ongoing movement for a more civil society, a society which aspires to the words of Thomas Jefferson in the 1776 text “all men are created equal.” But to achieve that ideal, critical examination and reflection upon the past, or “Sankofa” some ...