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Wood BOE to get re-entry update

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PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Board of Education will meet in regular session 6 p.m. Tuesday at the district office to receive an update on a fall re-entry plan and online programs. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, residents are asked to virtually attend through the Zoom meetings app. A full ...

Washington, Athens counties at elevated risk for COVID-19

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Washington and Athens counties were among those with elevated risk levels for coronavirus community spread that Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced Thursday. ‘We had 18 counties move from yellow to orange” said DeWine, describing the elevation from a level 1 (yellow) to level 2 (orange) risk ...

Peoples Bank donates to Joe Burrow initiative

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A local bank and a Heisman Trophy winner and No. 1 pick in the NFL draft have partnered to help fight hunger in Athens County. Chuck Sulerzyski, Peoples Bank president and CEO, said Thursday his bank had donated $25,000 to the Joe Burrow Hunger Relief Fund. The fund is an endowment fund at the ...

Work ongoing on 2018 slips

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Several projects from the county engineer were approved by the Washington County Commission Thursday morning. The first request from Roger Wright, county engineer, was for a new truck. The $32,418 cost of the 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 will be covered by the Motor Vehicle Gas Tax. The trade-in ...

Life and Purpose Behavioral Health looks to expand

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Life and Purpose Behavioral Health has eyes on the former North Hills Elementary School lot with the hopes of building a new facility. Doug Pfeifer, CEO of the behavioral health firm based just over the hill on Colegate Drive explained to Marietta City Council’s Planning, Zoning, Annexation ...

Around town

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Washington-Morgan Community Action will be taking applications for backpacks and school supplies for children attending kindergarten to 12th grade starting Monday at the agency office, 218 Putnam St., from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Families must be at or under 150 percent of the Federal ...

Local film premiering at Peoples Bank Theatre

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"Escape 2120," a locally produced science fiction film will make its world debut at Peoples Bank Theatre today at 8 p.m. The 105 minute motion picture revolves around a detached orphan teen who escapes to the future in suspended animation, but when he arrives at a natural utopia, he must evade ...

Blennerhassett Birds of Prey Program

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West Virginia Birds of Prey Program at West Virginia State Parks Wings of Wonder – West Virginia Birds of Prey program is scheduled at fifteen state parks in 2020. Three Rivers Avian Center of Brooks WV conducts the one-hour program that introduces attendees to six live birds of prey. Each ...

Suffrage exhibit continues all month

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The Washington County Historical Society is commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Women’s Suffrage with a special exhibit through the month of July. The Ohio History Connection exhibit, Ohio Women Vote: 100 Years of Change, consists of twelve standing panels that tell the story of ...

Births

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Lucas Christin Lucas and Joshua Sciance of Marietta announce the birth of their daughter, Emeri Sue Ann Lucas. She was born at 9:57 a.m. on May 12 at Marietta Memorial Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20 inches in length. The baby has two siblings, Colten Lucas and Jayce ...

Health officials investigating impact of party

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Health officials in both Washington and Wood counties are still trying to trace the impacts of a mid-June gathering outside of Belpre which has been traced to multiple positive test results for coronavirus. “One challenge there is the mobility of this age group and that they’re not as ...

Court rules in favor of prosecutors seeking Trump’s tax returns

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a prosecutor's demand for President Donald Trump's tax returns as part of a criminal investigation that includes hush-money payments to women who claim they had affairs with Trump. The court ruled 7-2 in a case in which it heard ...

Diocese comptroller admits to embezzling

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COLUMBUS — The former comptroller of the Diocese of Steubenville has admitted to embezzling nearly $300,000 during a nine-year period beginning in 2008. David A. Franklin, who now lives in Kentucky, also admitted Tuesday in federal court in Columbus he had failed to turn over payroll taxes ...

MHS Prom and in-person graduation canceled

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Marietta High School’s prom and in-person graduation are canceled this year. “Looking at the numbers and with the 10-person (gathering) limit still in effect it was a tough decision,” said Principal Chad Rinard. “We wanted to give that closure to the 2020 class but putting 250 to ...

Mini farmers markets scheduled

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As a way to promote healthy lifestyles and healthy choices, kids and their families will be provided fresh produce through mini farmers markets the next two weekends. The farmers markets are held through the Right Path for Washington County, which has been helping the county for the last 16 ...

Gov. Justice delays W.Va. school start to Sept. 8

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Education continues to develop reopening guidelines for schools this fall, but officials Wednesday cautioned each school system would be responsible for its own reopening plans. The discussion came even as West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced ...

Washington County event canceled; giving opportunities available

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From local reports BELPRE — The Washington County Relay For Life has been canceled for this year because of the pandemic, officials said, but there is still a way for local resident to help the American Cancer Society’s fight against the disease. The event was originally scheduled for ...

Parkersburg Art Center, Actors Guild ready sale

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From local reports PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Art Center and the Actors Guild of Parkersburg are teaming up for a sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday with the proceeds to support the two non-profit entities. The sale will be at two locations on Friday. The Art Center will ...

Suspect in standoff charged with gun theft

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PARKERSBURG — Guns reported stolen in late June from a Vienna residence were recovered from a Parkersburg apartment that was the scene of an armed standoff that same day. According to records filed in Wood County Magistrate Court, the suspect in both incidents is Robert Leon Murphy Jr., 39, ...