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W.Va. backs veterans court services

Local News

Staff Report CHARLESTON — West Virginia has joined states supporting the expansion of specialized court services for veterans. Attorneys general from 41 states sent a letter to leaders in the U.S. Senate encouraging the adoption of the Veteran Treatment Court Coordination Act of 2019, ...

Alzheimer’s Resource Fair offers support, information

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PARKERSBURG — West Virginia University at Parkersburg hosted its first Alzheimer’s Resource Fair on Wednesday as part of a senior project by student John Kavanagh. Kavanagh is a sociology, communications and literature major and decided to put on the fair for his senior project because of ...

Senator seeks declaration on vaping

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PARKERSBURG — A senator from Monongalia County has asked the governor to declare a public health emergency over the dangers of e-cigarettes and vaping. Sen. Bob Beach in a letter to Gov. Jim Justice requested he instruct the state Department of Health and Human Resources through the Bureau ...

A caring leader makes all the difference

Business

“Joe! Jack! Glenn!!” Mom’s words echoed up the stairs, bounced off the window that framed the landing at the top, and funneled into my room where my two brothers and I slept. It was our wake-up call. Time to get up and perform the farm chores that waited for us each and every morning. ...

MC alumnus named to dental industry 40 Under 40 list

Business

NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio – Dr. Caleb A. Robinson has been named one of the 2019 “40 Under 40” by Incisal Edge dental lifestyle magazine, which recognizes America’s finest young practitioners for their achievements in dentistry. An expansion of the magazine’s signature awards this year ...

Greenleaf Landscapes, Inc. receives a national Award of Excellence

Business

Greenleaf Landscapes is proud to announce it has been awarded an Award of Excellence – Silver Award by the National Association of Landscape Professionals for the “First Presbyterian Church Memorial Garden.” The project combines a private sunken playground area with a street level ...

Solvay Specialty Polymers service anniversaries

Business

Brent Bills recently completed 30 years of employment with Solvay Specialty Polymers. Brent joined Solvay in 1989 as a draftsman and is now a mechanic. Brent resides in Little Hocking, Ohio. Dusty Watson recently completed 25 years of employment with Solvay Specialty Polymers. Dusty joined ...

Marietta High School honor roll

Neighborhood News

Marietta High school names students to the honor roll for the first nine weeks of the 2019-2020 school year. Honor roll (3.0-3.499) Grade 9 – Sean Adams, Logan Bates, Jet Bigley, Caden Bourdon, Teonna Braun, Lyndsay Burwell, Joshua Cassill, Adam Catalona, Madison Cline, Keller Conner, ...

Newport Elementary honor roll

Neighborhood News

Newport Elementary School names students to the Honor roll for the first nine weeks of the 2019-2020 school year. Sixth grade Principal’s roll – Aaden Bills, Mya Hanel, Ethan Hartshorn, Caleb Kirkpatrick, Avery Powell, Hunter Taylor. Honor roll – Anna Bowersock, Izaya Chisolm, ...

River High School honor roll

Neighborhood News

River High School names students to the honor roll for the first nine weeks of the 2019-2020 school year, Principal’s list Seniors – Allison Bennett, Haven Blough, Kyria Blough, Mikenzie Cieszeski, Lacey Cordery, Brittany Garrison, Ethan Goudy, Allison Long, Olivia Romick, Riley Rouse, ...

Home built for Betsey Mills looking for new owner

Local News

Just off Ohio 60, up a steep one-lane road and private drive is an English Tudor home many people may not know exists, although it is tied to some of the most historically well-known residents of Marietta. The house is on Millgate Drive and was built in 1915 by William Mills for his wife, ...

Marietta water, sewer bills increasing

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Bi-monthly Marietta water and sewer bills are going up in 2020. This year, as in years past, residents and businesses pay a combined water and sewer bill based on the cubic feet of water used and disposed of every two months. Within city limits, customers who saw bi-monthly bills of $72.98 ...

W.Va. board votes to close three Wood County schools

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CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Board of Education by a 7-1 vote has approved a plan to close three Wood County elementary schools at the end of this school year. Voting against was Miller Hall, vice president of the board. Members of the Wood County Board of Education and administrators ...

Coach tries to inspire student leaders

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A former Marietta College head baseball coach shared his motivational tips to local students from Washington County's high schools Tuesday afternoon. Mike Deegan, who is currently head men's baseball coach at Denison University in Columbus, said Washington County means a lot to him and his ...

Broughton parent company files for bankruptcy

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MARIETTA — The company which owns Broughton Foods in Marietta has filed for bankruptcy and the impact locally is uncertain. Dean Foods Company, based in Dallas, announced Tuesday it and substantially all of its subsidiaries have initiated voluntary Chapter 11 reorganization proceedings in ...

Oriana House responds to civil suit

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Disputing the characterization of its clients at the voluntary residential treatment facility in Marietta, Oriana House Inc. spoke out Tuesday in response to the ongoing civil suit by the city. “These are human beings who need a therapeutic environment to try to get well; you can’t just ...

Around town

Local News

The O'Neill Center will host a caregiver's workshop at 1 p.m. Monday. The workshop will provide a better understanding of dementia, strategies to cope and services to help. The workshop is free of charge and open for families to attend. Space is limited; call 740-373-3914 to reserve a ...

Wood Schools midterm grades delayed

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PARKERSBURG — Wood County Schools officials will delay school midterms until later in the month as the school system continues to repair damage from a computer virus. However, officials say online tools to check grades and allow students to work on lessons from home were not affected by the ...

Fort Frye Honor Roll

Neighborhood News

Fort Frye High School names students to the honor roll for the first nine weeks of the 2019-2020 school year. Merit (3.0-3.49 GPA): Olivia Allevato, Madison Anderson, Carter Armstrong, Jacob Ayers, Gillian Baker, Jaymison Baker, Oscar Baker, Sidney Barnhouse, Church Barton. Holden Barton, ...

Heating assistance now available through Community Action

Neighborhood News

As the colder weather is quickly approaching us, Washington-Morgan Community Action announces the beginning of the Winter Crisis Program/Emergency HEAP. The program began Nov. 1 and will end on March 31, 2020. *Appointments are now required. Please call 1-833-359-2803 to schedule your ...