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West Virginia man killed on vacation with his family after offering stranger a ride

A selfless West Virginia man was found dead after he picked up a stranger while vacationing in South Carolina, his widow has revealed. Josh Wilson, 40, was driving to his hotel room in Myrtle Beach last month with his family when they stopped at a gas station, where a stranger asked him for a ride, The Sun News reported. Wilson — who was visiting from Parkersburg, West Virginia — agreed to give the unknown man a lift after dropping his family off, according to the outlet. “I didn’t think anything of it because he does it all the time,” his wife, Staci, told the newspaper. But...
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Man arrested in connection with weekend shooting incident

UPDATE: CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A man wanted in connection with a shooting in Charleston during the weekend has been arrested. Police say Timothy Robert Holmes, 29, of Waupun, Wisconsin, was arrested about 4 a.m. Wednesday. The Charleston Police Department has not charged Holmes in connection with the shooting at...
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Memorial Bridge will soon transition to one-way only

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Starting August 15th, the Memorial Bridge will go from two-way to one-way due to continued traffic violations. Soon drivers will only be able to pass from Parkersburg to Belpre over the Memorial Bridge. No longer will drivers be able to enter the bridge on the Belpre side and pass over to Parkersburg.

West Virginia man arrested after ‘acting’ like a fool’

WEST VIRGINIA- A West Virginia man was arrested after deputies said he was ‘acting like a fool.’ According to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, they received a call for an individual acting like a fool and driving like an idiot and endangering the lives of other drivers in the area. Police say they located the […]

Federal Hocking cancels 2022 football season over roster concerns

STEWART, Ohio (WOUB) — For years, Federal Hocking high school has struggled to field a full roster of players. Many kids were playing nearly every snap on both offense and defense. As a result, since 2015, the former TVC-Hocking competitors have a combined record of 3-55. By 2019, things had become troubling for players and fans alike. After six games, the roster had suffered so many injuries that the team was forced to forfeit the remainder of the season.
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Sole Mates: Non-profits join forces to donate shoes to students

PARKERSBURG — Health Plan is sponsoring an event that will provide quality footwear as needed to students in grades K-12 for the span of the upcoming school year thanks to all involved in the community project known as Operation Kids Soles. The event will take place Aug. 20 at...
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Williamstown talks pick-up procedure change at elementary school

WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown City Council discussed a change in pick-up procedures at Williamstown Elementary School, city appointments and phone contracts at its Aug. 2 meeting. Mayor Paul Jordan recently met with the Williamstown Elementary School administration and gave them an idea of how to alleviate traffic back-up while parents...
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Esbenshade performance series returns for new season

MARIETTA — The Esbenshade Series at Marietta College will return for the upcoming 2022- 2023 academic year to perform locally, offering four of the five events scheduled by the director of the series, Todd Burge, to debut at The Peoples Bank Theater. The events are funded by the Frederica...
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Council committee endorses code pay incentives for code enforcement

PARKERSBURG — The Personnel Committee referred an ordinance to the full Parkersburg City Council offering pay incentives for code enforcement employees to obtain various certifications, increasing the amounts proposed by the administration. Code Enforcement Director Andy Nestor told committee members that only one member of his staff is eligible...
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Wood BOE hears presentations, renovation project update

PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Board of Education held a regular meeting Tuesday at the Wood County Schools Central Office at 1210 13th St. in Parkersburg. The board heard presentations from Hollie Best, director of child nutrition, on the standards for child nutrition, Jason Hughes, director of the Wood County Technical Center, presented updates on the pre-cosmetology program and shared the new plans for renovating two classrooms at the WCTC, and Michael Erb, communications coordinator for Wood County Schools, shared WELCOME BACK activities, including a video and information regarding the Parkersburg Homecoming Parade.
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Memorial Bridge traffic to move one way

PARKERSBURG — Ongoing issues with traffic violations on the Memorial Bridge and upcoming work plans will result in changes to the traffic pattern on the bridge and some temporary closures. Parkersburg Bridge Partners, the owners of the Memorial Bridge, announced the changes Monday as a result of issues with...

Obituary: Gracey, Susan Charity

Susan Charity Gracey, 68, of Parkersburg, passed away Monday, August 8, 2022. Susan was the daughter of the late William and Frances Gracey. She graduated from Parkersburg High School and earned a Bachelor of Science in education from The Ohio State University and a Master of Arts in education from West Virginia University.
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Fred Dwain Moore Sr.

Fred Dwain Moore, Sr., 70, of Parkersburg passed away August 7, 2022 at his residence under the loving care of his family. He was born on July 24, 1952 in Waverly, WV, the son of the late Frederick Samuel “Buck” and Julena Bernice Green Moore. Fred was a...