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Ritchie tops Williamstown for Class A championship

WHEELING — The Ritchie County football team can testify, state championships are forever. Saturday night in the Class A state championship game on Wheeling Island, Ritchie County High School became the first school based in the county to ever win a state title. Behind five touchdowns from Gus Morrison, the...
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Southern Board of Ed recognizes students

RACINE — The Board of Education of the Southern Local School District, met in regular session last week in the Kathryn Hart Community Center, Racine. The following members were present Denny Evans, Brenda Johnson, Ashli Peterman, and Dennis Teaford. Tom Woods was absent. During the meeting, the board recognized STORM...
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EHS Class of 1959 reunion held

The Eastern High School Class of 1959 recently held its 62nd reunion at the party room of Bob and Renn Valer in Coolville. There were 39 members of the class of 1959. Seventeen are now deceased and 10 surviving members attended the reunion. Attending were Sharon (Summerfield) Donahue of Coolville, Yvonne (Damewood) Stover of Middleport, Carl Baker of North Canton, Gilbert and Mary Lou Spencer of Pomeroy, Bill and Debbie Poder, Homer and Mary Cole, Janice (Hayman) Young of Reedsville, Donna (Frecker) Ihle of Racine, Ina (Mays) VanMeter of Tuppers Plains, Janet (Vineyard) Gilland of Lucas, Guests were Sandy (Wolfe) Nelson and Kila and John Frank.

OVU could lose ability to confer degress

VIENNA, W.Va. (WTAP) - There will be a meeting on Friday, December 10th in South Charleston about whether Ohio Valley University will be able to confer degrees. The meeting will be at 10 a.m. at the West Virginia Regional Technology Park. According to a meeting agenda, the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission will consider a resolution recommending canceling OVU’s authorization to confer degrees in the state. It would be effective June 30, 2022, if it passes.
Marietta Times

Belpre teen grows her leadership abilities

BELPRE — Halee Williams, 17, is a proud senior of Belpre High School. Williams has spent a lot of her time in high school showing off her school pride through playing sports and co-leading the school’s spirit club. “I have participated in varsity volleyball, basketball, and softball,” she said. Williams...

Ohio University restarts Central Region Humanities Center

Ohio University is restarting the Central Region Humanities Center, which was created in 2001 with support from a National Endowment for the Humanities grant. With an emphasis on Southeast Ohio, the center is setting out to establish strong ties with academic programs, provide student experiential learning opportunities, support graduate and undergraduate students and engage with community organizations.
Parkersburg News & Sentinel

Scholarships available from Parkersburg Area Community Foundation

PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Area Community Foundation & Regional Affiliates has launched its 2022 Consolidated Scholarship Application. The foundation administers more than 180 scholarship funds for the students in its 11-county service area of Calhoun, Doddridge, Gilmer, Jackson, Mason, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Wirt, Wood and Washington counties. Through the online...

University Libraries honors collaborative partners through new website

Ohio University Libraries is excited to announce the new Innovate + Collaborate webpage that celebrates some of the most impactful partnerships from the last year. Six collaborations are honored on the new webpage: the Sustainability Film Series, which provides free documentary screenings to the public; Pages from the Past, a 3D printing initiative that created models of three Mahn Center artifacts; the Biblia Latina and Latin Tutorials, four interactive Latin and manuscript tutorials for students; Ohio Open Library hosting of MFA Theses, which made MFA students’ work more accessible; the One Button Studio in Alden Library for faculty and staff to easily create professional video and audio recordings; and the Law and Colonialism Course, where librarians and faculty created an in-depth research experience for students.

South Harrison girls move to 2-0 with win at Wirt County

ELIZABETH, W.Va. (WV News) — South Harrison girls basketball picked up its second win in three days to open the season when it defeated Wirt County 45-40 on Friday on the road. The Hawks didn’t roll over their opponent the way they did in Wednesday’s opener at Notre Dame, but...

University girls basketball comes back to top Parkersburg in opener

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (WV News) — A jump shot with 7.8 seconds remaining by University High’s Lauren Dean lifted the Hawks to a 48-47 season-opening win over the Parkersburg Big Reds in the opening game of the Frank Hines Memorial Basketball Mixer at the Fairmont Senior Field House on Friday. Dean’s...
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Blennerhassett Middle School thespians stage ‘High School Musical Jr.’

PARKERSBURG — The Blennerhassett Junior Thespians’ presentation of Disney’s “High School Musical Jr.” opened Friday. Performances are also slated for 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, at the Blennerhassett School auditorium. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for children and seniors if purchased online. At the door, the cost is $10 for adults and $8 for children and seniors.

PTC Corporation donates innovative software to Ohio University

Thanks to a collaborative partnership between Ohio University and the PTC Corporation, students and faculty in the Russ College of Engineering and Technology will have access to a suite of software tools that will transform the landscape of digital engineering at OHIO. The PTC Corporation, a leader in digital engineering,...

Marietta City Schools lifts indoor mask mandate

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Marietta City Schools will no longer require masks in its school buildings. That’s according to a Facebook post from the school district. The district says masks are still required on buses because of a federal rule it is required to follow. School officials say anyone is...

Brandon Lawhon signs with West Liberty University

ST. MARYS, W.Va. (WTAP) - Brandon Lawhon was a big part of the three-time defending Class A champion golf team at St. Marys, and he has signed on to continue his golfing career at the college level. Brandon is staying in the mountain state, to sign with West Liberty University...

Ohio University to honor Distinguished Professor Steven Evans on Feb. 3

Ohio University will honor Distinguished Professor Steven Evans on Thursday, February 3 during the Distinguished Professor Portrait Unveiling and Lecture. Students, faculty, staff, and area residents are invited to attend this event in the Baker University Center Ballroom, beginning with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by the portrait unveiling and lecture at 7:00 p.m.