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Former NFL star Bill Curry speaks to PHS students

PARKERSBURG — Former National Football League star Bill Curry learned several lessons during his career as a player and coach, and shared them with students at Parkersburg High School on Tuesday. Speaking at teacher Sam Vincent’s Sports in Culture class at the PHS Library, Curry’s football and life lessons...
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Bruce R. Goodno

Bruce R. Goodno, 82, of Parkersburg, passed away Monday, January 24, 2022, at Camden Clark Medical Center. He was born Sept. 14, 1939, in Wood County, WV, a son of the late James H. “Dick” and Jessie Belle Grimm Goodno. Bruce graduated from Parkersburg High School in 1957 and was an Army National Guard veteran where he had worked in communications. He retired from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 968. He was a member of the IBEW for over 64 years.
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Obituary: Thornton Jr., Paul Edward

WILLIAMSTOWN, W.Va. (WTAP) - Paul Edward Thornton Jr., 70, of Williamstown, WV, passed away on January 24, 2022. Paul graduated from Parkersburg High School and the West Virginia Police Academy. His career included being a Vienna Police Office, Mechanic for DuPont, and Community Development Director for the City of Vienna. He was active in the community, serving on the Vienna City Council for three decades. Paul was appointed as the President of the Small City Chapter of the National League of Cities.
WILLIAMSTOWN, WV
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Karen Yvette Taylor

Karen Yvette Taylor, 63, of Parkersburg, passed away on Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, at her residence. She was born July 1, 1958, in Parkersburg, a daughter of the late Weldon and Eugenia Robinson Taylor. Karen was a graduate of Parkersburg High School and employed with the Bureau of Public Debt....
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Doris Lamp Twyman

Doris Lamp Twyman, age 81, passed away Jan. 20, 2022, in Marietta, Ohio. She was born in Vienna ,WV, and she was the eldest daughter of Howard E. and Wilma Clegg Lamp. Doris was a 1959 graduate of Parkersburg High School; she worked for C&P Telephone Company in Parkersburg, WV, and later for BellSouth Communications in Florida.
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Obituary: Goodno, Bruce R.

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Bruce R. Goodno, 82 of Parkersburg passed away Monday, January 24, 2022 at Camden Clark Medical Center. He was born Sept. 14, 1939 in Wood County, WV, a son of the late James H. “Dick” and Jessie Belle Grimm Goodno. Bruce graduated from Parkersburg High School in 1957 and was an Army National Guard veteran where he had worked in communications. He retired from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 968. He was a member of the IBEW for over 64 years.
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New mural at Unity Cafe comes together with help from art teacher

PARKERSBURG — In April 2021, Downtown PKB and the Parkersburg Art Center held a contest looking for a local artist to design a selfie station and mural. The theme of the selfie station/mural was unity and would be placed on the side of Unity Cafe in downtown Parkersburg. Ashton...
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Obituary: Taylor, Karen Yvette

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Karen Yvette Taylor, 63, of Parkersburg, passed away on Friday, January 21, 2022 at her residence. She was born July 1, 1958, in Parkersburg, a daughter of the late Weldon and Eugenia Robinson Taylor. Karen was a graduate of Parkersburg High School and employed with the...
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Parkersburg rolls over Martinsburg

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - The Parkersburg High School girls basketball team defeated the Martinsburg Lady Bulldogs on Saturday Afternoon. The Lady Big Reds started off strong and finished even stronger. They never trailed against Martinsburg and won the game 78-37. Parkersburg was led by Brilynn Florence who finished the game...
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Teen of the Week: Parkersburg’s Nate McPeak has an affinity for nature

PARKERSBURG — Fifteen-year-old Nate McPeak wants to pursue a degree in Environmental Science. “I hope to one day work in conservation and do field research,” said McPeak. “I want to keep the world I enjoy beautiful.”. McPeak said both of his grandparents on his mother’s side, Tomas...
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South Charleston downs Parkersburg High School

PARKERSBURG — Hooking up against teams with a ranking in front of its name doesn’t guarantee players will amp up their intensity and play that much harder. In the midst of a brutal part of its schedule, Parkersburg boys basketball coach Bryan Crislip didn’t feel his players responded with the type of effort necessary to challenge No. 5 South Charleston on Friday night. Five different Black Eagles combined on 11 3-pointers in a 73-50 win at Memorial Fieldhouse.
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Starr S. Emrick

Starr S. Emrick, 87, of Parkersburg, passed away Monday, January 17, 2022, at Cedar Grove Assisted Living. She was born March 29, 1934, in Parkersburg, a daughter of the late Harry T. and Charlyn Morrison Sarber. She was the great-great granddaughter of Peter G. Van Winkle, who was instrumental in forming the state of West Virginia and who served as the state’s first Senator.
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Obituary: Emrick, Starr S.

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Starr S. Emrick, 87, of Parkersburg, passed away Monday, January 17, 2022 at Cedar Grove Assisted Living. She was born March 29, 1934 in Parkersburg, a daughter of the late Harry T. and Charlyn Morrison Sarber. She was the great-great granddaughter of Peter G. Van Winkle, who was instrumental in forming the state of West Virginia and who served as the state’s first Senator.
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Parkersburg South flies high over Parkersburg 83-56

Parkersburg South showered the scoreboard with points to drown Parkersburg 83-56 during this West Virginia boys high school basketball game. In recent action on January 15, Parkersburg South faced off against Logan and Parkersburg took on Shady Spring on January 15 at Parkersburg High School. We covered the game. For a full recap, click here.
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Bonnie Lou Gant

Bonnie Lou Gant, 91, of Vienna, WV, departed this life at the Arbors of Marietta on Jan. 15, 2022. She was born May 19, 1930, in Parkersburg, the daughter of the late Les and Buelah Pickens. She was married to Donald Gant, the love of her life, for 50 plus years.
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Jo Ann Givens

Jo Ann Givens, 91, of Vienna, passed away peacefully into the loving arms of Jesus on January 10, 2022. She was born October 13, 1930, the daughter of the late Howard and Isabelle Eshelman. She along with her husband, Jerry were involved in several businesses in Vienna, including Dairy Queen, Quality Burger, Quality Pizza, Quality Builders and Quality Property Rentals. She was a 60 plus year member of the Wayside United Methodist Church. She was a graduate of Parkersburg High School, Class of 1948,
VIENNA, WV
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Obituary: Blair, Ralph L.

BELLEVILLE, W.Va. (WTAP) - Ralph L. Blair, 87, of Belleville, WV passed away Thursday, January 13, 2022 at the Marietta Memorial Hospital. He was born July 5, 1934 in Sandyville, WV, a son of the late Dr. Holmes Blair and Dorothy Armstrong Blair. Ralph was a 1952 graduate of Parkersburg...
BELLEVILLE, WV
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Obituary: Gant, Bonnie Lou

VIENNA, W.Va. (WTAP) - Bonnie Lou Gant, 91, of Vienna, WV departed this life at the Arbors of Marietta on January 15, 2022. She was born May 19, 1930 in Parkersburg, the daughter of the late Les and Buelah Pickens. She was married to Donald Gant, the love of her life, for 50 plus years.
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Obituary: Givens, Jo Ann

VIENNA, W.Va. (WTAP) - Jo Ann Givens, 91, of Vienna, passed away peacefully into the loving arms of Jesus on January 10, 2022. She was born October 13, 1930, the daughter of the late Howard and Isabelle Eshelman. She along with her husband, Jerry were involved in several businesses in Vienna, including Dairy Queen, Quality Burger, Quality Pizza, Quality Builders and Quality Property Rentals. She was a 60 plus year member of the Wayside United Methodist Church. She was a graduate of Parkersburg High School, Class of 1948.
VIENNA, WV
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