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Pharmacy sued by West Virginia parents for improper dosage of COVID-19 to son

A West Virginia couple claims their teenage son received an improper dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at a Kroger pharmacy and is suffering from lasting side effects. Two Davisville parents filed a lawsuit on June 24 in Wood County Circuit Court, one year after a student-employee at the local pharmacy administered an undiluted dose of the vaccine to their 15-year-old child, reported newsandsentinel.
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Mullins indicted on murder charges by grand jury

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - A Wood County grand jury has indicted Eric Charles Mullins for the murder of Lisa Rogers, according to a news release from the Wood County Prosecutors Office. In November 2021, Rogers was found dead in a house near the corner of 13th and Latrobe Streets in...
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New pharmacy opens to the public in Wood County

WOOD COUNTY, W.Va. (WTAP) - A new pharmacy is open in the Wood County area. Cardinal Pharmacy is opening its doors today the public and is looking to make it easier for those in more rural areas to get their prescriptions in Wood County. The pharmacy is being opened by...
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Wood County parents sue over alleged improper COVID-19 vaccine dose

PARKERSBURG — Two Davisville parents have filed a lawsuit alleging their teenage son suffered immediate and lasting side effects after receiving an improper dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at a local pharmacy. The complaint was filed June 24 in Wood County Circuit Court, one year after the plaintiffs say...
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Former Wood County Sheriff Stephen Greiner dies

PARKERSBURG — Former Wood County Sheriff Stephen Greiner was remembered as a dedicated professional and a good friend. Stephen Finley Greiner, 76, of Vienna, passed away on Saturday, July 2, 2022, at WVU Camden Clark Medical Center after a short illness. He worked for West Virginia Division of Highways,...
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West Virginia Junior College, Camden Clark Medical Center unveil mobile nursing lab

PARKERSBURG — West Virginia Junior College, in partnership with WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center, unveiled a new mobile nursing lab and announced the expansion of its Hybrid Online Nursing Program to Wood County on Wednesday. “Gov. Jim Justice recognized the need for solving the nursing shortage, which is...
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West Virginia Junior College expands nursing program to Wood County

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WV News) — West Virginia Junior College has expanded its Hybrid Online Nursing Program to Wood County to help solve health care disparities and worker shortages through a partnership with WVU Medicine Camden Clark. “We launched the Hybrid Online Nursing Program in 2021 in response to the...
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Former Wood Co. Sheriff Steve Greiner passes away

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Former Wood County sheriff Steve Greiner has passed away. Current Wood County sheriff Rick Woodyard posted the news on his Facebook account on Sunday. He formerly served as Greiner’s chief deputy. Woodyard noted that Greiner was both a colleague and a friend. He went into...
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Wood BOE elects officers

PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Board of Education held a statutory meeting Tuesday night where elections were held for president, vice president, and members were appointed to the various boards and committees. All appointments are for a two-year term. Justin Raber was unanimously reelected to serve as president of...
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Red Cross looks to help those who need blood most

WOOD COUNTY, W.Va. (WTAP) - “There are so many people like me that may have bleeding conditions,” says Sandra Lawrentz. “That may have leukemia or other things in which they’ll require blood transfusions.”. Sandra Lawrentz is diagnosed with Hemolysis. A very rare disease that ruptures red...
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Wood County real estate transfers

PARKERSBURG — The following property transfers were recorded by the Wood County Clerk between June 12-24: ∫ Molly Blaire Brannon to Charlotte J Fought, Lots 77 and 78 Lynnden Road addition, Vienna District. ∫ Charlotte Fought to Molly Brannon, Lot 2 Johnny’s subdivision, Parkersburg City District. ∫...
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Wood County real estate transfers

PARKERSBURG — The following property transfers were recorded by the Wood County Clerk between June 12-24: * Betty Well and Harry Wells (indirect) to Pamela Pauley, Lot 12 Cherry Wood addition, Parkersburg City District, $163,000. * Penny and Carl Spohn administrator of Betty E Nichols estate to Tammi Ommert...
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Boating accident on Ohio River claims one life

WASHINGTON, W.Va. — One person’s body was recovered from the Ohio River on Friday afternoon after a pleasure craft was struck by a barge, authorities said. The identity of the individual had not been released Friday evening. The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources and U.S. Coast Guard were handling the investigation, said Wood County Sheriff Rick Woodyard.
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One dead after Ohio River boat crash in Washington, WV

WOOD COUNTY, WV (WOWK) — Wood County 911 says one person died in a two-boat crash on the Ohio River in Washington, West Virginia. Responders included Washington Bottom Volunteer Fire Department (VFD), Blennerhassett VFD, Vienna VFD, plus the Wood County Sheriff’s Office and the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WV DNR). Wood County 911 […]
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Boat capsized; body recovered

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - A boat capsized in the Ohio River near Newberry Island. Officials say that multiple people were saved. One person, however, was not. Their body has since been recovered, according to officials. The incident occurred around 1:30 p.m. Friday, July 1. A commercial boat had collided with...
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