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Local Piggly Wiggly stores have new ownership

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - The owners of Piggly Wiggly stores in Wood County and Ohio say they have sold the stores to a new owner. Jim and Becky Oppe, who owned and operated the stores in Parkersburg, Vienna and near Athens, made that announcement this week on their Facebook page. We reached out to them Friday, but they declined further comment.
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December kicks off with parades throughout MOV

PARKERSBURG — The Mid-Ohio Valley kicked off the first weekend in December with events all over the region. In Wood County the festivities included two parades and Winterfest. The parades, one in Vienna and the other in Parkersburg, worked together like in previous years — one starting at 11 a.m....
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Wood County Christian presents drive-through live nativity

WILLIAMSTOWN, W.Va. (WTAP) - People came to Williamstown Saturday night by the car-full to see a unique Christmas display on the campus of Wood County Christian School. It was called Our Living Hope and it was a drive-through live nativity scene. The experience featured Christmas carols sung by students that...
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Amendment filed in Harris lawsuit

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - An amendment has been made to the lawsuit filed by Mark Harris against Wood County Commission, Wood County Sheriff’s Department, and retired Sheriff Steve Stephens. Harris is a court officer employed by the sheriff’s department who claims retired Sheriff Steve Stephens mistreated him while Stephens was...
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Parkersburg WIC Clinic handing appointments on phone

PARKERSBURG — The Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program is a supplemental food program for pregnant, post-partum, or breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to the age of 5. WIC provides food, breastfeeding support and nutrition education to families in Wood County. To apply for the WIC Program or for...
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Wood County road to close during culvert work

PARKERSBURG — Wood CR 26, Stillwell Road will be closed on Monday to replace a culvert beginning from W.Va. while crews work from 8-4 p.m. The road will be open after 4. Inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances could change the schedule.
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Commission looking into ARP money for MOV airport

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - The Wood County Commission will find out whether a project at the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport is eligible for American Recovery Act money. The commission Thursday discussed a request from airport management, for $1.4 million for major renovations of buildings on the airport grounds. They include...
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Rick Woodyard sworn in as new Wood County Sheriff

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - There IS a new sheriff in town. Rick Woodyard was sworn in Wednesday morning as Wood County’s newest sheriff, in a brief ceremony at the Wood County Courthouse. Woodyard took the oath of office from Circuit Judge Jason Wharton, surrounded by family, county officials and deputies...
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Woodyard takes oath to be Wood County Sheriff

PARKERSBURG — Rick Woodyard was sworn in as the new Wood County Sheriff on Wednesday morning. Woodyard was administered the oath of office by Wood County Circuit Judge Jason Wharton as numerous deputies and employees of the department, county officials, county employees, Woodyard’s family and friends as well as other supporters attended the ceremony at the Wood County Courthouse.
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Mid-Ohio Valley Odds and Ends

WILLIAMSTOWN — “Our Living Hope: A Live Nativity,” a drive-through nativity, will be held 6-8:30 p.m. Saturday at Wood County Christian School. CHARLESTON — Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced a representative from his office will meet with Mid-Ohio Valley residents in December to discuss consumer-related issues and answer any potential questions.
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Wood County Commission responds to original Matheny lawsuit

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Wood County Commission has filed a response to a lawsuit filed by a former sheriff’s deputy. In October, Della Matheny filed a lawsuit against the commission, the sheriff’s department, and Sheriff Steve Stephens. Commission filed an answer to that lawsuit on November 24. You can read...
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Woodyard takes oath as new sheriff of Wood County

Rick Woodyard this morning was administered the oath of office as the new sheriff of Wood County. Woodyard, who also is 911 director, succeeds Steve Stephens, who announced his retirement last month effective today. A special election will be held next year to fill the unexpired term. Numerous deputies and...
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Wood County leader excited about highway upgrades

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — A member of the Wood County Commission said Monday plans to widen another stretch of state Route 2 is exciting news for his region of the state. Commissioner Blair Couch said the upgrades to the highway will be important for several reasons. “It’s a dangerous two-lane especially...
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Parkersburg News & Sentinel

Wood County Commission honors Kelly, makes appointments

PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Commission honored the airport manager, made appointments, set the swearing in for the next sheriff and more on Monday. The commission presented Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport Manager Glen Kelly with a Spirit of Wood County Award for his service to the county. “Glen Kelly is...
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Wood Magistrate

PARKERSBURG — Wood County Magistrate Court released the following reports Nov. 24:. * Victor Joseph Hickman, 48, 33 Valley View Drive, Vienna, pleaded guilty to having a loaded firearm in a vehicle and was assessed $190.25 in court costs and fines. * Phillip B. Jones, 45, 39194 Success Road, Reedsville,...
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Downtown Parkersburg embraces Small Business Saturday

PARKERSBURG — Multiple shops and organizations teamed up to promote sales for Small Business Saturday in downtown Parkersburg. Raffles were set up through Downtown PKB and a drawing was organized by the Parkersburg Art Center, ArtBeat Studio and Artsbridge for a gift basket filled with $300 worth of store merchandise and art supplies.
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