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“I think West Virginia has a unique gun culture, that is, people see guns as part of their every day lives. They hunt for food, they shoot for sport, and they protect their property from wildlife, like coyote,” Hanna said. “It is understandable that people don't want any interference with their 'right to bear arms.
Mary Barbara Hanna, a Wood County resident, organized the Parkersburg March for our Lives event. She said she supports the gun culture of West Virginia and the right to bear arms but also hopes for stricter gun control laws. She wants people to have a conversation about the issue. "I also encourage ...

One man remains hospitalized after his SUV was struck by a pickup truck driving the wrong way on U.S. Route 50 in Parkersburg on Thursday morning. According to the Wood County Sheriff's Office, Zheng L. Zheng, 60, of Parkersburg, was driving a Toyota Sequoia that collided head-on with a Ford F-150 ...
Parkersburg, W.Va. 3/21/18 – West Virginia University at Parkersburg invites guests to come listen to international students as they share their experiences living in the U.S. This presentation, titled “Coming to the U.S.,” will feature students from Nigeria, Thailand, Senegal, and Lithuania. It takes place ...
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Last year, we reported that a national civil-rights organization ranked Parkersburg last among seven West Virginia cities for policies regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender inclusion. But on Thursday, a national presenter on LGBTQ, civil rights & equality came to ...
Other members of the WV boys team include: Chase Sullivan (Ritchie County, 6-3 G); Seth Dailey (Parkersburg, 6-0 G); Trenton Burdette (Wirt County, 6-0 G); Parker Miller (Parkersburg, 6-3 G); Matthew Cook (George Washington, 6-3 F); Jayden Rhodes (Ravenswood, 6-1 PG); Dylan Roberts (Tyler ...

Barboursville Police say Davis, who is from the Parkersburg and Athens area, entered the First Sentry Bank on Mud River Road, just before noon on Saturday, and handed ... An arrest warrant for Bank Robbery has been issued for Terrel Coy Davis, and police in Ohio and West Virginia are looking for him.
Michael Scott Rittenhouse, 25, of 12 Millbrook Drive, Parkersburg, was arrested Friday on four counts of third-degree sexual assault, according to a criminal complaint filed in Wood County Magistrate Court. Parkersburg Police Lt. Greg Nangle said a family member brought the situation to the department's ...
He was born in Good Hope, West Virginia, on July 31, 1926, the only son of the late J. Russell and Madge (Davis) Westfall. He was married for 66 years to ... Interment will be at the Good Hope Masonic Cemetery, Route 19, Good Hope, WV, following the service in Parkersburg. In lieu of flowers, donations ...
PARKERSBURG, W. Va. (WTAP) - In both West Virginia and Ohio there are rules for citizens to follow to be able to burn on your property. West Virginia requires you to burn from March 1st- May 31st from 5pm through 7am. While Ohio lets you burn from 6pm-6am in March- May. In both states material must ...
The West Virginia State Police, the Charleston FBI Field Office, Monongalia County Sheriff's Department, Kanawha County Sheriff's Department, Bridgeport Police Department, and the Parkersburg Police Department participated in the West Virginia Operation. During this operation West Virginia ...
MILTON, WEST VIRIGNIA - Fifteen cities, municipalities and counties throughout West Virginia, including several local communities, have filed this month to join lawsuits blaming several companies of fueling the opioid epidemic. Last week the cities of Milton, Logan and Parkersburg, as well as Putnam ...
Walmart in West Virginia, including the stores in Parkersburg and Vienna, operates 43 retail units. It spent $230 million with local suppliers, which supported more than 7,000 supplier jobs in 2017, according to Dunn & Bradstreet, paid more than $45 million in taxes and collected more than $109 million in ...
Usually the festival is held at West Virginia University or Marshall University, but this year they are bringing around 540 students and 100 teachers and chaperones to Parkersburg! Martha expressed her thanks for the generosity of the Greater Parkersburg Convention and Visitors Bureau, along with our ...
OSHP troopers and Marietta City Police officers continued pursuing the vehicle on I-77 across the West Virginia state line, at speeds of more than 90 MPH. The vehicle then took the WIlliamstown exit and continued south on West Virginia State Route 31, then onto Greathouse Road. At around 9:36 P.M., ...
Though no amount is specified, the suit seeks “compensatory and punitive damages from the Defendant Wholesale Distributors for the creation and continuation of a public nuisance,” namely the drug abuse epidemic. It was filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia by ...
Photo Provided The Cold Stares will perform at 6 p.m. March 24 in the College Activities Center at West Virginia University at Parkersburg. They will be joined by Creek Don't Rise and Thru the Mill. PARKERSBURG — West Virginia University at Parkersburg will host the Cold Stares with special guests Thru ...

Additional lanes will be added to Route 2 from valley Mills to Route 31, and on Route 14 from the Gihon Road/Rayon Road intersection to Pettyville. In the meantime, Roten says WV DOH is preparing for some "spin off" projects using funds from West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles fees, which are also ...
Michael Levi Gainer, 19, of 80 Aqua Circle, Parkersburg, was arrested on a felony charge of wanton endangerment with a firearm. He was processed and arraigned in front of Wood County Magistrate Jody Purkey on Monday morning. Bond was set at $300,000 cash and Gainer was remanded in lieu of ...
A bill giving five-percent pay raises to West Virginia teachers, school-service personnel and state troopers now awaits the signature of Gov. Jim Justice. The Senate voted 34-0 to approve the bill and send it to the governor, who has scheduled a news conference for later Tuesday afternoon. Earlier, the ...
Unions representing West Virginia teachers and service personnel say they would continue the strike following the state Senate's vote Saturday. A joint conference committee, including with three state Senators and three Delegates, has been formed to address the pay raise bills from the state Senate and ...
When it comes to brewing beer, listening to your customers is important. If they don't like the drink and you don't take their concerns into your next brew, they won't come back. Dan Curtis and Jim Hopkins, owners of Parkersburg Brewing Company, were guests on Positively West Virginia this week.
WOOD COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - Police have arrested a suspect in connection the shooting death of a woman in Wood County, WV earlier this morning. According to the Wood ... The suspect, Michael Levi Gainer, 19, of Parkersburg, was arrested and charged with wanton endangerment. Gainer's was ...
(WTAP) - A West Virginia man pleaded guilty to a child pornography charge on Monday, after an investigation involving Parkersburg Police and state and federal agencies. On Monday, in U.S. District Court in Charleston, Charles William Lourett, 62, of Cross Lanes, W.Va., pleaded guilty to one felony count ...
According to a press release from the task force, an officer with the West Virginia State Police and a Wood County Sheriff deputy responded to a drug complaint at a motel in Mineral Wells around 9 a.m. on Sunday. The Parkersburg Narcotics Task Force was then called to the scene. After search warrants ...
Photo by Michael Erb Aradan Greenstein, a special-needs teacher's aide at Parkersburg South High School, waves to motorists outside of the school along Blizzard Drive in Parkersburg during a picket Thursday of teachers and service personnel. PARKERSBURG — Area schools will be closed today, the ...
PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Art Center will open a new exhibit and also offer an opportunity to buy art, art supplies and other items in a yard sale format this weekend. ... West Virginia is one of the last places in the East Coast where this is possible,” Thornton said. “The starry sky has inspired ...
A Parkersburg, WV mother said a visit to Charleston Area Medical Center's Women and Children's Hospital left her feeling disgusted. Using her cell phone Cassandra Shields documented what she described as filthy conditions and posted the pictures and video and social media. "It was not an experience ...
Photo Provided Michael Krajewski will be the guest conductor for the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra-Parkersburg concert titled “May the Force Be With You” at 3 p.m. Sunday at Blennerhassett School in Parkersburg. PARKERSBURG — The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra-Parkersburg will highlight ...
David Edward Elson Poling, 50, of Parkersburg, WV (formerly of Pennsboro, WV), departed this life on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. David was born Feb. 7, 1968 in Parkersburg, WV a son to the late Rev. Kermit Poling and Patricia (Groves) Poling of Pennsboro, WV. David was a graduate of Pennsboro High ...
(AP) — The little-studied compound that was found in a North Carolina river last year has also been found in a well under a West Virginia Chemours ... is testing drinking water this month near its Washington Works facility in Parkersburg, West Virginia, per a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency request.
Federal authorities say five people implicated in heroin trafficking have pleaded guilty to charges in West Virginia. ... Benson, Rachel Kuhn, all 36 years old from Parkersburg, and 28-year-old Dennis Carter, of Detroit, admitted to conspiracy to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin in the Parkersburg area.
PARKERSBURG — An author and activist will present a show on diversity and inclusion at noon Tuesday at West Virginia University at Parkersburg in the College Theatre. Michael Fosberg's one-hour theatrical presentation “Incognito” is a narrative in which Fosberg plays 12 characters to tell the story of ...
PARKERSBURG — West Virginia Secretary of Military Affairs and Public Safety Jeff Sandy asked Wood County commissioners Monday to support a consolidation of correctional agencies he said would benefit the state and its counties. Sandy, a former Wood County sheriff, met with commissioners Monday ...
Keilan Jagdmann of Mineral Wells Elementary School presents her social studies project while dressed as Rosie the Riveter Saturday for the 2018 Wood County Schools Social Studies Fair at Blennerhassett School. (Photo by Michael Erb). PARKERSBURG — Hundreds of students displayed their ...
“We get it.” Mercer was referring to the hashtag #PKBDeadLast touted by members of Fairness Parkersburg after a report by two lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights advocacy groups ranked Parkersburg last among seven West Virginia cities on equality criteria including the presence of ...
By JESS MANCINI, The Parkersburg News and Sentinel. PARKERSBURG ... The aim of the program is to save lives, said Sharon Kesselring, executive director of the American Red Cross of Northwestern West Virginia. ... Twenty were in West Virginia and the Cleggs are the first in Wood County. Charles ...
File Photo Kristi Clegg, left, and Codie Richards, right, jump into the freezing water for Special Olympics West Virginia at last year's Polar Plunge in Parkersburg. PARKERSBURG — When it's too hot for some, it's just right at Polar Plunge 2018 — Freezin' for a Reason — to benefit Special Olympics West ...
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — No. 1 Parkersburg South jumped out to a quick start and went on for a 77-60 win over No. 6 Wheeling Park on Friday night in a battle of top 10 Class AAA teams out of the MetroNews Power Index. It was the annual Anna's Army Game for Parkersburg South as the program, ...
I will continue building large coalitions to protect West Virginia and advance conservative values and win for West Virginia,” Morrisey said. “Manchin is too close to (Senate Minority Leader) Chuck Schumer and his liberal allies in D.C. to do the right things for West Virginia.” Jenkins is reinventing himself as ...
Photo by Jeffrey Saulton Cutting the ribbon to the new exhibit at the Oil and Gas Museum in Parkersburg were, from left, Charlie Burd, executive ... Charlie Burd, executive director of the Independent Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia, or IOGAWV, said the Marcellus Shale is an important resource.
Photo Provided West Virginia University at Parkersburg Associate Professor of Biology Uta Hempel asks questions in her class. PARKERSBURG — Three winners from the 2017 Wood County Science Fair presented their projects to West Virginia University at Parkersburg's Education 305: Instructional ...
“They've gelled really well this year. Cole (Plants) is as good as anybody in the state of West Virginia – he's quick, athletic and he can score. Shane (Snider) has played really well (of late) and he creates a mismatch for a lot of teams.” That experience back has helped lead Parkersburg South (9-1) to a No.
Lawmakers have a good idea on their hands with Senate Bill 284, which spells out requirements for the new West Virginia Invests Grant program, the ... Students who become hopeful at the notion of receiving a WV Invests Grant must know they will not suffer the anxiety felt by recipients of the Promise ...
And it doesn't hurt to have a recognizable name, steeped in Parkersburg history. Much of the focus has been on readying the banquet and ballroom area, which will play host on Saturday, Feb. 17, to a live West Virginia Wrestling Entertainment show. The following week, the Dils Center will be the site of the ...
Photo by Evan Bevins West Virginia State Police Trooper J.M. Demeyer, standing, watches as Parkersburg Police Detective Travis Wolfe works on a computer in the office they share at the Parkersburg Police Department. PARKERSBURG — Travis Wolfe had been a Parkersburg Police patrolman for about ...
Photo Provided Parkersburg native Brooke Glover is looking into the future as Swilled Dog Hard Cider prepares to place its ciders in cans. FRANKLIN, W.Va. — Swilled Dog Hard Cider, a West Virginia hard cider company that launched in January 2017, is changing the game for West Virginia cider this ...
H&R Block, founded in 1955, has 80,000 tax professionals working out of 10,000 offices worldwide, including two offices in Parkersburg and 93 others in West Virginia. H&R Block's job is to help millions of people interpret and figure out their tax returns, Jones said. The company, the largest tax preparation ...
Friday at an apartment building at 1208 Camden Ave. It was quickly extinguished after firefighters arrived on the scene. The West Virginia State Fire Marshal's office has been called in to investigate the fire. The deceased was the only occupant of the apartment. A section of Camden Avenue was closed in ...
Homeschool, private school access to free WV college questioned .... She said including the bachelor's degrees awarded by West Virginia University's Parkersburg campus — it's the only campus in the system that offers bachelor's degrees — raises the number close to 5,000 for the last academic year.


 

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