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Nehlen, Pruett to speak at Westbrook dinner

Don Nehlen and Bob Pruett will help Westbrook Health Services celebrate its 70th anniversary at a fundraiser dinner from 6-9 p.m. Feb 7 at Grand Pointe Conference Center in Vienna.


Gallia County prosecutor will be keynote speaker

Southeastern Ohio NAACP will have MLK event in Gallipolis. Gallia County prosecuting attorney Jason D. Holdren will be the keynote speaker for the annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration hosted by the Southeastern Ohio NAACP Branch that serves Lawrence, Gallia and Jackson Counties.


Preston pleads guilty in vehicular homicide

GALLIPOLIS — A Crown City man pleaded guilty to the second-degree felony of vehicular homicide Thursday in the Gallia Court of Common Pleas, a crime which resulted in the death of Robert Baxter, 66, of Gallipolis.


Lady Rebels sweep Southern, 48-21

RACINE, Ohio — Turnovers and rebounds decide yet another one. The South Gallia girls basketball team outrebounded Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division host Southern by 17, while committing nine fewer turnovers, leading the Lady Rebels to a 48-21 victory on Thursday in Meigs County.


Prep basketball roundup: Sissonville girls down Wheeling Central

Laila Arthur sank a running 6-foot shot from the baseline with under a minute to play to give host Sissonville the lead for good Saturday afternoon as the Indians earned a 58-53 girls basketball victory against Wheeling Central.


Commissioners approve resolution, cruiser donation

POMEROY — During Thursday’s regular meeting, the Meigs County Commissioners approved a resolution regarding Sanctity of Life Day, as well as the donation of a cruiser to the Meigs High School Criminal Justice Program.


Parkersburg Catholic completes regular season sweep of Williamstown

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Marty Vierheller is of the belief a team must be ready for anything when facing Fred Sauro’s Williamstown girls basketball squad. In the second of two regular season meetings between Williamstown and Vierheller’s Parkersburg Catholic team, the Crusaders saw something they hadn’t


Southern Board holds first meeting of 2019

RACINE — The Southern Local Board of Education conducted its first regular meeting of 2019 on Monday evening in the Kathryn Hart Community Center. Among the items approved by the board was a Resolution to Support Military Children and Families.


Wood County real estate transfers

PARKERSBURG — The following property transfers were recorded recently in the office of the Wood County Clerk:. * Robert A. Bush to Kenny R. Gill, tract, 2.715 acres and right of way, Lubeck district, $34,000.


Parkersburg South students hear drug-awareness message

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Educating students about drug abuse starts with making sure they get the facts. That's one goal of a joint program involving the Gov. Jim Justice’s office, the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety and federal Drug Enforcement Agency.


Belpre falls in TVC Hocking contest, 63-52

BELPRE–Post play may be a dying art in today’s basketball, but the showdown between Belpre’s Kyna Waderker and Trimble’s Jayne Six was one to behold as Trimble pulled out a 63-52 win over Belpre. While both operate in the post, Waderker offers more of a finesse game and Six is more of a old school p


Board sets date to hear assessed value appeals

PARKERSBURG — People questioning the assessed value of their property before the Wood County Commission meeting as the Board of Review and Equalization can start at the end of the month.


County CDBG projects recognized for “best practices”

GALLIPOLIS — Gallia Commissioners were informed Thursday by County Administrator Karen Sprague that two of the county’s CDBG Allocation funding projects were recently recognized by the Ohio Conference of Community Development as best practice projects.


Boys & Girls Club of Parkersburg adds naloxone for first aid

PARKERSBURG — The Boys & Girls Club of Parkersburg has a new lifesaving device available, thanks to a partnership with Westbrook Health Services. Ben Shuman, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Parkersburg, announced Thursday the club will now stock naloxone as part of its emergency equip


Little support for West Virginia contribution to border wall

PARKERSBURG — There isn’t much interest among Mid-Ohio Valley legislators in a proposed bill to contribute $10 million of West Virginia’s $186 million budget surplus to President Donald Trump’s proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.


Boys basketball: No. 5 Hurricane holds off Parkersburg 51-48

HURRICANE — It wasn’t always the smoothest or most aesthetic performance, but for Hurricane the end result was a far sight better than it has been in recent seasons. Joe Muto turned in a double-double (18 points, 16 rebounds) Thursday evening and Austin Dearing wasn’t far behind (16 points, seven re


Wood County Commission hears progress on dilapidated, abandoned properties

WOOD COUNTY, W.Va.-(WTAP) Update: 1/17/2019. Wood County has made some progress on cleaning up some run-down homes and buildings. Compliance Officer Sarah Farnsworth Thursday showed the county commission photos showing progress made on properties in Blennerhassett Heights, Mineral Wells and the Lark


Patriots sweep Point Pleasant, 66-53

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — This type of 13 should never be unlucky. The Point Pleasant boys basketball team nailed a baker’s dozen-worth of trfiectas, but visiting Calvary Baptist Academy somehow managed the storm and ultimately came away with a 66-53 victory on Thursday night during a non-conference m


Expect Women's March to fill uptown Athens

For the second consecutive year, a major Women’s March is planned in Athens for this Saturday. Last year’s march attracted several hundred participants, making it one of the biggest uptown demonstrations in recent history.