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Student Athlete of the Week: Elaina Ross

Elaina Ross is a senior volleyball and basketball player for the Parkersburg Catholic Crusaderettes. Elaina was born to be an athlete, as she grew up in a family full of competitive athletes. she takes the competitive spirit from home and brings it to the court.

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Drug leader's girlfriend forfeits proper...

The investigation led to eight felony indictments and the seizure of nearly 32 pounds of drugs, 13 firearms and $9,000 in Muskingum County.

Former councilman Eric Barber has a plea...

Former Parkersburg Councilman Eric Barber, who has a plea agreement in hand on Jan. 6 charges, is delaying making the deal final. “Where are we?” U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper asked in a hearing today.

Volleyball Lady Bucs down Lewis County on Senior Night; go 2-1 at...

The Buckhannon-Upshur volleyball team celebrated “Senior Night” last Thursday in their Big 10 Conference encounter with the Lewis County Minutemaids. The Lady Bucs honored their seniors in the best way possible with a straight sets 3-0 victory.

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Parkersburg HS teacher named Art Educato...

Emma Romanowski has been named Art Educator of the Year, by the West Virginia Art Education Association. She has been teaching art at Parkersburg high school for the last seven years, and is actually a graduate of PHS herself.

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WVSOM has new home in Parkersburg

Officials say that WVSOM is a leading producer of rural physicians, not only in West Virginia, but across the country and internationally.

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I-5 widening project spreads north into Carlsbad

A reduced speed limit of 55 mph will be enforced on Interstate 5 between Palomar Airport Road in Carlsbad and Highway 78 in Oceanside beginning Sunday, Oct. 17, as construction begins on four miles of new carpool and HOV lanes.

WVU Parkersburg students create ‘sensory...

Kids can be seen hopping, skipping and jumping across what are called sensory pathways thanks to WVU Parkersburg’s Kappa Delta Pi.

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Obituary: Morgan, Wesley Dean

Wesley is survived by his parents, Lovell and Norma, his loving wife, Carolyn, as well as his five daughters, Kristen Thomas (Josh Offenberger), of Marietta, Rachel (Austin) Ide, of Marietta, Alison Morgan, of Parkersburg, WV, Stephanie (Randy) Johnson ...

Obituary: McMurray, Shirley Lionel

Our loving father, Shirley Lionel McMurray, 96, of Washington, WV was reunited with his faithful wife, Grace Louise McMurray on Friday, October 8, 2021. He was born January 16, 1925, in Silverton, WV,

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Parkersburg shows its grit during pandem...

We’ve seen tragedy, we’ve seen crises, we’ve seen obstacles that others maybe haven’t. And again, it’s a testimonial to our grit,” said banker and City Council member Dan Bruns. “I don’t want to say the pandemic was easy.

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Obituary: Edman, Edith Caroline

Edith Caroline Edman, 95, of Parkersburg passed away October 8, 2021, at Worthington Healthcare Center. She was born on August 4, 1926, in Elizabeth, WV, the daughter of the late John W. and Ora E. Miller.

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State Articles
Madison Murtagh, Marie Schobel Lead Penn...

Seniors Madison Murtagh and Marie Schobel won two events each in Penn State’s 181-107 win at West Virginia Friday.

Blind minister is all about forgiveness on 400-mile walk from Col...

The almost 400-mile trek is part of Rev. Johannes Christian's Forgiveness and Reconciliation Uniting America Walk.

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Big plays lead Mingo Central over Shady ...

Shady Spring’s promising opening drive was stopped on downs, Mingo Central proceeded to pop off one big offensive play after another and the Miners had their way the rest of the night in a 45-12 victory Friday night at H.

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First United Bank & Trust Names Denise D...

Carissa L. Rodeheaver, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President of First United Bank & Trust and Chuck Olsson, Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer are proud to announce Denise D.

Sixty new COVID-19 deaths reported as active cases in West Virgin...

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Friday that 10,213 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s an increase of 309 since the last report. Locally,

Fairmont Senior edges Robert C. Byrd 21-...

The Polar Bears benefited from a missed point-after kick and a late offsides penalty on the Eagles to prevail.

Bridges leads Gold team at Gold-Blue Deb...

Sophomore Jalen Bridges had 21 points to lead the Gold team to a 74-57 win over the Blue team in the Gold-Blue Debut, presented by New Coke Zero Sugar, at the WVU Coliseum Friday night in front of

Manchin fires back after Sanders pens op-ed in West Virginia pape...

Sen. Bernie Sanders’ move to land an op-ed in Manchin’s backyard seems to have crossed the line for the West Virginia senator.

West Virginia’s Bridge Day 2021 to be ce...

After announcing the cancellation of one of West Virginia’s largest events, the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce decided to celebrate Bridge Day virtually

Sanders Calls Out Manchin in WV Newspape...

"Senator Sanders' answer is to throw more money on already overheated economy while 52 other Senators have grave concerns about this approach." The post Sanders Calls Out Manchin in WV Newspaper; Manchin Fires Back: ‘Out-of-Stater’ Telling West Virginians ‘What Is Best for Them’ first appeared on Mediaite.

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How Staff Shortages Are Crushing Schools

It just doesn't seem like there’s any relief at all. Angela Nottingham, 7th grade social studies teacher, Huntington Middle School in West Virginia “Everybody becomes more exhausted because the breaks that we would usually get aren’t happening ...

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U.S. Senate Committee Hears From W.Va. W...

Committee learned more about the challenges of rural infrastructure at a meeting in Beckley on Thursday. The committee heard from state and regional administrators who work on water and wastewater projects,

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Popeyes and Megan Thee Stallion Kick Off...

Popeyes has unveiled a special collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion, and the first order of business is a brand-new hot sauce.

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Halloween Isn’t the Only Horrifying Holi...

Whether you’re naughty or nice, we’ve discovered that Christmas has a serious dark side. Let’s set aside that warm and cozy fireside scene and take a look at the horrifying side of Christmas.

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TikTok Hack Claims to Remove the Taste of Alcohol

The latest TikTok hack sees users adding a small amount of baking soda, a pinch of salt, and some water to vodka or tequila, and having it remove the taste of alcohol!

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4 'Squid Game' Masks for Your Last-Minut...

Did you love the Korean horror thriller, "Squid Game?" Check out these inexpensive masks that will have you looking like you're part of the show.

Former US president Bill Clinton in hosp...

Former US president Bill Clinton was in hospital with an infection on Thursday, a spokesman for the 75-year-old said. Doctors said Clinton was responding well at the center in Irvine, California. The infection was not connected to the coronavirus.

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Trick-or-Treaters With Special Needs: An All-Inclusive Halloween ...

How to make sure all the kids, especially those with special needs, enjoy Halloween night.

7 Wild Conspiracy Theories We Can't Stop...

We can't get enough of it. Portals to another dimension, lizard people, hoaxes, and secret government spying made our list.

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Friday Office Cocktail: Aviation Cocktai...

The OCN Drinks crew is serving up something purple, pretty, and powerful in support of Domestic Violence Awareness month.

2022 Awards Season Schedule: Oscars, Emmys, And More!

The 2022 awards season is just around the corner, and we've got the list of dates you're gonna want to keep in your back pocket as things start to roll out—even as early as this October!

Wendy's, Kellogg's Team Up for Frosty Ch...

Wendy's and Kellogg's are partnering together on the new Wendy's Frosty Chocolatey Cereal, set to debut in December.

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Nostradamus' Predictions for 2021 Includ...

Nostradamus has made many predictions about the future of humanity and he predicted 2021 will be worse than 2020. These predictions included a global famine, asteroids, a devastating earthquake, and a Zombie Apocalypse.

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Easy DIY Halloween Costumes You Can Make at Home

Here are a few ways you can whip up a creative costume with stuff from around the house or your local thrift store.

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