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56 min ago | NewsandSentinel.com

Power expected to return for most Friday

Power will be restored by Friday night to most customers without electricity after Tuesday's severe storm, a power company representative said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Parkersburg, WV, Wirt County, WV, Jackson County, WV

4 hrs ago | NewsandSentinel.com

Emergency shelter active after storm

A South Parkersburg Baptist Church Red Cross emergency storm shelter provided a safe refuge overnight Tuesday to residents put out of their homes.

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Related Topix: Parkersburg, WV, South Parkersburg, WV, Lubeck, WV

4 hrs ago | NewsandSentinel.com

Cleanup Begins

City crews were out in force Wednesday, cleaning up branches and trees knocked to the ground by Tuesday afternoon's powerful thunderstorm.

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Related Topix: Parkersburg, WV, Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters

Wed Jul 09, 2014

WCHS-TV Charleston

Clean-Up Continues Following Tuesday's Storm

Morgantown, Monongalia County , West Virginia It looks like Tuesday's storm caused the most outages for First Energy since the 2012 derecho.

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Related Topix: Weather, West Virginia, Monongalia County, WV, Parkersburg, WV, Calhoun County, WV

West Virginia Metro

Wood County cleaning up after heavy storms

Wood County Emergency Services Director Ed Hupp said the damage from Tuesday evening's storm was isolated to the city of Parkersburg, Washington and in outlying areas to the east on Route 47. "We had over 200 calls of just power lines down," Hupp said.

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Related Topix: Parkersburg, WV

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One dead, one hurt during storm

A Worthington Elementary School kindergarten teacher died during the storm on Tuesday, and a 15-year-old girl was injured in City Park by a tree limb that fell on her, officials said.

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Related Topix: Parkersburg, WV

Tue Jul 08, 2014

West Virginia Metro

Strong storms leave behind damage, power outages

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - An energized atmosphere let off its steam over parts of West Virginia Tuesday afternoon leaving behind hundreds of downed trees and power lines.

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Related Topix: Morgantown, WV, Weather, Point Pleasant, WV, Preston County, WV, Monongalia County, WV

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Deputies search for robbery suspect

The Wood County Sheriff's Office said Monday that it is still searching for the suspect who robbed the Marathon station and threatened to kill the worker early Saturday, said Capt.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

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Marlow named new Wood BOE president

Board members Monday unanimously chose Marlow to take the top position, with Lawrence Hasbargen being elected as board vice president.

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Readiness Center efforts discussed

Representatives from West Virginia University at Parkersburg and the West Virginia National Guard told Wood County commissioners Monday they want to proceed with the locally funded portion of the proposed Parkersburg Readiness Center, while waiting word on federal funding for the reminder of the project.

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Related Topix: Parkersburg, WV, West Virginia University at Parkersburg

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Schools need competition

Education is the great equalizer, and poverty to prosperity is an American hallmark.

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Sun Jul 06, 2014

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Williamstown Library aided by United Way

Reading during the summer is important for children to maintain and improve skills they've learned in the previous school year and as they move toward the next year.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Parkersburg, WV, Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

Sat Jul 05, 2014

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Planners study ballfield financing

As sites for a proposed baseball stadium are looked over and considered, officials are also discussing how such a facility might be financed.

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Related Topix: Parkersburg, WV, Boreman, WV

Fri Jul 04, 2014

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Wood BOE meeting twice next week

The Wood County Board of Education will hold two meetings next week, beginning with a swearing in of two new members and election of a new school board president.

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Related Topix: Parkersburg, WV

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Ronald "Ron" Edwin Clegg

He was born Oct. 4, 1933, in Wood County, the son of the late Clyde E. and Nancy O. Bibbee Clegg.

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Related Topix: Parkersburg, WV

Thu Jul 03, 2014

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Veterans concerned with flag displays

"It's disrespectful. And it hurts," said Carr, who served in the U.S. Air Force from 1996 to 2000 and in the West Virginia Army National Guard from 2007 to 2012 before being medically discharged.

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Related Topix: Washington, WV

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Welsh faces new charges

A Rockport man arrested Tuesday after allegedly drawing a gun on a Ravenswood Police officer had been arrested twice this year in Wood County on charges out of California, where he served time for attempted murder.

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Related Topix: Rockport, WV, Ravenswood, WV, Jackson County, WV

Wed Jul 02, 2014

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Political candidates turn out for Republican picnic

The Wood County Republican Executive Committee held its annual picnic at Buzzie Dils Park behind Logan's Steakhouse in Vienna for locals affiliated with the party as well as local, state and national Republican candidates running for office.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Shelley Moore Capito, Representative David McKinley, Vienna, WV, West Virginia

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Police: Vehicles broken into, stolen

The events of Monday evening took place throughout Lubeck and Mineral Wells, covering Wood County roads in between, according to reports from the Wood County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Mineral Wells, WV (Mineralwells, WV), Lubeck, WV

Tue Jul 01, 2014

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4-H camp closes for season

Jodi Smith has served as the Wood County 4-H agent, West Virginia University Extension Service, for the past 10 years.

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Related Topix: West Virginia University, Mineral Wells, WV (Mineralwells, WV), Family, Kids

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