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city (1990 pop. 33,862), seat of Wood co., NW W.Va., at the confluence of the Little Kanawha and Ohio rivers; settled 1785, inc. 1820. An industrial and shipping center in a coal region, it has food and dairy processing and industries that make aluminum products, tools, packaging, and wooden products. Nearby, in the Ohio River, is historic Blennerhassett IslandBlennerhassett Island,
in the Ohio River, near Parkersburg, W.Va. On it Harman Blennerhassett built a mansion and a laboratory for his study. The island was ransacked by the local militia when Aaron Burr's schemes, with which Blennerhassett was connected, were declared
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It was also determined that most people using the trailers were from outside the city of Parkersburg, mostly from the Mineral Wells area, Reed said.
United, Fairfax Bank, and Parkersburg Bank are well capitalized and would remain so on consummation of the proposed acquisition, which is a bank holding company merger, structured as an exchange of shares.
The groundwater in the Parkersburg area had been contaminated by DuPont's releases of PFOA into the nearby Ohio River.
The subsidiaries were awarded by the US Department of Transportation (DOT) as part of a new two-year contract as Essential Air Service provider for Bradford, DuBois, Franklin/Oil City, Parkersburg and Jamestown to Cleveland.
Parkersburg, WV-based Simonton Windows recalled 110 employees at its manufacturing facilities in West Virginia and Illinois.
The tornado grew quickly in size and intensity over the next few minutes as it approached Parkersburg. The tornado was nearly three quarters of a mile wide as it moved through the southern end of Parkersburg at 4:56 pm CDT.
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He adds, "Our West Virginia facility near Parkersburg is continuing to expand, and we look forward to offering more opportunities for state residents to properly recycle their used electronics."
The water that comes out of Parkersburg's faucets looks and tastes fine, but many people worry that drinking it will hurt their health.
Local West Virginia newspaper The Parkersburg News recently reported that the school district of Wood County, WV has begun using B20, a fuel blend of 20 percent biodiesel and 80 percent standard petroleum diesel, in its fleet of diesel buses.
Mountain State Blue Cross Blue Shield Inc., Parkersburg, W.V., changed its name to Highmark West Virginia Inc., effective May 1.