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A special memorial honoring the families who have lost family members in war has been dedicated in Vienna.

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel reports over 300 people gathered Sunday at Spencer's Landing Park for the dedication of the Gold Star Families Memorial.

The city of Vienna is back on its own water system and no longer has to rely on Parkersburg's help.

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel reports that Vienna Mayor Randy Rapp and Parkersburg Mayor Jimmy Colombo on Tuesday morning turned the valve shutting off the water from Parkersburg to Vienna after almost six months of use.

Health officials have lifted the "do not drink" water advisory that had been in place in part of Wood County for nearly three months.

The News and Sentinel reports that Wood County Health Department Director Drema Mace announced the lifting of the advisory on Tuesday at the Vienna Utility Board office.

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The City of Parkersburg will provide water to some parts of Vienna in response to high levels of a carcinogenic chemical in the town’s drinking water.

The Parkersburg Utility Board’s Assistant Manager Eric Bumgardner says the lower-third of Vienna, also known as the town’s commercial district, had its water switched over to Parkersburg’s water supply Wednesday.

This will remain in effect until a permanent fix is in place.

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A federal jury has ruled in favor of a Vienna man who sued a mortgage company for refusing to investigate issues he raised about his credit report.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports jurors awarded $2.6 million in punitive damages to David Daugherty on Monday in Beckley after finding that Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC violated the Fair Credit and Report Act.

A company has agreed to pay for the installation of carbon filters in Vienna's water treatment plant.

Vienna Mayor Randy Rapp says the installation paid for by Wilmington, Delaware-based Chemours Co. will begin immediately.

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Vienna officials plan to clean up a former Johns Manville plant site and redevelop it.

The Wood County Commission approved the city's petition to annex the property this week.

Vienna Mayor Randy Rapp says the city has applied for grants totaling about $400,000 to clean up the property.

Rapp says the city plans to convert part of the property to green space for public use, including walking and biking trails. City officials hope to attract new development to the industrial section.