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Blennerhassett Island hosts celebration honoring West Virginia's 156th birthday

Several dozen people gathered at the Blennerhassett Island Museum in Parkersburg Thursday afternoon to celebrate the 156th anniversary of West Virginia's Statehood.

High water has closed a section of State Route 26 in Washington County.

Due to high water, the Blennerhassett Island celebrations for West Virginia Day will instead be held at the Blennerhassett Museum, located near the floodwall on Second Street in Parkersburg.

West Virginia House Members voted Wednesday night to pass House Bill 206, the omnibus education bill.

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