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July 2022 BobCasts

Season 1, Headphones IconeEpisode 11 • July 3
The Arc of the Mid-Ohio Valley with
Doug Hess, COO
Our guest this evening is regional icon, long-time radio personality, and our friend, Mr. Douglas (Doug) Hess, Jr., COO of the Arc of the Mid-Ohio Valley. Since 1955, The Arc of the Mid Ohio Valley has been dedicated to ensuring a satisfying and productive life for children and adults with intellectual, cognitive, and related developmental disabilities by providing programs and services that enable, empower, and encourage them to live, learn, work, worship, and play in their community … along with their peers and neighbors! This evening Doug discusses a few of the many programs the Arc provides here in our region.
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Contact Information:
Main Office: 1917 Dudley Avenue, Parkersburg WV 26101
304.422.3151 • 304.865.2072 FAX
hours: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm / Mon – Fri
The Arc of the Mid Ohio Valley launched a new app earlier this year using the Let’s All Do Good platform. It is available free for Apple iPhone and iPad users as well as Android phones and tablets. The app has news, events, and volunteer opportunities from The Arc of the Mid Ohio Valley, West Virginia Birth to Three RAU 2, The Arc Thrift Shops, People First, and the new People First Café.
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Headphones IconeSeason 1, Episode 12 • July 10 (Transcript)
SW Resources with
Jason Bailey, Director of Rehabilitation Services
This evening’s guest is Jason Bailey, MBA, Director of Rehabilitation Services at SW Resources, located at 1024 7th Street, Parkersburg, West Virginia. SW Resources was founded in 1964 by an organization now known as The Arc and the Junior League of Parkersburg, West Virginia. From a modest beginning in a converted storefront building, and growing through several rocky and unsuccessful years, SW Resources now occupies three buildings, including an 18,000-square-foot warehouse. Through the years, the organization grew thanks to their commitment to quality services, the help and tremendous support of their volunteers, the generosity of our local community, and the dedication of both their talented staff and client employees.
Contact Information:
1024 7th Street, Parkersburg, WV 26101 •  (304) 428-8601
(See the transcript for links to everything else mentioned this evening)
Headphones IconeSeason 1, Episode 13 • July 17 (Transcript)
Circles® Campaign of the Mid-Ohio Valley, Inc.
with Lisa Doyle-Parsons, Director
Circles® Campaign of the Mid-Ohio Valley is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. They are a community-based initiative that assists families in poverty to achieve their goal of self-sufficiency through education and supportive friendships with mentors, or “Allies.” Their mission statement is, “We build circles of support that strengthen our community by inspiring and equipping families in their effort to transition out of poverty.”
   Their local initiative uses a national model developed by Move the Mountain Leadership Campaign. The Circles model started in 2000 as a way to increase the capacity of communities to address poverty. The approach combines best practices in several disciplines including community organizing, coaching, grassroots leadership, SMART goal setting, financial literacy, mentoring, peer-to-peer counseling and learning, and child/youth development.
Contact Circles: Phone: (304) 488-7760
Headphones IconeSeason 1, Episode 14 • July 24 (Transcript)
Vienna and Williamstown Police with
Chief Mike Pifer, Vienna • Chief Shawn Graham, Williamstown
Tonight’s special guests are Chief Mike Pifer of Vienna (WV) Police Department and Chief Shawn Graham of Williamstown (WV) Police Department. The topic of discussion is the state of policing in their two communities, their successes and challenges. One issue that has come up each time we have spoken with law enforcement is the challenge of recruiting, training, and retaining qualified, professional officers. Both men also expressed strong interest in the Parkersburg and Wood County Neighborhood Watch Co-op helping them establish Neighborhood Watch in their communities.

Contact Information
Vienna Police Department, Chief Mike Pifer
604 29th St., Vienna, WV 26105 • (304)295-8563

The “ViennaWV PD” app for Android and IOS Devices provides citizens the ability to submit anonymous tips to the Vienna Police Department. The app also displays agency crime alerts and other organization web and social media content.

Williamstown Police Department, Chief Shawn Graham
100 W. 5th St., Williamstown, WV 26187 • (304)375-4935
Headphones IconeSeason 1, Episode 15 • July 31 (Transcript)
Hope for Recovey with
Reed Byers, Change Agent and
Wendy Tuck, Parkersburg City Council, District 4
Our special guests this evening are Wendy Tuck, Parkersburg’s District 4 City Councilwoman, and Reed Byers, a Change Agent, Community Advocate, and one of the panel members for the Hope For Recovery Townhall meeting at 6:30 this Thursday evening at The Rock Church on 37th Street in Parkersburg. For more information on the events mentioned in this episode, visit Our guests’ online presence: