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Suspect in Parkersburg stabbing charged with murder

PARKERSBURG — A man arrested for a fatal stabbing on Avery Street Tuesday has been charged with murder. Chester Robert Lilly, 31, of 2900 Avery St., was arraigned Wednesday in Wood County Magistrate Court before Magistrate Jody Purkey for the murder of 40-year-old Travis Shane Peters. ...

Cruise-In has been postponed

The Cruise-In at The Marietta Times has been postponed until next Thursday, June 27th, the original rain date. We hope the weather cooperates with us better next week! See everyone there. The show will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Times, 700 Channel Lane, Marietta, where there will be ample ...

Hino announces grand opening celebration

PARKERSBURG — Hino Motors has slated a grand opening event for its new facility on Aug. 21, but production there is already well underway. “We’ve been building trucks since basically the first week in May,” said Steve Stalnaker, senior vice president and manager of the facility. State ...

Tyler County to seek grant for broadband

SISTERSVILLE — The Tyler County Development Authority and the Tyler County Commission will apply for a grant to connect 1,100 homes in the county to broadband internet. Eric Peters, executive director of the authority, said the U.S. Department of Agriculture grant will cover half of the just ...

Washington County demonstration sparks interest in electrical safety

MARIETTA — Residents Wednesday learned about electrical safety in a program organized by the Washington Electric Cooperative. “From a training perspective we have multiple industries which deal either directly or indirectly with electricity,” said Tony Huffman, adult technical training ...

Sour Mash Open accepting applications

PARKERSBURG — Applications are being accepted until July 1 for grants from the Sour Mash Open golf tournament presented by the Parkersburg Rotary Club and the Wood County Rotary Club. The 48th annual tournament will be held July 15 at the Parkersburg Country Club where Ladies Professional ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Transit Authority to offer Ritchie County service

PARKERSBURG — The Mid-Ohio Valley Transit Authority will begin offering Ritchie County Flex Bus service starting on July 1. The new service will run Monday through Friday and pick up riders in Pennsboro, Ellenboro and Harrisville at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Riders will be dropped off at the Easy ...

Officials urge caution at railroad crossings

MARIETTA — Between 10 and 20 people in Ohio are likely to die from injuries on a railroad track each year. That’s been the trend according to the Federal Railroad Administration for the last decade with only two years of outliers—2010 and 2011—and the majority of those deaths each year ...

Ohio man pleads guilty to sex charge

CHARLESTON — An Ohio man accused of traveling to Parkersburg to meet who he thought was a minor girl to have sex pleaded guilty Wednesday to traveling in interstate commerce to engage in illicit sexual activity with a minor, United States Attorney Mike Stuart said. Donald E. Ward, 59, of ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival starts Friday

PARKERSBURG — The 2019 Mid-Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival will feature three days of food, entertainment, vendors and other attractions Friday through Sunday at City Park in Parkersburg. Admission is free all weekend with hours from 6-10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Players opening ‘The Crucible’ on Friday

MARIETTA — Affairs, teenage accusations of witchcraft and the deep-seated religious beliefs of a Puritan community will come to life this Friday on the stage of community theater. The Mid-Ohio Valley Players, with a cast of 23, has stepped back in time to follow Arthur Miller’s classic ...

Annual Shakespeare Conference returning to Marietta

MARIETTA — At the end of June, the Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference will return to Marietta College for the first time since 2012. This is the 43rd annual meeting of the OVSC, a regional academic organization. The weekend will include expert speakers, workshops run by American Shakespeare ...

Top Picks

Dinner PARKERSBURG — A rib dinner will be 6 p.m. Friday at The Knights of Columbus, 1010 Market St. The event is open to the public. Call in orders for takeout at 304-428-0331. *** Quarter Auction MINERAL WELLS — A quarter auction will be Saturday at the West Virginia Interstate ...

Police investigating fatal stabbing on Avery Street

PARKERSBURG — Police are investigating the fatal stabbing of a man Tuesday afternoon in the 2900 block of Avery Street in Parkersburg. Authorities had not released the name of the alleged victim or any information regarding suspects Tuesday night. Shortly after noon Tuesday, emergency ...

UPDATE: Stabbing victim identified

UPDATE: Police have released the name of the man fatally stabbed Tuesday on Avery Street in Parkersurg. Police Chief Joe Martin says the victim was 40-year-old Travis Shane Peters of 2903 Avery St. Chester Robert Lilly was arraigned this afternoon on one charge of murder and one charge of ...

Warehouse ordered to cease commercial operations

PARKERSBURG — A warehouse has been ordered to cease operations after reportedly failing to address violations cited by the West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office. The former AB Chance Warehouse at 3901 Camden Ave., in south Parkersburg, was declared a fire hazard in April, along ...

Education reform bills progress, stall in House of Delegates

CHARLESTON — Day two of the resumption of the special session for education reform in the House of Delegates on Tuesday saw several bills, including the new house omnibus bill, move to the final phase. The House met Tuesday afternoon and moved 23 bills to third reading. These include 11 ...

$80K raised for Children’s Home Society

A campaign for the Children’s Home Society of West Virginia raised more than $80,000 for the organization, officials said. The ninth annual Every Child Deserves a Loving Home campaign conducted by the West Virginia Oil Marketers and Grocers Association raised the funds between April 15 and ...

Wirt Q&A to discuss recovery facility

ELIZABETH — The Wirt County Recovery Team will be holding a question and answer session with the public in order to convince the people of their county about the need of a transitional living facility for drug addicts. The event will be 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Wirt County Courthouse in ...