Sheriff accepting deputy applications

PARKERSBURG – The Wood County Sheriff’s Department will hold a test for entry-level deputy sheriff at 10 a.m. April 27 at the Parkersburg High School auditorium.

Applications are available at the sheriff’s office, the Wood County courthouse or online at

Applicants must be between 18 to 45 years old, according to the West Virginia Code 7-14-8.

Upon passing a written exam, applicants will be required to pass a physical agility test before being considered for hire.

Applications will be accepted until April 19 in room 100 of the Wood County Courthouse. For questions, call Martha Devore at 304-424-1893 or Chief Deputy Shawn Graham at 304-424-1834.