Local News

Warren BOE seeks input on look of buildings

VINCENT — The Warren Local Schools $61 million building project has advanced into the detailed visual stage, and the district leadership is urging the community to get involved in deciding the look of the new complex. Superintendent Kyle Newton recapped the most recent design team meeting at ...

Marshall dinner raises $32K for scholarships

VIENNA — Last Thursday’s Marshall University Alumni of the Mid-Ohio Valley Thundering Bison Club Scholarship Fundraiser Dinner is being called the club’s most successful event yet. A total of 317 tickets were sold and nearly $32,000 was raised for scholarships for Mid-Ohio Valley ...

Generation MOV to meet with candidates

PARKERSBURG — Generation MOV, a local chapter of Generation West Virginia, is hosting a meet and greet with state Senate and House of Delegates candidates at 6 p.m. April 25 in Summers Auditorium of the Parkersburg and Wood County Public Library. Generation West Virginia describes itself as ...

SW Resources artists showing work at Parkersburg Art Center

PARKERSBURG — The work of a number of artists employed at SW Resources will be on display for the next month at the Parkersburg Art Center, creating “Windows of Opportunity” for the community to come and see their work. The “Windows of Opportunity” exhibit features 58 pieces by ...

Woman killed in accident on Interstate 77

PARKERSBURG — A West Virginia woman was killed Sunday in a traffic accident along Interstate 77. Wood County Sheriff Steve Stephens said deputies and other emergency responders were sent out Sunday afternoon to the scene of an accident along I-77 near Mineral Wells. Radio reports said the ...

Pumped up gasoline prices fuel dismay

MARIETTA — Travelers might have noticed their wallets felt a little lighter after visiting the gas pump recently and experts say prices are at the highest levels since 2015. “Many will be quick to ask why this trend is happening. Ultimately, OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting ...

Wirt County photographer’s work part of West Virginia tourism effort

PARKERSBURG — A picture from another local photographer also was included in the new West Virginia tourism marketing campaign unveiled on Wednesday. Debbie Campbell Evans of Palestine in Wirt County is an amateur photographer whose passion is fishing and taking photos, and most of the time ...

Kiwanis Club of North Parkersburg hears the buzz on bees

PARKERSBURG — Kenny Bach, of the Mid-Ohio Valley Beekeepers Association, recently spoke to members of the Kiwanis Club of North Parkersburg on the importance agriculture places on honeybees for pollination. Honeybees account for 80 percent of all insect pollination. Without such pollination, ...

West Virginia Symphony Orchestra fundraiser set for Saturday

VIENNA — Members of the West Virginia Symphony League Parkersburg Tie One On Committee are modeling several of the aprons that will be auctioned at the tea on Saturday, April 21, at 3 p.m. at the Parkersburg Country Club. The cost is $30 per person. Area artists and seamstresses are ...

Glenville State College schedules Trillium Reading

GLENVILLE — Students, faculty and staff in the Glenville State College Department of Language and Literature are celebrating the recent completion of the 2018 Trillium with the 15th annual Trillium Reading to be held on Wednesday, April 18 at 3:30 p.m. in the Mollohan Campus Community Center ...

Mike Fallon to speak at Relay for Life Rally

PARKERSBURG — A Relay for Life Rally for Wood County will be 6 p.m. Tuesday at Emmanuel Baptist Church with Parkersburg South High School basketball coach Mike Fallon as guest speaker This rally, open to everyone, is a way to find out how and why to get involved in the American Cancer ...

Harrisville under boil water advisory

HARRISVILLE — The town of Harrisville has issued a boil water advisory at least through Tuesday for customers along Pullman Road to the town of Pullman and Chevaux de Frise Road to Hardbarger Run Road following a line break Friday night. Water boiled for one minute or bottled water should be ...

Wood County Board of Education holds budget work session

PARKERSBURG — Wood County Schools is projecting a nearly $5.7 million reserve for fiscal year 2019, but officials warned those numbers could drop in the coming months. The Wood County Board of Education met Saturday morning to review the proposed budget and information on each department in ...

Parkersburg zoning board to consider demolition appeals

PARKERSBURG —There’s no argument that the former Citizens National Bank building at Fourth and Market streets is a distinctive structure and part of downtown Parkersburg’s history. The debate is over whether the building will continue to stand. Parkersburg’s Board of Zoning Appeals ...

Elvis tribute artist rocks Camden Clark Medical Center benefit

VIENNA — Some of the glitz and glamour associated with Las Vegas came to the Mid-Ohio Valley during a charity gala to benefit the Neonatal Therapeutic Unit at WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center to help care for the smallest victims of the opioid crisis. Jon Leavitt, president of the ...

Mother-Child Look-A-Like Contest returning for Mother’s Day

PARKERSBURG — Mother’s Day is a special commemoration at The Parkersburg News and Sentinel, which is again celebrating with its Mother-Child Look-A-Like Contest. Mothers and their children are encouraged to send photos of them together to the newspaper where a panel of judges will select ...

Photo Gallery: Brick Street Arts Bash

MARIETTA — For the second year, the Peoples Bank Theatre, Marietta College Theatre Department, and Artsbridge presented the Brick Street Arts Bash, block party of visual and performing arts on Saturday in downtown Marietta. Morgan Thompson, a senior theater major from Marietta College, ...

Marcellus and Manufacturing Development Conference slated for April 16-17

MORGANTOWN — The 2018 Marcellus and Manufacturing Development Conference will be held April 16-17 at the Marriott Waterfront Place Hotel in Morgantown. The conference, sponsored by the West Virginia Manufacturers Association, will feature a natural gas expo sponsored by the Independent Oil ...

Apprenticeship programs available in Wood County

PARKERSBURG —West Virginia provides free apprenticeship programs to prepare participants for work in well-paying jobs. Wood County is home to several building trades union apprentice programs, including Carpenters, Plumbers and Pipefitters, Electricians, Laborers, Millwrights, Roofers, ...

Marietta Main Street to hold anniversary party

MARIETTA — “Main Street was founded on passion.” That is the phrase emblazoned on the website for Marietta Main Street, a powerhouse organization whose mission over the past five years has been to revitalize and celebrate downtown Marietta. A party is planned on April 18 to celebrate, ...