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Police: Man threatens to blow up yogurt shop

Local News

PARKERSBURG — A Parkersburg man allegedly threatened to blow up a frozen yogurt shop Sunday. Robert Eugene Flinn, 31, of 1613 15th Ave., Parkersburg, is at the North Central Regional Jail in Doddridge County on a $25,000 bond, charged with making terroristic threats. According to a ...

Riffle facing multiple drug charges

Local News

MIDDLEPORT — Floyd “Dale” Riffle, 56, of Middleport, Ohio, was arrested on drug charges in Meigs County on Friday. Middleport Police Chief Bruce Swift said the Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission, Major Crimes Task Force of Gallia and Meigs Counties, with the assistance of ...

Ward named WHS principal

Local News

Jason Ward was approved 5-0 as Williamstown High School’s principal at tonight’s Wood County Board of Education meeting. He recently was hired as assistant principal at WHS. Ward replaces principal Pat Peters, who retired this month. See Wednesday’s News and Sentinel for the story.

Trembly receives scholarship from P.E.O.

Community News

PARKERSBURG — Megan Trembly recently received a check from Susan St. Jean and Judy Langkamer, co-chairwomen of P.E.O. Chapter Z’s Project Committee, to assist Trembly with education expenses at West Virginia University at Parkersburg. The International Chapter of P.E.O. provided this ...

PHS grad joins Mon Health

Community News

MORGANTOWN — Dr. Jaschar Shakuri-Rad, a Parkersburg High School graduate, has joined Mon Health as medical director of robotic surgery. Shakuri-Rad, a urologist, recently completed urological robotic surgery training at the University of Michigan Health System in Grand Rapids, Mich. With ...

Allohak Council shows support for joining MVC

Community News

MARIETTA — A straw poll showed widespread support of local Scouting units moving to the Muskingum Valley Council Monday. The Allohak Council covers the Blennerhassett District, Highland District, Little Kanawha District, Hock-Hocking District, Stonewall-Jackson District and the Washington ...

On the Record

News of Record

Wood Magistrate PARKERSBURG — Wood County Magistrate Court released the following reports July 16: * Morgan Marie Francis, 33, of 932 Swann St., Apt. A, Parkersburg, was arraigned on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, heroin, with intent to deliver and bond was set at ...

Your Voice MOV forum focuses on drug addiction

Local News

PARKERSBURG — Addiction can take many forms according to participants in a community meeting regarding the area’s drug abuse problem. Your Voice MOV held a meeting Sunday at the Boys and Girls Club of Parkersburg where people from around the community, with different backgrounds and ...

Broughton’s serves up Farm Fest

Community News

DEVOLA — The first Broughton’s Farm Fest was held over the weekend at the Broughton Nature and Wildlife Education Area off Ohio 822 near Devola. After the disc golf course at the refuge was recently redesigned and other recent upgrades were made, officials want people to be aware of ...

Head Start programs see boost in funds

Local News

MARIETTA — Enrollment is down slightly for the local Head Start program but funding is up, due in part to an increase in the Fiscal Year 2019 budget proposed by the president and ratified by Congress in February. “We were very surprised by that, especially since other early childhood ...

People’s Bank Theatre screens silent film for packed house

Community News

MARIETTA — Buster Keaton, with the aid of a world class theater organist, packed them in Friday night at Peoples Bank Theatre, starring in a silent film made almost a century ago. A botany student is awarded an electrical engineering degree by mistake. He attempts to rewire a ...

Authorities know identity of pedestrian killed in Interstate 77

Local News

PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Sheriff’s Office has identified a pedestrian struck by a vehicle early Saturday morning but is withholding the name until family notification is complete. Following a request for public assistance on Saturday, the Wood County Sheriff’s Office reported ...

Officials investigating fatal Meigs County crash

Local News

GALLIPOLIS — The Gallopolis Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol investigated a two-vehicle accident involving a fatality on Saturday morning in Meigs County. The OSHP said the accident happened about 7:15 a.m. Saturday on U.S. 33 near milepost 16. The roadway was closed for about five ...

Wood County Democrats hold forum to educate candidates

Local News

PARKERSBURG — In a twist on the traditional meet-the-candidate forums, the Wood County Democratic Party Executive Committee had its first Policy and Community Group Forum on Saturday morning. About 50 people gathered at First United Methodist Church for the forum where candidates heard ...

Chinese energy deal still moving forward despite Trump tariffs

Business

CHARLESTON — Even with President Donald Trump firing back in the trade war with China, the West Virginia official working hands-on with the Chinese on a proposed investment in the state’s natural gas industry still believes the deal will come through. The Trump administration announced new ...

Stormy Daniels hits club stage in Martinsburg

Local News

MARTINSBURG — Thunderstorms are in the forecast for the next few days, but on Friday night a different type of phenomenon hit the Martinsburg area: Stormy Daniels. The adult film star and stripper, who is suing President Donald Trump over a nondisclosure agreement regarding a sexual ...

Fat Tacos opens in Vienna

Business

VIENNA — After a little more than a month in business, Fat Tacos, a new restaurant in Vienna, has made it mark with its menu with more tacos and a whole host of other ingredients. Owner Chris Christian said the tacos are available from their physical location at 3209 Grand Central Ave. in ...