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Wood Magistrate

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PARKERSBURG — Wood County Magistrate Court released the following reports April 15: * Paula Jean Jackson, 32, of 1448 Fourth Ave., Apt. D, Parkersburg, was arraigned on charges of battery, shoplifting and obstructing and released on a $500 personal recognizance and $600 surety bond. * ...

Wood County students put talent, soul on display with art exhibit

Local News

PARKERSBURG — Student creativity was on display at the Parkersburg Art Center for the annual Expressions Art Show. Wood County art teachers chose the best work from their students for the show at the Art Center where they were adjudicated by a panel of three independent judges. The work ...

Pre-candidates for West Virginia governor bring in donations

Local News

CHARLESTON — The candidate filing period is 10 months away, but potential candidates are already raising money in anticipation of becoming the next governor of West Virginia. Pre-candidates for office had between March 30 and April 5 to turn in their 2019 annual campaign finance report. Any ...

Doctors dance for joy, charity at Marietta fundraiser

Local News

MARIETTA — It’s just what the doctor ordered ... keeping in step with raising funds for the Ronald McDonald House Charities as the 4th Annual Dancing with the Docs was held Saturday evening at the Peoples Bank Theatre in Marietta. Performed before a sold-out auditorium of nearly 1,000 ...

Camden Clark Foundation gala raises $25K

Local News

VIENNA — More than $25,000 was raised Saturday night at WVU Medicine Camden Clark Foundation’s 10th annual Charity Gala at the Parkersburg Country Club. Dubbed Under the Big Top, the party benefited the WVU Medicine Camden Clark Cardiology Fund with an emphasis on patient, education, ...

Photo Gallery: Student Ingeniuty

Local News

PARKERSBURG — Students at Blennerhassett Middle School demonstrated their engineering skills Friday by creating functional theme park rides. The rides, which could be roller coasters or water slides, had to allow a marble to safely traverse its length without additional help from the student.

Mid-Ohio Valley farmers can apply for emergency aid

Local News

CHARLESTON — Farmers in the Mid-Ohio Valley can apply for emergency assistance after rainfall damaged their fields. A year of steady rains led to muddy fields across West Virginia, and the wet conditions caused bare ground on farmland and made it difficult for farmers to make and feed hay, ...

AAA offers tips to save money as gasoline prices rise

Local News

PARKERSBURG — West Virginia residents are experiencing some sticker shock at the gas pump, with Friday’s average price for gasoline sitting at 25 cents higher than a month ago. Some counties are averaging as high as $2.84 a gallon. With gasoline prices expected to increase in the coming ...

Variety show at Parkersburg High School to serve as benefit

Local News

PARKERSBURG — A student variety show to benefit the Latrobe Street Mission will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday in the auditorium at Parkersburg High School. The show is open to the public. Donations will be taken at the door with the proceeds going to the Latrobe Street Mission, Azarian ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Easter Parade marches through downtown Parkersburg

Local News

PARKERSBURG — With the warm weather and sunny skies, the community gladly gathered Saturday on Market Street in downtown Parkersburg to enjoy the 10th annual Mid-Ohio Valley Easter Parade. “This is a fantastic way to celebrate spring and the Easter season,” event founder and chair Kiki ...

Gov. Justice’s business practices back in the spotlight

Local News

CHARLESTON — Recent articles and a federal investigation have returned to the forefront Gov. Jim Justice’s reputation for ignoring his tax debts, flouting mine safety fines and not paying vendors providing services to his businesses. An article in a nationally known business publication ...

Gov. Justice calls recent attacks ‘sad’

Local News

CHARLESTON — Responding to recent votes of no confidence by a handful of state Republican organizations and an article in a national publication, Gov. Jim Justice used one word to describe them. “Just to be real blunt, I think it’s really sad because this day and time people will do ...

Authorities arrest Parkersburg man in his father’s shooting

Local News

PARKERSBURG — A man accused of shooting his father on Friday was arraigned in Wood County Magistrate Court on Saturday morning. Jacob Williams, 23, Parkersburg, appeared before Magistrate Brenda K. Marshall on charges of malicious wounding, a felony. He was accused of shooting his father, ...

Boxers Bed and Biscuits to host Belpre Business Expo

Business

BELPRE — The fifth-annual Belpre Business Expo will be held 4-7 p.m. Monday at Boxers Bed and Biscuits on Washington Boulevard. The event, which showcases the city of Belpre as the premier business locale in the Mid-Ohio Valley, is sponsored by the Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce, The ...

Ankrom named Riverview Credit Union leader

Business

BELPRE — Riverview Credit Union has announced a change in leadership on July 1. Michael B. Iaderosa, president and chief executive officer, is retiring effective June 30 and will be succeeded by Douglas G. Ankrom on July 1. Ankrom is the credit union’s chief financial officer. Iaderosa ...

Narrow Gate Event Center opening

Business

PARKERSBURG — What went around came around for Rocky Peck, a local auctioneer. Peck, his wife Dee and Josh Campell, an accountant at Astorg and Jones, are partners in the new Narrow Gate Event Center on Old St. Marys Pike where Peck plans to headquarter his auctioneering company, hold ...

N’Oasis opens with arcade, comics, games

Business

MARIETTA — When Joe Carpenter concluded his service with the Marine Corps, he returned to Marietta, started college and began looking around for ways to make some cash. What he found was buying and selling vintage toys and comics. He and his wife, Amanda, and his brother-in-law, Ron Miller, ...

Donka Kennels, Don Miller obedience train dogs in Parkersburg

Local News

PARKERSBURG — Every one loves a well-behaved dog. Locally, Don Miller with Donka Kennels is helping dogs be more than just obedient, but bond with their owners. Every Tuesday in the City Park Pavilion, Miller works with dogs and their owners to teach walking skills, to sit, stay and ...

Two Washington County locations included on road trips site

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MARIETTA — Two places in Washington County have been included in the newly launched RoadTrips.ohio.org by TourismOhio. The 10 themed road trips provide adventures in family fun, cuisine, thriving cities, romance, outdoors, arts and culture including major celebrations such as the 50th ...

Parkersburg to host Scottish and Celtic Heritage Festival

Community News

PARKERSBURG — The Mid-Ohio Valley’s Celtic Heritage will be highlighted April 20 during the 2019 Scottish and Celtic Heritage Festival at the City Park Pavilion in Parkersburg. The 14th annual festival will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. with admission of $5 per person, with children ages 12 and ...