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Worthington women present golf awards

Community News

PARKERSBURG — The Worthington Women’s Golf Association (WWGA) closed its 2018 season with a luncheon and presentation of awards at the clubhouse. A rainy September forced cancellation of the annual 18-hole and 9-hole club tournaments. Therefore, the Executive Committee honored all of ...

On the Record

News of Record

Wood Magistrate PARKERSBURG — Wood County Magistrate Court released the following reports Oct. 16: * Christopher Allen Streight, 32, 2717 ¢ Bird St. Apt. A, Parkersburg, pleaded guilty to a charge of obstruction. As part of a plea agreement, a charge of shoplifting was dismissed. He was ...

Governor’s grant causes county concerns

Local News

PARKERSBURG — A proposed state grant to increase highway safety led to a debate among officials Monday about who would be paid for administrative costs. Bob Tipton, director of the Governor’s Highway Safety Grant program, spoke to the Wood County Commission Monday morning concerning an ...

Wood BOE holds first ‘LSIC Fair’

Local News

PARKERSBURG — Administrators, teachers, parents and students gathered Monday at Parkersburg High School for the first of three Local School Improvement Council presentation fairs. Local School Improvement Councils, also known as LSICs, are required to annually present updates on their ...

Today is final day to register to vote

Local News

CHARLESTON — With all eyes on West Virginia for the upcoming midterm elections, elections officials and the two major political parties are encouraging anyone who hasn’t registered to vote to do so by 5 p.m. today. Registered voters are also being encouraged to contact their county clerks ...

Senate asks Supreme Court to reconsider Workman decision

Local News

CHARLESTON — What was supposed to be the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Margaret Workman Monday screeched to a halt after Acting Chief Justice Paul Farrell was absent after an appointed panel of justices ruled that impeachment procedures could not continue. The response Monday morning ...

Belpre BOE discusses state report card results

Local News

BELPRE — The Belpre City Schools Board of Education continued its discussion of the state report card results for Belpre City Schools at its meeting Monday night. Bernie Boice, the district’s director of instruction, went over the district report card with board members and reviewed ...

Man charged after police chase in Parkersburg

Local News

PARKERSBURG — A man from South Dakota was charged with fleeing from police and carrying a firearm while prohibited after a car chase in Parkersburg on Sunday. Leon Eugene Wiggins, 30, Cavour, S.D., was released on $35,000 bond posted in Wood County Magistrate Court. Court documents said ...

Marietta chooses firm for traffic study

Local News

MARIETTA — The firm slated to perform a traffic impact study surrounding Butler Street has been selected. Marietta College proposed to Marietta City Council earlier this year an idea to close Butler Street between Seventh and Fourth streets so the college can upgrade buildings and build a ...

Frontier kindergarten system draws concerns

Local News

NEW MATAMORAS — Parents continue to express concerns about the kindergarten system in Frontier Local Schools. At a board meeting Monday night, Kylee Haught, after hearing another parent question the size of classes – the kindergartens have more than 20 students in each class – and ...

On the Record

News of Record

Wood Magistrate PARKERSBURG — The following cases were heard in Wood County Magistrate court over the weekend Oct. 12-14 and Monday. * Jason Ryan Dickel, 37, Washington, W.Va., was arraigned on a citation of driving while on suspension and was released on $500 personal recognizance ...

Festivities add color to Washington County foliage tour

Local News

DART, Ohio — The 29th annual Little Muskingum Watershed Fall Foliage Tour was held Saturday and Sunday with 16 stops along the winding Ohio 26 north of Marietta. Stops included the Hidden Hills Orchard, several local churches, R.S.V. Art & Frames, Wonder of Wood Cabinet Shop, the ...

Three suffer injuries in Parkersburg auto accident

Local News

PARKERSBURG — Three people were injured in a two-vehicle accident at 1:15 p.m. Sunday in downtown Parkersburg. Sgt. B.J. Depue with the Parkersburg Police Department said Robert Behnke, 38, of Parkersburg, was northbound on Juliana Street with a green light when Lucy Stephens, 62, of ...

Struggling CASA in need of volunteers

Local News

PARKERSBURG — Court Appoint Special Advocates (CASA) Program Director Margaret Burdette has two large metal file cabinets in her Market Street office. Not those single file width cabinets; no, these are the mega cabinets. Burdette needs the mega cabinets. “Due to the drug epidemic in the ...

Wood County officials mull utilities to help power up new developments

Business

PARKERSBURG — Officials are looking at ways to bring utilities to desirable pieces of property for development. Lindsey Piersol, director of Wood County Economic Development, told local business and development officials about the need for shovel ready sites with utilities already hooked up ...

Washington County school districts bank on investments

Local News

MARIETTA — Most people see the increase in interest rates by the U.S. Federal Reserve Board as a nuisance that makes borrowing money, whether through auto loans, credit cards or mortgages, more expensive. For treasurers of some Washington County school districts, however, the rise in rates ...

Apple butter, dogs in costumes stir crowd at Belpre festival

Local News

BELPRE — Many people came to Belpre over the weekend to get an understanding of how apple butter is made and to get some as fall begins to settle in for the season. The 40th annual Apple Butter Stir-Off is being held throughout the weekend at Civitan Park in Belpre. The event continues ...