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Belpre Police

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BELPRE — The Belpre Police Department released the following reports on Sept. 7: • Aug. 31, Tyler D. Jenkins, 21, Parkersburg, was cited for driving without a license. • Sept. 2, Jeremy A. Stone, 37, Belpre, was arrested on warrants for violating probation and transported to the ...

Athens Sheriff

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ATHENS, Ohio — The Athens County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports Sept. 11: • On Sept. 10, the Athens County Sheriff’s Office received numerous reports of vehicles in York Township being entered and items taken from them. These incidents are currently under ...

High water hits region

Local News

PARKERSBURG — Continuing rains on Monday prompted some schools to close early, while the prospect of a hurricane sending more precipitation toward the Mid-Ohio Valley led to the cancellation of upcoming events. Pleasants County and Frontier Local schools sent their students home early ...

WVU, NC State football game off

Local News

The football game between West Virginia University and North Carolina State scheduled Saturday in North Carolina will not be played because of likely unsafe conditions from Hurricane Florence, WVU announced on Tuesday. Emergency management resources are expected to be fully utilized and needed ...

Flooding threat closes Tyler, Wetzel schools

Local News

MIDDLEBOURNE — Wetzel and Tyler County schools dismissed early Monday as area residents dealt with five to six inches of rain in 48 hours. Despite water clearing the roadways and floodwaters receding back into creeks and streams by evening, area residents then had to turn attentions to the ...

Lubeck PSD tells county commission about costs

Local News

PARKERSBURG — Although they can plan for potential problems, sometimes challenges appear suddenly that public service districts have to deal with immediately to maintain services. Officials with Lubeck Public Service District gave the Wood County Commission an update Monday on what is ...

County to apply for grant to repair Butcher Bend Road

Local News

PARKERSBURG — The county is moving forward with applying for grant money to fix Butcher Bend Road. The commission unanimously approved a motion Monday for the application for state Industrial Access Road Grants. In June, Wood County Development Director Lindsey Piersol briefed the Wood ...

Blue ribbon commission works on Justice mandate

Local News

CHARLESTON — The Blue Ribbon Commission on Four-Year Higher Education has divided itself into three subcommittees to help meet Gov. Jim Justice’s mandate. The commission met by conference call Monday afternoon two weeks after a meeting at the law offices of Steptoe and Johnson in ...

Wood BOE meets tonight

Local News

PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Board of Education meets this evening in regular session to receive an update on construction projects and vote on an employee termination. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. today at the board’s 13th and Plum streets offices in Parkersburg. The meeting is ...

Belpre PD hires two officers, now at full staffing

Local News

BELPRE — With the hiring of two new officers, the Belpre Police Department is now at full staffing. Belpre Mayor Mike Lorentz welcomed the two new officers, Patrolman Gunnar Smith and Patrolman Bill Johnson, at Monday’s meeting of Belpre City Council. Lorentz swore in Smith at ...

Addictions Action Summit to be held Thursday

Local News

PARKERSBURG — What’s Next MOV will hold an Addictions Action Summit Thursday evening at West Virginia University at Parkersburg. The summit will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday in WVU-P’s Multi-purpose Room. The event is open to the public and is part of the group’s Community ...

Judge rules against motion on Justice residency

Local News

CHARLESTON — A Kanawha County judge dismissed a case that would have determined if the governor was following the state constitution by not residing in the state capital. Kanawha County Circuit Judge Charles King released his ruling Monday afternoon regarding a writ of mandamus filed by ...

WVU-P film series opens with ‘Lincoln’

Community News

PARKERSBURG — West Virginia University at Parkersburg and the Smoot Theatre will host the film series “Challenges to Democracy” during the fall 2018 semester, with the first film showing on Thursday. Tickets are free to WVU-P students who present a current valid student ID and $5 for ...

On the Record

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Circuit Court PARKERSBURG — Wood County Circuit Court heard the following cases on Sept. 7. Judge Robert Waters’ Court: ∫ James Erin Burke, 36, in custody, withdrew a previous plea and pleaded guilty to charges of delivery and possession with intent to deliver a controlled ...

Sternwheelers leave festival early amid flood watch

Local News

MARIETTA — The organizers of the Ohio River Sternwheel Festival were glued to the weather reports over the weekend as rainy weather moved into the area. The festival’s activities on Friday and Saturday were mostly unaffected, but much of the entertainment and activities for Sunday were ...

Few problems reported locally on rain-soaked weekend

Local News

PARKERSBURG — As rain fell throughout the day Sunday, few problems were reported in the Mid-Ohio Valley as the area braces for more rain throughout today as remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon will affect the area through this evening. Police departments in Athens, Belpre, Parkersburg and ...

Pleasants, Frontier schools among weather-related closings

Local News

PARKERSBURG — Ongoing rain, rising rivers and potential mudslides have led three area school districts to call off classes and two weekend events to be canceled. Pleasants County Schools will close at 1 p.m. today, while Wetzel County Schools are also closing two hours early. Frontier High ...

Inmates get Hepatitis A vaccine after outbreak

Local News

MORGANTOWN — A Hepatitis A outbreak has occurred at North Central Regional Jail in Doddridge County, with two inmates coming down with the illness and others showing symptoms. In an effort coordinated by the Doddridge County Health Department, 874 doses of Hepatitis A vaccine were collected ...

One killed, two hurt in Athens County crash

Local News

ATHENS, Ohio — Troopers from the Athens Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating a fatal crash that occurred Saturday morning on State Route 56 west of Hoover Road in Athens County. At approximately 08:50 a.m. on Saturday, Charlene V. Sharpe, 39, of Athens, was driving a ...

Hundred mourns death of fire chief

Community News

HUNDRED, W.Va. — The Hundred community and surrounding areas are in mourning after the passing of Hundred Volunteer Fire Department Chief Bert Anderson. Hundred Mayor Charles Goff said Anderson passed away at his home on Saturday afternoon. He was 43. “Our thoughts and prayers are with ...