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Newell appoints Read to council

December 20, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg City Council will soon be back at full strength after Mayor Bob Newell appointed 35th Street resident Aaron Read to the vacant seat representing District 7 on Frida. more »»

McKinley, PHS pen pals meet

December 20, 2014 PARKERSBURG — There’s an educational component to the McKinley-PHS Pen Pal Program, which connects high school seniors from Parkersburg High School and fifth-graders from McKinley Elementary School. more »»

Planning commission tables tower vote

December 20, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The city of Parkersburg’s Municipal Planning Commission on Friday tabled a public hearing and decision on a request for a permit to allow a wireless communication tower to be built nea... more »»

Flu closes Tyler schools

December 20, 2014 MIDDLEBOURNE — All schools in Tyler County were closed on Friday where the influenza and other ailments have caused the absence of a quarter of the student population, officials said. more »»

Sims helping those with MS

December 20, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Local business owner Misti Sims is taking applications from Mid-Ohio Valley residents who have multiple sclerosis and may need financial assistance. more »»

Robinson recognized at MHS basketball game

December 20, 2014 MARIETTA — Bill “Robby” Robinson spent many an evening at Sutton Gym, covering Marietta High basketball. In some ways, the Tigers venue was the late Marietta Times sports editor’s “offic. more »»

Belpre home a 'total loss' after fire

December 20, 2014 BELPRE — A fire early Friday morning at a home in Belpre is under investigation, officials said. The fire started around 4 a.m. more »»

Safer schools focus of tip line

December 20, 2014 MARIETTA — Under the request of Gov. more »»

Family dog dies in fire

December 20, 2014 PARKERSBURG — A Friday afternoon house fire on 19th Street left one dog dead and a house unlivable, officials said. The fire at 1515 19th St. was called in at 5:03 p.m. more »»

Castle supervisor announces retirement

December 20, 2014 MARIETTA — Marietta resident Susan Wielitzka said she has put so much work into The Castle that she feels like it is her own home. “When you’re here full-time, it feels like you live here,” she sai. more »»

DNA test results in local man's arrest

December 20, 2014 MARIETTA — Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks Jr. reported Friday a positive match for DNA found at a crime scene resulted in the arrest of a Marietta man on felony and misdmeanor charge. more »»

Drug lab suspects enter pleas in court

December 20, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Three people charged in relation to operating a clandestine drug lab in an outbuilding in a residential area were in court Friday for a pre-trial hearing that became a change of plea... more »»

Playground effort gets boost from community group

December 20, 2014 MARIETTA — The Marietta Community Foundation has approved a $5,000 grant to the East Muskingum Civic Association to provide funding for the renovation of the group’s original playground at their... more »»

Beverly church dates back to 1900s

December 20, 2014 BEVERLY — In the early 1900s, mass in Beverly was not held at St. Bernard Catholic Church; it was held at Beverly College. more »»

DuPont names spinoff company

December 19, 2014 WILMINGTON, Del. more »»

Newell names councilman

December 19, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Aaron Read has been appointed by Mayor Bob Newell to represent District 7 on City Council. Newell notified Read of his decision this mornin. more »»

Sisters killed in auto crash

December 19, 2014 MINERAL WELLS — A woman and her younger sister were killed in a late-night wreck on Buck Run Road on Wednesday, officials said. Ashley Nicole McGrew, 23, and sister, Jasmyne R. more »»

Officials mourn Kopp's passing

December 19, 2014 HUNTINGTON — Officials throughout West Virginia mourned the loss this week of Stephen Kopp, president of Marshall University. more »»

Marietta College provost steps down

December 19, 2014 MARIETTA — Marietta College Provost Karyn Sproles left her post at the start of the week, according to college officials. more »»

Poling biggest spender in failed bid for office

December 19, 2014 PARKERSBURG — A Democratic incumbent from Wood County who lost the election to the House of Delegates spent the most in the campaign, according to the post-general election financial disclosures... more »»

Vienna passes home rule

December 19, 2014 VIENNA — Municipal home rule is now official in Vienna. more »»


Family Traditions Weekend December 20, 2014

This special day for families with children features movies, “The Educational Side of Dickens”, “Teddy Bear Tea”, cookie decorating, and even a ballerina performance. more »

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