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Colombo lifts spending freeze

July 3, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Mayor Jimmy Colombo this week lifted a spending freeze implemented last month as city officials tried to grapple with a cash carryover that wasn’t meeting projections. more »»

Santer weighs in on review meeting

July 3, 2015 PARKERSBURG — City Attorney Joe Santer said he does not think the recent actions of four City Council members constitute a significant violation of state open meetings law, while Councilwoman Nancy... more »»

Students attend Title I summer school

July 3, 2015 PARKERSBURG — More than 100 elementary school students are attending Wood County Schools Title I Summer School program this season, taking classes ranging from basic math and English to science and... more »»

Merrill facing breaking and entering charges

July 3, 2015 PARKERSBURG — A Parkersburg man was arrested in connection with recent outbuilding break-ins. Jeremy Grey Merrill, 34, of 4321 14th Ave. more »»

Commission updated on fire fee efforts

July 3, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Wood County volunteer firefighters asked county commissioners for their support Thursday and updated the county officials on the drive to gather petition signatures for a fire fee. more »»

Mountain State Art & Craft Fair opens

July 3, 2015 RIPLEY — People enjoyed the sights, sounds and flavors of the Mountain State Art and Craft Fair on its opening day Thursday. more »»

Blues festival marks holiday

July 3, 2015 MARIETTA — Local officials are inviting people to celebrate America’s birthday weekend with a lineup of blues music and locally brewed beer tonight at the 21st annual Red, White and Brews Festival a... more »»

Water main break creates geyser

July 3, 2015 VIENNA — Water was shut off in the north end of Vienna for the second time in a month Thursday as a water main break sent water gushing into the air, officials sai. more »»

Council approves BB gun range for fair

July 3, 2015 MARIETTA — The Boy Scouts of America once again have authorization to operate a temporary BB gun range during the Washington County Fair this fall thanks to a vote by Marietta City Council Thursday... more »»

Teen among grand jury indictments

July 3, 2015 MARIETTA — A Marietta teen facing child sex charges, who is also in trouble after allegedly advising law enforcement that he had injected a 12-year-old with heroin, was among 19 people indicted by a... more »»

Commission holds hearing on tax budget

July 3, 2015 MARIETTA — Washington County commissioners held a public hearing for the 2016 tax budget during their business meeting Thursday; the budget is submitted mid-way through the year to the state. more »»

Signs show traffic fatality numbers

July 3, 2015 MARIETTA — There have been 487 traffic fatalities in Ohio this year, an increase of 76 from this time last year. more »»

Friday concert site in flux

July 2, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Downtown PKB will decide today whether to take a chance on keeping an ABBA tribute concert in place at Point Park with rain in the forecast or send out an S.O.S. more »»

Concert moved to PHS

July 2, 2015 The Point Park Music Series Concert on Friday has been moved to the Parkersburg High School Memorial Fieldhouse because of anticipated rain, Downtown PKB said. more »»

Wood GOP to pick chair

July 2, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The executive committee of the Wood County Republican Party is proceeding with an election for a new chairman. more »»

Equipment stolen from Wood BOE storage facility

July 2, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Wood County Schools officials say a storage building was broken into overnight Tuesday and about $3,000 in equipment was stolen. more »»

Oliverio: Hamilton survey misinterpreted

July 2, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Portions of a survey cited by a state agency were misinterpreted in a report on Hamilton Middle School, the director of RESA 5 said Wednesday. more »»

Homestead filing period opens

July 2, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Signups started Wednesday for the Homestead Exemption, a property tax break for those 65 and older or permanently disabled. The application deadline is Dec. . more »»

Route 2 panel meets today

July 2, 2015 ST. MARYS — The Route 2 and I-68 Authority will hold a roundtable event this morning in Pleasants County. The event begins at 10 a.m. today in the Pleasants County Senior Center at 209 2nd St. in S. more »»

Chemours stands alone, DuPont committed to site

July 2, 2015 WASHINGTON, W.Va. — DuPont’s spin-off of its Performance Chemicals division was completed Wednesday as the new entity, Chemours, became a separate, publicly traded company. more »»

Wood Schools: Minimal effect on prevailing wage

July 2, 2015 PARKERSBURG — A Wood County Schools official says a state fight over prevailing wage shouldn’t affect local school projects, but may impact larger plans down the road. more »»


Concert July 7, 2015

BELPRE — The St. Marys Community Concert Band will present a patriotic outdoor concert at 7:30 p.m. July 7 at Civitan Park in Belpre. New members are welcome at practices on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the St. Marys Marina in St. Marys. For more information, contact 740-473-9076, fozbar@exede. more »

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