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Crash at trestle injures one

July 25, 2014 BELPRE — A backhoe was knocked off a flatbed at the train trestle over Main Street Thursday afternoon and fell atop a couple cars, injuring a woman. The accident happened around 4:45 p.m. more »»

Vienna votes to buy Johns Manville property

July 25, 2014 VIENNA — The second reading of an ordinance giving the city permission to purchase the former Johns Manville property passed unanimously Thursday evening. more »»

Accident impacts traffic on 95

July 25, 2014 Traffic on West Virginia 95 in Parkersburg is being rerouted because of an accident. more »»

Memorial Bridge to close for maintenance

July 25, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Annual maintenance on the Memorial Bridge is slated to start a week from Monday and wrap up before the start of the Parkersburg Homecomin. more »»

Students pitch in to help the needy

July 25, 2014 PARKERSBURG — With a few weeks to go before they return to the classroom themselves, more than two dozen Parkersburg and Parkersburg South High School students readied school supplies for more than... more »»

Belpre plans homecoming kick off for Thursday

July 25, 2014 BELPRE — The 82nd annual Belpre Homecoming Festival is less than a week away with opening ceremonies planned for 6:30 p.m. Thursda. more »»

Volunteers repairing monument

July 25, 2014 PARKERSBURG — About half a dozen volunteers crawled over the Stepping Stones of Honor Veterans Memorial at City Park Thursday, replacing damaged sections brick by brick. more »»

Boundless Play

July 25, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The newest additions to the playground at City Park represent another step toward creating a truly “boundless” playground. more »»

Johnson released, arrested

July 25, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Christopher Paul Johnson is out of the hospital and in jail. more »»

Commission approves drilling gear move

July 25, 2014 MARIETTA — Washington County commissioners signed a Road Use Maintenance Agreement with EdgeMarc Energy Thursday, allowing the company the use of several county roads to remove drilling equipment. more »»

MMH plans to cease blood bank operations

July 25, 2014 MARIETTA — One of the last remaining independently operated blood banks in Ohio will be closed by the Memorial Health System. Aug. more »»

West Side festival a hit in Marietta

July 25, 2014 MARIETTA — A West Side festival kicks off today. Harmar Days is around 30 years old and highlights the businesses in Harmar Village around Maple Stree. more »»

Comic Con returns to Marietta

July 25, 2014 MARIETTA — The fourth annual River City Comic Con will be held 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at the Lafayette Hotel. more »»

Fire, water helped shape downtown Marietta

July 25, 2014 MARIETTA — From scorch marks on buildings next to now empty spaces to flood markers on the sides and fronts of buildings, the elements of fire and water have helped shape Marietta’s downtown into... more »»

Buckeye Hills distributes grants

July 25, 2014 MARIETTA — Six projects have received funding from the Buckeye Hills-Hocking Valley Regional Development District through its Community Investment Grants program. more »»

Wood Circuit Court holds two hearings

July 25, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Alice Marie Mullins, 33, 1406 Avery St., Parkersburg, entered a plea agreement to plead guilty to a charge of fraudulent use of an access device as charged by the May 2014 grand jury. more »»

Gee: WVU-P affiliation beneficial

July 24, 2014 PARKERSBURG — An anticipated cracker plant and economic development in Wood County make West Virginia University’s continued relationship with West Virginia University at Parkersburg “a compelling... more »»

Facade committee OKs UpTowner project

July 24, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Although it is being remodeled inside and out to become a TownePlace Suites by Marriott location, the former UpTowner Inn will retain aspects of its distinctive look. more »»

Gee states need for cooperation

July 24, 2014 PARKERSBURG —West Virginia University President E. more »»

Vienna property focus of meeting

July 24, 2014 VIENNA —­ The Johns Manville property’s future and polluted past were discussed in a two and a half hour long visionary session at the Vienna Community Building Wednesday evenin. more »»

County learns of meth cleanup procedures

July 24, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Wood County officials learned the procedures and law relating to the cleanup, remediation of meth lab properties during a special meeting Wednesday of the Wood County... more »»


Concerts July 26, 2014

ST. MARYS – The St Marys Community Concert Band will perform 7:30 p.m. July 1 at Civitan Park in Belpre and 7 p.m. July 26 at the St Marys Marina.Both concerts will include many patriotic song. The concerts are free.New members are welcome. more »

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The people make the race great

July 22, 2014 One of the neat things about working on the News and Sentinel Races is the chance to work with such a diverse group of people that makes up the event. The races are, above all, community event. more »

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