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Council passes fund review resolution

July 1, 2015 PARKERSBURG — A long-debated review of city finances cleared what may have been its last hurdle in Parkersburg City Council Tuesday, but the matter could wind up in Wood County Circuit Court. more »»

DUI crackdown set for July 4 holiday weekend

July 1, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Mid-Ohio Valley Highway Safety officials warn drivers not to let July 4 holiday celebrations turn to tragedy by drinking alcohol then getting behind the whee. more »»

Several schools to have new principals

July 1, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Several new and familiar faces will be in top administrative positions this fall in Wood County schools. more »»

Prosecutor Jim Schneider retires, looks back on career

July 1, 2015 MARIETTA — When Jim Schneider joined the Washington County Prosecutor’s Office as an assistant 40 years ago, he had yet to pass the bar exam. more »»

Belpre City Schools planning for new year

July 1, 2015 BELPRE — As the first month of summer comes to a close, the Belpre City Schools Board of Education is working on closing out the 2014-2015 school year and making preparations for the coming school... more »»

Patton to compete on Syfy show

July 1, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg native Jordan Patton will compete on the ninth season of Face Off on the Syfy Channel, he said. Patton, 25, of Pittsburgh, grew up in Parkersbur. more »»

Angeloses paying close attention to Greece

July 1, 2015 PARKERSBURG— A Parkersburg couple with strong ties to Greece are continually watching what is happening in the country as it continues to face increasing economic hardships. more »»

Storms knock out power

July 1, 2015 PARKERSBURG — June exited the Mid-Ohio Valley with a bang Tuesday afternoon. Across the Mid-Ohio Valley there were reports of power outages on both sides of the Ohio River. more »»

Children meet actors at Fairy Tale Picnic

July 1, 2015 MARIETTA — Brightly colored fairy wings, glittered faces, shrieks of laughter, and picnic blankets filled Muskingum Park Tuesday for the Fairy Tale Picnic with the cast and crew of “A Midsummer... more »»

Bennett sentenced for fondling child

July 1, 2015 MARIETTA — A McConnelsville man who pleaded guilty to fondling an 11-year-old girl three years ago was sentenced to 32 days in jail and three years of post-release control by Washington County Commo... more »»

Wood County Circuit Court hears cases

July 1, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Four hearings took place in Wood County Circuit Court Tuesday. * Jessica Beth Daugherty, 33, 122 Heavener Ave. more »»

Meet to encourage swimming

July 1, 2015 PARKERSBURG — A local swimming enthusiast has organized a competition to encourage kids to get involved in the sport and have fun. more »»

Downtown parking rates to be examined

June 30, 2015 PARKERSBURG — A violation noted in the city’s most recent audit is prompting a look at the rates and fines for downtown parking. more »»

Report raises concerns for Hamilton Middle School

June 30, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Findings in a state audit about Hamilton Middle School are raising questions and concerns among Wood County Schools officials. more »»

Cable agreements approved without franchise fee

June 30, 2015 PARKERSBURG – Wood County commissioners on Monday approved 10-year cable franchise agreements with both Cequel, doing business as Suddenlink Communications, and Community Antenna Systems Cable Co. more »»

Hearing set for county roads

June 30, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The creation of a road maintenance association will be discussed in a public hearing 10 a.m. July 20 before the Wood County Commission. more »»

AGs support EPA decision

June 30, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Attorneys general in Ohio and West Virginia supported a decision Monday by the U.S. more »»

Officials: Fire may be arson

June 30, 2015 PARKERSBURG — A Sunday night fire in Parkersburg is being investigated as possibly being intentionally set, the fire department said. Fire crews responded at 11:39 p.m. Sunday to 915 17th S. more »»

Frontier incoming superintendent Turner fields questions about district

June 30, 2015 Special to The News and Sentinel NEW MATAMORAS — Incoming Superintendent Kevin Turner explained his vision for Frontier Local Schools as he fielded questions from board members, staff and local... more »»

Belpre woman sentenced in murder plot

June 30, 2015 MARIETTA — A Belpre woman who admitted her role in a plot to have her husband killed last year was sentenced to three years in prison at the Washington County Common Pleas Court Monday morning. more »»

Civil War Roundtable series continues

June 30, 2015 MARIETTA — The Civil War Roundtable of the Mid-Ohio Valley will meet 7 p.m. July 16 at Campus Martius Museum, 601 Second St. The meeting is open to the public and free. George L. Fickett Jr. more »»


Concert July 3, 2015

POMEROY – The Mark May Band from Ohio will perform at 8 p.m. July 3 in the 16th annual Rhythm on the River Summer Music Series at the Riverside Amphitheater, 101 Main St. more »

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