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Fire leaves one dead

September 16, 2014 ROCKPORT — One person has died in a structure fire north of Rockport. Fire officials responded to a two-story house fire Monday afternoon at 480 South Sugar Camp Road north of Rockport in Wood County. more »»

 
 
 
Tomblin: No delay of tank inspections

September 16, 2014 CHARLESTON — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says a proposed one-year delay in implementing inspections for aboveground storage tanks is too long of a wait, and he intends to hold companies to the Jan. more »»

Belpre BOE discusses safety

September 16, 2014 BELPRE — During the first meeting of the new school year Monday, the Belpre City Schools District Board of Education discussed the need for safety. more »»

More counterfeit bills discovered

September 16, 2014 PARKERSBURG — City police are investigating five more incidents of counterfeit $20 bills being used at local businesses. more »»

Officials OK November pollworkers

September 16, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Wood County commissioners on Monday approved the list of pollworkers for the Nov. 4 general election. more »»

Officials examine findings from audit

September 16, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Wood County commissioners reviewed the audit of the county’s purchasing cards during a meeting Monday with the card coordinators from the clerk’s office. more »»

New United Way director speaks at Rotary meeting

September 16, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Although her career took her from Morgantown to Florida and Texas, Andrea Shirey never forgot her roots. more »»

Oakley pleads guilty to selling K-2

September 16, 2014 MARIETTA — A Parkersburg man faces up to a year in prison and a $2,500 fine after pleading guilty in Washington County Common Pleas Court Monday to selling unapproved drugs to an undercover informan... more »»

Eyesore properties a pain for neighbors

September 16, 2014 MARIETTA — For many, seeing an abandoned property with its peeling paint, overgrown yard and generally rundown appearance is something to mention in passing and move on. more »»

Ohio voters deciding on candidates for general election

September 16, 2014 MARIETTA —As election season heats up for Ohio’s gubernatorial candidates, with debates, advertising and public appearances more critical to get their messages out, residents around the area are... more »»

WSCC trustees tout enrollment boost

September 16, 2014 MARIETTA — Washington State Community College celebrated improved enrollment numbers and new education opportunities on the horizon at its Board of Trustees meeting Monday evening. more »»

Middle school plan advances

September 16, 2014 LITTLE HOCKING — The Warren Local School District is moving forward with its plan to turn one of its three elementary schools into a middle schoo. more »»

Man faces DUI charge

September 16, 2014 PARKERSBURG — A Texas man was cited for driving under the influence, causing injury, after a two-vehicle crash Sunday evening on Murdoch Avenue that left a local woman hospitalized. more »»

DuPont settlement won’t be felt locally

September 16, 2014 WASHINGTON — A settlement between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and DuPont reached Monday will not directly impact the Washington Works Plant. The EPA announced a settlement with the E.I. more »»

Preserving History

September 15, 2014 BELPRE — The new Collections Preservation Addition to the Farmers Castle Museum Education Center will be dedicated at a special ceremony which will kick off the center’s Heritage Day program on Oct. more »»

One dead in Rockport fire

September 15, 2014 ROCKPORT — One person has died in a structure fire north of Rockpor. more »»

October brings start to W.Va. Special Olympics

September 15, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The annual Special Olympics West Virginia Fall Games will be held in October in Parkersburg and local volunteers are being sought to help put on the statewide competition. more »»

W.Va. DOH announces closures beginning today

September 15, 2014 PARKERSBURG — There will be a number of road work projects going on throughout the area this week, beginning today, local highway officials said. more »»

Former elementary school revitalized for new year

September 15, 2014 By JASMINE ROGERS Special to The News and Sentinel OAK GROVE — As the newly established Oak Grove Christian School opened its doors this month, the sounds of tiny footsteps and little laughter fille... more »»

‘Win-win’ for farmers market and food pantries

September 15, 2014 MARIETTA — After seven weeks of hosting local food pantries at its Saturday sale, the River City Farmers Market said the effort to increase awareness for local pantries and boost their food supply i... more »»

Endangered species reintroduced to river

September 15, 2014 WILLIAMSTOWN — The week of Sept. 1 was an exciting time for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge, officials said. more »»

 
 

Fundraiser September 18, 2014

BELMONT – Carehaven of Pleasants county will hold a fundraiser for Alzheimer's at 6 p.m. Sept. 18 at 506 Riverview Drive.Entertainment will include the bluegrass and gospel bands The Gospel Strings, The Carriers, The Sunderman Family and The Tuttle Band. more »

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My Mother's Secret

September 15, 2014 An international bestseller and National Jewish Book Award finalist is available now in paperback, "My Mother's Secret" by J.L. Witterick. more »

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