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Critics blast clean power announcement

August 4, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Reaction was swift Monday from West Virginia officials over the stricter emission standards for coal-fired power plants by the Environmental Protection Agency. more »»

Ballot issues, offices on 2016 ballots

August 4, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Some local ballot issues are expected in the 2016 elections in addition to multiple local and state office. more »»

Vienna Police Department adds two patrolmen

August 4, 2015 VIENNA — Two new police officers were sworn into office on Monday morning by the city of Vienna. Zachary Schaad and Gregory R. more »»

Petition challenges noise on bridge project

August 4, 2015 PARKERSBURG — A petition turned in to city and state officials asks for a contractor to refrain from doing the noisiest part of its work on the Juliana Street Bridge on weekends. more »»

Meeting to discuss injection wells

August 4, 2015 COOLVILLE — Residents of the Torch and surrounding area will have an opportunity to discuss and learn more about injection wells in the are. more »»

Kind Kids Club celebrates student volunteers

August 4, 2015 WILLIAMSTOWN — Selected third-grade students from Worthington and Williamstown Elementary schools were part of a Kind Kids Club during the 2014-2015 school year. more »»

Golf Outing benefits MACC

August 4, 2015 MARIETTA — Callaway golf bags and polos were all around the Marietta Country Club for the 45th annual Golf Outing hosted by the Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce Monday. more »»

Motorcyclist injured

August 4, 2015 MARIETTA — One man was hospitalized after having a motorcycle wreck and trying to hide from the police after the crash, officials sai. more »»

Slain pizza delivery driver was MOV native

August 4, 2015 COLUMBUS — The slain delivery driver in Columbus was a native of the Mid-Ohio Valley, officials said. James A. more »»

Soap Box Derby canceled

August 4, 2015 PARKERSBURG — For the first time in over nine years, soap box racers will not be racing down Market Street during the 2015 Parkersburg Homecoming Festiva. more »»

Post-Polio Support Group plans lunch

August 4, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The Mid-Ohio Valley Post-Polio Support Group of the Wood County Society will meet for a Dutch treat luncheon and social hour at noon Aug. 10 at Golden Corral. more »»

New school year set to begin

August 4, 2015 PARKERSBURG — School systems throughout the Mid-Ohio Valley are gearing up for the new school year. more »»

Police: Drunk punches deputy

August 4, 2015 PARKERSBURG — An inebriated Parkersburg man punched a Wood County deputy multiple times on Thursday, officials said Monday. more »»

Little Hocking man jailed on drug charge

August 4, 2015 MARIETTA — A Little Hocking man who admitted to having a variety of chemicals in his home for the purposes of making methamphetamine was sentenced to 60 days in the Washington County Jail Monday... more »»

Parkersburg Ice Cream Social offers sweet relief

August 3, 2015 PARKERSBURG — With a bright sunny day and good temperatures, many people flocked Sunday to the 13th annual Parkersburg Ice Cream Social in downtown Parkersburg. more »»

PHS grad planning documentary on band

August 3, 2015 PARKERSBURG — A graduate of Parkersburg High School who retired from the Philadelphia Orchestra is looking for a film of the Big Red Band from 1939 for a documentar. more »»

Board pushing treatment site again

August 3, 2015 MARIETTA — After push back from residents last year stalled the addiction treatment facility planned for 812 Fifth St. more »»

Wine magazine recognizes Spats at Blennerhassett Hotel

August 3, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Spats at the Blennerhassett Hotel is among several West Virginia restaurants and over 3,500 restaurants worldwide being recognized by an international wine publication. more »»

Inland Waterways Festival a success

August 3, 2015 MARIETTA — The 2015 Inland Waterways Festival concluded Sunday following two days of sunny weather, offering hundreds of visitors the chance to learn about the area’s rivers, natural resources and... more »»

Group training women to work faces closure

August 3, 2015 CHARLESTON — A nonprofit group that helps women get work in higher-paying jobs faces closure. West Virginia Women Work on Friday said the end of the year may be the end for the 15-year-old program. more »»

Belpre wraps up 2015 Homecoming celebration

August 2, 2015 BELPRE — After three days of fun and festivities, the 83rd annual Belpre Homecoming Festival came to a close at Civitan Park on Saturday evening. more »»


Yard sale August 7, 2015

BOAZ — A Treasures Yard Sale will be Aug. 7 and 8 at Henderson Hall at 517 Old River Road, Boaz.The sale will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. It will be conducted by Henderson Hall volunteers, with proceeds to benefit projects at the Hall. more »

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