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Officials address rumored Hamilton 'kill list'

January 30, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Wood County Schools and Parkersburg Police officials are trying to calm public concerns after a list of students’ names was found at Hamilton Middle School that led some to believe it... more »»

Finance director working at home

January 30, 2015 PARKERSBURG — City Finance Director Ashley Flowers is working from home, and the Wood County Republican Party chairman is calling for Mayor Bob Newell’s resignation in the wake of an ethics complain... more »»

Freezing rain, crashes keep authorities busy

January 30, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Freezing rain moved across the Mid-Ohio Valley on Thursday, making some spots more dangerous than others, officials said. more »»

Boley targets Common Core

January 30, 2015 CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Senate has taken the first step away from the national Common Core education standards with a bill to prohibit its use in West Virginia schools. Sen. more »»

Carry bill entered in W.Va. Senate

January 30, 2015 MARTINSBURG — A bill that would allow people to carry concealed weapons in West Virginia without a concealed weapons permit was introduced in the state Senate Wednesday. more »»

Bills would require voter photo ID

January 30, 2015 MARTINSBURG — Two bills have been introduced in the West Virginia Legislature that would require voters to produce a photo ID to vote: House Bill 2092 and Senate Bill 340. more »»

Manchin: Try again on pseudoephedrine

January 30, 2015 WASHINGTON — A U.S. senator from West Virginia is asking state lawmakers to adopt a recommendation to curb the production of methamphetamine. more »»

AmeriCorps partners with area schools

January 30, 2015 PARKERSBURG — AmeriCorps has partnered with three local schools to help prevent students from dropping out of school. more »»

Vienna passes bond ordinance second reading

January 30, 2015 VIENNA — An ordinance to allow the City of Vienna to sell bonds to finance a project to replace and build water storage tanks passed its second reading in a special council meeting Thursday. more »»

Commissioners, judges talk budget

January 30, 2015 MARIETTA — Nearly 50 people attended a public meeting with discussion between the Washington County commissioners and Common Pleas Court judges Thursday afternoon, where the focus was court staff... more »»

Council hears bids for replacement project

January 30, 2015 MARIETTA — City Council heard the bid results for a culvert replacement project on Channel Lane at a Wednesday streets committee meeting before opening the floor to residents who have been... more »»

Marietta passes salary schedule

January 30, 2015 MARIETTA — On Thursday, Marietta City Council passed salary schedules for the 11 city positions up for election in November. more »»

Marietta participates in National School Choice Week

January 30, 2015 MARIETTA — It is National School Choice Week, a time to place a spotlight on the importance of having a variety of education opportunities for students. more »»

Workers share tips on being outdoors in cold

January 30, 2015 MARIETTA — Winter still has 50 days to go, but those days can seem long for folks whose jobs require them to spend a lot of time outdoors. more »»

Capito makes staff appointments

January 30, 2015 WASHINGTON — Senior staff appointments and a new communications director were announced on Thursday by U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va. Capito named Ashley Berrang as communications director. more »»

U.S. Senate passes Keystone XL bill

January 30, 2015 WASHINGTON — A bill forcing the approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline passed the Senate on Thursday despite assurances President Obama will veto. more »»

Lawsuits filed against city claim harassment, hostile environment

January 29, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Five employees are suing the city, claiming a hostile work environment and sexual harassment as a result of an alleged affair between the mayor and finance director. more »»

Suit claims catch council off guard

January 29, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Many City Council members said Wednesday they were surprised by allegations that the mayor had an affair with the finance director, as outlined this week in five lawsuits filed by city... more »»

Incident investigated at Hamilton

January 29, 2015 PARKERSBURG — A 12-year-old Hamilton Middle School student and his cousin at Parkersburg South High School were being investigated by the Parkersburg Police Department and school officials after a... more »»

Ritchie jury indicts Asbury

January 29, 2015 HARRISVILLE — Former Wood County Deputy Sheriff Jim Ray Asbury was indicted Monday by a Ritchie County grand jury. more »»

Former WVU-P employee pleads guilty to fraud

January 29, 2015 PARKERSBURG — A former employee at West Virginia University at Parkersburg pleaded guilty to two felony counts in Wood County Circuit Court on Monday, an official sai. more »»


Steak fry January 31, 2015

BEVERLY — Beverly American Legion Post 389 is holding a public steak fry from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at the post home at 114 Main St. in Beverly. more »

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