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April 18, 2014 PARKERSBURG — A Thursday afternoon fire at a Virginia Avenue boarding house left eight people displaced, injured one firefighter, and saw the rescue of a pet guinea pig from the smoke, officials said. more »»

County seeks Morrisey’s input

April 18, 2014 PARKERSBURG —Wood County commissioners will ask state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey for direction on how to handle votes cast for a candidate who has withdrawn. more »»

Southside library efforts moving ahead

April 18, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg and Wood County Public Library officials must clear one more regulatory hurdle before a new chapter can begin for the south Parkersburg branch. more »»

Uniform costs questioned by commissioners

April 18, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Wood County commissioners questioned an expenditure from the sheriff’s department for uniforms. more »»

Williamstown wins Tree City USA award

April 18, 2014 WILLIAMSTOWN — The City of Williamstown will celebrate being named Tree City USA for the 30th year with a ceremony next week, officials said. more »»

Weigle wins appeal in obstruction case

April 18, 2014 PARKERSBURG — After a day of testimony, a Wood County Circuit Court judge Thursday overturned a magistrate court conviction of a Vienna businessman on an obstructing charge. more »»

Mayhugh solicitation sentence suspended

April 18, 2014 PARKERSBURG — After pleading guilty to soliciting to have someone kill her husband, Amy Mayhugh was given a suspended sentence in Wood County Circuit Court Thursday. Judge J.D. more »»

Two injured in Ravenswood house fire

April 18, 2014 RAVENSWOOD — Two people were injured, one critically, in a house fire on Skull Run Road in Ravenswood on Thursday morning, officials said. more »»

Man arrested on insurance fraud charge

April 18, 2014 MARIETTA — Jeffrey S. Dowler, 48, of 1740 Mathiot St., Parkersburg, was arrested Wednesday evening on a fourth-degree felony charge of insurance fraud involving a Lowell property he owns. more »»

Armory Square lot goes paid May 1

April 18, 2014 MARIETTA — Enforcement of city parking regulations in the Armory Square parking lot will resume May 1, according to an announcement by Marietta safety-service director Jonathan Hupp during Thursday’... more »»

Fort Frye Local BOE hires principal

April 18, 2014 BEVERLY — Fort Frye High School will have a new principal next year after the Fort Frye Local Board of Education approved a new hire to take the place of principal Susan Rauch at its Thursday evenin... more »»

County’s sewer rates could rise

April 18, 2014 MARIETTA — The sewer rates for Washington County were last raised in 2009 and over that time, the county has been losing money, commissioners said at their meeting Thursday. more »»

‘Band-Aid’ won’t work for insurance

April 18, 2014 MARIETTA — U.S. Rep. more »»

Criss Elemetary holds egg drop

April 18, 2014 PARKERSBURG — More than a dozen eggs soared through the air in front of Criss Elementary School on Thursday as part of the First Grade Eggstravaganza egg drop. more »»

Safety campaigns aimed at motorists begin

April 18, 2014 MARIETTA — As warmer weather arrives, motorists should be aware of motorcyclists returning, too. more »»

DeWees gets Arch Coal Golden Apple Award

April 18, 2014 PARKERSBURG — A local teacher has received the 2014 Arch Coal Golden Apple Award. Debbie DeWees, a teacher at McKinley Elementary School, was one of 11 West Virginia teachers to receive the honor. more »»

Williamstown readies new sidewalk project

April 18, 2014 WILLIAMSTOWN —Residents of Williamstown can look forward to some construction before more functional sidewalks are completed throughout the city this summer. more »»

Mayor names new facilities foreman

April 18, 2014 MARIETTA — The spring grass is growing in Marietta and no one knows that as well as newly-appointed Public Facilities Foreman Tanner Huffman, who was helping a crew unload mowers at the aquatic... more »»

Martinsburg shooting plaintiffs to get reports

April 18, 2014 MARTINSBURG — A federal judge has ordered the city of Martinsburg to turn documents related to a police-involved shooting last year that left a Virginia man dead over to counsel representing the... more »»

Warren student excels in welding at WCCC

April 18, 2014 MARIETTA — Washington County Career Center senior Amber Suprano, 19, may be one of the few girls that have gone through the school’s welding program. more »»

Hall of Famer to speak at dinner

April 18, 2014 PARKERSBURG — A dinner to benefit the Circles Campaign of the Mid-Ohio Valley Inc. more »»


Mid Ohio Valley High Schools Student Art April 18, 2014

High School Students will display their artwork at the the Riverside Artist Gallery, 219 Second St., where an opening ceremony will be held from 6-9 p.m. and an awards ceremny at 7 p.m. April 18. Refreshments will be served. Artwork will remain on display until May 2. Some work will be for s. more »

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