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Police have suspect in Ball murder

November 1, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Investigators are focusing on a “main suspect” in the murder of Vienna resident Cindy Ball. “We have several persons of interest. more »»

Weather dampens Halloween parade

November 1, 2014 VIENNA — Parents and grandparents of students at Vienna Elementary School filled the gymnasium on Friday afternoon for the annual Halloween Parade. more »»

County to receive grant for court work

November 1, 2014 PARKERSBURG —Wood County will receive a grant of $100,000 from the West Virginia Courthouse Facilities Improvement Authority for repairs at the courthouse. more »»

Change your clocks back this weekend

November 1, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The mantra of “change your clocks, change your batteries” is heard again throughout the Mid-Ohio Valley this weekend, with officials reminding people that fresh batteries save lives. more »»

Students hear anti-drug talk

November 1, 2014 MINERAL WELLS — Fourth- and fifth-grade students at Mineral Wells Elementary School on Thursday learned up-close of an issue plaguing the Mid-Ohio Valley with a pilot Drug Awareness Program. more »»

Manchin talks about issues

November 1, 2014 ST. MARYS — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., made a stop at the Pleasants County Public Library during his tour of the state Friday to talk about issues facing the nation and stat. more »»

Wood County early voting ends today

November 1, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Early voting ends today in West Virginia. The five early vote precincts will be open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. more »»

Cornelius plans to file complaint against Dunn

November 1, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Rob Cornelius said he plans to file a complaint Monday with the West Virginia Secretary of State’s office against Wood County Commission President Wayne Dunn alleging Dunn’s campaign... more »»

Dirty Girl Mud Run producers sued by W.Va.

November 1, 2014 CHARLESTON — A lawsuit was filed in Kanawha County Circuit Court against Human Movement Inc. more »»

Murder-for-hire plot among indictments

November 1, 2014 MARIETTA — A Belpre woman who allegedly conspired to have her husband murdered and the man with whom she was having an affair were among 28 people indicted by a Washington County grand jury Friday. more »»

Mineral Wells man sentenced for theft

November 1, 2014 MARIETTA — A Wood County man was sentenced to 45 days in jail followed by 36 months of community control and ordered to pay $8,000 in restitution payments for stealing money from his previous... more »»

Two men arrested for fire that damaged Coolville home

November 1, 2014 MARIETTA — Two men were arrested on arson charges after a Coolville residence caught fire Wednesday. Coree G. Johnson, 22, of 4746 Federal Road, Coolville, and Zachary T. Vensel, 24, of 838 Lee St. more »»

Students recognized during JROTC event

November 1, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Students were recognized during Parkersburg High School’s Navy JROTC biannual inspection on Wednesday, officials said. more »»

The Unitarians

November 1, 2014 MARIETTA — Built in 1855 by John Slocomb, the First Unitarian Universalist Church has stood at Putnam and Third streets as one of only a few Gothic styles of architecture in town. more »»

Free concert part of String Day at WHS

November 1, 2014 WILLIAMSTOWN — West Virginia students will gather in Williamstown today for intense musical training in stringed instruments, officials said. more »»

Wood Habitat given $120K in donations

November 1, 2014 VIENNA — Wood County Habitat for Humanity has received $120,000 in donations for its “Caring Campaign” following Monday’s “An Evening of Thanksgiving” at CJ’s Italian Restaurant. more »»

Kids savor sweet holiday

October 31, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Doorbells rang across the Mid-Ohio Valley on Thursday evening, with ghouls and goblins shouting the age-old cry of Halloween, “trick-or-treat!” The majority of local cities and towns... more »»

Halloween decorations destroyed in the name of science

October 31, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The goal of pumpkin drop events held Thursday at two area schools was to teach students physics concepts in a fun, memorable way. more »»

WVDOT: Guardrail caps under federal scrutiny

October 31, 2014 CHARLESTON — A West Virginia Department of Transportation official says guardrail caps at the center of a lawsuit in Texas are on state roads, but officials are unsure of how many or where they are... more »»

Mineral rights topic of Marietta meeting

October 31, 2014 MARIETTA — Marietta City Council’s public, lands, buildings, and parks committee convened Thursday night at Lookout Park to hear public input on two ordinances that could earn the city more than... more »»

Petition filed for Belleville road closure

October 31, 2014 PARKERSBURG — A public hearing has been set for Nov. 17 on a petition filed by James E. Smith to close a portion of Thomas Run Road in Belleville. The hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. Nov. more »»


Desperate for Downton November 1, 2014

Calling all fans of Downton Abbey! Season four has ended, and fans are suffering withdrawal symptoms waiting for Season five. To bridge the gap, the Dickens Victorian Village has planned a unique weekend of activities. more »

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