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Newell petition prompts dueling motions

May 27, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Lawyers representing Mayor Bob Newell are seeking the dismissal of the removal petition while the lead petitioner has asked the three-judge panel hearing the case to disqualify one of... more »»

Council rejects market grant application

May 27, 2015 PARKERSBURG — A resolution to apply for a $70,000 federal grant to promote the Downtown Farmers’ Market failed in a 4-4 tie at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. more »»

Wood BOE looks at certification bonus cuts

May 27, 2015 PARKERSBURG — A proposed change to a Wood County Schools’ policy would significantly reduce the bonus given to teachers and other professional staff achieving national certification. more »»

Altice announces plan to buy Suddenlink

May 27, 2015 PARKERSBURG — A Luxembourg-based telecommunications firm with services throughout Europe has announced it is entering the U.S. market by buying Suddenlink Communications. more »»

Residents talk treatment options for drug offenders

May 27, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Members of the community want to see more treatment options available to drug offenders as opposed to more jail time with no treatment options. U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and U.S. more »»

Santo advances in spelling bee

May 27, 2015 VIENNA — Putting her word knowledge to the test, speller Marilyn Santo, 14, of Vienna, has advanced to the second round of the preliminaries for the Scripps National Spelling Bee and will find out... more »»

SM principal Angel’s retirement celebrated

May 27, 2015 MARIETTA — Flowers, cheers and gifts awaited a Marietta principal at a surprise assembly on Tuesday to celebrate her retirement after almost two decades of service. Rita Angel, principal at St. more »»

Hundreds attend Parkersburg Memorial Day observance

May 26, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg Police Chief Joe Martin thanked veterans in attendance for their service in the military and to their community during Monday’s Memorial Day observance in City Park, but... more »»

Belpre ceremony marks Memorial Day

May 26, 2015 BELPRE — More than 1.1 million Americans have died in U.S. wars, but being able to put a number on it doesn’t make it any easier to accept for Bob McDonald, chaplain of American Legion Post 495. more »»

Parade opens Marietta Memorial Day celebration

May 26, 2015 MARIETTA — With American flags billowing in the light breeze of Memorial Day, community members and war veterans gave tribute to the many men and women who have given their lives in the service of... more »»

Veterans memorial opened

May 26, 2015 MARIETTA — The American flag was raised to full mast after noon Monday across the nation, but for those who attended the dedication of a new veterans memorial in Reno, 11 more flags followed suit. more »»

Area pools opening for season and ready for fun seekers

May 26, 2015 MARIETTA — Alava Burkhart, 7, of Marietta, flew down the slide of the Marietta Aquatic Center on Sunday afternoon, as the pool opened up for its second day of the season. more »»

Flanders Field gets new pavilion

May 26, 2015 MARIETTA — What began as a community request to City Councilman Tom Vukovic for a place to hold Sunday picnics culminated Friday in the dedication of a new pavilion at Flanders Field. more »»

Inmate in critical condition after high courthouse leap

May 26, 2015 MARIETTA — A Waterford inmate who jumped from the third floor of the Washington County Courthouse on Friday has been listed in very critical condition at Marietta Memorial Hospital, according to the... more »»

Marine Corps League honors Cadet Salyers

May 26, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The Marine Corps League presented a Junior ROTC Community Service Award to Cadet 2nd Lt. James Salyers on May 11. more »»

Once homeless man finding his way back

May 25, 2015 PARKERSBURG — His only home was a tent by the river under the East Street bridge. more »»

Steampunk enthusiasts breathe life into benefit

May 25, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Looking back at a hopeful time while raising money so many women can have hope for a better future was the aim of a steampunk convention held over the weekend in Parkersbur. more »»

Mental health worker weighs in on rigors of life online

May 25, 2015 PARKERSBURG — While Internet and social media sites can provide information and resources, they also can be places for cyberbullying or cyberstalking. more »»

Online harassment a new legal concern

May 25, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Wood County Prosecutor Jason Wharton said computer crime related to harassment or abuse of individuals via social media is a developing and relatively new area of law. more »»

Pickering Associates, students sail into summer

May 25, 2015 PARKERSBURG — With the end of the school year approaching, students at Hamilton Middle School recently participated in a hands-on design and engineering project. more »»

Memorial Day events scheduled across MOV

May 25, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Communities in the Mid-Ohio Valley will celebrate Memorial Day with parades and ceremonies today: * 8 a.m.: Harmar Village, Marietta * 9 a.m. more »»


Bingo May 29, 2015

VIENNA — The Wood County Deputy Sheriff's Association is having a Bag and Bangle Bingo fundraiser May 29 at the Vienna Community Building in Jackson Memorial Park in Vienna.Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $20 for 20 games. more »

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