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High water, snow cause chaos on area roads

March 5, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Rain, and not snow, was the cause of problems throughout the area Wednesday morning and afternoon as flood warnings were issued for Parkersburg, S. more »»

Wood offices closed, others open

March 5, 2015 PARKERSBURG - The Wood County Courthouse, Shaver Judicial Annex, Judge Black Courthouse Annex and Justice Center are closed today. The Wood County Sheriff's Office remains open. more »»

Wood Schools closed Friday

March 5, 2015 Wood County Schools will be closed on Friday with employees reporting on Code C, an assistant superintendent said. Employees will report on Code C, Assistant Superintendent Mike Fliing said. more »»

Legislature moves to override veto

March 5, 2015 CHARLESTON — The state Legislature on Wednesday moved to override a governor’s veto of a controversial anti-abortion bill. The House voted Wednesday morning to override Gov. more »»

Caution urged on I-77

March 5, 2015 PARKERSBURG – Wood County 911 Director Rick Woodyard urges anyone who does not have to be on the roadways to stay off the streets. more »»

Ashley Flowers waives hearing

March 5, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Ashley Flowers, who is on leave from her job as the Parkersburg finance director, appeared in Wood County Magistrate Court Wednesday for a preliminary hearing on two felony charges. more »»

Senate approves video lottery bill

March 5, 2015 CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Senate has approved increasing the number of terminals allowed in video lottery businesse. more »»

Easter program grows

March 5, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Assuming the snowy results of winter storm Thor have melted away and the Easter Bunny isn’t walking around on snowshoes, in less than two weeks spring may have sprung as Parkersburg... more »»

Spring burn season begins

March 5, 2015 PARKERSBURG — As of March 1, spring burning season is in effect throughout West Virginia, said Parkersburg Fire Department Capt. Tim Flinn. more »»

Police car chase ends in arrest

March 5, 2015 POMEROY, Ohio — Thomas A. more »»

Truancy bill clears Senate committee

March 5, 2015 CHARLESTON — A bill increasing the number of allowable unexcused absences for students in West Virginia before the courts become involved has been sent to the full Senate for consideration. more »»

Senate amends bill blocking Tesla sales

March 5, 2015 CHARLESTON — A bill amending the law dealing with manufacturers and automobile dealers which an electric car maker said will prohibit it from making direct sales to consumers in West Virginia passed... more »»

GOP primary set for Marietta council seat

March 5, 2015 MARIETTA — Seven candidates who have filed, plus any independent candidates yet to file, will ultimately be whittled down to the city’s next three Marietta City Council at large members. more »»

Woman arrested for grand larceny

March 5, 2015 VIENNA — A Parkersburg woman was arrested on a charge of grand larceny after allegedly stealing jewelry, officials said. Crystal G. more »»

Russell sentenced on drug charge

March 5, 2015 MARIETTA — A Coolville woman was sentenced to 17 months in prison Wednesday for illegally having a prescription for hydrocodone pills filled under her grandmother’s name at a Belpre pharmacy in earl... more »»

Johnson pleads guilty to arson

March 5, 2015 MARIETTA — A Coolville man will face up to eight years in prison and a $15,000 fine after he pleaded guilty to a second-degree felony count of aggravated arson in Washington County Common Pleas Cour... more »»

Brown pleads guilty in murder-for-hire plot

March 5, 2015 MARIETTA — A Caldwell man pleaded guilty to a first-degree charge of conspiring to commit murder and agreed to testify at the trial of his co-conspirator, a Belpre woman who allegedly wanted her... more »»

Bible College awaiting decision

March 5, 2015 MARIETTA — Nearly two months ago, Marietta Bible College was celebrating after learning that the majority of its student body would not be sent home as a result of immigration issues. more »»

Two students from area in poetry competition

March 5, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Two students from the region will participate in the 2015 West Virginia Poetry Out Loud competition on Friday and Saturday at the Culture Center in Charleston. more »»

Newell complaint being investigated

March 4, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The West Virginia Ethics Commission’s Probable Cause Review Board is investigating a complaint against Mayor Bob Newell. The complaint was submitted to the commission Jan. more »»

Attorney in city lawsuit addresses texts

March 4, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The attorney for municipal employees who filed lawsuits against the city related to an alleged affair between Mayor Bob Newell and Finance Director Ashley Flowers addressed the... more »»


Trappers event March 6, 2015

GLENVILLE — The West Virginia Trappers Association Spring Rendezvous and Fur Auction will be March 6-8 at the Gilmer County Recreation Center in Glenville.Finished fur will be consigned Friday and Saturday. Raw fur will be consigned Sunday morning and the Fur Auction will be Sunday at 1 p.m. more »

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