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Newell: No charges in bridge scare

September 30, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Traffic on the Memorial Bridge dropped an average of 5 percent in the three weeks following a Facebook post saying the bridge wasn’t safe, but the woman who made the claim will not fac... more »»

Vienna buys Johns Manville property

September 30, 2014 VIENNA — The city of Vienna closed on the purchase of the Johns Manville property on Friday for $900,000, an official said. The 35 acres of the former Johns Manville property, at 2905 Second Ave. more »»

DEP: Tank site may be strained

September 30, 2014 CHARLESTON — The Department of Environmental Protection is bracing for a flurry of online registrations as the deadline for above-ground storage tanks is two days away. more »»

City, Guard look to partner on demolitions

September 30, 2014 PARKERSBURG — City officials hope to team up with the West Virginia Army National Guard to raze a number of dilapidated houses next year, but first they’ll have to acquire the targeted properties. more »»

Airport finalizes lawsuit payment

September 30, 2014 WILLIAMSTOWN — The lawsuit against the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport is completed following nearly two years of negotiations. more »»

Coach arrested on drug charges

September 30, 2014 MARIETTA — A Marietta Middle School track coach and teacher’s aide was arrested late Monday evening accused of dealing drugs. Benjamin J. Mayer, 40, of 124 Tennis Center Drive Apt. more »»

Commissioners OK land use reg changes

September 30, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Wood County commissioners approved changes recommended in land use regulations that will affect stormwater drain requirements. more »»

Health Department sprinklers to be repaired

September 30, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Declaring it an emergency, Wood County commissioners voted Monday to complete repairs on the Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department’s sprinkler system. more »»

WVU Mountaineer fires kids up about reading

September 30, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The West Virginia University Mountaineer got students and parents at Franklin Elementary School excited about the idea of reading together Monday evening. more »»

Officials evaluating man linked to threats

September 30, 2014 MARIETTA — The man who dropped off a threatening letter at a local law office Friday, resulting in the lockdown of all six Marietta public schools as well as the Marietta Family YMCA, is under... more »»

Convert slated to visit Parkersburg church Saturday

September 30, 2014 PARKERSBURG — A Muslim who converted to Christianity and became a Presbyterian pastor will speak on Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church on Juliana Street. The Rev. more »»

Mugrage sentenced for drug trafficking

September 30, 2014 MARIETTA — A Marietta man was sentenced in Washington County Common Pleas Court Monday to a month in jail and three years of community control for trafficking in drugs. Danny E. more »»

Spencer, Vienna given federal funds

September 30, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The cities of Spencer and Vienna have received funds through the Department of Justice Community Oriented Policing Services Hiring Program. more »»

Fair Wraps Up

September 29, 2014 BARLOW — As Ohio’s oldest independent fair wrapped up Sunday, Maria Nutter, 8, of Veto, was attached to a harness, doing front- and backflips on a bungee trampoline. more »»

Democratic candidates attend dinner

September 29, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Wood County Democrats gathered Sunday for a dinner at City Park to meet candidates and to recognize more than 100 Democratic party members who have voted in every election for the past... more »»

Moving Day raises money, awareness about disease

September 29, 2014 VIENNA — Many came together Sunday at Ohio Valley University to raise money for Parkinson’s disease research and to understand more about the conditio. more »»

Mineral Wells church focusing on healthy living

September 29, 2014 MINERAL WELLS — A church in Mineral Wells is focusing on an important issue facing area citizens: a healthy lifestyle. Beginning Oc. more »»

Belpre’s Ames House built in 1843

September 29, 2014 BELPRE — The Charles Rice Ames House has changed its shape minutely since it was built on Miller Avenue in Belpre in the 1800s. The house was built in 1843, according to owners Dave and Linda Boso. more »»

WCCC offers free GED practice test

September 29, 2014 MARIETTA — Those looking to save some money while trying to advance themselves in the workforce can look toward the Washington County Career Center, just one participating agency currently offering... more »»

First City Triathlon tests contestants’ endurance

September 29, 2014 MARIETTA — Though the First City Triathlon was the first triathlon Nan Williams competed in with a kayak race, she held her own to grab first place for women’s single. more »»

Woman dies in U.S. 50 accident

September 28, 2014 VOLCANO — A Wood County woman died and three Ritchie County men were injured in a two-vehicle accident late Saturday afternoon on U.S. 50 near Mountwood Park. more »»


Esbenshade Series October 1, 2014

MARIETTA — The next program in the Frederica G. Esbenshade Series at Marietta College will be Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Alma McDonough Auditorium.The performance is free and open to the public. more »

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