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Rubber Ducky tickets on sale

July 4, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Ticket sales have started for the 26th annual Rubber Ducky Derby, associated with the Parkersburg Homecoming, according to Homecoming President Sherry Valentine. more »»

Nation’s law enforcement on heightened alert

July 4, 2015 PARKERSBURG— Federal law-enforcement agencies nationwide are on heightened alert for possible terrorists attacks. more »»

Holiday seeing heavy travel

July 4, 2015 MARIETTA — If you are out on the road this weekend, you are joining nearly 42 million others traveling the highways, airways and waterways to celebrate Independence Day. AAA forecasts 41. more »»

Blues fans brave the rain

July 4, 2015 MARIETTA — In the face of summer showers, John, 57, and Teresa Frey, 54, danced on to the music of the Red White and Brews Festival in the Lafayette Hotel parking lot Friday night in downtown... more »»

Fireworks prompt safety pleas

July 4, 2015 MARIETTA — Fireworks will fill the sky this evening and consumers are reminded of the laws and dangers of celebrating Independence Day with pyrotechnics. more »»

Flag recipient donates to Red Wings

July 4, 2015 PARKERSBURG — For Clarice Stoneking this Fourth of July will be unlike any other. more »»

Event slated at patriot's grave

July 4, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The Capt. James Neal Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will hold a public ceremony at the grave of Capt. James Neal, a Revolutionary War patriot, at 2 p.m. more »»

Kids Fest to be held July 11

July 4, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The 2015 edition of Kids Fest will be held July 11 at City Park where there will be entertainment, food and activities for children and families. more »»

MC alums on a mission for son's health

July 4, 2015 MARIETTA — When Marietta College alumni Tim and Valerie Byers found out their 5-year-old son had a rare genetic disorder with no cure just months ago, they immediately jumped into action to get him... more »»

MOV to host Independence Day activities

July 4, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Many activities are planned in the Mid-Ohio Valley today for the Fourth of July holiday. * The American Legion Post 15 carnival and fireworks show at City Park in Parkersburg. more »»

Twin Rivers set to start on new addition

July 4, 2015 WHIPPLE, Ohio — After several years of planning, the final phases are complete and Whipple’s Twin Rivers Baptist Church is breaking ground on a nearly $1 million Family Center which will change the... more »»

AG: Congress should protect same-sex marriage opponents

July 4, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The attorney general of West Virginia with other states have asked Congressional leaders to take action protecting the tax-exempt status of nonprofit religious organization. more »»

Colombo lifts spending freeze

July 3, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Mayor Jimmy Colombo this week lifted a spending freeze implemented last month as city officials tried to grapple with a cash carryover that wasn’t meeting projections. more »»

Santer weighs in on review meeting

July 3, 2015 PARKERSBURG — City Attorney Joe Santer said he does not think the recent actions of four City Council members constitute a significant violation of state open meetings law, while Councilwoman Nancy... more »»

Students attend Title I summer school

July 3, 2015 PARKERSBURG — More than 100 elementary school students are attending Wood County Schools Title I Summer School program this season, taking classes ranging from basic math and English to science and... more »»

Merrill facing breaking and entering charges

July 3, 2015 PARKERSBURG — A Parkersburg man was arrested in connection with recent outbuilding break-ins. Jeremy Grey Merrill, 34, of 4321 14th Ave. more »»

Commission updated on fire fee efforts

July 3, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Wood County volunteer firefighters asked county commissioners for their support Thursday and updated the county officials on the drive to gather petition signatures for a fire fee. more »»

Mountain State Art & Craft Fair opens

July 3, 2015 RIPLEY — People enjoyed the sights, sounds and flavors of the Mountain State Art and Craft Fair on its opening day Thursday. more »»

Blues festival marks holiday

July 3, 2015 MARIETTA — Local officials are inviting people to celebrate America’s birthday weekend with a lineup of blues music and locally brewed beer tonight at the 21st annual Red, White and Brews Festival a... more »»

Water main break creates geyser

July 3, 2015 VIENNA — Water was shut off in the north end of Vienna for the second time in a month Thursday as a water main break sent water gushing into the air, officials sai. more »»

Council approves BB gun range for fair

July 3, 2015 MARIETTA — The Boy Scouts of America once again have authorization to operate a temporary BB gun range during the Washington County Fair this fall thanks to a vote by Marietta City Council Thursday... more »»


Concert July 7, 2015

BELPRE — The St. Marys Community Concert Band will present a patriotic outdoor concert at 7:30 p.m. July 7 at Civitan Park in Belpre. New members are welcome at practices on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the St. Marys Marina in St. Marys. For more information, contact 740-473-9076, fozbar@exede. more »

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