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Commissioners adopt new budget

March 26, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Wood County commissioners adopted a $20,934,655 budget, which includes no across-the-board employee pay raises, a contingencies fund and money for an increase in health insurance cost. more »»

8 charged with drug trafficking today in Washington County

March 26, 2015 Eight people were arrested on drug offenses today after the Major Crimes Task Force received information a trafficker responsible for selling large amounts of heroin and crack cocaine was present at... more »»

No red flags in city audit

March 26, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Despite a violation and a couple of recommendations, the city received high marks on its state-mandated audit for the 2013-14 fiscal year. more »»

UPDATE: Accused killer caught

March 26, 2015 PARKERSBURG A man awaiting trial for murder who escaped from a mental health facility was apprehended late Wednesday night in Harrison County where he was hiding in the grass, the West Virginia... more »»

Water line break repaired

March 26, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Repairs to water line breaks that led to a boil advisory for parts of the city and the closing of four schools Tuesday were mostly completed Wednesday. more »»

Police searching for meth lab suspect

March 26, 2015 DAVISVILLE — What started as observation on a Davisville home ended in a car chase and meth lab bust on Wednesday evening, with one person still at-large. more »»

Wood advocate honored

March 26, 2015 CHARLESTON — Laurea Ellis, Social Services coordinator at the Department of Health and Human Resources in Wood County received the Professional With Courage Award from the West Virginia Child... more »»

40 dogs, five cats found in area home

March 26, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Forty dogs and five cats were removed from a Parkersburg home on Wednesday afternoon, officials said. more »»

Suspect Zuccaro remains at-large

March 26, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The hunt for escapee Rocco Jesse Zuccaro continued Wednesday evening, officials said. Zuccaro, 30, from Burgettstown, Pa., escaped from the William R. Sharpe Jr. Hospital in Weston, W. more »»

Marietta City Council urged to support trail

March 26, 2015 MARIETTA — City Council’s streets committee was asked Wednesday to throw its support behind the largest connected multi-use trail system in the United States, though it is not certain if the city’s... more »»

Belpre Schools dinner postponed

March 26, 2015 BELPRE — The annual Belpre City Schools PTO Spaghetti Dinner, originally scheduled for tonight, has been postponed until a later date. more »»

Wood ranks as 32nd healthiest county

March 26, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Wood County is ranked in the bottom half of the healthiest counties in West Virginia, according to a report by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin... more »»

Wood County Circuit Court hears seven cases

March 26, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Three pleas and a sentencing were among the seven cases heard in Wood County Circuit Court Wednesday. more »»

Performance artist Tim Miller events set

March 26, 2015 MARIETTA — Performance artist Tim Miller will appear in two events Monday and Tuesday at Marietta College. Miller will present “Performance! Lecture! & Rant!” at 7:30 p.m. more »»

Newell comes out swinging at council meeting

March 25, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Mayor Bob Newell came out swinging at Tuesday’s City Council meeting, and a motion to fund a forensic audit of certain city finances failed in a 4-4 tie. more »»

Water advisory lifted in Parkersburg

March 25, 2015 PARKERSBURG — A boil-water advisory for portions of Parkersburg has been lifte. more »»

Mayor files ethics complaint

March 25, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Councilwoman Kim Coram’s ties to a business in the Point Park Marketplace and a proposed audit that includes the city board that owns the building are the subject of an ethics complain... more »»

Crews repairing line break

March 25, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Crews were working Tuesday to repair a major waterline break in Parkersbur. more »»

Erickson bleachers named for Eschbacher

March 25, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Board of Education voted Tuesday to name the bleachers at the Erickson All-Sports Facility after the late Tom Eschbacher, principal of Parkersburg South High School who... more »»

SW Resources holds annual awards banquet

March 25, 2015 VIENNA— SW Resources is providing opportunities for people with disabilities in the community to find meaningful employment. more »»

Lawmakers plan extra time

March 25, 2015 CHARLESTON — West Virginia legislative leaders say education issues will be a top priority during the upcoming interim sessions. more »»


Fish fries March 27, 2015

PARKERSBURG — A number of local organizations and groups are holding fish fries during the Lenten season.The final fish fry of the season will begin at 6 p.m. today at the Knights of Columbus, 1010 Market St., Parkersburg.In Little Hocking, S. more »

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