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Belpre officer injured in pursuit

May 22, 2015 BELPRE — A Belpre Police officer broke his shoulder while pursuing a suspect Wednesday night. The foot chase began after 10 p.m., when Sgt. more »»

Site of Newell hearing moved

May 22, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The location of the June 4-5 hearing to determine whether Mayor Bob Newell can remain in office has been moved to the fourth-floor courtroom at the Wood County Judicial Building. more »»

Belpre VFD in need of chief

May 22, 2015 BELPRE — The search is on for a new fire chief for the Belpre Volunteer Fire Department. Chief Eric Sinnett recently announced his retirement from the department. more »»

Wood commissioners eyeing regional jail bill

May 22, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Wood County commissioners are again watchful of the regional jail bill. more »»

Man arrested on meth charge

May 22, 2015 PARKERSBURG — A Brierwood Subdivision resident was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of operating a meth lab. more »»

Council to hear solar panel pitch

May 22, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Representatives from the City of Parkersburg are interested in putting a series of solar panels on the roof of the Parkersburg Recycling Center to generate electricity from a renewable... more »»

Tech fair part of education campaign

May 22, 2015 PARKERSBURG — A technology fair and concert took place at West Virginia University at Parkersburg Thursday as part of the CMT (Country Music Television) Empowering Education campaign to encourage... more »»

Parkersburg Catholic invests in new tech

May 22, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Over the last 18 months at Parkersburg Catholic Elementary School and its preschool building on Fairview Avenue, no computer in the words of Principal Kevin Simonton was “up to date. more »»

Wall collapses outside store

May 22, 2015 MARIETTA — An exterior wall collapsed outside of Giant Eagle in the Frontier Shopping Center Thursday afternoo. more »»

Parkersburg man arrested for robbery

May 22, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Police Department arrested Joseph Michael Grendel, 29, Thursday on a charge of first-degree robbery. The robbery investigation began on May 14 at around 3 p.m. more »»

Co-defendants sentenced on theft charges

May 22, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Two men charged with theft-related crimes were sentenced in Wood County Circuit Court Thursday. Curtis Nile Rood, 21, 2775 Ohio 144, Coolville, and Aaron D. more »»

Summer feeding programs set

May 22, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Board of Education has announced sites for the Summer Food Service Program. These sites are open to all children, ages 18 and younger, without cost. more »»

Marietta BOE considers food program

May 22, 2015 MARIETTA — All students in Marietta City Schools’ elementary schools could potentially receive free lunch and breakfast during the school year, thanks to a new national reimbursement program for... more »»

Warren puts renovations on fast track

May 22, 2015 VINCENT — The Warren Local Schools Board of Education officially waived the competitive bidding process at its meeting Monday and will be selecting a general contractor within the next week to... more »»

Local man sentenced for illegal firearm

May 22, 2015 PARKERSBURG — A Parkersburg man who was shot during his arrest in July was sentenced Thursday to seven years in federal prison by U.S. District Judge John T. Copenhaver Jr., officials said. more »»

Two accused of robbing downtown Parkersburg pub

May 21, 2015 PARKERSBURG — A pair of suspects in an armed robbery Wednesday at the Bankshot Pub in downtown Parkersburg were arrested a short time later in Belpre. more »»

Morrisey addresses changes to laws

May 21, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The West Virginia attorney general talked about West Virginia’s changing legal climate in regard to business during a meeting with local business leaders Wednesday. more »»

Morrisey talks politics during visit

May 21, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Jim Justice is a Democrat, but he may have a good idea anyway, a possible Republican candidate for governor of West Virginia said Wednesday. more »»

Need great for foster care and adoptive parents

May 21, 2015 PARKERSBURG — There are many West Virginia children without homes and finding foster placements and adoptive homes is becoming more and more difficul. more »»

Study: Wood high in drug use

May 21, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Wood County ranks high compared to other counties in several aspects of drug use and alcoholism, recent studies sho. more »»

PUB members keep review standard the same

May 21, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Members of the Parkersburg Utility Board agreed Wednesday to keep the cutoff amount at which invoices are reviewed by the board at $75. more »»


Ox Roast May 23, 2015

SMITHVILLE, W.Va. – The Smithville Community Association will host its annual ox roast at 4 p.m. May 23 at 16559 Staunton Turnpike, Smithville.The cost is $8 for the meal, with sandwiches $4.50 each. For more information, call 304-477-31. more »

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