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City candidates, voters gather at town hall forum

February 5, 2016 PARKERSBURG — People asked questions of mayoral and City Council hopefuls Thursday at a citizens and candidates town hall forum at the Municipal Buildin. more »»

Earley discusses health care changes

February 5, 2016 CHARLESTON — As more people have access to health care there is a push to care for people to prevent certain conditions from developing and costing the patients more down the line, a health insuranc... more »»

Legislative leaders weigh in on W.Va. issues

February 5, 2016 CHARLESTON— Some legislative leaders believe Right to Work legislation and repealing the prevailing wage law represent bold steps to entice business into West Virginia. more »»

Hupp to retire after 45 years

February 5, 2016 PARKERSBURG — The director of Wood County Emergency Management is retiring. more »»

DEA raids office

February 5, 2016 MARIETTA — Workers leaned out of doorways and cars slowed as drivers tried to survey the scene Thursday as more than a dozen agents, combined forces of the Drug Enforcement Administration, the State... more »»

Homeowner appeals value hike

February 5, 2016 PARKERSBURG — A Parkersburg resident appealed the appraised value of his property before the Board of Equalization and Review on Thursday. more »»

Legislative package focuses on deregulation

February 5, 2016 CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Senate is moving toward introducing a package of bills designed to overhaul the state’s regulatory and rule-making processes. more »»

Retired officer purchases K-9 partner

February 5, 2016 MARIETTA — The saga of K-9 officer Ajax came to a happy ending Thursday as his handler, recently retired Marietta Police Officer Matt Hickey, officially became owner of the German shepherd that has... more »»

Brandjes granted continuance to April

February 5, 2016 PARKERSBURG — A man charged in connection with a July murder was granted a continuance for his trial Thursday in Wood County Circuit Court. more »»

Group raising funds for child's service dog

February 5, 2016 MARIETTA — Marietta native Cassidy Miller and her family have been active advocates for the Mid-Ohio Valley March of Dimes organization since the premature birth of son Hunter four years ago. more »»

Councilwoman Coram: Contingency move was 'punishment'

February 4, 2016 PARKERSBURG — A city councilwoman recently posted on social media that her vote last year to move more than $900,000 to a contingency fund requiring council approval for use was meant as a... more »»

Police training a big focus for Ohio

February 4, 2016 MARIETTA — Between the fatal shooting of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. more »»

EM chief to retire

February 4, 2016 PARKERSBURG - After 45 years of public service, Wood County Emergency Management Director Ed Hupp today announced he intends to retire May 1, but his last day at work will be March 3. more »»

Hamilton students promote kindness at school

February 4, 2016 PARKERSBURG — A group of students at Hamilton Middle School are promoting caring and camaraderie this week as part of the national “Great Kindness Challenge. more »»

Teachers' union slams Henthorn

February 4, 2016 MIDDLEBOURNE — The Tyler County Education Association is critical of the school board president’s decision to homeschool her children. more »»

Rock photographer transitions to family portraits

February 4, 2016 LITTLE HOCKING — A photographer who specialized in photographing women performers at heavy metal rock concerts has moved to Little Hocking where her new business is portrait and lifestyle photography. more »»

Teams set for Science Bowl

February 4, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Three teams from the region, including two from Parkersburg High School, will compete in the 25th annual West Virginia Regional Science Bowl on Friday and Saturday at the Mountainlair... more »»

Three free programs set for MC planetarium

February 4, 2016 MARIETTA — The Anderson Hancock Planetarium on Marietta College’s campus is opening its doors — and the solar system — for three free community programs in February, March and April. more »»

Ransom granted conditional release

February 4, 2016 MARIETTA — A Marietta man found not guilty by reason of insanity in 2014 for the attempted murder of a police officer was granted the ability to return home with a number of conditions Wednesday in... more »»

Woman pleads guilty on drug charge

February 4, 2016 MARIETTA — A Marietta woman who brought more than a dozen anxiety pills into the Washington County Jail after she was arrested for being a fugitive pleaded guilty to illegal conveyance Wednesday... more »»

Wood County Circuit Court hears three cases

February 4, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Three hearings took place in Wood County Circuit Court Wednesda. more »»


Big Band Dance February 6, 2016

LUBECK — A Big Band Dance will be 7:30-10 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Lubeck Civic Center in Lubeck.The event will feature an 18-piece Band. more »

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