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Belpre firefighters save dog from burning home

March 27, 2015 BELPRE — An electrical fire destroyed a house at 511 Walnut St. Thursday evening, but firefighters were able to rescue the family’s dog, Ivy. more »»

Quincy repairs to start Monday

March 27, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Work to repair a land slip on Quincy Street is set to begin Monday, and the price could top $100,000. more »»

Vienna council hears of trip

March 27, 2015 VIENNA — Vienna city officials told council Thursday about what can be expected from the growth in the local oil and gas industry and the proposed methane cracker plant. more »»

Eight arrested on drug charges

March 27, 2015 MARIETTA — They hid in closets, under a bed and one jumped out a second-story window, but ultimately eight people were arrested on drug charges Thursday after search warrants were executed at two... more »»

Police officer injured in meth lab bust

March 27, 2015 PARKERSBURG — A Parkersburg Police officer was injured during a shoplifting call turned meth lab discovery Thursday afternoon, an official said. At 1:51 p.m. Parkersburg Police officer D. more »»

Local smoking regs unchanged

March 27, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Various attempts aimed at amending indoor smoking regulations failed during the recent session of the West Virginia and the Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department’s Indoor Clean Air Act... more »»

State applies to host presidential debate

March 27, 2015 PARKERSBURG — An announcement Thursday that a Charleston venue was proposed for a 2016 presidential debate again illustrates the area’s lack of accommodations, local officials said. more »»

No timeline to fix monument wall damaged in DUI

March 27, 2015 MARIETTA — No timeline has been set for repairs of a retaining wall at a west side monument, after a car crashed through the wall last week, but city officials say it will be fixed. more »»

Hutson escapes home confinement

March 27, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a woman it said escaped from home confinement on Wednesday. Jamie Hutson, 36, of 1205 Wilbur St. more »»

Man dies from crash injuries

March 27, 2015 MARIETTA — A Marietta man died days after injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash on Ohio 550 in Washington County. According to a Thursday release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Samuel R. more »»

Balser search continues

March 27, 2015 DAVISVILLE — The search continued Thursday for William Michael Balser, wanted on a warrant for allegedly making meth in Marion County and now suspected of making meth in Wood County. more »»

Humane Society seeking donations

March 27, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The Humane Society of Parkersburg is asking for donations after the seizure of 42 dogs and five cats from a Parkersburg residence on Wednesday. more »»

Dinner to benefit 4-H programs

March 27, 2015 MARIETTA — 4-H opens up a world of opportunity for area youth, from week-long camps to leadership conferences, and with 35 clubs to choose from, Washington County residents can learn a variety of... more »»

Smoot clarifies 'Gatsby' performance

March 27, 2015 PARKERSBURG — People may be confused about when the “The Great Gatsby” by the Montana Repertoire Theater will be presented Sunday at the Smoot Theatre, the executive director of the Smoot said... more »»

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 »»

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 »»


Spring Craft Show March 28, 2015

BELPRE — American Legion Post 495 in Belpre will hold its Spring Craft Show from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 28 at the post home on Florence Street.To reserve a $15 table, contact Bill at 740-423-5373 or at bill— more »

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