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Finance officials seek more details

May 28, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Members of City Council’s Finance Committee want more information before releasing money from a contingency fund. more »»

Big acts announced for 2015 Parkersburg Homecoming

May 28, 2015 The Marshall Tucker Band will be the keynote performer at the 2015 Parkersburg Homecoming, organizers announced this morning. more »»

Falsifying info on emergency system a crime

May 28, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Anyone disseminating false information through the automated call system during a state of emergency could now be subject to a jail sentence and fin. more »»

Santo out of spelling contest

May 28, 2015 NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — A Vienna eighth-grader fell short of advancing to the semifinals at a national spelling competition in Maryland on Wednesda. more »»

Student wins essay contest

May 28, 2015 WILLIAMSTOWN — A Williamstown Elementary School student has been named as one of 15 regional winners in the state’s SMART529 essay contes. more »»

YMCA to honor Jack Neilson

May 28, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The YMCA of Parkersburg is honoring the Rev. Jack Neilson this year. Neilson was selected to receive the “Edwin L.D. more »»

Students face charges after school threat

May 28, 2015 MARIETTA — Two high school students are facing charges of inducing panic after a threat was made at Marietta High School Wednesday morning. more »»

Police sweep PHS for drugs

May 28, 2015 PARKERSBURG — A random drug sweep of Parkersburg High School required the building to be locked down for more than an hour Wednesday, but no drugs were found. more »»

Perfect 10 salon opens

May 28, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The owners of A Perfect 10-Head To Toe Salon in Parkersburg want people to feel at home in their salon. The business, which opened Fe. more »»

Wood Schools mulls band changes

May 28, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Board of Education is mulling a significant change to the district’s band program by reducing band director contracts and offering supplemental pay for activities that... more »»

City selling pool passes

May 28, 2015 PARKERSBURG —The city of Parkersburg will again offer free swimming pool passes this summer to qualifying elementary school-age children under the Schools to Pools Program. more »»

Marietta officials talk flood warning system

May 28, 2015 MARIETTA — The potential damage of a future flood locally has been reduced up to 12 percent with a new, advanced flood warning system running along the Muskingum River. more »»

Frontier Local BOE considering new books, bus

May 28, 2015 NEW MATAMORAS — New textbooks and a possible new bus, or two, are in the works for the Frontier Local school district as the board planned for next year and a new superintendent at its meeting... more »»

School's last day brings cheers, tears

May 28, 2015 VINCENT — Cheers mixed with a few tears Wednesday afternoon as staff lined the edge of the Barlow-Vincent Elementary parking lot, waving white tissues as bus loads of youngsters waved goodbye for th... more »»

Wolf Creek BOE makes moves on career training

May 28, 2015 WATERFORD — Wolf Creek Local Schools board members passed a resolution Tuesday to “opt out” of the state’s career-technical system for middle school-age children. more »»

Marietta Memorial thanks volunteers

May 28, 2015 MARIETTA — Almost 100 health care volunteers gathered to laugh, share stories and be honored at a recognition dinner at the Lafayette Hotel on Wednesday. more »»

Local man sentenced on heroin charge

May 28, 2015 MARIETTA — A Lower Salem man was sentenced in Washington County Common Pleas Court Tuesday to two years in prison for possession of heroin. more »»

Three Marietta men headed to jail for theft

May 28, 2015 MARIETTA — Three Marietta men who admitted to stealing thousands of dollars from a Reno home last fall were each sentenced to 45 days in jail in Washington County Common Pleas Court Wednesda. more »»

Event to collect tires scheduled

May 28, 2015 GRANTSVILLE — The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program and the Calhoun County Solid Waste Authority are hosting a local tire collection event to rid the county of old... more »»

Newell petition prompts dueling motions

May 27, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Lawyers representing Mayor Bob Newell are seeking the dismissal of the removal petition while the lead petitioner has asked the three-judge panel hearing the case to disqualify one of... more »»

Council rejects market grant application

May 27, 2015 PARKERSBURG — A resolution to apply for a $70,000 federal grant to promote the Downtown Farmers’ Market failed in a 4-4 tie at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. more »»


Bingo May 29, 2015

VIENNA — The Wood County Deputy Sheriff's Association is having a Bag and Bangle Bingo fundraiser May 29 at the Vienna Community Building in Jackson Memorial Park in Vienna.Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $20 for 20 games. more »

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