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Former GOP senator advocates convention of states

August 30, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Former U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, R-Okla. more »»

City ponders FOIA costs

August 30, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Some members of Parkersburg City Council want to examine whether the city needs to charge more for Freedom of Information Act requests, while others advocate posting more documents... more »»

PHS kicks off football season with tailgate party

August 30, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg High School kicked off its new tailgate parties Friday evening just before the opening game of the football season. more »»

Mother Earth celebrates 40 years

August 30, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Customers of Mother Earth Foods are helping to celebrate the company’s 40th anniversary this weekend. Mother Earth Foods, 1638 19th S. more »»

Chamber produces 'Shop Local' brochures

August 30, 2015 ST. MARYS — Shoppers in Pleasants County can learn about stores in the area with a new brochure produced by the Pleasants Area Chamber of Commerce. more »»

Tax Increment Financing helps infrastructure

August 30, 2015 MARIETTA — Income, property and sales taxes play a role in the economic prosperity of an area through the link between land, businesses, jobs and revenue flo. more »»

MedExpress unveiling new look in area

August 30, 2015 PARKERSBURG — MedExpress is unveiling a new look to the exterior of two Parkersburg centers in south Parkersburg and Vienna. The centers will feature a prominent new “ME” logo and redesigned facade. more »»

Amateur radio groups active in area

August 30, 2015 PARKERSBURG — As many people communicate by computer, cell phone and even smart watch, some residents in the Mid-Ohio Valley continue to use of amateur, or “ham,” radio for recreation and public... more »»

Ham wins national contest

August 30, 2015 BELPRE — For 35 years, Sam Maze has enjoyed the amateur radio hobby and entered numerous contests to see how many contacts he can make around the country in a set amount of time. more »»

September events coming up

August 30, 2015 PARKERSBURG — While the end of the summer tourism season is approaching — many schools have already started classes — the Mid-Ohio Valley still has a number of festivals and activities on tap for... more »»

City hopes to have wall repaired

August 30, 2015 MARIETTA — About two years ago a tractor-trailer rumbled through the quiet residential neighborhood on Marietta’s west side and damaged a limestone retaining wall when maneuvering the tight... more »»

Foster Grandparent Volunteer Program benefits children

August 30, 2015 MARIETTA — A national program with a presence in Washington County is proof that the benefit children glean from having a grandparent does not only apply to blood relatives. more »»

County may adopt 'land bank' option for blighted properties

August 30, 2015 MARIETTA — When abandoned or blighted properties long past due on property taxes are finally moved upon by Washington County or the city of Marietta, litigation often takes years before the title on... more »»

Advice issued as part of consumer protection week

August 30, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Students should be careful responding to unsolicited text messages from unknown telephone numbers, the attorney general in West Virginia said on Wednesda. more »»

Orientation weekend for new students at GSC

August 30, 2015 GLENVILLE — More than 300 freshmen arrived at Glenville State College Friday for the 2015 fall term. more »»

Oral rabies vaccinations begin

August 30, 2015 COLUMBUS — The Ohio Department of Health, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. more »»

Vintage Raceboat Regatta to be held

August 30, 2015 WHEELING — Driving through the middle of downtown Wheeling at 120 mph usually will land you in a lot of trouble, especially if police officers notice you didn’t buckle a safety belt. more »»

Highmark W.Va. in Parkersburg recognized

August 30, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The League of American Bicyclists has recognized Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield West Virginia with its bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Business Award. more »»

Career Center hires and promotes

August 30, 2015 MARIETTA — The Washington County Career Center has hired new employees and promoted from within because of the retirement of David Combs, Ed Radcliff and Karolyn Schafer, officials sai. more »»

Commission’s market ownership deed never filed

August 29, 2015 PARKERSBURG — A deed transferring ownership of the Point Park Marketplace to the Parkersburg Building Commission was never filed after being approved by City Council in early 2014. more »»

Planners reject Quincy Hill proposal

August 29, 2015 PARKERSBURG — A proposal to abandon a section of 10th Street which incorporates the Quincy Hill steps failed Friday before the Parkersburg Municipal Planning Commission. more »»


Spaghetti Dinner September 5, 2015

All you can eat Spaghetti Dinner hosted by Wood County Emergency Communications. Meal includes all you can eat Spaghetti, Salad, Bread/butter, and sweet or unsweet tea. Price is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for children 10 and under. more »

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