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Johnson attends first preliminary hearing

August 1, 2014 PARKERSBURG — A man who was shot by Parkersburg Police officers two weeks ago made his first local court appearance since the incident Thursday. Christopher Paul Johnson, 42, of 2503 1/2 Lincoln Ave. more »»

Belpre Homecoming kicks off

August 1, 2014 BELPRE — Although the rain fell pretty heavily leading up to the start of the 82nd annual Belpre Homecoming at Civitan Park Thursday, that’s not why city schools Superintendent Tony Dunn was soaking... more »»

Jail Authority asks for local help

August 1, 2014 CHARLESTON — The head of the West Virginia Regional Jail Authority is enlisting local help to make financial improvements at regional jails. more »»

BOE votes on grandstand project

August 1, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The Erickson All-Sports Facility Board sent Rick Bush, president of Erickson All-Sports group, to the Wood County Board of Education meeting Thursday to propose naming the grandstands... more »»

No injuries in Spring Street afternoon fire

August 1, 2014 PARKERSBURG — An afternoon fire on Spring Street appears to have been accidental, an official said. The fire at 1701 Spring St. was determined to be accidental in nature, said Capt. more »»

CCMC open house showcases renovations

August 1, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Camden Clark Medical Center opened the doors to the renovated fourth floor of the north tower at its Memorial Campus Thursday evening to give people an idea of how consolidation of the... more »»

Local advocates to attend People First Conference

August 1, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Local People First members will attend the 21st Annual People First of West Virginia Conference on Sept 3-5 at Jackson’s Mill in Jane Lew, W.V. more »»

Marietta College cuts retirement benefits

August 1, 2014 MARIETTA — After gathering feedback from employees through an online forum in July, Marietta College announced to staff that the school will be slashing retirement contributions by 50 percent, from ... more »»

Washington County EMA will be overseen by panel

August 1, 2014 MARIETTA — After long talks with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and the Washington County Fire Chiefs Association, a resolution was adopted Thursday by Washington County commissioners to... more »»

Marietta man fails to show up for sentencing

August 1, 2014 MARIETTA — A Marietta man who hit his pregnant girlfriend and stole thousands of dollars in scrap items failed to show up for his Thursday morning sentencing in Washington County Common Pleas Cou. more »»

FirstEnergy adding $36M substation

August 1, 2014 PARKERSBURG — FirstEnergy is building a $36 million power transmission substation in Doddridge County because of the rapid development of the Marcellus Shale natural gas industry, officials announce... more »»

Habitat aids international construction

August 1, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Contributions from Habitat for Humanity in Wood and Washington counties have financed 118 homes around the world, officials said. more »»

Scans of Ohio records turn up interesting tidbits

August 1, 2014 MARIETTA — Documentation of the first land purchases in the settlement of Marietta and a detailed case of a man being prosecuted for trying to purchase a slave in Ohio are among the items found whil... more »»

Biologists: Wild bobcat population rebounding

August 1, 2014 MARIETTA — Wildlife biologists with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife have verified 200 bobcat sightings in Ohio in 2013, the first time sightings have reached 200 in the... more »»

Deputies raid two meth labs

August 1, 2014 POMEROY — Meigs County authorities on Wednesday discovered two separate methamphetamine labs in Rutland Township, the sheriff’s department reported on Thursday. more »»

Man charged for theft, bad checks

August 1, 2014 POMEROY — A Meigs County man was charged with theft and passing bad checks, Meigs County Sheriff Keith O. Wood said. more »»

CCMC to hold fair, offer reduced costs

August 1, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Camden Clark Medical Center will hold its Community Health Fair 8-11 a.m. Saturday at the St. Joseph’s Campus. more »»

Banned list to be filed

July 31, 2014 GUTHRIE — A revised banned animals list along with registration fees and caging regulations will be submitted Friday for further legislative action. more »»

DEP holds final hearing on drilling

July 31, 2014 CHARLESTON — A handful of passionate opponents spoke out Wednesday against proposed rule revisions for the disposal of waste material from drilling site. more »»

Par Mar, newspaper start gasoline-paper promo

July 31, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Patrons at local Par Mar convenience and gasoline stations starting on Friday can fuel their cars while fueling their brains. more »»

PUB treatment plant bids OK'd

July 31, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Utility Board on Wednesday accepted a bid for upgrades to the wastewater treatment plant, along with some adjustments to keep the cost of the project in line with... more »»


ATV Poker Run August 2, 2014

BELLEVILLE — Pond Creek Volunteer Fire Department will hold an ATV Poker Run on Aug. 2 at the fire station at 6096 Pond Creek Road, Belleville.Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the entry fee is $10 for all participants. For more information, contact 304-481-4990 or 304-482-5250. more »

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