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779th Engineer Co. returns to Parkersburg

August 22, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Staff Sgt. Dorothy Workman’s welcoming party Thursday at the Pfc. Roy M. more »»

County not told of vehicle purchase

August 22, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Wood County commissioners and 911 officials said Thursday they were unaware of the city fire department’s recent ambulance purchase and were not provided any information about the... more »»

Lynch to head Wirt County emergency services

August 22, 2014 ELIZABETH — A new emergency services director for Wirt County has been hired. Denzil Lynch, 45, of Elizabeth was recently named to the position by the Wirt County Commission. more »»

Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall plans finalized

August 22, 2014 PARKERSBURG— Organizers finalized the plans and preparations for Tuesday’s arrival of the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall at City Park. more »»

Officials: Simonton Windows being sold

August 22, 2014 COLUMBUS — Simonton Windows is in the process of being sold to a North Carolina company, officials announced Thursday. Fortune Brands Home & Security In. more »»

Bike trail, divider work to start on Second Street

August 22, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Today is the last day for diagonal, metered parking along the 200 and 300 blocks of Second Street as work to add bicycle lanes and landscaping buffers begins. more »»

Bike trails topic for meeting

August 22, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Representatives from Wood County and the city of Parkersburg will meet with the Department of Transportation and governor’s office today in the hopes of moving proposed bike trail... more »»

Police officer due in court

August 22, 2014 MARIETTA — A Marietta Police officer charged in June for a fight with his wife has a court date in the case next week, but is expected to receive no further discipline from the Marietta Police... more »»

Sheriff establishes outposts at schools

August 22, 2014 MARIETTA — The Washington County Sheriff’s Office has established outposts in three schools and more are planned. more »»

Freshmen move in at MC

August 22, 2014 MARIETTA — Volunteers, parents and students hurried rugs, lamps and video game consoles through the front doors of residence halls Thursday to protect items from the rain that fell on move-in day at... more »»

Police continue Premier Bank robber search

August 22, 2014 RIPLEY — Police were still searching Thursday night for the person who robbed the Premier Bank in Ripley Thursday morning. The robbery was reported at 11:20 a.m. more »»

Fire on Pike Street caused by road work

August 22, 2014 MARIETTA — Flames shot from the ground on Pike Street Thursday evening, forcing the evacuation of at least one business and closing down parts of Pike and Acme streets while crews worked to contain... more »»

Marietta hikes boat cost

August 22, 2014 MARIETTA — The price tag for use of Marietta’s new fire rescue boat to answer a fire call was increased from $25 to $250 per hour for contracted services to businesses or residences by Marietta City... more »»

Fort Frye set to offer OU classes

August 22, 2014 BEVERLY — In the near future, Fort Frye Local Schools administrators and board members hope that as a district, they can help students obtain associate degrees — all while in high school. more »»

Belpre teen, animals pulled from home

August 22, 2014 BELPRE — A teenage boy and a dozen animals were removed Thursday from a Belpre home that authorities say was covered in feces and urine. more »»

Washington County Home picks Campbell

August 22, 2014 MARIETTA — The Washington County Home has a replacement administrator upon Administrator Ted Williams’ retirement in Septembe. more »»

Alleged meth lab suspects appear in magistrate court

August 22, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Two men arrested last week in connection with an alleged meth lab appeared for preliminary hearings in Wood County Magistrate Court Thursday. more »»

U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree to visit Marietta on Nov. 18

August 22, 2014 MARIETTA — The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will be in Marietta on Nov. 18, officials announced on Thursday. Marietta is among 20 communities from Minnesota to Washington, D.C. more »»

WVU-P event center plan moving ahead

August 21, 2014 PARKERSBURG—West Virginia University at Parkersburg is continuing to move forward with plans to eventually build a National Guard Readiness Center/event center on its campus, the Board of Governors... more »»

Sold For $3.8M

August 21, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Two months after a local developer announced his intention to purchase 175 aces on Fort Boreman Hill, a deed filed in the Wood County Clerk’s Office confirms the deal is complete. more »»

City group hears from Huntington land bank leader

August 21, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The coordinator of West Virginia’s only land bank met Wednesday with a group of citizens and city officials to discuss the possibility of establishing a land reuse agency her. more »»


Bingo August 23, 2014

PARKERSBURG — Elite Sports Center will hold its All Sports Bingo Event beginning at 6 p.m. Aug. 23 at the center at 2001 First Ave. in south Parkersburg.Doors open at 5 p.m. The cost is $20 for 20 games at the Vera Bradley purse bingo event. more »

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