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Archaeologist discusses burial mound

February 8, 2016 PARKERSBURG — The Grave Creek Mound has been an interesting place in the Moundsville area for many years, an archaeologist told a crowd gathered Sunday at the Blennerhassett Museum in Parkersbur. more »»

 
 
 
Warren students hold yard sale to help pay for trip

February 8, 2016 VINCENT — Stirring thoughts of buffets, warmer weather and the Bahamas pulled several of Warren High School’s choral students out of bed early Saturday to host a yard sale in the school’s cafeteria. more »»

Keep Your Promises plans to challenge DuPont-Dow merger

February 8, 2016 WASHINGTON — An antitrust challenge to the merger of DuPont and Dow Chemical was announced by Keep Your Promises DuPont on Thursday. The group has retained an attorney to help devise a challenge. more »»

Arty Party encourages area kids to draw outside the lines

February 8, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Instead of sleeping in or watching TV and playing with computers on Saturday morning, a number of area children are able to be creative at the Parkersburg Art Center’s Arty Party. more »»

Kuwaiti students at MC strive to help needy

February 8, 2016 MARIETTA — Omar Olmjmrad began his day Friday with calls from his father, mother, brothers and even his grandmother from his home in Kuwait — all of them expressing their pride in what he and his... more »»

Winter weather baffles residents

February 8, 2016 MARIETTA — From one end of the seasonal spectrum to the other, this winter in the Mid-Ohio Valley has been a weird one. more »»

Time to vote approaching in Ohio

February 8, 2016 MARIETTA — With election talks heating up as the primaries loom, local boards of election are encouraging voters to remember to register to vote by Feb. 1. more »»

Officials to update hazard mitigation plan

February 8, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Events that caused severe damage in the area and resulted in federal disaster declarations range from the June 2012 derecho, Superstorm Sandy, and 2015 spring and summer flooding,... more »»

Council lineup to shift in 2017

February 7, 2016 PARKERSBURG — At least four new members will be on Parkersburg City Council after the November general election, and if history is any indication, the number could be higher. more »»

Some long-time Wood County officials set to leave positions

February 7, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Several incumbent Wood County officials, some of whom have more than 20 years experience in their respective offices, have chosen to either not seek re-election to the office they... more »»

Polar plunge warms hearts at marketplace

February 7, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Despite temperatures hovering in the low 40s, the fourth annual “Freezin’ for a Reason” Polar Plunge attracted 40 jumpers to the Special Olympics West Virginia fundraiser at the Point... more »»

News and Sentinel slated to hold job fair in March

February 7, 2016 VIENNA — Employers and potential employees are being sought for The Parkersburg News and Sentinel Job Fair from noon-6:30 p.m. March 10 at the Grand Pointe Conference and Reception Center in Vien. more »»

Boxcar straddles history, dining

February 7, 2016 ST. MARYS — Kristian Lenard sits at the table of his restaurant on Second Street in St. Marys where a train rolls past not more than 20 yards from his doo. more »»

Ohio revises law for business owners

February 7, 2016 MARIETTA — Whether you’re a die-hard Rascal Flatts fan or a small business owner hoping for tax deductions, there is a newly enacted Ohio state law for you. Fe. more »»

Students learn about pizza business

February 7, 2016 MARIETTA — Phillips Elementary kindergartners received pieces of business advice and tasty, thick-crust pizza on their field trip to East of Chicago Pizza on Tuesday. more »»

Marietta woman, dog vying for title

February 7, 2016 MARIETTA — At 2 years old and weighing 108 pounds, a dog from Marietta will compete in the renowned Westminster Kennel Club All Breed Dog Sho. more »»

Theaters prep for new shows

February 7, 2016 PARKERSBURG — A number of programs and productions are planned in the month of February at local venues like the Smoot Theatre in downtown Parkersburg and the recently renovated and opened Peoples... more »»

W.Va. state filings announced

February 7, 2016 PARKERSBURG — West Virginia’s filing period for city, county and state offices ran from Jan. 11-30. more »»

Highmark Foundation encouraging grants

February 7, 2016 PARKERSBURG —Applications are being accepted from public, private, vocational, parochial and charter schools in West Virginia and Pennsylvania for the Highmark Foundation’s Creating a Healthy School... more »»

Fatal wreck on U.S. 50

February 6, 2016 DEERWALK — One person was killed in a two-vehicle collision just east of the intersection of Progress Ridge Road and U.S. 50 eastbound on Friday evening. The death was confirmed at the scene by Sgt. more »»

Colombo to present budget Tuesday

February 6, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Mayor Jimmy Colombo will present the proposed 2016-17 budget to City Council Tuesday. The agenda for council’s regular 7:30 p.m. more »»

 
 

Dinner February 9, 2016

PARKERSBURG — A lasagna dinner will be 5-7 p.m. Feb. 9 at Epworth United Methodist Church at Sixth Avenue and Myrtle Street in south Parkersburg. more »

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