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Council remains split on president

December 18, 2014 PARKERSBURG — If J.R. Carpenter or Nancy Wilcox is elected Parkersburg City Council president on Jan. 14, it likely will be by a 5-4 margin. more »»

 
 
 
Boxing, MMA changes sought

December 18, 2014 CHARLESTON — State lottery officials are asking legislators to revamp fees and regulations for boxing and mixed martial arts events in West Virginia. more »»

Outgoing commissioner top spender in November election

December 18, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Wood County commissioner Wayne Dunn topped the list of spenders in the latest round of financial statements filed by candidates for county office. more »»

Child killed, man trapped in pickup rollover

December 18, 2014 MINERAL WELLS — Emergency crews late Wednesday night responded to a vehicle roll-over with one person trapped inside, one person ejected and one reported deceased at the scen. more »»

Mountwood gets police officer

December 18, 2014 VOLCANO — Mountwood Park will soon have its own police officer to control shenanigans and law breaking on park property, officials said. more »»

Wood BOE to buy laptops

December 18, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Board of Education voted unanimously to allow a $200,000 expenditure for several hundred refurbished computers. more »»

Panel: No bill set for APRNs

December 18, 2014 CHARLESTON — Legislators were unable to reach agreement concerning advanced practice registered nurses Wednesday and chose not to sponsor a bill for consideration during the regular legislative... more »»

Police seeking shoplifting suspect

December 18, 2014 VIENNA — The Vienna Police Department is searching for a man who stole more than $700 worth of electronics from H.H. Gregg on Nov. 28, said Chief George Young of the Vienna Police Departmen. more »»

Milner sentenced for Beer Barn robbery

December 18, 2014 MARIETTA — A Muskingum County man blamed an addiction to alcohol for the aggravated robbery of $2,000 from the Marietta Beer Barn last summer. Scott . more »»

Walmart theft suspects arrested

December 18, 2014 MARIETTA — Dozens of phone calls from area residents helped Marietta City Police locate a couple who admitted they stole a woman’s purse at the Marietta Walmart last wee. more »»

PUB wants city to help pay for hydrant

December 18, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Utility Board voted Wednesday to ask the city to help foot the bill for installing a hydrant to improve fire protection in a southside neighborhood. more »»

Warren BOE opposes DTE’s tax relief request

December 18, 2014 VINCENT — A resolution unanimously passed Monday by the Warren Local District Board of Education clarifies the board’s position on a local company’s tax abatement request recently submitted to the... more »»

Marietta officials continue discussing city’s finances

December 18, 2014 MARIETTA — In-depth city budget discussions continued Wednesday at a two-hour meeting of the Marietta City Council finance committee. more »»

Vigil held to honor Sparks

December 18, 2014 MARIETTA — A group of nearly 30 family members and friends lit candles and let balloons fly at East Lawn Memorial Park Wednesday evening to honor the memory of Patsy Sparks. more »»

One arrested, one at-large in credit card caper

December 18, 2014 VIENNA — A woman was arrested and another is at-large in a cloned credit card caper that swept the Mid-Ohio Valley in early November, officials said. In the first week of November, Shallamar N. more »»

Brogle granted motion for treatment program

December 18, 2014 PARKERSBURG — A woman allegedly involved in a August robbery was granted a motion for inpatient treatment after a hearing in Wood County Circuit Court Wednesday. Lindsay D. more »»

Parkersburg City Council divided

December 17, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg City Council gave final approval to a 1 percent municipal sales tax Tuesday, but several other motions failed as 4-4 ties, including the selection of a council president an... more »»

BOE approves career tracks

December 17, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Schools Board of Education unanimously approved career concentrations for college-bound students at Tuesday’s meeting. more »»

SWA’s Reed to be full-time director

December 17, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Solid Waste Authority board has voted to make director John Reed’s position full-time. The change takes effect Jan. 2. more »»

Legislators hear about Common Core

December 17, 2014 CHARLESTON — Advocates and critics of West Virginia’s Common Core standards gathered Tuesday at the state Capitol to discuss the future of the program. more »»

No injuries reported in house fire

December 17, 2014 PARKERSBURG — No injuries were reported in a house fire that occurred Tuesday afternoon on 24th Street in Parkersburg. The Parkersburg Fire Department responded just after 2 p.m. to 1033 24th St. more »»

 
 

Skate with Santa Claus December 20, 2014

PARKERSBURG — The annual Skate with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 10 a.m.-noon Dec. 20 at Skate Country, located at Sixth Avenue and Gladstone street in south Parkersburg.The cost is $2 per person to skate, which includes skate rentals. The program is for children ages 12 and under and adults. more »

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