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Kids savor sweet holiday

October 31, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Doorbells rang across the Mid-Ohio Valley on Thursday evening, with ghouls and goblins shouting the age-old cry of Halloween, “trick-or-treat!” The majority of local cities and towns... more »»

Halloween decorations destroyed in the name of science

October 31, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The goal of pumpkin drop events held Thursday at two area schools was to teach students physics concepts in a fun, memorable way. more »»

WVDOT: Guardrail caps under federal scrutiny

October 31, 2014 CHARLESTON — A West Virginia Department of Transportation official says guardrail caps at the center of a lawsuit in Texas are on state roads, but officials are unsure of how many or where they are... more »»

Mineral rights topic of Marietta meeting

October 31, 2014 MARIETTA — Marietta City Council’s public, lands, buildings, and parks committee convened Thursday night at Lookout Park to hear public input on two ordinances that could earn the city more than... more »»

Petition filed for Belleville road closure

October 31, 2014 PARKERSBURG — A public hearing has been set for Nov. 17 on a petition filed by James E. Smith to close a portion of Thomas Run Road in Belleville. The hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. Nov. more »»

Frontier BOE to submit 5-year outlook

October 31, 2014 NEW MATAMORAS — Predicting the financial future is difficult to do for any school district, but for Frontier Local, the next five years are even harder to predict just a few days before voters decid... more »»

Bridge closes following wreck

October 31, 2014 PARKERSBURG — A man was cited for reckless driving Thursday morning after crashing his vehicle during a drag race on the Fifth Street Bridge, Parkersburg Police said. The wreck happened around 2:07 a. more »»

Kelly addresses mailers

October 31, 2014 PARKERSBURG — A candidate for the West Virginia House of Delegates on Thursday lodged a complaint over campaign ads from a Washington, D.C., political action committee. more »»

Preservation society still seeking help

October 31, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Historical and Preservation Society still needs help to meet the Dec. 31 deadline to purchase, preserve the historic Phelps/Tavenner house. more »»

CASA sponsoring fundraiser on Nov. 13

October 31, 2014 PARKERSBURG — For the 10th year, the local nonprofit Voices for Children Court Appointed Special Advocate Program is sponsoring a Murder Mystery Dinner Theater fundraiser. The event will be Nov. more »»

Search in hit-and-run continues

October 31, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Police are still looking for the suspect who hit two young girls with a car last week. The girls were struck around 7 p.m. Oct. 23 on S. more »»

Two arraigned in circuit court

October 31, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Two people indicted in Monday’s special session of the grand jury, including one who allegedly led police on a high-speed chase in May, were arraigned in Wood County Circuit Court... more »»

Judge sentences Fox to nine years in prison

October 31, 2014 MARIETTA — Convicted felon Mindy Fox, 33, of 237 Muskingum Drive was sentenced Thursday to nine years in prison for robbing two area men at knifepoint in late December 2013. more »»

Peterson pleads guilty to heroin trafficking

October 31, 2014 MARIETTA — A Detroit woman pleaded guilty to trafficking in heroin, a first-degree felony, in Washington County Common Pleas Court Thursday morning. Asia . more »»

Marietta woman pleads guilty to charges

October 31, 2014 MARIETTA — A Marietta woman pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of forgery and permitting drug abuse after she allowed heroin and cocaine to be sold out of her home earlier this year. more »»

Easter Seals to hold Festival of Trees auction

October 31, 2014 PARKERSBURG — With the holiday season right around the corner, Easter Seals invites area residents to the 28th annual Easter Seals’ Festival of Trees auction on Tuesday, Dec. more »»

Marketplace to hold Halloween event

October 31, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Point Park Marketplace, 113 Ann St., will be celebrating Halloween today with live music and vendors giving away candy to those who arrive in costum. more »»

Wood Schools responds to concerns

October 30, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Officials were moments away from locking down Parkersburg South High School last week when a report of a possible gun on campus was brought to their attention. more »»

Local teacher receives award

October 30, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Katrina Reed, local teacher, has been named West Virginia Adult Basic Education Teacher of the Year. more »»

Early voting ends Saturday

October 30, 2014 PARKERSBURG — More than 3,000 Wood County residents have taken advantage of early voting opportunities as of Tuesday nigh. more »»



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