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Wood County Board of Education approves $43M bond call

July 27, 2016 PARKERSBURG — After eight motions and three votes Tuesday evening, the Wood County Board of Education approved bringing a $43 million facilities bond to voters this fall. more »»

Parkersburg City Council approves City Park boundless playground grant application

July 27, 2016 PARKERSBURG — City Council voted Tuesday to apply for a grant and allocate the matching funds for a $200,000 addition to the boundless playground in City Park. more »»

Summer heat driving greater need for cold treats

July 27, 2016 PARKERSBURG — With the summer temperatures rising, the demand for ice and frozen treats has risen as well. The ice makers at the Ice House In. more »»

United Way Alliance to distribute backpacks full of school supplies

July 27, 2016 PARKERSBURG — United Way Alliance will distribute 2,100 backpacks in 10 counties in West Virginia and Ohio through its Back-to-School Backpack Initiative, a long-standing program of United Way that... more »»

Health officials: Hot cars can be deadly to children, pets

July 27, 2016 PARKERSBURG — With summer in full swing in the Mid-Ohio Valley, leaving pets and people in parked cars alone could be fatal. more »»

Red Cross volunteers chosen as Parkersburg Homecoming Parade grand marshals

July 27, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Volunteers from the Northwest West Virginia American Red Cross will be the grand marshals of the Parkersburg Homecoming Parade on Aug. 20. more »»

Three Wood County residents charged with kidnapping, burglary

July 27, 2016 GRANTSVILLE — Alex Dunn, Adam Miller and Alisha Walker, all of Wood County, have been charged with kidnapping, burglary and conspiracy to commit a felony in connection with an incident last Friday,... more »»

Maryland man sentenced on heroin trafficking charge

July 27, 2016 MARTINSBURG — A partnership with a U.S. attorney and the West Virginia attorney general resulted in a prison sentence for a man convicted of trafficking heroin. William Tillman of Annapolis, Md. more »»

Miss Parkersburg Homecoming Pageant set for Saturday

July 27, 2016 PARKERSBURG — The 32nd annual Miss Parkersburg Homecoming Pageant will be held 6 p.m. Saturday at West Virginia University at Parkersburg. more »»

Wolf Creek Board of Education hears final report from Superintendent Bob Caldwell

July 27, 2016 WATERFORD — Monday’s Wolf Creek Board of Education meeting marked Bob Caldwell’s last meeting as the Wolf Creek superintendent with Waterford Elementary Principal Doug Baldwin set to take over the... more »»

Wincore Windows announces plan to add 50 jobs

July 26, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Wincore Windows is adding 50 full-time jobs in the coming months as the Wood County Development Authority and the window and door builder spoke with the Wood County Commission Monday. more »»

Wood County Schools prepares for performance audit

July 26, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Wood County Schools leadership teams are meeting this week to receive training on an upcoming state performance audit which will help guide improvements at schools and the central... more »»

Wood County Schools expecting more retirements

July 26, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Wood County Schools has seen nearly 50 professional retirements since September and more are expected leading up to the start of the new school year. more »»

Belpre City Council recognizes local police officers

July 26, 2016 BELPRE — Several members of the Belpre Police Department were recognized Monday night by city officials and Belpre City Council for actions taken while on duty over the past year. more »»

Parkersburg City Council's Public Works Committee to discuss fireworks

July 26, 2016 PARKERSBURG — The legalization of more fireworks and their continued use in the days before and after the Fourth of July are prompting city officials to consider whether additional ordinances... more »»

Friends of Parkersburg's Parks completes latest project at Parkersburg City Park

July 26, 2016 PARKERSBURG — After seven days of 12-hour shifts that were spread out through May, June and July, the group “Friends of Parkersburg’s Parks” finished its latest project, the beautification of the... more »»

Peoples Bank pledges $10K for flood relief

July 26, 2016 MARIETTA — Peoples Bank through Saturday will accept monetary donations for flood relief in West Virginia and has pledged to match donations up to $10,000, the bank announced on Monda. more »»

Frontier Board of Education hears proposal from Writing Program Committee

July 26, 2016 NEW MATAMORAS — Frontier High and Middle schools are sharpening their pencils as the Writing Program Committee presented its proposal at the Frontier Local Schools Board of Education meeting on... more »»

Marietta Board of Education discusses possible job cuts

July 26, 2016 MARIETTA — As the school year is approaching for Marietta City Schools, the Board of Education will be making changes throughout the yea. more »»

River City Comic Con packs a punch in Marietta

July 25, 2016 MARIETTA — The sixth annual River City Comic Con brought together fans of comic books, movies and television shows at the Quality Inn in Marietta. more »»



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