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Vehicle strikes pedestrian

December 12, 2014 MARIETTA — The latest pedestrian/ vehicle accident in Marietta occurred Wednesday evening at the intersection of Third and Scammel streets. Sixty-year-old Randall Kidder of 425 Third S. more »»

PM Company doles out $42K to charities

December 12, 2014 VIENNA — Area charities received over $42,000 Thursday evening from representatives of the PM Company and its associates. more »»

AMBUCS wraps Christmas presents for needy children

December 12, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Dozens of presents for Wood County families and children in need were wrapped during AMBUCS’s meeting on Thursday. more »»

Police: Drivers ignoring intersection light

December 12, 2014 MARIETTA — After less than 10 minutes of watching traffic flow through the newly revamped intersection at Seventh, Pike and Greene streets Wednesday, Marietta Police Capt. Jeff Waite saw it. more »»

Council reduces CVB revenue

December 12, 2014 MARIETTA — The Marietta-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau will receive a smaller piece of Marietta’s 6 percent hotel/motel tax revenue in 2015, according to a tentative agreement... more »»

Ely Chapman foundation receives grant

December 12, 2014 MARIETTA — An article published in Forbes Magazine referred to Alice Chapman, the founder of the Ely Chapman Education Foundation, as the “Melinda Gates of Marietta,” a designation written to... more »»

WCCC ends its year with positive marks

December 12, 2014 MARIETTA — The Washington County Career Center got to the end of its calendar year with a clean report from the Ohio Auditor’s office, good reviews from potential future students and a note of... more »»

Case acquitted on sexual abuse charge

December 12, 2014 PARKERSBURG — A trial that began Wednesday in Wood County Circuit Court ended in an acquittal Thursday. more »»

Candlelight vigil planned for Sparks

December 12, 2014 MARIETTA — A candlelight vigil in memory of the late Patsy Sparks will be held 5 p.m. Wednesday at East Lawn Memorial Park. more »»

Lamkin named WVU-P president

December 11, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The new president for West Virginia University at Parkersburg was approved by the college’s Board of Governors Wednesday evening. Fletcher Lamkin of Lane Osage Beach, Mo. more »»

Conley gets full-time ride in Xfinity Series

December 11, 2014 VIENNA, W.Va.- NASCAR driver Cale Conley has signed a deal to drive for TriStar Motorsports in the 2015 Xfinity Series. He will compete in all 33 races beginning at Daytona in February. more »»

Students learn hands-on lessons in mobile lab

December 11, 2014 WILLIAMSTOWN — Asked what his favorite part of conducting experiments inside the West Virginia Farm Bureau’s Mobile Agriculture Education Science Lab trailer was, third-grader Aiden Corbett replied,... more »»

Jackson native to be honored

December 11, 2014 PARKERSBURG — West Virginia Music Hall of Fame is celebrating its 10th anniversary and has announced the 2015 inductees which include a Jackson County native artist. more »»

Two taken to hospital after evening wreck

December 11, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Two people were taken to the hospital after a wreck on Murdoch Avenue Wednesday evening, an official said. Officials were alerted to the accident at 8:01 p.m., said Sgt. W.J. more »»

Driver wrecks, flips car

December 11, 2014 VIENNA — An afternoon accident on Grand Central Avenue resulted in minor injuries to a 91-year-old woman, officials said. more »»

Carlin’s Battery preps for gala

December 11, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Carlin’s Battery D, Wood County Civil War reenactors are inviting the community to attend their annual Christmas at the Cabin celebration on Dec. 22 in Fort Boreman Par. more »»

Wreaths making long trip

December 11, 2014 PARKERSBURG — A Boaz couple is on their way from Maine with a load of wreaths for Saturday’s Wreaths Across America program to honor military veterans. more »»

Hayhurst named Advocate of the Arts

December 11, 2014 VIENNA — Parkersburg Art Center director Abby Hayhurst was awarded with the 2104 Community Advocate of the Arts by the Ohio River Valley chapter of the National Society of Arts and Letters Wednesda. more »»

Police to investigate 13th Street fire

December 11, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Investigation of a suspicious fire that gutted a vacant house on 13th Street has been turned over to the police. Parkersburg firefighters extinguished the blaze at 1008 13th St. more »»

Warrant filed for escapee’s arrest

December 11, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Sheriff’s Department Wednesday issued an alert for a woman who absconded from home confinement on Tuesday. Amanda Rae Wilson, 27, 1804 Spring St. more »»



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