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Union protests pipeline company

January 30, 2016 MACKSBURG — A group of laborers has been spending the week protesting a Texas-based pipeline company in Macksburg for not hiring local workers. more »»

Commission OKs Claywood rate hike

January 29, 2016 PARKERSBURG — A 15 percent rate increase for the Claywood Park Public Service District was approved Thursday on a 2-1 vote by the Wood County Commission. more »»

Lee remembered as teacher, actor, friend

January 29, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Through multiple performances in 2012 and 2013, Josh Martin watched friend and mentor John Lee “die” on stage as the two starred in the Actors Guild of Parkersburg’s production of... more »»

Davis issues vacancy dissent

January 29, 2016 PARKERSBURG — A state Supreme Court justice who dissented in the ruling allowing the nomination of Republicans to a vacancy in the Senate said she disagreed with how the law was applied in the... more »»

Bond committee to tour Wood County public schools

January 29, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Members of the 2016 Bond Committee will begin touring Wood County public schools this weekend in preparation of the November facilities bond call. more »»

History Heroes to be honored

January 29, 2016 CHARLESTON — Roger D. Blackburn, a 1963 graduate of Parkersburg High School and member of the Big Red marching band, is a 2016 West Virginia History Hero. more »»

Catholic Schools Week planned

January 29, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Area Catholic schools will hold events throughout the week as part of the national Catholic Schools Week celebration. The annual celebration begins Sunday and runs through Feb. . more »»

Council continues discussion of next fiscal year

January 29, 2016 VIENNA — City departments and outside agencies made their budget requests to the Vienna City Council for the 2016-2017 fiscal year Thursday. more »»

Commissioners discuss vacation leave policies

January 29, 2016 MARIETTA — Washington County commissioners met Thursday to approve resolutions for several matters of business carrying over from last week’s regular meetin. more »»

Police seek 3 suspects

January 29, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Three men are wanted by local authorities for different reasons, and officials need help finding them. more »»

Bond denied for men charged with kidnapping

January 29, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Two Columbus men who were indicted on kidnapping charges by the January grand jury appeared in Wood County Circuit Court for a bond hearing Wednesday. more »»

Three face meth charges

January 29, 2016 ATHENS — Three Glouster residents were arrested Wednesday when their alleged meth lab was found next to Trimble High School, officials said. Kyla A. more »»

Five burglaries in one night

January 29, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Five burglaries overnight from Wednesday into Thursday have law enforcement asking for residents help. more »»

Shuster receives 30-day jail sentence

January 29, 2016 MARIETTA — A McConnelsville woman who was found in possession of pills she had concealed in a body cavity upon being processed into jail was sentenced to 30 days in the Washington County Jail on... more »»

Streets panel hears report

January 29, 2016 MARIETTA — Storm water planning was the focus of Marietta City Council’s Streets Committee Wednesday as its members heard of the many services provided by the Washington Soil and Water Conservation... more »»

Candidates file for office

January 29, 2016 PARKERSBURG — The following candidates filed for local and state offices Wednesday and Thursday: Filing for office in the City of Parkersburg: City Council * Craig D. Metz, Democrat, 1411 15th Ave. more »»

Homeless count rescheduled

January 29, 2016 PARKERSBURG — The semi-annual homeless point-in-time count to tally the number of individuals living in shelters and staying on the streets, in tents or vacant buildings has been rescheduled for... more »»

House passes prevailing wage repeal

January 28, 2016 CHARLESTON — The bill to repeal the state’s prevailing wage laws passed the House of Delegates Wednesday as local lawmakers weighed its impacts and local labor officials were disappointed with the... more »»

Wood Schools presents early staffing numbers

January 28, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Wood County Schools will look at reducing a handful of professional and service positions this spring, but officials promise the process will be much smoother than last year. more »»

Raises for HR official eyed

January 28, 2016 PARKERSBURG — A plan to give Wood County Schools’ new human resources director additional pay for additional duties raised some eyebrows at Tuesday’s Wood County Board of Education meeting. more »»



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