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Area recycling center receives $2.5K donation

November 16, 2014 MARIETTA — A $2,500 donation from PDC Energy was more than welcome by the Marietta Area Recycling Center Wednesday. more »»

Historical society receives money for house purchase

November 16, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Peoples Bancorp Foundation has donated $2,000 to the Wood County Historical and Preservation Society for the purchase of the Col. Hugh Phelps House on Camden Avenue. more »»

Jackson General Hospital named ‘Top Performer’

November 16, 2014 RIPLEY — Jackson General Hospital was named a “Top Performer” by the Joint Commission. more »»

Lucas speaks about party

November 16, 2014 Editor’s Note: Conrad Lucas, chairman of the West Virginia Republican Party, spoke with The Parkersburg News about issues facing the state, nation and the party. more »»

Brown to reconsider property vote

November 15, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The question of whether to sell a piece of downtown property some believe should be part of Quincy Hill Park apparently isn’t settled yet. At its Nov. more »»

W.Va. legislators to meet in interims next week

November 15, 2014 CHARLESTON — State legislators will gather next week for three days of interim committee meetings, but a pending shift in leadership means some of those meetings may not accomplish muc. more »»

Secret Christmas Project needs aid

November 15, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The Arc of the Mid-Ohio Valley is preparing for its annual Secret Christmas project which serves individuals with intellectual, cognitive or related developmental disabilities in need... more »»

Plugged well not a bad sign

November 15, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Local oil and gas experts said Friday not to read too much into a company’s decision to plug a deep well it drilled in Wood County a couple months ago. more »»

Home rule proposals to be heard Tuesday

November 15, 2014 PARKERSBURG — A new tax, tax cuts, a police training facility, land around the Quincy Hill steps and the resignation of a councilman are on the agenda for City Council 7:30 p.m. Tuesda. more »»

Haas Sales back up and running after fire

November 15, 2014 MARIETTA — It was about a week ago a fire destroyed the Haas Sales building and contents at 75 Highland Ridge Road, but within 24 hours the tractor and equipment sales and service business was back... more »»

Parkersburg Red Wings slate holiday show

November 15, 2014 PARKERSBURG — A Christmas show was so popular last year the Parkersburg High School Red Wing Dance Team is doing it again, an organizer said. more »»

Non-profit organizations receive grant funding

November 15, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Through its fall grant program, the Sisters of St. Joseph Charitable Fund chose 26 non-profit organizations throughout the Mid-Ohio Valley to receive funding. more »»

Artist Show and Holiday Sale

November 15, 2014 MARIETTA — Marietta resident Charles Pridgeon went to the Lafayette Hotel to have dinner Friday evening and unexpectedly found himself looking through colorful, hand-carved canes in the hotel’s... more »»

Director: 'The Axeman of Henderson County' to be screened in Athens

November 15, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Director Larry Parmiter is looking forward to screening his movie “The Axeman of Henderson County” tonight at The Athena Cinema in downtown Athens, Ohio. more »»

Council debates $110K study

November 15, 2014 MARIETTA — Members of Marietta City Council, the city administration and city employees debated the necessity of an approximately $110,000 study that would beef up the city’s wellhead protection are... more »»

Wood County awarded $29K supplement

November 15, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Wood County has been awarded $29,701 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. more »»

Two arrested on burglary charge in Nelsonville

November 15, 2014 NELSONVILLE — Investigations into a recent rash of burglaries resulted in three arrests on Thursday, officials said. William J. more »»

Addlespurger gets month in jail

November 15, 2014 MARIETTA — A Macksburg woman, charged with possession of heroin and methamphetamine, made no comment during her sentencing hearing in Washington County Common Pleas Court Friday morning. more »»

Four-year prison sentence for man in meth case

November 15, 2014 MARIETTA — A Lowell man, charged with possession of chemicals to manufacture methamphetamine at his home in the presence of his young son, asked the court for a chance to show he can do better durin... more »»

First Lutheran becomes deaf accessible

November 15, 2014 PARKERSBURG — A Parkersburg church is the first in the region to install a system aiding the hearing impaired, officials said. The Loop System at the First Lutheran Church, 1701 19th St. more »»



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