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Child care center transitions

July 19, 2015 MARIETTA — In the midst of transitioning between Washington State Community College and Memorial Health System control, the Evergreen Child Development Center has remained open to the community for... more »»

Thousands gather in Williamstown for ice cream social

July 18, 2015 WILLIAMSTOWN — For 71 years the Williamstown Volunteer Fire Department’s Ice Cream Social has been a mid-summer draw for a time of old fashioned socializing. more »»

Jiles named to finance director post

July 18, 2015 PARKERSBURG — A certified public accountant who has worked for Washington State Community College and Highmark West Virginia has been named Parkersburg’s new finance director. Eric S. more »»

Colombo wants help for farmers’ market

July 18, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Mayor Jimmy Colombo is looking for guidance and definition for the Downtown Farmers’ Market. more »»

McKinley has forum at shelter

July 18, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Funding and affordable housing were two of the concerns raised by local domestic violence victim advocates during a public forum Friday with Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va. more »»

United Way to distribute backpacks

July 18, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The United Way Alliance on Friday announced it will distribute 2,000 backpacks to residents of eight West Virginia counties and portions of Athens and Washington counties in Ohio. more »»

Actors Guild, Parkersburg Art Center team up for camp

July 18, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The Actors Guild of Parkersburg will be showing the Broadway musical “Adventures of Tom Sawyer” from July 24-Aug. 8. more »»

Corn Festival draws crowd

July 18, 2015 MARIETTA — Many left the first night of the Marietta Sweet Corn Festival Friday with a bag of kettle corn after stopping by the newest vendor to the yearly event. more »»

Two arrested on drug charges

July 18, 2015 MARIETTA — A Belpre man who allegedly said he planned to sell crack cocaine in Marietta to support his family was arrested late Thursday and charged with possession of drugs. more »»

Circuit court hears six cases

July 18, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Six hearings took place in Wood County Circuit Court Friday. * Kevin Wayne Conley, 43, 1608 Race S. more »»

McKinley calls for gas pipeline

July 18, 2015 PARKERSBURG — To boost West Virginia’s economy, the state must find a way to export its glut of natural gas and begin diversifying into other areas of business, Rep. David B. McKinley said Friday. more »»

Area shows high risk factors for colorectal cancer

July 18, 2015 MARIETTA — Across the country instances of death from colorectal cancer as a whole have decreased; however, in three “hot spots” researchers say the rates of death are not decreasing quickly enough. more »»

River Valley preparing for ‘Everest’ VBS

July 18, 2015 VIENNA — Climbing the world’s highest peak will be likened to strengthening one’s faith during vacation bible school at River Valley Community Church. more »»

Parkersburg vacant property deadline nears

July 18, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The deadline for owners to register properties that have been vacant more than 45 days and have exterior maintenance, major systems or surrounding property in violation of building,... more »»

County donates $5K for flood cleanup

July 17, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Wood County commissioners agreed Thursday to give the Red Cross of Northwest West Virginia $5,000 to assist with flood cleanup efforts in Mineral Well. more »»

County officials critical of Cornelius

July 17, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Some Wood County officials who are members of the Republican Party said they have signed off on a letter supporting efforts to remove Rob Cornelius as local party chairman; others said... more »»

City hires new finance chief

July 17, 2015 Eric Jiles has been hired as the new finance director for the city of Parkersburg, Mayor Jimmy Colombo said this morning. Jiles, a CPA, succeeds Ashley Flowers, who was terminated. more »»

Crime scene tape at PHS leads to rumors

July 17, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Crime scene tape sealing off a portion of Parkersburg High School caused rumors of murder to swirl on Twitter Thursday, but the reality was much more mundan. more »»

Baker's passion leads to fair win

July 17, 2015 MINERAL WELLS — Julia Baker, of Mineral Wells, a 21-year-old college student, is competing in her ninth cattle show this week at the West Virginia Interstate Fair and Exposition. more »»

John, Jane Doe tactic no sure thing

July 17, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The use of John and Jane Doe defendants is no guarantee that unidentified individuals will be subject to a lawsuit once their identities are known, a West Virginia University law... more »»



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