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County passes 3 percent sewer rate increase

May 21, 2016 MARIETTA — A 3 percent sewer increase was decided by Washington County commissioners Thursday. more »»

Fire destroys Barlow home

May 21, 2016 BARLOW — A Barlow house was declared a total loss after a fire Friday. The fire took place at 2 p.m. more »»

Parkersburg City Council sets agenda

May 21, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg City Council will meet Tuesday evening with five resolutions on the agenda, including the creation of a green initiatives advisory committee. more »»

Marietta College alumni event set

May 21, 2016 PARKERSBURG — The Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Association of Marietta College alumni is having a “mix and mingle” from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Blennerhassett Hotel. more »»

Bridge to close for railroad efforts

May 21, 2016 WILLIAMSTOWN — The Williamstown Bridge will be closed beginning Monday to accommodate CSX railroad crossing work on the West Virginia approach to the bridge, said the Division of Highways. more »»

Do-not-drink-water advisory in Vienna prompted by C8

May 20, 2016 VIENNA — Schools are closed today in Vienna where residents stocked up on bottled water and city and county officials swiftly responded to the new C8 health advisory level released Thursday by the U. more »»

Wood County adjusts fire fee proposal

May 20, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Wood County commissioners made some adjustments to the proposed fire fee as officials took into account the impact on people living on fixed income and area churche. more »»

Groups want more time to discuss fracking

May 20, 2016 MARIETTA — Four environmental groups have asked a federal agency to extend the comment period and set a public hearing on plans to open the Wayne National Forest to deep-shale, high pressure... more »»

Vienna announces water distribution sites, emergency council meeting

May 20, 2016 VIENNA - The City of Vienna has announced water distribution locations and called for an emergency council meeting this afternoon. more »»

Pools in search of lifeguards

May 20, 2016 Area swimming pool managers are diving into summer head first in search of lifeguards, with some deeming finding qualified applicants harder than in years past. more »»

DNA test IDs leg's owner

May 20, 2016 WILLIAMSTOWN— On July 13, 2015, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to 655 River Lane, Marietta, in reference to the bottom portion of a human leg being found along the riverbank of the... more »»

Store manager forfeits beard for charity

May 20, 2016 PARKERSBURG — The manager of a local Par Mar location offered the opportunity to shave off his beard if his customers raised so much money for the Children’s Home Society of West Virginia. more »»

Wood Schools names summer meal sites

May 20, 2016 PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Board of Education has announced sites for the Summer Food Service Program. These sites are open to all children, ages 18 and younger, without cost. more »»

Woman facing robbery charge

May 20, 2016 PARKERSBURG —No bond was set Thursday for a local woman charged with robbery. more »»

Three charged with smuggling

May 20, 2016 MARIETTA — An orchestrated attempt to smuggle contraband into the Washington County Jail was thwarted by Washington County Sheriff’s Office detectives on Wednesday after Shad Martin, 39, of Mineral... more »»

Bike to Work Day ride set for today

May 20, 2016 PARKERSBURG — In recognition of Bike to Work Day, residents are encouraged to pedal to work today instead of drive. more »»

Community Service Council awards grants

May 20, 2016 PARKERSBURG — The Community Service Council of the Mid-Ohio Valley this week awarded $1,000 in grant funding to local agencies. more »»

Mineral Wells VFD receives funds for truck

May 20, 2016 MINERAL WELLS — The Mineral Wells Volunteer Fire Department was chosen to receive a federal grant to help it purchase a tower truck. The official announcement is expected to be made today. more »»

Two sets of twins graduating from area schools

May 20, 2016 Many graduates headed off to college in the fall will be surrounded by strangers, but at least four local students will be attending college with one familiar face — their own. more »»

Wood Whispers announces student winners

May 20, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Wood County Schools has announced the student winners of the 2016 Wood Whispers creative writing magazine. more »»



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