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Cadets graduate from Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy

January 31, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Twelve cadets from the region were among 152 people from 34 counties who have graduated in the 45th class of the Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy. Commencement was Dec. more »»

Ohio House foes accent overall experience

January 31, 2016 MARIETTA — Though no primary race will decide the combatants for the Ohio House of Representatives’ 95th District seat, two candidates have already begun their campaigns for this November’s electio. more »»

Camp Putnam in Marietta to be honored

January 31, 2016 MARIETTA — On April 23, the Civil War Roundtable of the Mid-Ohio Valley will commemorate the history of Camp Putnam with the dedication of a marker to identify the location of the camp. more »»

Grant aids in purchasing of shoes

January 31, 2016 PARKERSBURG — McKinley Elementary School students will benefit from a $500 grant from the Robert E. Fouss Memorial Fund enabling the school to purchase shoes for students in need. The Robert E. more »»

Electric company improves reliability

January 31, 2016 PARKERSBURG — MonPower spent $227 million last year to improve the reliability of its system in West Virginia. more »»

Huntington Bancshares announces merger with FirstMerit

January 31, 2016 COLUMBUS — Huntington Bancshares and FirstMerit Corp. this week announced plans for a merger. more »»

College awarded grant for education department

January 31, 2016 MARIETTA — The Education Department at Marietta College has been awarded a $223,000 incentive grant from the Ohio Deans Compact on Exceptional Children. more »»

Commissioners approve emergency services grant application

January 30, 2016 PARKERSBURG – An application for a $102,548 Homeland Security Emergency Management grant will now go to the West Virginia Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management for review. more »»

Ethics case still pending

January 30, 2016 PARKERSBURG — More than a year after allegations against former Mayor Bob Newell were revealed that ultimately led him to retire before the end of his third term, the final disposition of the case... more »»

Manchin slams GOP on labor bills

January 30, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia chimed in Friday on the passage of a right-to-work bill in the state Legislature. more »»

Fazoli’s restaurant interested in area

January 30, 2016 PARKERSBURG — An Italian fast food restaurant chain is looking to expand into the area. Fazoli’s sees a strong potential here, CEO Carl Howard sai. more »»

Spencer's Landing attracts attention

January 30, 2016 VIENNA — For the past year the word has been getting out about Vienna’s latest attraction, the transformation of the former Johns Manville plant to a possible retail and recreation area called... more »»

Blennerhassett students hold mock trial

January 30, 2016 PARKERSBURG — As part of their social studies curriculum, students at Blennerhassett Middle School observed a mock trial on Friday, with staff members acting as court personnel and students serving... more »»

W.Va. lawmakers draft bill on homeschooling

January 30, 2016 CHARLESTON — A bill that is being introduced into the West Virginia Legislature, according to lawmakers, should better align the state’s homeschooling policies with other states around the United... more »»

W.Va. reps voice opposition to Norfolk Southern merger

January 30, 2016 WASHINGTON — Four of the five members of West Virginia’s congressional delegation signed a letter to federal transportation officers in opposition to the Canadian Pacific Railway acquisition of... more »»

Retired police dog may soon be auctioned

January 30, 2016 MARIETTA — Following the retirement of a K-9 officer from the Marietta City Police Department this week, Marietta City Council’s Police and Fire Committee discussed plans to discontinue the use of... more »»

Police seeking four suspects in armed robbery at home

January 30, 2016 BELPRE — Police are looking for four men — one who has been identified — in an armed robbery Thursday night in Belpre where the intruders held at least one resident at knife and gun point, the Belpr... more »»

Court sets plea hearing in burglary case

January 30, 2016 PARKERSBURG — A plea hearing for a man charged with burglary and wanton endangerment was set for February in Wood County Circuit Court Friday. Terrance Edwin Mills Jr., 30, 2821 Emerson Ave., N. more »»

Two arrested in Ravenswood on meth charge

January 30, 2016 RAVENSWOOD — Two men were arrested Thursday after police discovered a meth lab in their vehicle, officials said. more »»

Frontier trying to avert bullying

January 30, 2016 MARIETTA — A safe and constructive learning environment is the biggest wish of parents sending their children to school, but when assault and bullying taint that environment, parents look to school... more »»



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