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Stigma often surrounds mental health issues

October 11, 2014 PARKERSBURG — One in four adults, approximately 61.5 million Americans, experience mental illness in a given year. more »»

McCartney, Fling up for principal positions

October 11, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Board of Education will vote on the appointment of two principals Tuesday, but one of them wouldn’t be changing offices, just titles. more »»

Belpre chamber will be busy

October 11, 2014 BELPRE — The next two weeks will be busy for the Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce as two of its largest business-related events of the year will be held. more »»

Council plans final vote on ordinance

October 11, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg City Council will take a final vote Tuesday on repealing a challenged panhandling ordinance and conduct the first reading of a new ordinance aimed at curbing aggressive... more »»

Red Cross, Fire Dept. to hand out smoke detectors

October 11, 2014 PARKERSBURG — In an effort to keep residents safe from the devastation of losing everything in a fire, the Mid-Ohio Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross is teaming up with the Parkersburg Fire... more »»

Photographs wanted for Hometown Spirit

October 11, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Two, four, six, eight! Who you gonna’ appreciate? The Parkersburg News and Sentinel and its annual Hometown Spirit. more »»

Health officials urge caution vs. virus

October 11, 2014 MARIETTA — Health departments are urging cautioun, but not to panic about the uncommon strain of virus that has been causing severe respiratory illness in children across the country. As of Oct. more »»

Karcher going to prison on charge

October 11, 2014 MARIETTA — A Marietta man, charged with a third-degree count of sexual battery, was sentenced Friday to a year in prison with judicial release granted by Washington County Common Pleas Judge Randall... more »»

Pro wrestling series continues today

October 11, 2014 MARIETTA — Pro wrestlers will beat themselves senseless as the Throwdown for the Pound series continues at 7 p.m. today at the Marietta Middle School gymnasium. more »»

Local fire departments organize fundraiser

October 11, 2014 MARIETTA — Marietta and Parkersburg residents can aid in a good cause and help their respective fire departments in a friendly competition through October. more »»

West Virginia's fall wild turkey season opens today

October 11, 2014 PARKERSBURG —The fall wild turkey hunting season opens today in selected counties in West Virginia. more »»

Vienna native's film spotlighted at festival

October 11, 2014 KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Vienna native Kevin Wines is a member of a creative team that won eight awards at the Knoxville Film Festival last month. more »»

National Wildlife Refuge Week to be honored

October 11, 2014 WILLIAMSTOWN — National Wildlife Refuge Week is today through Oct. 19 and events are planned at the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge headquartered at Williamstown. more »»

St. Mary Parish Festival expands

October 11, 2014 MARIETTA — This year’s St. Mary Catholic School Parish Fall Festival has been expanded. more »»

'Walk for Life' will take place Sunday

October 11, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The Women’s Care Center will hold its 19th annual Walk for Life 12:30 p.m. Sunday at City Park. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. at the large picnic shelter next to the log cabin. more »»

W.Va. won't fight gay marriage

October 10, 2014 CHARLESTON — State officials say they will not move to block same-sex marriages in West Virginia and will seek to resolve a lawsuit to overturn the ban. Earlier this week the U.S. more »»

Mayor Newell talks home rule at Lions Club

October 10, 2014 PARKERSBURG — If the city’s implementation of a 1 percent sales tax under West Virginia’s expanded home rule pilot program brings in enough revenue, steeper cuts to the Business and Occupation Tax... more »»

McKinley visit stirs Medicare, ISIS talk

October 10, 2014 PARKERSBURG — In the area Thursday to hear from labor groups about efforts to meet the state’s workforce needs, U.S. Rep. more »»

Rapp outlines home rule at Vienna meeting

October 10, 2014 VIENNA — The public Thursday evening got an overview of what Home Rule will mean to Vienn. more »»

Judge keeps $2.5M Ruble bond in place

October 10, 2014 MARIETTA — The $2. more »»



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