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Sides clash at BOE meeting

January 28, 2016 MIDDLEBOURNE — A longtime Tyler County Schools teacher and a state Senate candidate clashed during a board of education meeting over board President Bonnie Henthorn’s decision to homeschool her... more »»

Marietta Welfare League awards grants

January 28, 2016 MARIETTA — Breaking a new record in its 90th year as a philanthropic staple in the area, the Marietta Welfare League gave $50,000 worth of grants to community organizations Tuesday. more »»

Shaffer Looks Back

January 28, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Reflecting on his 25 years in the Wood County Assessor’s Office, including two terms as assessor, Rich Shaffer said his goal in office has always been fair and equal assessments. more »»

Elschlager appears in court

January 28, 2016 MARIETTA — In more than an hour of testimony Wednesday, the alleged victim in a case against the commander of the Marietta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said she is in constant fear for her... more »»

Coolville woman arrested

January 28, 2016 COOLVILLE — A Coolville woman was arrested Tuesday after a search warrant allegedly revealed meth and cocaine at her Rock Run Road home, officials said. Elizabeth C. more »»

Marijuana grower sentenced

January 28, 2016 MARIETTA — A Newport man who was found with more than 200 marijuana plants inside and around his home last summer was sentenced to 90 days in the Washington County Jail on Wednesday. Douglas A. more »»

Former police chief requests hearing

January 28, 2016 PADEN CITY — The former Paden City police chief who is facing criminal charges has requested a hearing to protest his discharge by city council. more »»

Colombo feels optimistic about city

January 27, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Mayor Jimmy Colombo struck a positive tone in his remarks on the state of the city Tuesday, outlining what’s been done since he took office and offering a challenge to City Council... more »»

Budget revisions outlined for Finance

January 27, 2016 PARKERSBURG — City Finance Director Eric Jiles outlined proposed budget revisions totaling more than $2 million, including increased revenue projections, a nearly $770,000 carryover shortfall and th... more »»

Wood BOE hears update on free meals

January 27, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Wood County Schools’ free breakfast and lunch program has seen a steady increase in participation and revenue since it was approved in October, officials said Tuesday. more »»

AEP open house discusses transmission line project

January 27, 2016 MARIETTA — A plan to bring updated power service to the southeastern Ohio area has begun to take a more firm shape with AEP Ohio hosting a second open house about the construction of a new... more »»

Area buses stranded on snowy Pa. Turnpike

January 27, 2016 SOMERSET, Pa. — It was a “real mess.” That was Mark Penco’s reaction to being stranded in a bus for 15 hours on the Pennsylvania Turnpile in Somerset County Friday and Saturday during a snowstor. more »»

Group meets, discusses MOV

January 27, 2016 PARKERSBURG — What’s Next Wood County members met Tuesday evening to discuss ideas on how to improve the Mid-Ohio Valley. more »»

Alpha files layoff notices

January 27, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Federal policies were blameed Tuesday for the layoffs at Alpha Natural Resources coal mines in West Virgini. more »»

Health officials: Be careful when shoveling snow

January 27, 2016 CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health, is urging residents shoveling snow to take their time and be aware of physical limitations that may... more »»

WSCC discusses student enrollment

January 27, 2016 MARIETTA — Washington State Community College’s Trustees met for their first regular meeting of 2016 to hear and discuss Spring 2016 student enrollment and budget as well as ways to increase new... more »»

Council considers military discounts

January 27, 2016 MARIETTA — City Council’s Lands, Buildings and Parks Committee is seeking to recognize active and retired military service through reduced rates at the Marietta Aquatic Center this coming summer... more »»

Deegan trial date set for March

January 27, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Two hearings for a man who was charged with making terroristic threats in making plans to overthrow the state government took place in Wood County Circuit Court Tuesday. more »»

Mullet sentenced on drug charge

January 27, 2016 MARIETTA — A Lower Salem woman was sentenced to 30 days in jail after she was arrested for heroin possession last year. Raycene K. more »»

Farmers needed for senior produce program

January 27, 2016 MARIETTA – A program that aims to make sure area seniors have plenty of fresh produce and healthy foods is in need of local farmers to participate this year. more »»



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