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Fifth-graders get look at possible careers

March 18, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The question from youth: “What do I want to do with my life? And get paid really well for it. more »»

Outside entities ask commissioners for funds

March 18, 2015 PARKERSBURG — As Wood County commissioners get down to work on their 2015-2016 fiscal year budget, outside entities have filed funding requests totaling well over $200,000. more »»

Bar gets OK for video lottery

March 18, 2015 PARKERSBURG — By a 2-1 vote Wood County Commissioners approved a variance for video lottery at Woods and Irons Bar and Grille, 2800 Core Road. The business is owned by Hackers LLC. more »»

Outdoorsmen discuss regulations with DNR

March 18, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Area hunters and outdoorsmen had the chance Tuesday to comment and talk with Division of Natural Resources officials about proposed regulations for the 2015-2016 hunting, fishing and... more »»

W.Va. senator introduces clean air bill

March 18, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Another federal bill to restrict environmental regulations impacting energy prices and economic growth has been introduced by a West Virginia senator. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Sen. more »»

Hundreds attend Wood County choral festival

March 18, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Hundreds of people gathered at Blennerhassett Middle School Tuesday evening to hear choirs from six Wood County middle schools perform. more »»

Marietta City Council discusses hiring positions

March 18, 2015 MARIETTA — City Council members discussed hiring opportunities for the city Tuesday at a meeting of council’s employee relations committee. more »»

Special session of grand jury indicts 10

March 18, 2015 PARKERSBURG — A man charged with the death of a 20-year-old woman was among 10 people indicted by a special session of the Wood County grand jury Tuesday. more »»

Marietta man gets jail time for theft

March 18, 2015 MARIETTA — A Marietta man who pocketed money and forged bank receipts while working as a manager at a tattoo parlor was sentenced to 120 days in jail and five years of community control Tuesday... more »»

Alleys topic of Marietta Council meeting

March 18, 2015 MARIETTA — Dotting the city are several undeveloped alleys that never reached their full thoroughfare potential. more »»

Boat in troubled waters

March 18, 2015 MARIETTA — After nearly three decades moored on the Muskingum River, the Claire E sternwheeler could be looking for a new home if financial and insurance requirements are not met. more »»

Sheriff’s Office asks for salary increase

March 17, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Sheriff’s Office Monday asked county commissioners to consider a 5 percent employee salary increase in the 2015-2016 budget. more »»

Lawmakers discuss Common Core repeal effort

March 17, 2015 CHARLESTON — Last-minute resistance from both sides doomed changes to the Common Core standards and ended a movement to bring charter schools to West Virginia, lawmakers said Monda. more »»

Teen creates PAC with local focus

March 17, 2015 PARKERSBURG — A Parkersburg resident has formed a political action committee in the hopes to effect change within city government. more »»

Band directors: Save fifth-grade band program

March 17, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The fifth-grade band rooms across Wood County will sit silent next year if program cuts are made as planned by the board of education, band directors said Monday. more »»

Tomblin, Nohe share concerns on gun bill

March 17, 2015 PARKERSBURG — A controversial bill allowing concealed carry of a weapon without a permit is headed to the governor’s desk, but some officials say they still are concerned with elements of the... more »»

United Bank turns 176 today

March 17, 2015 PARKERSBURG — United Bank Inc. will celebrate its 176th anniversary today, St. Patrick’s Day. more »»

WVU-P to host Artsbridge festival

March 17, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Artsbridge will hold its annual Very Spectacular Arts Festival on Thursday at West Virginia University at Parkersburg. more »»

Belpre Schools reviews 2015-16 calendar

March 17, 2015 BELPRE — As Belpre City Schools begins reviewing its proposed 2015-2016 school calendar, there are expected to be few differences from the current school calendar. more »»

Wood County officials hear budget requests

March 17, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Wood County officials made their cases Monday for their 2015-2016 budget requests to the county commission. more »»



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