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Parkersburg, Vienna pitch for home rule

August 12, 2014 WHEELING — Parkersburg officials believe imposing a 1 percent sales tax would generate an extra $4.74 million annually, while Vienna leaders said doing the same would yield them $2. more »»

Purchasing procedures changed

August 12, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Commission Monday again changed the limit on purchases which can be made without the commission’s prior approval. more »»

Despite systems meth production still a problem

August 12, 2014 CHARLESTON — Although some are lauding the state’s real-time pseudoephedrine block system, known as the National Precursor Log Exchange, many local state lawmakers say illegal methamphetamine is... more »»

Belpre suspends rules to allow fire engine transfer

August 12, 2014 BELPRE — Belpre City Council suspended the rules to pass all three readings of legislation to allow the transfer of the title of an old fire engine pumper to Washington State Community College. more »»

WSCC meeting aims to strengthen workforce

August 12, 2014 MARIETTA — The chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents was at Washington State Community College Monday afternoon to open a conversation with local educators, business professionals and elected... more »»

Esbenshade remembered as generous

August 12, 2014 VIENNA — When Vienna officials were unsure of whether they could afford to complete an $850,000 sports complex in Jackson Park all at once, Harry C. Esbenshade Jr. stepped forward. more »»

'9 to 5' musical hits area stage

August 12, 2014 MARIETTA — Gut-busting laughs await audiences who head to the Actors Guild of Parkersburg’s performance of “9 to 5: The Musical” throughout August, one of six performances the organization puts on i... more »»

Teen intern playing key role backstage at Guild

August 12, 2014 PARKERSBURG — When the Actors Guild of Parkersburg opened its current production of “9 To 5: The Musical” last Friday, all of the lighting on stage was designed, installed and coordinated by... more »»

Last Mass held at St. Joseph's

August 12, 2014 PARKERSBURG — As closure of the former St. Joseph’s Hospital approaches, a final Mass was held Monday in its chape. more »»

Belpre family celebrates girl's adoption

August 12, 2014 MARIETTA — “Bye bye,” yelled Mary Elizabeth Cox to the colorful bouquet of balloons floating up, up, into the sky above Washington County Children Services Monday afternoon. more »»

Frontier BOE hires four teachers

August 12, 2014 NEW MATAMORAS — Four new teachers are headed to Frontier schools for the upcoming school year, but the district is still scrambling to fill one crucial position. more »»

Clay Center helps shape young minds

August 12, 2014 CHARLESTON — The Clay Center offers visitors an entertaining mix of science, art and education unlike any other museum in West Virginia, officials said. more »»

Paving projects to close roads

August 12, 2014 The following area road closings were announced Monday by the West Virginia Division of Highways. West Virginia Paving will be repaving a section of Jackson County 21, Old U.S. more »»

Regatta encourages use of Muskingum River

August 11, 2014 MARIETTA — Several hundred spectators turned out for the fourth annual Mighty Muskingum River Raft Regatta from Indian Acres Park to the Marietta Harbor on Sunday afternoon. more »»

Backpacks supply kids’ school needs

August 11, 2014 BELPRE — Belpre area students got a little bit of help Sunday as a Belpre church gave out around 200 backpacks with various school supplies at a special event. more »»

New health director named

August 11, 2014 PARKERSBURG - The Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department today introduced its new executive director, Drema Mac. more »»

United Way helps YMCA assist those in need

August 11, 2014 Editor’s note: This is the last in a series of articles about the member agencies of the United Way Alliance of the Mid-Ohio Valle. more »»

Singing in senior’s heart

August 11, 2014 MARIETTA — Since she was little, music has been a passion for Pat Carte’, a passion she has shared with the O’Neill Senior Singers for the last decade. more »»

Safe Sleep campaign educates parents

August 11, 2014 MARIETTA — In an average six-month time span, the Memorial Health System will deliver about 375 new babies. more »»

Mountwood Adventure Camp a huge success

August 11, 2014 VOLCANO — Mountwood Park’s first Adventure Camp was a huge success despite small attendance, organizers said. more »»



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