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Fouts retracts guilty plea

April 24, 2015 MARIETTA — A Williamstown man’s request to retract his guilty plea for allegedly making advances on his daughter’s 15-year-old friend was granted in Washington County Common Pleas Court Wednesday. more »»

State won't do proposed audit

April 23, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The mayor and chairwoman of City Council’s Finance Committee say the West Virginia Auditor’s Office is no longer willing to perform an audit for which council allocated funds Tuesday. more »»

Company re-evaluating Wood County project

April 23, 2015 PARKERSBURG — A statement from a company studying an ethane cracker plant in Wood County is again fueling speculation the multi-billion-dollar complex won’t be built. more »»

Authorities say drug lab found in Belpre

April 23, 2015 BELPRE — Three people Wednesday were charged with making methamphetamine at a residence on Elm Street, authorities in Washington County said. The arrests were made at 205 Elm S. more »»

Newell discusses phone system

April 23, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Mayor Bob Newell said a nearly $68,000 phone system that was a source of confusion at a council committee meeting Tuesday was to be paid for by the savings it generated. more »»

American Legion Post #15 broken into

April 23, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Police are searching for the person who broke into the American Legion Post #15 early Wednesday, officials said. The break-in occurred at 12:53 a.m. more »»

PUB considers budget proposal

April 23, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Members of the Parkersburg Utility Board Wednesday reviewed the proposed 2015-16 budget and approved the first step in a bond refinancing process that could yield $2. more »»

Taxes due by end of month

April 23, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The April 30 deadline to pay real estate and personal property taxes is looming. more »»

Steel arrives for Erickson facility project

April 23, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The steel components for a major project at the Erickson All Sports Facility were delivered to the site Wednesday morning, much to the pleasure of project organizers. more »»

URA approves Quincy Hill steps plan

April 23, 2015 PARKERSBURG — City officials are moving forward with a plan which would allow a city resident to build a garage while making the Quincy Hill steps a part of Quincy Park. more »»

Armory project moves forward

April 23, 2015 MARIETTA — “I think today was the day when it just became a big ye. more »»

Panel discusses victim services

April 23, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Representatives from five Mid-Ohio Valley agencies discussed the services they offer to the public during a Wednesday evening meetin. more »»

Parsons pleads guilty in hit-and-run death

April 23, 2015 PARKERSBURG — A Calhoun County man charged with the hit-and-run death of a Wood County man entered a plea agreement in Wood County Circuit Court Tuesday. more »»

Belpre man sentenced for complicity

April 23, 2015 MARIETTA — A Belpre man charged with a third-degree felony count of complicity to commit burglary was sentenced to 90 days in the Washington County Jail and to five years of community control in... more »»

Analysis: MOV received $1M in gas severance

April 23, 2015 CHARLESTON — Local governments in six Mid-Ohio Valley counties received more than $1 million in gas severance taxes distributed in 2014, according to an analysis of October 2014 tax distributions... more »»

Women's Care Center raises funds

April 23, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The Women’s Care Center raised $120,169 at its annual fundraising banquets on April 16 and 17 at Grand Pointe Conference Center and the Lafayette Hotel, respectively. more »»

Council funds audit

April 22, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The crowd at Tuesday’s City Council meeting erupted in raucous applause after a resolution allocating funding for a proposed audit passed on a 5-4 vot. more »»

Finance committee approves phone system payment

April 22, 2015 PARKERSBURG — City Council’s Finance Committee voted Tuesday to pay the $67,700 bill for a phone system installed in December, even though members weren’t sure of the original plan to fund it. more »»

BOE extends Flint contract three years

April 22, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Board of Education voted unanimously to offer Superintendent John Flint a three-year contract during Tuesday’s regular meeting. more »»



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