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Local Catholic radio station coming

July 12, 2014 PARKERSBURG — A new local Catholic radio station will start spreading the gospel by radio in August. more »»

Two sentenced in Erickson break-in

July 12, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Two men charged with a break-in at the Erickson All-Sports Facility last year were sentenced in Wood County Circuit Court Friday. Alex Paul Brightwell, 22, 3207 Linden S. more »»

Shakespeare performed in Muskingum Park

July 12, 2014 MARIETTA — Scattered on picnic blankets and lawn chairs, enjoying the cool summer air, local residents enjoyed a relatively new experience Friday evening — an open air performance of one of William... more »»

Concert raises $3,000 for Wood habitat

July 12, 2014 PARKERSBURG — A total of $3,000 was raised for Wood County Habitat for Humanity at the 18th annual Gospel Music Reunion Concert June 27 at South Parkersburg Baptist Church. more »»

Utility board plans hydrant flow tests

July 12, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Utility Board will flow test fire hydrants from Monday to Frida. more »»

Electric Cooperative plans power outage

July 12, 2014 MARIETTA — Washington Electric Cooperative has scheduled a brief power outage affecting approximately 150 members served by the Bartlett substation on July 14. more »»

Vienna makes move to buy plant

July 11, 2014 VIENNA — Vienna City Council voted unanimously Thursday to enter into a purchase and sale agreement to purchase the former Johns Manville plant site. The property at 2905 Second Ave. more »»

Downtown PKB reaches out to businesses

July 11, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Volunteers from Downtown PKB pounded the pavement Thursday in an effort to strengthen the lines of communication between the organization and downtown businesses and help each learn... more »»

Quake off Japan, tsunami alerts issued

July 11, 2014 TOKYO — A 6.8-magnitude earthquake has hit Japan's northern coast near the nuclear power plant crippled in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. more »»

Efforts to restore electricity continue

July 11, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Three days after Tuesday’s storm, electric power is slowly but surely returning to the Mid-Ohio Valley. more »»

Kasich announces plant expansion

July 11, 2014 McCONNELSVILLE — Gov. John Kasich visited Southeast Ohio Thursday to officially announce the expansion of an international company with a base in McConnelsville. more »»

Food For Thought to replace Belrock Diner

July 11, 2014 BELPRE— The town of Belpre will be getting some “Food For Thought” with the opening of a restaurant in the Belpre Plaza Shopping Center along Washington Boulevar. more »»

Rural King interviews planned for next week

July 11, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Rural King is expected to open in the Park Shopping Center in mid-October, but interviews for jobs with the farm and home store start next week. more »»

Farm use applications available to residents

July 11, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Applications are available for Wood County residents wishing to claim farm use for their property and take advantage of a discount on their property taxes. more »»

Bond reduced for suspected shooter

July 11, 2014 MARIETTA — A Parma, Ohio, man who allegedly shot his mother and stepfather at a Fourth of July celebration near New Matamoras was reportedly on LSD and another unknown drug at the time of the... more »»

Four indicted, one sentenced in drug ring

July 11, 2014 ATHENS — The Athens County grand jury returned indictments Thursday in an ongoing investigation into a ring that allegedly brought drugs into the county from Detroit. more »»

Four Marietta residents arrested

July 11, 2014 MARIETTA — Thursday afternoon a citizen reported a red Ford F-150 pulled into Ward’s Recycling at 27430 Ohio 7, Marietta, and removed several wheels, said the Washington County Sheriff’s Offic. more »»

History buffs share memories of Ortt

July 11, 2014 MARIETTA — Near the Washington County Historical Society grows a towering tree with a quirky distinctio. more »»

Fair board breaks even on holiday celebration

July 11, 2014 MARIETTA — The crowds weren’t huge for the Fourth of July celebration at the Washington County Fairgrounds, but the event brought in enough money to pay for itself and a little extra. more »»

$550K levy sought in Washington County

July 11, 2014 MARIETTA — County commissioners received a request Thursday to put a 0.55-mill levy on the November ballot for Washington County Children Services. more »»



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