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Washington County Career Center home is up for sale

September 9, 2014 MARIETTA — The 1,508-square-foot modular home built by carpentry students at the Washington County Career Center is still sitting on the school lot waiting for a buyer more than two months after it... more »»

PAZ to hold first plastics summit

September 9, 2014 VIENNA — The inaugural Ohio Valley Plastics Summit will be held 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Grand Pointe Conference Center in Vienna. more »»

Ravenswood Middle School receives youth literacy grant

September 9, 2014 RAVENSWOOD — Ravenswood Middle School has been announced as a recipient of a youth literacy grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The grant of $3,916. more »»

Jam Packed Fun

September 8, 2014 MARIETTA — Jason and Karla Buttrey, both 32, of Williamstown, waited patiently for their daughter, Olivia, 3, to get her face painted Sunday afternoon during the last day of the 39th annual Ohio... more »»

New home presented to family

September 8, 2014 PARKERSBURG — A family in south Parkersburg now has a home to build a future together as Wood County Habitat for Humanity held its 69th house dedication Sunday. more »»

Library bids too high, construction delayed

September 8, 2014 The building of a new library in south Parkersburg has been pushed back after construction bids came in higher than estimates, a library official said on Monday. more »»

Gaming may get W.Va. push

September 8, 2014 WHEELING — Consider these numbers: Since 2009, table gambling receipts have declined 76 percent at Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack, according to the West Virginia Lottery Commission. more »»

Parkersburg police respond to burglary report, shooting

September 8, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg Police were called to a residence on Hugh Street Saturday night to investigate a burglary that involved the resident shooting a handgun, according to Police Chief Joe Martin. more »»

Historic Farmhouse

September 8, 2014 MUSKINGUM TWP. more »»

Cleanup ongoing at Ohio 7 site after fire

September 8, 2014 MARIETTA — The fate of a recycling center that employed two dozen local residents is still unknown after its rented facility on Ohio 7 in Moore’s Junction burned to the ground nearly two months ago. more »»

Mountwood Park to host catfish tournament

September 8, 2014 VOLCANO — Those who enjoy late-night fishing will get their fill at Mountwood Park on Saturday, officials said. Mountwood Park is holding its first Catfish Tournament beginning at 8 p.m. more »»

Vietnam veteran given ‘new’ car

September 8, 2014 MARIETTA — During the Ohio River Sternwheel Festival’s car show Sunday afternoon, a local veteran received Operation Give a Veteran a Car’s (OGVC) fourth vehicle on Second Street, in front of Ace... more »»

Marietta to require waivers for volunteers

September 8, 2014 MARIETTA — Those looking to volunteer on city property in Marietta are now required to sign an official liability waiver, absolving the city of damages, injuries or death incurred while working on... more »»

Fire dept. Fill the Boot campaign a success

September 8, 2014 MARIETTA — Firefighters’ boots were filled to nearly overflowing for Marietta Fire Department’s annual Fill the Boot Campaign during the Washington County Fair parade and sights are already turning... more »»

Local musicians touring area and writing songs

September 8, 2014 By JASMINE ROGERS Special to The News and Sentinel MARIETTA — A group of local musicians has been touring and song writing all summer with up-and-coming country singer Colton Pack, a West... more »»

Alzheimer’s Walk

September 7, 2014 PARKERSBURG — For more than 20 years the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s has been raising awareness and money for research into Alzheimer’s disease and services for those with the disease and their... more »»

Economic initiatives laid out

September 7, 2014 PARKERSBURG — West Virginia Agriculture Commissioner Walt Helmick says two farming initiatives are the first steps in rekindling West Virginia’s agricultural economic engine. more »»

Law enforcement weapon preferences differ

September 7, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The United States military held an industry day on July 29 when weapons manufacturers showcased handguns in hopes of being named the military’s replacement for the Beretta M9, official... more »»

Sternwheel Festival offers excitement

September 7, 2014 MARIETTA — Thousands of people filled downtown Marietta on Saturday afternoon as they enjoyed the food, looked through vendor stands and listened to live music during the 39th annual Ohio River... more »»

WVU featuring ‘Touching History’ exhibit

September 7, 2014 MARTINSBURG — History is coming alive at a special exhibit at West Virginia University that encourages real hands-on learning. more »»



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