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County awards demo contract

January 16, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Wood County commissioners awarded a contract for demolition of an abandoned property on Hill Street to Tim Graham Excavating. The house at 643 Hill St. more »»

PUB advances monitoring well construction project

January 16, 2015 PARKERSBURG — With an agreement with a landowner near, the Parkersburg Utility Board on Thursday accepted a bid to construct three source-water monitoring wells. more »»

Council hears pool options

January 16, 2015 BEVERLY — After meeting on Jan. 13, the community committee which formed to save the Beverly-Waterford Community Pool shored up ideas for saving the poo. more »»

Man charged with hitting baby

January 16, 2015 MARIETTA — A Marietta Township man is in the Washington County Jail on $100,000 bond after being charged with attempting to cause serious harm to a child Wednesday, the Washington County sheriff sai... more »»

Marietta man sentenced for stolen gun

January 16, 2015 MARIETTA — A Marietta man will spend a month in jail and a year on community control for possession of a stolen handgun following a sentencing hearing in Washington County Common Pleas Court... more »»

Man sentenced on drug charges

January 16, 2015 MARIETTA — A Marietta man will spend six months in jail and five years on community control for possession of methamphetamine and for allowing drug abuse at his residence in June. Earl . more »»

Students prep for new state tests

January 16, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Wood County school officials want students concentrating on answering questions on the state’s new Smarter Balanced testing this spring, not trying to figure out how to input those... more »»

Marietta High keeping on front-line of student safety

January 16, 2015 MARIETTA — Keeping students safe in school can be an ongoing battle between too much security or too littl. more »»

Church-led blood drives get off to great starts

January 16, 2015 MARIETTA — After forming a group in October to cover the void left by the Memorial Health System’s closure of blood services, local churches have now held their first blood drive and have several... more »»

Commission approves bid for Ward Bridge Replacement Project

January 16, 2015 MARIETTA — Washington County commissioners received and approved a recommendation from County Engineer Roger Wright for the Ward Bridge Replacement Project in Independence Township Thursday during... more »»

Disability Advocacy Day slated at Legislature

January 16, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Home and community-based service and support for people with disabilities and special education reform are among the issues of interest for a local agency as the West Virginia... more »»

W.Va.'s 2016 budget would use nearly $69 million in Rainy Day funds

January 15, 2015 CHARLESTON — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s proposed 2016 state budget uses nearly $69 million in Rainy Day funds and $72 million in cuts to offset a projected $195 million gap in funding. more »»

Tomblin delivers Address

January 15, 2015 CHARLESTON — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin delivered his annual State of the State address Wednesday, emphasizing the need for cooperation to continue moving West Virginia forward. more »»

Speech praised by area legislators

January 15, 2015 CHARLESTON — Local lawmakers felt Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s State of the State speech hit many important points, but some felt he could have emphasized more. more »»

WVU-P's Lamkin enjoys first day on the job

January 15, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Enrollments and the budget are going to be two of the top priorities as the new president of West Virginia University at Parkersburg gets to work. more »»

Lamkin welcomed to WVU-P

January 15, 2015 PARKERSBURG — West Virginia University at Parkersburg President Fletcher Lamkin and his wife, Cindy Dunstan-Lamkin, were officially welcomed to the Mid-Ohio Valley with a reception Wednesda. more »»

Slippery Surfaces

January 15, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Early morning freezing rain and snow sent cars sliding Wednesday, but no serious injuries were reported in Wood County. more »»

City native reacts to Paris shootings

January 15, 2015 PARIS — Parkersburg native Mary McFarland De Swardt has experienced the best and worst of times in Paris. more »»

Congressional reps talk about hot issues

January 15, 2015 WASHINGTON —Immigration, committee assignments, science and protecting low-income residents from government regulations are among topics this week from West Virginia legislators in Washington, D.C. more »»

West Virginia Legislature convenes for 2015 session

January 15, 2015 CHARLESTON — The first session of the 82nd West Virginia Legislature officially convened Wednesday with an historic change in leadership. more »»



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