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County officials critical of Cornelius

July 17, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Some Wood County officials who are members of the Republican Party said they have signed off on a letter supporting efforts to remove Rob Cornelius as local party chairman; others said... more »»

City hires new finance chief

July 17, 2015 Eric Jiles has been hired as the new finance director for the city of Parkersburg, Mayor Jimmy Colombo said this morning. Jiles, a CPA, succeeds Ashley Flowers, who was terminated. more »»

Crime scene tape at PHS leads to rumors

July 17, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Crime scene tape sealing off a portion of Parkersburg High School caused rumors of murder to swirl on Twitter Thursday, but the reality was much more mundan. more »»

Baker's passion leads to fair win

July 17, 2015 MINERAL WELLS — Julia Baker, of Mineral Wells, a 21-year-old college student, is competing in her ninth cattle show this week at the West Virginia Interstate Fair and Exposition. more »»

John, Jane Doe tactic no sure thing

July 17, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The use of John and Jane Doe defendants is no guarantee that unidentified individuals will be subject to a lawsuit once their identities are known, a West Virginia University law... more »»

Commission continues discussion on fire fee

July 17, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Wood County commissioners continued discussions Thursday on whether a fire fee or levy would be the best option for volunteer fire departments in need of additional funding. more »»

Marietta council discusses river trail project

July 17, 2015 MARIETTA — City Council authorized the hiring of a grant-writing firm to push forward the River Trail Phase V project Thursday night. RFG Associates In. more »»

First Baptist adopts Quincy Hill Park

July 17, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The First Baptist Church of Parkersburg has adopted Quincy Hill Park. more »»

Red Cross offers free swim lessons

July 17, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Swimming is a great recreational sport that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Tragically, though, over 200 young children drown in backyard swimming pools each year nationwid. more »»

Parkersburg finance review started

July 17, 2015 PARKERSBURG — A long-debated and demanded review of city finances is under way. more »»

U.S. senators vote for new education initiative

July 17, 2015 WASHINGTON — West Virginia’s two U.S. senators voted for a bill that would end Common Core. more »»

McKinley critical of nuke deal with Iran

July 17, 2015 WASHINGTON — A congressman from West Virginia said the administration has misled people over the nuclear agreement with Iran. more »»

Wood County court hears seven cases

July 17, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Seven hearings took place in Wood County Circuit Court Thursday. * Eric Gene Salyers, 24, 925 Lynn St. more »»

Martin gets community control, jail in sentence

July 17, 2015 MARIETTA — Anthony B. more »»

Parkersburg native to lead highway patrol

July 17, 2015 MARIETTA — The Marietta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol saw a quick change of command this week as post commander Lt. more »»

Ashley Flowers files lawsuit

July 16, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Former city Finance Director Ashley Flowers on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the individuals and entities she says are responsible for invading her privacy related to the... more »»

Demolition process on hold

July 16, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The city administration plans to hold off drawing down money to raze dozens of dilapidated houses, but at least one council member wants to move as soon as possible. more »»

Churches help flood-affected Mineral Wells

July 16, 2015 MINERAL WELLS — Area churches and volunteers are stepping up to help families affected and displaced by flash flooding this past Sunday. more »»

Chemours denies dividend cut reports

July 16, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Despite reports of a cut in its September dividend payment, a Chemours spokeswoman said the company that was recently spun off from DuPont would pay its dividend in September. more »»

PUB approves well grant

July 16, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Utility Board on Wednesday accepted a grant to install monitoring wells and develop a source water protection pla. more »»



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