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Marietta schools begin summer break

May 29, 2015 MARIETTA — A few new tests, egg-dropping science experiments, new band uniforms, farewells to retiring teachers and a handful of snow days later, Marietta City Schools dismissed its students Thursda... more »»

Marietta firefighters train for confined rescues

May 29, 2015 MARIETTA — Scott Casto, 28, of Marietta, was lowered into an underground vault on Jackson Hill Thursday. more »»

Committee hears about drainage woes

May 29, 2015 MARIETTA — Discussions about drainage issues around the Rathbone Road, Terrace, Lane and Lee Avenue area brought heated responses from residents Wednesday during a Marietta City Council streets... more »»

Fifth Street wreck sends 3 to hospital

May 29, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Chad Davis, 32, of Vienna was cited for failure to maintain control after a three-vehicle accident on Fifth Street, across from the Salvation Army headquarters, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. more »»

EPA issues water rule

May 29, 2015 PARKERSBURG — A new rule from a federal agency was hailed by environmental groups in West Virginia where the state attorney general said the federal government was usurping states’ rights. more »»

WSCC outlines proposed changes

May 29, 2015 MARIETTA — A new roof and a new program are in the works for Washington State Community College, in addition to a few other changes on the horizon. more »»

Commission approves court budget request

May 29, 2015 MARIETTA — A dispute between Washington County commissioners and Common Pleas Court judges found its resolution Thursday with commissioners granting additional appropriations to fulfill the court... more »»

Hill cleared of robbery charges

May 29, 2015 PARKERSBURG — One of two Middleport, Ohio, residents charged with a robbery in Wood County in 2014 was acquitted Thursday in Wood County Circuit Court. Gabriel Steven Tyler Hill, 23, 13 Walnut St. more »»

Streight headed to prison for drug trafficking

May 29, 2015 MARIETTA — A Marietta man was sentenced in Washington County Common Pleas Court Thursday to two 11-month terms for drug trafficking. Brian K. Streight, 59, of 221 S. Sixth St. more »»

Finance officials seek more details

May 28, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Members of City Council’s Finance Committee want more information before releasing money from a contingency fund. more »»

Big acts announced for 2015 Parkersburg Homecoming

May 28, 2015 The Marshall Tucker Band will be the keynote performer at the 2015 Parkersburg Homecoming, organizers announced this morning. more »»

Falsifying info on emergency system a crime

May 28, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Anyone disseminating false information through the automated call system during a state of emergency could now be subject to a jail sentence and fin. more »»

Santo out of spelling contest

May 28, 2015 NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — A Vienna eighth-grader fell short of advancing to the semifinals at a national spelling competition in Maryland on Wednesda. more »»

Student wins essay contest

May 28, 2015 WILLIAMSTOWN — A Williamstown Elementary School student has been named as one of 15 regional winners in the state’s SMART529 essay contes. more »»

YMCA to honor Jack Neilson

May 28, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The YMCA of Parkersburg is honoring the Rev. Jack Neilson this year. Neilson was selected to receive the “Edwin L.D. more »»

Students face charges after school threat

May 28, 2015 MARIETTA — Two high school students are facing charges of inducing panic after a threat was made at Marietta High School Wednesday morning. more »»

Police sweep PHS for drugs

May 28, 2015 PARKERSBURG — A random drug sweep of Parkersburg High School required the building to be locked down for more than an hour Wednesday, but no drugs were found. more »»

Perfect 10 salon opens

May 28, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The owners of A Perfect 10-Head To Toe Salon in Parkersburg want people to feel at home in their salon. The business, which opened Fe. more »»

Wood Schools mulls band changes

May 28, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Board of Education is mulling a significant change to the district’s band program by reducing band director contracts and offering supplemental pay for activities that... more »»

City offering free pool passes

May 28, 2015 PARKERSBURG —The city of Parkersburg will again offer free swimming pool passes this summer to qualifying elementary school-age children under the Schools to Pools Program. more »»



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