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WVU, police develop plan for weekend

October 30, 2014 MORGANTOWN — Officials at West Virginia University and law enforcement are preparing for a busy weekend as multiple events will bring crowds of students and visitors to Morgantown. more »»

Fire board has first meeting

October 30, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The newly created Wood County Fire Service Board held its first meeting Tuesday night, electing volunteer firefighter K.C. Linder as its chairma. more »»

Salvation Army seeks donations for food pantry

October 30, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The Salvation Army of Parkersburg is facing a shortage in its food pantry as the holidays approach. more »»

McKinley students make book for principal

October 30, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Lessons in language turned into an exercise in appreciation as McKinley Elementary students wrote and drew a book about how much they like their principal. more »»

Halloween scares up more DUI patrols

October 30, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Highway Safety Program is reminding drivers not to drink alcohol and drive this Hallowee. more »»

Residents divided on fracking in Marietta

October 30, 2014 MARIETTA — Local opinions are spread across the board on whether the City of Marietta should lease the mineral rights under 38 acres of city land, but council hopes to hear the views at tonight’s... more »»

Two plead guilty to drug charges

October 30, 2014 MARIETTA — Two men charged with trafficking in heroin and cocaine between January and May of this year are facing multi-year prison terms after entering guilty pleas in Washington County Common... more »»

Streets panel hears drainage complaints

October 30, 2014 MARIETTA — On the heels of rainy weather, two local residents showed up at a Wednesday meeting of Marietta City Council’s streets and transportation committee to discuss drainage problems that creat... more »»

Bed tax proposal stirs debate

October 30, 2014 MARIETTA — Relocating its Tuesday afternoon finance committee meeting due to large public attendance, Marietta City Council heard public comments at Lookout Park as it first broached the possibility... more »»

Family dispute leads to lockdown at schools

October 30, 2014 VINCENT — Clarence William Leedy, 34, of 9550 Ohio 550, Vincent, was arrested Monday night on a felony charge of being in possession of a weapon while under disability and a misdemeanor charge of... more »»

Drug prevention program honored

October 30, 2014 MARIETTA — In 2013, 29.5 percent of Ohio high school students reported they had consumed alcohol in the past 30 days and another 1. more »»

Finances take center stage at Wolf Creek BOE

October 30, 2014 WATERFORD — Wolf Creek Local Board of Education discussed deficit spending at Wednesday’s meeting. more »»

Warren's Offenberger recognized for actions

October 30, 2014 VINCENT — In October 2013, then-Warren High School sophomore Virginia Offenberger made a decision that law enforcement said might have saved the lives of two of her peers. more »»

Try-Again Homes sponsoring 5K race in City Park

October 30, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Try-Again Homes is sponsoring a race on Saturday, Nov. 1 at City Park in Parkersburg. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the 5K race begins at 10:30 a.m. more »»

Road closed over brush fire

October 30, 2014 WATERTOWN — Ohio 676 near Watertown was closed early Tuesday afternoon due to a brush fire that’s created heavy smoke in the area. more »»

Jefferson Elementary staff helps with Habitat project

October 30, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Staff at Jefferson Elementary Center on Oct. 25 helped a family from the school community. more »»

Smoot addresses 'Piano Man' issue

October 30, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The date of “The Piano Man,” a show at the Smoot Theater, has been incorrectly advertised, the executive director of the historic showplace said on Wednesday. The show will be at 8 p.. more »»

Local communities to mark Halloween

October 30, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Numerous communities in the region will observe Halloween with trick or treat today. Parkersburg, Belpre, Williamstown, Vienna and Beverly will observe trick or treat 6-7:30 p.m. St. more »»

Man accused of attacking woman

October 29, 2014 PARKERSBURG — A man accused of attacking and beating a woman in broad daylight at 16th Street and St. Marys Avenue was arrested Tuesday afternoon. Jackie Lee Whicker, 19, of 1011 Teft St. more »»

Police chief recognized by U.S. attorney

October 29, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Police Chief Joe Martin received a U.S. Attorney’s Award for Distinguished Public Service during Tuesday’s Parkersburg City Council meeting. Booth Goodwin, U.S. more »»



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