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Newell defends ambulance purchase

August 20, 2014 PARKERSBURG — An ambulance purchased by the city Fire Department will be used only if no other ambulances are available, Mayor Bob Newell told City Council members Tuesday evening. more »»

City considering loan to help demolish houses

August 20, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Acting as the Urban Renewal Authority Tuesday, City Council sought more time to consider a proposal to fund demolition of dozens of dilapidated houses. more »»

Locals get soaked to raise money for research

August 20, 2014 PARKERSBURG — In recent weeks, the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) has been sweeping the country as celebrities, business leaders and many others of al... more »»

Parkersburg man receives 'Quilt of Valor'

August 20, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Charles Shepherd, a World War II and Korea War veteran, has a new special way to ward off the cold this winter after he was presented with a Quilt of Valor on Monday. more »»

Officials eager for ATV trail

August 20, 2014 WALKER — The new all-terrain vehicle trail at Mountwood Park may open in October and officials at the Eastern Wood County park are getting more excited. more »»

Warren Middle School planned

August 20, 2014 VINCENT — For the 2015-2016 school year, Warren Local Schools will officially have a Warren Middle School. more »»

MOVTA has second fare increase hearing

August 20, 2014 PARKERSBURG — With gasoline prices rising, more people locally are taking advantage of the public bus system to get them around town, officials with the Mid-Ohio Valley Transit Authority said. more »»

Williamstown OKs cruiser purchase

August 20, 2014 WILLIAMSTOWN — Three new cruisers will be joining the Williamstown police force after council unanimously approved the purchase Tuesday. more »»

DEP investigating Memorial Bridge materials incident

August 20, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The investigation of materials falling from the Memorial Bridge last week has been turned over to the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protectio. more »»

Bond reduced in trafficking case

August 20, 2014 MARIETTA — Bonds were significantly reduced and some of the charges dismissed Monday in Marietta Municipal Court for a man and woman charged with operating a prostitution ring from a local hotel. more »»

Pleas, continuances heard in circuit court

August 20, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Three pleas and three continuances were heard in Wood County Circuit Court Tuesday. * Mitchell Lee Polan, 26, 634 Liberty St. more »»

Man arrested on marijuana charges

August 20, 2014 VIENNA — The Vienna Police Department and the West Virginia State Police Monday arrested a Parkersburg man in an ongoing investigation into marijuana distribution in Wood County. more »»

Wood County officials view Tavenner house

August 20, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Wood County commissioners Monday toured the historic Phelps/Tavenner home. more »»

WSCC enrollment on the rise

August 20, 2014 MARIETTA — Things are looking up as Washington State Community College Board of Trustees heard from administration at its monthly meeting Monday that the shortfall in fall enrollment has dropped int... more »»

Wolf Creek BOE serves welcome back breakfast

August 20, 2014 WATERFORD — The aroma of fresh-cooked eggs and sausage wafted through the main hallway at Waterford Elementary School Monday morning as members of the Wolf Creek Local Board of Education served up... more »»

Marietta committee discusses intersections

August 20, 2014 MARIETTA — Entering Putnam Street from the Seventh Street intersection in Marietta is much smoother after a section of the brick pavers on Putnam was replaced with a stamped-brick concrete surface... more »»

New teachers complete three-day orientation process

August 20, 2014 MARIETTA — Orientation for 18 new teachers in the Marietta City School District was completed last week and Ruth Kunze, director of curriculum and technology for the district, gave a report on how i... more »»

Making an Impression

August 19, 2014 PARKERSBURG — From red carpets to animals to balloons to clowns, Wood County teachers and administrators focused on the “wow factor” for the first day of school Monda. more »»

Video: Items fall from Memorial Bridge

August 19, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is looking into what can be seen falling or being dropped from the Memorial Bridge in a video posted on Facebook. more »»

MOVTA talks fare increase at forum

August 19, 2014 VIENNA — The Mid-Ohio Valley Transit Authority is looking at its first fare increase since 1986 to be able to plan for the future, replace equipment and expand services. more »»



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