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BOE hears LSIC recap

February 11, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Wood County Board of Education members voted unanimously to turn March 23 into a regular school day during the board’s Tuesday meeting. March 23 was designated as a school day after Jan. more »»

Prevailing wage bill delayed for negotiation

February 11, 2015 CHARLESTON — The second reading of a bill to repeal prevailing wage was delayed Tuesday for a second time. Majority Leader Sen. more »»

Delegates pass education bill

February 11, 2015 CHARLESTON — The House of Delegates passed a bill Tuesday allowing for an alternative certification of teacher. more »»

New business opens up on MHS campus

February 11, 2015 BELPRE—A new establishment is opening in the emergency department building of the Memorial Health System’s campus in Belpre to offer people a little refreshment, whether they are waiting on a loved... more »»

Powers children named to orchestras

February 11, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Four members of a Wood County family have been named to West Virginia All-State Orchestras as cellist. more »»

3-year-old’s wheelchair reported stolen

February 11, 2015 VIENNA — For most 3-year-olds, wheels are an adventure. They ride, they roll, wheels are the way from here to there. Brantly Poling is not the typical 3-year-old, however. more »»

Belpre under boil water advisory

February 11, 2015 BELPRE — Recent freeze and thaw weather was blamed for a major water line break in Belpre Tuesday. Mayor Mike Lorentz said the water line break left the city without water service for most of the day. more »»

House advances anti-abortion bill

February 11, 2015 CHARLESTON — An anti-abortion bill in the West Virginia House of Delegates moved to third reading and final Tuesday despite several attempts by Democrats to modify it. more »»

Mincks: Woman stole cards to feed heroin addiction

February 11, 2015 MARIETTA — A Marietta woman, arrested Monday afternoon on charges of theft and misuse of credit cards, told authorities she stole the cards in order to feed her heroin habit, an official said. more »»

Youth volunteers honored

February 11, 2015 WILLIAMSTOWN — A sixth-grader from Williamstown and a Parkersburg South High School student are being honored for their spirit of volunteerism. more »»

FCC debating web rules

February 11, 2015 Special to The News and Sentinel MARIETTA — Telephones, radio, television and now the Internet — the Federal Communications Commission is proposing to expand its regulatory powers to the web, a... more »»

Marietta city ordinances to be updated, improved

February 11, 2015 MARIETTA — For dozens of community members, scrolling through sections of Marietta’s codified ordinances has been a strange homework assignment lately. more »»

Flood mitigation process continues

February 10, 2015 PARKERBURG — Wood County commissioners signed off Monday on three more offers to purchase Happy Valley properties as part of an ongoing federal flood mitigation grant-funded projec. more »»

Lawmakers soften prevailing wage bill

February 10, 2015 CHARLESTON — Lawmakers and labor leaders are negotiating a change in how prevailing wage is calculated in West Virgini. more »»

Commission approves Vienna annexation of property

February 10, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Wood County commissioners approved the city of Vienna’s petition to annex eight acres on 60th Street following a hearing Monday. more »»

Malpractice bill discussed

February 10, 2015 CHARLESTON — Critics of a revised medical professional liability bill say it will make lawsuits against nursing homes and pharmacies more difficult, while proponents say those protections are needed... more »»

Ohio 7 sewer extension advancing

February 10, 2015 BELPRE — A project to extend sewer service north along Ohio 7 is moving forward, Mayor Mike Lorentz told Belpre City Council at Monday’s meeting. more »»

Macksburg man arrested for heroin possession

February 10, 2015 MACKSBURG — A Macksburg man was arrested early Monday morning on two felony charges, an official said. Anthony D. Mack, 33, of 421 Mechanic St. more »»

Charlie Schob Discovery Garden almost complete

February 10, 2015 MARIETTA — The Charlie Schob Discovery Garden at the Pike, Seventh and Greene streets intersection has been a staple in Marietta since the early 1990s. more »»

Traffic Commission hears safety concerns

February 10, 2015 MARIETTA — More than a dozen community members, city officials and local school personnel gathered Monday at a meeting of Marietta’s Traffic Commission to voice concerns and pose solutions for... more »»



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