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Marietta debates mineral leases

November 7, 2014 MARIETTA — Two potential chances for the city to lease mineral rights will have to wait until their accompanying ordinances get a full three readings before being considered by city council members. more »»

Fallen tree snaps utility pole, darkens road

November 7, 2014 PARKERSBURG — A fallen tree on Thursday afternoon snapped a utility pole and left a neighborhood in the dark for several hours. The outage affected 14 households in the 3000 block of Old St. more »»

Healthy Communities grant renewed

November 7, 2014 MARIETTA — From greenhouses to walking trails, Washington County is trying to keep its population healthy with the county health department’s Creating Healthy Communities grant, which was recently... more »»

Ormet plant's scraps for sale

November 7, 2014 HANNIBAL — Plans are being made to turn the closed Ormet aluminum site into a business hub while auctioneers this week sell the remaining equipment and parts at the plant. more »»

Medal of Honor recipient to speak to students

November 7, 2014 PARKERSBURG — A Medal of Honor recipient will be the keynote speaker Monday at a Veterans Day assembly at Parkersburg South High School. more »»

Mall puts non-profit groups in spotlight

November 7, 2014 VIENNA — Twenty-three local non-profit organizations will participate in the Grand Central Mall’s Magical Season of Giving from noon-4 p.m. Saturday. more »»

Green Meet & Eat to highlight healthy living

November 7, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The Green Meet & Eat, sponsored by Pickering Associates and coordinated by, will take place on Nov. 21 from 5-8 p.m. at the Point Park Marketplac. more »»

Sale of delinquent properties slated

November 7, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Sheriff’s Tax Office sale of delinquent properties is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday in the Fort Boreman public meeting room of the Judge Black Courthouse Annex. more »»

Clerk’s race ends with 17-vote split

November 6, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Clerk’s race ended election night with only 17 votes separating Mark Rhodes and Bob Buchanan and 208 provisional ballots still hanging in the balance. more »»

Panel approves money for police

November 6, 2014 PARKERSBURG — City Council’s Finance Committee voted Wednesday to move forward with the purchase of property for a police training facility and advertise for bids for new firefighter breathing... more »»

Republicans take control of Senate

November 6, 2014 CHARLESTON — The Republican Party will take control of the West Virginia State Senate after a Wyoming County Democratic senator switched party affiliations Wednesday. more »»

Planners to recommend change in regulations

November 6, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Wood County Planning Commission members will recommend the county commission eliminate what they consider a loophole in the county land use regulation. more »»

Dems moving on after defeat

November 6, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Local Democratic party officials aren’t spending much time second-guessing a historically bad day at the polls. more »»

Mincks offers more details in fatal cruiser accident

November 6, 2014 MARIETTA — An emergency situation at the Washington County Jail caused sheriff’s deputies to respond at high speed, resulting in a pedestrian being struck and killed by a cruiser at the intersectio... more »»

Sharon Callow retiring from Red Cross

November 6, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The executive director of the Mid-Ohio Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross is retiring. Sharon A. Callow has led the local disaster services agency for the past 15 years. more »»

Haas Sales destroyed in blaze

November 6, 2014 DEVOLA — The shell of the Haas Sales building was all that remained Wednesday morning after a fire destroyed the facility and most of its contents at 75 Highland Ridge Road Tuesday night. more »»

Planners reject permit for treatment center

November 6, 2014 MARIETTA — Plans for a residential treatment center in a Fifth Street neighborhood came to a halt Wednesday at a meeting of the Marietta Planning Commission where neighborhood residents showed up to... more »»

Marietta plant renovations could expand

November 6, 2014 MARIETTA — The current renovation of Marietta’s wastewater treatment plant could be kicked up a notch if there is a reasonable demand for a local facility that would accept biosolids, grease, sludge... more »»

Marietta Memorial opens new facilities

November 6, 2014 MARIETTA — Two new facilities have opened at Marietta Memorial Hospital this month, including new cath labs and an expanded Marietta Welfare League gift and coffee sho. more »»

Orthodontics firm sets sights on candy

November 6, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Smith Orthodontics is hosting a “Halloween candy buy back program” from 2-6 p.m. today “to put a smile on the faces” of U.S. troops. more »»



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