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County officials: Last year’s balance projection met

October 7, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Wood County commissioners say while finances remain tight, they are hopeful for the futur. more »»

Sixteen cities tapped for Home Rule

October 7, 2014 BRIDGEPORT — Sixteen West Virginia cities have been accepted to the state’s Home Rule Pilot Program. more »»

Parkersburg, Vienna ready home rule plans

October 7, 2014 BRIDGEPORT — It will likely be 2015 before shoppers in Parkersburg and Vienna start paying the additional 1 percent municipal sales tax the cities won the ability to assess as part of West Virginia’... more »»

Authorities pull pickup truck from Walker Creek

October 7, 2014 DAVISVILLE — When a passerby reported a pickup truck almost fully submerged in Walker Creek on Monday morning, first responders didn’t know what they would find insid. more »»

Woman who led police on chase not guilty by reason of insanity

October 7, 2014 MARIETTA — A West Virginia woman who drove into two police cars and nearly struck a deputy during an April 2 chase that started south of St. more »»

Richards set to be arraigned on Oct. 14

October 7, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The arraignment of accused child-killer Curtis Dean Richards II has been scheduled for 11 a.m. Oct. 14. more »»

Schools offer tips to avoid illnesses

October 7, 2014 MARIETTA — Runny noses and fevers might find their way into schools as colder weather approaches and students share books and toys, but experts say keeping children healthy just takes extra attentio... more »»

Airline pilot convicted of sex offense on the run

October 7, 2014 WHEELING — A commercial airline pilot from Pittsburgh who was convicted of a federal sex crime is a fugitive from justice, according to United States Attorney for the Northern Districty of West... more »»

Neale Elementary takes top slot in mall contest

October 7, 2014 VIENNA — Less than 300 points separated the winning schools in this year’s annual Earning for Learning competition held at Grand Central Mall. More than 345,000 points were registere. more »»

Annual Woof Fest

October 6, 2014 VOLCANO — It was a barking good time Sunday as Mountwood Park went to the dogs. more »»

Parkersburg, Vienna accepted in home rule program

October 6, 2014 The cities of Parkersburg and Vienna and have been approved for the home rule program. Officials are in Bridgeport for a meeting of the West Virginia Municipal Home Rule Board. Spencer was rejected. more »»

Lowell Octoberfest brings community feeling

October 6, 2014 LOWELL — As the 39th annual Lowell Octoberfest wound down Sunday, White Valley Kettle Corn was stirring up fresh batches of the salty-sweet treat. more »»

Officials excited for construction

October 6, 2014 BELPRE — A groundbreaking ceremony will take place for a nursing home being constructed along U.S. 50 in Belpre this week. more »»

Dogs receive blessing at Marietta church

October 6, 2014 MARIETTA — As dogs wagged their tails in greeting and emitted a friendly bark here and there Sunday, they were given a blessing at Christ United Methodist Church in Marietta. more »»

City Hall Revamp

October 6, 2014 MARIETTA — After months of renovations, stops, starts and reconfigurations, most of the occupants of the newly renovated Marietta City Hall have begun to settle into their new office spaces. The $. more »»

Belpre honored during Bloom awards program

October 6, 2014 BELPRE — The city of Belpre was honored Saturday at the 2014 America in Bloom national awards program in Philadelphia, Pa. more »»

Private property sinkhole poses problem for public

October 6, 2014 By JASMINE ROGERS Special to The News and Sentinel MARIETTA — Plagued with crumbling concrete and a cracking facade, a Marietta business on the corner of Seventh and Putnam streets is at risk of... more »»

Business owner denies allegations

October 6, 2014 MARIETTA — A Parkersburg communications consultant accused of scamming money from a Marietta business asserted his innocence in a statement Friday. Timothy D. more »»

Belpre VFD celebrates 80 years

October 5, 2014 BELPRE — Fellow area fire departments participated in community members attended a community party on Saturday to celebrate the Belpre Volunteer Fire Department’s 80th year and 50th year doing... more »»

Pioneer Day

October 5, 2014 ELIZABETH — Wirt County’s pioneering past was brought to life Saturday for the 12th annual Wirt County Pioneer Day. more »»



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