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Winter weather baffles residents

February 8, 2016 MARIETTA — From one end of the seasonal spectrum to the other, this winter in the Mid-Ohio Valley has been a weird one. more »»

Time to vote approaching in Ohio

February 8, 2016 MARIETTA — With election talks heating up as the primaries loom, local boards of election are encouraging voters to remember to register to vote by Feb. 1. more »»

Officials to update hazard mitigation plan

February 8, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Events that caused severe damage in the area and resulted in federal disaster declarations range from the June 2012 derecho, Superstorm Sandy, and 2015 spring and summer flooding,... more »»

Council lineup to shift in 2017

February 7, 2016 PARKERSBURG — At least four new members will be on Parkersburg City Council after the November general election, and if history is any indication, the number could be higher. more »»

Some long-time Wood County officials set to leave positions

February 7, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Several incumbent Wood County officials, some of whom have more than 20 years experience in their respective offices, have chosen to either not seek re-election to the office they... more »»

Polar plunge warms hearts at marketplace

February 7, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Despite temperatures hovering in the low 40s, the fourth annual “Freezin’ for a Reason” Polar Plunge attracted 40 jumpers to the Special Olympics West Virginia fundraiser at the Point... more »»

News and Sentinel slated to hold job fair in March

February 7, 2016 VIENNA — Employers and potential employees are being sought for The Parkersburg News and Sentinel Job Fair from noon-6:30 p.m. March 10 at the Grand Pointe Conference and Reception Center in Vien. more »»

Boxcar straddles history, dining

February 7, 2016 ST. MARYS — Kristian Lenard sits at the table of his restaurant on Second Street in St. Marys where a train rolls past not more than 20 yards from his doo. more »»

Ohio revises law for business owners

February 7, 2016 MARIETTA — Whether you’re a die-hard Rascal Flatts fan or a small business owner hoping for tax deductions, there is a newly enacted Ohio state law for you. Fe. more »»

Students learn about pizza business

February 7, 2016 MARIETTA — Phillips Elementary kindergartners received pieces of business advice and tasty, thick-crust pizza on their field trip to East of Chicago Pizza on Tuesday. more »»

Marietta woman, dog vying for title

February 7, 2016 MARIETTA — At 2 years old and weighing 108 pounds, a dog from Marietta will compete in the renowned Westminster Kennel Club All Breed Dog Sho. more »»

Theaters prep for new shows

February 7, 2016 PARKERSBURG — A number of programs and productions are planned in the month of February at local venues like the Smoot Theatre in downtown Parkersburg and the recently renovated and opened Peoples... more »»

W.Va. state filings announced

February 7, 2016 PARKERSBURG — West Virginia’s filing period for city, county and state offices ran from Jan. 11-30. more »»

Highmark Foundation encouraging grants

February 7, 2016 PARKERSBURG —Applications are being accepted from public, private, vocational, parochial and charter schools in West Virginia and Pennsylvania for the Highmark Foundation’s Creating a Healthy School... more »»

Fatal wreck on U.S. 50

February 6, 2016 DEERWALK — One person was killed in a two-vehicle collision just east of the intersection of Progress Ridge Road and U.S. 50 eastbound on Friday evening. The death was confirmed at the scene by Sgt. more »»

Colombo to present budget Tuesday

February 6, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Mayor Jimmy Colombo will present the proposed 2016-17 budget to City Council Tuesday. The agenda for council’s regular 7:30 p.m. more »»

Agreements need to be signed for water project

February 6, 2016 BELLEVILLE — Some user agreements and rights of way still need to be finalized before the Belleville water main extension project can proceed, representatives of the Lubeck Public Service District... more »»

Mortgage provider settlement reached

February 6, 2016 PARKERSBURG — An agreement has been reached with the mortgage provider HSBC that will change its servicing standards and provide restitution to affected consumers, the attorney generals in Ohio and... more »»

Man faces heroin charge

February 6, 2016 PARKERSBURG — A man was charged with possession of heroin Thursday after a raid at his residence, authorities said on Friday. Gurmel L. McDonald, 28, Apt. B, 1905 Covert St. more »»

Contractors mark 50 years of efforts to build MOV up

February 6, 2016 PARKERSBURG — For five decades, the Parkersburg-Marietta Contractors Association has worked to bring together area construction contractors, building trades and clients for the benefit of all... more »»



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