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New system to grade schools

September 14, 2014 PARKERSBURG — School systems across West Virginia will be graded in determining accreditation, according to a new performance-based system being implemented this month. more »»

GOP dinner speaker seen as a lighting rod

September 14, 2014 MARIETTA — The speaker at the Washington County Republican Party’s annual Reagan Dinner has appalled and enthralled residents. more »»

Election deadlines coming up

September 14, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Deadlines for the Nov. 4 general election are coming up with early voting beginning Oct. 22. The deadline to request an absentee ballot from the Wood County Clerk is Oct. 29. more »»

Applications for United States service academy available

September 14, 2014 MARIETTA — The office of U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-6th, is accepting applications from young men and women wanting a nomination to a United States service academy. more »»

Bar association offering free legal clinic Sept. 16

September 14, 2014 MARIETTA — The Washington County Bar Association, with the assistance of Southeastern Ohio Legal Services, is offering a free legal clinic on Sept. 17. more »»

Stephenson Methodist Church to hold picnic today

September 14, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Stephenson United Methodist Church will hold its annual picnic today at City Park Shelter 5. Bingo starts around 3 p.m. with a covered dish dinner at 5 p.m. more »»

Paddlefest kicks off on Ohio River

September 14, 2014 By JOLENE CRAIG jcraig@newsandsentinel. more »»

Truly Historic

September 14, 2014 MARIETTA — The Rufus Putnam house that withstood the savagery of the frontier nearly succumbed to the savagery of time. In 1902, half of the roof of the Putnam House was torn off by a tornad. more »»

Ribs and jazz go hand in hand at Jazz Festival

September 14, 2014 VIENNA — Barbecue and jazz combined to make Spencer Park a hub of activity with the Vienna Rib and Jazz Festival on Saturday. Some said they came for the music, others for the food and some for bot. more »»

Rules limit access to pain pills

September 14, 2014 MARIETTA — Changing drugs containing hydrocodone from Schedule III to Schedule II controlled substances will mean patients will be able to get fewer pain pills at a time and will have to see their... more »»

Weeds must be maintained

September 14, 2014 MARIETTA — The mowing season has been officially extended another month for Marietta residents and other owners of property within the city limits. more »»

Incumbent to no-show local debate

September 14, 2014 MARIETTA — The Republican incumbent for the U.S. House 6th District in Ohio will not participate in a debate organized by the League of Women Voters on Sept. 30 in Marietta, officials said. Re. more »»

Twins giving back to hospital

September 14, 2014 ELIZABETH — Carri and Tom Sweeney of Elizabeth are celebrating the one-year birthdays of their twin sons Ridge and Ryder Sweeney by collecting donations for the Cabell Huntington Hospital’s pediatri... more »»

Belleville Homecoming slated

September 14, 2014 By WAYNE TOWNER BELLEVILLE — The 2014 Belleville Homecoming Festival will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Belleville Community Center on West Virginia 68 South. more »»

Troop 3 treks to High Falls of Cheat River

September 14, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Recently, as summer was winding down, Troop 3, sponsored by the First Presbyterian Church of Parkersburg, enjoyed a weekend backpack trip to the High Falls of the Cheat Rive. more »»

Children-in-poverty numbers are up

September 14, 2014 By JACKIE RUNION Special to The News and Sentinel MARIETTA — About a quarter of the 12,547 children in Washington County live in poverty, according to the Children’s Defense Fund Ohio’s 2014 report... more »»

State accepting ornaments for mansion tree

September 14, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The West Virginia Division of Culture and History until 4 p.m. Nov. 14 will accept Christmas ornaments for the 2014 Artistree to be on display in the Governor’s Mansion. more »»

New major a major success

September 14, 2014 MARIETTA — When Cody Walker, 19, a sophmore at Marietta College, decided to switch to the new Land and Energy Management major, he was excited at the potential career options. more »»

Electro-fishing demonstrated locally

September 14, 2014 MARIETTA — An electric pulse is sent out from a boat sitting in the Ohio River, while fish nearby float to the surface, stunned. more »»

Pleasants County fair opens Friday

September 14, 2014 ST. MARYS — The 15th annual Pleasants County Agricultural Youth Fair will be Sept. 19-21 at the St. Marys Marina and the St. Marys High School barn area. more »»



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