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What’s Next West Virginia seeks public input

August 19, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Wood County commissioners learned about a new statewide initiative Monday. more »»

Pace gets life sentence

August 19, 2014 McCONNELSVILLE, Ohio — As he neared the official decree of his lifetime sentence in Morgan County Common Pleas Court Monday, Thomas Matthew Pace sought out the mother of the man he is convicted of... more »»

Volunteers sought to help with Vietnam memorial

August 19, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Volunteers will be needed to help those who visit to pay their respects when the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall arrives in Parkersburg later this month, an organizer said. more »»

Rotary updated on kids club

August 19, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The Boys and Girls Club of Parkersburg is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and members of the Parkersburg Rotary Club learned about new programs underway at the club and thos... more »»

Bids opened for signs at park

August 19, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Commission opened two bids for signs marking a new handicapped-accessible trail at Fort Boreman Historic Park. more »»

Explore history at Independence Hall

August 19, 2014 WHEELING — Visitors can take a step back in time at the birthplace of West Virginia at Independence Hall. more »»

Area man taken to hospital after crash

August 19, 2014 MARIETTA — A Marietta man was transported to Marietta Memorial Hospital Saturday morning after his pickup truck tumbled over a 30-foot embankment. David L. Lamp, 29, of 709 Devola St. more »»

Nine win prizes at festival talent show

August 19, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Nine contestants won cash and trophies at TheNewsCenter–Parkersburg Homecoming Talent Show on Saturday. more »»

Ready, Set, Go!

August 18, 2014 PARKERSBURG — It was all downhill Sunday for the racers in the annual Soapbox Derby at the Parkersburg Homecoming Festival. more »»

Homecoming comes to a close

August 18, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The classic rock band The Guess Who closed out the 2014 Parkersburg Homecoming Festival on Sunday night to a crowd of enthusiastic fans. more »»

Buses, crossing guards on duty

August 18, 2014 PARKERSBURG — With school starting today, residents of Wood County are reminded to stop for all buses with red lights flashing, officials said. more »»

Single-vehicle accident results in two deaths

August 18, 2014 WILLIAMSTOWN — Authorities are investigating a single-vehicle accident which took two lives late Sunday afternoon at Williamstown. more »»

Cyrus known for fundraising

August 18, 2014 Editor’s Note: Gems of the Valley is a regular feature of the The Parkersburg News and Sentinel/The Marietta Times highlighting residents who do wonderful things for the communit. more »»

Horse show takes center stage at Waterford Fair

August 18, 2014 WATERFORD — Horses took center stage at the 2014 Waterford Community Fair as dozens of riders guided their steeds through the fun horse show Sunday morning, the final day of this year’s fair. more »»

State of Recreation

August 18, 2014 MARIETTA — A big plus for Marietta is the availability of recreational facilities, but it takes a lot to keep the city’s pool, ball fields, playgrounds and basketball and tennis courts in good repair. more »»

Theories abound on ‘shadow figures’

August 18, 2014 Have you ever been sitting on the couch watching TV or reading a book when you notice something move out of the corner of your eye? Many usually say they see a black shadow of a person but when they... more »»

Democratic Executive Committee elects officers

August 18, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Members of the Wood County Democratic Executive Committee have reelected Jane Burdette as chairman for the upcoming year. more »»

Kogo wins fifth half marathon

August 17, 2014 PARKERSBURG — It’s hard to stand out in a crowd of 1,866 participants, unless your name is Julius Kog. more »»

Fun For All Ages

August 17, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Along with carnival rides, entertainment and fair food, the Parkersburg Homecoming Festival is about activities for all ages. more »»

Parade sees clears skies, 125 entries

August 17, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Everyone loved a parade Saturday during the 2014 Parkersburg Homecoming Parade. more »»



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