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Petition seeking removal of Newell refiled

April 16, 2015 A petition for the ouster of Parkersburg Mayor Bob Newell was resubmitted and accepted by Wood County Circuit Judge J.D. Beane this afternoo. more »»

City settles five suits

April 16, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Five lawsuits filed against the City of Parkersburg were settled in a mediation session Wednesday. more »»

Fire fee ordinance under consideration

April 16, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Fire Service Board voted to base a proposed fire fee on a percentage rate of the assessed value of property, but agreed additional research is needed before the... more »»

Belpre Homecoming entertainment announced

April 16, 2015 BELPRE — Jamie Lynn Spears will perform at the 83rd annual Belpre Homecoming Festival on July 31, officials said. more »»

Abuse, neglect cases on rise again

April 16, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The number of abuse and neglect cases is on the rise again and many of the cases involve addiction to drugs, alcohol and domestic violenc. more »»

Volunteers Needed

April 16, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Volunteers are needed at Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park for numerous tasks, a coordinator of volunteers said on Wednesda. more »»

Marietta hopefuls up for 11 seats meet citizens

April 16, 2015 MARIETTA — Candidates running for 11 seats in Marietta mingled with constituents Wednesday night at a meet and greet event hosted by the Washington County League of Women Voters and held at the... more »»

Strickland to speak in Marietta

April 16, 2015 MARIETTA — Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland will be visiting Marietta at the end of the month to serve as the keynote speaker for the 2015 Washington County Democratic Spring Dinne. more »»

Eschbacher bleachers $30K challenge set

April 16, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The Harry and Kathe Deitzler Foundation has kicked off the effort by the Erickson Stadium Committee to raise at least $100,000 toward the cost of new bleachers on the home side of the... more »»

Education forum tackles credits, testing

April 16, 2015 MARIETTA — PARCC assessments and College Credit Plus, two heavily mentioned issues in the realm of public education in Ohio, were the topics of the Marietta College third annual Community Education... more »»

Rep. McKinley to address graduates

April 16, 2015 PARKERSBURG — U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., will be the featured speaker at West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s spring commencement ceremony. The ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. more »»

Not business as usual for council

April 15, 2015 PARKERSBURG — It was something close to business as usual — albeit with a larger-than-normal crowd — at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. more »»

City settles suit with finance employees

April 15, 2015 PARKERSBURG — After a seven-hour mediation session today, the lawsuits filed against the City of Parkersburg by five employees in the city finance department were settled out of court. more »»

New recording discussing alleged affair posted online

April 15, 2015 PARKERSBURG — In an audio file posted online Tuesday, a man who sounds like Mayor Bob Newell tells a woman who is apparently Finance Director Ashley Flowers they will both be out of a job if their... more »»

United Way exceeds fundraising campaign goal

April 15, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The United Way Alliance of the Mid-Ohio Valley on Tuesday announced it has exceeded its 2014-15 fundraising campaign goal. more »»

Annual dinner highlights Belpre's history

April 15, 2015 BELPRE — People continue to be interested in local history and are looking for ways to preserve it, the president of the Belpre Historical Society told those gathered at the Belpre Founders Day... more »»

Life of Lincoln illuminated

April 15, 2015 PARKERSBURG — It is often said there are two sides to every story. For Bob Cordell, of Vienna, another side of a former President of the United States came to light recently. more »»

Belpre getting new trash programs

April 15, 2015 BELPRE — Belpre city residents will soon see a new name on the streets: Kimble Recycling Service. Belpre City Council voted Monday to approve Kimble’s bid, Mayor Mike Lorentz said. more »»

Four-vehicle wreck sends two to hospital

April 15, 2015 PARKERSBURG — A four-vehicle accident at Seventh Street and Fairview Avenue sent two people to the hospital Tuesday afternoon. The accident was called in at 3:44 p.m. more »»

Community cleanup, trash disposal slated for Saturday

April 15, 2015 WILLIAMSTOWN — The Williamstown, Boaz and Waverly Lions clubs, in conjunction with the Wood County Solid Waste Authority, have teamed to host a community cleanup Saturday from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. more »»

 
 
 

 

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