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Murphy returns to Smoot

August 23, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Popular West Virginia singer Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. performed to a packed house Friday night at the Smoot Theatre in downtown Parkersburg. more »»

Fire chief addresses ambulance plan

August 23, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The goal of an ambulance the city plans to outfit is not to take business from existing services, but to provide assistance when they cannot, Fire Chief Eric Taylor said Friday. more »»

W.Va. predicts funding shortfall

August 23, 2014 CHARLESTON — West Virginia officials are staring down a more-than-$100 million gap in funding, but some say cutting programs and services will only address part of it. more »»

Planners tighten towing, wrecker rules

August 23, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Municipal Planning Commission on Friday recommended changes to the city’s municipal code to better define wrecker and towing services and where they can be located. more »»

Program helps militarize police

August 23, 2014 MARIETTA — Law enforcement agencies in Washington County seldomly use the Defense Department’s free hand-me-down equipment program. more »»

DRC funding less than requested

August 23, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The Mid-Ohio Valley Community Corrections Day Report Center, local victims advocate and Court-Appointed Special Advocate program were awarded grants and funding will also be going to... more »»

Warren VFD trains on 20-foot new rescue boat

August 23, 2014 VINCENT — The Warren Volunteer Fire Department is training on a 20-foot aluminum rescue boat, outfitted with sonar, LED lighting and communications technology. more »»

Winkler coming to Jackson County

August 23, 2014 RIPLEY — Actor and writer Henry Winkler, who played The Fonz on “Happy Days,” will be in Jackson County schools in October. more »»

Ice Bucket Challenge

August 23, 2014 VIENNA — In keeping up with the trend to raise awareness, support and funds for research, area schools participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge Frida. more »»

EVE auction funds services for women

August 23, 2014 MARIETTA — About 250 people packed the ballroom at the Lafayette Hotel Friday evening for the 32nd annual EVE Inc. Benefit Auctio. more »»

W.Va. wants royalties from minerals under river

August 23, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE — The state of West Virginia is seeking to allow natural gas drilling on state-owned land that rests under the Ohio River, according to a legal notice published Friday. more »»

Twin Rivers Baptist finally finds home

August 23, 2014 MARIETTA — Hidden back from Ohio 821 at 110 D.A.V. Road lies Twin Rivers Baptist Church, which was founded nearly 20 years ago. more »»

779th Engineer Co. returns to Parkersburg

August 22, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Staff Sgt. Dorothy Workman’s welcoming party Thursday at the Pfc. Roy M. more »»

County not told of vehicle purchase

August 22, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Wood County commissioners and 911 officials said Thursday they were unaware of the city fire department’s recent ambulance purchase and were not provided any information about the... more »»

Lynch to head Wirt County emergency services

August 22, 2014 ELIZABETH — A new emergency services director for Wirt County has been hired. Denzil Lynch, 45, of Elizabeth was recently named to the position by the Wirt County Commission. more »»

Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall plans finalized

August 22, 2014 PARKERSBURG— Organizers finalized the plans and preparations for Tuesday’s arrival of the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall at City Park. more »»

Officials: Simonton Windows being sold

August 22, 2014 COLUMBUS — Simonton Windows is in the process of being sold to a North Carolina company, officials announced Thursday. Fortune Brands Home & Security In. more »»

Bike trail, divider work to start on Second Street

August 22, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Today is the last day for diagonal, metered parking along the 200 and 300 blocks of Second Street as work to add bicycle lanes and landscaping buffers begins. more »»

Bike trails topic for meeting

August 22, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Representatives from Wood County and the city of Parkersburg will meet with the Department of Transportation and governor’s office today in the hopes of moving proposed bike trail... more »»

Police officer due in court

August 22, 2014 MARIETTA — A Marietta Police officer charged in June for a fight with his wife has a court date in the case next week, but is expected to receive no further discipline from the Marietta Police... more »»



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