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Beverly-Waterford 225th anniversary falls on Sunday

April 19, 2014 MARIETTA — Birthday bells will be ringing Sunday in Beverly and Waterford as the communities celebrate their 225th birthday, and plans for more celebrations throughout the year are under way. more »»

Sutton speaks about advocacy at Kiwanis

April 19, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Lisa Sutton, executive director of the Children’s Listening Place, 1206 Market St., since February, was the keynote speaker at the North Parkersburg Kiwanis Club meeting. more »»

Catholics to honor donors

April 19, 2014 FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Catholic Charities West Virginia’s Central Region’s 12th annual Communities of Salt and Light dinner will be April 25 at the Knights of Columbus Banquet Hall in Fairmont. more »»

A Close Call

April 18, 2014 PARKERSBURG — A Thursday afternoon fire at a Virginia Avenue boarding house left eight people displaced, injured one firefighter, and saw the rescue of a pet guinea pig from the smoke, officials said. more »»

County seeks Morrisey’s input

April 18, 2014 PARKERSBURG —Wood County commissioners will ask state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey for direction on how to handle votes cast for a candidate who has withdrawn. more »»

Southside library efforts moving ahead

April 18, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg and Wood County Public Library officials must clear one more regulatory hurdle before a new chapter can begin for the south Parkersburg branch. more »»

Uniform costs questioned by commissioners

April 18, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Wood County commissioners questioned an expenditure from the sheriff’s department for uniforms. more »»

Williamstown wins Tree City USA award

April 18, 2014 WILLIAMSTOWN — The City of Williamstown will celebrate being named Tree City USA for the 30th year with a ceremony next week, officials said. more »»

Weigle wins appeal in obstruction case

April 18, 2014 PARKERSBURG — After a day of testimony, a Wood County Circuit Court judge Thursday overturned a magistrate court conviction of a Vienna businessman on an obstructing charge. more »»

Mayhugh solicitation sentence suspended

April 18, 2014 PARKERSBURG — After pleading guilty to soliciting to have someone kill her husband, Amy Mayhugh was given a suspended sentence in Wood County Circuit Court Thursday. Judge J.D. more »»

Two injured in Ravenswood house fire

April 18, 2014 RAVENSWOOD — Two people were injured, one critically, in a house fire on Skull Run Road in Ravenswood on Thursday morning, officials said. more »»

Man arrested on insurance fraud charge

April 18, 2014 MARIETTA — Jeffrey S. Dowler, 48, of 1740 Mathiot St., Parkersburg, was arrested Wednesday evening on a fourth-degree felony charge of insurance fraud involving a Lowell property he owns. more »»

Armory Square lot goes paid May 1

April 18, 2014 MARIETTA — Enforcement of city parking regulations in the Armory Square parking lot will resume May 1, according to an announcement by Marietta safety-service director Jonathan Hupp during Thursday’... more »»

Fort Frye Local BOE hires principal

April 18, 2014 BEVERLY — Fort Frye High School will have a new principal next year after the Fort Frye Local Board of Education approved a new hire to take the place of principal Susan Rauch at its Thursday evenin... more »»

County’s sewer rates could rise

April 18, 2014 MARIETTA — The sewer rates for Washington County were last raised in 2009 and over that time, the county has been losing money, commissioners said at their meeting Thursday. more »»

‘Band-Aid’ won’t work for insurance

April 18, 2014 MARIETTA — U.S. Rep. more »»

Criss Elemetary holds egg drop

April 18, 2014 PARKERSBURG — More than a dozen eggs soared through the air in front of Criss Elementary School on Thursday as part of the First Grade Eggstravaganza egg drop. more »»

Safety campaigns aimed at motorists begin

April 18, 2014 MARIETTA — As warmer weather arrives, motorists should be aware of motorcyclists returning, too. more »»

DeWees gets Arch Coal Golden Apple Award

April 18, 2014 PARKERSBURG — A local teacher has received the 2014 Arch Coal Golden Apple Award. Debbie DeWees, a teacher at McKinley Elementary School, was one of 11 West Virginia teachers to receive the honor. more »»

Williamstown readies new sidewalk project

April 18, 2014 WILLIAMSTOWN —Residents of Williamstown can look forward to some construction before more functional sidewalks are completed throughout the city this summer. more »»



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