Parkersburg News and Sentinelhttp://www.newsandsentinel.comTop Headlinesen-usSat, 20 Dec 2014 03:14:39 EDTSat, 20 Dec 2014 03:14:39 EDT appoints Read to council - Parkersburg City Council will soon be back at full strength after Mayor Bob Newell appointed 35th Street resident Aaron Read to the vacant seat representing District 7 on Friday.Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTMcKinley, PHS pen pals meet - There's an educational component to the McKinley-PHS Pen Pal Program, which connects high school seniors from Parkersburg High School and fifth-graders from McKinley Elementary Schoo.Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTPlanning commission tables tower vote - The city of Parkersburg's Municipal Planning Commission on Friday tabled a public hearing and decision on a request for a permit to allow a wireless communication tower to be built near Franklin Elementary School.Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTFlu closes Tyler schools - All schools in Tyler County were closed on Friday where the influenza and other ailments have caused the absence of a quarter of the student population, officials said.Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTSims helping those with MS - Local business owner Misti Sims is taking applications from Mid-Ohio Valley residents who have multiple sclerosis and may need financial assistance.Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDT