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Parkersburg City Council considering $7M for water improvements

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg City Council on Tuesday will vote on allocating $7 million in American Rescue Plan funding to the Parkersburg Utility Board for planned water system improvements. The infusion of cash from federal efforts to boost the economy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic ...

West Virginia redistricting committee sets public hearings

PARKERSBURG — The West Virginia Legislature Joint Committee on Redistricting announced Friday the format for the public hearings that start next week. Residents can state their opinions about congressional and legislative boundary lines at the hearings. The state Constitution requires the ...

Wood County at yellow alert while West Virginia COVID spike continues

CHARLESTON — Wood County was downgraded to yellow on the County Alert System while active cases of the COVID-19 virus continued to increase in West Virginia, according to the Department of Health and Human Resources. The state reported 1,324 active cases of the virus, up from the 1,225 on ...

Climbing the Wall

Parkersburg South High School art teacher Abbie Burge offers some pointers on a section of the floodwall mural as South senior Avery Burris and alumnus Joseph Whipkey work on it Friday morning at Point Park while Parkersburg Catholic senior Elaina Ross, left, paints over a number used to ...

Wood County Solid Waste Authority welcomes Modesitt to board

PARKERSBURG — A former Wood County Commissioner and member of the House of Delegates was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Wood County Solid Waste Authority. Rick Modesitt’s term will expire June 30, 2023. “The commission anticipates your experience will be a great asset to the ...

Track 9 to perform at Parkersburg park

The locally popular Track 9 will perform 7 p.m. July 29 in the free Artsbridge Summer Concert Series at the Parkersburg City Park bandshell in a performance sponsored by WesBanco. The band includes three horns and seven performers from diverse backgrounds, degreed musicians, road-tested ...