Parkersburg Utility Board outlines proposed rate increase, projects

Local News

PARKERSBURG — Without $7 million in American Rescue Plan money allocated to water system improvements by Parkersburg City Council this week, the proposal for an upcoming water rate increase could have been in the neighborhood of 15.5 percent, Parkersburg Utility Board Manager Eric Bennett ...

Active COVID-19 cases top 2,000 in West Virginia

Local News

CHARLESTON — Active cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus are again above 2,000 in West Virginia, according to the latest numbers released Friday by the Department of Health and Human Resources. The state reported 2,057 active cases, a jump of 147 from the 1,910 on Thursday, in its Friday ...

Belpre Homecoming Festival ready to return

Community News

BELPRE — Following its cancellation in 2020, the Belpre Homecoming Festival is returning in early August at Civitan Park. Just before the pandemic went into full effect last March, festival organizers had announced the entertainment lineup for the three-day event from and that will remain ...

Family recalls life and times at demolished Ravenswood motel

Community News

RAVENSWOOD — This week, the Washington Motel in Ravenswood was demolished, causing a family to reflect on their fond memories and experiences in the building. Built in the 1950s, the Washington Motel was built to meet travelers needs with roads like Route 68 as popular means of travel. ...

Ravenswood set to go with the flow at Ohio River Festival

Community News

RAVENSWOOD — The Ohio River Festival will come back to the Ravenswood community next weekend with a variety of events the whole family can enjoy. Nearly all of the traditional events will be offered at the festival such as the Powerboat National Races, live music, food and craft vendors, ...