×

News

WVU-P goes online for fall classes

Local News

PARKERSBURG — Classes for the fall semester, which begins Aug. 17, will be online only at West Virginia at Parkersburg, President Chris Gilmer announced Friday morning in a video conference. Gilmer said this decision came after discussion with students, the school board and faculty. Some ...

Late California man’s $35 birth fee given to cancer fund

Local News

PARKERSBURG — Before he died, a California man wanted to be sure an outstanding debt to the former Camden Clark Memorial Hospital was paid. Don Miller, 88, of Santa Ana passed away on June 2. He was born at Camden Clark on Oct. 24, 1931, according to his wife, Loretta Miller. ‘‘After ...

County to seek grant for electronic poll books

Local News

PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Commission will apply for a grant to buy new electronic poll books for future elections. The commission Thursday unanimously approved a grant application to buy the devices. County Clerk Mark Rhodes appeared before the commission and told them the grant, if ...

House of Delegates staffer tests positive for COVID-19

Local News

CHARLESTON — An employee of the West Virginia House of Delegates has tested positive for the virus, the House speaker said. Employees, delegates and individuals who have had contact with the staff of the Clerk’s Office this week are being advised to quarantine immediately, monitor ...

Krickovich writes book set in Marietta

Business

An author inspired by writers including Michael Crichton is writing a book that takes place at a fictional park in Marietta. “Iroquois Park” will be Justin Krickovich’s first novel set to be released in January or February in time for spring when the story in the book takes place. The ...

Taylor starts hair salon

Business

RENO — Since she was a little girl, Marietta resident Taylor Taylor has loved working on people’s hair. On July 1, she opened her own salon in Reno. Taylor2 Hair Salon opened at 260 Sandhill Road, which is the former Reno School. “I’ve been practicing on people since I was little,” ...

Downtown PKB recognized as 2020 Main Street America Affiliate

Business

PARKERSBURG — Downtown PKB has been designated an Affiliate Main Street America program, officials said Friday. Main Street America each year recognizes affiliate programs for creating positive change in downtowns and commercial districts using the Main Street Approach for ...

Elliott joins Bradley Insurance agency

Business

Bradley Insurance Inc. has welcomed Brandon Elliott as its newest insurance Agent. Elliott was raised in Parkersburg and is a 2006 graduate of Parkersburg High School. He resides in Walker with his wife and young son and is expecting a newborn girl this fall. Prior to becoming a part of the ...

Morgan historic heritage awards presented

Community News

Awards were presented for preserving historical heritage in Morgan County at the Southeast Ohio History Center. The History Center held its annual meeting by Zoom because of the pandemic and honored groups, organizations and individuals who have preserved and protected the natural and cultural ...

Momentum growing for special session

Local News

CHARLESTON — Regardless if he wants or doesn’t want a special session, Gov. Jim Justice might be forced to call one if the West Virginia Legislature meets the threshold to call itself into special session to deal with the $1.25 billion in federal coronavirus relief dollars. Since the ...

WVU-Parkersburg online this fall

Local News

Classes for the fall semester will be online only at West Virginia at Parkersburg, WVUP President Chris Gilmer announced Friday morning in a video conference. Gilmer said this decision came after thorough discussion with students, the school board and faculty members. "This was a local ...

Southwood pool closed after pump failure

Local News

PARKERSBURG — The Southwood Park Pool is closed after the main pump failed this week. A pump motor reportedly went down and started smoking Tuesday evening, following the conclusion of adult swim lessons organized by the American Red Cross. Parkersburg officials are ordering a replacement, ...

Ravenswood prepping several projects

Local News

RAVENSWOOD — The city of Ravenswood is staying busy with several projects, including the beginning steps of building a marina and the potential of a medical cannabis dispensary. Mayor Josh Miller will present city council with a proposal to approve a consultant who will work out the details ...

Wood County Schools looks to in-house virtual learning

Local News

PARKERSBURG — As more families seek an online learning option, Wood County Schools is considering the in-house handling of its virtual schools program. Superintendent Will Hosaflook this week told the Wood County Board of Education the district has about 80 students enrolled in its virtual ...

W.Va. Solid waste board issues grants

Local News

From staff reports CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection this week announced grants totaling $386,215 for 37 local solid waste authorities, including several in the Mid-Ohio Valley. The grants are the result of action taken Wednesday during a meeting of the ...

Glenville State College updates return plan

Local News

GLENVILLE — Glenville State College has updated its Fall Return to Campus Plan. “We are looking forward to welcoming students back to campus safely in the fall. I want to do everything in my power to ensure the health and safety of our students, employees, and community. Those concerns are ...

Paddlefest, Sternwheel Festival canceled

Local News

PARKERSBURG — Two more big events this fall have been canceled for 2020 because of the pandemic, officials announced on Thursday. Canceled were the three-day Parkersburg Paddlefest Weekend scheduled Sept. 18-20 and the Riverfest Sternwheel festival Sept. 18 and 19 at Point Park. The ...

Washington County Grand Jury issues indictments

Local News

From staff reports Drug offenders were among those recently indicted by the Washington County Grand Jury. Chandra R. Jenkins, 39, 121 Lott Lane, and Mindy S. Carder, 34, of 55 Lott Lane, both of Macfarlan, W.Va., each were indicted for aggravated trafficking in drugs and aggravated possession ...

Wood County fire victim identified

Local News

PARKERSBURG  — State authorities Thursday identified a man who died in a fire in Wood County last week. Investigators with the State Fire Marshal said Wayne Cunningham, 56, was killed in the fire at his residence at 1897 Williams Highway. Firefighters found his body during their operations ...

Wood County Schools to begin on staggered schedule

Local News

PARKERSBURG — Wood County Schools will begin the 2020-21 school year on a staggered schedule to give students and staff time to adapt to coronavirus requirements and recommendations. Superintendent Will Hosaflook presented a brief overview of the draft reentry plan Tuesday to the Wood County ...