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Old Man Rivers honors volunteers

February 9, 2016 PARKERSBURG — The Old Man Rivers Mission in south Parkersburg recognized several volunteers Monday who play an important role in the mission’s programs and efforts in the community. more »»

Bill addresses issue raised by PUB manager

February 9, 2016 CHARLESTON — State Sen. Bob Ashley, R-Roane, announced the passage of a bill he introduced to adjust rules about investing municipal funds after learning of the issue from Parkersburg officials. more »»

School board to convert snow days

February 9, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Two out-of-school calendar days will be converted to in-school days by the Wood County Board of Education at a meeting 6:30 p.m. today at the district office at 13th and Plum streets. more »»

Rescuers receive Spirit Award

February 9, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Two men who helped rescue a child who had fallen through the ice at Lake Washington were recognized Monday for their herois. more »»

Wintry mess causes several wrecks

February 9, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Snow-covered roadways made travel difficult throughout the region on Monday as the first line of snow squalls moved in, officials said. more »»

Carlin’s Battery marks 9th year

February 9, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Nine years ago the Wood County Commission sanctioned Carlin’s Battery as Wood County’s Civil War re-enactment unit. Capt. more »»

Belpre city budget increases include 2 percent pay raises

February 9, 2016 BELPRE — Belpre City Council held its first reading of its annual appropriation ordinance Monday night for a 2016 budget that is nearly in balance between expected revenues and expenditures. more »»

Tourney grant approved

February 9, 2016 PARKERSBURG — A $5,000 Innovative Grant to help fund this year’s West Virginia Junior State Wrestling Tournament was approved Monday by the Wood County Commission. more »»

Wood Schools to hold pre-k registration

February 9, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Registration for Wood County Schools pre-kindergarten will be held next week and parents are urged to register promptly as space may be limited. more »»

Officials identify fatal crash victim

February 9, 2016 PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the person killed in a two-vehicle accident Friday evening on U.S. 50. Diana M. more »»

Archaeologist discusses burial mound

February 8, 2016 PARKERSBURG — The Grave Creek Mound has been an interesting place in the Moundsville area for many years, an archaeologist told a crowd gathered Sunday at the Blennerhassett Museum in Parkersbur. more »»

Warren students hold yard sale to help pay for trip

February 8, 2016 VINCENT — Stirring thoughts of buffets, warmer weather and the Bahamas pulled several of Warren High School’s choral students out of bed early Saturday to host a yard sale in the school’s cafeteria. more »»

Keep Your Promises plans to challenge DuPont-Dow merger

February 8, 2016 WASHINGTON — An antitrust challenge to the merger of DuPont and Dow Chemical was announced by Keep Your Promises DuPont on Thursday. The group has retained an attorney to help devise a challenge. more »»

Arty Party encourages area kids to draw outside the lines

February 8, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Instead of sleeping in or watching TV and playing with computers on Saturday morning, a number of area children are able to be creative at the Parkersburg Art Center’s Arty Party. more »»

Kuwaiti students at MC strive to help needy

February 8, 2016 MARIETTA — Omar Olmjmrad began his day Friday with calls from his father, mother, brothers and even his grandmother from his home in Kuwait — all of them expressing their pride in what he and his... more »»

Winter weather baffles residents

February 8, 2016 MARIETTA — From one end of the seasonal spectrum to the other, this winter in the Mid-Ohio Valley has been a weird one. more »»

Time to vote approaching in Ohio

February 8, 2016 MARIETTA — With election talks heating up as the primaries loom, local boards of election are encouraging voters to remember to register to vote by Feb. 1. more »»

Officials to update hazard mitigation plan

February 8, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Events that caused severe damage in the area and resulted in federal disaster declarations range from the June 2012 derecho, Superstorm Sandy, and 2015 spring and summer flooding,... more »»

Council lineup to shift in 2017

February 7, 2016 PARKERSBURG — At least four new members will be on Parkersburg City Council after the November general election, and if history is any indication, the number could be higher. more »»

Some long-time Wood County officials set to leave positions

February 7, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Several incumbent Wood County officials, some of whom have more than 20 years experience in their respective offices, have chosen to either not seek re-election to the office they... more »»

Polar plunge warms hearts at marketplace

February 7, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Despite temperatures hovering in the low 40s, the fourth annual “Freezin’ for a Reason” Polar Plunge attracted 40 jumpers to the Special Olympics West Virginia fundraiser at the Point... more »»


Dinner February 9, 2016

PARKERSBURG — A lasagna dinner will be 5-7 p.m. Feb. 9 at Epworth United Methodist Church at Sixth Avenue and Myrtle Street in south Parkersburg. more »

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