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UpTowner gets grant

July 29, 2015 PARKERSBURG — City Council approved $200,000 in grant funds to assist the renovation of the former UpTowner Inn Tuesday. Council President J.R. more »»

Arbitration board keeps Cornelius as GOP chair

July 29, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Rob Cornelius remains chairman of the Wood County Republican Executive Committee after a unanimous vote by an arbitration board for the state party. more »»

Break-ins at PHS believed to be linked

July 29, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Two break-ins and acts of vandalism at Parkersburg High School are believed to be linked, and officials hope to have those responsible in custody soon. more »»

Two arrested in marijuana bust

July 29, 2015 NEWPORT — Deputies seized 223 marijuana plants from a Newport home on Tuesday evening. Douglas Allen Hendershot Jr., 43, and Adrienne M. Paknik, 36, both of 625 Green St. more »»

Wood BOE hears request

July 29, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Board of Education gave a preliminary green light to building an athletic annex at Jackson Middle School, but said more information on funding must be brought to the... more »»

Century Aluminum closes its Ravenswood facility

July 29, 2015 RAVENSWOOD — Century Aluminum Company announced late Monday the closure of its Ravenswood aluminum smelter. more »»

Medical school honors Brooks

July 29, 2015 MORGANTOWN — A. Paul Brooks Jr., M.D., of Vienna, a 1966 graduate of the West Virginia University School of Medicine’s medical degree program, has been named the School’s 2015 Distinguished Alumnus. more »»

FaithLink expands services to Washington County

July 29, 2015 MARIETTA — FaithLink, a program in Wood County helping residents live independently, has expanded into Washington County through a sponsorship by Comfort Keepers of the Mid Ohio Valley. more »»

Teen sentenced for giving drugs to minor

July 29, 2015 MARIETTA — A Reno man who pleaded guilty to providing an underage girl with drugs was sentenced to 90 days in jail in Washington County Common Pleas Court Tuesday afternoon. more »»

Police investigate burned car

July 29, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Police Department is seeking information on a stolen vehicle found burned near Waverly on Tuesday morning. more »»

Circuit court grants continuances

July 29, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Three continuances for trials were granted and a capias for failure to appear was issued in Wood County Circuit Court Tuesday. * Martin G. Collins, 57, and Martin . more »»

Bridge repairs cause delays

July 29, 2015 MARIETTA — Crews are reconstructing two bridges connecting Ohio 26 with Ohio 7, although the simultaneous projects have some residents forced to take the long way home. more »»

Plants asks ORSANCO to drop testing deadline

July 29, 2015 MARIETTA — Mercury pollution regulations for industrial plants may soon become more relaxed as the Ohio River Valley Sanitation Commission considers a proposal to drop a hard deadline for required... more »»

Frontier BOE debates flip-flops

July 29, 2015 NEW MATAMORAS — The issue of flip-flops in Frontier Local Schools was discussed at the board of education meeting Monday. more »»

Lot to be reworked as parking spaces

July 29, 2015 MARIETTA — Smitty’s Pizza plans to install extra parking space next to its Marietta store after completing the demolition of 504 Front St. this wee. more »»

Ohio man sentenced to jail on drug charge

July 29, 2015 MARIETTA — A Dexter City, Ohio, man who was found to be in possession of oxycodone and methamphetamine last year was sentenced to 33 days in jail in Washington County Common Pleas Court Tuesday... more »»

Council could act on vacancy today

July 28, 2015 PARKERSBURG — City officials may not wait much longer for a decision on the leadership of the Wood County Republican Party Executive Committee. more »»

County approves road maintenance association

July 28, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Following a public hearing Monday, Wood County commissioners approved the creation of a road maintenance association for a new housing development on West Virginia 31. more »»

Vacant property deadline passes

July 28, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Approximately 50 structures are on the city’s new vacant property registry after Sunday’s deadlin. more »»

Historian discusses changes in clothing

July 28, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Fashion was the topic of choice at the July meeting of the Wood County Historical and Preservation Society Monday evening at the Parkersburg and Wood County Public Librar. more »»

Police still seeking suspect in slaying

July 28, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg Police are still looking for James Robert Brandjes. more »»


Lighthouse Collectors Weekend August 1, 2015

BELPRE – The Belpre Historical Society is sponsoring a Lighthouse Collectors Weekend from noon-5 p.m. Aug. 1 and 1-5 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Richard Thomas Museum Annex.The annex is next door to the Belpre Farmers' Castle Museum Education Center at 509 Ridge St., Belpre. more »

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