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Armed suspect sought in robbery

April 17, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Police are searching for a man who allegedly robbed the Seventh Street Speedway at gunpoint early Wednesday morning. more »»

Goal Exceeded

April 17, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The United Way Alliance of the Mid-Ohio Valley announced Wednesday its 2013-2014 fundraising campaign resulted in contributions of $769,466, which was $39,466 over its goa. more »»

Education forum allows public input

April 17, 2014 MARIETTA — About 60 people attended a Regional Community Forum on Public Education in the Alma McDonough Auditorium at Marietta College Wednesday evening. more »»

Casting call for horror film

April 17, 2014 PARKERSBURG — An open casting call will be held for parts in a horror film due to be filmed in the Parkersburg area beginning in May. more »»

Commission to discuss Tebay issue

April 17, 2014 By PAMELA BRUST PARKERSBURG – Two issues will be discussed today by the Wood County Commission over the withdrawal of a candidate in the primary election. more »»

St. Marys counselor publishes novel

April 17, 2014 ST. MARYS — Kendra Johnson began a novel of suspense and romance from a Christian viewpoint but laid it aside after her eforts to find a publisher failed. more »»

Scared Straight

April 17, 2014 VINCENT — Silence settled over Lynn Laing’s normally talkative third period health class Wednesday as Dan Baxter walked to the front of the room. more »»

Garrison, Howard seeking Democratic votes

April 17, 2014 MARIETTA — Two Democrats are running in the May 6 primary election for the nomination to run against Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson for the Ohio Sixth Congressional District. more »»

Stations of the Cross scheduled

April 17, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Downtown churches in Parkersburg on Good Friday will hold their annual Stations of the Cross depicting the walk of Jesus to Calvary. The walk begins at noon Friday at St. more »»

Food pantry’s new director a dietitian

April 17, 2014 From staff reports MARIETTA — A new director has joined the Marietta Community Food Pantry, working to keep it running as smoothly as possible. Nancy Broughton was hired around March 24. more »»

Pets for Easter

April 17, 2014 MARIETTA — It’s springtime and the baby chicks and ducklings are back in farm stores, in time for Easter. Think twice about getting one as a gift. more »»

Two teens arrested for burglary

April 17, 2014 From staff reports MARIETTA — Two teenagers accused of forcing their way into a Lower Salem home and stealing several items were arrested Tuesday after a week of investigation. Branden . more »»

Emergency committee announced

April 17, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Wood County commissioners appointed Bob Mercer, Vienna Fire Chief Steve Scholl, Jane Wise, Blaine Auville, J.J. more »»

7th, Pike bid above estimate

April 17, 2014 MARIETTA — The single bid for the traffic and pedestrian safety upgrade at Seventh, Pike and Greene streets was more than 15 percent above the city engineer’s estimate. more »»

Verdict expected in Weigle appeal

April 17, 2014 PARKERSBURG — After a day of testimony Wednesday, a decision is expected this morning in the appeal of a magistrate court verdict against Vienna businessman Jim Weigle. more »»

Kenzie Pigott wins bowhunter award

April 17, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Kenzie Pigott of Parkersburg was awarded the West Virginia Jr. Bowhunter of the Year Award for 2013 on March 15 at the annual W.Va. Bowhunters Association Banquet in Flatwoods. more »»

Newell plan targets blight

April 16, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Mayor Bob Newell asked City Council to commit $1 million to raze 85 houses and acquire property as part of a wide-ranging plan to address slum and blight in the city. more »»

Williamstown honors Swartz, Garber

April 16, 2014 WILLIAMSTOWN — The City of Williamstown continued its new tradition of honoring those who have given a great deal to the community during the council meeting Tuesday evening. more »»

Robbery at Speedway

April 16, 2014 Parkersburg Police responded to a armed robbery at 4 a.m. today at Speedway on Seventh Street. Read the story in The News and Sentinel on Thursday. more »»

Former U.S. Rep. Staton dies at 74

April 16, 2014 CHARLESTON — Wood County and state leaders are mourning the loss of former U.S. Rep. David “Mick” Staton. more »»

Wood County Schools to revamp breakfast program

April 16, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Wood County Schools’ director of nutrition says area schools will be in compliance this fall with the state’s Feed to Achieve Law. more »»


Fish dinner April 18, 2014

PARKERSBURG - A Good Friday Fish Dinner will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 18 at Stout Memorial United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 3329 Broad St., Parkersburg. The cost is $5 a person. A portion of the profits will benefit the Kids Hope USA ministry. more »

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