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Vienna, PUB connection operational

May 27, 2016 VIENNA — About a third of the city is expected to be able to drink and prepare food with water from the tap today after a connection with the Parkersburg Utility Board was turned on Thursday mornin. more »»

Rapp gives Vienna update about water

May 27, 2016 VIENNA — In the week since the water supply in Vienna went from safe to not safe, progress has been made to restore a safe water supply. more »»

Blennerhassett Middle School dedicates gym to Hostottle

May 27, 2016 PARKERSBURG — More than a hundred friends, family, co-workers, and former and current students gathered at Blennerhassett Middle School Thursday to honor the memory of former Principal Jim Hostottl. more »»

Wood County Republicans hold convention

May 27, 2016 PARKERSBURG — “We hope to elect or appoint up to 54 delegates to attend the West Virginia Republican Party Convention in Charleston and to vote on the party’s platform and the presidential electors... more »»

Former Ritchie County deputy sues officials

May 27, 2016 HARRISVILLE — A former Ritchie County sheriff’s deputy indicted on nine counts of falsifying accounts and one count of embezzlement by the Ritchie County grand jury in January 2015 filed a lawsuit o... more »»

Worthington Elementary Relay for Life raises more than $1,600

May 27, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Students raised more than $1,600 for cancer research as part of Worthington Elementary School’s annual mini-Relay for Life. more »»

Williamstown students donate milk vouchers to food bank

May 27, 2016 WILLIAMSTOWN — A small club at Williamstown Elementary School donated more than $150 in milk vouchers Thursday to an area food bank. more »»

W.Va. lawmakers continue budget talks

May 27, 2016 CHARLESTON — Lawmakers in Charleston are still trying to hammer out a budget agreement. A proposed budget in the House of Delegates was on second reading Thursday. At 5 p.m. more »»

Mid-Ohio Valley sees seat belt use increase

May 27, 2016 PARKERSBURG — West Virginia’s seat belt usage rate has gradually increased more than 8 percent in the last five years. more »»

Parkersburg South prank raises $349 for Erickson All-Sports Facility

May 27, 2016 PARKERSBURG —Inspired by a previous senior prank, Parkersburg South High School’s Class of 2016 raised hundreds of dollars for Erickson All-Sports Facility in $1 donations. more »»

Marietta memorial service honors revolutionaries

May 27, 2016 MARIETTA — It isn’t often that a contingent of color guard attends a memorial service clothed in 18th century military uniforms and carrying muskets, but that was the case Thursday morning in Mound... more »»

Washington County Commission talks need for 911 levy

May 27, 2016 MARIETTA — A proposed levy to aid in 911 services throughout Washington County was the highlight of Thursday’s commissioners meetin. more »»

Marietta Armory officials request two information kiosks

May 27, 2016 MARIETTA — Two kiosks with iPads at the Armory will provide tourists and local residents with information about area attractions, businesses, restaurants, hotels, churches and civic organizations,... more »»

Family adopts foster child after 8 years

May 27, 2016 MARIETTA — Dylan was just 5 when he first entered the foster care system. “The first day he came he was nervous,” said former foster mother Beth Cox. more »»

Harvest of Hope to expand Marietta garden

May 27, 2016 MARIETTA — Marietta gardeners and Harvest of Hope volunteers are growing more than vegetables as they increase their footprint at the Marietta community garden to give back to the community through... more »»

Marietta student collects shoes for charity

May 27, 2016 MARIETTA — While many use shoes to accessorize in excess, matching every outfit perfectly with each pair, a local student is looking to take those extra pairs as an opportunity to give back. more »»

Memorial Day gas prices may be lowest since 2005

May 27, 2016 MARIETTA — The average cost of a gallon of gasoline has been on the rise for at least 12 days in a row, but even so, holiday travelers will likely pay the lowest prices for Memorial Day gasoline... more »»

Strong Kids dinner set for June 2

May 27, 2016 VIENNA — The YMCA of Parkersburg is having its Strong Kids Campaign dinner on June 2 at the Parkersburg Country Club. more »»

Parkersburg to offer online bill paying

May 26, 2016 PARKERSBURG — City officials are working to set up online payment and form submission options on Parkersburg’s website, something Mayor Jimmy Colombo said “will provide a convenience for residents... more »»

Vienna's Rapp revises connection timetable

May 26, 2016 VIENNA — A connection between the Parkersburg and Vienna water systems will be completed today, the mayor of Vienna said Wednesday. “That’s what they’re telling me,” Mayor Randy Rapp said. more »»

Bond, audit talk heads Wood BOE meeting

May 26, 2016 PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Board of Education received information Wednesday on the upcoming bond call and on a recent state financial audit. more »»


Benefit wrestling event May 28, 2016

PARKERSBURG — A benefit wrestling event will be 6 p.m. May 28 at the City Park Pavilion in Parkersburg.Doors open at 5 p.m. Admission is $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Proceeds will help with medical costs for Donna Stephens. For tickets or information, call 304-482-0527 or 304-916-8511. more »

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