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Testimony begins in James Brandjes murder trial

August 31, 2016 PARKERSBURG — After a full day of jury selection on Monday, testimony began Tuesday morning in Wood County Circuit Court in the murder trial of James Brandjes. more »»

Thieves take shoes meant for Old Man Rivers Mission's Christmas giveaway

August 31, 2016 PARKERSBURG — More than 250 pairs of sneakers intended for Christmas gifts for teenagers from the Old Man Rivers Mission were stolen from a storage locker on West Virginia 47. more »»

American Legion honors Mineral Wells teen Brant Freeland for rescue

August 31, 2016 MINERAL WELLS — A Mineral Wells teen has been presented with a medal to honor his bravery while saving a woman’s life last year during a flash flood. more »»

Belleville sets paint, tire disposal event for Sept. 10

August 31, 2016 BELLEVILLE — After disposal events in Williamstown and Parkersburg earlier this year, the Wood County Solid Waste Authority will also be holding a free paint and tire disposal event Sept. more »»

Belpre Legion relocating veterans monument to Howes Grove Park

August 31, 2016 BELPRE — Many Belpre residents may be unaware that American Legion Post 495 has maintained a veterans monument for the last decad. more »»

Charles Loy arrested, charged in New Matamoras murder

August 31, 2016 MARIETTA — A New Matamoras man has been charged with the murder of Frederick “Fred” Uselton, 50, of New Matamoras after three days of investigation revealed a possible love triangle motive, an... more »»

Parkersburg man arrested in Skier’s Edge tent break-in

August 31, 2016 VIENNA — A Parkersburg man is suspected of breaking into a tent at a ski shop on Grand Central Avenue, Vienna police said. Bailey Eugene Keel, 19, of 1310 Oak St. more »»

Vienna ballot positions drawn at random for November election

August 31, 2016 VIENNA — Ballot positions were drawn Tuesday morning for the November municipal election in Vienna. more »»

Ducks, geese missing from Buckeye Park

August 31, 2016 MARIETTA — Residents are noticing less quacks and honks at Buckeye Park on Fay Avenue with fewer ducks and geese at the pond. more »»

Wood Schools among agencies to benefit from antitrust settlement

August 31, 2016 PARKERSBURG — The West Virginia attorney general has reached additional settlements totaling $. more »»

Mounts pleads guilty to robbing video lottery parlor

August 31, 2016 PARKERSBURG — A Parkersburg man pleaded guilty Tuesday to robbing a video lottery parlor in Ma. more »»

‘Sangers’ search for riches in the hills

August 31, 2016 PARKERSBURG — The West Virginia 2016 ginseng season opens Thursday and runs through Nov. 30. Ginseng grows throughout the state and can be found in all 55 counties. more »»

Ohio man charged with marijuana cultivation

August 31, 2016 STEWART — Chaz McComas, 33, of Stewart, Ohio, was charged Monday with manufacturing a controlled substance and marijuana cultivation, a second-degree felony, said Athens County Sheriff Rodney Smith. more »»

Bicentennial Park picnic honors local first responders

August 31, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Area first responders were treated to a picnic dinner Tuesday evening in Parkersburg. more »»

Marietta City Schools students hear Rachel’s Challenge

August 31, 2016 MARIETTA — Rather than kicking off the school year with an outright campaign against bullying and violence, those within Marietta City Schools are focusing their efforts on empowering their students... more »»

Wood County Commission puts $41M school bond call on ballot

August 30, 2016 PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Commission on Monday approved adding a $41 million bond call to the November ballot, but not before asking Wood County Schools officials some tough question. more »»

Camden Avenue repair set to begin Wednesday

August 30, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Traffic will be restricted on a two-block portion of Camden Avenue for the next couple of weeks as a damaged section of the road is rebuilt. The work will start at 7 a.m. more »»

Parkersburg police consider former library for substation

August 30, 2016 PARKERSBURG — City officials are exploring whether to use the former south Parkersburg library branch on Blizzard Drive as a police substation. more »»

New Matamoras residents discuss fatal shooting

August 30, 2016 GRANDVIEW TWP. — Waking up to a loud argument across the street, neighbors living along Ohio 7 in Grandview Township were only mildly concerned by a disturbance early Sunday morning. more »»

Wood County commissioners explore regional jail options

August 30, 2016 PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Commission is continuing to look at options to bring its regional jail bill under contro. more »»

Anna Phillips willing to serve on Vienna City Council if late husband elected

August 30, 2016 VIENNA — Anna Phillips wants to serve on Vienna City Council if her late husband, Rick, is elected on Nov. 8. Rick Phillips, 50, died on Aug. 10. more »»


Art and poetry event September 2, 2016

MARIETTA — The Riverside Artists Gallery will open its "Poetry In Art" program from 6-9 p.m. Sept. 2 at 219 Second St. in downtown Marietta.Regional writers were asked to submit poems, and local artists selected one of these poems to create a 2D, 3D or digital work of art. more »

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