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Airport firefighters undergo training

September 4, 2015 WILLIAMSTOWN — In the middle of a runway was a 52-foot-long training craft, built to be set ablaze. more »»

Wood County to seek audit bids

September 4, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Wood County commissioners will seek proposals for the annual audit of the county after learning the state will not do the job. more »»

Letter warns of C8 dangers

September 4, 2015 PARKERSBURG — A local organization committed to protecting the area from the harmful effects of the chemical C8 is sending letters to communities along the Ohio River warning them of possible dange. more »»

Drug Free Clubs get grant

September 4, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The local Drug Free Clubs of America initiative received a jump start recently in the form of a $10,000 grant from the Bernard McDonough Foundation. more »»

PTT Global Chemical pledges $100M for plant

September 4, 2015 COLUMBUS— Ohio Gov. John Kasich believes PTT Global Chemical is on third base and heading for home in terms of building its $5.7 billion ethane cracker in Belmont County. more »»

Parkersburg man arrested

September 4, 2015 PARKERSBURG — A Parkersburg man was arrested on a fugitive from justice warrant from Ohio Thursday after ignoring officers for some time, officials said. more »»

Weekley looking for a return to normalcy

September 4, 2015 HARRISVILLE — A former Ritchie County special education teacher is looking at how to put his life back together after being found not guilty of sexual assault in a court of law this wee. more »»

Airship crash commemoration service planned for Saturday

September 4, 2015 CALDWELL, Ohio — It was 90 years ago Thursday that the U.S.S. Shenandoah crashed in Noble County, killing 14 crew members and leaving a haunting memory for those on the ground. more »»

Quincy Hill tank arrives at new location in City Park

September 4, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Sandblasted, repainted and restored, the M41 Walker Bulldog tank displayed for years at Quincy Park took its new place at City Park Thursday morning. more »»

Couch will not seek W.Va. Senate seat

September 4, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Wood County Commissioner Blair Couch Thursday said he will not apply for a nomination to the vacancy caused by Dave Nohe’s resignation to the West Virginia Senate 3rd Distric. more »»

I-77: Three wrecks, two miles, one hour

September 4, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Stormy weather is believed to have a role in three wrecks on Interstate 77 Thursday morning, officials said. The accidents happened within approximately one hour of each other, said L. more »»

Marietta man travels to Cuba

September 4, 2015 MARIETTA — After decades of travel restrictions, Cuba is expecting up to 10 million American visitors a year now that diplomacy has been restored between the two countries. more »»

Annual youth agricultural fair slated in St. Marys

September 4, 2015 ST. MARYS — The 16th annual Pleasants County Agricultural Youth Fair will be held Sept. 18-20 at the St. Marys Marina and the St. Marys High School barn area. Kicking off Friday evening, Sept. more »»

Residents describe Pike Street School's past

September 4, 2015 MARIETTA — Many of Marietta’s residents are too young to remember the two-room school house that rested where the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5108 now sits. more »»

Memorial 5K race to honor Kyle Bankes

September 4, 2015 BEVERLY — More than two years after the death of 22-year-old Kyle Bankes, his Beverly community members will hit the pavement in his memory, taking part in the SGT Kyle Bankes memorial 5K Walk/Run... more »»

Circuit court hears cases

September 4, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Two hearings took place in Wood County Circuit Court Thursda. more »»

Potential Nohe successors emerge

September 3, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Two members of the West Virginia House of Delegates, a former Parkersburg city councilwoman and the president of the Wood County Parks and Recreation Committee are interested in fillin... more »»

Priest to resign as substitute teacher

September 3, 2015 PARKERSBURG — A Roman Catholic priest who requested to wear his habit while substitute teaching in Wood County Schools says he will withdraw his name from the district’s substitute teacher lis. more »»

Librarian seeks to educate public about monarchs

September 3, 2015 WILLIAMSTOWN — Visitors to the Williamstown Public Library have spent the summer looking at waist-tall weeds, purposefully planted in a decorative flower bed. more »»

Algae bloom prompts warning about river

September 3, 2015 MARIETTA — Evidence of an algae contaminant, microcystin (25 ug/l), in the Ohio and Muskingum rivers caused the city of Marietta to issue a river advisory Wednesday afternoon. more »»

Sheriff: Beverly teen opened fire on officers

September 3, 2015 MARIETTA — Already armed with his own gun, 19-year Beverly resident Tyler Gerken stole a rifle from a deputy’s car and opened fire on officers before he was shot and killed near his home Aug. more »»


Gathering at Sweet Creek September 5, 2015

MINERAL WELLS — The seventh annual Gathering at Sweet Creek will bring old-time musicians and music fans from throughout the region to Mineral Wells this weekend.The Gathering will be today through Sunday at 316 Sugar Camp Road, on West Virginia 21 about 2. more »

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