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Grand jury issues indictments

February 2, 2016 MARIETTA — A Marietta High School social studies teacher who was arrested and charged with sexual battery involving a student in January was among 24 people indicted by a Washington County grand jur... more »»

Ashley to run for state Senate

February 2, 2016 CHARLESTON — A state lawmaker who was appointed to the West Virginia Senate last year has set his sights on running for a full term. Sen. more »»

Candidates file for state, local office

February 2, 2016 From staff reports PARKERSBURG — A Preston County resident hoping to become the next Wood County prosecutor was among the candidates filing to run for office prior to the deadline on Saturday. more »»

Hundreds turn out for Great Bridal Event

February 1, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Many engaged couples got a chance to see what could be available at their weddings during The Great Bridal Event 2016 in Parkersburg. more »»

Siltstone buys old St. Joe's

February 1, 2016 PARKERSBURG - An investment firm has purchased the former St. Joseph's Hospital, the newspaper has confirme. more »»

Scouts travel through history at Klondike Derby

February 1, 2016 MARIETTA — Local Boy Scouts took a journey through the history of Marietta on Saturday in the annual Klondike Derby. more »»

Dinner, auction build Habitat up

February 1, 2016 MARIETTA — Not all celebrations have gone with the holidays, as the Washington County Habitat for Humanity’s Paul L. Callihan Dinner and Auction is still to come on Feb. more »»

High school students compete in mock trial event

February 1, 2016 MARIETTA — It was a classic case of whether a law enforcement officer was justified in firing a weapon at a civilian, and in this case, that civilian was only armed with a multi-colored bow and arrow. more »»

Area lock company finds key to success

February 1, 2016 MARIETTA — On the corner of Gilman and Putnam avenues is a new endeavor run by two U.S. Army veterans who are continuing an age-old traditional trad. more »»

Ely Chapman gets $10K grant for appliances

February 1, 2016 MARIETTA — The Ely Chapman Education Foundation received a $10,000 grant to replace aging kitchen appliances. more »»

Busy Bee abuzz with change

February 1, 2016 MARIETTA — The bustle of breakfast, laughter and coffee fills each morning at a tiny diner on the West Side in Harmar Village as regulars meet for soul food and banter. “The food here is delicious. more »»

OSU professor an 'optimist' on ethane cracker

February 1, 2016 DILLES BOTTOM, Ohio — An Ohio State University professor believes the construction of the $5. more »»

Marietta's Putnam House provides glimpse at pioneer times

February 1, 2016 When members of the Ohio Company arrived at the confluence of the Ohio and Muskingum rivers in the spring of 1788 they quickly began working on turning what was then a forested valley into the quain... more »»

New South Parkersburg Library opens to public

January 31, 2016 PARKERSBURG — It may have been 43 years in the making, but the instant public library built along Blizzard Drive has been replaced by a permanent structure that is much larger in both building size... more »»

Bond committee begins look at school facilities

January 31, 2016 VIENNA — Eight Wood County schools were part of a tour Saturday by members of the 2016 bond committee to determine which school needs will be included in a bond call in November. more »»

Grafix aims to aid local businesses

January 31, 2016 VIENNA — A new small business is looking to help other small businesses get established in the community. Grafix Solutions LLC has been at the Grand Central Mall for a few months. more »»

Serenity brings new atmosphere to area

January 31, 2016 VIENNA —A new coffee house in Vienna hopes to bring a sense of community, a unique atmosphere and a variety of different tastes to the Mid-Ohio Valley. more »»

United Bankshares announces earnings

January 31, 2016 PARKERSBURG — United Bankshares has reported earnings for the fourth quarter and for 2015. Fourth quarter earnings were $33.5 million or 48 cents per diluted share as compared to earnings of $33. more »»

Improvements continue at county parks

January 31, 2016 PARKERSBURG— Improvements continue at Wood County’s three public park. more »»

Students attend college in high school

January 31, 2016 MARIETTA — Warren High School senior Kaitlyn Seevers will not only be celebrating her high school graduation and her 18th birthday in May, but she will also take the commencement stage to accept fou... more »»



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