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$90K salary for mayor forwarded

November 11, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg City Council’s Personnel Committee narrowly forwarded a recommendation to the full council Tuesday to raise the mayor’s annual salary to $90,000. more »»

Wrestling hire creates controversy

November 11, 2015 PARKERSBURG — A divide over the naming of a new head wrestling coach for Parkersburg South High School came before the Wood County Board of Education on Tuesday. more »»

Deem recalls Enterprise fire of 1969

November 11, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The day after multiple explosions rocked the USS Enterprise in 1969, Seaman Doug Deem stood on the deck of the aircraft carrier, watching as the bodies of 27 sailors were taken ashore... more »»

Williamstown High holds Veterans Day assembly

November 11, 2015 WILLIAMSTOWN — Students, staff and community members gathered Tuesday at Williamstown High School to pay tribute to area veterans. more »»

Vienna, mayor sued over FOIA

November 11, 2015 VIENNA — Questions concerning the identity and responsibilities of a member of the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department as an alternate business inspector are at the root of a suit filed against the cit... more »»

Court repair grant awarded

November 11, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Wood County has been awarded a $58,000 West Virginia Courthouse Facilities Authority grant for exterior repairs and improvements at the historic courthouse. more »»

Paws with Claus

November 11, 2015 BELPRE — The Eighth Annual “Paws with Claus for a Cause” event is scheduled for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Belpre Volunteer Fire Department bingo hall. more »»

Emergency repairs available

November 11, 2015 MARIETTA — As the days get both colder and shorter, many have begun to turn on the heat in their homes. more »»

Ohio students honor veterans

November 11, 2015 MARIETTA — Dressed like the “Ghost of America’s Past,” complete with a full hoop skirt reminiscent of Martha Washington, 10-year-old Lyanna Smith stood alongside fellow fifth-graders at Washington... more »»

MC president Joseph Bruno leaving

November 11, 2015 MARIETTA — Marietta College officials announced Tuesday that college president Joseph Bruno will leave the institution at the close of this academic year in May. more »»

Lent sentenced on drug charge

November 11, 2015 MARIETTA — A Marietta man who sold Xanax pills to a confidential informant last year was sentenced to 11 months in prison Tuesday afternoon. Christopher A. Lent, 28, of 108 Holly S. more »»

Seatbelt crackdown in force

November 11, 2015 PARKERSBURG — As part of West Virginia’s seatbelt enforcement campaign, law enforcement agencies across the state will be stepping up enforcement of seatbelt laws this month. more »»

W.Va. AG warns caregivers of nanny scams

November 11, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Attorney General Patrick Morrisey warns nannies and caregivers who list their services on websites like, or to proceed with caution. more »»

City gets ‘unacceptable’ rating for floodwall requirements

November 10, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg city officials are confident Parkersburg’s floodwall is in good working order, but due to certain inspection requirements not being met, the system is designated as... more »»

United Bankshares signs merger deal

November 10, 2015 PARKERSBURG — United Bankshares Inc. announced Monday it has signed a definitive merger agreement with Bank of Georgetown, a privately held community bank headquartered in Washington, D.. more »»

MC prez stepping down

November 10, 2015 MARIETTA - Marietta College President Joseph Bruno announced today he will step down in Ma. more »»

Leonard speaks to Habitat

November 10, 2015 VIENNA — Wood County Habitat for Humanity’s annual Thanksgiving Dinner guests were treated to the advice of an international guest speaker. more »»

Belpre seeks representative for Third Ward

November 10, 2015 BELPRE — Belpre city officials are looking for people interested in serving the city’s Third Ward in the upcoming ter. more »»

Schools kick off week of Veterans Day events

November 10, 2015 VIENNA — Students spoke to veteran soldiers at home and abroad Monday as schools throughout the Mid-Ohio Valley begin Veterans Day celebrations. more »»

WVU-P begins Troops Week

November 10, 2015 PARKERSBURG – West Virginia University at Parkersburg and Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law kicked off the college’s annual Troops Week with a Veterans Resource Fair on Monda. more »»



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