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Noland apparent winner in District 7

May 10, 2016 Republican Rob Noland is the apparent winner of the party's nomination for Parkersburg City Council District 7 with 301 votes, 53 percent, to 267 votes for Aaron Parsons with three of three... more »»

2 House candidates added to election mix

May 10, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Two West Virginia House of Delegates races that looked to be over in the primary will be contested in the fall. And the shapes of other races still have time to change as well. more »»

Trees first part of South Parkersburg Library beautification plan

May 10, 2016 PARKERSBURG — The city’s observance of Arbor Day Monday also served to highlight plans to beautify the property around the new South Parkersburg Library branc. more »»

Belpre awards provider phone and Internet contract

May 10, 2016 BELPRE — The City of Belpre will be seeing a large savings after approving a contract with a new provider for phone and Internet service for the city building and other city properties that use thos... more »»

Former Marietta High School teacher pleads guilty to sexual battery

May 10, 2016 MARIETTA — Former Marietta High School social studies teacher Dennis Riley pleaded guilty on Friday to one count of sexual battery, a third-degree felony. Riley, 58, of 620 Front St. more »»

Tour offers closer look at Marietta attractions

May 9, 2016 MARIETTA — The tour name was Hidden Places, Secret Spaces, but there was no hiding the community’s enthusiasm about the event and there’s no secret to the fact that is was a phenomenal success. more »»

Mother's Day race attracts families

May 9, 2016 BELPRE — Over 200 runners and walkers turned out Sunday on a sunny Mother’s Day to compete in the eighth annual Mother’s Day 5K Race at Civitan Park in Belpre. more »»

Symphony concludes concert season

May 9, 2016 PARKERSBURG — The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra Parkersburg held its final concert of the 2015-2016 season Sunday at Blennerhassett School, also marking the final full season that Maestro Grant... more »»

'Beds for Babies' seeks donations

May 9, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Donations of new baby cribs and mattresses, along with new or gently used bassinets and pack ‘n plays, are being sought this month for the Mid-Ohio Valley Gabriel Project’s second... more »»

Mothers reflect on challenges they face

May 9, 2016 MARIETTA — Becoming a mother is unlike any other experience in a woman’s life, or that is at least the sentiment shared by new moms in the Mid-Ohio Valley. more »»

DAR, Henderson Hall sew up vintage fashion display

May 9, 2016 BOAZ — Henderson Hall will soon be showing off the family’s vintage clothing in its collection due to a $4,000 grant from the James Wood Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. more »»

Library needs volunteers for outdoor project

May 9, 2016 PARKERSBURG — The South Parkersburg Library is having a Community Planting Day on May 21 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. as part of a larger project to establish a community outdoor space at the facility. more »»

Kids enjoy swimming at local event

May 9, 2016 PARKERSBURG — The Boys and Girls Club of Parkersburg recently held the annual Swim for Fun Meet organized by local swimming enthusiast Dr. Wayne Lawrence and his son David. more »»

St. Marys uses onions to do good for others

May 8, 2016 ST. MARYS — For 12 years, the Pleasants County seat has been the Vidalia onion capitol of West Virginia with the annual Sweet Breath of Life Vidalia Onion Festival. more »»

Mother's Day still big for families

May 8, 2016 ST. MARYS — Honoring mothers on the second Sunday in May has been a part of American culture since Ann Jarvis organized the first Mother’s Day in Grafton, W.Va., in 1908. more »»

Pedersen, D'Allesio win lookalike contest

May 8, 2016 PARKERSBURG — A Parkersburg woman and her daughter were named the 2016 winners of The News and Sentinel Mother Child Lookalike Contest. more »»

Vienna's Jackson Park goes to the dogs — again

May 8, 2016 VIENNA — While the city of Vienna has not gone to the dogs, another portion of Jackson Memorial Park has been set aside for little dogs to have a place to run and play with other dogs of a similar... more »»

Fracking continues in state

May 8, 2016 WHEELING — Exxon Mobil and Chevron —which frack in the Upper Ohio Valley —saw their profits drop by a combined $6. more »»

Strawberry season to begin again soon

May 8, 2016 MARIETTA — It is May, which means it is ripe time for fresh strawberries. more »»

St. Marys Galaxy Food Center reopens

May 8, 2016 ST. MARYS — The St. Marys Galaxy Food Center reopened this week after a fire in April 2015 closed the grocery. more »»



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