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Candidates file for office

January 29, 2016 PARKERSBURG — The following candidates filed for local and state offices Wednesday and Thursday: Filing for office in the City of Parkersburg: City Council * Craig D. Metz, Democrat, 1411 15th Ave. more »»

Homeless count rescheduled

January 29, 2016 PARKERSBURG — The semi-annual homeless point-in-time count to tally the number of individuals living in shelters and staying on the streets, in tents or vacant buildings has been rescheduled for... more »»

House passes prevailing wage repeal

January 28, 2016 CHARLESTON — The bill to repeal the state’s prevailing wage laws passed the House of Delegates Wednesday as local lawmakers weighed its impacts and local labor officials were disappointed with the... more »»

Wood Schools presents early staffing numbers

January 28, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Wood County Schools will look at reducing a handful of professional and service positions this spring, but officials promise the process will be much smoother than last year. more »»

Raises for HR official eyed

January 28, 2016 PARKERSBURG — A plan to give Wood County Schools’ new human resources director additional pay for additional duties raised some eyebrows at Tuesday’s Wood County Board of Education meeting. more »»

Speaker discusses volatile economy

January 28, 2016 VIENNA — “Thinking the Unthinkable” was the topic at a meeting of The Economic Roundtable of the Ohio Valley at the Parkersburg Country Club Wednesday. Catherine Austin Fitts, president of Solari Inc. more »»

Police seek man in armed robbery

January 28, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg Police are looking for Matthew Raymond Weaver, 40, in connection with an armed robbery earlier this month. He is 6-feet tall and weighs 220 pounds, officials said. more »»

Sides clash at BOE meeting

January 28, 2016 MIDDLEBOURNE — A longtime Tyler County Schools teacher and a state Senate candidate clashed during a board of education meeting over board President Bonnie Henthorn’s decision to homeschool her... more »»

Marietta Welfare League awards grants

January 28, 2016 MARIETTA — Breaking a new record in its 90th year as a philanthropic staple in the area, the Marietta Welfare League gave $50,000 worth of grants to community organizations Tuesday. more »»

Shaffer Looks Back

January 28, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Reflecting on his 25 years in the Wood County Assessor’s Office, including two terms as assessor, Rich Shaffer said his goal in office has always been fair and equal assessments. more »»

Elschlager appears in court

January 28, 2016 MARIETTA — In more than an hour of testimony Wednesday, the alleged victim in a case against the commander of the Marietta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said she is in constant fear for her... more »»

Coolville woman arrested

January 28, 2016 COOLVILLE — A Coolville woman was arrested Tuesday after a search warrant allegedly revealed meth and cocaine at her Rock Run Road home, officials said. Elizabeth C. more »»

Marijuana grower sentenced

January 28, 2016 MARIETTA — A Newport man who was found with more than 200 marijuana plants inside and around his home last summer was sentenced to 90 days in the Washington County Jail on Wednesday. Douglas A. more »»

Former police chief requests hearing

January 28, 2016 PADEN CITY — The former Paden City police chief who is facing criminal charges has requested a hearing to protest his discharge by city council. more »»

Colombo feels optimistic about city

January 27, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Mayor Jimmy Colombo struck a positive tone in his remarks on the state of the city Tuesday, outlining what’s been done since he took office and offering a challenge to City Council... more »»

Budget revisions outlined for Finance

January 27, 2016 PARKERSBURG — City Finance Director Eric Jiles outlined proposed budget revisions totaling more than $2 million, including increased revenue projections, a nearly $770,000 carryover shortfall and th... more »»

Wood BOE hears update on free meals

January 27, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Wood County Schools’ free breakfast and lunch program has seen a steady increase in participation and revenue since it was approved in October, officials said Tuesday. more »»

AEP open house discusses transmission line project

January 27, 2016 MARIETTA — A plan to bring updated power service to the southeastern Ohio area has begun to take a more firm shape with AEP Ohio hosting a second open house about the construction of a new... more »»

Area buses stranded on snowy Pa. Turnpike

January 27, 2016 SOMERSET, Pa. — It was a “real mess.” That was Mark Penco’s reaction to being stranded in a bus for 15 hours on the Pennsylvania Turnpile in Somerset County Friday and Saturday during a snowstor. more »»

Group meets, discusses MOV

January 27, 2016 PARKERSBURG — What’s Next Wood County members met Tuesday evening to discuss ideas on how to improve the Mid-Ohio Valley. more »»



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