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Newell plan targets blight

April 16, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Mayor Bob Newell asked City Council to commit $1 million to raze 85 houses and acquire property as part of a wide-ranging plan to address slum and blight in the city. more »»

Williamstown honors Swartz, Garber

April 16, 2014 WILLIAMSTOWN — The City of Williamstown continued its new tradition of honoring those who have given a great deal to the community during the council meeting Tuesday evening. more »»

Former U.S. Rep. Staton dies at 74

April 16, 2014 CHARLESTON — Wood County and state leaders are mourning the loss of former U.S. Rep. David “Mick” Staton. more »»

Wood County Schools to revamp breakfast program

April 16, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Wood County Schools’ director of nutrition says area schools will be in compliance this fall with the state’s Feed to Achieve Law. more »»

Wood BOE approves calendar

April 16, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Board of Education Tuesday unanimously approved Wood County Schools’ 2014-15 school calendar. more »»

Taxes needed by April 30 to avoid delinquency list

April 16, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Delinquent taxpayers need to pay their bills before the end of this month if they don’t want their names published on the delinquency list. more »»

Commission signs consortium agreement

April 16, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Wood County commissioners signed off on an agreement for continuation of the HOME Consortium’s Single Family Housing Opportunity Program agreement with the city of Parkersburg. more »»

Man faces attempted homicide charge

April 16, 2014 GRANTSVILLE — A Calhoun County man is in jail on a charge of attempted homicide, accused of severely beating his wife. Calhoun County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy J.D. Smith said Adam A. more »»

Tebay submits withdrawal notice

April 16, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The day after announcing he wished to withdraw from the May 13 Republican county commission primary, former Wood County Commissioner Bob Tebay has submitted a notarized statement. more »»

Meth suspect pleads guilty

April 16, 2014 PARKERSBURG — One of four people arrested after the bust of a methamphetamine lab in November entered a guilty plea in Wood County Circuit Court Tuesday. Tessa D. more »»

Jazdzewski sentenced for role in thefts

April 16, 2014 MARIETTA — A former Lower Salem man sentenced to more than a decade in prison Tuesday in Washington County Common Pleas Court asked for leniency and said he was unfairly taking all the blame for the... more »»

Wolf Creek BOE OKs Waterford principal

April 16, 2014 WATERFORD — Waterford High School will have a new principal next year after the Wolf Creek Local Board of Education approved the promotion of a current faculty member to fill the shoes of retiring... more »»

Wood County officials discuss audit

April 15, 2014 PARKERSBURG — No mention of audit findings relating to Wood County Commissioner Wayne Dunn’s handling of the Smart Energy Solution program was made during a Monday meeting between state auditors and... more »»

Tebay tries to withdraw candidacy

April 15, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Bob Tebay tried Monday to withdraw his name from the May 13 primary election race for Wood County Commission. But it may not be as easy as it sounds. more »»

Calendar hearing raises concerns, few changes

April 15, 2014 PARKERSBURG — A draft calendar for the 2014-15 school year will be up for approval at tonight’s Wood County Board of Education meeting. more »»

Permit fee changes approved

April 15, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Wood County commissioners unanimously approved changes in the county’s permit fees. The changes will take effect July 1. “We need to increase our revenues; expenses are going up. more »»

Regional council focuses on advisers

April 15, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Council is looking to connect local entrepreneurs with retired and experienced advisers. more »»

Doddridge tank rupture under investigation

April 15, 2014 WEST UNION — State and company officials are investigating what caused a pair of water tanks at an Antero Resources well pad in Doddridge County to burst Friday. more »»

Marietta River Trail shows rigors of long, harsh winter

April 15, 2014 MARIETTA — Marietta’s River Trail has survived one of the harshest winters in recent years without much damage to the four-mile pathway along the Muskingum and Ohio river. more »»

Deputies help catch escaped emu

April 15, 2014 WAVERLY — The pet emu bird that escaped from its pen Monday afternoon was safely returned to its owner after its adventure led to traffic problems and a foot chase by deputies, officials said. more »»

 
 

 

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