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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.
The May 2014 issue of Wonderful West Virginia magazine, now on sale, features articles about national natural treasures Organ Cave and Fisher Spring Run Bog, avian entertainment provided by tree swallows and bluebirds, a history of Parkersburg's Sumner School, and a profile of master furniture craftsman Mark Soukup.
It was an afternoon of aerial antics as 23 skateboarders took to the concrete Sunday in the Downtown Bethel Church's Best Trick Contest at the Parkersburg Skate Park.
More than a dozen children attended the Lions Club's third annual Easter Egg Hunt for Visually Impaired Children on Sunday afternoon.
The Parkersburg Utility Board has made an excellent decision in allowing staff members more discretion to reduce water bills made exponentially higher by leaks caused by a terrible winter.
Tim Thomas, the manager of the Mid-Ohio Valley Transit Authority, said the Easy Rider bus service is always being evaluated to make sure it serves as many people as possible.
"This is our biggest parade yet," said parade founder and organizer Kiki Angelos.
UP: To four West Virginia elected officials-Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, Secretary of State Natalie Tennant, Auditor Glen Gainer, and Treasurer John Perdue - for taking part in a discussion about how residents can avoid becoming victims of a scam.
Fourth-graders in all elementary schools in Parkersburg today will receive a tree to take home and plant as part of the annual Arbor Day celebration organized by the Parkersburg Tree Commission.
The Easter holiday season has officially begun with the fifth annual Mid-Ohio Valley Easter Bonnet Contest having taken place Thursday evening.
City council's Public Works Committee is considering a National League of Cities program that would provide affordable insurance for residents' sewer, water and natural gas lines.
Spring wildflower walks, birding programs and quiet cabin settings are spring tonics at West Virginia's State Parks and Forests.