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PUB budget proposal freezes merit raises
The Parkersburg Utility Board staff on Wednesday presented a 2014-15 budget that suspends merit pay raises and increases operations and management expenses by a little over $7,000 from the current year.
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Wed Apr 23, 2014
Asparagus growing workshop planned for Friday
The West Virginia University Extension Service will hold a free workshop on how to grow asparagus at 10 a.m. Friday at the Old Staunton Pike Farm Market owned by Dan and Therese Stephens.
Tue Apr 22, 2014
Great Cloth Diaper Change slated in Parkersburg
An event to encourage the use of real cloth diapers and help break a world record will be held Saturday in Parkersburg.
MOVTA elects new officers
Fetty, the board's vice president, was the only nomination for board president at Tuesday's meeting and accepted the position.
Burglary incidents may be linked
Deputy sheriffs in Wood County are investigating a burglary and two attempted break-ins over the weekend that may be tied to crimes being looked into by other agencies, authorities said on Monday.
Mon Apr 21, 2014
Belpre Girl Scouts recognized for work with Humane Society
Four members of Girl Scout Troop 3249 in Belpre were recognized Monday for their efforts on behalf of the Humane Society of Parkersburg.
WVU-P unveils veterans center
Dozens of veterans, residents and area officials gathered Monday at West Virginia University at Parkersburg to celebrate the official opening of the college's Veterans Resource Center.
Blennerhassett Island to open for season on May 1
Park superintendent Mark Baker tells the Parkersburg News and Sentinel that an annual pioneer camp re-enactment, Rendezvous on the River, will be held from May 7 to May 10. Re-enactors will demonstrate how early pioneers and settlers lived.
Sun Apr 20, 2014
United Way helps Peer Support programs
With the help of the community and the United Way Alliance of the Mid-Ohio Valley, Peer Support has been able to help adults with mental illness for two decades.
'Eers Are Coming To Town
Or talk to Mountaineer basketball coach Bob Huggins about the challenges facing his program in the rugged Big 12 Conference? You will have that opportunity on Thursday May 8 when the Mountaineer Athletic Club's Coaches Caravan makes its annual stop in Parkersburg.
Forrest David Shelene
David was born Nov. 26, 1953, in Parkersburg, a son of the late Forrest J. and Mary June Cain Shelene.
Baseball league plan needs time
The commissioner of the Frontier League said that even if another area lands the independent league's 14th franchise, it won't be the third strike in efforts to bring professional baseball back to Parkersburg.
Sat Apr 19, 2014
Proposed demo list in flux
A roster of more than 170 vacant houses in the city of Parkersburg, about half of which are targeted for demolition under a new initiative proposed by Mayor Bob Newell, is a working document very much subject to change.
An American-made success story
It is refreshing, at least for me, to learn about a business that is succeeding again after falling on difficult times.
Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down
UP: To Parkersburg taking another step toward becoming the low-budget horror film capital of the universe.
Fri Apr 18, 2014
Par Mar campaign to help kids
Par Mar Stores Friday kicked off a multi-week campaign to raise funds for the Children's Home Society of West Virginia.
Good Friday Walk
Many of those participating in Friday's Stations of the Cross walk between downtown churches had been to the event before.
Leona C. Leach
Leona Catherine Harper Leach, 92, of Simpson, W.Va., passed away on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family.
Thank you, Mid-Ohio Valley. The caring and generosity on which local organizations have always known they could count shined through even in this year that has been financially tough on so many of you.
A Close Call
A Thursday afternoon fire at a Virginia Avenue boarding house left eight people displaced, injured one firefighter, and saw the rescue of a pet guinea pig from the smoke, officials said.