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11 hrs ago |

Vienna to have emergency drill today

Vienna today will be holding its first emergency drill in the morning and the visionary planning session for the Johns Manville property in the evening, officials said.


Related Topix: Vienna, WV

15 hrs ago |

Prosecutor readies warrants for Johnson

Three felony warrants were obtained for the arrest of a man who was involved in a shooting incident with Parkersburg Police last week.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Parkersburg, WV

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Back to School

Organizations across the Mid-Ohio Valley have begun their efforts to ensure all local kids start the school year with the supplies they will need.


Related Topix: Kids, Family, Parkersburg, WV

Smith named chief deputy

Wood County Sheriff Ken Merritt said Monday he hates to see Chief Deputy Shawn Graham go but is confident in the man who will replace him.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Lughnasadh, Parkersburg, WV

Williamstown approves Graham as police chief

Wood County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Shawn Graham was unanimously approved as the new police chief during a special city council meeting Monday.


Related Topix: Williamstown, WV

Mon Jul 21, 2014

SPOT Clinic all about the numbers

For Humane Society of Parkersburg Executive Director Michelle Earl, the animal shelter's low cost spay and neuter facility - the SPOT Clinic - is all about the math.


Related Topix: Parkersburg, WV, Vaccinations, Health

Wood County sheriff names Smith chief deputy

Sheriff Ken Merritt announced this morning that Smith, a 25-year veteran of the department, would be sworn in as chief deputy on Aug. 1, replacing Shawn Graham, who is leaving at the end of the month to become the chief of the Williamstown Police Department.


Related Topix: Lughnasadh, Life, Holidays

Ex-'Buckwild' cast member arrested in Rockport

Ashley Nichole Whitt, 22, of Charleston, was charged with grand larceny auto, along with 34-year-old Zanesville resident Wade Robert Mitchell.


Related Topix: Charleston, WV, Williamstown, WV

West Virginia Metro

West Virginia victims in New York plane crash

A Wood County man died Saturday morning in a plane crash in New York that also claimed the lives of his daughter and a friend.


Related Topix: Air Accidents, Vienna, WV

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

UP: To the 42nd West Virginia Interstate Fair and Exposition which concludes its run tonight at the Wood County 4-H Fairgrounds on Butcher Bend Road, in Mineral Wells.


Related Topix: Mineral Wells, WV (Mineralwells, WV), Auvil, WV, Parkersburg, WV, Junior, WV, Jackson County, WV

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Interstate Fair concludes today in Mineral Wells

A spell of cooler temperatures that is uncommon for mid-July has helped draw crowds this week to the 2014 West Virginia Interstate Fair and Exposition in Mineral Wells.


Related Topix: Mineral Wells, WV (Mineralwells, WV), West Virginia, Harrisville, WV, Elizabeth, WV, Junior, WV

Jury sides with Cross against Wood BOE

After less than two hours of deliberation, the Wood County Circuit Court jury in the case of Adam Cross vs. the Wood County Board of Education found in favor of Cross.


Thu Jul 17, 2014

Grand jury clears detective Edelen

Just days after two Parkersburg Police officers shot and wounded an armed suspect, a special grand jury unanimously decided not to indict a city police detective who shot and killed a man at Grand Central Mall in January.


Related Topix: Parkersburg, WV, Violent Crime

Pot bust at Wood fairgrounds

The scent of marijuana led officers to a bust of 1,440 grams of marijuana and over $15,000 early Wednesday at the West Virginia Interstate Fair and Exposition in Mineral Wells, officials said.


Related Topix: Drugs, Mineral Wells, WV (Mineralwells, WV), Parkersburg, WV

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Parkersburg police shoot armed suspect

Parkersburg Police officers shot a suspect who reportedly had a gun pointed at one of them in a residential neighborhood Tuesday afternoon.


Related Topix: Parkersburg, WV, Morgantown, WV

Tue Jul 15, 2014

West Virginia Metro

Drug suspect shot in Parkersburg

A man wanted for questioning in connection with a drug case in Wood County, W.Va.


Related Topix: Parkersburg, WV

West Virginia Metro

A storm that left its mark

The National Weather Service has put together some charts and graphs after it took a look at the damage in Wood County from the July 8 storm.


Related Topix: Weather, Washington, WV, Lubeck, WV, Parkersburg, WV

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Wood commission signs agreement on JAG grant

Wood County commissioners signed off Monday on a memorandum of understanding between the city of Parkersburg and Wood County for Justice Assistance Grant Program funding through the state.


Related Topix: Parkersburg, WV

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Not in the best interest of kids

As a retired educator, I found Jim Mullen's July 7 article very disturbing. His use of innuendo and his lack of factual data to back up his assertions were a disservice to the hard-working teachers and administrators of Wood County Schools, not to mention Wood County students.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Princeton University

Parkersburg port up for vote

A provisional local port district designation for Parkersburg is on the agenda for the West Virginia Public Port Authority Board's July 22 meeting, Mayor Bob Newell said.


Related Topix: Parkersburg, WV, Charleston, WV, Vienna, WV