9 hrs ago
Downtown building undergoing renovation
McKinley-Carter Wealth Services purchased the office building at 515 Market St. and over the last four months spent more than $1 million in renovations, including the third floor which will house its Parkersburg offices.
10 hrs ago
Cracker plant would need greenhouse gas permit
If West Virginia political leaders want a multibillion-dollar natural gas "cracker" plant to be built in Wood County, they might have to swallow a bitter pill: state restrictions on the amount of greenhouse gases the facility could spew into the air.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
West Virginia Metro
Flood warnings issued for several counties
The National Weather Service placed 15 counties under a flood warning Friday afternoon as rain from a large storm system continued to pound central and south central counties.
Wood County officials delay decision on funding request
Wood County commissioners on Thursday tabled a decision on a funding request from the Washington Avenue Historical Community Association Inc. In a letter to county officials, association President John R. Swales III said the nonprofit group's purpose is to preserve the heritage of the historical district, which is listed on the National Register of ... (more)
Commission balks at vehicle equipment costs
"The cost for the equipment on four cars is almost as much as one of the cars," Commissioner Steve Gainer noted.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Wood County officials to look at fees
The Wood County Planning Commission is scheduled to meet at 4:30 p.m. today in the Fort Boreman Public Meeting room of the Wood County Courthouse Annex.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Burdette touts area for cracker plant
Wood County is where the people who are proposing to build an ethane cracker facility want to be, officials said Monday night.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
West Virginia Metro
Parkersburg mayor says he believes in cracker project
Last month, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin joined officials with Odebrecht in Wood County to announce the company's exploration of the possible project that could include an ethane cracker and three polyethylene plants along with the associated infrastructure for water treatment and energy.
Economic development to grow by Corridor D
With the national economy improving and the recent announcement of an ethane cracker plant possibly coming to the area, economic development along Corridor D and in other areas is poised to start picking up again, a local development official said.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
Drivers must stop for W.Va. 2 buses
The opening of the new five-lane section of West Virginia 2 north of the Interstate 77 interchange has local residents struggling to remember their driver's education lessons.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Wood County BOE to discuss Williamstown site
The Wood County Board of Education next week will take action on a proposed site for a new Williamstown Elementary School.
Common Core being rammed through West Virginia
The Parkersburg News report of Tuesday's Wood County Board of Education meeting stated board members were presented a one hour and 40-minute presentation on the next-generation standards The article stated the talk was tailored to answer a lot of pointed questions directed to the board by this writer concerning Common Core.
Wood Co. Courthouse porch restoration complete
The Parkersburg News and Sentinel reports that David's Stone of Marietta, Ohio, installed the porches last week.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Salvation Army dinner tops last year's
About 800 residents in Wood County were served meals by the Salvation Army of Parkersburg Corps Thursday during the annual Thanksgiving Day dinner.
Parkersburg, Wood County , West Virginia Nine members of a West Virginia Army National Guard unit have returned home from a tour of duty in Africa.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Police boosting holiday patrols
With the anticipated increase in Parkersburg city traffic, the Parkersburg Police Department will be increasing its patrols in frequency and volume around and on Thanksgiving, officials said Tuesday.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Officials warn of slick roads
Officials issued a winter weather advisory Tuesday through today warning of periods of rain, sleet and snow.
Accountability from schools
The Parkersburg News and Sentinel report of Tuesday's Wood County Board of Education meeting stated board members were presented a one-hour-and-40-minute presentation on the next-generation standards The article stated the talk was tailored to answer a lot of pointed questions directed to the board by this writer concerning Common Core.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
One arrested, one at-large in armed robbery case
One arrest has been made in connection with an armed robbery in the Red Lobster parking lot on Murdoch Avenue Monday afternoon.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
Glimmer of hope for a crackera pl...
West Virginia lost out last year in its quest to have energy company Shell build a natural-gas "cracker" plant in the Mountain State.