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.
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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.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Concert raises $3,000 for Wood habitat
A total of $3,000 was raised for Wood County Habitat for Humanity at the 18th annual Gospel Music Reunion Concert June 27 at South Parkersburg Baptist Church.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
West Virginia Metro
Tomblin makes Development Office appointment
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has appointed an eastern Kanawha County native to a key position in the state Development Office.
Power expected to return for most Friday
Power will be restored by Friday night to most customers without electricity after Tuesday's severe storm, a power company representative said Wednesday.
Emergency shelter active after storm
A South Parkersburg Baptist Church Red Cross emergency storm shelter provided a safe refuge overnight Tuesday to residents put out of their homes.
City crews were out in force Wednesday, cleaning up branches and trees knocked to the ground by Tuesday afternoon's powerful thunderstorm.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Clean-Up Continues Following Tuesday's Storm
Morgantown, Monongalia County , West Virginia It looks like Tuesday's storm caused the most outages for First Energy since the 2012 derecho.
West Virginia Metro
Wood County cleaning up after heavy storms
Wood County Emergency Services Director Ed Hupp said the damage from Tuesday evening's storm was isolated to the city of Parkersburg, Washington and in outlying areas to the east on Route 47. "We had over 200 calls of just power lines down," Hupp said.
One dead, one hurt during storm
A Worthington Elementary School kindergarten teacher died during the storm on Tuesday, and a 15-year-old girl was injured in City Park by a tree limb that fell on her, officials said.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
West Virginia Metro
Strong storms leave behind damage, power outages
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - An energized atmosphere let off its steam over parts of West Virginia Tuesday afternoon leaving behind hundreds of downed trees and power lines.
Deputies search for robbery suspect
The Wood County Sheriff's Office said Monday that it is still searching for the suspect who robbed the Marathon station and threatened to kill the worker early Saturday, said Capt.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Marlow named new Wood BOE president
Board members Monday unanimously chose Marlow to take the top position, with Lawrence Hasbargen being elected as board vice president.
Readiness Center efforts discussed
Representatives from West Virginia University at Parkersburg and the West Virginia National Guard told Wood County commissioners Monday they want to proceed with the locally funded portion of the proposed Parkersburg Readiness Center, while waiting word on federal funding for the reminder of the project.
Schools need competition
Education is the great equalizer, and poverty to prosperity is an American hallmark.
Sun Jul 06, 2014
Williamstown Library aided by United Way
Reading during the summer is important for children to maintain and improve skills they've learned in the previous school year and as they move toward the next year.
Sat Jul 05, 2014
Planners study ballfield financing
As sites for a proposed baseball stadium are looked over and considered, officials are also discussing how such a facility might be financed.
Fri Jul 04, 2014
Wood BOE meeting twice next week
The Wood County Board of Education will hold two meetings next week, beginning with a swearing in of two new members and election of a new school board president.
Ronald "Ron" Edwin Clegg
He was born Oct. 4, 1933, in Wood County, the son of the late Clyde E. and Nancy O. Bibbee Clegg.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
Veterans concerned with flag displays
"It's disrespectful. And it hurts," said Carr, who served in the U.S. Air Force from 1996 to 2000 and in the West Virginia Army National Guard from 2007 to 2012 before being medically discharged.