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A Food Desert
According to federal statistics, West Virginia produces less than 10 percent of the food its residents consume - and more than half of what is produced here comes from the poultry industry.
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Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down
UP: To Wood County Habitat for Humanity's 68th home dedication, which was held on March 9. The home, on Summers Street, was dedicated for the Dotson family; Melissa, Sam, Ozzy, Gunnar, Kelta and Matthew.
Fri Mar 14, 2014
Child advocate center opening
Wood County is joining 20 other counties in West Virginia to offer a child advocacy center where abused children will have a place to tell their stories.
W.Va. Humanities Council appoints citizen members
The council is the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and serves West Virginia with grants and direct programs in the humanities.
Annual Ham and Bacon sale is today
Wood County Technical Center students and FFA members will place their work on display and up for bid today at the 66th annual Little Kanawha Ham and Bacon sale at the Parkersburg Municipal Building.
Avalanche of lawsuits in Wood Co. tied to C8 exposure
Another 67 lawsuits are to be filed today and over the next week 800 will be filed, said Harry Deitzler, who is the attorney of record for the cases.
Repeat offender guilty of accessing child porn at library
Matthew John Wiggins, 41, also attempted to persuade a person to destroy evidence against him, U.S. District Court Judge Robert Chambers in Huntington found.
Truck in ditch interrupts traffic
No one was injured after a tractor-trailer driver dropped his vehicle into a ditch along West Virginia 2 to avoid striking stopped traffic in front of him Thursday afternoon, officials said.
Destination Design scheduled for March 20
Destination Design, the annual fundraising event for Wood County Habitat for Humanity, will be held 6 p.m. Thursday at the Grand Pointe Conference Center, The auction features vignettes created by area furniture stores and designers with complete rooms planned around a piece of furniture they have given for the auction.
Thu Mar 13, 2014
Detective cleared in shooting
An internal review by the Parkersburg Police Department found a detective acted appropriately when he shot and killed a suspect at the Grand Central Mall in January, Chief Joe Martin said, but the incident will likely still be presented to a Wood County grand jury.
Wed Mar 12, 2014
Wood BOE outlines superintendent search process
The search for a new Wood County Schools superintendent has begun, and school board members hope to have a new hire announced early next month.
Power outage reported in Vienna
Officials with Wood County 911 said a blown transformer in the 1300 block of 10th Street has caused a power outtage in the area, though officials are trying to assess how large of an area has been affected.
Senior center braces for cuts
The Wood County Senior Center is one of many centers across the state that could be impacted by a proposed cut in state funding being considered by the Legislature.
Three injured, including two boys, in wreck
A 7-year-old child was taken by helicopter from the scene of a Tuesday evening wreck on Wood County 14/4, while the father and a 6-year-old were taken to area hospitals by ambulances, officials said.
Tue Mar 11, 2014
March 11, 2014: Youth violence; Giardina; MCHM; politicians
Over the past week, youth at two of West Virginia's juvenile detention facilities have committed acts of extreme violence, causing injury and harm to the staff and some of their fellow detainees.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
West Virginia Metro
Juvenile services administrator: Changes made after riot at Parkersburg facility
The acting director of the West Virginia Division of Juvenile Services confirms a leadership change has been made and refresher training for correctional officers is underway at the Lorrie Yeager Jr. Juvenile Center in Wood County following a riot last month.
Sun Mar 09, 2014
Wood Habitat holds dedication
A family in south Parkersburg now has a home to build a future together as Wood County Habitat For Humanity held its 68th house dedication Sunday.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
The Power of Partnerships
The Mid-Ohio Valley Chamber of Commerce prides itself on its direct connection with our education system.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Rudolph takes nostalgic look back
Rudolph's recollections of living in Parkersburg from 1964-84 form the basis of his new book, "Days in Parkersburg, A boy and his family."
Wood County Commissioners Wayne Dunn and Steve Gainer might want to consider: If the county will not enforce its ordinance regulating the placement of video lottery establishments, why have such rules in the first place? The commission earlier this week, by a 2-1 vote, allowed the placement of the gambling devices in a Mineral Wells bar and grill ... (more)