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  1. Attorney for Parkersburg Mayor addresses controversy about alleged affairRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | West Virginia Metro

    An attorney for Parkersburg Mayor Bob Newell says he believes Newell and Parkersburg Finance Director Ashley Flowers are being unfairly targeted as part of a politically-motivated campaign to attack their characters. "It's just crazy what they're doing to Bob Newell and Ashley Flowers," Harry Deitzler said on Friday's MetroNews "Talkline" while talking about the controversy surrounding Newell.

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  2. Parkersburg council trying to move forward despite city hall controversyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | West Virginia Metro

    Parkersburg City Council is attempting to judge its next move amid turmoil within city hall involving Mayor Bob Newell and a city worker. Five employees of the city's finance department have filed a lawsuit against the city.

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  3. NWS: snow events Friday and SundayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | West Virginia Metro

    Meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Charleston said the precipitation would start with a half-inch of snow along the Ohio River with the accumulation totals increasing as you move east. Huntington and Parkersburg may see a half-inch of snow, increasing to an inch or two in Clarksburg and Charleston and higher snow totals as the elevation increases in the eastern mountains.

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  4. Mid-Ohio Valley contingent hopes to learn a lot in North DakotaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 25 | West Virginia Metro

    The mayors, economic development leaders and police chiefs of the Mid-Ohio Valley have two full days of meetings beginning Monday with various individuals and organizations in Minot, North Dakota in hopes of learning how to handle a major influx of workers if the ethane cracker plant is built near Parkersburg. Newell along with mayors from Vienna, Belpre, Ohio, and Marietta, Ohio, and several other officials flew to North Dakota Sunday.

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  5. New state travel guide unveiledRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 | West Virginia Metro

    WILLIAMSTOWN, W.Va. - The West Virginia Division of Tourism unveiled its 2015 Travel Guide during a ceremony at the I-77 Welcome Center in Williamstown Wednesday.

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  6. 2 Parkersburg residents indicted for embezzlement from Girl ScoutsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 17 | West Virginia Metro

    Two former troop leaders were indicted on charges they embezzled from the Girl Scouts and used the money for a personal vacation. Denise Davis and Mary Farnsworth, both of Parkersburg, face charges of embezzlement and conspiracy in an indictment handed down Friday by the Wood County grand jury.

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  7. Eastern panhandle hospitals change visiting policy because of fluRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 8 | West Virginia Metro

    University Healthcare announced Thursday the restrictions would begin immediately at Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg and Jefferson Medical Center in Ranson. "It's for the safety and well-being of our patients as well as our staff.

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  8. Lyons vows to listen, learn before making football decisionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 5 | West Virginia Metro

    Saying his leadership style "is not to come in just to make change," Shane Lyons anticipates a three- to four-month evaluation period before plotting a course for West Virginia's football program. Coach Dana Holgorsen's job appears safe for now after this season's 7-6 finish, but West Virginia's three-year record of 18-20 in the Big 12 era doesn't mesh with a new athletics director bent on competing for national championships.

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  9. Parkersburg native coming home to lead WVU athleticsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 5 | West Virginia Metro

    "Home is still home," Colombo told MetroNews "Talkline" on Monday after WVU announced the hiring of Parkersburg native Shane Lyons. "I think people will be totally surprised and happy with Shane."

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  10. Lyons reportedly close to becoming ADRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 4 | West Virginia Metro

    Shane Lyons, the deputy athletics director at Alabama and a former associate commissioner of the ACC, reportedly is close to agreeing to return to his alma mater as West Virginia's AD. WVU graduate Shane Lyons has never led an athletics department but has been second-in-command at the University of Alabama and the ACC.

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  11. Freezing rain makes travel tricky in parts of West VirginiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 3 | West Virginia Metro

    Temperatures were right at or right below the freezing mark making what appeared to be only wet roads very hazardous. Authorities said U.S. Route 50 from Parkersburg to Harrisville was a bad stretch with a number of accidents including a pair of rollover crashes.

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  12. Parkersburg hospital announces restrictions for visitors because of fluRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 1 | West Virginia Metro

    A West Virginia hospital has taken an additional step in an effort to keep the flu from spreading. Camden Clark Medical Center in Parkersburg has implemented restrictions on hospital visitors.

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  13. Man arrested, charged with 3 Parkersburg armed robberiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2014 | West Virginia Metro

    Parkersburg police say a Friday night traffic stop was the break they were looking for in a recent string of armed robberies. Parkersburg Police Chief Joe Martin said an officer saw a motorcycle traveling at a high rate of speed on 13th Street.

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  14. Home Rule Board advances cities' sales tax ordinancesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2014 | West Virginia Metro

    The Home Rule Municipal Board met with Charles Town, Martinsburg, Nitro, Milton, Parkersburg, Ranson, Vienna and Wheeling at the I-79 Tech Park in Fairmont to evaluate their progress on one type of ordinance. "The specific ordinance that we focused on today was the tax ordinances where they had either increased their sales tax from six to six and a half or to seven [percent]," Home Rule Board Chair Patsy Trecost said.

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  15. One dead, one wounded in Parkersburg shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2014 | West Virginia Metro

    One person was dead and a second person was being treated at a Morgantown hospital following a shooting Sunday night in Parkersburg. Parkersburg Police confirmed a man, age 54, was found dead around 6 p.m. Sunday on Broadway Ave. in south Parkersburg.

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  16. Armed men rob businesses in Wood, Kanawha countiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 29, 2014 | West Virginia Metro

    Parkersburg Police Chief Joe Martin said a man wearing a mask that partially covered his face ran into Peoples News on Blizzard Drive at just before 7 p.m. demanding money. Martin said the man had a gun and pointed at the clerk and demanded money.

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  17. Record setting (cold) morningRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2014 | West Virginia Metro

    The National Weather Service says low temperature records were shattered across West Virginia early Wednesday morning. The arctic chill broke previous records in six locations.

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  18. Vehicle driven into pond; Parkersburg man deadRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 18, 2014 | West Virginia Metro

    The body of a Parkersburg man was found in a car that had been driven into a pond in Ritchie County Monday. State police said no foul play is suspected in the death of Malcom Moorehead, 62, but they want to know what caused him to crash the vehicle.

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  19. Rollover crash claims life in Wood CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 18, 2014 | West Virginia Metro

    State police said a New Martinsville woman was killed Monday in a rollover accident on U.S. Route 50 in Wood County. Troopers said Angel Lockhart, 40, of New Martinsville, and Chrystal Knighten, 21, of Middlebourne, were traveling west at approximately the 11-mile marker when the driver lost control and both women were thrown from the overturning vehicle.

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  20. NWS: Cold will keep comingRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 18, 2014 | West Virginia Metro

    "We're still in the cold pattern right on through the work week," said Ken Batty, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Charleston, of the forecast. Teens were reported in cities like Morgantown, Charleston, Huntington and Parkersburg while, in parts of the Eastern Mountain counties, temperatures dipped into the single digits.

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