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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)
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Thu Mar 06, 2014
New details emerge out of Davisville shooting
At 6:38 p.m. Tuesday, deputies responded to the Davisville residence to investigate a domestic situation where a firearm was discharged, said Sgt.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Floodplain discussion takes backseat to rain gardens
The scheduled discussion on the floodplain ordinance and the Biggert-Waters floodplain insurance act in Vienna took a surprising turn Wednesday evening, as those in attendance were more interested in discussing the stormwater maintenance measure known as the rain garden than in discussing floodplain issues.
W.Va. lawmakers still busy with bills
With the regular session of the West Virginia Legislature ending this week, lawmakers are working through the remaining bills from the other house before work comes to a close at midnight Saturday.
Parkersburg, Vienna officials discussing water link
The Parkersburg Utility Board is in early talks with the city of Vienna and the Claywood Park Public Service District about linking water systems to provide service in an emergency.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Wood County OKs video lottery machines
On a 2-1 vote Monday, Wood County commissioners approved placement of video lottery machines in Haggard's Bar & Grill in Mineral Wells.
Quick, Strategic Action Essential
Plans by a Brazilian firm to build an ethane cracker plant in Wood County are advanced but not finalized.
Parkersburg warden hopes to expand community service
Warden Anne Thomas hopes to expand that service this year. She tells the Parkersburg News and Sentinel that the facility's goal is to top 20,000 hours of community service.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
Cracker: Cautious hope
Relentless decline of the Central Appalachian coal industry threatens more hardship for West Virginia's southern counties.
Meeks wins $1,000 VISA gift card from bank
Photo provided From left, are Alicia Riddle of Peoples Bank, Lindsay Vincent of Peoples Bank, winner Kristin Meeks, Elysia Atkinson of Peoples Bank and Tina Greear of Peoples Bank.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down
UP: To Eastwood Volunteer Fire Department firefighters Kevin Harris and Chad Lynch for their efforts in saving two dogs that were trapped in a burning home this past Tuesday.
W.Va. Insurance Risk Pool board comes to town
Wood County played host Friday to the board of directors for the first liability risk pool in the state, the West Virginia Insurance Risk Pool.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Washington County arrest leads to K2 stash in Parkersburg
The arrest of a Parkersburg man Friday by Washington County authorities led to a search warrant being issued for his south Parkersburg residence, where additional drugs were allegedly found.
Wood County faces tight budget
Officials say they are facing a tight year with concerns over rising health insurance and regional jail costs that could translate into cuts to trim costs.
Work on final leg of bike trail to start
A bicycle and multi-use trail more than 15 years in the making is planned to be completed this year.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
W.Va. Senate approves teacher pay increase
A local teacher representative is cheering a move by state legislators to give an across-the-board pay raise to educators.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
She was born in Wood County, W.Va., on Dec. 11, 1959, and was the daughter of the late Edward M. Grogg and Ethel Carter Grogg of Williamstown, W.Va.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Wood County BOE OKs stadium payment
The Wood County Board of Education will repay the majority of an outstanding bill for renovations at Parkersburg High School Stadium Field, but board members said Tuesday they want a better accounting from the booster groups involved in the project.
Study: Cracker plant means billions in economic impact
Construction of a cracker plant could mean billions of dollars in economic impact for West Virginia over the next four decades, but the state must take steps to realize that potential, according to a study released Tuesday.
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Officers quell disturbances at juvenile centers
Officials of the state Division of Military Affairs and Public Safety confirmed late Friday that additional law enforcement was called to two state juvenile facilities last week.