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W.Va. halts funds to clean up meth labs

Wood County Victims' Advocate Tiffany Kiger said the federal government stopped reimbursing the state and that resulted in the legislative change to the fund.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Habitat holds home dedication

"I can't believe this has all happened so quickly," said new homeowner Bonnie Lyons.


Related Topix: Parkersburg, WV

Sat Jul 26, 2014


Residents and state and city representatives gathered Saturday on Washington Avenue in Parkersburg to commemorate one of the city's oldest streets as a historical district.


Related Topix: Parkersburg, WV, Elizabeth, WV

Officials seek agricultural boost in MOV

Local officials recently joined West Virginia's agriculture commissioner on a fact-finding mission to North Carolina to boost the Mountain State's agricultural base.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, West Virginia, West Virginia Government, Virginia, Virginia Government, Potatoes, Life, Food, Vegetables

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Vienna votes to buy Johns Manville property

The second reading of an ordinance giving the city permission to purchase the former Johns Manville property passed unanimously Thursday evening.


Related Topix: Vienna, WV

Betty Lucille (Nutt) Stansberry Cox

Betty Lucille Stansberry Cox, 81, died due to the development of pulmonary blood clots while awaiting surgery, at Camden Clark Medical Center, on July 22, 2014.


Related Topix: Ritchie County, WV, Life, Holidays, Thanksgiving, Parkersburg, WV, Delbarton, WV, Martinsburg, WV

Wed Jul 23, 2014

County learns of meth cleanup procedures

Wood County officials learned the procedures and law relating to the cleanup, remediation of meth lab properties during a special meeting Wednesday of the Wood County Abandoned/Dilapidated Building Committee.


Gee: WVU-P affiliation beneficial

An anticipated cracker plant and economic development in Wood County make West Virginia University's continued relationship with West Virginia University at Parkersburg "a compelling opportunity," says WVU President E. Gordon Gee.


Related Topix: West Virginia University, West Virginia University at Parkersburg, Parkersburg, WV, Bolt, WV

Vienna to have emergency drill today

Vienna today will be holding its first emergency drill in the morning and the visionary planning session for the Johns Manville property in the evening, officials said.


Related Topix: Vienna, WV

Prosecutor readies warrants for Johnson

Three felony warrants were obtained for the arrest of a man who was involved in a shooting incident with Parkersburg Police last week.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Parkersburg, WV

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Back to School

Organizations across the Mid-Ohio Valley have begun their efforts to ensure all local kids start the school year with the supplies they will need.


Related Topix: Kids, Family, Parkersburg, WV

Smith named chief deputy

Wood County Sheriff Ken Merritt said Monday he hates to see Chief Deputy Shawn Graham go but is confident in the man who will replace him.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Lughnasadh, Parkersburg, WV

Williamstown approves Graham as police chief

Wood County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Shawn Graham was unanimously approved as the new police chief during a special city council meeting Monday.


Related Topix: Williamstown, WV

Mon Jul 21, 2014

SPOT Clinic all about the numbers

For Humane Society of Parkersburg Executive Director Michelle Earl, the animal shelter's low cost spay and neuter facility - the SPOT Clinic - is all about the math.


Related Topix: Parkersburg, WV, Vaccinations, Health

Wood County sheriff names Smith chief deputy

Sheriff Ken Merritt announced this morning that Smith, a 25-year veteran of the department, would be sworn in as chief deputy on Aug. 1, replacing Shawn Graham, who is leaving at the end of the month to become the chief of the Williamstown Police Department.


Related Topix: Lughnasadh, Life, Holidays

Ex-'Buckwild' cast member arrested in Rockport

Ashley Nichole Whitt, 22, of Charleston, was charged with grand larceny auto, along with 34-year-old Zanesville resident Wade Robert Mitchell.


Related Topix: Charleston, WV, Williamstown, WV

West Virginia Metro

West Virginia victims in New York plane crash

A Wood County man died Saturday morning in a plane crash in New York that also claimed the lives of his daughter and a friend.


Related Topix: Air Accidents, Vienna, WV

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

UP: To the 42nd West Virginia Interstate Fair and Exposition which concludes its run tonight at the Wood County 4-H Fairgrounds on Butcher Bend Road, in Mineral Wells.


Related Topix: Mineral Wells, WV (Mineralwells, WV), Auvil, WV, Parkersburg, WV, Junior, WV, Jackson County, WV

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Interstate Fair concludes today in Mineral Wells

A spell of cooler temperatures that is uncommon for mid-July has helped draw crowds this week to the 2014 West Virginia Interstate Fair and Exposition in Mineral Wells.


Related Topix: Mineral Wells, WV (Mineralwells, WV), West Virginia, Harrisville, WV, Elizabeth, WV, Junior, WV

Jury sides with Cross against Wood BOE

After less than two hours of deliberation, the Wood County Circuit Court jury in the case of Adam Cross vs. the Wood County Board of Education found in favor of Cross.