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16 hrs ago | NewsandSentinel.com

Sold For $3.8M

Two months after a local developer announced his intention to purchase 175 aces on Fort Boreman Hill, a deed filed in the Wood County Clerk's Office confirms the deal is complete.

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Related Topix: Boreman, WV, Newell, WV, Parkersburg, WV

Wed Aug 20, 2014

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What's Next?

West Virginia is changing - rapidly. But for many years public officials have spent a lot of effort and money in trying to catch up to the changes that have been mounting for decades.

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Related Topix: West Virginia, West Virginia Government, Ambrose, Alternative

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Memorial Wall

When the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall arrives in Parkersburg next week, it will bring with it the opportunity for visitors to pay their respects to a group of men and women whose service to their country often fails to garner the gratitude it deserves.

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Related Topix: Parkersburg, WV, Vienna, WV

Tue Aug 19, 2014

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Newell defends ambulance purchase

An ambulance purchased by the city Fire Department will be used only if no other ambulances are available, Mayor Bob Newell told City Council members Tuesday evening.

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Related Topix: Parkersburg, WV, Vienna, WV

Weirton Daily Times

Education program concerns growing

Growing concerns about West Virginia's version of Common Core educational standards have prompted some citizens - including a longterm legislator - to look into them even deeper, more than a year's worth of research that resulted in an informal organization dedicated to fighting it.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Joe Manchin, US Senate, Democrat, Core, WV, West Virginia, St. Marys, WV, Flinn, WV

Mon Aug 18, 2014

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What's Next West Virginia seeks public input

What's Next West Virginia seeks input from residents on needs, concerns and where they would like to see the state move in the future.

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Related Topix: West Virginia, Doddridge County, WV, Wetzel County, WV

West Virginia Metro

5 dead in 3 Sunday accidents

The first wreck occurred at just after 1 a.m. Sunday on Fairmont Road near Morgantown when two vehicles collided near Sugar Creek Road.

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Related Topix: Morgantown, WV, Putnam County, WV

Sun Aug 17, 2014

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Buses, crossing guards on duty

With school starting today, residents of Wood County are reminded to stop for all buses with red lights flashing, officials said.

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Related Topix: Parkersburg, WV, Vienna, WV

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Wood man's collection on exhibit at museum

In 2003, James L. Webster of Wood County wrote a book on the Wheeling Decorating Co., a business in Wheeling that closed in 1962.

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Related Topix: Wheeling, WV, Vienna, WV, Parkersburg, WV

Martinsburg Journal

Core Concerns

Growing concerns about West Virginia's version of Common Core educational standards have prompted some citizens - including a longterm legislator - to look into them even deeper, more than a year's worth of research that resulted in an informal organization dedicated to fighting it.

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Related Topix: Core, WV, US Politics, US News, Senator Joe Manchin, US Senate, West Virginia, Democrat, St. Marys, WV, Flinn, WV

Fri Aug 15, 2014

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Airport hosts thrills, saves pilots

Money From Other Funds Added to $12,000 Approved by State Tax Commissioner for Out-right Purchase of 400 acres; "Not a Cent More Taxes" to be Laid.

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Related Topix: Parkersburg, WV

Stars and Stripes

WWII warplanes draw fans of all ages in West Virginia

Earlier this week, Charlie Marshall of Williamstown was among hundreds of people to walk through one of only six B-17 Flying Fortress bombers still in flying condition when the Collings Foundation's "Wings of Freedom" flying tour made a three-day stop at Parkersburg's Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport.

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Related Topix: Williamstown, WV, Parkersburg, WV, World News, Germany, US Military, US Air Force

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Weirton Daily Times

Family agrees with plea in assault

A Mineral Wells man has been sentenced to three years of supervised probation after pleading Tuesday to two counts of unlawful assault.

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Related Topix: Mineral Wells, WV (Mineralwells, WV), Brooke County, WV

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Bill aims to help abuse victims

Local domestic violence victim advocates are behind proposed federal legislation that attempts to close some loopholes in the current federal law and could provide victims with more protection.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

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Wood BOE: Educations to be personalized

The Wood County Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the non-community and technical education county concentrations policy, which will create a Personalized Education Plan for every student in the county.

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Mon Aug 11, 2014

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Purchasing procedures changed

The Wood County Commission Monday again changed the limit on purchases which can be made without the commission's prior approval.

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Parkersburg, Vienna pitch for home rule

Parkersburg officials believe imposing a 1 percent sales tax would generate an extra $4.74 million annually, while Vienna leaders said doing the same would yield them $2.82 million more a year.

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Related Topix: Parkersburg, WV, Vienna, WV, West Virginia, Moundsville, WV, Weirton, WV

Sun Aug 10, 2014

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Edward F. McDonald

He was born Nov. 10, 1927, in Wood County, a son of the late Charles Henry McDonald and Della Elsie McDonald.

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Related Topix: Parkersburg, WV, Vienna, WV

Sat Aug 09, 2014

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Wood, cities enrolled in purchase card program

Many governmental entities are now using the West Virginia State Purchasing One Card Program, which returns 1 percent cash back on purchases made with the card.

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Related Topix: Parkersburg, WV

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Community Pillar

Community members and supporters turned out Saturday for the 33rd annual Harvest of Opportunities Benefit Auction for SW Resources at Grand Point Conference Center in Vienna, purchasing various items of interest and helping a longtime pillar of the community in the process.

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Related Topix: Vienna, WV, Parkersburg, WV, Beckley, WV

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