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  1. Easter program growsRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | NewsandSentinel.com

    Assuming the snowy results of winter storm Thor have melted away and the Easter Bunny isn't walking around on snowshoes, in less than two weeks spring may have sprung as Parkersburg High School is the host of the third annual Parkersburg Spring-Easter Celebration. The March 17 event begins at 6 p.m. on the front lawn of PHS with the lighting of the 10-foot tall Easter Basket, according to coordinator Kiki Angelos.

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  2. Ashley Flowers waives hearingRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | NewsandSentinel.com

    Ashley Flowers, who is on leave from her job as the Parkersburg finance director, appeared in Wood County Magistrate Court Wednesday for a preliminary hearing on two felony charges. Flowers, 30, 2615 Cypress St., Parkersburg, waived the preliminary hearing on two charges of child neglect before Magistrate Brenda Marshall in Wood County Magistrate Court.

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  3. High water, snow cause chaos on area roadsRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | NewsandSentinel.com

    Rain, and not snow, was the cause of problems throughout the area Wednesday morning and afternoon as flood warnings were issued for Parkersburg, St. Marys, Coolville, Marietta, Beverly and Belpre by the National Weather Service in Charleston. Later that evening, as the rain turned to snow, Wood County roads became treacherous and impassable in areas.

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  4. Joan Carol Belcher SmithRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | NewsandSentinel.com

    She was born in Charleston, W.Va., on Oct. 20, 1944, daughter of the late Virgil Lee Belcher and the late Helen Malinda Markle Belcher. She graduated from Parkersburg High School in 1962 and attended Mountain State College.

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  5. Flowers waives hearingRead the original story

    12 hrs ago | NewsandSentinel.com

    The finance director who is on paid leave from the city of Parkersburg waived a preliminary hearing this afternoon in Wood County Magistrate Court. The two felony charges of child endangerment were bound to the grand jury against Ashley Flowers.

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  6. CooperationRead the original story

    Yesterday | NewsandSentinel.com

    As local officials recounted what they had learned from a January trip to Minot, N.D., it became clear one element for facing a natural gas boom in the Mid-Ohio Valley is already in place cooperation. "They have similar resources to what we have here in Parkersburg, maybe a little bit more," said Parkersburg Mayor Bob Newell.

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  7. Attorney in city lawsuit addresses textsRead the original story

    Yesterday | NewsandSentinel.com

    ... the city. Merriman said he has up to 120 days to do so under the West Virginia Rules of Civil Procedure. Still, Parkersburg's insurance company has retained the Charleston law firm of Shuman, McCuskey and Slicer for the case at the suggestion of ...

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  8. Newell complaint being investigatedRead the original story

    Yesterday | NewsandSentinel.com

    The complaint was submitted to the commission Jan. 27 by Wood County Republican Party Chairman Rob Cornelius, who referenced an anonymously distributed set of electronic files he said indicates Newell was engaged in an affair with Finance Director Ashley Flowers that resulted in misused municipal money, time and property and an excessive raise for Flowers. On Tuesday, Cornelius provided the Parkersburg News and Sentinel with a copy of a letter he received from the commission, dated Feb. 19. It says the review board "has determined that the allegations set forth in the complaint you filed would, if taken as true as they are required to be at this stage of the process, constitute a violation of the Ethics Act."

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  9. SBA Helps Small Businesses "Find the Green" during the month of MarchRead the original story

    Tuesday | PressReleasePoint

    ... Me The Money Workshop Thursday, March 5, 2015, 6:00 p.m. Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Council, 531 Market Street, Parkersburg, WV, 26101 In addition to banks, there are other options for funding your new small business, including microloans, personal ...

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  10. Ethics panel to investigate complaintRead the original story

    Tuesday | NewsandSentinel.com

    Wood County Republican Party Chairman Rob Cornelius, who filed the complaint, today provided The Parkersburg News and Sentinel with a copy of the response he received from the West Virginia Ethics Commission. Dated Feb. 19, it says the commission's Probable Cause Review Board "has determined that the allegations set forth in the complaint you filed would, if taken as true as they are required to be at this stage of the process, constitute a violation of the Ethics Act."

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  11. Crunch time for South PHSRead the original story

    Tuesday | Big News Network.com

    ... throughout the social media spectrum and is administered by Mainstream Media EC on behalf of Big News Network. PARKERSBURG -Despite two lopsided wins during the regular season, a third victory for Parkersburg South against John Marshall in tonight's ...

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  12. Olin C. "Rusty" KnightRead the original story

    Monday | NewsandSentinel.com

    Olin C. "Rusty" Knight, 87, of Mineral Wells, W.Va., passed away March 1, 2015, at Health South in Parkersburg. He was born Aug. 13, 1927, in Grantsville, W.Va., a son of the late Wilbert J. and Bessie M. Williamson Knight.

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  13. Gary L. CampbellRead the original story

    Monday | NewsandSentinel.com

    ... his life work and stories about Grantsville life. He was always ready with a joke. Gary was a member of South Parkersburg Baptist Church, 50-year member of Eureka Lodge #40, Parkersburg Scottish Rite of Free Masonry, Nemesis Shrine, and Grantsville ...

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  14. Andy Nestor named chief fire inspectorRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | NewsandSentinel.com

    Parkersburg Chief Fire Inspector Andy Nestor is shown Monday in his fourth-floor office at the Municipal Building. He was sworn in to the job on Feb. 17 after more than 18 years with the Parkersburg Fire Department.

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  15. Mayor spent at least $351 on Ind. hotelRead the original story

    Monday | NewsandSentinel.com

    A receipt for an Indianapolis hotel room apparently referenced in a recorded conversation between the mayor and finance director shows a base charge of $319 for the accommodation and $116.54 in room service charges that were later repaid. The document was one of many obtained by The Parkersburg News and Sentinel last week through a Freedom of Information Act request.

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  16. Number of drug-related deaths upRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | NewsandSentinel.com

    ... There are some that were a combination of pills, alcohol and an injection with the drugs," St. Clair told The Parkersburg News and Sentinel. "Sometimes resuscitation is attempted and they die later in the hospital, some were found at their ...

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  17. Crunch time for South, PHSRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | NewsandSentinel.com

    Despite two lopsided wins during the regular season, a third victory for Parkersburg South against John Marshall in tonight's Class AAA regional final is not a guarantee. On the other end of town, the Big Reds from Parkersburg look to send shockwaves across the state when they travel to top-ranked Morgantown for another Class AAA regional final.

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  18. Pickleball craze hits valleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 1 | NewsandSentinel.com

    People who are interested in taking up Pickleball now have the chance every Sunday for the next few months to come out to West Virginia University at Parkersburg to try it. "It is a craze that is sweeping the nation," said J.B. Skidmore, organizer of the Pickleball Open Play events at WVU-P.

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  19. Hays did it the Big Red wayRead the original story

    Sunday Mar 1 | NewsandSentinel.com

    ... place, but until each individual match is over and the last second has expired, anything goes. Not long after Parkersburg Big Red senior 160-pounder Trapper Hays concluded his career with a second state crown by capturing the Class AAA title via a ...

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  20. Fish friesRead the original story

    Sunday Mar 1 | NewsandSentinel.com

    A number of local organizations and groups are holding fish fries during the Lenten season. A fish fry will begin at 6 p.m. today at the Knights of Columbus, 1010 Market St., Parkersburg.

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