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Very first Parkersburg Paddlefest goes well

September 15, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Paddleboards, kayaks and canoes filled with about 70 rowers participated in the inaugural Parkersburg Paddlefest on Saturday morning on the Ohio Rive. more »»


September 13, 2014 After nearly 11 hours of deliberation, a jury found Ira David Blair, 29, of Marietta guilty of the beating death of 68-year-old Frank Stephens on April 2, 2013. more »»

Empty and neglected properties have become a burden

September 13, 2014 Peeling paint, caved-in roofs and uncontrollable weeds are just a few notable features someone might use to describe a haunted house, but in plenty of neighborhoods, those sites can easily be found... more »»

Sentenced for drug trafficking

September 13, 2014 A Marietta man was sentenced to six months in jail and five years on community control Friday on charges of trafficking in drugs and possession of drug. more »»

Local triathlon is in ninth year

September 13, 2014 This year will mark the first year of participating in the First City Triathlon for Marietta resident Nan Williams, 53. “I always kind of wanted to do it,” she said. more »»

Oak Grove Christian

September 13, 2014 As the newly established Oak Grove Christian School opened its doors this month, the sounds of tiny footsteps and little laughter filled the classrooms in the Oak Grove Recreation Center for the... more »»

‘Win-win’ for farmers market and food pantries

September 13, 2014 After seven weeks of hosting local food pantries at its Saturday sale, the River City Farmers Market said the effort to increase awareness for local pantries and boost their food supply is going... more »»

Additional victims come forward in sex case

September 13, 2014 More victims have come forward alleging serious charges against a Parkersburg man arrested Thursday by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office for allegedly attempting to solicit sex and nude... more »»

Around town published Sept. 13

September 13, 2014 Beekeepers to meet Sept. 23 in Marietta The Mid Ohio Valley Beekeepers’ Association will meet Tuesday, September 23rd, 7 p.m., at the Washington County Career Center, Marietta. more »»

Blair: His story

September 12, 2014 Ira David Blair, 29, took the stand in his own defense during the fourth day of his murder trial Thursday. more »»

War on drugs

September 12, 2014 Specific plans were laid out to crack down on the local drug problem at the second meeting of the Washington County’s Community Leaders Engaged Against Narcotics (CLEAN) committee Thursday night in... more »»

Man accused of trying to pay mom for sex with girl, 12

September 12, 2014 A Parkersburg man was arrested on Thursday for allegedly attempting to buy sex with a 12-year-old Mid-Ohio Valley girl, officials said. Kevin R. more »»

4 arrests tied to pot sales

September 12, 2014 Four people were arrested Wednesday evening with connections to drug trafficking, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Offic. more »»

Contract to be extended on City Hall project

September 12, 2014 Members of Marietta City Council agreed to a five-week contract extension for the supervisor of the Marietta City Hall project during a meeting of public lands, buildings, and parks committee... more »»

New church opening soon

September 12, 2014 In the church that used to house the Family Worship Center in Reno, a new church is forming and nearly ready to hold services next week. more »»

Canton man sentenced over 1,136 grams of pot

September 12, 2014 A Stark County man was sentenced to six months in the Washington County Jail and five years under community control, plus court costs after being caught with 1,136 grams of marijuana during a traffi... more »»

Passenger helps in hit-skip probe

September 12, 2014 PARKERSBURG —Investigators were led to the suspect in a fatal hit and run this week by a passenger in the car with him when he allegedly struck a 15-year-old bicyclist, a West Virginia State Police... more »»

Sex offender sent to prison over wrong address

September 12, 2014 Sherman L. Larrimore II, 32, of 35 Orchard Road, Newport, was sentenced Thursday on a third-degree felony count of failure to provide a change of address. more »»

Murder trial

September 11, 2014 Whoever killed Frank B. Stephens more than a year ago used a lot of force to beat the 68-year-old to death, according to testimony from Montgomery County Coroner Dr. more »»

Truly historic

September 11, 2014 In the 1790s, Rufus Putnam’s house withheld the threat of Native American attacks feared by Northwest Territory’s pioneer settlers in its place within the Campus Martius fort. more »»



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