Latest Parkersburg News

Oncology unit opens at Roane General Hospital in WVa

Jan. 14, 2022 04:05 AM EST

SPENCER, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia hospital has opened a new oncology and infusion center. The unit opened Thursday at Roane General Hospital in Spencer in partnership with the West Virginia University Cancer Institute and WVU Medicine Camden-Clark Medical Center in Parkersburg....

Belpre music educator marches in Tournament of Roses Parade

Jan. 08, 2022 09:02 AM EST

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Marching in the Tournament of Roses Parade is an experience a Belpre music teacher will treasure for a long time. Robin White, Belpre Elementary music teacher and assistant band director for Belpre City Schools, was part of a marching band made up of 275...

FedEx Ground distribution center planned in Parkersburg

Dec. 26, 2021 13:12 PM EST

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Construction is expected to begin Monday on a FedEx Ground distribution center in south Parkersburg, West Virginia, according to a published report. A 250,000-square-foot facility is planned to be operational at the site in 2022, The Parkersburg News and...

Kanawha students speak to Space Force guardian

Dec. 26, 2021 09:04 AM EST

DAVISVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — The guest at Kanawha Elementary School on Tuesday showed third-graders a picture of a desolate rock formation and asked what they thought it was. One suggested a landslide. Another said a battlefield. A couple considered with whom they were...

Former WVa councilman enters plea in Capitol riot case

Dec. 17, 2021 12:17 PM EST

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A former councilman for the city of Parkersburg, West Virginia, who is charged with breaching the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts. Eric Barber, 43, admitted to entering the Capitol and stealing a portable...

Report: West Virginia unemployment fraud totals $83 million

Dec. 06, 2021 18:46 PM EST

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia paid about $83 million in fraudulent unemployment claims during 2020 because of the overwhelming number of claims processed by the state, a report shows. Released on Sunday, the audit prepared by the Legislature’s Performance Evaluation...

Parkersburg man discusses being openly gay race car driver

Dec. 05, 2021 09:08 AM EST

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — An article in the latest issue of Sports Illustrated features a local race car driver and the seeming culture clash he faces as a gay dirt track competitor. “I’m just an old country boy from West Virginia who happens to be openly gay,”...

Florida man sentenced in West Virginia investment scheme

Dec. 03, 2021 17:29 PM EST

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A Florida man was sentenced to more than seven years in federal prison Friday for bilking more than a dozen investors out of nearly $5 million. Phillip W. Conley of Jacksonville, Florida, was sentenced in federal court in Clarksburg for his...

Holly Forbes joining crooner Murphy on WVa holiday tour

Dec. 03, 2021 04:07 AM EST

LOGAN, W.Va. (AP) — “America’s Got Talent” winner Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. is bringing along a friend to his series of West Virginia holiday concerts this month. Murphy announced Thursday on social media that former “The Voice” contestant Holly Forbes will...

New sheriff takes over after previous official retires

Dec. 02, 2021 11:40 AM EST

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — There's a new sheriff in a West Virginia town where the previous one retired amid allegations of inappropriate behavior and a hostile work environment. Rick Woodyard was sworn in Wednesday as the new Wood County Sheriff with numerous county...