Special Collections Event May 3&4, Erickson All Sports Facility, 8am to 2pm

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Recycling efforts on the rise
Reusing items around the house helping the environment

PARKERSBURG - One man's trash is another man's treasure, the old saying goes...► Learn More

Mineral Wells Couple recognized by SWA

PARKERSBURG - Jim and Kay Hill of Mineral Wells were honored as the Volunteers of the Year for their environmental efforts on behalf of the Wood County Solid Waste Authority...► Learn More

FEMA assessing damages
Local Officials hoping to recoup costs

PARKERSBURG - The Federal Emergency Management Agency, with the West Virginia Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, is still assessing damage from summer storms and power outages while local officials hope to recoup some of the costs incurred...► Learn More

County parks see damage

PARKERSBURG - Wood County parks sustained damage and were the victims of vandalism and theft after Friday night's storm ripped through the area... ► Learn More

Officials warn of spoiled food

PARKERSBURG - State and area health officials are encouraging residents to be wary of spoiled food following last week's storm and blackout...► Learn More

Hundreds Volunteer at River Sweep

WILLIAMSTOWN - More than 200 volunteers from around the Mid-Ohio Valley helped clean up local waterways Saturday during the 2012 Ohio River Sweep, officials said...► Learn More

Recycling awareness increases locally

PARKERSBURG - Local interest in recycling and "going green" has been increasing for nearly two decades since the city of Parkersburg initiated a curbside recycling program...► Learn More

Spring Cleanup begins
Event continues today until 4 p.m.

PARKERSBURG - The two-day Wood County Spring Cleanup continues today from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. in the parking lot of the Erickson All-Sports Facility off Camden Avenue in south Parkersburg...► Learn More

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

UP: To the approximately 400 people who participated in this past Wednesday's Walk at Lunch. Sponsored by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and the city of Parkersburg, the participants walked several blocks downtown from Bicentennial Park to Highmark headquarters...► Learn More

Blue, gold recycling cans placed at Little League fields

PARKERSBURG - Little League fields in Wood, Wirt and Pleasants counties will sport recycling cans with helmets on top that will translate into funds to purchase supplies for the teams...► Learn More

Waste disposal open to all Mid-Ohio Valley residents

PARKERSBURG - The annual Wood County Spring Cleanup will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the parking lot of the Erickson All-Sports Facility off Camden Avenue in south Parkersburg...► Learn More

Parkersburg Catholic receives special recycling trailer

PARKERSBURG - Four years ago, the incoming seventh-grade class at Parkersburg Catholic High School decided to start a schoolwide recycling program and on Thursday they were rewarded for their hard work to help the environment with a brand new recycling trailer...► Learn More

DuPont Washington Works
DuPont adds 100 jobs

WASHINGTON, W.Va. - DuPont Washington Works saw an increase in sales and added about 100 new jobs in 2011, but the economic climate continues to present challenges...► Learn More

Recycling event brings crowd

I can attest to the local demand and need for recycling.

Last Saturday, I inched forward in a serpentine line of cars and trucks for two hours before reaching the Parkersburg Recycling Center, where electronics were being dropped off...► Learn More

Complaints lodged against CES

PARKERSBURG - Harris Highway neighbors of Central Environmental Services LLC presented a petition to Wood County commissioners signed by 111 neighbors who are unhappy with what they say is "excessive noise," "strong smells" and around-the-clock operations at the firm...► Learn More

Hundreds recycle electronics
Officials plan more events

PARKERSBURG - Hundreds of people waited in traffic Saturday to drop off old and unwanted electronics at the Parkersburg Recycling Center.

"We had a great turnout," said John Reed, director of the Wood County Solid Waste Authority. "A lot of people came by and dropped off a lot of electronics."...► Learn More

Electronics recycling collection scheduled

PARKERSBURG - A free electronics recycling event will be 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Parkersburg Recycling Center at 100 24th St., near the Memorial Bridge in Parkersburg...► Learn More