HARRISVILLE, W.Va. — Defendants appearing in Ritchie County Circuit Court through Jan. 19-20, pled guilty to charges filed against them, while having others dismissed due to agreement arrangements.


ELLENBORO, W.Va. — The Ellenboro Council conducted an abbreviated meeting to start the new year on Jan. 9 as a few members were absent and not much business had transpired since the last gathering.


CAIRO, W.Va. — Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Council (MOVRC) Project Manager Brad Morris attended the Cairo Council meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 3, and announced that the Governor’s office approved a congressional match of $750,000 for the town’s water project.


HARRISVILLE, W.Va. — In the first meeting of the New Year, the Ritchie County Economic Development Authority received information on how West Virginia University-Parkersburg works with local companies to educate students and prepare them for careers.


HARRISVILLE, W.Va. — Ritchie County High School teacher Ellie Windom gave a presentation about the 2024 Education First (EF) Summer trip to Ireland, Scotland and England when the Ritchie County Board of Education conducted its final meeting of the current year on Monday, Dec. 12.


HARRISVILLE, W.Va. – Harrisville Council conducted a public meeting prior to the regular session on Tuesday, Dec. 13, to hear concerns regarding the increased sewer rates; however, no residents were in attendance.

Harrisville, W.Va. – During the Board of Education meeting on Monday, Sept. 12, Superintendent Jim Brown confirmed rumors about leaving his position in Ritchie County. 

Harrisville, W.Va. - The Ritchie County Sheriff’s Tax Office has released new information on the delinquent real estate taxes/liens sold during the State Auditor’s Certified Land Sale.

Harrisville, W.Va. – Ritchie County Commissioner Stephen Worden tenured his resignation at a special meeting on Monday morning, Aug. 29, which was accepted by the remaining Commissioners, Sam Rogers and Randall Riggs.

HARRISVILLE, W.Va. – Alan Haught, Harrisville Mayor and head of Hughes River Water Board, gave Ritchie County Commissioners a brief report concerning the long-planned tank project.

Harrisville, W.Va. – The Ritchie County Board of Education welcomed Kari Rice and Jacob Clevenger as the two newest staff members when the group met Monday, July 25.

HARRISVILLE, W.Va. — Representatives of the Alvin F. Daubenspeck III estate, along with attorneys John Butler and Richard Marsh, came before the Ritchie County Commission on Thursday, July 14, with a dispute that has been going on since their father’s death in 2017.

HARRISVILLE, W.Va. – Plans for the new judicial annex slated to go up behind the courthouse were unveiled when the Ritchie County Commission met Thursday, June 9.


HARRISVILLE, W.Va. – A report was received by the Ritchie County Commission on Thursday, May 12, from George Eidel, Doddridge County Office of Emergency Management and Floodplain Director, who has been acting as Ritchie County’s interim director after the abrupt departure of Jim White from t…

HARRISVILLLE, W.Va. – Steve Jones, newly-retired North Bend State Park Superintendent, says he spent more time in this small community than anywhere else in a well-traveled life.

HARRISVILLE, W.Va. – Emergency Management Director and Floodplain Manager James White was relieved of his duties when the Ritchie County Commission met in special session on Tuesday, April 19.

HARRISVILLE, W.Va. – The pending sale of Pine View Nursing and Convalescent Center has been suspended for the time being after the facility’s attorney, George Cosenza, filed a complaint for an injunction and declaratory judgment against Kiley Boggs, Successor Trustee, and Wesbanco Bank, Inc.…

HARRISVILLE, W.Va. – Representatives of the Ohio River Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross presented their annual report to the Ritchie County Commission on Thursday, April 14.

HARRISVILLE, W.Va. – Drivers on McKinley Avenue, Harrisville, may have noticed a troubling sign announcing the upcoming auction and foreclosure sale of Pine View Nursing and Convalescent Home, a Ritchie County staple since 1941.

HARRISVILLE, W.Va. – On Monday, March 7, Judge Timothy Sweeney granted an injunction allowing a Ritchie County high school student to play baseball at Williamstown High School in Wood County. The injunction will continue until such time as the case is decided on its merits administratively.

HARRISVILLE, W.Va. – Ritchie County Commissioners agreed Thursday, March 10, to sign a Memorandum of Understanding regarding the settlement terms of the opioid litigation long in the works.

HARRISVILLE, W.Va. – Although the second round of ARPA funding has not yet been received by Ritchie County, the Commission started the task of designating where it will go at the February 10 meeting.

RITCHIE COUNTY, W.Va. – In November 2020, voters approved a $4.63 million bond to replace Harrisville Elementary and Creed Collins Elementary in Pennsboro, and renovate the high school athletic facilities.


HARRISVILLE, W.Va. – A six-person civil trial jury has awarded the Ritchie County Economic Development Authority $942,400 in damages against commercial developer Ronald Lane, Inc., of Clarksburg, W.Va., on a claim for wrongful trespass on its land.

HARRISVILLE, W.Va. – Commissioners voted to accept a half-million dollar contract with Pickering Associates to design and supervise construction of a new judicial building when Ritchie County Commission met Thursday, Dec. 9.

HARRISVILLE, W.Va. – Sheriff Terry Snodgrass requested funds for a new K-9 officer and introduced a new deputy when the Ritchie County Commission met Wednesday, Nov. 10.


PENNSBORO, W.Va. — Anyone living in Ritchie County — or really in any area of Appalachia — knows the effect drug abuse has on communities.