We at the Parkersburg Police Department would like to alert the public that we are currently investigating numerous bomb threats being delivered via email to area businesses. Though we must investigate each as though they are a credible threat, we believe this to be part of a larger incident that is happening across the nation today where bomb threats have been delivered via email to businesses and local government offices in Colorado, New Jersey, Ohio and various other states across the United States. Our investigators have analyzed the email and believe it to be a phishing scam often originating outside the United States in which the sender is attempting to induce panic and obtain funds from the threatened business. We will coordinate with our Federal Law Enforcement partners to expand the investigation until it is determined who the person or person(s) involved are.
December 13, 2018
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Starting Monday November 5th, Neal St., at the intersection of Neal and Rt. 95 near Speedway, will be closed due to street repair/rebuild. The repairs are expected to be completed by November 12th and Neal St. will be re-opened.
As colder weather begins to set in around the MOV, grants are still available to homeowners with specific home repairs that eliminate immediate health and safety concerns to its occupants. The City of Parkersburg is pleased to offer the Emergency Home Repair program. This program is made possible by the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
Eligible repairs include;
- Faulty roof: Serious roof problems due to wind, tree damage, fire, that threatens the intimidate safety or health of the residents.
- Heating system in winter: (October 1st to May 15th) A homeowners heating system breaks down and requires repair.
- Air conditioning in summer: (May 16th to September 30th) with a written letter from a licensed physician.
- Electrical problem: An inadequate electrical problem that creates either a fire or safety hazard.
- Plumbing problems: The plumbing system in the home needs immediate repair to avoid serious water damage to the structure, or a water utility must be replaced on the home in order to maintain a clean, safe source of water.
The single-family home must located within the corporate limits of Parkersburg, and be owner-occupied (no rentals or land contracts). Eligible homeowners must also be at or below 60% of the area median income ($32,100 for a household of 4). All household income will verified before a project can begin. During the time the Development Department is determining eligibility, a Housing Inspector will assess the issues, determine if repairs are eligible and start addressing the repair procedures according to the situation. All determinations of eligibility are left to the discretion of the Housing Inspector.
Participants will not be required to repay any portion of the grant.
If you have any questions about the program, please contact the City of Parkersburg Development Department:
The City of Parkersburg
One Government Square / PO Box 1627
Parkersburg, WV 26102
Phone: (304) 424-8519
Fax: (304) 424-8464
Construction on new ADA sidewalks along Avery Street, from 7th street to 13th Street, is slated to begin on Monday September 10, 2018. Improvements include the installation of new sidewalks, curb cuts, truncated domes, LED street lights and a new curb extension (bulb-out) feature at 10th and Avery. The bulb-out is designed to encourage slower turning speeds in the bend of the road and buffer pedestrians that use Quincy Hill steps for exercise or outdoor recreation. Work will start each day no earlier than 7:00AM and finish by 6:00PM in accordance with City Ordinance 0-621.
Funding for this project is made possible by the a MAP 21 (Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century) Enhancement Grant, which is administered by the West Virginia Department of Transportation – Division of Highways.
For questions regarding the construction schedule, please contact the Engineering Division at 304.424.8568. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate the public’s cooperation during the construction project.
City of Parkersburg
Development Projects Administrator
City of Parkersburg
Rickie Yeager, AICP
City of Parkersburg
Construction to Begin on ADA Splash Park
The City of Parkersburg is pleased to announce that Hunt Valley Contractors has been given a
notice to proceed to construct a new 10,000 sq. ft. handicap accessible splash park at the City
Park Pool. Construction is slated to begin in September with a project completion date of May
2019. The new facility will replace an underutilized basketball court next to the pool and
significantly enhance the amount of social and play offerings available at the City Park Pool.
To mark the occasion, this City will host a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, September 4
at 3 p.m. at the City Park Pool. Officials will also be announcing planned improvements for the
pool area. Light refreshments will be available immediately following remarks and local
residents are encouraged to attend.
To ensure the new facility appeals to a variety of users, three different play zones will be
constructed. They include a Tot Zone, Family Zone and Dynamic Zone. The Tot Zone will have
several low to the ground, but colorful water features that create soft water formations. This
zone will be located in the northwest corner of the splash pad. The next largest zone is
the Family Zone. The family zone is suitable for all age groups, including those adults still young at
heart. Water features will include two palm trees, water way and an AquaGather Station. The
AquaGather Station is particularly unique in that it will allows users of all abilities to have
complete control over the water flow—where it goes and how fast or slow it flows. The main
attraction, will be a new, ultra-modern playground in the Dynamic Zone called the HydroHub2.
The HydroHub2 combines raised platforms with interactive experiences to deliver a unique
water play experience. Linked by a bridge and tunnel, kids can navigate the structure while
dodging or being doused with overhead water effects. Equally fun will be two nearby towering
water features, one of which is called the FlashFlood. The FlashFlood is a 17-foot tall structure
that unleashes a torrent of water on people gathered below.
Hunt Valley is a family owned and operated business located in Owing Mills, Maryland. The
company employs 49 people and has a general contractor’s license in West Virginia. Hunt
Valley has more than 37 years of construction experience and 10 years of experience installing
Landscape Structures equipment across Maryland, D.C., Virginia and West Virginia, and is proud
to bring the City’s new splash park to fruition.