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Former Parkersburg Mayor to Seek Job Again


  Former Parkersburg Mayor Jimmy Colombo says he’ll seek his old job following the retirement of Robert Newell.

Colombo tells the Parkersburg News and Sentinel that he plans to apply to become interim mayor because he loves the city.

A Wood County Democratic committee must nominate three potential replacements to Parkersburg’s City Council, which would select a candidate.

Colombo says he’s not assuming that he would be selected.

Colombo served as Parkersburg mayor from 1998 to 2005. The Democrat decided against seeking a third term.

The next election for mayor is in 2016. City attorney Joe Santer has been appointed acting mayor.