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Three Nominated for Parkersburg Interim Mayor

An aerial view of downtown Parkersburg.

Three people have been nominated to serve as interim mayor in Parkersburg.

The Wood County Democratic Executive Committee released the names Thursday night. They are committee chair Jane Burdette, former Parkersburg Mayor Jimmy Colombo and Pleasants County Chamber of Commerce executive director Jody Murphy.

The nominations now go before Parkersburg’s City Council, which will choose one of them to serve until the 2016 election.

Mayor Robert Newell retired last week ahead of a hearing on petitions to remove him from office.