News and Sentinel Android app available

PARKERSBURG – Users of Android mobile devices now can access news from The Parkersburg News and Sentinel via a mobile application.

“The Andriod app joins the iPhone app, which was introduced late last year, as an additional way to get information about the area while you are using your phone,” said Art Smith newspaper Internet manager.

Both apps display the top story categories from the newspaper’s website at, including local news and obituaries.

The apps are designed to alert users when there is breaking news occurring in the area, Smith said.

To download either the Android or iPhone app, visit the website with the phone’s browser and follow the link to the download page.

More than 5,500 users have downloaded the iPhone app and view, on average, around 400,000 pages a month.

The Marietta Times also recently launched an Android app.