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Parkersburg Homecoming Festival comes to a close

Local News

PARKERSBURG — Even with hot temperatures throughout the weekend, the 2019 Parkersburg Homecoming Festival came to a rousing finish as the ZZ Top tribute band ZZ-KC took to the stage at Point Park. The band played a collection of ZZ Top favorites including “Pearl Necklace,” “Got Me ...

Enthusiasts busy as bees at West Virginia State Honey Festival

Local News

PARKERSBURG — For a second day, City Park was abuzz with all things bees and honey Sunday during the 2019 West Virginia State Honey Festival. Hundreds of people came to City Park and the pavilion for crafts, vendors, concessions, entertainment and other activities on Saturday and Sunday. ...

Community members turn out for Waterford fair

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WATERFORD — With hogs squealing, farm tractor engines roaring, children laughing on carnival rides and people of all ages eating their favorite fair food, the 61st annual Waterford Community Fair again brought the Beverly/Waterford community together for four days of fun and agricultural ...

Bird Watcher’s Digest spreading its wings in Thompson’s honor

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MARIETTA — Continuing the legacy left by the Bill Thompson III, Bird Watcher’s Digest is not only increasing its Reader Rendezvous,’ but also celebrating the Marietta-based publication’s history with plans for an archival museum. “We are growing and in 2020 will be traveling to ...

Vandalism leaves a trail of destruction in woods around Marietta

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MARIETTA — A foray into the woods may soon end in injury on hiking and biking trails in the area. Photos appeared Friday on local Facebook groups documenting direct safety risks added this week to trails in the Norwood area. The photos show trees deliberately stretched across the Upper ...

Master Gardeners classes taking root at Parkersburg church

Community News

PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Extension Master Gardeners will hold its annual 10-week Training Course starting Sept. 3. Classes are held 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1710 23rd St., Parkersburg. The fee for the training course is $100, which covers the cost of speakers and ...

West Virginia DOH readies Mid-Ohio Valley projects

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PARKERSBURG — The West Virginia Division of Highways has several project this week. In Wood County, the DOH will be closing Wood County Route 8, Summit Road, today for a culvert replacement project beginning about 0.16 miles from the intersection with W.Va. 14 at milepost 1.36. Crews will ...

Annual parade kicks off Parkersburg Homecoming events

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PARKERSBURG — Even without rides, the Parkersburg Homecoming Festival attracted crowds of people to enjoy many different events Saturday as the annual event continues today in downtown Parkersburg. The afternoon kicked off with the annual Homecoming Parade, and even though it was humid, ...

Honey Festival makes sweet early visit to City Park

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PARKERSBURG — The 2019 West Virginia State Honey Festival kicked off Saturday and will continue today at City Park in Parkersburg. The festival will run from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children ages 7-13 years and free for ages 6 and under. Normally held on ...

Hive of Activity: A behind-the-scenes look at Mister Bee

Business

PARKERSBURG — Mister Bee potato chips have been made in Parkersburg for nearly 70 years, but today the process is more efficient than ever. West Virginia Potato Chip Co. majority owner Mary Anne Ketelsen invested more than $2 million in new equipment that more than tripled production ...

Whopper of a Burger King opens on Washington Boulevard in Belpre

Business

BELPRE — Burger King has opened in Belpre, the first in the city and the ninth in the chain of the local franchisees. The restaurant opened Monday for a special introductory event for all employees of the restaurants under Charton Management, local officials and first responders from the ...

CVB helps sponsor TV coverage of national powerboat races

Local News

MARIETTA — The 2019 Riverfront Roar is over and in the books. However, for powerboat fans everywhere television coverage will air on AT&T Sport Net Pittsburgh at noon today and 11;30 a.m. Aug. 23 and then on MAV-TV at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 4 and 11. The Marietta-Washington County Convention ...

Ewing School offers free lunch, breakfast program

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MARIETTA — Ewing School will continue to participate in a free breakfast and lunch program for the 2019-2020 school year. All students enrolled at Ewing may participate in the School Breakfast Program and the National School Lunch Program. Household applications are not required to receive ...

Washington County Fair begins Aug. 31

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MARIETTA — The 2019 Washington County Fair will feature fun, activities, rides and other attractions from Aug. 31 to Sept. 3 at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Marietta. Daily admission will be $8 with children 6 and under admitted free. A season or membership pass will be $25. The ...

Kroger makes online-shopping service available at Seventh Street

Business

PARKERSBURG — Kroger last week launched an online-shopping service at its Parkersburg store at 2007 East Seventh St. Pickup, formerly known as ClickList, offers customers the opportunity to shop online and pick up their groceries without ever having to enter the store. Kroger waives the ...

Wieser and Cawley going out of business

Business

MARIETTA — A long-time, family owned store specializing in high-end furniture and home decor in Marietta is closing. Wieser and Cawley, a furniture store with showrooms on 25,000 square feet of floor space on Colegate Drive, was established in 1886 and has had four generations of family ...

iHeartMedia gives Craig Bommer top marketing post

Business

PARKERSBURG — Craig Bommer has been named iHeartMedia market president for the Wheeling and Parkersburg markets effective immediately. Bommer, a marketing and sales veteran, has been in the Wheeling-Parkersburg market for 17 years and also was the vice president of business operations for ...