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Worthington women present golf awards

PARKERSBURG — The Worthington Women’s Golf Association (WWGA) closed its 2018 season with a luncheon and presentation of awards at the clubhouse. A rainy September forced cancellation of the annual 18-hole and 9-hole club tournaments. Therefore, the Executive Committee honored all of ...

Liberty United Brethren Church celebrates 150 years of service

CUTLER — A small country church at the edge of Washington County marked 150 years of worship and service this past weekend. You won’t find the Liberty United Brethren Church by accident. Hidden in the hills north of Bartlett, it sits at the top of a rise, surrounded by forest and, as ...

History, scares combine in Mid-Ohio Valley walking tours

PARKERSBURG — October brings Halloween and seasonal scares for the Mid-Ohio Valley. Susan Sheppard has operated Haunted Parkersburg Ghost Tours for 22 years. “I’ve always loved the paranormal, ghosts and Halloween,” she said. The inspiration for the local tours came after a visit ...

Walking tours explore Athens Asylum

ATHENS, Ohio — A number of activities organized by the Southeast Ohio History Center and centered on the historic Athens Asylum are being held during the month of October in Athens. Walking tours of the Athens Asylum have been expanded in October by the history center. Asylum tours are ...

Trinity Episcopal Church bringing improvements

PARKERSBURG — Trinity Episcopal Church is making improvements to its parking lot at Fifth and Juliana streets with recently installed fencing and stone pillars. The black fencing ties in to the church’s iron fence across Fifth Street and the stone complements the church’s stone, said the ...

Morgan Grimm Memorial Regatta set for today

PARKERSBURG — The third annual Morgan Grimm Memorial Regatta will be today at the Parkersburg High School Crew/OVRC boathouse at 2201 Keever St. This event is open to the public and is a competitive rowing race with local and out of state high schools plus Ohio University Men’s and ...

Class of 1968 donates plaque, money to Parkersburg High School

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg High School’s Class of 1968 presented a plaque and a check to the school Thursday morning as part of the class’s 50-year anniversary. The plaque showcases the names of about 80 graduates, and will be displayed in the front entrance of the school. “The ...

Norwood Thanksgiving dinner finds organizer

MARIETTA — A Thanksgiving tradition that goes back a dozen years will go ahead again this year thanks to the intervention of a newly arrived family in Marietta. Until a couple days ago, Pastor Brian Webber of the Norwood United Methodist Church feared the church’s annual Thanksgiving ...

West Virginia Symphony Orchestra to present Lee Greenwood

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra is presenting its first Super Pops in almost 20 years as Lee Greenwood and his band joins the Symphony in the newly renovated Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center on Oct. 20. “It will be a spectacular evening with American icon Lee ...

Canine Costume Contest to raise funds Saturday

BELPRE — GFWC Belpre Woman’s Club has partnered with Brett Lyons of Crazy Bone Pet Spa for the fourth year to sponsor the Canine Costume Contest Saturday. Registration starts at 1:30 p.m. at Belpre’s Civitan Park as part of Belpre Lions Club’s Apple Butter Stir-Off. Entry fee per ...

Habitat for Humanity contest entries on display at Vienna ReStore

VIENNA — The general public still has a week to cast its vote in the Habitat for Humanity Restore by ReDesign contest. Contest entries are on display at the ReStore display room at its 16th Street location. “This is our second year to host the event and while we received about the ...

Belpre Apple Butter Stir Off set for weekend

BELPRE — Four decades in the making, the 40th annual Belpre Apple Butter Stir Off will be Saturday and Sunday at Civitan Park. The event will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday with concessions, crafters and vendors, live entertainment and activities. After many ...

Blennerhassett Mansion to be lit by candles this weekend

PARKERSBURG — The annual Blennerhassett Island by Night — The Mansion by Candlelight program will offer visitors to Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park the chance to step back in time to experience an autumn celebration as it might once have been done in the years when it served as ...

Allied Artists of WV Juried Exhibition opens at Parkersburg Art Center

PARKERSBURG — The work of artists from across the state of West Virginia will be on display for the next month at the Parkersburg Art Center in downtown Parkersburg. The Allied Artists of West Virginia Juried Exhibition will open with a reception and award ceremony from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at ...

Foliage Tour offers Washington County stops this weekend

DART, Ohio — The 29th annual Fall Foliage Tour and Antique Engine/Equipment Show will celebrate the fall change of colors Saturday and Sunday at several locations along Ohio 26 north of Marietta. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday and is sponsored ...

Marietta College presenting ‘Refraction: An Illustrated Journey’

MARIETTA — The Marietta College Art Department is pleased to present “Refraction: An Illustrated Journey. An Exhibition of Illustrations and Infographics by Christina (Biedenbach) Ullman ’93,” on display in Gallery 310 through November 30. An opening reception and brief gallery talk ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Players to host Fall Festival of Family Fun

MARIETTA — The Mid-Ohio Valley Players will be presenting several programs in October as part of the community theater group’s Fall Festival of Family Fun and Friday. The programs will be offered at Players Theatre at Third and Putnam streets in downtown Marietta. Tickets are available at ...

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German Fest PARKERSBURG — The seventh annual German Fest will be Saturday at First Lutheran Church, 1701 19th St. Activities will begin at 11 a.m. and food will be served until 3:30 p.m.. Other activities will continue until 4 pm. Homemade German food concessions are a major part of the ...

Sunday walk raises money for Women’s Care Center

PARKERSBURG — Women’s Care Center had a turnout of 209 walkers who braved the unseasonable hot temperature at this year’s Walk for Life at Parkersburg City Park on Sunday. This event is held each year to raise financial support for the free medical services and resources provided ...