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Mid-Ohio Valley Model Railroad Club chugging toward Train Show

PARKERSBURG — At one time, Parkersburg was a bustling hub of activity for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. With two passenger and freight stations in town — one on Sixth Street and one on Ann Street and other freight and maintenance facilities — the city was an important one to the ...

Parkersburg, Marietta theaters prepare for performances

PARKERSBURG — A number of performances will be featured in late October and early November at the Smoot Theatre in downtown Parkersburg and the Peoples Bank Theatre in downtown Marietta. Ticket information is available for the Smoot shows by calling 304-422-7529 or smoottheatre.com. Ticket ...

Volunteers pack historic Sumner School’s items for preservation

PARKERSBURG — Volunteers came to the former Sumner School Thursday morning to pack away artifacts and pictures to be stored at the Parkersburg Municipal Building to help preserve them. According to city development director Rickie Yeager, United Way Alliance of the Mid-Ohio Valley, ...

Sports Car Club of America sponsors autocross at Grand Central Mall

VIENNA — Grand Central Mall’s back lot will be full of cars and drivers today competing in an autocross sponsored by The Southern West Virginia Region of the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA). The first car off the starting line will be at 10 a.m. The action will continue until ...

City in England supports Parkersburg Pride

BRIGHTON, England — On Oct. 12, over 130 people in Brighton, England, attended an event celebrating Parkersburg Pride. The evening featured the international premiere of “OUTSPOKEN,” Emily Harger’s documentary about the LGBTQ community in Parkersburg and the failure of a ...

Meads receives 2019 Helping Hands Award

GLENVILLE — Judith Ann Musgrave Meads is the 2019 recipient of the Helping Hands Award presented by the women of Marthas and Marys, an ecumenical group of Gilmer County women representing 13 churches. A celebration will be held 3 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Glenville Presbyterian Church. ...

St. Marys barbecue to benefit Slow Down for the Holidays

ST. MARYS — St. Marys Galaxy Food Center will host its second barbecue Saturday afternoon to benefit the Slow Down for the Holidays program. Starting at 11 a.m., food will be available for purchase. This year’s menu features a meal of pulled pork sandwiches, cole slaw, baked beans and ...

Ranson, Lidderdale to enter Parkersburg High School Football Hall of Fame

PARKERSBURG — Two more Big Red football players will enter the Parkersburg High School Football Hall of Fame tonight at Stadium Field. Eric Ranson from the 1989-91 seasons and Joe Lidderdale, who played 100 years ago, will be honored at induction ceremonies prior to today’s PHS ...

WVU Jazz Ensembles to perform at SW Resources benefit

VIENNA — The 2019 SW Resources “See Our Best” benefit gala will feature members of the West Virginia University Jazz Ensembles on Oct. 25 at the Parkersburg Country Club. The benefit gala at 5 p.m. supports SW Resources, a nonprofit, community-based vocational rehabilitation facility ...

Parkersburg Art Center readies ArtOberfest

PARKERSBURG —The Parkersburg Art Center will hold its annual ArtOberfest from 5-10 p.m. Saturday in the 700 and 800 blocks of Market Street. Art vendors will provide demonstrations and sell their original artwork, pottery and gift items. The entry fee is a donation for the art center’s ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Players to perform ‘Frankenstein 1930’

MARIETTA — For Halloween, the Mid-Ohio Valley Players is bringing an adaptation of Mary Shelley’s literary classic “Frankenstein” to life for the next two weekends. “Frankenstein 1930” will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Players Theatre at Third ...

Marietta cancer fundraiser moves to new venue

MARIETTA — Rocking out with Ripstix, a steady beat and a mission Saturday, the fourth annual POUND for Pink event has a new venue in Marietta this year. “We’ll be doing a 45-minute setlist, this time outside of Rockstar Wellness, where my husband and I are opening up our wellness ...

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Used book sales PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg/Wood County Public Library and the Vienna Public Library will hold used book sales on Friday and Saturday. The sale at the Parkersburg Library is 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The preview sale for members of the Friends of the Library ...

Chuck Hawthorne to perform

PARKERSBURG — The Mid Ohio Valley Americana Music Series is welcoming back Austin, Texas-based songwriter Chuck Hawthorne to Parkersburg on Thursday evening. “We met Chuck in 2016, his agent had reached out to me and said he had a new artist with quite a unique musical start,” said ...

Christian band to perform at PHS Auditorium

PARKERSBURG — The band Classic Petra Rock, which was formerly named Petra, will be performing in the newly remodeled Parkersburg High School Auditorium at 7 p.m. Saturday. Classic Petra Rock is now doing a Back To The Rock 2 world tour. Petra, billed as one of the world’s most popular ...

Golden Girls grace Colonial House calendar

PARKERSBURG — The Colonial House Golden Girls Calendar has been finished and is available for purchase. This is the first fundraising project for the nonprofit Colonial House independent senior living facility on 23rd Street in Parkersburg. Gracing the pages of the calendar are ...

City Park to host Heart and Stroke Walk on Thursday

PARKERSBURG — The Mid-Ohio Valley hosts many walks each year, and on Thursday the community will come together to fight against cardiovascular disease at City Park in Parkersburg. The annual Heart and Stroke Walk will begin with registration from 5-6 p.m. with the walk starting at 6 p.m. ...

Trinity Used Book Sale set for Nov. 4-9

PARKERSBURG — The annual Trinity Used Book Sale will take place in early November at Trinity Episcopal Church on Juliana Street. Several other local book sales will take place during the month of October. The Trinity sale will be Nov. 4-9 at the church at 430 Juliana St. in ...

Warehouse Church brings food, fellowship to Quincy Park

PARKERSBURG — Church and community members came together Friday evening at Quincy Park in Parkersburg to enjoy food and fellowship in a new outreach program from the Warehouse Church. Several hundred people from the church at 3417 Murdoch Ave. and from the neighborhood around the park ...

Pioneer Ladies Civitan plan benefit

MARIETTA — It can be a challenge for those with developmental disabilities to navigate the waters of life, but the Pioneer Ladies Civitan hopes to help lessen the struggle. As part of its fundraising efforts, the organization will hold a Style Show and Salad Supper at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the ...