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Civil War Roundtable of the Mid-Ohio Valley to visit historic sites

MARIETTA — The Civil War Roundtable of the Mid-Ohio Valley will host a field trip in October featuring several important Revolutionary and Civil War period sites in New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania, including Valley Forge, Washington Crossing, Philadelphia’s historic district, and ...

Volunteers lend plenty of hands to United Way’s Day of Action

WILLIAMSTOWN — For the fourth year in a row the United Way Alliance of the Mid-Ohio Valley has focused its energy on helping local non-profits on the annual Day of Action. “The goal of Day of Action is really about connecting our community with ways to be engaged all year long,” ...

Habitat for Humanity of the Mid-Ohio Valley dedicates home

PARKERSBURG — A house is not a home without a family, and Thursday evening Habitat for Humanity of the Mid-Ohio Valley dedicated its 104th home for Natalie Enoch and her son Bryce Enoch, 6. “After almost two years I am so excited to begin moving in and creating our home,” said ...

Sour Mash Open accepting applications

PARKERSBURG — Applications are being accepted until July 1 for grants from the Sour Mash Open golf tournament presented by the Parkersburg Rotary Club and the Wood County Rotary Club. The 48th annual tournament will be held July 15 at the Parkersburg Country Club where Ladies Professional ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival starts Friday

PARKERSBURG — The 2019 Mid-Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival will feature three days of food, entertainment, vendors and other attractions Friday through Sunday at City Park in Parkersburg. Admission is free all weekend with hours from 6-10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Players opening ‘The Crucible’ on Friday

MARIETTA — Affairs, teenage accusations of witchcraft and the deep-seated religious beliefs of a Puritan community will come to life this Friday on the stage of community theater. The Mid-Ohio Valley Players, with a cast of 23, has stepped back in time to follow Arthur Miller’s classic ...

Annual Shakespeare Conference returning to Marietta

MARIETTA — At the end of June, the Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference will return to Marietta College for the first time since 2012. This is the 43rd annual meeting of the OVSC, a regional academic organization. The weekend will include expert speakers, workshops run by American Shakespeare ...

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Dinner PARKERSBURG — A rib dinner will be 6 p.m. Friday at The Knights of Columbus, 1010 Market St. The event is open to the public. Call in orders for takeout at 304-428-0331. *** Quarter Auction MINERAL WELLS — A quarter auction will be Saturday at the West Virginia Interstate ...

Police investigating stabbing on Avery Street

Parkersburg Police are investigating a stabbing fatality in the 2900 block of Avery Street. The bleeding man was discovered shortly after noon. Read the Story in The News and Sentinel on Wednesday.

Roller derby continues in Marietta

MARIETTA — They come from all age groups and occupations, but they all love roller derby. They are the Hell’s Orchard Roller Derby, a charter member of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association, also known locally as Hades Ladies. The home rink is the Marietta Roller Rink. Players ...

Ripley to host Mountain State Art and Craft Fair on July 4-6

RIPLEY — The 2019 Mountain State Art and Craft Fair will open on the Fourth of July and run through July 6 at the Cedar Lakes Conference Center near Ripley. The fair will be 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 4-5 and 8 a.m.-6 p.m. July 6. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and military personnel ...

Changes coming to Wood County Relay for Life

PARKERSBURG — Next year’s Wood County Relay for Life will have a new format organizers hope will encourage more attendance. Those in attendance at Tuesday’s Relay Team Wrap-Up Celebration in Parkersburg City Park voted to move the 2020 event from an overnight affair to a 6 p.m. to ...

NASCAR, victorious Truex honor Nick Null at Coca-Cola 600

­ CHARLOTTE — Martin Truex Jr. wasn’t the only name to cross the finish line first at NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 26. Nick Null’s name (CPO Null) was on the windshield of the No. 19 Toyota that Truex was driving for Joe Gibbs Racing when he won the ...

Shakespeare, ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ to hit Marietta stages

MARIETTA — The Pioneer Summer Theatre at Marietta College will present “Romeo and Juliet” and “Bye Bye Birdie” in June and July. Nine shows will be presented of the two productions – five of “Romeo and Juliet” and four of “Bye Bye Birdie” – starting with “Romeo and ...

Free Movies in the Park series starts tonight

PARKERSBURG — A free showing of “The Lego Movie 2” will be offered this evening at Quincy Park as part of the third annual Movies in the Park summer series organized by the Wood County Family Resource Network and Friends of Parkersburg’s Parks. Three movies will be shown at no charge ...

Vera Smith to represent Wood County at West Virginia State Folk Festival

PARKERSBURG — Vera Smith of Parkersburg, the 2019 Wood County Belle, will represent the county at the 70th annual West Virginia State Folk Festival in Glenville June 21-23. She is sponsored by the Community Educational Outreach Service (CEOS). The Belles from across the state will be ...

Parkersburg family wins at BBQ contest

PARKERSBURG — The Jackson family from Parkersburg was the best-performing team among state entries at the Mid Atlantic Barbecue Association Cup for West Virginia at Stonewall Resort last weekend. Chris and Erica Jackson’s competition barbecue team, Convicted Pigs BBQ, finished first ...

Actors Guild of Parkersburg to stage ‘On Golden Pond’

PARKERSBURG — The classic “On Golden Pond” will be presented by the Actors Guild of Parkersburg for three weekends in June. The show will be presented at the Guild Playhouse at Eighth and Market streets at 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday, June 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 2:30 p.m. June 23. Tickets ...

Fine Arts Day Camp set for June, July

PARKERSBURG — The Mid-Ohio Valley Ballet and Academy of Fine Arts will sponsor its annual Fine Arts Day Camp for two weeks in June and July. The camp will be noon-4 p.m. Monday through Thursday from June 24-27 and July 8-11. Pre-registration is required to attend. Family rates are ...

Fishing Derby set for Buckeye Park

MARIETTA — Children interested in fishing will get their chance Saturday morning during the 14th annual Peoples Bank Kids Fishing Derby at Buckeye Park in Marietta. Registration is from 8 to 9 a.m., with the derby to follow from 9 to 11 a.m. All local kids up to 16 years of age are ...