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Master Gardeners classes taking root at Parkersburg church

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 ...

Nehlen meets with longtime friends James, Fahlgren

PARKERSBURG — Hall of Fame coach Don Nehlen visited his longtime friend Smoot Fahlgren at Fahlgren’s home in Wood County Friday. Fahlgren, a retired advertising company owner and executive who is in the West Virginia Business Hall of Fame, celebrates his 89th birthday today. Nehlen and ...

Parkersburg Homecoming Festival begins Friday

PARKERSBURG — The 2019 Parkersburg Homecoming Festival runs Friday through Sunday at Point Park and downtown Parkersburg. The schedule of activities includes: FRIDAY * 5 p.m. to close: Bingo * 5:30 p.m.: High School Bands/Color Guard entrance into Point Park * 6-9 p.m.: Kids Fest ...

West Virginia State Honey Festival all the buzz this weekend

PARKERSBURG — The 2019 West Virginia State Honey Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday at City Park. The festival will run from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children ages 7-13 years and free for ages 6 and under. Now in its 39th ...

Smoot Theatre to hold ensemble auditions

PARKERSBURG — The Smoot Theatre vocal ensembles will hold auditions at 4 p.m. Monday at the Smoot Theatre, 213 Fifth St. The ensembles are the Children’s Chorus for boys and girls in fourth through sixth grades, the Girls Ensemble for girls in grade seven and up and the Boys Ensemble for ...

Waterford Community Fair to begin this week

WATERFORD — To highlight productive, dedicated and disciplined work, the first of this year’s Washington County fairs kicks off this week in Waterford. “It’s all about the kids, those late nights when the barn lights are still on as we drive home,” said Kendrick Schwendeman, 25, in ...

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Oldies Night MCCONNELSVILLE — The Ohio Valley Opry will host the annual Oldies Night on Saturday at the Twin City Opera House in historic downtown McConnelsville in Morgan County. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the show will begin at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door, in ...

Parkersburg native leads All-Army men’s softball team

FORT SILL, Okla. — The All-Army men’s softball team tryouts are underway with a new coaching staff, a pro-style combine, and a focus on speed and game-situation processes, or softball I.Q. Head coach Sgt. Maj. Dan Davis, a Parkersburg native, and assistant coach Chief Warrant Officer 4 ...

Ritchie County to host West Virginia Heroes Day event

HARRISVILLE — An expanded West Virginia Heroes Day: A Salute to First Responders honoring first responders will be held Friday, Sept. 13, at the Ritchie County 4-H Grounds on West Virginia 16 outside of Harrisville. Organizers are inviting first responders from the region to be recognized ...

Parkersburg greenhouse hopes to grow more than food

PARKERSBURG — In hopes of growing more than just fresh food, but also community ties and a road to recovery, Community Resources Inc. (CRI) has partnered with United Way of the Mid-Ohio Valley to create Hope Grows, a Thrive-connected community garden. “Hope Grows will operate out of a ...

West Virginia Symphony Orchestra-Parkersburg to hold concerts

PARKERSBURG — The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra-Parkersburg has a series of concerts scheduled for its 2019-2020 season. The concerts will be held in the auditorium at Blennerhassett School on Jewell Road south of Parkersburg. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students. All ...

Blues duo returning to Mid-Ohio Valley for performances

MARIETTA — Upright Records recording artists Liz Pennock & Dr. Blues are returning to the Mid-Ohio Valley as part of their 2019 Summer Tour. The piano/guitar blues duo relocated from the Marietta area to St. Petersburg, Fla., in 1996. Besides their Florida shows, they also tour in the ...

Nelsonville theater to host Old Time Fiddlers Competition

NELSONVILLE, Ohio — Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville will host the Ohio State Old Time Fiddlers Competition on Friday, Aug. 16 at 6 p.m. This event is part of Nelsonville’s Parade of the Hills. Whether you’re a fiddler or someone who enjoys fiddling, this contest offers something ...

Worthington Women’s Golf Association celebrates 70 years

PARKERSBURG — The Worthington Women’s Golf Association continued its celebration of 70 years of golfing with the annual “Fun Day” on July 18. Twenty-two teams of ladies representing various golf courses throughout the region started the day with a continental breakfast served on the ...

Wirt County Fair continues through Saturday

ELIZABETH — The 2019 Wirt County Fair, which opened Wednesday, will continue today through Saturday at the Camp Barbe 4-H grounds along W.Va. 14 near Elizabeth. The fair features track events, entertainment, concessions, carnival rides and livestock programs. Daily admission is $7 ages 3 ...

Rivers, Trails and Ales Festival opens today

MARIETTA — For the ninth year, guided outdoor activities across the Mid-Ohio Valley are expanding as part of the Rivers, Trails and Ales Festival. “New this year we’re really expanding our kid’s offerings, our beer fest and our healthy lifestyle promotion,” said festival director ...

Elmer art on display at Parkersburg WesBanco

PARKERSBURG — The Linda Elmer art exhibit is on display through the month of August at WesBanco Bank, 415 Market St., Parkersburg. The exhibit can be viewed during regular business hours of Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Elmer has been ...

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Dinner PARKERSBURG — A rib dinner will be held 6 p.m. Friday at the Knight of Columbus, 1010 Market St. The event is open to the public. Call in orders for takeout at 304-428-0331. *** Movie Night PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Family Resource Network will host its final Movie Night ...

Gallery: National Night Out

National Night Out is an annual event that is celebrated on the second Tuesday of August in thousands of communities. The purpose of National Night Out is to foster positive relationships between law enforcement and the community. The Parkersburg Police and Fire Departments held the event at ...

Honey Festival to be held Aug. 17-18

PARKERSBURG — The 2019 West Virginia State Honey Festival will be Aug. 17-18 at City Park. The festival will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 17 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 18. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children ages 7-13 years and free for ages 6 and under. Now in its 39th year, the ...