Community News

Actors Guild of Parkersburg slates yard sale

PARKERSBURG — A massive yard sale of props and costumes from the many shows produced over the years by the Actors Guild of Parkersburg will be held this weekend at the downtown theater. The sale includes hundreds, if not thousands, of costumes, old clothing, stage props, equipment and ...

Ribbon cut at playground in Parkersburg’s Southwood Park

PARKERSBURG — City officials cut the ribbon on playground equipment at Southwood Park Friday morning, joined by some kids who were already familiar with the new additions. The project was funded by a $35,000 federal Land and Water Conservation Fund grant matched equally by the city ...

Students at Beverly-Center Elementary collect coins for cancer fight

BEVERLY — September was Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and the students of Beverly-Center Elementary worked together, saved coins and earned money to put toward a  local childhood cancer  foundation. On Friday afternoon, students filled the gym at Beverly-Center Elementary to ...

Lions Club of Parkersburg to hold Halloween 5K Run and Walk for Sight

PARKERSBURG — The Lions Club of Parkersburg will hold a sporting event on Oct. 29 with the Halloween 5K Run and Walk for Sight. The race will begin at 9 a.m. and follow a USA Track and Field certified course around City Park, onto Washington Avenue and returning to the park. On-site ...

Late Parkersburg native honored at Ohio stadium

NELSONVILLE, Ohio — A celebration of David Earl Boston’s life and accomplishments was held Oct. 1 on the 50-yard line of the stadium named in his honor. Boston, a native of Parkersburg, was co-captain of the state champion Parkersburg High School football team in 1958 and a legendary high ...

ReStore to close doors during Habitat for Humanity efforts

VIENNA — ReStore operated by Habitat for Humanity of the Mid-Ohio Valley will be closed on Thursday for staff and volunteers to work on two Habitat homes. Homes No. 95 and 96 are under construction at Seventh Avenue and Thomas Street in Parkersburg. ReStore is at 600 16th St. in ...

Alzheimer’s Association auction slated for today in Marietta

MARIETTA — It’s the opposite of a car crash, which can claim a loved one quickly and violently, with no warning. Alzheimer’s disease slowly strips away memories and independence and takes loved ones away one day at a time, say those who have witnessed it first-hand. “He just slipped ...

Williamstown High School names homecoming court

WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown High School will crown its Homecoming Queen and King during the halftime ceremonies of the homecoming game against Parkersburg Catholic High School on Oct. 21. The coronation and dances, which will follow the game, will culminate a week of spirit activities ...

New exhibit unveiled at Parkersburg Art Center

PARKERSBURG — A new exhibit featuring 29 watercolorists from throughout West Virginia will open Sunday at the Parkersburg Art Center in downtown Parkersburg. The West Virginia Watercolor Society’s All-Member Exhibition will begin with an opening reception from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the art ...

Mansion by Candlelight slated at Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park

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 ...

Heritage Day set for Saturday in Belpre

BELPRE — The Belpre Historical Society will hold its ninth annual Heritage Day at the Museum from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Farmers Castle Museum Education Center on Ridge Street. This year’s Heritage Day will feature musician Roy Clark Jr. from 1-3 p.m., while the Pioneer ...

German Fest to be held at Parkersburg church

PARKERSBURG — The fifth annual German Fest will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at First Lutheran Church, 19th and Plum streets. The festival celebrates food and the German ancestry at First Lutheran. Food will be served until 3:30 p.m. with various activities continuing until 5 p.m. This ...

Teresa Crumbaker art display up at WesBanco in downtown Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG — The Teresa Crumbaker art exhibit may be viewed at WesBanco Bank, 415 Market St., during regular business hours of Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through the month of October. Crumbaker is a native of Parkersburg and her interest ...

Calhoun County Historical Society to present drama

GRANTSVILLE — The Calhoun County Historical Society will present “Legends and Lore” on Saturday and Sunday at Heritage Village in Calhoun County Park. The drama will be presented at 2 p.m. each day. Admission is $5. It is sponsored by The Calhoun County Historical Society. For ...

Tabby’s Clothesline helps dress needy students at Marietta High School

MARIETTA — A group at Marietta High School is helping fellow students with Tabby’s Clothesline, a closet on the fourth floor filled with the latest styles of tops, jeans, backpacks and more. Health Professions Affinity Community and the National Honor Society are always looking for more ...

Family Fun Day set for Saturday at Butcher Family Farm

WASHINGTON, W.Va — Butcher Family Farm, which has been around since the 1930s, will be hosting its yearly “Family Fun Day” from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday. There is no admission to the event. The Butcher Family Farm is located at 71 Peach Tree Lane in Washington, W.Va., off ...

Belpre Apple Butter Stir-Off slated for this weekend

BELPRE — The 38th annual Belpre Apple Butter Stir-Off will be 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Howes Grove Park. Admission is free. The event will include live entertainment, antique tractors, crafts, vendors and games and inflatables for the kids. A pretty baby ...

Parkersburg Pop Con to be held at West Virginia University at Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG — The first Parkersburg Pop Con will be 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at West Virginia University at Parkersburg. The event is open to all ages and admission is $5. Advance registration is available at Classic Plastics. A gaming competition begins at 2 p.m. Closing ...

Autumn Leaves Festival set for Saturday in Vienna

VIENNA — The second annual Autumn Leaves Festival will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Spencer Park on 28th Street. The Kiwanis Club of North Parkersburg is presenting the free event. The festival features three bands and other live entertainment, kids activities, crafts, food, working ...