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Carlin’s Battery D planning open house

PARKERSBURG — Carlin’s Battery D, a Wood County Civil War re-enactors group, will hold its 10th annual Veterans Open House 2 p.m. Monday at the unit’s headquarters at Fort Boreman Historical Park. Cannon demonstrations and displays are planned. Everyone is invited. The Civil War ...

Rodney Barbour bringing concert to Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG — Rodney Barbour of Cincinnati will be in concert at First Presbyterian Church, 1341 Juliana St., on Sunday at 6 p.m. The concert is free and open to all. Barbour is a concert organist with close to 50 years experience as an organist, pianist, keyboardist, trombonist, ...

Mid-Ohio Valley slates Veterans Day celebrations

PARKERSBURG — A number of parades and ceremonies are planned in honor of Veterans Day throughout the Mid-Ohio Valley. One local event is planned for the holiday on Sunday, while the parades and programs will be held on the Monday immediately after the holiday. * The Veterans Museum of the ...

Trees of Our Heritage begins Sunday at Blennerhassett Museum

PARKERSBURG — The Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History will present its annual Trees of Our Heritage Christmas Tree exhibit beginning Sunday. An open house will kick off the exhibit from 1-3 p.m. Sunday at the museum at Second and Juliana streets in downtown Parkersburg. This ...

Erin McKown displaying artwork in WesBanco lobby

PARKERSBURG — Local artist Erin McKown will be displaying her multi-medium art exhibit through November at WesBanco in downtown Parkersburg The Erin McKown 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 ...

Ohio Valley University to present “Alice Revisits Wonderland”

PARKERSBURG — The Ohio Valley University Theatre Department will present “Alice Revisits Wonderland” this weekend at the OVU Erickson Theatre on College Parkway. The show will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 per person. The play is ...

Warren High School to present murder mystery dinner theatre

The Warren High School Drama Department will be presenting a Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre production at 6 p.m. Nov. 16 in the Warren High School cafeteria. The play they will be performing is Pajama Party Murders by Eileen Moushey. The play includes multiple actors and actresses. Many of ...

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Concert VIENNA — The Ohio Valley University Performing Arts Series will present Bobby Maynard and Breakdown at 6 p.m. today at Roberts Chapel on the OVU Campus, 1 Campus View Drive. The event is free and open to the public. Donations of non-perishable food items for the OVU Food Pantry will ...

Trump asks Sessions to resign

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned Wednesday as the country's chief law enforcement officer after enduring more than a year of blistering and personal attacks over his recusal from the Russia investigation. Sessions announced his resignation in a letter to President ...

Marietta program to spotlight Civil War nurse

MARIETTA – A presentation on Civil War nurse Mother Bickerdyke, portrayed by Carolyn Caskey, will be held at the Civil War Round Table of the Mid-Ohio Valley meeting at 7 p.m. Nov. 15 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 230 Second St. Mary Ann (Ball) Bickerdyke was a caregiver to ...

Sports reporter Steve Hemmelgarn retires after 46 years

PARKERSBURG — One of the most recognizable sportswriters in the Mid-Ohio Valley retired Friday from The Parkersburg News and Sentinel. Steve Hemmelgarn started with the newspaper in 1972, back in the day when Jim Snyder was sports editor and Jim Young was the editor of The News. Hemmelgarn ...

Peoples Bank Theatre slates new season

MARIETTA — Peoples Bank Theatre has announced its 2019 Winter-Spring Spotlight Series with eight national touring artists highlighting the theater’s 100th anniversary. The shows include concerts, comedy, acrobatics and silent movies with live accompaniment. The headliners are Amy ...

Wayne Smith inducted into West Virginia Marching Band Directors Hall of Fame

PARKERSBURG — A retired music teacher at Tyler Consolidated High School was inducted Saturday into the West Virginia Marching Band Directors Hall of Fame. Wayne Smith, a 1977 graduate of Parkersburg South High School, was inducted into the Hall of Fame in a ceremony at Laidley Field in ...

Trinity Used Book Sale nearing

PARKERSBURG — The annual Trinity Used Book Sale will be held next week at Trinity Episcopal Church on Juliana Street in downtown Parkersburg. The sale will be Nov. 5-10 at the church at 430 Juliana St. in Parkersburg. Proceeds from the longtime sale are split among the church’s programs ...

Parkersburg Choral Society to hold fall concert

PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Choral Society will kick off its 2018-2019 season with the Fall Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church on Juliana Street in Parkersburg. Admission to the concert is free to the public with donations accepted at the door. Following the ...

Artists-on-Tour to visit Mid-Ohio Valley schools

PARKERSBURG — The American Pops Orchestra will present “A Very Silly Vaudeville” for Artsbridge Artists-on-Tour in local elementary schools from Nov. 5-8. The performance is suggested for third- and fourth-grade students. Luke Frazier, founder and music director of the American Pops ...

Unique Boutique set for weekend in Marietta

MARIETTA — The 34th annual Fall Unique Boutique is just around the corner. The boutique is a semi-annual sale of business attire for adults and seasonal clothing for all ages, all stocked by donation and sold at a bargain. “Goodbye storage room,” Chris Lisk, co-chair of the event, ...

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Casino Night PARKERSBURG — The West Virginia University at Parkersburg Media and Communication Club will host Casino Night at 5:30 p.m. today in the Student Lounge. There will be casino games, concessions and a live and silent auction with goods donated from local businesses. Doors open at ...

Marietta dinner to focus on World War I food history

MARIETTA — “Food Will Win the War” was a statement emblazoned on literature and posters distributed by the U.S. government in 1917 and 1918 as the nation became involved in World War I. How food on the family dinner table made a difference in war time will be the focus of The Castle and ...

Henderson Hall offers free tours to vets, military

From staff reports WILLIAMSTOWN — Henderson Hall will honor veterans and active duty military this week with free tours. On Friday and Saturday, veterans and active duty military and a guest can tour the hall at no charge. The free event also is in honor of Commandant Archibald Henderson, ...