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Kids’ art show displayed at Capitol

CHARLESTON —The inaugural Almost Heaven Art Exhibition featuring the work of West Virginia students in grades K-12 will be on display outside the Governor’s Reception Room in the West Rotunda at the Capitol. The show is sponsored by the office of the governor and the Department of Arts, ...

Gingery exhibit at WesBanco

PARKERSBURG — The Melony Gingery art exhibit may be viewed during January at WesBanco Bank, 415 Market St., Parkersburg. The exhibit hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gingery is an artist, sculptor and dreamer. Her art exhibit will ...

Parkersburg, Marietta theaters announce January performances

PARKERSBURG — A number of shows will be presented in January and February at the Smoot Theatre in Parkersburg and the Peoples Bank Theatre in Marietta. * At the Smoot, Paragon Ragtime Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 2. Tickets are $40 for adults and $20 for students. Tickets can be ...

Sisters Health Foundation names grant recipients

PARKERSBURG — The Sisters Health Foundation Friday announced the grant awards for the Fall 2018 cycle. Twenty-five nonprofit organizations in the Mid-Ohio Valley received funding from the foundation to support its vision of “healthy people in healthy communities.” The foundation Board of ...

Henderson Hall presentation set

MARIETTA – Henderson Hall Plantation will be the topic at the next regular meeting of the Civil War Round Table of the Mid-Ohio Valley at 7 p.m. Jan. 17 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 230 Second St. Pamela Douglas Brust, volunteer researcher, historian and author at Henderson ...

Local sisters honored for historical work

PARKERSBURG — Two sisters from Parkersburg have been recognized for their contributions to historical preservation and genealogy in Central West Virginia, particularly Gilmer County. Doris and Mary Radabaugh were honored by the Hacker’s Creek Pioneer Descendants Inc. of Horner, W.Va. ...

Gospel choir concert helps Blueprints

PARKERSBURG — The Gospel Music Reunion Choir raised money for Blueprints during the choir’s annual Christmas Concert on Dec. 7 at South Parkersburg Baptist Church. The evening was comprised of scripture and songs of the season that shared the story of Jesus. The love offering received ...

Marietta, Parkersburg theaters to continue seasons

PARKERSBURG — With the start of 2019, the Actors Guild of Parkersburg and the Mid-Ohio Valley Players in Marietta will be presenting the second half of their seasons with a variety of comedies and dramas. The upcoming Guild shows are: * “Disney’s Aladdin Jr.” will be the annual ...

Parkersburg woman wins ‘Junior Miss Ability’ title in Morgantown

PARKERSBURG — Madelon Kerns, 21, of Parkersburg was crowned “Junior Miss Ability” at the 14th annual “Miss Ability Pageant” on Dec. 15 in Morgantown. Kerns said she has a busy year ahead of her and can’t wait for all the activities to begin. The pageant is for “special ...

Mid-Ohio Valley set to ring in 2019

PARKERSBURG — Mid-Ohio Valley residents will have a number of activities and events to choose from as they celebrate the end of 2018 and the arrival of 2019 on New Year’s Eve. Some of those will include: WOOD COUNTY * In Parkersburg, the Blennerhassett Museum will be holding its first ...

Schrader Youth Ballet to present Winter Dance

PARKERSBURG — The Schrader Youth Ballet will be presenting its annual “Winter Dance” production on Saturday at the Smoot Theatre in downtown Parkersburg. Tickets for Saturday’s performance at the Smoot can be obtained by calling 304-422-PLAY or by visiting the theatre’s website. ...

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Ballroom Dance Party MARIETTA — A ballroom dance party will be 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the O’Neill Center. Admission is $5. Bring a snack. Dress is casual. For more information and to show interest call 740-373-3914. *** Concert VIENNA — Elvis tribute artists Jim Forshey and Hank Poole ...

Marietta thrift store benefits Ohio Wilderness Camp

MARIETTA — Those looking to support wilderness activities for young boys struggling with trauma and behavior issues have a new way to give, through a thrift shop that opened this week on Pike Street. The Trading Post is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday with extended hours to 8 ...

New Year’s Eve events slated throughout Mid-Ohio Valley

PARKERSBURG — Mid-Ohio Valley residents will have a number of activities and events to choose from as they celebrate the end of 2018 and the arrival of 2019 on New Year’s Eve. Some of those will include: * In Parkersburg, the Blennerhassett Museum will be holding its first “Big Band ...

Teen continues Christmas tradition at House to Home in Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG — The weather outside was frightful, but the atmosphere inside House to Home was delightful as the day shelter held its annual Christmas luncheon and received gifts from a longtime supporter. Wirt County High School alumna Skylar Bogan delivered 100 shoeboxes filled with ...

Parkersburg Art Center offering gift of creativity

PARKERSBURG — If you need an out-of-the-box holiday gift for anyone on your list or are making a New Year’s resolution to try something new for yourself, the Parkersburg Art Center has some suggestions. “We suggest giving the gift of creativity,” said Jessie Siefert, art center ...

Volunteers prep meals for Wood County seniors

PARKERSBURG — A local hotel, its staff and a group of volunteers donated their time and collected donations so many area seniors could have a good Christmas holiday meal this week. The Wood County Seniors Association partnered with the Comfort Suites Hotel in Mineral Wells to help sponsor ...

Mid-Ohio Valley churches to host Christmas dinners

PARKERSBURG — Communal Christmas Day meals have been a tradition in the Mid-Ohio Valley for years and that practice continues this year. * Gihon Tabernacle Evangelical Methodist Church will hold a free community Christmas breakfast from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday at the church at 1906 Gihon Road in ...

Live Nativity opens at Sweetapple Farm Saturday

VINCENT — Heading into the holiday weekend one farmer in Vincent is hoping the public comes by either Saturday or Sunday night to hear a special Christmas story. “The community supports us all year long and this is our way of giving back at the end of the year and spreading a little ...

Blennerhassett Museum to hold New Year’s celebration

PARKERSBURG — For the first time, the Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History will host a New Year’s Eve celebration on Dec. 31 at the museum at Second and Juliana streets in downtown Parkersburg. “The museum’s first ‘Big Band Bash’ debuts with a remarkable evening of music, ...