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Pancake fundraiser to be held on Tuesday

MARIETTA — The Flip It Forward Free Pancake Day fundraiser supporting WVU Medicine Children’s will be held 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the International House of Pancakes in Barboursville, Beckley, Bridgeport, Charleston, Morgantown, South Charleston, Athens and Marietta. Guests will be ...

Boil-water advisory lifted in Parkersburg

The boil-water advisory issued Thursday afternoon has been lifted by the Parkersburg Utility Board. The utility board issued the notice after a water line break on Garfield Avenue. The advisory was in effect for the area from 13th Street south to First Street and Garfield Avenue east through ...

Tyler County woman donates liver to man in need

MIDDLEBOURNE — Selfless acts are committed each day by people looking to lend a helping hand. However, none may be quite as serious and touching as the act committed by Middlebourne resident Jodi Holberton. After a fall at the family farm in April 2018, Vance Williams, who is from ...

Matheny elected West Virginia University student body vice president

MORGANTOWN — Madison “Madi” Matheny of Mineral Wells has been elected student body vice president at West Virginia University. Joining Matheny, a 2017 graduate of Parkersburg South High School, on the election ticket were student body president Kate Dye, of Clarksburg, and 10 ...

Mark Stuart bringing Nashville sound to Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG — Mark Stuart is returning Thursday, March 14, to help kick off the 2019 Mid-Ohio Valley Americana Music Series in Parkersburg. "Mark has been a longtime supporter of our music series in Parkersburg," said Children's Home Society of West Virginia CEO Steve Tuck. "I met Mark ...

Boil-water advisory announced in Parkersburg

The Parkersburg Utility Board has issued a boil-water advisory for the area from 13th Street south to First Street and Garfield Avenue east through downtown to Quincy and Green streets. The advisory was issued after a water main break along Garfield Avenue near Fourth Street, the board ...

Parkersburg Actors Guild looks to feed hungry students

PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Actors Guild is collecting non-perishable food for schools to give to students. The collections started with the production of “The Game’s Afoot, or Holmes for the Holidays,” said Dixie Showalter, director of the play written by Ken Ludwig. The show ...

Parkersburg, Marietta theaters ready shows

PARKERSBURG — The Smoot Theatre in Parkersburg and Peoples Bank Theatre in Marietta will offer three shows, including one Irish themed concert. In Marietta, Peoples Bank Theatre will present local musicians Jess Baldwin, RJ Cowdery and Leigh Stubbe performing at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets ...

RUNA to bring Irish music to Marietta

MARIETTA — Celtic roots band RUNA will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and the release of its new album at 8 p.m. March 16 at Peoples Bank Theatre. Celebrating its 10-year anniversary as a band, the multi-award winning group is releasing its sixth album, “TEN: The Errant Night,” on March ...

Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History to host Heritage Quilt Show

PARKERSBURG — The 15th annual Heritage Quilt Show will be held March 9-17 at the Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History in downtown Parkersburg. The exhibit opens Saturday with an opening reception 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission will be regular museum admission. Along with standard ...

Kenneth G. Gilbert art on display at Parkersburg WesBanco

PARKERSBURG — The Kenneth G. Gilbert art exhibit will be on display at WesBanco Bank, 415 Market St., during March. It may 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. Gilbert will be displaying his pen and ...

Artsbridge hosting Erica Ash art exhibit

PARKERSBURG — Local artist Erica Ash will be on display during the month of March at the Artsbridge office at 925 Market St. The exhibit is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday in the Artsbridge lobby. On March 10, Ash will be having a Free Art Day from 1-3 p.m. at Artsbridge ...

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Fish fries PARKERSBURG — Area organizations will be holding Lenten fish fries over the next few weeks. * Parkersburg Knights of Columbus will be 6 p.m. Friday at 1010 Market St. in downtown Parkersburg. The menu will include baked or fried Fish, steamed or fried shrimp or sides. The event ...

Read Aloud WV expands, seeks volunteers

PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Chapter of Read Aloud West Virginia is looking for volunteer readers as it expands into Greenmont Elementary School. A Read Aloud WV Reader Orientation will be held at 10 a.m. March 14 in the board room at the Wood County Schools Central Office at13th and Plum ...

Junior League recognizes March as DD Awareness Month

PARKERSBURG – The Junior League of Parkersburg has designated March as DD Awareness Month. The League hopes to raise awareness about the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all areas of community life, as well as awareness to the barriers that people with disabilities ...

River City Blues Festival set for March 15-16

MARIETTA — The 28th annual River City Blues Festival will return for another year in March with a throwback to its earliest years on March 15-16. Instead of a separate competition in February, the annual River City Blues Competition has returned as a part of the March event with several ...

Make-A-Wish seeking out volunteers

PARKERSBURG —Make-A-Wish needs local residents to volunteer to assist with fulfilling wishes. The organization is looking for new volunteers in Barbour, Berkeley, Braxton, Brooke, Doddridge, Gilmer, Grant, Hampshire, Hancock, Hardy, Harrison, Jefferson, Lewis, Marion, Marshall, Mineral, ...

Tommy Bowden to speak at Boy Scouts dinner

VIENNA — A two-time Atlantic Coast Conference Coach of the Year will be the keynote speaker in March at the 50th annual Community Leadership Dinner of the Kootaga District of the Buckskin Council Boy Scouts of America. Tommy Bowden was a wide receiver at West Virginia University who was ...

Oak Ridge Boys returning to Peoples Bank Theatre

MARIETTA — Marietta is becoming a regular stop for The Oak Ridge Boys on their national tours. The Tennessee-based vocal quartet with many hit songs since forming in the 1960s will be performing at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 4 at Peoples Bank Theatre in Marietta. Tickets are now on sale. ...