Community News

Hundred mourns death of fire chief

HUNDRED, W.Va. — The Hundred community and surrounding areas are in mourning after the passing of Hundred Volunteer Fire Department Chief Bert Anderson. Hundred Mayor Charles Goff said Anderson passed away at his home on Saturday afternoon. He was 43. “Our thoughts and prayers are with ...

September Wacky 5K honors Cinglie

PARKERSBURG — This past March, Temple Challenge began its eight Wacky 5K series to promote living a healthy lifestyle. The TC Wacky 5Ks are held at the City Park on Saturday mornings or Sunday afternoons. They are free for the community and can be done by any fitness level. Stacy ...

Think pink: Poolside event raises funds to fight breast cancer

VIENNA — The Pink By Poolside fundraiser at the Vienna home of Dr. Abdi and Manijeh Ghodsi had a record number of attendees on Friday night. Tickets cost $100 each, and according to Abdi Ghodsi, over 360 tickets were sold, and many other guests paid entry at the door. Proceeds from the ...

McKibben, Allen, Neale to join PHS Football Hall of Fame

PARKERSBURG — The oldest living Big Red first team all-stater as well as a member of a state championship and runner-up team who became a tireless PHS supporter and the brother of probably the most famous PHS football player make up the second group of the 2018 class of Parkersburg High ...

Ghost Stories supplement accepting submissions

PARKERSBURG — Halloween is on Oct. 31 and The Parkersburg News and Sentinel’s “Ghost Stories,” the annual anthology of all things other wordly, is encouraging readers to send in their tales of the supernatural. Coincidence? We don’t think so. The award-winning “Ghost ...

Peoples Bank welcomes ensemble

MARIETTA — Sofi and the Baladis, a musical ensemble from Israel, will perform 7 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Peoples Bank Theatre as part of the Arts Midwest World Fest. The five-member ensemble, led by singer Sofi Tsedaka, features performances of musical traditions from Israel’s diverse ...

Career Center rewards excellence

MARIETTA — Eighty-five students who made the Washington County Career Center rewarded W.I.S.H. List during the fourth nine-weeks of last school year were rewarded with activities. W.I.S.H. is an acronym for Willfully maintaining positive behavior, Intrinsically motivated to achieve good ...

Gallery: Edison Middle School delivers food

Edison Middle School’s sixth-grade Empowerment Class, led by teacher Katie Radcliff, gathered produce out of the school’s community garden to donate and deliver to the food pantry at Old Man Rivers. This Empowerment class is part of a program which encourages students to take ownership ...

Harvest of Hope delivers 1 million pounds of food

MARIETTA — The Washington County Harvest of Hope celebrated an achievement on Aug. 9. It has saved one million pounds of food and distributed it to numerous agencies serving the hunger needs of the community. Each week, the Harvest of Hope refrigerated truck travels throughout the valley ...

Local Out of Darkness Walk set for Sept. 22

Staff Report PARKERSBURG — Suicide Prevention Week will be observed Sept. 9-17, leading to the annual Out of Darkness Walk on Sept. 22 to raise awareness of the issue. Resources and services are available for residents who believe they are having a mental health emergency, said Tristam ...

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Dinner PARKERSBURG — The Knights of Columbus will hold a meatloaf dinner at 6 p.m. Friday at 1010 Market St. The event is open to the public. Call-in orders may be made to 304-428-0331. Yard sale PARKERSBURG — Five local historical groups will hold a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. ...

Market to host merchants, artists

PARKERSBURG — Artsbridge will hold its second Market Street Merchants and Artists Walk of the summer season from 5-7 p.m. Friday along Market Street in downtown Parkersburg. Businesses and organizations throughout Market Street are participating by remaining open and by sponsoring an artist ...

Sternwheel Festival kicks off Friday

MARIETTA — The 2018 Ohio River Sternwheel Festival will run Friday through Sunday at the Ohio River Levee in downtown Marietta. In addition to this year’s headliners, several local acts will be featured including Steve and Bev Pottmeyer, Marietta High School Band and Choir, and ...

Basket exhibit to be held at Art Center

By WAYNE TOWNER wtowner@newsandsentinel.com PARKERSBURG — An award-winning basket exhibit will be on display through September and early October at the Parkersburg Art Center. Judith Saunders, an artist from Norfolk, Va., will bring her plaited basketry to the art center for an exhibit ...

Art, music exhibitions to be held at college

MARIETTA — The Marietta College Art Department will present an evening of art and music with two exhibitions and a live performance by Back Porch Alibi from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 14. On display in Gallery 310 through Sept. 22 is “Velvet Forms: Figure Drawings by Laida Carro.” Cuban American ...

Smith to perform at Twin City Opera House

McCONNELSVILLE —Connie Smith will perform at the Ohio Valley Opry’s 18th Anniversary Show on Sept. 15 at the Twin City Opera House. “I feel so fortunate to have been introduced to Nashville in the early sixties. It was a magical time in country music; country artists were encouraged to ...

Cookbook recipes needed by Sept. 9

PARKERSBURG — Time is running out to submit entries for the Parkersburg News and Sentinel Cookbook. The 64th edition of the Cookbook includes the annual contest in which a grand prize winner is chosen by a panel of judges. Entries will be accepted: ∫ By mail to Cookbook Editor, The ...

The Little Miss-Mr. Sternwheel Pageant set for Friday

MARIETTA — The Little Miss-Mr. Sternwheel Pageant will be 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Lafayette Hotel ballroom in downtown Marietta. The pageant is open to the public. Contestants between the ages of 5-8 years will be judged on poise, appearance, public speaking and personal interview. The ...

Vienna Senior Citizens Association meeting

VIENNA — The Vienna Senior Citizens Association had a covered dish luncheon/business meeting at noon Aug. 10 in the Vienna Senior Citizens Building. Every one brought a dish of food to share and spagetti and garlic bread were furnished. President Ida Mae Blair welcomed members and guests ...