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West Virginia University at Parkersburg honors pageant contestants

PARKERSBURG — West Virginia University at Parkersburg celebrated the achievements of three students on Sunday at the historic Oakland mansion. Honored at The Crown, an afternoon trunk show, were Sarah Weeks, Miss West Virginia Collegiate America 2019; Aryah Redmond, Miss West Virginia High ...

Mother’s Day events set throughout Washington County

MARIETTA — Those in Washington County will have a multitude of events to choose from this weekend to show moms how much they care. From brunches and dinners to flea markets and motorcycle rides, this weekend will offer many tastes and activities for everyone’s mother to ...

Mother’s Day Artists Walk to get creative on Saturday

VIENNA — Artsbridge is presenting a Mother’s Day Artists Walk from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Grand Central Mall. The event is free and open to the public and will feature more than 15 local artists who will not only be displaying and selling their artwork but most of them will be ...

North Bend Bluegrass Festival begins Friday

CAIRO — The 25th annual North Bend Bluegrass Festival will be Friday and Saturday at North Bend State Park. The festival runs from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday and from 1 to 10 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $10 per person on Friday and $30 per person on Saturday. North Bend also offers packages for ...

Carpenter displays photos at Parkersburg WesBanco

PARKERSBURG — The Danny Carpenter photography exhibit may be viewed through the month of May at WesBanco Bank, 415 Market St., in downtown Parkersburg. The exhibit is open during regular business hour of Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Carpenter ...

Paw Paintings to raise funds for Humane Society of the Ohio Valley

MARIETTA — Collectors who would like to acquire a creative moment in the life of a dog at the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley are in luck. As a way of contributing to a community cause, the Marietta College Arts Department is offering Paw Paintings: An Exhibition and Auction to Benefit the ...

Gentlemen of Note to perform ‘Musical Moments on Mother’s Day’

PARKERSBURG — A new musical organization has been formed in Parkersburg called Gentlemen of Note which will present “Musical Moments on Mother’s Day” at 4 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church, 10th and Juliana streets, Parkersburg. Admission is free. The group will be joined by ...

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Spring flower sale PARKERSBURG —The second annual Spring Flower Sale to benefit the Doug McLain Memorial Scholarship Fund will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today at Third and Market streets in Parkersburg. The cost is $15 per basket. The event is being done by Family/Friends of Doug McLain and the ...

Colonial House residents dress up for calendar

PARKERSBURG — A fashion show was held Monday at the Colonial House with residents and Parkersburg High School Key Club members participating. The Colonial House is a senior living facility at 1517 23rd St. in Parkersburg. Colonial House residents dressed up in costumes provided by ...

BREAKING NEWS: Victims killed in fire identified

Authorities this afternoon identified the victims in a fire at Davisville around midnight Saturday. Killed were Robert Taylor, 58, and his wife, Charloette, 52, of 72 Spruce St., Davisville, Jason Baltic, chief deputy of the West Virginia Fire Marshal, said. A 6-year-old girl suffered smoke ...

Marietta theater sets summer-fall spotlight series

MARIETTA — A total of eight national touring artists will be featured in the 2019 Summer-Fall Spotlight Series at the Peoples Bank Theatre in Marietta. Marketing director Drew Tanner said the series comes just as the theatre celebrates its 100th anniversary. From Grammy Award-winning ...

Lori Zyla recognized as Wood County Teacher of the Year

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg High School teacher Lori Zyla has been named the 2020 Wood County Schools Teacher of the Year. The announcement was made in mid-April and Zyla will be recognized at an upcoming Wood County Schools Board of Education meeting. Zyla also will compete for West Virginia ...

Free adaptive golf clinic set for Vienna

VIENNA — Miller Prosthetics & Orthotics will host a free golf clinic for rehab personnel and community members with limb loss and other physical challenges on May 17 at Parkersburg Country Club. First Swing Learn to Golf, a program of the National Amputee Golf Association, will offer ...

Parkersburg Area Community Foundation receives national award

PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Area Community Foundation is among 10 nationwide winners of an award recognizing partnerships between foundations and government that have improved communities and the quality of life for low- and moderate-income residents. The Civic Leaders Fellowship Program, ...

Vidalia Onion Fest set for Saturday

ST. MARYS — The 2019 Sweet Breath of Spring Vidalia Onion Festival will be 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday in St. Marys. There will be music, food, plant sales, farmers market, crafts, a car cruise in, bingo, and other activities on Washington Street from Phillips Pharmacy to Riverside ...

West Virginia Symphony Orchestra Parkersburg to perform

PARKERSBURG — The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra Parkersburg will wrap up its 2018-19 season on Sunday with a performance of Double Treble at 3 p.m. at Blennerhassett School in Parkersburg. Tickets are $22 for adults and $10 for students and are available by calling 304-485-4200 or online ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Players ready to go Wilde

MARIETTA — Opening Friday, the Mid-Ohio Valley Players presents Oscar Wilde’s brilliantly clever comedic masterpiece “The Importance of Being Earnest,” at the Players Theatre (corner of Third and Putnam streets). It tells the story of two young gentlemen in London, who each live a ...

Children’s Toy and Doll Museum to open for season

MARIETTA — For the curators of the Children’s Toy and Doll Museum, and its fans and followers, toys and dolls are much more than child’s play. They are representations of culture, past and present. “Toys are history,” said museum volunteer and collector Teresa Spencer. “They ...

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WHS Choral Concert VINCENT — The Warren High School Choral Department will present its annual Spring Revue at 7 p.m. today and Friday at Warren High School’s auditorium. Admission is $7 at the door. All choirs and handbell groups will be performing, with selections from the last 30 years ...