Community News

Rain drives Halloween celebration indoors

MARIETTA — With smiles in abundance and plenty of Halloween creativity being showcased, this year’s annual Halloween festivities were held in the Junior Fair Building at the Washington County Fairgrounds because of the rainy weather on Saturday. Typically, a Halloween parade takes ...

Pianist Miki Sawada to perform at Parkersburg Art Center

PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Art Center will be presenting a concert by pianist Miki Sawada at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Eighth and Market streets in downtown Parkersburg. The concert is part of Sawada’s Gather Hear Tour. Doors open at 6 p.m. and admission is free, although donations will be ...

Peoples Bank, Smoot Theatres ready November shows

PARKERSBURG — The Peoples Bank Theatre in Marietta and the Smoot Theatre in Parkersburg have several programs coming up during the month of November. In Marietta, full event details and ticket information for these events and more are available online at peoplesbanktheatre.com or by calling ...

Photo Gallery: Pledging to stay Drug Free

PARKERSBURG — Fairplains Elementary School wrapped up its Drug Awareness Week on Friday with a guest speaker and students signing a pledge to remain drug free. Fairplains’ annual event coincides with the national anti-drugs Red Ribbon Week.

Symphony performs in Wood County schools

PARKERSBURG — Members of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra-Parkersburg performed for Wood County students this week. On Oct. 22-23, all Wood County third-graders attended a series of concerts by the Shookstruck Trio comprised of three members of the WVSO: principal percussionist Matt ...

White begins tour at Artsbridge

PARKERSBURG — Amelia White, singer-songwriter from Nashville, will be performing in Parkersburg Saturday night as part of the Mid-Ohio Valley Americana Music Series. The 7 p.m. show will mark White’s fifth visit to Parkersburg for the series. White will be performing at Artsbridge at ...

Model train show, sale to be held

PARKERSBURG — Christmas will, indeed, come early for persons interested in model railroading and trains, in general, as the Mid-Ohio Valley Model Railroad Club hosts its 23rd annual Show and Sale this weekend. The event, set for Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at West Virginia ...

‘Beauty and the Beast’ ballet slated

NEW MARTINSVILLE — ArtsLink’s 2018-19 Concert Series continues on Sunday with a performance of “Beauty and the Beast” by the Oglebay Institute Youth Ballet. at 3 p.m. at the Lincoln Theater with opening numbers by the All Valley School of Dance. This season’s ballets are sponsored ...

River Cities Symphony Orchestra performance slated

MARIETTA — The River Cities Symphony Orchestra has slated performances leading into 2019, beginning this weekend. The Fall Concert will be 3 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Peoples Bank Theatre, 222 Putnam St., Marietta. It will highlight the folk fantasy of a wild witches’ festival with ...

GSC Trillium takes submissions

GLENVILLE — The Trillium, Glenville State College’s literary and arts journal, is open for submissions for the 2019 issue. All GSC students, staff, faculty, alumni and community members are invited to submit visual art, poetry, fiction, song lyrics, and other forms of creative ...

Retired Warren teacher named outstanding faculty member

VINCENT — Twice-retired agriculture science teacher Allen Clark made a brief comeback to Warren Local Schools Monday night. Clark listened in the audience at the regular board of education meeting as Paul Mock, southeast regional manager for the Ohio School Boards Association, read out ...

New book celebrates half a century of Parkersburg South High School

https://www.newsandsentinel.com/store/products/category/books/PARKERSBURG — “PSHS 50,” a 128-page book highlighting the first 50 years of Parkersburg South High School, will be published this fall by The Parkersburg News and Sentinel. Orders are now being taken for the book, which is ...

Trinity Used Book Sale to be Nov. 5-10

PARKERSBURG — The annual Trinity Used Book Sale will take place in early November 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 annual sale are split between ...

Former WVU football player Darrell Miller enjoys officiating

MARIETTA — Darrell Miller is not hard to find. Go to a softball, baseball or basketball game in Beverly, Belpre, Waterford or the Warren district and there’s a good chance he’ll be there, officiating games for athletes ranging from third-graders to older teens. It’s not uncommon to ...

Bible book turns into a mystery for Parkersburg man

PARKERSBURG — Craig Gorrell bought a book at Bookends in Belpre titled “Bible Readings for the Home.” It is a book of “200 vital scripture topics in Question and Answer form,” states a subtitle on an inward book. The price tag read $12. “OK,” says Gorrell. “I’m ...

Smoot Theatre screening C8 documentary this evening

PARKERSBURG — Two Parkersburg natives concerned about the health impacts of C8 contamination on Parkersburg High School alumni collaborated on getting a movie about the pollution to be shown 7 p.m. today at the Smoot Theatre. “The Devil We Know” is about how C8, once used to make Teflon ...

Todd Burge to release two albums at Dils Center concert

PARKERSBURG — Singer-songwriter Todd Burge of Parkersburg will be presenting an “albums release concert” on Nov. 2 at the Dils Center, 521 Market St.. Burge recorded his first album 32 years ago, appropriately called “1986 The First Album,” and this year recorded a second album, ...

Parkersburg Art Center potters make donation to support Parkinson’s patients

PARKERSBURG — Members of the Clay Studio at the Parkersburg Art Center made a donation of handcrafted, two-handled mugs to the local Parkinson’s Support Network in memory of Ruth Hewitt. “My mom just said that she had tremors but those tremors meant that she couldn’t hold a mug of ...

Memorial Health System holds annual Celebration of Age

MARIETTA — As people progress through life they gain a bounty of knowledge and experience. The Memorial Health System held its annual Celebration of Age event Friday at the First Church of the Nazarene to not only pay homage to those people 55 and older, but to promote healthy living ...

Marietta Halloween party to benefit theatre group

MARIETTA — If Halloween was a poker game, Brad and LeeAndra Smith would be the whales at the table. They’re going all in. The Smiths have held an annual Halloween party for a decade now, and last year moved it to Peoples Bank Theatre, where Brad is technical director. It just got too ...