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Artsbridge announces start of fund drive

PARKERSBURG — The annual Artsbridge Fund Drive will kick off on Sunday. Officials announced the start of the fundraising event Wednesday in a press release. “We have had an exciting year with the growth and expansion of our ArtCart program and with the addition of new programs, Art ...

Parkersburg High School Football Hall of Fame adds Miracle, Davis

PARKERSBURG — Two linemen, one from the early 1970s and the other from the early 1980s, begin the Parkersburg High School Football Hall of Fame Class of 2019. John Davis, who led a Big Red defense in 1980-82 that enabled PHS to win 29 of 26 games, is joined by Bob Miracle, a guard who ...

Washington County Fair to run through Tuesday

MARIETTA — The 2019 Washington County Fair will feature food, fun, activities, rides and other attractions from Saturday through Tuesday at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Marietta. Daily admission will be $8 with children 6 and under admitted free. A season or membership pass will be ...

Animals focus of Parkersburg Art Center exhibit

PARKERSBURG —An exhibit of wildlife and animal portraits will be on display through Sept. 28 at the Parkersburg Art Center. An opening reception for “Wildlife & Equine Portraits by Merry Cibula” will be 2-4 p.m. Sept. 1 at the art center at Eighth and Market streets in downtown ...

Wheeling revving up for raceboat regatta

WHEELING — The 14th annual Wheeling Vintage Raceboat Regatta presented by WesBanco will be held Labor Day Weekend at the Heritage Port in Wheeling. More than 50 vintage raceboats, several capable of going more than 100 mph on the Ohio River, are expected for this year’s event, according to ...

Mid Ohio Valley Players’ ‘The Curious Savage’ takes stage Friday

MARIETTA — The Mid Ohio Valley Players will open their 60th season at 8 p.m. Friday with a family favorite, “The Curious Savage.” In this heartwarming comedy, Mrs. Savage has been left $10 million by her husband and wants to make the best use of it by helping others. Her ...

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Music in City Park PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg and Parkersburg South high schools marching bands will perform at 7 p.m. today at the bandshell in Parkersburg City Park. Their performances are part of Artsbridge’s Summer Music in the Park series. The rain location is the horseshoe pit ...

City Soul Ministries serves food to the hungry with City Park picnic

PARKERSBURG —A local church offered a free picnic meal to those who would like it Sunday at City Park. The City Soul Ministries of Parkersburg provided a meal that included hot dogs, chips, vegetable trays, dessert and more to anyone who wanted to partake. “Our church has a vision for ...

Perennial enthusiasm for plant, seed exchange in Marietta

MARIETTA — The annual “Bring One ... Take One Flower & Seed Exchange” was held Saturday in Upper Muskingum Park in Marietta. The unique event gives gardeners in the community an opportunity to go home with some new plants and seeds plus a gain valuable knowledge about their ...

Good hearts help good cause at EVE, Inc. auction in Marietta

MARIETTA — The guests were greeted with a smile and a glass of sparkling wine. Outside the Lafayette Hotel ballroom, 14 tables were covered with items ranging from sleep accessories to jewelry. EVE, Inc., has held a benefit auction for the past 36 years, its main annual fundraiser. Between ...

Step up to the line of scrimmage with Pigskin Picker Contest

PARKERSBURG — Winning isn’t everything. It’s the only thing in the New Pigskin Picker Football Contest sponsored by Par Mar Stores. The contest, a derivation of the popular football picking contest of years past, begins on Tuesday with the first full-page entry form in The Parkersburg ...

Tamarack offers look into all West Virginia has to offer

BECKLEY — hen someone says Beckley, The Tamarack may be the first thing that comes to mind. With its peaked red roof and outdoor art gallery along the grounds, it is a striking image along the highway. Inside, the 20-year attraction features retail artisan products, all made in the state ...

Esbenshade Series ready for season

MARIETTA — The 39th season of the Esbenshade Series at Marietta College will feature five performances highlighting gifted musicians, dancers and speakers during the 2019-20 academic year. Each performance is free and open to the public at the Peoples Bank Theatre at 222 Putnam St., ...

Hidden Marietta to kick off new tours

MARIETTA — Hidden Marietta will kick off several tours this weekend focusing on Marietta’s haunted past and history. The Anchorage Mansion Haunted History Tour will be 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday at The Anchorage, 424 George St. in Marietta. The tour will explore the story of the Putnam ...

Actors Guild ready for new season

PARKERSBURG — The Actors Guild of Parkersburg will present a variety of productions during its 2019-2020 season beginning in mid-September. ∫ The first show of the new season will be “Murder by Poe” by Jeffrey Hatcher, adapted from the work of Edgar Allen Poe. The show will be ...

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Concert BARLOW — The Friends of Barlow Libray will be holding a concert by Chameleon at 7 p.m. today at the Barlow Branch Library on Ohio 339. Admission is free. The event is open to the public and seats can be reserved by calling 740-678-0103. Baked Chicken Dinner PARKERSBURG — A baked ...

Laurel Creek to perform at City Park

PARKERSBURG — Laurel Creek will perform 7-8 p.m. today at the bandshell at City Park in the Artsbridge Summer Music in the Park series. The concert will be held at the horseshoe pit at the park in the case of rain. Today’s show is sponsored by the Blennerhassett Hotel. Artsbridge will ...

Marietta Children’s Choir to audition

MARIETTA — Auditions for the Marietta Children’s Choir will be held 7 p.m. Aug. 27 on the second floor of the Hermann Fine Arts Center, 500 Butler St., at Marietta College. A parents meeting will held at 6:30 p.m. Participation in the choir is open to youth in the Mid-Ohio in the 4th ...

Bankes Memorial 5K to be Saturday

With its seventh anniversary approaching, the Kyle Bankes Memorial 5K run has provided scholarships, community service, a pleasant run in what is nearly always good weather, and an annual reminder of one of Beverly’s most beloved native sons. In 2013, Bankes was 22 and had just finished four ...