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Minnow of a Sale PARKERSBURG — The Junior League of Parkersburg will be sponsoring the Minnow of a Sale on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the McCrady Jones Insurance Agency just past the Junior League Cook House on Murdoch Avenue. Funds raised are used to promote the projects of the ...

History Alive! seeking new characters

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Humanities Council is taking applications from people interested in portraying historical figures for its History Alive! program. Portrayals of historically significant people no longer living from any period of history are eligible. To apply, contact Erin ...

Some communities postpone trick or treat

SPENCER — Multiple Mid-Ohio Valley communities have changed their trick-or-treat times due to the possibility of rain being forecast on Thursday. * Glenville — 6:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday * Harrisville — 5:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday * New Martinsville — 6 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday * ...

100th birthday party held for Lillian Horner

PARKERSBURG — Lillian Marie Pearson Horner was looking forward to her 100th birthday party on Oct. 26. Family and friends had been planning the party since Horner’s 99th birthday on Nov. 1, 2018. Horner of Vienna died on Oct. 7 — 25 days short of her 100th birthday. Horner’s ...

Teen performers ready to carve into ‘Sweeney Todd’

PARKERSBURG — A teen version of the popular musical “Sweeney Todd” will be brought to the stage by the Guild Builders Teen Program this week. “Sweeney Todd: School Edition” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2 and 2:30 p.m. Nov 3 at ...

Lecture to explore Amish community, photos

ATHENS — A lecture about Amish community leaders and “Life Through Their Lens: a Photo Collection by Amish and Mennonite Community, Volume 1” will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 13 in the Baker Center Ballroom at Ohio University. The lecture, one in a series by the Research Division and ...

MOV preps Halloween events

MARIETTA — Whether it’s parades, haunted corn mazes or trick-or-treat, there will be something for everyone to do for Halloween. At least two Halloween parades are planned. The Lowell Adams Volunteer Fire Department parade will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 31. “The parade starts at the ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Model Railroad Club chugging toward Train Show

PARKERSBURG — At one time, Parkersburg was a bustling hub of activity for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. With two passenger and freight stations in town — one on Sixth Street and one on Ann Street and other freight and maintenance facilities — the city was an important one to the ...

Parkersburg, Marietta theaters prepare for performances

PARKERSBURG — A number of performances will be featured in late October and early November at the Smoot Theatre in downtown Parkersburg and the Peoples Bank Theatre in downtown Marietta. Ticket information is available for the Smoot shows by calling 304-422-7529 or smoottheatre.com. Ticket ...

Volunteers pack historic Sumner School’s items for preservation

PARKERSBURG — Volunteers came to the former Sumner School Thursday morning to pack away artifacts and pictures to be stored at the Parkersburg Municipal Building to help preserve them. According to city development director Rickie Yeager, United Way Alliance of the Mid-Ohio Valley, ...

Sports Car Club of America sponsors autocross at Grand Central Mall

VIENNA — Grand Central Mall’s back lot will be full of cars and drivers today competing in an autocross sponsored by The Southern West Virginia Region of the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA). The first car off the starting line will be at 10 a.m. The action will continue until ...

City in England supports Parkersburg Pride

BRIGHTON, England — On Oct. 12, over 130 people in Brighton, England, attended an event celebrating Parkersburg Pride. The evening featured the international premiere of “OUTSPOKEN,” Emily Harger’s documentary about the LGBTQ community in Parkersburg and the failure of a ...

Meads receives 2019 Helping Hands Award

GLENVILLE — Judith Ann Musgrave Meads is the 2019 recipient of the Helping Hands Award presented by the women of Marthas and Marys, an ecumenical group of Gilmer County women representing 13 churches. A celebration will be held 3 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Glenville Presbyterian Church. ...

St. Marys barbecue to benefit Slow Down for the Holidays

ST. MARYS — St. Marys Galaxy Food Center will host its second barbecue Saturday afternoon to benefit the Slow Down for the Holidays program. Starting at 11 a.m., food will be available for purchase. This year’s menu features a meal of pulled pork sandwiches, cole slaw, baked beans and ...

Ranson, Lidderdale to enter Parkersburg High School Football Hall of Fame

PARKERSBURG — Two more Big Red football players will enter the Parkersburg High School Football Hall of Fame tonight at Stadium Field. Eric Ranson from the 1989-91 seasons and Joe Lidderdale, who played 100 years ago, will be honored at induction ceremonies prior to today’s PHS ...

WVU Jazz Ensembles to perform at SW Resources benefit

VIENNA — The 2019 SW Resources “See Our Best” benefit gala will feature members of the West Virginia University Jazz Ensembles on Oct. 25 at the Parkersburg Country Club. The benefit gala at 5 p.m. supports SW Resources, a nonprofit, community-based vocational rehabilitation facility ...

Parkersburg Art Center readies ArtOberfest

PARKERSBURG —The Parkersburg Art Center will hold its annual ArtOberfest from 5-10 p.m. Saturday in the 700 and 800 blocks of Market Street. Art vendors will provide demonstrations and sell their original artwork, pottery and gift items. The entry fee is a donation for the art center’s ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Players to perform ‘Frankenstein 1930’

MARIETTA — For Halloween, the Mid-Ohio Valley Players is bringing an adaptation of Mary Shelley’s literary classic “Frankenstein” to life for the next two weekends. “Frankenstein 1930” will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Players Theatre at Third ...

Marietta cancer fundraiser moves to new venue

MARIETTA — Rocking out with Ripstix, a steady beat and a mission Saturday, the fourth annual POUND for Pink event has a new venue in Marietta this year. “We’ll be doing a 45-minute setlist, this time outside of Rockstar Wellness, where my husband and I are opening up our wellness ...

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Used book sales PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg/Wood County Public Library and the Vienna Public Library will hold used book sales on Friday and Saturday. The sale at the Parkersburg Library is 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The preview sale for members of the Friends of the Library ...