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Dinner PARKERSBURG — A rib dinner will be 6 p.m. Friday at The Knights of Columbus, 1010 Market St. The event is open to the public. Call in orders for takeout at 304-428-0331. *** Quarter Auction MINERAL WELLS — A quarter auction will be Saturday at the West Virginia Interstate ...

Police investigating stabbing on Avery Street

Parkersburg Police are investigating a stabbing fatality in the 2900 block of Avery Street. The bleeding man was discovered shortly after noon. Read the Story in The News and Sentinel on Wednesday.

Roller derby continues in Marietta

MARIETTA — They come from all age groups and occupations, but they all love roller derby. They are the Hell’s Orchard Roller Derby, a charter member of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association, also known locally as Hades Ladies. The home rink is the Marietta Roller Rink. Players ...

Ripley to host Mountain State Art and Craft Fair on July 4-6

RIPLEY — The 2019 Mountain State Art and Craft Fair will open on the Fourth of July and run through July 6 at the Cedar Lakes Conference Center near Ripley. The fair will be 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 4-5 and 8 a.m.-6 p.m. July 6. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and military personnel ...

Changes coming to Wood County Relay for Life

PARKERSBURG — Next year’s Wood County Relay for Life will have a new format organizers hope will encourage more attendance. Those in attendance at Tuesday’s Relay Team Wrap-Up Celebration in Parkersburg City Park voted to move the 2020 event from an overnight affair to a 6 p.m. to ...

NASCAR, victorious Truex honor Nick Null at Coca-Cola 600

­ CHARLOTTE — Martin Truex Jr. wasn’t the only name to cross the finish line first at NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 26. Nick Null’s name (CPO Null) was on the windshield of the No. 19 Toyota that Truex was driving for Joe Gibbs Racing when he won the ...

Shakespeare, ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ to hit Marietta stages

MARIETTA — The Pioneer Summer Theatre at Marietta College will present “Romeo and Juliet” and “Bye Bye Birdie” in June and July. Nine shows will be presented of the two productions – five of “Romeo and Juliet” and four of “Bye Bye Birdie” – starting with “Romeo and ...

Free Movies in the Park series starts tonight

PARKERSBURG — A free showing of “The Lego Movie 2” will be offered this evening at Quincy Park as part of the third annual Movies in the Park summer series organized by the Wood County Family Resource Network and Friends of Parkersburg’s Parks. Three movies will be shown at no charge ...

Vera Smith to represent Wood County at West Virginia State Folk Festival

PARKERSBURG — Vera Smith of Parkersburg, the 2019 Wood County Belle, will represent the county at the 70th annual West Virginia State Folk Festival in Glenville June 21-23. She is sponsored by the Community Educational Outreach Service (CEOS). The Belles from across the state will be ...

Parkersburg family wins at BBQ contest

PARKERSBURG — The Jackson family from Parkersburg was the best-performing team among state entries at the Mid Atlantic Barbecue Association Cup for West Virginia at Stonewall Resort last weekend. Chris and Erica Jackson’s competition barbecue team, Convicted Pigs BBQ, finished first ...

Actors Guild of Parkersburg to stage ‘On Golden Pond’

PARKERSBURG — The classic “On Golden Pond” will be presented by the Actors Guild of Parkersburg for three weekends in June. The show will be presented at the Guild Playhouse at Eighth and Market streets at 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday, June 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 2:30 p.m. June 23. Tickets ...

Fine Arts Day Camp set for June, July

PARKERSBURG — The Mid-Ohio Valley Ballet and Academy of Fine Arts will sponsor its annual Fine Arts Day Camp for two weeks in June and July. The camp will be noon-4 p.m. Monday through Thursday from June 24-27 and July 8-11. Pre-registration is required to attend. Family rates are ...

Fishing Derby set for Buckeye Park

MARIETTA — Children interested in fishing will get their chance Saturday morning during the 14th annual Peoples Bank Kids Fishing Derby at Buckeye Park in Marietta. Registration is from 8 to 9 a.m., with the derby to follow from 9 to 11 a.m. All local kids up to 16 years of age are ...

Hit Parade to perform in Belpre

BELPRE — Local band Hit Parade will present a free concert from 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Civitan Park in celebration of Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce’s 90th anniversary. The public is invited and encouraged to bring lawn chairs for yard seating. Three mobile food vendors will be on ...

Society of Arts and Letters continues

MARIETTA — Although it’s been around for more than 60 years and has conferred numerous awards to young people who are aspiring artists, the Ohio River Valley chapter of the National Society of Arts and Letters has kept a low profile. And despite its esoteric name, there’s nothing snooty ...

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Garden Party MARIETTA — The Castle, a historic house and museum on Fourth Street in Marietta, will be hosting its annual Garden Party from 7-9 p.m. today in the Castle courtyard. Tickets are $30 and will be available at the door or online at mariettacasle.org/events. The Garden Party ...

A Republican Senate leader calls for governor’s resignation

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A top West Virginia Republican is calling for Gov. Jim Justice to resign. Sen. Craig Blair, R-Berkeley, said Monday the Republican governor should step down to deal with the many court cases that have dogged his businesses. Blair is chairman of the Senate finance ...

Williamstown High School graduate member of winning WVU robotic team

MORGANTOWN — Ian Hostottle, a Williamstown High School graduate, was a member of West Virginia University’s robotic drilling team that finished first on June 6 in NASA’s Moon to Mars Ice & Prospecting Challenge, the team’s second top finish in three years. Persistence, ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival to be June 21-23

PARKERSBURG — The 2019 Mid-Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival will feature three days of food, entertainment, vendors and other attractions June 21-23 at City Park in Parkersburg. Admission is free all weekend with hours from 6-10 p.m. June 21, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. June 22 and noon-6 p.m. ...

Fruth Pharmacy names Elizabeth boy winner of Baby Face contest

PARKERSBURG — A baby from Elizabeth was a winner in the fourth annual Fruth Pharmacy Baby Face Event. Zayn Sheppard, son of Bernadette and Steve Holbert of Elizabeth, was 6 months old at the time of his selection in April. Each year Fruth Pharmacy chooses four babies to represent the ...