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Blennerhassett Island plans events

PARKERSBURG — A pair of events are scheduled this weekend involving Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park at Parkersburg. On Friday, the first Point Park Music Series Dinner Cruise of the summer will be 6-7:30 p.m. on the Island Belle Sternwheeler. Tickets are $27 for adults and $21 ...

Wilson exhibiting artwork at Parkersburg WesBanco

PARKERSBURG — The Janet (Shila) Wilson exhibit will be on display through June at WesBanco Bank, 415 Market St., in downtown Parkersburg. The exhibit can be viewed during regular business hours of Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Spending ...

Stuart’s Opera House to host 7 Bridges band

NELSONVILLE, Ohio — Stuart’s Opera House in Athens County welcomes 7 Bridges: The Ultimate Eagles Experience on Thursday, June 13 at 8 p.m. 7 Bridges: The Ultimate Eagles Experience is described as a “stunningly accurate tribute” to the music of the Eagles. Using no backing tracks or ...

Wirt VFD Ice Cream Social, parade scheduled

ELIZABETH — The 41st annual Elizabeth-Wirt Volunteer Fire Department Ice Cream Social and Fireman’s Parade will be held on July 6. The day starts with a 5K run and includes entertainment, a parade and a fireworks display. The department is celebrating its 80th anniversary. The schedule ...

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Basement Sale PARKERSBURG — A Basement Sale and Hot Dog Luncheon will be Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Stephenson United Methodist Church at 805 Liberty St., off of Seventh Street behind McClinton Chevrolet. Lunch is served 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Many items available such as decorative ...

Jury splits on mercy recommendation for convicted killers

PARKERSBURG — A jury that convicted two people of murder on Tuesday reached a decision Wednesday on mercy. Jessica Roberts, 27, and Kenneth McCoy, 34, were found guilty of the Dec. 11, 2017, murder of Penni Curtis. The jury on Wednesday determined McCoy will not receive mercy, meaning he ...

Junior League helps Turban Project

PARKERSBURG — The Junior League of Parkersburg undertook a “Done In A Day’’ project to help those recovering from cancer. The Turban Project is a ministry which makes turbans, comfort caps and face masks for adults and children who have cancer. The turbans are sent free to patients. ...

Garden Plant and Bake Sale set for June 16

MARIETTA – The Unitarian Universalist Society of Marietta 2019 Garden Plant and Bake Sale will be held 1-5 p.m. June 16 at the church, 232 Third St. The sale will include perennials, annuals, bulbs, plant divisions, seeds, native plants, house plants and succulents from local gardeners, ...

Local ministry draws crowds to park with two-day event

PARKERSBURG — Momma T and The Warriors, a local ministry through Parkersburg First Assembly of God, held a two-day outpouring of love event at the Friendship Park on 13th Street. In connection with multiple local churches, community organizations, businesses and individuals, the event ...

Guild Builders program is expanding its reach

PARKERSBURG — A local youth theater program is growing. Guild Builders, under the auspices of the Actors Guild of Parkersburg, after tremendous growth over the past three years is expanding, according to program Chair Brent Null. “When I took over the program in 2016, we decided to ...

Mid-Ohio Valley parks ready summer concerts

PARKERSBURG — Concert programs will kick off in June in Parkersburg, Belpre, Williamstown and Marietta. In Parkersburg, the Artsbridge Summer Music in the Park and the Southwood Park Music Series will both kick off during the first week of June in Parkersburg. All concerts are free. The ...

Parkersburg opens splash pad at City Park

PARKERSBURG — The rain held off long enough Friday morning for dozens of children to get drenched instead by water at the City of Parkersburg’s new splash pad. Approximately 300 people turned out for the grand opening of the $1.3 million facility Friday, with no charge for admission to ...

Belpre Chamber readying celebration in Civitan Park

BELPRE — For nine decades, the Belpre Chamber of Commerce has promoted the community’s businesses to bring commerce to the city it serves. In celebration of its anniversary, the chamber will offer a celebration 5-9 p.m. June 15 at Civitan Park. Attendees will be able to enjoy activities ...

Hennen retires from Belpre Senior Center

BELPRE — The manager of the Belpre Senior Center is retiring effective today and her successor takes over on Monday. Becky Hennen is ending her 11-year association with the center where a retirement party was held Thursday, attended by about 100 seniors and friends. “It’s very ...

Mueller resigns, cites completion of probe

WASHINGTON - Special counsel Robert Mueller says he's leaving the Justice Department now that he's concluded his Russia investigation. Mueller made the announcement Wednesday in his first public statement since his appointment two years ago. Mueller has been on the Justice Department's ...

102 Williamstown students earn diplomas

WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown High School honored 102 graduates Tuesday at the school’s 110th commencement ceremony. Principal Jason Ward said it was an especially meaningful event for him. “As first year as head principal, I could not ask for a better senior class to set the ...

Senate to resume education special session

CHARLESTON — Leadership of the West Virginia Senate wants to call the upper chamber back into special session Saturday to start work on the 144-page update to its regular session omnibus bill. Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, sent a letter to senators Friday of his intention to ...

Weekend Trips: Discover a new world on the backroads of Amish Country

There’s more to see off the beaten path in Ohio’s Amish Country. “Visitors come to Amish Country seeking new experiences, such as sharing dinner with an Amish family, picking pumpkins, riding in a buggy, or relaxing in a rocker at sunset. The area offers a chance create and savor ...

Henderson Hall to host programs

BOAZ — In addition to providing a look back through the years of one family’s history, Henderson Hall will be offering several special activities through the summer. Henderson Hall is open for tours Tuesday through Sunday from noon-5 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students ...

Mid-Ohio Valley events to honor Memorial Day

PARKERSBURG — Communities in the Mid-Ohio Valley will be celebrating Memorial Day with parades and ceremonies during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Two ceremonies in Parkersburg will be held Saturday, while Sunday will feature two programs in Ravenswood and a picnic in Parkersburg. ...