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Downtown Throwdown BBQ and Brewfest, Harvest Moon Festival set for the weekend

PARKERSBURG — Due to rainy weather forecasts, two of the events originally scheduled for this busy mid-September weekend have been canceled. The fifth annual Parkersburg Paddlefest Weekend and the second annual Parkersburg Riverfest, both scheduled for this weekend at Point Park and on ...

Heritage Day to be held Saturday in Belpre

BELPRE — The Belpre Historical Society will be holding its annual Heritage Day event a little earlier this year, moving the event from early October to mid-September. The Belpre Heritage Day will be 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Belpre’s Farmers Castle Museum at 509 Ridge Street, Belpre. ...

W.P. Snyder Jr. to be rechristened Saturday

MARIETTA — After nearly 11 years of restoration, the W.P. Snyder Jr. is finally ready for the public to see the history within its bulkheads. This Saturday from 11:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ohio River Museum, the Friends of the Museum will be celebrating the re-christening of the W.P. Snyder ...

Hard rockers Pop Evil to perform in Marietta

MARIETTA — Chart-topping rock band Pop Evil will perform 7-11:30 p.m. Saturday at the Adelphia Music Hall in an event that will include an auction to benefit the Todd Stubbe Dream Foundation. Former area resident Ric DeRubeis, co-owner of Roxoff Entertainment, said he initially put the show ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Players to hold several events

MARIETTA — The Mid-Ohio Valley Players will have a couple of events coming up in the next two weeks. There will be a free Mid Ohio Valley Players youth theater workshop on Sept. 17, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Players Theatre, 229 Putnam St., in Marietta. The workshop is for all ...

Art exhibit on display at downtown Parkersburg Wesbanco

PARKERSBURG — The Dayne Thomas art exhibit will be on display at WesBanco Bank during the entire month of September. The exhibit can be viewed at 415 Market Street during regular business hours of Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and on Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thomas is from a ...

Parkersburg South High School football game to honor veterans, 9-11

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg South High School is inviting area veterans to attend Friday’s Patriots home game against the Princeton Tigers as part of a 9-11 memorial and recognition of veterans. South Athletic Director Roger Thompson said the recognition will take place on the field at ...

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Evergreen Series MARIETTA— The Cashore Marionettes will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Graham Auditorium at Washington State Community College. The Cashore Marionettes are the creation of designer and puppeteer Joseph Cashore. The free performance is a series of scenes taken from ...

Asthma sufferer Consolo to run in Marietta’s half marathon

MARIETTA — In its third year, the Marietta McDonald’s Half Marathon this Saturday will welcome a unique and inspiring competitor. Kitty Consolo has suffered from lifelong asthma but, paradoxically, is also a champion marathon runner. She’s coming to Marietta for the 10K, along with her ...

Never forget: Residents remember 9-11 at PHS, WVU-P ceremonies

PARKERSBURG — “We shall not forget.” West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety Secretary Jeff Sandy asked those gathered at West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s 9-11 Memorial Ceremony Tuesday to recite those words after listing the numbers of injured and ...

Red Cross preparing for hurricane flooding

PARKERSBURG — West Virginia dodged one bullet, but another is on its way. Last week the American Red Cross Northwest West Virginia Region made preparations for the impact of Hurricane Gordon, said Executive Director Sharon Kesselring. Gordon passed and so did the flooding threat, she ...

WVU-P film series opens with ‘Lincoln’

PARKERSBURG — West Virginia University at Parkersburg and the Smoot Theatre will host the film series “Challenges to Democracy” during the fall 2018 semester, with the first film showing on Thursday. Tickets are free to WVU-P students who present a current valid student ID and $5 for ...

Hundred mourns death of fire chief

HUNDRED, W.Va. — The Hundred community and surrounding areas are in mourning after the passing of Hundred Volunteer Fire Department Chief Bert Anderson. Hundred Mayor Charles Goff said Anderson passed away at his home on Saturday afternoon. He was 43. “Our thoughts and prayers are with ...

September Wacky 5K honors Cinglie

PARKERSBURG — This past March, Temple Challenge began its eight Wacky 5K series to promote living a healthy lifestyle. The TC Wacky 5Ks are held at the City Park on Saturday mornings or Sunday afternoons. They are free for the community and can be done by any fitness level. Stacy ...

Think pink: Poolside event raises funds to fight breast cancer

VIENNA — The Pink By Poolside fundraiser at the Vienna home of Dr. Abdi and Manijeh Ghodsi had a record number of attendees on Friday night. Tickets cost $100 each, and according to Abdi Ghodsi, over 360 tickets were sold, and many other guests paid entry at the door. Proceeds from the ...

McKibben, Allen, Neale to join PHS Football Hall of Fame

PARKERSBURG — The oldest living Big Red first team all-stater as well as a member of a state championship and runner-up team who became a tireless PHS supporter and the brother of probably the most famous PHS football player make up the second group of the 2018 class of Parkersburg High ...

Ghost Stories supplement accepting submissions

PARKERSBURG — Halloween is on Oct. 31 and The Parkersburg News and Sentinel’s “Ghost Stories,” the annual anthology of all things other wordly, is encouraging readers to send in their tales of the supernatural. Coincidence? We don’t think so. The award-winning “Ghost ...

Peoples Bank welcomes ensemble

MARIETTA — Sofi and the Baladis, a musical ensemble from Israel, will perform 7 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Peoples Bank Theatre as part of the Arts Midwest World Fest. The five-member ensemble, led by singer Sofi Tsedaka, features performances of musical traditions from Israel’s diverse ...

Career Center rewards excellence

MARIETTA — Eighty-five students who made the Washington County Career Center rewarded W.I.S.H. List during the fourth nine-weeks of last school year were rewarded with activities. W.I.S.H. is an acronym for Willfully maintaining positive behavior, Intrinsically motivated to achieve good ...

Gallery: Edison Middle School delivers food

Edison Middle School’s sixth-grade Empowerment Class, led by teacher Katie Radcliff, gathered produce out of the school’s community garden to donate and deliver to the food pantry at Old Man Rivers. This Empowerment class is part of a program which encourages students to take ownership ...