Community News

Waverly woman to take part in Washington D.C. cancer summit

PARKERSBURG - A Waverly woman will be sharing her story and the story of other cancer patients and survivors during the annual American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Leadership Summit and Lobby Day with federal officials on Sept. 13 in Washington, D.C.Lesa Hunter, of Waverly, will be ...

Ohio River Sternwheel Festival starts Friday in Marietta

MARIETTA - The Ohio River Sternwheel Festival will be presenting a variety of musical styles during the 2016 festival taking place Friday through Sunday at the Ohio River Levee in downtown Marietta.This year's entertainment lineup includes a mixture of up-and-coming performers, a tribute act ...

Marietta’s EVE Inc. visitation service reopens after six years

MARIETTA - After six years with closed doors, the EVE Inc. Washington County Supervised Visitation Center will be able to provide visitation services for the community once again."It's a real need in the community and we have not had the service anywhere - even in the surrounding communities - ...

Vienna pool event raises money for mammograms

VIENNA - The Pink Mammogram Fund at Camden Clark Foundation has provided 800 mammograms, along with followup diagnostics and biopsies, to area residents.Making this free breast cancer screening and related medical services possible is the Camden Clark Foundation's Pink By Poolside fundraiser at ...

Mid-Ohio Valley offers activities for Labor Day

MARIETTA - With Labor Day Weekend approaching, many are firing up their grills in preparation of cooking their hamburgers and hot dogs and celebrating their day off.But what if there was more to do than sit around and chow down among family and friends?Fortunately, for those who wish to switch ...

High school football game to boost United Way of Washington County efforts

VETO - The community will have the chance to donate to the United Way of Washington County at Warren High School during Friday night's football game.The fifth annual United Way of Washington County Bowl Game will be Friday between rivals Warren High School and Marietta High School at the Warren ...

Wood County libraries change hours

PARKERSBURG -The Parkersburg and Wood County Public Library system will offer new Saturday hours at some locations beginning in September but the Emerson Library will no longer be open on Sundays.Beginning Sept. 10, the South Parkersburg Library will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays ...

Washington County Fair to be held through Tuesday

MARIETTA - This year marks the annual 197th Washington County Fair in Marietta, and the fair board members are gearing up for four days full of tractor pulls, fair food and fun horse shows.The fair that first began in 1819 kicks off on Saturday at 8 a.m. with the farm-stock tractor pulls, a ...

Labor Day weekend events to be held throughout Mid-Ohio Valley

PARKERSBURG - A number of local activities will highlight the Labor Day weekend in the Mid-Ohio Valley.* Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park and the Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History will be open during the Labor Day holiday weekend, including Monday for Labor Day.A Nature Walk ...

Riverside Artists Gallery exhibit opens Friday

MARIETTA - The latest exhibit at Riverside Artists Gallery is a joint effort between artists and authors.Poetry in Art pairs poets with painters, photographers and more to create a unique sensory experience that brings words to life in the form of paper mache, ironwork, acrylic, ceramic and ...

Marietta’s Peoples Bank Theatre offers September schedule

MARIETTA - Peoples Bank Theatre will feature a mixture of music, comedy and tours in September, beginning this weekend.At 8 p.m. Saturday, the tribute band Dark Side of the Moon will perform an evening of rock classics by Pink Floyd with a mesmerizing laser light show.Tickets are $15 in advance ...

Heartwood in the Hills to open on Sept. 6

GRANTSVILLE - Heartwood in the Hills will open for its 34th program the week of Sept. 6 offering a variety of classes including Dance, Movement, Visual Arts, Maskmaking and Creative Arts for Children.Classes run for 13 weeks, with a one-week break at Thanksgiving. Classes are affordable and ...

‘Gathering at Sweet Creek’ fast approaching

MINERAL WELLS - The eighth annual Gathering at Sweet Creek will bring old-time musicians and music fans from throughout the region to Mineral Wells at the start of September.The Gathering will be Friday through Sunday at 316 Sugar Camp Road, on West Virginia 21 about 2.5 miles south of the ...

Los Angeles doctor returns for West Virginia visit

VIENNA - When Loraine Hourani-Stout of Vienna thought she might need surgery, her brother, Dr. Jameel Hourani, flew in from Los Angeles to meet with her surgeon, as did her sister and brother-in-law Elaine and Ellis Salim from Flushing, Mich.So Loraine and her husband Sam threw a party recently ...

Mummies on display in Philippi

PHILIPPI - The Mummies of Barbour County may be the attraction that brings people to the Barbour County Historical Museum in Philippi, but the museum and the area have important ties to the Civil War as well as some interesting aspects which distinguish it.The museum, located at 200 N Main St. ...

Delayed Fourth of July Parade set for Saturday in North Hills

NORTH HILLS - The town of North Hills is having its Fourth of July Parade on Saturday during the Labor Day holiday weekend.The parade and festivities afterward at the North Hills Swim & Racquet Club in Wood County were canceled in July because of stormy weather.The parade begins at 10 ...

Historical meal makes Blennerhassett Island enthusiasts hungry for more

PARKERSBURG - History was made on Blennerhassett Island on Saturday as a number of people participated in the first "Dining with the Blennerhassetts" dinner.It has been over 200 years since food has been prepared from historic recipes of the early 1800s and served to guests at the historic ...

Fire damages Parkersburg home

PARKERSBURG - A Parkersburg home sustained extensive damage in a structure fire early Sunday morning.The Parkersburg Fire Department was called out at 12:30 a.m. Sunday to a structure fire at 705 31st St. in Parkersburg, said Capt. Tim Flinn.The fire was well involved with the 15 firefighters ...