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New art exhibit to hatch at Parkersburg Art Center

PARKERSBURG — A new exhibit featuring 44 hand-detailed ostrich eggs will open Sunday at the Parkersburg Art Center with a reception from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. The eggs were each assigned to a different contemporary Ohio artist by exhibit curator Charles Bluestone, of Columbus. The artists were ...

Wood County Ham, Bacon and Egg Sale slated

PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Ham, Bacon and Egg Sale will be 7 p.m. March 17 on the second floor of the Parkersburg Municipal Building, said 2017 Blennerhassett FFA Vice President Molly Miller Garrison in a release announcing the sale. ‘‘A reception will begin at 6 p.m. in the ...

Scott Britton to speak about Civil War generals

MARIETTA — Washington County generals who served in the Civil War will be discussed by the Civil War Roundtable of the Mid-Ohio Valley at 7 p.m. March 16 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 320 Second St. The speaker will be Scott Britton and the presentation is titled ...

Senior Stitchers sets open house

PARKERSBURG — Anyone interested in sewing or learning to sew may attend an open house for the Senior Stitchers Association from 9 a.m. to noon March 21, on the second floor of the Wood County Senior Citizens Building at 914 Market St., Parkersburg. The group meets each Tuesday to work on ...

Williamstown City Council accepts summer mowing bid

WILLIAMSTOWN — After a review, the contract for mowing grass for the 2017 summer season was awarded by Williamstown City Council Tuesday. Two weeks ago council opened four bids to handle mowing for the city. Those bids were Lawn Crafters of Mineral Wells at $840; C and M Lawn Care, $960; ...

St. Marys woman recalls time working in Obama White House

ST. MARYS — A St. Marys resident spent nearly a year working with the Obama administration, helping with logistics and advance preparation work for speeches, events and summits around the country and around the world. Katie Heller, 25, of St. Marys, spent portions of 2015 and 2016 working ...

Washington County Career Center to host Gowns for Your Day event on March 11

MARIETTA — The belief that every girl deserves to look beautiful on her prom night is the idea behind a program that provides gowns to teens in the community, free of charge. Gowns for Your Day will be 9 a.m.-2 p.m. March 11 at Washington County Career Center for juniors and seniors. This ...

Safety Day slated to be March 18

VIENNA — About 20 local safety organizations — including police officers, firefighters and paramedics — will participate in the sixth annual Safety Day on March 18 at Grand Central Mall in Vienna. Visitors can meet safety personnel and engage in hands-on educational demonstrations ...

Food program week slated

PARKERSBURG — Child Care Food Program - CRI in Parkersburg will be marking National Child and Adult Care Food Program Week from March 12-18 at its office at 1037 Market St. in Parkersburg. The primary goal of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is to serve nutritious meals to ...

Wood County Senior Citizens Association seeks new logo

PARKERSBURG — High school art departments are being asked to help develop a new logo in a contest for the Wood County Senior Citizens Association. A new look is needed, Executive Director E. Mark Knabenshue said. “I’m not sure how long we’ve had our current logo, but, we need a ...

Marietta High School students rally around burned classmate

MARIETTA —­ Leslie Wittekind briefly left the hospital bedside of her 17-year-old son Friday to spend time with another type of family — Austin Wittekind’s Marietta High School classmates, who banded together to support the badly burned teen. The high school held a boys volleyball ...

Patty Cooper to portray Eleanor Roosevelt

PARKERSBURG — West Virginia University at Parkersburg is celebrating Women’s History Month with a portrayal of first lady Eleanor Roosevelt at 2 p.m. Monday in the college theater on the main campus. Patty Cooper of Parkersburg will portray Roosevelt as part of the West Virginia ...

E. Gordon Gee speaks at Boy Scouts dinner in Vienna

VIENNA — Over his career as a college administrator, the president of West Virginia University said while the differences of each generation are great, they all have one thing in common. E. Gordon Gee, who was the featured speaker at the Allohak Council Boy Scouts of America Community ...

Parkersburg church working on addiction support group

PARKERSBURG — A Parkersburg church is organizing a support group and ministry to help family and friends of those struggling with substance abuse. While numerous programs are intended to help the addict, few if any faith-based programs are available for family and friends on how to deal ...

Guild Builders to present ‘Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr.’

PARKERSBURG — The Guild Builders youth theater program at the Actors Guild of Parkersburg will present a classic children’s tale for the next two weekends at the Guild Playhouse in downtown Parkersburg. “Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr.” is based upon the Disney animated classic and ...

Classic Plastics Toy and Comic Expo set for this weekend

PARKERSBURG — The fourth annual Classic Plastics Toy and Comic Expo will be Saturday and Sunday at the Parkersburg Art Center in downtown Parkersburg. The expo will be 10 a.m. p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at the art center at 725 Market St. in Parkersburg. Admission is $5 at the ...

Dalton artwork on display at downtown Parkersburg WesBanco

PARKERSBURG — The Kevin Dalton art exhibit may be viewed during March 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.-3 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dalton is an artist that ...

Jake Eddy shows creative spark in music and fashion

PARKERSBURG — Jake Eddy is a talented musician with an entrepreneurial and creative spirit. And he is only 17 years old. Eddy, a junior at Parkersburg South High School, is a musician, songwriter, fashion designer, entertainment booking agent and, most of all, he says, a creative ...