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Tea on Tuesday to be held on Blennerhassett Island

PARKERSBURG - People are invited to "Tea on Tuesday" July 26 at the historic Putnam-Houser House on Blennerhassett Island.This is a first of three "Tea on Tuesday" that are being planned at the historic home.''We are sure that the Putnam family hosted many social gatherings in this home which ...

Insured Sound in free concert series

PARKERSBURG - Insured Sound will perform 7 p.m. today at City Park in the Artsbridge Summer Music in the Park concert series.Insured Sound was established in 1975 and performs classic rock 'n' roll and dance tunes from the 1950s to today,The free concerts are held at the band shell and in case ...

Broughton’s Ice Cream Social sweetens Sunday in Marietta

MARIETTA - What do you do on a hot day in July?You go to the annual Broughton's Ice Cream Social. It's a tradition.The 33rd annual Broughton's Ice Cream Social was held Sunday at Civitan Park at the Washington County Fairgrounds. The weather was hot, which made for a great day of eating, ice ...

Ricky Skaggs to play People’s Bank Theater in Marietta

MARIETTA - A legend in bluegrass will perform in Marietta later this month.Ricky Skaggs said he is excited to play the Peoples Bank Theater in a concert scheduled 8 p.m. July 29 and sponsored by J.D. Byrider. Skaggs, who started playing music 50 years ago, is a 14-time Grammy Award winner."I am ...

Pokemon Go phenomenon keeps Mid-Ohio Valley players hunting

PARKERSBURG - Pokemon Go has exploded around the world including Parkersburg, where many residents are searching for the virtual pocket monsters.Players can be seen around town, at the city parks and streets in the historic districts with their heads down and eyes locked onto their telephone ...

Parkersburg’s Smoot Theatre to start new season

PARKERSBURG - Popular West Virginia singer Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. will be returning to Parkersburg to kick off another season of shows at the historic Smoot Theatre in downtown Parkersburg.As he did two years ago, Murphy will be the opening entertainer for the Smoot's 2016-2017 season, ...

Kids help assemble Avengers at Build & Grow program at Lowe’s in Marietta

MARIETTA - Over the next few months, Lowe's in Marietta will be offering kids the chance to collect all six of the Avengers through its Lowe's Build & Grow program.Build & Grow is a free program where kids, with parents or guardians, can build something out of wood.Beverly ...

Mid-Ohio Valley law enforcement prayer event set

PARKERSBURG - Residents are invited to gather Sunday at four locations to express appreciation and pray for local law enforcement officers.The Wood County Law Enforcement Officers Prayer Walk/Drive is being organized on social media by Parkersburg resident Greg Hoover, who said he felt moved to ...

Parkersburg Homecoming Festival’s Best Seat contest accepting entries

PARKERSBURG - Someone and a friend will have the Best Seat in the House for all of the main stage entertainment during the 2016 Parkersburg Homecoming Festival.Value City Furniture is now taking entries for someone to win two recliner chairs to be placed at the front of the Suddenlink Stage ...

Parkersburg High School graduate Tim Phillips misses spot on Olympic team

PARKERSBURG - A Parkersburg High School graduate competing in an Olympic swimming trial twice beat famed swimmer Michael Phelps.But Tim Phillips, a Team USA competitive swimmer and Vienna native, was unable to replicate his success in the finals and secure a spot on the Olympic team."Although ...

Chris Bunner takes charge of Marietta High School’s Wall of Sound

MARIETTA - The Wall of Sound at Marietta High School is playing a different tune with a new band director.Fresh out of Marshall University, Chris Bunner, 21, of St. Marys, has come with a game plan to help make the band program a success. The band began rehearsing on Monday and will attend band ...

Victim of West Virginia flooding discusses experience

PARKERSBURG - As the community gathered Wednesday night for the Flood of Love benefit concert to help flood victims in southern West Virginia, a resident impacted by the disaster was thankful for the aid.Russell Underwood of Clendenin in Kanawha County was in town for the concert.Underwood, a ...

West Virginia Interstate Fair and Exposition underway

MINERAL WELLS - The West Virginia Interstate Fair and Exposition is in full swing at the Butcher Bend fairgrounds.The fair continues today with livestock shows, pretty baby contests and a performance by Cody Wickline. Angie Zoller, a member of the fair's board of directors, said yesterday was a ...

Marietta’s Sweet Corn Festival adds attractions

MARIETTA - It's that time again to head to Muskingum Park for the Marietta Sweet Corn Festival this weekend.Jessie Bigley, chair of the Sweet Corn Festival Steering Committee, said they are looking at some new features to be included in the festival this year."Five of the past scholarship ...

Charles ‘Hank’ Greenburg dies

PARKERSBURG - The namesake of Hank Greenburg Field died Monday at a hospice in Columbus.Players nicknamed the field "The Hank" after Charles "Hank" Greenburg, who spent countless hours caring for the Camden Avenue facility"They just don't make guys like him anymore," said Matt Null, head ...

Williamstown Volunteer Fire Department Ice Cream Social scheduled for Friday

WILLIAMSTOWN - The 72nd annual Williamstown Volunteer Fire Department Ice Cream Social will be Friday at Tomlinson Park.The event will begin at 6 p.m. in the park, located on Highland Avenue across from the Williamstown City Building. It will feature hot dogs, popcorn, pop, coffee, cakes, pies ...

West Virginia Interstate Fair and Exposition continues

MINERAL WELLS - The 2016 West Virginia Interstate Fair and Exposition continues today through Saturday at the fairgrounds on Butcher Bend Road. The fair features live entertainment, track events for ATVs, trucks and tractors, youth and 4-H activities and competitions and more.Admission is $9 ...

Broughton Ice Cream Social set for Sunday in Marietta

MARIETTA - This is the time of year when cold, sweet treats and community outreach go cone-filled hand-in-hand.The 33rd annual Ice Cream for America fundraiser, sponsored by Broughton, will be held Sunday at the Washington County Fairgrounds. As always, a deserving organization receives the ...

Missoula Children’s Theatre to hold auditions in Marietta

MARIETTA - Missoula Children's Theatre will be holding auditions on Monday.Long a Kids Club staple at the Smoot Theatre in downtown Parkersburg, MCT will also be coming to Peoples Bank Theatre on Putnam Street in Marietta this year."Pinocchio" will be presented at 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. July 23 ...