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Marietta’s Ohio River Museum to mark 75 years

MARIETTA - The Ohio River Museum is celebrating its 75th anniversary in Marietta, and according to staff and board members of the museum it will be there for many more years.Charlotte Keim, board member of Friends of the Museums, said the river museum is an important part of Marietta's history ...

Parkersburg Homecoming Chess Tournament results announced

PARKERSBURG - Results of the 24th annual Parkersburg Homecoming Chess Tournament have been announced.Twenty players participated. Results are used to calculate national ratings by the U.S. Chess Federation.Results are:* 1st: Grant Perks, Thornville, Ohio.* 2nd: Michael Felton, Grafton, W.Va.* ...

Parkersburg Homecoming dog show winners announced

PARKERSBURG - Winners were announced in the Winding Road Kennel dog show at the Parkersburg Homecoming.First place in best of show and the grand prize winner was Maxwell, a golden/springer mix owned by Leah BranchFirst-, second- and third-place winners took home ribbons. The grand prize winner ...

Parkersburg Police Department seeks public feedback on use of force

PARKERSBURG - The Parkersburg Police Department is seeking the community's opinions on reasonable use of force by police officers, said Parkersburg Police Chief Joe Martin.The Parkersburg Police Department is partnering with Response to Resistance, a group that helps define what are objectively ...

Tamarack highlights West Virginia artisans

BECKLEY - Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia is the state's premier arts and crafts shop in Beckley.It features products made by artists, craftsmen and artisans from the Mountain State who are selected by a judging process for their creative ability and quality and highlights the culture and ...

Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. to kick off new season at Smoot Theatre

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.As he did two years ago, Murphy will be the opening entertainer for the Smoot's 2016-2017 season, marking his third appearance ...

SW Resources benefit gala to be held in Vienna Saturday

VIENNA - SW Resources is holding its first Party with a Purpose Benefit Gala at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Grand Pointe Conference Center.The event is a change from the program's annual auction fundraiser and will include dinner, dessert, live music, dancing, a silent auction, a raffle, door prizes ...

Jason Wilber to perform at Americana series in Vienna

VIENNA - The Mid-Ohio Valley Americana Music Tribute Series is presenting singer/guitarist Jason Wilber on Saturday night at Leach Beach in Vienna.Wilber is the longtime musician for the iconic Americana artist John Prine."Wilber is on the road for a week of shows in Ohio and West Virginia, ...

Series presents Step Afrika! at Washington State Community College

MARIETTA - The Evergreen Arts and Humanities Series at Washington State Community College, in collaboration with the Schwendeman Agency Inc., is presenting Step Afrika! as the 2016 premier performance of the series.The performance will be 7:30 p.m. Aug. 27 in the Graham Auditorium of WSCC. ...

EVE Inc. auction set for Friday in Marietta

MARIETTA - Going once, going twice, SOLD!With each bang of the gavel, a variety of items will be auctioned to community members that attend the EVE Inc. auction at the Lafayette Hotel Ballroom on Friday.Ashton Tornes, prevention specialist for domestic violence shelter EVE Inc., said they ...

Ballet Academy to hold class registration day Saturday

PARKERSBURG - The Mid-Ohio Valley Ballet Co. and Academy of Fine Arts has announced its 2016-2017 season and Class Registration Day.The ballet will present the annual "Nutcracker" performances in November and December and a new original ballet based on the classic fairy tale "Pinocchio" next ...

Vintage clothes now on display at Henderson Hall

BOAZ - A new addition to Henderson Hall opened Friday, as the new vintage clothing room in the historic hall was unveiled.Due to a $4,000 grant from the James Wood Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, clothing dating back to the 1700s which was preserved at Henderson Hall ...

Williamstown Bank employees aid W.Va. flood victims

WILLIAMSTOWN - A mother exited her home - plastered with mold and mud - holding a torn doll, damp, dirty and destroyed. As she held the doll, she noted that her stepson had loved the lost toy.Rosanne Deem, administrative assistant of Williamstown Bank, stood and watched as the woman slowly ...

Blennerhassett Island offers real taste of past with dinner

PARKERSBURG - An authentic historic dinner will be offered on Blennerhassett Island this Saturday.There are still a few remaining tickets available for the "Dining With the Blennerhassetts" event Saturday.The event is an opportunity for people to dine at a candle-lighted three-course dinner, ...

Marietta College’s Esbenshade Series begins

MARIETTA - As Marietta College's Esbenshade Series begins its 36th season, this year's programs will see a change of venue as the musical concerts move to the Peoples Bank Theatre - reopened at the start of this year in downtown Marietta.Of the five Esbenshade programs schedule for 2016-2017, ...

Marietta officers shop with kids in need

MARIETTA - The Marietta Police Department is showing children in the community that police officers can help in many more ways than they ever imagined.On Friday, members of the department took about 30 children and their parents to Wal-Mart in Marietta to get them ready for school by purchasing ...

World War II veteran receives Parkersburg High School diploma

BELLVILLE - A World War II veteran has been presented with a Parkersburg High School diploma, the second such presentation through a Department of Veterans Assistance program.Representatives of Parkersburg High, the school Naval Junior ROTC unit, Wood County Schools, military officials and the ...

Visiting dance instructor teaches at Parkersburg’s Schrader Youth Ballet

PARKERSBURG - People came from near and far to listen to Nina Danilova teach classical ballet this week in Parkersburg.Danilova, a native of Russia who is now a professor at the North Carolina School of Arts, has been a special guest instructor at the Schrader Youth Ballet this week. Danilova ...

Waterford Fair to last all weekend

WATERFORD - Fair food was heating up right along with the weather at the Waterford Fair on Thursday as community members set up their booths in preparation for a fine fair weekend.Brian Moore, 36, of Waterford, said he expects to see a lot of people filter into the fair over the weekend, noting ...