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Gingery exhibit on display at Wesbanco in downtown Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG - The Melony Gingery Exhibit is on display through July 31 at WesBanco at 415 Market St. in downtown Parkersburg.The exhibit is open for viewing from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday. It is called "Melony's Menagerie: Creating the YOUniverse."Melony ...

Highland Scenic Highway shows West Virginia’s beauty

RICHWOOD - The Highland Scenic Highway is a Pocahontas County highway included in the National Forest Scenic Byway and is the highest major roadway in West Virginia.It is 43 miles in length from Richwood to U.S. Route 219, 7 miles north of Marlinton. The two-lane highway follows State Route ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department program honored

PARKERSBURG - The Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department AmeriCorps received the Golden A award for top overall 2015-2016 West Virginia Americorps program."This is a brand new award given to us for achieving program satisfaction from our sites and members," said Sherry Ellem, co-director of the ...

Mid Ohio Valley Players Theater schedules pledge drive

MARIETTA - The Mid Ohio Valley Players Theater will kick off its Annual Pledge Drive month on July 23.The drive is among the main fundraisers for the year and funds will be used to help run both the Junior Players and Youth Theater programs, which are available to youth in grades 5th-12th, and ...

4-H camp in Waterford offers life lessons to kids, teens

WATERFORD - Nestled along the banks of Wolf Creek just four miles south of Waterford, lies Camp Hervida, where children and teens are learning new life skills through this year's 4-H camp.The Junior Camp is for children who have completed third through sixth grades and the Senior Camp is for ...

Lineup set for Flood of Love benefit concert in Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG - Although Wednesday's Flood of Love benefit concert will take place nearly three weeks after historic flooding inundated homes and properties and claimed 23 lives in the Mountain State, the money raised is still very much needed."This is going to be quite an event here in town," ...

Francis Angelos donates family candy molds to Parkersburg museums

PARKERSBURG - A Parkersburg man is donating pieces of his family's history, which also were part of Parkersburg's history, to local museums.Francis Angelos is a longtime businessman in Parkersburg with his wife, Kiki. They operated the former Olympic Deli for years and are active in the local ...

West Virginia Interstate Fair and Exposition to open Tuesday

MINERAL WELLS - The 2016 West Virginia Interstate Fair and Exposition will feature five days of live entertainment, activities, carnival rides and other attractions on Butcher Bend Road near Mineral Wells.The fair, which begins Tuesday and runs through Saturday, will also feature track events ...

Food to be collected for Vienna, Parkersburg food pantries

VIENNA - Grand Central Chiropractic Center, 1100 Ninth St. in Vienna, will be collecting nonperishable food items from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday for the Good Samaritan Food Pantry (at Wayside United Methodist Church in Vienna) and Good Shepherd Episcopal Church's food pantry in ...

Beverly woman steps up to help battle cancer

BEVERLY - Imagine walking 20 miles a day for three days. Now imagine doing it for a cause you are passionate about. It makes the walk a little easier that way.This is what Staci Spung, 28, of Beverly thinks every time she enters a Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk.In 2006, Spung saw a commercial for ...

Boy Scout Troop 231 distributes flags

PARKERSBURG - Members of local Boy Scout Troop 231 assisted with this year's Mid-Ohio Valley American flag distribution for Independence Day to honor past and present members of the military.Also helping in this year's project were the Parkersburg High School Red Wing Drill Team, Parkersburg ...

Young wins honors at 4-H Day

PARKERSBURG - Brie-Ann Young of the Fairview 4-H Club represented Wood County at state 4-H Day at WVU Jackson's Mill on May 21. Young won a Gold Ribbon for her outstanding PowerPoint Public Speaking presentation.The annual competition allows youths to participate in educational activities and ...

Marietta prepares to celebrate two-day Sweet Corn Festival

MARIETTA - Corn, corn, corn, nothing but corn. On July 15 and 16, the Marietta Sweet Corn Festival is back to provide tasty treats provided by the Witten Farm Market-and it's a good year for corn.Julie Witten, co-owner of Witten Farm Market, said the weather has been just right and the corn is ...

Vienna race to raise funds for flood relief

VIENNA - Running Unlimited LLC will be hosting the Ohio Valley University Fighting Scots Flood Relief 5K trail walk/run on July 17 at 2 p.m. on the main campus of Ohio Valley University off Rosemar Road in Vienna.The race is open to all ages and the cost to enter is $20. All proceeds will ...

Keating becomes certified therapy dog

BELPRE - Keating has graduated and is now an official therapy dog.Its certification from Therapy Dogs International (TDI) is a result of a series of classes and personal training.Owners Mark and Nancy Miller, of Miller Prosthetics & Orthotics, rescued the amputee puppy two years ago ...

Louie the beagle gets a new leg

BELPRE - After six years of dragging his left back leg when he walked, Louie's back hip started to break down.When Louie started scooting around because of the pain, owners Bob and Jill DePue of Athens decided to schedule hip surgery for the beagle. They took one last shot at another option ...

Marietta’s Riverfront Roar slated for July 8-10

MARIETTA - The 2016 Marietta Riverfront Roar will bring professional powerboat racing back to the Mid-Ohio Valley for another year from July 8-10 on the Ohio River at Marietta.The Marietta Riverfront Roar is held annually the second weekend in July and features free race watching from the ...

Matheny Insurance presents grant to Parkersburg Day Nursery

PARKERSBURG -Matheny Insurance Services, an Allstate affiliate, presented a $1,000 grant from the Allstate Foundation Helping Hands in the Community program to the Parkersburg Day Nursery.The presentation was made by Justin Knotts, agency manager for Matheny Insurance Services, to Karen ...

Parkersburg to host concert benefiting flood victims

PARKERSBURG - The city of Parkersburg will be hosting a benefit concert at Bicentennial Plaza, between the city building and the courthouse, July 13 from 4:30 to 10 p.m. to help flood victims in West Virginia.Monetary donations are encouraged and checks should be made out to the American Red ...