Faith

Peoples Bank Theatre season slated

MARIETTA - A mixture of music and comedy will be featured at Peoples Bank Theatre in Marietta during the summer and fall months in Marietta as the theatre continues its Spotlight Series of performances."There has been a flurry of activity since the theatre opened in January," said Hunt Brawley, ...

Wood County Technical students to attend competition

PARKERSBURG - Students from the Wood County Technical and Caperton centers will compete in Kentucky this month at the National Skills USA competition.The event will be held June 20-24 at the 52nd Annual National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Ky.Two state champions from this ...

Recognizing PHS Class of 1976 grads

(Editor's Note: This article was written by Dr. Betsy Barger Alderman, professor and department head, Communication Department, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She is a Parkersburg High School Class of 1976 graduate. The class is having its reunion June 24-25.)Teachers, firefighters, ...

WVU President Gee rallies D.C.-area alumni

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today's climate of economic, social and political turmoil creates a rocky road for the futures of West Virginia University and the state of West Virginia, but, as WVU President Gordon Gee pointed out Tuesday in the nation's capital, challenges create opportunities waiting to ...

Parkersburg native keeps Navy aircraft flying

PARKERSBURG - A 1997 graduate of Parkersburg South High School is serving with a U.S. Navy electronic attack squadron that flies the Navy's newest and most technologically advanced aircraft, the EA-18G Growler.Chief Petty Officer Maria Schade is a yeoman with the Commander Electronic Attack ...

Parkersburg library offers girls’ engineering program

PARKERSBURG - Area girls entering the seventh grade have an opportunity to learn technology and engineering skills in a free science camp at the South Parkersburg Library.Program participants in the camp Girls STEAM Ahead! will use littleBits electronic components to design and build small ...

Church to host cookouts in Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG - Summer, as far as the schools are concerned, is here. It is cookout season and the Liberty Street Church of God is into community picnics with a grillin' and fillin' outlook. That's grilling of the food and filling of plates, cups and bellies."We will be doing cookouts at ...

Twin Rivers Baptist Church marks 20 years

WHIPPLE, Ohio - The Twin Rivers Baptist Church, 110 D.A.V. Road, Whipple, celebrated its 20th anniversary on June 5.The day included a dedication and ribbon cutting for the church's new $1 million Family Center.A morning service was held at 10 a.m. in the church auditorium with church pastor, ...

Bell tower work nears end at Marietta church

MARIETTA - Deemed the "Church of the Pioneers" for its early settler roots in Marietta, the First Congregational Church on Front Street is 220 years old as are its under-construction bell towers. After 10 months, work on the towers is coming to an end and the beloved structures are slated to ...

Whipple church marking 20th anniversary

WHIPPLE - The Twin Rivers Baptist Church at 110 D.A.V. Road has two special reasons to celebrate Sunday.The church will celebrate its 20th anniversary and dedicate its new Family Center.The 10 a.m. morning service will be followed by dinner on the grounds in the new Family Center building - the ...

Anderson to premiere hymn at Parkersburg church Sunday

PARKERSBURG - An arrangement of the hymn "Come, Thou Almighty King" for English handbells will premiere this Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church in Parkersburg.The arranger is Douglas Anderson, director of the Library at Marietta College. The arrangement titled "Almighty King" has been ...

Marietta student collects shoes for charity

MARIETTA - While many use shoes to accessorize in excess, matching every outfit perfectly with each pair, a local student is looking to take those extra pairs as an opportunity to give back.Hannah Miller, a junior at Marietta High School, helped bring a "Soles 4 Souls" ministry to First ...

Parkersburg church schedules Memorial Day Mass

PARKERSBURG - Atop the hill in Mount Carmel Cemetery in Parkersburg, a flagpole is positioned in a triangle of grass where roads cross paths. It's there a 10 a.m. Mass, led by the Rev. John Rice of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, is scheduled Memorial Day morning."There will be a couple of ...

Wood County Christian holds Serving Others Day

PARKERSBURG - Wood County Christian School students performed good deeds throughout the area Thursday as part of the school's annual Serving Others Day.Though Wood County Christian is located in Williamstown, students completed projects Thursday throughout Wood County and in some neighboring ...

Drugs conference set for Williamstown church

WILLIAMSTOWN - West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and experts will gather today in Williamstown to help local communities and faith-based groups in their fight against substance abuse.The neighboring attorneys general will lead a conference ...

Enoch to perform benefit concert

PARKERSBURG - Matt Enoch, a Parkersburg-born country and gospel music singer-songwriter living in Nashville, will present a one-hour benefit concert May 15 for Joni Lipsey, wife of South Parkersburg Baptist Church pastor Tom Lipsey to pay for expenses incurred in her cancer treatment. The ...

MOV residents mark prayer observance

PARKERSBURG - Three Mid-Ohio Valley cities united with others across the United States to pray for their communities and the country on Thursday for the National Day of Prayer."We're not here today to grumble and complain about our nation," Downtown Bethel Church Pastor Janet Richards prayed at ...

Parkersburg man among 13 to be ordained permanent deacons

PARKERSBURG A member of a Catholic Church in Parkersburg will be among the permanent deacons to be ordained for ministry in the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston for the first time in 11 years.Steve Wharton of St. Margaret Mary Parish will be ordained 11 a.m. May 7 at the Basilica of the ...

Williamstown church celebrating centennial

WILLIAMSTOWN The First Presbyterian Church at 314 West Fifth St. is observing its 100th anniversary with special celebrations denoting the original dedication of the church in April 1916.Two observances are planned on Sunday and on June 5, said the Rev. Elizabeth Campbell-Maleke, pastor of the ...

Theobald-Rowlands joins Chautauqua Clergy program

VIENNA - The Rev. Emilie Theobald-Rowlands, pastor of Christ Lutheran Church in Vienna, is participating in The Chautauqua Clergy Leadership Program in Chautauqua, N.Y.The program is designed to cultivate the potential of selected clergy leaders to become "public pastors" or leaders of ...