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Ohio 26 Fall Foliage Tour scheduled for this weekend

DART, Ohio —The 28th annual Fall Foliage Tour and Antique Engine/Equipment Show will celebrate the fall change of colors Saturday and Sunday at several locations along Ohio 26 north of Marietta. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday and is sponsored by ...

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Rob Pitts, of Elizabeth, shows how blacksmiths could make a variety of things for the farm or home, such as a kettle hook for holding a pot or kettle over an open fire, at last year’s Pioneer Day.

Elizabeth to host Wirt County Pioneer Day celebration Saturday

ELIZABETH — The 15th annual Wirt County Pioneer Day will be Saturday in courthouse square in Elizabeth. The Elizabeth Beauchamp Chapter Daughters of American Pioneers organizes the annual heritage event which will feature vendors, concessions, craft demonstrations, a Ladies Tea, Civil War ...

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Caleb Givens, of Belpre, gives a blacksmithing demonstration during last year’s Belpre Heritage Day at the Farmers Castle Museum Education Center in Belpre. This year’s event will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Belpre slated to celebrate its past at Farmers Castle Museum

BELPRE — The Belpre Historical Society will host its annual Heritage Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Farmers Castle Museum Education Center on Ridge Street in Belpre. Admission is free. A flag ceremony will begin the day at 11 a.m. with a welcome from Belpre Mayor Mike ...

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Playing a video game at last year’s Parkersburg Pop Con were, from left, Dakota Delong, Austin Foster and Greg Cochran, all of Parkersburg.

Pop Con coming to West Virginia University at Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG — The second annual Parkersburg Pop Con will be Saturday at West Virginia University at Parkersburg for pop culture enthusiasts of all kinds. WVU-P is teaming up with local businesses for the convention which runs from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday in the College Activities Center for ...

Smooth jazz concert set for downtown Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG — The sounds of smooth jazz will fill the 700 and 800 blocks of Market Street on Saturday. The gates open at 4 p.m. and music will be from 5-9 p.m. during the free Wine and Jazz on Market Street festival, said event organizer David Wells of Vienna, founder and chief executive ...

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Tractor pulls are always a big hit at the Barlow Fair.

Barlow Fair to run through Sunday

BARLOW — Since 1871 the Barlow Fair has stood on its own as a gathering for the community. “It’s the oldest independent fair in the state,” said Pat Amrine, secretary of the Barlow Fair Board. “We consider it a community get together, a homecoming of sorts.” This year’s fair, ...

St. Mary Catholic School to host fall festival

MARIETTA — With three days worth of events, the St. Mary Catholic School Fall Festival offers a little something for everyone — and every age group. The event, one of the largest annual fundraisers for the Marietta school, kicks off Friday with a catered dinner and wine pairings from the ...

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The Actors Guild of Parkersburg will present “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” for the next two weekends at the Guild Playhouse in downtown Parkersburg.

Actors Guild of Parkersburg readies ‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’

PARKERSBURG — The Actors Guild of Parkersburg will present the story of a man’s descent into madness with the classic story of “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” for two weekends in September. The performances will be 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sept. 29 and 30 at the Guild Playhouse at Eighth ...

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Bands step up to help Williamstown High School drumline

PARKERSBURG — In organizing his first concert — a fundraiser to purchase new drums for the Williamstown High School music program — Perry Knopp found some willing partners. Charleston indie band Qiet and blues journeyman Greg O’Brien and the Spoodoo Cadillacs will take the stage at ...

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Jim Boston, of Ritchie County, stands by his 15 hp Reed motor, which is 100 years old and still running, during last year’s Volcano Days Antique Engine Show and Festival at Mountwood Park.

Volcano Days to begin Friday

VOLCANO — The 29th annual Volcano Days Antique Engine Show and Festival will be Friday through Sunday at Mountwood Park, just off U.S. 50 east of Parkersburg. The festival will feature three days of live entertainment, displays of antique engines, historical lectures and tours, a variety of ...

Glenville State College to present ‘The Miracle Worker’

GLENVILLE — Students in Glenville State College’s Theatre program will be performing “The Miracle Worker,” their first full show of the fall 2017 semester at 7 p.m. tonight through Saturday. Admission is free for GSC students and $3 for general admission. The play is suitable for all ...

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Sternwheelers of all sizes lined the Ohio River Levee during last year’s Ohio River Sternwheel Festival in Marietta.

Marietta to host Ohio River Sternwheel Festival this weekend

MARIETTA — The Ohio River Levee in downtown Marietta will host a weekend of entertainment with the 2017 Ohio River Sternwheel Festival from Friday through Sunday. This year’s headliners include Parrots of the Caribbean, AJR, Rick K and the Allnighters and Adam Craig. They will be ...

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Comedian Michael Kent will perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Peoples Bank Theatre in Marietta in a production co-sponsored by the theater and Marietta College Pioneer Activities Council.

Peoples Bank Theatre to host a variety of performances this month

MARIETTA — Several shows are planned through the month of September at Peoples Bank Theatre in Marietta. “Broadway Songs of a Summer Night” will be featured at 8 p.m. Sept. 16. Tickets are $20 for the general public and $10 for Peoples Bank Theatre members. The show features local ...

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The Virginia Killian Art Exhibit will be on display through the month of September at WesBanco Bank, 415 Market St. in downtown Parkersburg.

Virginia Killian art on display at WesBanco in downtown Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG — The Virginia Killian Art Exhibit will be on display through the month of September 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. to 3 p.m. and on Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 ...

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The Purple Xperience — A Tribute to Prince will perform at 8 p.m. Friday at the Point Park Amphitheatre in downtown Parkersburg. The concert will end this year’s Point Park Concert Series.

Purple Xperience to conclude Point Park Concert Series

PARKERSBURG — The Point Park Concert Series concludes Friday with a concert by The Purple Xperience A Tribute to Prince at 8 p.m. at the Point Park Amphitheatre. The concert is free and open to the public. In the event of rain, concerts are held at the Parkersburg High School ...

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Musician Pete Kosky performs an original song at last year’s Gathering at Sweet Creek near Mineral Wells.

Gathering at Sweet Creek starts Friday

MINERAL WELLS — The annual Gathering at Sweet Creek will bring old-time musicians and music fans from throughout the region to Mineral Wells this weekend. The Gathering will be Friday through Sunday at 316 Sugar Camp Road, on West Virginia 21 about 2.5 miles south of the Mineral Wells exit ...

Mid-Ohio Valley museums open for Labor Day weekend

PARKERSBURG — A number of local activities and attractions will highlight the Labor Day weekend in the Mid-Ohio Valley. * Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park and the Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History will be open during the Labor Day holiday weekend, including Monday for ...

Marietta welcomes Washington County Fair

MARIETTA — The countdown has begun until chickens, cakes, cattle, carnival rides and more will be on display at the Washington County Fair. Kicking off the festivities will be Charlie McLeish, 83, of Reno, as the parade marshal of the Washington County Fair Parade Saturday ...

Marietta College exhibit shine spotlight on female artists

MARIETTA— Woman artists will be featured in an exhibit opening Sept. 1 at Marietta College. Serving as an invitational exhibition of multi-generational female artists from around the East Coast, “I Embody...,” the first Gallery 310 exhibition of the fall semester, will be on display in ...

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Nikki Joy, left, and Kennedy Mays, right, look at a display of bee hives during last year’s West Virginia State Honey Festival at City Park in Parkersburg.

City Park to host West Virginia State Honey Festival this weekend

PARKERSBURG — The 2017 West Virginia State Honey Festival will be Saturday and Sunday at City Park in Parkersburg. The festival will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children ages 7-12 years and free for ages 6 and ...