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Military historians consider Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson one of the most gifted tactical commanders in history. A program on Jackson (portrayed by Doug Riley) will be presented at the July 20 Civil War Roundtable of the Mid-Ohio Valley meeting.

Civil War Roundtable of the Mid-Ohio Valley to meet July 20

MARIETTA — A discussion on the issues leading up to the American Civil War, from the perspective of a Confederate general, will be the focus of the next regular meeting of the Civil War Roundtable of the Mid-Ohio Valley. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. July 20 at St. Luke’s Episcopal ...

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Artists displaying Mosaic Art at WesBanco in downtown Parkersburg are, from left, Colin Kelley, Jenny Ferruso, Linda Alexander and Lis Braham. Not pictured is Charlene Dawson.

Mosaics displayed at downtown Parkersburg WesBanco

PARKERSBURG — Mosaic artists displaying their work at WesBanco Bank this month are Charlene Dawson, Lisa Braham, Colin Kelley, Linda Alexander and Jenny Ferruso. Forrest Ash and Kristi Garrison are additional mosaic artists. SW Resources mosaic artists will take special orders by calling ...

Big Bend Blues festival set

POMEROY, Ohio — Two nights of live music and a local craft beer festival will highlight the 17th annual Big Bend Blues & Brews Bash, which takes place July 28-29 at the Pomeroy Riverside Amphitheater in historic downtown Pomeroy, Ohio. Affectionately called “The Bash” by blues ...

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Music in the Park continuing with the Lara Donahoe Trio

PARKERSBURG — The Artsbridge Summer Music in the Park concert series continues from 7-8 p.m. today with the Lara Donahoe Trio singing and playing jazz. Joining Donahoe will be Michael Tobar on keyboards and Scott Kitchen on drums. The trio will perform at Parkersburg City Park in the band ...

North Bend State Park to host International Sports Jamboree

CAIRO— The 39th annual International Sports Jamboree will be Friday through Sunday at North Bend State Park in Ritchie County for physically or visually challenged from ages 8 to 40. Practice sessions and opening ceremonies are on Friday at the amphitheater at North Bend. There will also be ...

Parkersburg City Park to host inaugural Family Fest

PARKERSBURG — The first Family Fest will be held 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Parkersburg City Park near the bandshell. The event is the successor to Kids Fest that was organized through the Liberty Street Church of God and sponsored by the church, the Baptist Temple and Bethel AME ...

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Riverfront Roar to rev up Marietta this weekend

MARIETTA — Professional powerboat racing will once again return to the Mid-Ohio Valley as the Marietta Riverfront Roar heads into town this weekend. The action will kick off on Friday at noon when the city will close down roads close to the Ohio River Levee, including Front, Greene, Second ...

Peoples Bank Theatre to hold Soul Asylum, Cracker concert

MARIETTA — The Peoples Bank Theatre is flashing back to the 1990s, bringing the Grammy Award-winning band Soul Asylum and the chart-topping band Cracker to Marietta at 7 p.m. July 14. “Soul Asylum and Cracker both produced some of the most memorable songs of the ’90s, with hits like ...

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Draw The Line — Aerosmith Tribute will perform at 8 p.m. Friday at the Point Park Amphitheatre as part of the Point Park Concert Series organized by Downtown PKB.

Point Park concert to feature Aerosmith tribute band Friday

PARKERSBURG — The Point Park Concert Series continues Friday with a concert by Draw The Line — Aerosmith Tribute 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 Fieldhouse. The ...

Artslink continues Coffeehouse Series

NEW MARTINSVILLE — ArtsLink’s 2017 Summer Coffeehouse Series continues on July 13 with local musician Rodney Sands. The free show will begin at 7 p.m. on the lawn of the Francis Creative Arts Center at the corner of Maple Avenue and Washington Street in New Martinsville. The Summer ...

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Fireworks are planned at several locations on July 4, including Beverly, Parkersburg and Ripley, among others.

July 4th events slated across the Mid-Ohio Valley

PARKERSBURG — A number of activities are planned in the Mid-Ohio Valley through the weekend and beyond to the Fourth of July holiday. WOOD COUNTY * The annual American Legion Post 15 Carnival and fireworks show at Parkersburg’s City Park begins Friday and runs through Tuesday with games, ...

Ohio Valley Summer Theater to offer free storytelling workshops

ATHENS, Ohio — The Ohio Valley Summer Theater will be holding free storytelling workshops beginning July 6. The theater and Barbara Geralds Institute for Storytelling and Social Impact are co-sponsoring two free storytelling workshops. The workshops will explore the theme, “All You Need Is ...

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Actors rehearse the Shakespeare by the River production of “The Merchant of Venice” this week.

‘The Merchant of Venice’ opening in Marietta

MARIETTA — Those walking through Muskingum Park in the coming days may happen upon a comedic tale of love, money, prejudice and social injustice. The fourth annual Shakespeare by the River production will feature “The Merchant of Venice,” beginning 8:30 p.m. today and continuing through ...

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Still Crazy will perform 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Artsbridge Music Fest at Southwood Park.

Still Crazy to perform at Southwood Park

PARKERSBURG — Still Crazy will perform 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Artsbridge Music Fest at Southwood Park. Still Crazy is an acoustic vocally oriented group of local musicians with more than six decades of experience. Soft rock, easy listening and country reflect the group’s diverse musical ...

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John M. Gradwohl Jr., also known as Professor Phineas T. Bubblemaker, performed during last year’s Mid-Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival in City Park.

Mid-Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival to be held this weekend

PARKERSBURG — The 22nd annual Mid-Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival will feature three days of food, fun, entertainment and activities at City Park in Parkersburg. This year’s festival runs Friday through Sunday, with free admission all weekend. The hours are 6-10 p.m. Friday, 11 ...

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Civil War re-enactors perform a battle last year near Henderson Hall to commemorate West Virginia becoming a state during the Civil War. This year’s event will be Saturday and Sunday.

Civil War re-enactment to be held at Henderson Hall

BOAZ — The annual Civil War Re-enactment Weekend will be Saturday and Sunday at Henderson Hall on Old River Road at Boaz. The event is put on by Henderson Hall in association with Carlin’s Battery D of Artillery and Western Virginia Artillery. The re-enactment is free and open to the ...

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Newport residents Arden Wince and his wife Ginger get some fishing done at Buckeye Park’s pond on Wednesday in Marietta. The pond will be the site of the annual Kids Fishing Derby on Saturday.

Kids Fishing Derby set for Marietta on Saturday

MARIETTA — Lines will be getting wet, worms will be the bait and fish will be biting on Saturday for the 12th annual Kids Fishing Derby at Marietta’s Buckeye Park. “We usually have between 75 and 100 kids show up. It’s always such a fun event,” said Peoples Bank associate Connie ...

Storyteller to visit Ripley

RIPLEY — Storyteller and historian Jerry Vencill is bringing “Rev. Amos Skilett” to Ripley. Skilett is the portrayal of an Appalachian circuit rider from the 1800s. The horseback preachers would travel hundreds of miles across the region to share the gospel in rural areas not yet served ...

Wood County musicians to open for Travis Tritt in Marietta

MARIETTA — Steve Hussey and Jake Eddy of Wood County are opening as special guests for Travis Tritt at Peoples Bank Theatre in Marietta at 8 p.m. Friday. This concert opens the theater’s Summer-Fall Season. Tritt’s solo acoustic performance was part of the theater’s grand reopening in ...

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Douglas P. Reed plays world traveler Phileas Fogg.

Actors Guild of Parkersburg to go ‘Around the World in 80 Days’

PARKERSBURG — A visit to the Actors Guild of Parkersburg over the next two weekends will feature a whirlwind trip “Around the World in 80 Days.” Tickets are $16 for adults and $14 for seniors and students. The show will be presented at 8 p.m. June 9, 10, 16 and 17 and at 2:30 p.m. June ...