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Chocolate Party proves a sweet fundraiser for EVE Inc. for a 30th year

MARIETTA — EVE Inc. Sunday celebrated its Chocolate Party, the 30th year of the fundraiser. The organization celebrated with an endless supply of chocolate delicacies like cookies, brownies, cakes, candies, cupcakes, cheesecakes and a fountain flowing with chocolate. The long-running ...

Marietta seeks resolution in sewer battle with Washington County Commission

MARIETTA — While the Washington County Commissioners begin plans to comply with environmental orders to sewer Devola, litigation between the commissioners and the city of Marietta continues. On Friday, attorneys for the county and city discussed the potential next steps in two legal cases ...

West Virginia lawmakers offer solutions for secondary road woes

CHARLESTON — Heeding the call from West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice during his State of the State address, several lawmakers are moving forward with legislation to kickstart repairs on West Virginia’s crumbling back roads. Sen. Randy Smith, R-Tucker, introduced Senate Bill 522 on Tuesday. ...

West Virginia school groups OK possible work action over education bill

PARKERSBURG — School personnel from around West Virginia overwhelmingly voted to authorize their state associations to call for a work action if needed over the education bill in the Legislature, officials said Saturday. Representatives of the American Federation of Teachers-West Virginia, ...

Snow may cause delivery delay

Due to deteriorating road conditions the Monday edition of the Parkersburg News and Sentinel may be delivered later than normal to some homes. Subscribers may read the All Access digital version of the printed newspaper by validating their subscription at ...

Gunmakers, craftsmen bring wares to Marietta museum

MARIETTA — Settlers knew that the best quality items were always hand made. Gunmakers and allied artists from Ohio and West Virginia converged at the Campus Martius Museum for the sixth annual Contemporary Gunmakers and Allied Artists Show on Saturday. Visitors could see an array of ...

Memorial Health System establishes breast milk bank in Marietta

MARIETTA — A program that provides breast milk for infants who need it now has a connection with the Memorial Health System in Marietta. Memorial established itself as part of the OhioHealth Mothers’ Milk Bank network late last year, and several nursing mothers have begun contributing to ...

Putnam Commons welcomes new stores

MARIETTA — Putnam Commons at 121 Putnam St. is the home to a few new businesses. The facilities also offers newly remodeled spaces for people hoping to branch out on their own. “We are a small business for other small businesses,” said Levi Holbert, property manager of Putnam ...

Comfort Keepers of the Mid-Ohio Valley receives award

MARIETTA — Local Comfort Keepers owner Joanie Yeomans recently accepted the Operational Excellence Award at the 2018 Comfort Keepers Leadership Conference in San Antonio. The local Comfort Keepers of the Mid-Ohio Valley has received the award for a sixth consecutive year from CK Franchising ...

Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce plans multiple events for February

MARIETTA — The Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce will hold several programs this month. Boost Your Business workshop will be held 8:30-9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Huntington Bank, 226 Third St. The topic is “Understanding Cash Flow vs. Profitability” with featured speaker John Voorhies of ...

Glenville State College to mark 147th anniversary

GLENVILLE — Glenville State College, established Feb. 19, 1872, will celebrate its 147th anniversary with a Founders Day of Giving crowd funding campaign. The campaign comprises 30 individual projects. Donors can then choose which special projects or funds they would like to support. The ...

LGBTQ advocate to speak at WVU-P

PARKERSBURG — A writer, speaker and advocate for the LGBTQ community will speak 12:15-1 p.m. Thursday at West Virginia University at Parkersburg in the college theater. The presentation by Shane Bitney Crone is sponsored by the Social Justice Committee and is made possible by a Higher ...

Bogard, Bookman recognized by Washington County Career Center

MARIETTA — The Washington County Career Center has named its February Students of the Month, Erin Bogard and Timothy Bookman. Bogard is a Warren senior enrolled in the Sports Medicine & Exercise Science program. She she is the daughter of Andy Bogard of Vincent and Jeri Pierson of ...

WVU-P donation expands Wirt County High School welding units

PARKERSBURG — West Virginia University at Parkersburg has made a donation to the Wirt County High School Career and Technical Education welding program of five welding stations, including four multi-process welders, four bench wire feeders and a tungsten inert gas welder. Wirt County High ...

Hunter education courses set in West Virginia, Ohio

CHARLESTON — Hunter education courses have been scheduled for Ohio and West Virginia. In West Virginia, a course will be held 8 a.m.-5 p.m. March 9 and 1-5 p.m. March 10 at the Mollohan Center at the Wetzel County 4-H Camp, New Martinsville. The class is open to anyone 10 years and older. ...

Glenville State College honors bluegrass pioneers

GLENVILLE —Glenville State College has honored six bluegrass pioneers with honorary doctoral degrees at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tenn. They were Buddy Griffin, Bobby Osborne, Sonny Osborne, Jesse McReynolds, Mac Wiseman (accepted on his behalf by Ronnie Reno) ...