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Local women take Jenco Award

October 3, 2015 BELPRE — Nancy Sams, president of the Belpre Historical Society, is a 2015 Jenco Foundation Fund Award recipient. more »»

South student nurturing music career

October 3, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Life takes many different paths depending on decisions made. more »»

Crowley to be honored at Marietta College

October 3, 2015 MARIETTA — Thomas John Crowley, a 1965 graduate of Parkersburg Catholic High School, will be posthumously inducted into the Marietta College Hall of Honor Oc. more »»

Red Cross plans blood drives

October 3, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Blood drives have been scheduled in the region in October by the American Red Cross during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. more »»

ACS to hold community event Oct. 22

October 3, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The community has always shown a lot of support for the American Cancer Society and now it wants to show how much the community means to the ACS. more »»

Tickets on sale for West Virginia Music HOF induction ceremony

October 3, 2015 CHARLESTON — Tickets are now on sale for the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame’s 2015 induction ceremony. The event will be held Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston. more »»

Chili cookoff moved to Sunday

October 2, 2015 PARKERSBURG — A cold and rainy forecast has prompted the Chamber of Commerce of the Mid-Ohio Valley to move the Great Bowls of Fire Chili Cookoff from Saturday to Sunday, said Jill Parsons,... more »»

Lowell ready for island festival

October 2, 2015 LOWELL — With days spent hunched over sliced kielbasa, bratwurst and onions, organizers of Lowell’s 40th annual Octoberfest are laying the groundwork for the ruby anniversary. more »»

Junior League seeks members, projects

October 2, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The Junior League of Parkersburg is looking for new members and opportunities to volunteer. The Junior League, celebrating its 90th anniversary, has 12 active members. more »»

Smoot pushing annual Kids Club shows

October 2, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Felice Jorgeson at the Smoot Theatre is on a mission and it coincides with the opening of the 21st annual Kids Club family series. more »»

Phillips benefit slated for Saturday

October 2, 2015 BELMONT — A benefit spaghetti dinner to raise money for Rick Phillips will be noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Belmont Fire Training Building (behind Belmont Elementary School) in Pleasants County. more »»

Wood County 4-H celebrates 100 years

October 1, 2015 PARKERSBURG — One hundred years ago, the boys-only Washington Corn 4-H Club held its first meeting in Wood County. more »»

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater fundraiser set

October 1, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The local nonprofit Voices for Children Court Appointed Special Advocate Program will hold its annual Murder Mystery Dinner Theater fundraiser at 6 p.m. Oct. more »»

ATV safety course offered by certified instructors

October 1, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Mountwood ATV Adventures has completed a week-long safety training course, certifying five local instructors to now provide safety training to local ATV users. more »»

W.Va. Interstate Fair gets donation

October 1, 2015 MINERAL WELLS — Peoples Bancorp Foundation has awarded $2,500 to the West Virginia Interstate Fair and Exposition for the expansion of the 4-H hog barn. more »»

Woman's Home receives upgrades

September 28, 2015 MARIETTA — A Marietta staple is preparing for yet another phase of new windows to accomplish better energy efficiency and keep its residents warm through the coming winter. more »»

Sartorius chosen for online exhibition

September 28, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Norm Sartorius, of Parkersburg, will represent West Virginia in American Craft Week’s first virtual gallery featuring 51 works of art representing a celebrated craft artist from each... more »»

Tell us a story

September 27, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg News and Sentinel and Marietta A.M. in October will again publish Ghost Stories, the annual publication of things otherworldly. more »»

Mansion by Candlelight to be held

September 27, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The annual “Blennerhassett Island by Night — The Mansion by Candlelight” program will offer visitors to Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park the chance to step back in time to... more »»

Parent volunteer saves boy from choking

September 27, 2015 MARIETTA — Parents of St. more »»

Marietta native serves as Navy diver

September 27, 2015 St. MARYS, Ga. — A Marietta native and 2009 graduate of Fort Fyre High School is a U.S. Navy diver assigned to the Trident Refit Facility, Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay in Georgi. more »»


History program October 5, 2015

MARIETTA – Bill Reynolds, historian at Campus Martius Museum, will speak on men's clothing on the Ohio frontier at a meeting of the Washington County Historical Society at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 at The Castle Museum, 418 Fourth St., Marietta.The meeting is free and open to the public. more »

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