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Shaggers ready for Pinin' for the Summer'

February 1, 2015 VIENNA — Despite the cold and threat of snow, members of the Mid-Ohio Valley Shaggers Club were getting ready for the 12th annual “Pinin’ for the Summer” dance. more »»

 
 
 
PHS to take part in science competition

February 1, 2015 PARKERSBURG — A team from Parkersburg High School this week will participate in a science competition with schools from around the state in a competition to determine West Virginia’s representative... more »»

Pinewood Derby to be Feb. 7

February 1, 2015 VIENNA — The 43rd annual Davis Anderson Memorial Cub Scout Pinewood Derby Allohak Council Championships will be Feb. 7 at the Grand Central Mall in Vienna. The derby will begin at 10 a.m. more »»

WVU Garden Calendar offers ideas for planning

February 1, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Planning is key for producing an abundant and successful garden. more »»

PHS cornerstone marks centennial

February 1, 2015 PARKERSBURG — A century ago, signs of growth and progress were abundant throughout Parkersburg. In every direction the city was experiencing growth. more »»

Assembly to focus on girls, bullying

January 31, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg High School has been selected to participate in a nationwide anti-girl-on-girl bullying assembly on Feb. 4. The assembly, called The. Biggest. Assembly. Ever. more »»

Kawasaki Disease in local spotlight

January 31, 2015 BEVERLY — It was just a few weeks ago when young Cooper Hellinger, 4, was diagnosed with Kawasaki Disease (KD), a rare blood vessel disease. more »»

Law enforcement steps up for Super Bowl

January 31, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Highway Safety Program and area law enforcement agencies are urging football fans attending Super Bowl... more »»

FOPA set to meet Monday

January 31, 2015 PARKERSBURG — An organizational meeting of the Fraternal Order of Police Associate Blennerhassett Lodge 3 of Wood County will be held 7 p.m. more »»

Local food program helps 300 kids

January 29, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The local Child Care Food Program, which serves 10 counties, provides reimbursement for nutritious meals served to 300 children in day care. more »»

Sanctuary House celebrates 16 years

January 26, 2015 PARKERSBURG — For a number of years, people have had a place they could go if a loved one was recovering at the hospital or if they were travelers stranded in the Parkersburg area thanks to the... more »»

Former WVU quarterback discusses 'American Sniper' experience

January 26, 2015 LOS ANGELES — Former West Virginia University player Ben Reed is thrilled to be playing Chris Kyle’s father in the Oscar-nominated movie “American Sniper. more »»

Area Catholic schools plan celebrations

January 26, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg Catholic Schools are celebrating the 41st anniversary of Catholic Schools Week with a number of activities this week. more »»

McKinley: Prison guards need pepper spray

January 26, 2015 WASHINGTON — A U.S. representative from West Virginia is among lawmakers introducing a bill allowing federal corrections workers to carry pepper spray. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.V. more »»

Parkersburg Art Center series in full swing

January 25, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Local families and children have an outlet to help combat the post-holiday blues and cabin fever with the Parkersburg Art Center’s “Arty Party” series. more »»

Lecture series to be presented

January 25, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History will present a series of speakers in February as part of its 2015 Blennerhassett Winter Lecture Series. more »»

Soldier memorialized at school

January 25, 2015 NEWPORT — A soldier who died in Vietnam was memorialized at a Newport school. Burl Denton Hewitt, a corporal in the U.S. more »»

Free tax filing services available

January 25, 2015 MARIETTA — Three local groups are gearing up to provide free tax filing services for residents. more »»

Community foundation launches its 52nd year

January 24, 2015 VIENNA — With the theme of “Stepping Up! Local Matters,” the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation and its regional affiliates in Doddridge, Jackson, the Little Kanawha Area, Mason and Ritchie... more »»

Parkersburg Art Center to host expo, fundraiser

January 24, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Art Center will be a busy place on Feb. 7. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. that day, the Classic Plastics Toy & Comic Expo will be held at the art center. more »»

Casto named DNR Officer of the Year

January 24, 2015 PARKERSBURG — A Parkersburg Natural Resources Police officer was named Officer of the Year in West Virginia. Jonathan R. more »»

 
 

Used Book Sale February 5, 2015

BARLOW — A used book sale will Feb. 5-7 at the Barlow Branch Library on Ohio 339 in Barlow.The sale will be 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Feb. 5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 6 and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 7 at the library. It is sponsored by the Friends of the Barlow Library. For more information, call 740-678-0103. more »

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