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Preserving History

September 15, 2014 BELPRE — The new Collections Preservation Addition to the Farmers Castle Museum Education Center will be dedicated at a special ceremony which will kick off the center’s Heritage Day program on Oct. more »»

 
 
 
One dead in Rockport fire

September 15, 2014 ROCKPORT — One person has died in a structure fire north of Rockpor. more »»

October brings start to W.Va. Special Olympics

September 15, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The annual Special Olympics West Virginia Fall Games will be held in October in Parkersburg and local volunteers are being sought to help put on the statewide competition. more »»

W.Va. DOH announces closures beginning today

September 15, 2014 PARKERSBURG — There will be a number of road work projects going on throughout the area this week, beginning today, local highway officials said. more »»

Former elementary school revitalized for new year

September 15, 2014 By JASMINE ROGERS Special to The News and Sentinel OAK GROVE — As the newly established Oak Grove Christian School opened its doors this month, the sounds of tiny footsteps and little laughter fille... more »»

‘Win-win’ for farmers market and food pantries

September 15, 2014 MARIETTA — After seven weeks of hosting local food pantries at its Saturday sale, the River City Farmers Market said the effort to increase awareness for local pantries and boost their food supply i... more »»

Endangered species reintroduced to river

September 15, 2014 WILLIAMSTOWN — The week of Sept. 1 was an exciting time for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge, officials said. more »»

Block Party

September 14, 2014 MARIETTA — Life-sized board games, zumba demonstrations, crafts and costumes lined Market Street on Saturday for the annual Downtown Block Party. more »»

Veterans walk helps student group

September 14, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Despite a gray overcast sky that threatened rain and cool temperatures Saturday morning, more than 400 people took part in the annual Walk4Vets at City Park in Parkersburg. more »»

Tomblin filling $100M shortfall

September 14, 2014 CHARLESTON — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says he will dip into West Virginia’s Rainy Day Fund to close a more than $100 million gap in state funding. more »»

New system to grade schools

September 14, 2014 PARKERSBURG — School systems across West Virginia will be graded in determining accreditation, according to a new performance-based system being implemented this month. more »»

GOP dinner speaker seen as a lighting rod

September 14, 2014 MARIETTA — The speaker at the Washington County Republican Party’s annual Reagan Dinner has appalled and enthralled residents. more »»

Election deadlines coming up

September 14, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Deadlines for the Nov. 4 general election are coming up with early voting beginning Oct. 22. The deadline to request an absentee ballot from the Wood County Clerk is Oct. 29. more »»

Applications for United States service academy available

September 14, 2014 MARIETTA — The office of U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-6th, is accepting applications from young men and women wanting a nomination to a United States service academy. more »»

Bar association offering free legal clinic Sept. 16

September 14, 2014 MARIETTA — The Washington County Bar Association, with the assistance of Southeastern Ohio Legal Services, is offering a free legal clinic on Sept. 17. more »»

Stephenson Methodist Church to hold picnic today

September 14, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Stephenson United Methodist Church will hold its annual picnic today at City Park Shelter 5. Bingo starts around 3 p.m. with a covered dish dinner at 5 p.m. more »»

Paddlefest kicks off on Ohio River

September 14, 2014 By JOLENE CRAIG jcraig@newsandsentinel. more »»

Truly Historic

September 14, 2014 MARIETTA — The Rufus Putnam house that withstood the savagery of the frontier nearly succumbed to the savagery of time. In 1902, half of the roof of the Putnam House was torn off by a tornad. more »»

Ribs and jazz go hand in hand at Jazz Festival

September 14, 2014 VIENNA — Barbecue and jazz combined to make Spencer Park a hub of activity with the Vienna Rib and Jazz Festival on Saturday. Some said they came for the music, others for the food and some for bot. more »»

Rules limit access to pain pills

September 14, 2014 MARIETTA — Changing drugs containing hydrocodone from Schedule III to Schedule II controlled substances will mean patients will be able to get fewer pain pills at a time and will have to see their... more »»

Weeds must be maintained

September 14, 2014 MARIETTA — The mowing season has been officially extended another month for Marietta residents and other owners of property within the city limits. more »»

 
 

Fundraiser September 18, 2014

BELMONT – Carehaven of Pleasants county will hold a fundraiser for Alzheimer's at 6 p.m. Sept. 18 at 506 Riverview Drive.Entertainment will include the bluegrass and gospel bands The Gospel Strings, The Carriers, The Sunderman Family and The Tuttle Band. more »

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My Mother's Secret

September 15, 2014 An international bestseller and National Jewish Book Award finalist is available now in paperback, "My Mother's Secret" by J.L. Witterick. more »

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