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Locals get soaked to raise money for research

August 20, 2014 PARKERSBURG — In recent weeks, the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) has been sweeping the country as celebrities, business leaders and many others of al... more »»

Parkersburg man receives 'Quilt of Valor'

August 20, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Charles Shepherd, a World War II and Korea War veteran, has a new special way to ward off the cold this winter after he was presented with a Quilt of Valor on Monday. more »»

Volunteers sought to help with Vietnam memorial

August 19, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Volunteers will be needed to help those who visit to pay their respects when the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall arrives in Parkersburg later this month, an organizer said. more »»

Nine win prizes at festival talent show

August 19, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Nine contestants won cash and trophies at TheNewsCenter–Parkersburg Homecoming Talent Show on Saturday. more »»

Parade helps sweeten life at Waterford Fair

August 16, 2014 WATERFORD — There are two types of people at any given parade: those who throw the candy and those who collect it. more »»

Parkersburg native to show work at Art Center

August 16, 2014 PARKERSBURG — “Building Bridges,” an exhibit of works by artist Janis Archer McCracken, will open Thursday, Aug. 21, at the Parkersburg Art Center. more »»

Troop 16 has cleaned up at Homecoming for 32 years

August 16, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Cleaning up after thousands of people downtown for Homecoming is a dirty job, but for 32 years, the members, leaders and parents of Boy Scout Troop 16 have been the ones to do it. more »»

'Honor Wall' celebrates veterans

August 16, 2014 MARIETTA — Photos of soldiers in combat gear, framed orders to go to war, icons of each U.S. military branch and many other patriotic bits line two halls of Harmar Hill’s Marietta Cente. more »»

17 singers, 2 dance acts to compete in talent show

August 16, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Rookies, nationally touring acts and veteran local musicians will be on the Suddenlink Stage at the Parkersburg Homecoming Festival at 2 p.m. today. more »»

Alexander on country music scene

August 15, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Country music singer/songwriter Dean Alexander, a Parkersburg native, has the material to write songs. He has faced enough tragedies and troubles in his life to fill several CDs. more »»

Hogs receive attention at Waterford Fair

August 15, 2014 WATERFORD — Amid laughter, small talk and parents giving directions were the loud squeals and quiet chuffing of pigs during Thursday morning’s festivities at the Waterford Fair. more »»

Marietta to play Warren in United Way benefit

August 15, 2014 MARIETTA — The Marietta High Tigers will once again face off with Warren High’s Warriors Sept. 5 in the third annual United Way of Washington County Bowl Game Campaign Kickoff at Warren High School. more »»

Survey seeks to enhance state's food hub potential

August 15, 2014 MARTINSBURG — As a way to support the growing local food movement, the New Appalachian Farm and Research Center is conducting a supplier survey to assess West Virginia’s ability to maximize the use... more »»

Big Sandy hosting charity event

August 15, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Big Sandy Superstore, a Top 50 home furnishings retailer, has announced a Charity Challenge event to benefit charities throughout the Tri-State area. more »»

Back to School more than just pens and paper

August 14, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Preparing to return to school for the parents of special needs students means more than buying a new backpack and having the right pens. more »»

Chili contest officials seek ticket sellers, contestants

August 14, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The Chamber of Commerce of the Mid-Ohio Valley is looking for off-site locations to sell tickets and for contestants for its annual chili competition in October. more »»

PHS Big Red Band alumni to meet in parking lot

August 14, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Alumni of the Parkersburg High School Big Red Band who want to march with the float in the Parkersburg Homecoming Festival Grand Parade on Saturday should report between 9:30 and 10 a.m. more »»

Recalling Robin Williams

August 14, 2014 Actor Paul Dooley, a Vienna native, remembers Robin Williams as being a “nice guy, extremely funny” who also “had a sad quality. more »»

Madison Elementary garden getting makeover

August 14, 2014 PARKERSBURG — When students return to Madison Elementary School next week, the garden on school grounds will have a makeover and it will be a new outdoor learning cente. more »»

Songwriter DiRuzza brings positive message in his music

August 14, 2014 PARKERSBURG —Although there can be bleakness in the world, a local musician wants to show people, through his music, that there is a lot to be positive about. more »»



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