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Marietta to host Taste of the Wild Community Dinner

February 21, 2014 MARIETTA — Kangaroo, alligator elk and rabbit, there are a few ways to get out-of-the-ordinary cuisine around Marietta. At 5 p.m. Feb. more »»

Sounds of Taylor, Springsteen, Journey and Joel on tap for Point Park

February 21, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The music of James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen, Journey and Billy Joel will be heard along the Ohio River on the first Friday of June through September. more »»

Wood County native appears in new TNT series

February 19, 2014 NASHVILLE — Cassie (Piersol) Chapman, a self-professed country girl from Blue Front Hollow Road in Wood County, is one of the stars in the new television series “Private Lives of Nashville Wives,”... more »»

Event offers prom dress aid

February 19, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Local event planner Misti Sims is organizing the fourth annual Dresses and Dreams of the Mid-Ohio Valley event, set for 6-8 p.m. March 18. more »»

AmeriCorps volunteers needed for summer program

February 18, 2014 PARKERSBURG — AmeriCorps is looking for mentors and community coordinators for Energy Express, a summer reading and nutrition program. more »»

Musicians, music lovers weather snow for Marietta concert

February 15, 2014 MARIETTA — The ballroom at the Lafayette Hotel was filled with melodious blues tunes Friday evening as the 22nd annual River City Blues Competition kicked off with a friendly, non-competitive event... more »»

Habitat's Caring Campaign exceeds goal

February 15, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The second annual Wood County Habitat for Humanity Caring Campaign exceeded its goal by $12,00. more »»

Washington County Habitat shown support

February 15, 2014 MARIETTA — Mother Nature’s snowfall — or conflicting Valentine’s Day plans — didn’t put a damper on Habitat for Humanity’s 14th annual Paul L. more »»

'Freezin' for a Reason' gets power-up

February 15, 2014 PARKERSBURG — “Freezin’ for a Reason” lived up to its title as the second annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics West Virginia more than doubled the funds raised from the first event, an official... more »»

Go Red luncheon event focuses on heart health

February 15, 2014 PARKERSBURG — When Julia Soja had a heart attack in 2011, she knew what was happening, but she didn’t want to believe it. She didn’t smoke and had no family history of heart disease. more »»

W.Va. native to perform, share story at WVU-P

February 15, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Musician and native West Virginian John Ellison— best known for writing the song “Some Kind of Wonderful” — will perform and share his inspirational story at 6:30 p.m. more »»

Holberts swept up in 50 years of marriage

February 14, 2014 BELPRE — For Dean and Jewel Holbert of Belpre, the days since their marriage on Sept. 6, 1964 have been filled with memories of working, raising a family and enjoying several common interest. more »»

Lip-print reader to judge contest

February 14, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Local businessman Lee Rector believes he has the perfect person to judge his store’s 31st annual Kissable Lips Contest on Saturday. A lipsologist. Anna Snodgrass of Bowie, M. more »»

Women 'Go Red' for heart health

February 14, 2014 MARIETTA — For an eighth year, more than 100 area women donned red shirts, scarves and skirts to show support of women’s heart health on Thursday at the Memorial Health System’s Go Red for Women... more »»

Chocolate on the Levee bringing treats to Betsey Mills Club

February 14, 2014 MARIETTA — Chocolate has traditionally been associated with magical, medicinal and mythical properties and can be dated back 4,000 years ago in Central and South America. more »»

Volunteers ready to help residents with tax forms

February 13, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Community Resources Inc. is aiding taxpayers who qualify with preparation of their tax forms through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. more »»

Students honored for service

February 13, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Olivia Smith, 14, of Belleville has been named one of West Virginia’s top two youth volunteers of 2014 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Award. more »»

Marietta plays host for 22nd River City Blues Competition

February 13, 2014 MARIETTA — The Lafayette Hotel’s ballroom will be rocking during the 22nd annual River City Blues Competition in Marietta Friday and Saturday. more »»

'Cobbler John' is major force in competition

February 13, 2014 MARIETTA — “Cobbler John” Bolen has been a driving force behind the annual River City Blues Competition since its beginning. This year because of health concerns, Bolen is sitting this one ou. more »»

Conner to perform out West

February 12, 2014 PARKERSBURG — A living history portrayer from Parkersburg will participate in two Chautauqua-style programs in Oregon and Oklahoma. more »»



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