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Fair pie contest winners named

September 3, 2014 MARIETTA — Winners and buyers have been announced in the first Pie Baking Contest at the Washington County Fair. The pies were auctioned with the proceeds of $1,074. more »»

Wood BOE recognizes 8 students

August 29, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Eight Wood County students were selected from a pool of hundreds throughout the state to attend The West Virginia Governor’s Honors Academy earlier this summe. more »»

Art festival set for second year at Point Park

August 29, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The second Labor of Love Artfest will be held 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday at Point Park. Organizer Norm Payne said he wanted to give local artists a showcase for their art. more »»

Locals listed on Vietnam memorial

August 28, 2014 MARIETTA — Among the nearly 60,000 names on the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall are Washington County veterans who didn’t return from the war. Among those was Marine Lance Cpl. more »»

Musician tours with message of being nice

August 28, 2014 MARIETTA — The simple message of being nice to others is being spread across Marietta and neighboring West Virginia schools by musician Nate DiRuzza, who started off his three-day Marietta tour at... more »»

Help available at Vietnam display

August 28, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Support services will open at 9 a.m. today at the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall that is on display until Monday at City Park. more »»

Local historian McKain dies at 80

August 27, 2014 PARKERSBURG — David L. more »»

Local students attend Dancerpalooza classes

August 27, 2014 VIENNA — Lexi Wynn and Trista Stanley, dancers at Gel’s Dance Centres in Marietta and Vienna, attended Dancerpalooza in Long Beach, Calif., July 23-27, on scholarships. more »»

Winkler coming to Jackson County

August 23, 2014 RIPLEY — Actor and writer Henry Winkler, who played The Fonz on “Happy Days,” will be in Jackson County schools in October. more »»

Ice Bucket Challenge

August 23, 2014 VIENNA — In keeping up with the trend to raise awareness, support and funds for research, area schools participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge Frida. more »»

Twin Rivers Baptist finally finds home

August 23, 2014 MARIETTA — Hidden back from Ohio 821 at 110 D.A.V. Road lies Twin Rivers Baptist Church, which was founded nearly 20 years ago. more »»

U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree to visit Marietta on Nov. 18

August 22, 2014 MARIETTA — The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will be in Marietta on Nov. 18, officials announced on Thursday. Marietta is among 20 communities from Minnesota to Washington, D.C. more »»

Parade looking for help with flag

August 21, 2014 MARIETTA — Volunteers are needed to carry a large American flag during the Washington County Fair Parade. more »»

Tour offers Rampp family a history lesson

August 21, 2014 MARIETTA — When local resident and history lover Jann Adams was tasked with helping a family research its roots in Marietta for a reunion, she wanted to do more than jot down important names and... more »»

Alzheimer's group to hold free workshops

August 21, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The Alzheimer’s Association West Virginia Chapter will hold free community workshops for newly diagnosed with Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers. more »»

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 »»



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