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Group celebrates 40 years

October 9, 2014 MARIETTA — When the Marietta Community Foundation formed in January 1974, it was by prominent community leaders Carl Broughton and Hayward Strecker. more »»

Naming committee seeks public's input

October 9, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The Facility Naming Committee appointed by the Wood County Board of Education to consider the request of the Erickson Stadium Committee to name the home-side bleachers at Erickson for... more »»

Bicycling event set for Saturday

October 9, 2014 MARIETTA — The River Valley Mountain Bike Association will hold its free Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day 9:30 a.m. Saturday on the city trails in Marietta. more »»

Church to begin Christmas efforts

October 9, 2014 TUPPERS PLAINS — St. Paul United Methodist Church will hold its first large-scale community Operation Christmas Child packing party at 6 p.m. Saturday. more »»

Berky makes children laugh

October 8, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The old walking-down-the-stairs trick may be a classic maneuver, but it nevertheless delighted hundreds of Wood County fifth-graders Tuesday morning at Blennerhassett Elementary/Middle... more »»

Crisis center gives help to local victims

October 8, 2014 PARKERSBURG — As national headlines once again draw attention to the continuing and escalating problem of domestic violence, victim advocates across the nation will observe National Domestic Violenc... more »»

Boo at the Zoo tickets available online

October 8, 2014 WHEELING — The annual Boo at the Zoo fundraiser at the Oglebay Good Zoo will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 17-19 and Oct. 24-26. Tickets are available online. more »»

Schools offer tips to avoid illnesses

October 7, 2014 MARIETTA — Runny noses and fevers might find their way into schools as colder weather approaches and students share books and toys, but experts say keeping children healthy just takes extra attentio... more »»

Neale Elementary takes top slot in mall contest

October 7, 2014 VIENNA — Less than 300 points separated the winning schools in this year’s annual Earning for Learning competition held at Grand Central Mall. More than 345,000 points were registere. more »»

Week celebrates and honors 4-H Program

October 4, 2014 PARKERSBURG — While 4-H has changed through the years, the basic principles and values remain the same. Oct. 5-11 is National 4-H Week. more »»

Filmmaker now pastor at Torch Baptist

October 4, 2014 TORCH — Eric “Doc” Benson, who recently received accolades for his faith-based filmmaking, has taken on a new role as pastor of an Athens County congregation. more »»

Art center raises over $750K

October 3, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Art Center has taken a major step in ensuring it will be around for a long time to come. more »»

Oden plays dual roles in Actors Guild production

October 3, 2014 PARKERSBURG — “Pretty exhausting.” That’s how Rod Oden describes his part in the performance of “Moonlight and Magnolias,” now showing through Oct. 11 at the Actors Guild of Parkersburg’s theater. more »»

Lowell Octoberfest opens Saturday

October 3, 2014 MARIETTA — The annual Lowell Octoberfest kicks off Saturday morning. more »»

Spencer readies celebration

October 3, 2014 SPENCER — The 60th annual West Virginia Black Walnut Festival opens Oct. 9. more »»

Troopers read to children

October 3, 2014 NEWPORT — It is common to see young students in a classroom gathered around an adult reading to them, but not a law enforcement office. more »»

Arlos Smith performs in Elkins

October 3, 2014 ELKINS — Visitors to the Elkins Town Square were treated to the sounds of Nashville Wednesday night as acclaimed singer/songwriters performed at the downtown stage for the 78th Mountain State Forest... more »»

Missing St. Marys chicken mascot returns

October 1, 2014 ST. MARYS — Chuck the Chicken has come home to roost. The chicken, many considered the unofficial greeter for the town of S. more »»

Girl Talk program comes to MOV

October 1, 2014 VIENNA — Being a middle school girl no longer needs to be a frightening experience that is faced alone, thanks to the Girl Talk progra. more »»

Trinity, libraries prepare annual used book sales

September 17, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Trinity Episcopal Church is seeking donations of good quality books for its annual used book sale in early November. The 65th annual Trinity Used Book Sale will be Nov. more »»



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