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Friends, family fondly recall 'Cobbler John'

March 1, 2014 MARIETTA — To look back on the life of John “Cobbler John” Bolen is to see a life filled with an intense love of music and famil. more »»

Church members make bags for Nicaraguan school

March 1, 2014 LITTLE HOCKING — The ladies of the Little Hocking Church of God’s Women’s Ministry aren’t the kind to sit around and do nothing, even in the middle of one of the worst winters in year. more »»

First Lutheran begins busy Lenten season

March 1, 2014 PARKERSBURG — First Lutheran Church, 19th and Plum streets, is preparing for the 40 days of Lent. Services will be based on the series “Behold My Servant,” according to the Rev. Ian B. more »»

Columbus Zoo visits Washington Elementary

February 28, 2014 MARIETTA — A 400-person crowd of students and parents packed into the Washington Elementary School gym Thursday as a parade of wild animals made an appearance at the school’s Family Literacy and Zoo... more »»

Airman to be buried in Spencer

February 28, 2014 SPENCER — An Air Force staff sergeant who died earlier this week at his off-base home in Alaska will be brought back to Roane County for burial this weekend. Staff Sgt. Samuel B. more »»

'Legally Blonde' slated to hit the stage at MHS

February 27, 2014 MARIETTA — Marietta High School students will be channeling their inner blonde this weekend when the school puts on the music-packed “Legally Blonde: The Musical,” the book and movie-turned-Broadway... more »»

OVU slates Homecoming Weekend

February 27, 2014 VIENNA — Ohio Valley University starting Friday will observe Homecoming Weekend, a celebration of the school’s history and heritage. more »»

Throw blankets presented to foster children

February 26, 2014 MARIETTA — Being separated from their families, even for a short time, can be frightening for children entering foster care. more »»

Magician to teach youngsters gun safety

February 26, 2014 MARIETTA — Stop. Don’t Touch. Leave the area. Tell an adul. more »»

Beverly woman raising money for cancer walks

February 22, 2014 BEVERLY — Karaoke music and loud laughter rolled out of the Beverly Fraternal Order of the Eagles Friday night, where more than 100 area residents gathered to support a Beverly woman on a mission. more »»

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 »»



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