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Pinwheels draw attention to cause

April 3, 2016 MARIETTA — There were nearly 1,000 cases of child abuse or neglect in Washington County during the most recent reporting year, a statistic of which Washington County Children Services wants to make... more »»

Community baby shower planned

March 31, 2016 PARKERSBURG — The Healthy Community Coalition of Wood County is having its annual community baby shower from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at South Parkersburg Baptist Church. more »»

Cancer fight can't stop busy student

March 25, 2016 MARIETTA — It was a cancer diagnosis that forced Lucinda Swartz to drop out of college, but it was her unstoppable drive that got her back to class and ready to don her cap and gown this spring. more »»

Ritchey marks 40 years with VFD

March 25, 2016 MARIETTA — What began as a father-son bonding activity turned into a lifelong passion for serving a community for Dan Ritchey, who recently celebrated 40 years with the Reno Volunteer Fire Department. more »»

SW holds awards banquet

March 25, 2016 VIENNA — SW Resources held its annual Awards Banquet Tuesday at the Grand Pointe Center. SW Resources provides vocational training and employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. more »»

Scouts Pinewood Derby slated

March 20, 2016 VIENNA — The 44th annual Davis Anderson Memorial Cub Scout Pinewood Derby Allohak Council Championships are seeing some changes this year, including rescheduling the event from early February to... more »»

Marietta Middle School student takes top slot at annual spelling bee

March 19, 2016 MARIETTA — The average person probably would not know how to react if you called them a “raconteur,” and most people might never use the word “braggadocio” to insult someone, but those words were no... more »»

WVU-P to host arts fest Monday

March 19, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Hundreds of regional school children with disabilities will participate in the 18th annual Very Spectacular Arts Festival at West Virginia University at Parkersbur. more »»

Parkersburg women, state reps attend arthritis event

March 19, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Two women from Parkersburg participated in the 2016 National Arthritis Foundation Advocacy Summit March 14-15 in Washington, D.C. more »»

Wood County students to benefit from scholarships

March 19, 2016 MORGANTOWN — Mary “Mickey” Welch understands the importance of education. more »»

Senior citizens, elementary students team up for crafts

March 18, 2016 MARIETTA — Leprechaun hats and loads of green could be seen in Nicole Maxon’s second-grade classroom at Phillips Elementary School Wednesday as a group of Marietta seniors played young at heart,... more »»

Songwriters invited to perform at Marietta theater

March 18, 2016 MARIETTA — A Song Colony Showcase featuring Tyler Childers will be held tonight at the Peoples Bank Theatre in Mariett. more »»

Regional spelling bee on Friday

March 17, 2016 MARIETTA — “Buzz” words take on a whole new meaning as more than 50 area students are fervently flying through their list of words for Friday’s regional spelling bee. more »»

Japanese art on display at MC

March 14, 2016 MARIETTA — With art, what seems simplistic is often not. more »»

River group to gather at annual dinner

March 14, 2016 MARIETTA — For the first time, one organization dedicated to preserving a vital part of the area will meet for what it hopes to become an annual tradition. more »»

'Dancing with the Stars' slated

March 13, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Six pairs of local “celebrities” and “pros” will compete March 19 in the fifth annual “A Night of Dancing with the Stars” at the Parkersburg Art Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. more »»

Eagle Scout creates outdoor classroom

March 13, 2016 VIENNA — The road to Eagle Scout for a local Boy Scout took him through Jackson Park in Vienna where he helped create a new outdoor classroom space which will be used to teach people about the great... more »»

Mall sets Safety Day for March 19

March 12, 2016 VIENNA— For a fifth year, local safety experts will come together to educate the community with a fun, hands-on, family approach during Grand Central Mall’s Safety Day from noon-3 p.m. more »»

PHS to hold Easter egg hunt

March 12, 2016 PARKERSBURG — The annual Parkersburg Spring Celebration will be held Tuesday on the front lawn of Parkersburg High School. The event, which begins at 6 p.m., is free and open to the public. more »»

Ribbon-cutting set for Belpre Bike Route

March 12, 2016 BELPRE — The city of Belpre will commemorate the new Belpre Bike Route in a grand opening and ribbon cutting at 5:30 p.m. March 21 at the parking lot of the Belpre Senior Cente. more »»



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