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Facility readies open house

October 10, 2014 PARKERSBURG — As the 50th anniversary of SW Resources continues, the organization will open its doors for an open house and public tours next week. The open house and tours will be held 2-4 p.. more »»

Veterans' stories being accepted for publication

October 10, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg News and Sentinel is again asking veterans and residents of the Mid-Ohio Valley to submit their stories of their military service in the annual Veterans tab to be... more »»

Olympians, city ready for Fall Games

October 10, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Nearly 450 Special Olympics athletes from 24 West Virginia counties will gather in Parkersburg today through Sunday for the 2014 Special Olympics West Virginia Fall Game. more »»

Belpre in Bloom program receives accolades

October 10, 2014 BELPRE — The Belpre in Bloom program received recommendations and accolades from the umbrella organization last weekend during the annual America in Bloom Educational Symposium and Awards Program in... more »»

Grant workshops to be offered

October 10, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The Sisters of St. Joseph Charitable Fund and Our Community’s Foundation - The Parkersburg Area Community Foundation and the Regional Affiliates will hold free grant workshop 1-3 p.m. more »»

Bravo! Breast Cancer Awareness

October 10, 2014 Artists with the Parkersburg Arts Center guided breast cancer survivors, family, friends and supporters in exploring their creative sides during a celebration and breast cancer awareness event calle... more »»

VFW national commander visits Vienna post

October 10, 2014 VIENNA — America will be ill-prepared to fight its enemies like ISIS unless the sequestration cuts to the military are restored, the National Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars said Thursday. more »»

Social media site to host breast cancer Q&A

October 9, 2014 MARTINSBURG — West Virginia University is using social media to provide information and resources about cancer. more »»

Chili cookoff moved from Point Park

October 9, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Like the post office, the Great Bowls of Fire chili cookoff will not be stopped by the weather. more »»

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 »»



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