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Astronaut slated to speak at OU

June 6, 2015 ATHENS — NASA astronaut and astronomer Jeff Hoffman will be the featured speaker at a lecture about his experiences as a “repair man” for the Hubble Space Telescope 8:30-10 p.m. more »»

Habitat to bless two area homes

June 6, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Wood County Habitat for Humanity will hold a ground blessing ceremony for its 72nd and 73rd homes at noon today at 604 and 606 33rd St., Parkersburg. more »»

Late coach's family sets up scholarship

June 6, 2015 ST. MARYS — The family of the late Bob Hammel, basketball coach at St. Marys High School and Pleasants County Middle School, has established a basketball scholarship fund to honor his legacy. more »»

Safetytown registration still open

June 5, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Parents who have children entering first grade can still register them for the 31st annual Safetytown scheduled for June 15-19 at Fairplains Elementary School. more »»

United Way announces 2016 funding recipients

June 5, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The United Way Alliance Thursday announced it will award funding to 49 local programs, raising its community investment to more than a half million dollars for 2016. more »»

Dils award honors Neilson

June 5, 2015 VIENNA — A longtime supporter of many community organizations was posthumously awarded the Edwin L.D. Dils Heart of the Community Award at the Parkersburg Country Club Thursday. The late Rev. more »»

Men ride to honor lost friend

June 5, 2015 PARKERSBURG — A 4,000-mile biking adventure, covering 12 states, is almost over for four English men who have spent nearly six weeks traveling from San Francisco to Times Square in New York City. more »»

Gates gets hockey scholarship

June 5, 2015 ATHENS, Ohio — The Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation has awarded a $10,000 High School Hockey Scholarship to Ethan Gates of Athen. more »»

Home and Garden Tour slated

May 31, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The Julia-Ann Square Historic District will holds its annual Victorian Spring Home and Garden Tour and Tea on the first weekend of June. more »»

Stephens stepping down

May 29, 2015 PARKERSBURG — After 10 years with the Bernard McDonough Foundation, Robert Stephens is stepping down as president but will continue on as part of its governing board. more »»

Santo out of spelling contest

May 28, 2015 NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — A Vienna eighth-grader fell short of advancing to the semifinals at a national spelling competition in Maryland on Wednesda. more »»

Student wins essay contest

May 28, 2015 WILLIAMSTOWN — A Williamstown Elementary School student has been named as one of 15 regional winners in the state’s SMART529 essay contes. more »»

YMCA to honor Jack Neilson

May 28, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The YMCA of Parkersburg is honoring the Rev. Jack Neilson this year. Neilson was selected to receive the “Edwin L.D. more »»

City offering free pool passes

May 28, 2015 PARKERSBURG —The city of Parkersburg will again offer free swimming pool passes this summer to qualifying elementary school-age children under the Schools to Pools Program. more »»

Marietta Memorial thanks volunteers

May 28, 2015 MARIETTA — Almost 100 health care volunteers gathered to laugh, share stories and be honored at a recognition dinner at the Lafayette Hotel on Wednesday. more »»

Sunset Memorial honors veterans

May 24, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Over 100 family and community members turned out Saturday for the 58th annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Sunset Memorial Gardens in south Parkersburg. more »»

Taste of Parkersburg to be held

May 24, 2015 PARKERSBURG — For the past decade, the annual Taste of Parkersburg has been drawing people to downtown Parkersburg to sample local cuisine along with wines and beers from across the country and... more »»

Devola gets new playground

May 24, 2015 MARIETTA — The East Muskingum Civic Association of Washington County will hold a ribbon cutting 6 p.m. May 28 at the recreational grounds of the EMCA at 820 River Road in Devola. more »»

Vets memorial to be dedicated

May 23, 2015 RENO — The dedication of a veterans memorial on Ohio 7 will be broadcast live on Monday on an Internet site, a program organizer said. The new memorial at the former U.S. more »»

Area pools set to open for summer

May 23, 2015 BELPRE — Eager swimmers looking forward to that first dip of the summer will have the chance to get wet this weekend in Belpre and Marietta. more »»



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