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Parkersburg native to show work at Art Center

August 16, 2014 PARKERSBURG — “Building Bridges,” an exhibit of works by artist Janis Archer McCracken, will open Thursday, Aug. 21, at the Parkersburg Art Center. more »»

Troop 16 has cleaned up at Homecoming for 32 years

August 16, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Cleaning up after thousands of people downtown for Homecoming is a dirty job, but for 32 years, the members, leaders and parents of Boy Scout Troop 16 have been the ones to do it. more »»

'Honor Wall' celebrates veterans

August 16, 2014 MARIETTA — Photos of soldiers in combat gear, framed orders to go to war, icons of each U.S. military branch and many other patriotic bits line two halls of Harmar Hill’s Marietta Cente. more »»

17 singers, 2 dance acts to compete in talent show

August 16, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Rookies, nationally touring acts and veteran local musicians will be on the Suddenlink Stage at the Parkersburg Homecoming Festival at 2 p.m. today. more »»

Alexander on country music scene

August 15, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Country music singer/songwriter Dean Alexander, a Parkersburg native, has the material to write songs. He has faced enough tragedies and troubles in his life to fill several CDs. more »»

Hogs receive attention at Waterford Fair

August 15, 2014 WATERFORD — Amid laughter, small talk and parents giving directions were the loud squeals and quiet chuffing of pigs during Thursday morning’s festivities at the Waterford Fair. more »»

Marietta to play Warren in United Way benefit

August 15, 2014 MARIETTA — The Marietta High Tigers will once again face off with Warren High’s Warriors Sept. 5 in the third annual United Way of Washington County Bowl Game Campaign Kickoff at Warren High School. more »»

Survey seeks to enhance state's food hub potential

August 15, 2014 MARTINSBURG — As a way to support the growing local food movement, the New Appalachian Farm and Research Center is conducting a supplier survey to assess West Virginia’s ability to maximize the use... more »»

Big Sandy hosting charity event

August 15, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Big Sandy Superstore, a Top 50 home furnishings retailer, has announced a Charity Challenge event to benefit charities throughout the Tri-State area. more »»

Back to School more than just pens and paper

August 14, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Preparing to return to school for the parents of special needs students means more than buying a new backpack and having the right pens. more »»

Chili contest officials seek ticket sellers, contestants

August 14, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The Chamber of Commerce of the Mid-Ohio Valley is looking for off-site locations to sell tickets and for contestants for its annual chili competition in October. more »»

PHS Big Red Band alumni to meet in parking lot

August 14, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Alumni of the Parkersburg High School Big Red Band who want to march with the float in the Parkersburg Homecoming Festival Grand Parade on Saturday should report between 9:30 and 10 a.m. more »»

Recalling Robin Williams

August 14, 2014 Actor Paul Dooley, a Vienna native, remembers Robin Williams as being a “nice guy, extremely funny” who also “had a sad quality. more »»

Madison Elementary garden getting makeover

August 14, 2014 PARKERSBURG — When students return to Madison Elementary School next week, the garden on school grounds will have a makeover and it will be a new outdoor learning cente. more »»

Songwriter DiRuzza brings positive message in his music

August 14, 2014 PARKERSBURG —Although there can be bleakness in the world, a local musician wants to show people, through his music, that there is a lot to be positive about. more »»

School supplies donated

August 14, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The Children’s Home Society of West Virginia is gearing up for the start of classes on Monday. more »»

A cappella barbershop chorus sings at rest stop

August 13, 2014 WILLIAMSTOWN — When travelers stop off at an interstate rest stop, they typically expect to run in, use the restroom, patronize a vending machine and be on their way, but most probably would not... more »»

Hallowed Ground tour takes visitors to W.Va. and nearby states

August 13, 2014 WATERFORD, Va. — With 400 years of American history, the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area is a tour of the most eventful corner of the United States. more »»

Esbenshade remembered as generous

August 12, 2014 VIENNA — When Vienna officials were unsure of whether they could afford to complete an $850,000 sports complex in Jackson Park all at once, Harry C. Esbenshade Jr. stepped forward. more »»

'9 to 5' musical hits area stage

August 12, 2014 MARIETTA — Gut-busting laughs await audiences who head to the Actors Guild of Parkersburg’s performance of “9 to 5: The Musical” throughout August, one of six performances the organization puts on i... more »»



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