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Arty Party encourages area kids to draw outside the lines

February 8, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Instead of sleeping in or watching TV and playing with computers on Saturday morning, a number of area children are able to be creative at the Parkersburg Art Center’s Arty Party. more »»

Kuwaiti students at MC strive to help needy

February 8, 2016 MARIETTA — Omar Olmjmrad began his day Friday with calls from his father, mother, brothers and even his grandmother from his home in Kuwait — all of them expressing their pride in what he and his... more »»

Polar plunge warms hearts at marketplace

February 7, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Despite temperatures hovering in the low 40s, the fourth annual “Freezin’ for a Reason” Polar Plunge attracted 40 jumpers to the Special Olympics West Virginia fundraiser at the Point... more »»

Marietta woman, dog vying for title

February 7, 2016 MARIETTA — At 2 years old and weighing 108 pounds, a dog from Marietta will compete in the renowned Westminster Kennel Club All Breed Dog Sho. more »»

Theaters prep for new shows

February 7, 2016 PARKERSBURG — A number of programs and productions are planned in the month of February at local venues like the Smoot Theatre in downtown Parkersburg and the recently renovated and opened Peoples... more »»

Kiwanis Club, pancake lovers savor sweet taste of fundraiser

February 6, 2016 MARIETTA — Whether it’s the fluffy, golden pancakes or the fun, friendly atmosphere, the Kiwanis Club of Marietta’s “Pancake Days” are an annual “can’t miss” for thousands of community members. more »»

Group raising funds for child's service dog

February 5, 2016 MARIETTA — Marietta native Cassidy Miller and her family have been active advocates for the Mid-Ohio Valley March of Dimes organization since the premature birth of son Hunter four years ago. more »»

Hamilton students promote kindness at school

February 4, 2016 PARKERSBURG — A group of students at Hamilton Middle School are promoting caring and camaraderie this week as part of the national “Great Kindness Challenge. more »»

Rock photographer transitions to family portraits

February 4, 2016 LITTLE HOCKING — A photographer who specialized in photographing women performers at heavy metal rock concerts has moved to Little Hocking where her new business is portrait and lifestyle photography. more »»

Teams set for Science Bowl

February 4, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Three teams from the region, including two from Parkersburg High School, will compete in the 25th annual West Virginia Regional Science Bowl on Friday and Saturday at the Mountainlair... more »»

Warren choir to sing at Cavaliers game

February 4, 2016 VINCENT — From participating baritones to pro-basketball fans, those in the Warren area are excited for Warren High School’s upcoming choral performance at the March 31 Cleveland Cavaliers vs. more »»

Scouts travel through history at Klondike Derby

February 1, 2016 MARIETTA — Local Boy Scouts took a journey through the history of Marietta on Saturday in the annual Klondike Derby. more »»

Dinner, auction build Habitat up

February 1, 2016 MARIETTA — Not all celebrations have gone with the holidays, as the Washington County Habitat for Humanity’s Paul L. Callihan Dinner and Auction is still to come on Feb. more »»

Marietta's Putnam House provides glimpse at pioneer times

February 1, 2016 When members of the Ohio Company arrived at the confluence of the Ohio and Muskingum rivers in the spring of 1788 they quickly began working on turning what was then a forested valley into the quain... more »»

'Freezin' for a Reason' slated

January 31, 2016 PARKERSBURG — For a fourth year, hardy souls will be plunging into ice cold water in a good cause. The fourth annual “Freezin’ for a Reason” to benefit Special Olympics West Virginia will be 3 p.m. more »»

Cadets graduate from Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy

January 31, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Twelve cadets from the region were among 152 people from 34 counties who have graduated in the 45th class of the Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy. Commencement was Dec. more »»

Lee remembered as teacher, actor, friend

January 29, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Through multiple performances in 2012 and 2013, Josh Martin watched friend and mentor John Lee “die” on stage as the two starred in the Actors Guild of Parkersburg’s production of... more »»

History Heroes to be honored

January 29, 2016 CHARLESTON — Roger D. Blackburn, a 1963 graduate of Parkersburg High School and member of the Big Red marching band, is a 2016 West Virginia History Hero. more »»

Homeless count rescheduled

January 29, 2016 PARKERSBURG — The semi-annual homeless point-in-time count to tally the number of individuals living in shelters and staying on the streets, in tents or vacant buildings has been rescheduled for... more »»

Marietta Welfare League awards grants

January 28, 2016 MARIETTA — Breaking a new record in its 90th year as a philanthropic staple in the area, the Marietta Welfare League gave $50,000 worth of grants to community organizations Tuesday. more »»



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