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Safetytown offers vital lessons

June 18, 2014 MARIETTA — Learning not to talk to strangers, when it’s safe to cross the street and that police officers aren’t really going to take a child to jail for not eating vegetables are just a few things... more »»

Tickets on sale for Homecoming benefit

June 17, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Tickets for the Rubber Ducky drawing went on sale Monday at locations throughout the area as a fundraiser for the Parkersburg Homecoming Festival, set for Aug. more »»

Island celebrating West Virginia Day

June 17, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Blennerhassett Island will celebrate West Virginia’s birthday Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The celebration will resonate with the report from artillery with re-enactors from the 17th Va. more »»

'Hillbilly Squares' contestants sought

June 17, 2014 CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Music Hall of Fame is looking for two contestants, a man and a woman, for its after-hours “Hillbilly Squares” show on June 24. more »»

Kids Day Picnic

June 14, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Deputy Sheriff’s Association’s Kids Day Picnic at City Park Friday had inflatables, games, free food, face-painting and a bicycle giveaway, but none of those activities... more »»

Community Foundation grant deadline Sept. 1

June 14, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Our Community’s Foundation — The Parkersburg Area Community Foundation and the Regional Affiliates of Doddridge, Ritchie, Jackson, Mason Counties and the Little Kanawha Area — will... more »»

Inspiration Queen

June 13, 2014 PARKERSBURG — A local 8-year-old girl was named West Virginia State Inspirational Queen for helping other children in hospitals deal with the stress of their stay. more »»

Celebration in the Park begins today

June 13, 2014 WILLIAMSTOWN — The 18th annual Celebration in the Park will be held 6-9 p.m. today and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at Tomlinson Park. A car show will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. more »»

Mother, daughter to enter pageant

June 12, 2014 PARKERSBURG — When Sara Taylor signed her 2-year-old daughter, Grace, up for the 2014 Pure American state pageant, she had no plans of being a contestant herself. more »»

WVU Extension to be celebrated

June 12, 2014 PARKERSBURG — West Virginia University Extension in Wood County at 6 p.m. today will mark the centennial celebration of the cooperative extension service. more »»

Festival entertainers announced

June 11, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The headliners for this year’s Parkersburg Homecoming Festival will bring a touch of classic country and rock ‘n’ roll to downtown Parkersburg from Aug. more »»

Volunteers sought for River Sweep

June 11, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Volunteers are being sought for the 25th annual Ohio River Sweep on June 21 along the Ohio River in Wood and Washington counties. more »»

Reading camp dives into books

June 11, 2014 MARIETTA — With most of the area’s schools officially on summer break, camp season is rapidly taking over many students’ summer schedules. more »»

Lions set pancake fundraiser

June 11, 2014 WILLIAMSTOWN —The Williamstown Lions Club will hold its annual all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast 7-11 a.m. July 4 at Tomlinson Par. more »»

Guitar Camp striking a chord with kids

June 10, 2014 MARIETTA — By the time her first session of Guitar Camp wrapped up Monday, 11-year-old Victoria Humphrey admitted her fingertips were getting a little sore, but she had already learned to play her... more »»

Rotary Club learns about charity effort

June 10, 2014 PARKERSBURG — A nationwide organization that involves underprivileged children in water sports has events in the Mid-Ohio Valley, the local organizer told the Parkersburg Rotary Club Monday. more »»

Residents treasure ties to D-Day invasion

June 7, 2014 MARIETTA — It was 70 years ago Friday that more than 160,000 Allied troops, from the U.S. more »»

OVU offers Music Day Camp for kids

June 7, 2014 VIENNA — The Ohio Valley University music department will offer Music Day Camp for children in grades 1-5 from July 21-25. more »»

Craft Brew, BBQ Festival postponed

June 7, 2014 MARIETTA — The Craft Brew and BBQ Festival, previously scheduled for Thursday and Friday has been postponed to an undetermined date. more »»

Hudson given Heart of Our Community Award

June 6, 2014 VIENNA — For the past four years the YMCA of Parkersburg has given the Edwin L.D. Dils Heart of Our Community Award to a community member showing qualities of selfless leadership. more »»



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