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Parkersburg South prank raises $349 for Erickson All-Sports Facility

May 27, 2016 PARKERSBURG —Inspired by a previous senior prank, Parkersburg South High School’s Class of 2016 raised hundreds of dollars for Erickson All-Sports Facility in $1 donations. more »»

Family adopts foster child after 8 years

May 27, 2016 MARIETTA — Dylan was just 5 when he first entered the foster care system. “The first day he came he was nervous,” said former foster mother Beth Cox. more »»

Harvest of Hope to expand Marietta garden

May 27, 2016 MARIETTA — Marietta gardeners and Harvest of Hope volunteers are growing more than vegetables as they increase their footprint at the Marietta community garden to give back to the community through... more »»

Marietta student collects shoes for charity

May 27, 2016 MARIETTA — While many use shoes to accessorize in excess, matching every outfit perfectly with each pair, a local student is looking to take those extra pairs as an opportunity to give back. more »»

Strong Kids dinner set for June 2

May 27, 2016 VIENNA — The YMCA of Parkersburg is having its Strong Kids Campaign dinner on June 2 at the Parkersburg Country Club. more »»

Parkersburg church schedules Memorial Day Mass

May 26, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Atop the hill in Mount Carmel Cemetery in Parkersburg, a flagpole is positioned in a triangle of grass where roads cross paths. It’s there a 10 a.m. Mass, led by the Rev. more »»

Worstell eliminated in third round

May 26, 2016 MARIETTA — Marietta Middle School student Abigail Worstell, 13, took two brief moments to spell “campanulate” to help secure her spot in the next round of competition at the Scripps National Spellin... more »»

Docs, lawyers cook up way to aid West Virginia Symphony League

May 22, 2016 VIENNA — Three area doctors, three area lawyers and a hospital CEO took time out of their schedules to make their favorite dishes for the International Cooking School Dinner and Wine with Doctors an... more »»

Taste of Parkersburg to be held June 4

May 22, 2016 PARKERSBURG — The 11th annual Taste of Parkersburg will be June 4, bringing top quality food and wines to downtown Parkersburg. more »»

Pools in search of lifeguards

May 20, 2016 Area swimming pool managers are diving into summer head first in search of lifeguards, with some deeming finding qualified applicants harder than in years past. more »»

Store manager forfeits beard for charity

May 20, 2016 PARKERSBURG — The manager of a local Par Mar location offered the opportunity to shave off his beard if his customers raised so much money for the Children’s Home Society of West Virginia. more »»

Wood Schools names summer meal sites

May 20, 2016 PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Board of Education has announced sites for the Summer Food Service Program. These sites are open to all children, ages 18 and younger, without cost. more »»

Bike to Work Day ride set for today

May 20, 2016 PARKERSBURG — In recognition of Bike to Work Day, residents are encouraged to pedal to work today instead of drive. more »»

Wood Whispers announces student winners

May 20, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Wood County Schools has announced the student winners of the 2016 Wood Whispers creative writing magazine. more »»

Rain date set for Planting Day

May 20, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Because of the high chance of rain for Saturday, the South Parkersburg Library has announced that Sunday will be the rain date for its Community Planting Day event. more »»

Credit union to host pet adoption

May 20, 2016 BELPRE — Riverview Credit Union and the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley will hold a pet Adopt-A-Thon to promote the adoption and foster of local shelter animals 11 a.m.-2 p.m. more »»

Walk for Health set for Monday

May 20, 2016 MARIETTA — Ewing School in Marietta will hold its first Walk for Health at 12:30 p.m. Monday. The walk encourages students to begin a habit of walking for good health. more »»

Point Park Marketplace opens community garden

May 19, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Although Wednesday felt more like March than May, it is planting time for some things according to the calendar. more »»

Youth of the Year

May 19, 2016 VIENNA — This year’s West Virginia Youth of the Year is Alyssa Jenkins, 18, of Parkersburg. more »»

Sisters Health Foundation awards grants

May 19, 2016 PARKERSBURG —Twenty-nine nonprofit organizations in the Mid-Ohio Valley received grants from the Sisters Health Foundation, the foundation announced Wednesda. more »»



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