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Teen inspires Rotary Club

July 8, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Since being diagnosed nearly two years ago with Friedreich’s ataxia, Anna Gordon has found herself doing a lot more public speaking. more »»

Parkersburg Art Center helps bring a dash of color to region

July 8, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Whether a toddler and their first finger-painting or an adult trying pottery, the Parkersburg Art Center has an opportunity waiting. more »»

Dawn writes murder mystery

July 4, 2014 PARKERSBURG — A murder mystery set in Montana describes a book coming out at the end of the month written by a local residen. more »»

Marietta Salvation Army under new leadership

July 3, 2014 MARIETTA — Husband and wife Aaron and Wanessa Moore joke they bleed red, yellow and blue, and they’re not talking about soccer teams in the World Cup. more »»

Broughton Foods prepping for social

July 3, 2014 MARIETTA — With its annual all-you-can-eat ice cream extravaganza just around the corner, Broughton Foods is hoping to kick up support for a local youth sports organization this year. more »»

AAA offers travel tips for the Fourth of July

July 3, 2014 MARIETTA — July 4 vacationers might have to deal with more motorists on the road and fork over a little more cash to get where they’re going than they did last yea. more »»

Author speaks at Title I summer school

July 2, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Title I summer school students are getting hands-on instruction in creative writing this week thanks to California-based author Bruce Hale. more »»

Washington County plans July 4 activities

July 2, 2014 MARIETTA — Antique tractors, parades, ice cream, a demolition derby and fireworks, Washington County will be a melting pot of July 4 fun. more »»

4-H camp closes for season

July 2, 2014 MINERAL WELLS — For some Wood County families, the 4-H program and summer camp are traditions passed down through the generations. more »»

Kitten season proves a big challenge for animal shelter

July 1, 2014 MARIETTA — It’s peak kitten season at the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley on Mount Tom Road. The shelter has so many cats it can’t take any mor. more »»

Getting the most from your burgers and dogs

July 1, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Hamburgers and hot dogs may be standard fare for folks cooking out this Independence Day, but the way they’re prepared is what makes them stand out. more »»

Kolankiewicz writes second chapbook

June 28, 2014 MARIETTA — Sandra Kolankiewicz, an assistant professor of English at West Virginia University at Parkersburg, has a second chapbook coming out, “The Way You Will Go,” now available for pre-ordering... more »»

Entries being accepted for teen, queen contests

June 28, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Entries will be accepted until July 9 for the Parkersburg Homecoming Festival 30th annual Teen & Queen pageant, officials said. The pageant will be held 6 p.m. more »»

Contestants to vie for scholarships at W.Va. pageant

June 28, 2014 MINERAL WELLS — The 2014 Miss West Virginia Interstate Fair & Exposition Scholarship Pageant will be held 7 p.m. today at the Blennerhassett Elementary Center, 448 Jewel Road. more »»

Pre-Civil War home burns in Belleville

June 26, 2014 BELLEVILLE — One of the last intact pre-Civil War homes in southern Wood County burned to the ground Tuesday night after firefighters determined the home was beyond saving, officials said. more »»

'Wet and Wild' adds splash of fun to educational efforts

June 26, 2014 MARIETTA — School may be out for the summer, but this week local rivers, critters and history are the main subjects for area children attending the “Wet and Wild” camp at the Ohio River Museum. more »»

Work Camp Underway

June 26, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Resembling a hive of worker bees, volunteers with this summer’s Mid-Ohio Valley Work Camp project swarmed over a Vaughan Avenue residence Wednesday giving it a facelift with a new coat... more »»

Yard sale benefit planned

June 26, 2014 MARIETTA — When Amanda Wingrove’s 11-year-old son Logan was diagnosed with Asberger’s syndrome, a form of autism, at the age of 9, she didn’t know where to go for help. more »»

Eddys win Band-Aid jingle contest

June 26, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Mary, Jake and Carter Eddy of Parkersburg are the winners. Mary Eddy has been notified that she and her sons Jake, 14, and Carter, 10, have won the national Band-Aid jingle contest. more »»

H.E.A.P./Summer Crisis Program provides help

June 26, 2014 MARIETTA — Applications for the H.E.A.P./Summer Crisis Program will be taken 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday at 218 Putnam St., Marietta, and in Morgan County 8 a.m.-4 p.m. more »»



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