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Church bells mark 100 years

January 11, 2015 PARKERSBURG —Among the more familiar sounds of downtown Parkersburg are the bells of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. The church is marking the centennial of when the first bell was installed. more »»

Local writer recounts raccoon experience

January 11, 2015 PARKERSBURG — For Sharon Kay Carper her relationship with three generations of a raccoon family began with a chance encounter at home. more »»

Smoot Theatre starts new year

January 11, 2015 PARKERSBURG — With the start of the new year, the Smoot Theatre in downtown Parkersburg will be continuing its programs in the coming months of 201. more »»

BrAva Fight to hold prom

January 11, 2015 MARIETTA — For the second time, a local cancer-fighting organization is gearing up for what it hopes to be a successful Mom Prom in the spring. more »»

Winter Fun

January 10, 2015 MARIETTA — January can be a time for fun like winter hikes and murder mysteries to help beat the winter blues. more »»

Gabriel Project shifts to Angel Closet format

January 9, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The Gabriel Project has been providing clothing, cribs, car seats and more to families with children age 2 and younger for years. more »»

Teachers find time in snow days

January 9, 2015 MARIETTA — It’s a snow day for teachers, too, not just students. Teachers said they spent the time working and playing. more »»

Decades-old letters find their way to family

January 5, 2015 MARIETTA — Washington County Treasurer Dorothy Peppel couldn’t believe her good fortune when a pair of 70-year-old V-Mail letters recently showed up at her door. more »»

'Abbey' fans meet for tea, screening

January 4, 2015 MARIETTA — Anglophiles across the country will be watching the start of the fifth season of “Downton Abbey” on PBS tonight. more »»

Blues competition deadline nears

January 4, 2015 MARIETTA — The Blues, Jazz and Folk Music Society will host its 23rd annual River City Ohio Blues Competition in February and is seeking local and regional blues acts to vie for the chance to perfor... more »»

Applications accepted for grant

January 4, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Our Community’s Foundation — The Parkersburg Area Community Foundation and the Regional Affiliate Foundations of Doddridge, Ritchie, Jackson, Mason Counties and the Little Kanawha Area... more »»

Animals in shelter still looking for homes

January 3, 2015 MARIETTA — The gift-giving season might be over, but there are still dozens of dogs that need the gift of a good home going into the new year. more »»

Area native authors, illustrates kids book

December 29, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg native Dianne Barnett Lough has written and illustrated a book — something she has wanted to do for a long time. more »»

Artsbridge still teaching kids to color outside lines

December 28, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Arts education has long been considered an important part of education by many, but the past few decades have seen continual cuts made to arts education in American schools as resource... more »»

Gaults reflect on 50 years of magic, love

December 28, 2014 VIENNA — Since Dec. 11, 1964, Chester and Sandra Gault have lived a life in a sort of magical world. Known as Gault and Sandra, they are a husband and wife magic team from Vienna. more »»

Time claims tunnel behind community's name

December 28, 2014 TUNNEL, Ohio — The Vanderwarker Tunnel — the namesake of the Tunnel community near Marietta — is beyond protecting. more »»

Valley to ring in new year

December 28, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Mid-Ohio Valley residents will have a number of activities and events to choose from as they celebrate the end of 2014 and the arrival of 2015 on New Year’s Eve. more »»

Law enforcement targets drunken drivers

December 25, 2014 MARIETTA — It’s that time of year again — time for holiday parties and celebrations, many of which will include a certain amount of alcohol consumption. more »»

Eckhart honored with Eagle Scout title

December 22, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Eighteen-year-old Alexander “Alex” Eckhart was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at a Special Court of Honor Ceremony on Dec. more »»

Sims assumes reins of horse council

December 21, 2014 BEVERLY, Ohio — Arden Sims, a horse farmer and former president of the Washington County Chapter of the Ohio Horseman’s Council Inc. more »»



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