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Playground effort gets boost from community group

December 20, 2014 MARIETTA — The Marietta Community Foundation has approved a $5,000 grant to the East Muskingum Civic Association to provide funding for the renovation of the group’s original playground at their... more »»

Masons serve up food to raise funds

December 15, 2014 BEVERLY — On the second Sunday of each month throughout winter and spring, members of the community gather at the Beverly Masonic Lodge for hot soups, sandwiches, pies and beverages. more »»

Art show showcases students’ talents

December 15, 2014 COOLVILLE — A unique art show and sale took place at the Coolville United Methodist Church on Friday night. It was the brainchild of Sharon Phillips, Coolville Elementary School’s art teacher. more »»

Dowler receives French honor

December 14, 2014 PARKERSBURG — A Parkersburg man shot down in enemy-occupied France has received a prestigious recognition for his service in World War II. Clement Dowler, 91, was among 24 U.S. more »»

Trip to Romania life-changing for OVU student

December 14, 2014 VIENNA — Many college students spend their breaks off campus visiting family, hanging out with friends, going on vacation or catching up on slee. more »»

LaPoint leaves impressive mark on water skiing world

December 14, 2014 ORLANDO, Fla. — Jennifer Leachman LaPoint began her competitive water skiing career on the Ohio River. Not exactly a place where many people launch successful water skiing careers. more »»

Girls make jewelry to adopt brother

December 14, 2014 WATERTOWN — Colorful bowls of beads and rainbow strands of yarn sprawled out across a busy kitchen table in Watertown. more »»

Casting call set for local movie

December 12, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The Mid-Ohio Valley will be the setting for another movie producers hope to starting filming next year. more »»

PM Company doles out $42K to charities

December 12, 2014 VIENNA — Area charities received over $42,000 Thursday evening from representatives of the PM Company and its associates. more »»

Candlelight vigil planned for Sparks

December 12, 2014 MARIETTA — A candlelight vigil in memory of the late Patsy Sparks will be held 5 p.m. Wednesday at East Lawn Memorial Park. more »»

Jackson native to be honored

December 11, 2014 PARKERSBURG — West Virginia Music Hall of Fame is celebrating its 10th anniversary and has announced the 2015 inductees which include a Jackson County native artist. more »»

Hayhurst named Advocate of the Arts

December 11, 2014 VIENNA — Parkersburg Art Center director Abby Hayhurst was awarded with the 2104 Community Advocate of the Arts by the Ohio River Valley chapter of the National Society of Arts and Letters Wednesda. more »»

Westbrook group emphasizes benefits of healthier living

December 8, 2014 PARKERSBURG — As part of Westbrook Health Service Inc.’s 65th Anniversary, employees have created a Health and Wellness Committe. more »»

Schrader Youth Ballet to perform

December 7, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The Schrader Youth Ballet Company will celebrate the holiday season with “Christmas Classics,” featuring performances of two holiday classics on Saturday on the stage of the Actors... more »»

St. Joe fund honors groups

December 6, 2014 VIENNA — For the 15th year, the Sisters of St. more »»

Parkersburg Sleepout

December 6, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Last month’s first Parkersburg SleepOut has raised $21,668, with more money coming in, officials said this week. more »»

Rexroad happy to be back acting and directing in hometown

December 5, 2014 PARKERSBURG — David Rexroad was an actor in a famous off-Broadway musical and lived in Manhattan for 40 years. more »»

Foundations award grants to local groups

December 4, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Grants were awarded Wednesday to organizations throughout the region that are working to enhance people’s lives through the arts, education, assistance and operational support. more »»

Coats for Kids accepting donations

December 4, 2014 MARIETTA — More than 100 residents got coats Tuesday on the first day of distribution in the Retired Senior Volunteer Program’s annual Coats for Kids drive. more »»



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