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Bids opened for signs at park

August 19, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Commission opened two bids for signs marking a new handicapped-accessible trail at Fort Boreman Historic Park. more »»

Explore history at Independence Hall

August 19, 2014 WHEELING — Visitors can take a step back in time at the birthplace of West Virginia at Independence Hall. more »»

Area man taken to hospital after crash

August 19, 2014 MARIETTA — A Marietta man was transported to Marietta Memorial Hospital Saturday morning after his pickup truck tumbled over a 30-foot embankment. David L. Lamp, 29, of 709 Devola St. more »»

Nine win prizes at festival talent show

August 19, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Nine contestants won cash and trophies at TheNewsCenter–Parkersburg Homecoming Talent Show on Saturday. more »»

Ready, Set, Go!

August 18, 2014 PARKERSBURG — It was all downhill Sunday for the racers in the annual Soapbox Derby at the Parkersburg Homecoming Festival. more »»

Homecoming comes to a close

August 18, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The classic rock band The Guess Who closed out the 2014 Parkersburg Homecoming Festival on Sunday night to a crowd of enthusiastic fans. more »»

Buses, crossing guards on duty

August 18, 2014 PARKERSBURG — With school starting today, residents of Wood County are reminded to stop for all buses with red lights flashing, officials said. more »»

Single-vehicle accident results in two deaths

August 18, 2014 WILLIAMSTOWN — Authorities are investigating a single-vehicle accident which took two lives late Sunday afternoon at Williamstown. more »»

Cyrus known for fundraising

August 18, 2014 Editor’s Note: Gems of the Valley is a regular feature of the The Parkersburg News and Sentinel/The Marietta Times highlighting residents who do wonderful things for the communit. more »»

Horse show takes center stage at Waterford Fair

August 18, 2014 WATERFORD — Horses took center stage at the 2014 Waterford Community Fair as dozens of riders guided their steeds through the fun horse show Sunday morning, the final day of this year’s fair. more »»

State of Recreation

August 18, 2014 MARIETTA — A big plus for Marietta is the availability of recreational facilities, but it takes a lot to keep the city’s pool, ball fields, playgrounds and basketball and tennis courts in good repair. more »»

Theories abound on ‘shadow figures’

August 18, 2014 Have you ever been sitting on the couch watching TV or reading a book when you notice something move out of the corner of your eye? Many usually say they see a black shadow of a person but when they... more »»

Democratic Executive Committee elects officers

August 18, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Members of the Wood County Democratic Executive Committee have reelected Jane Burdette as chairman for the upcoming year. more »»

Kogo wins fifth half marathon

August 17, 2014 PARKERSBURG — It’s hard to stand out in a crowd of 1,866 participants, unless your name is Julius Kog. more »»

Fun For All Ages

August 17, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Along with carnival rides, entertainment and fair food, the Parkersburg Homecoming Festival is about activities for all ages. more »»

Parade sees clears skies, 125 entries

August 17, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Everyone loved a parade Saturday during the 2014 Parkersburg Homecoming Parade. more »»

Almost Queen and food draws crowds

August 17, 2014 PARKERSBURG — For those who came out Saturday for the second day of the 2014 edition of the Parkersburg Homecoming Festival, the biggest attractions were music and food. more »»

Big Red Band marks 90 years with reunion

August 17, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Not many things last 90 years, especially when teenagers are involved. more »»

Parkersburg native pens rap song

August 17, 2014 PARKERSBURG — A Parkersburg native living in California has written a rap song getting views on YouTube. “You don’t find very many 61-year-old white dudes who write rap songs,” John Woolard said. more »»

Book notes food in the region’s history

August 17, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Two local historians are looking at West Virginia history through what settlers ate and how they prepared their foo. more »»



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