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National duo Spirited coming to Parkersburg

October 18, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Chance meetings happen everyday, but rarely do these happen between the same two people in different locations. more »»

Churches organize blood drives

October 8, 2014 MARIETTA — Local churches are organizing blood drives after the Memorial Health System ceased its independent blood donation program and blood bank two months ago. more »»

Filmmaker now pastor at Torch Baptist

October 4, 2014 TORCH — Eric “Doc” Benson, who recently received accolades for his faith-based filmmaking, has taken on a new role as pastor of an Athens County congregation. more »»

Third annual German Fest set for Oct. 11

September 20, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Plans are being finalized for the third annual German Fest at First Lutheran Church, 19th and Plum streets, Oct. 11. Activities and food service will begin at 11 a.m. more »»

Sportsman's dinner to see birds of prey

September 6, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Barbecue dinner, birds of prey and sportsman displays will be the key focus of the Sportsman’s Dinner and Expo held at Bethel Baptist Church in Parkersburg on Sept. 20. more »»

Norwood church's history tied to community

August 30, 2014 MARIETTA — Daily at noon the sound of chimes playing traditional Christian music drifts through the neighborhood surrounding the Norwood United Methodist Church in Mariett. more »»

Twin Rivers Baptist finally finds home

August 23, 2014 MARIETTA — Hidden back from Ohio 821 at 110 D.A.V. Road lies Twin Rivers Baptist Church, which was founded nearly 20 years ago. more »»

Harmar Hill church full of faith and history

August 9, 2014 MARIETTA —It is no surprise that when oil man John Kaiser began to stake out a spot for a new community to blossom as Marietta neared the turn of the 20th century, he chose the beautiful hill with a... more »»

W.Va. Catholic Charities responds to border crisis

August 9, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Catholic Charities West Virginia is responding the humanitarian crisis at the border where South American children are crossing into the United States to flee oppression. more »»

One-vehicle crash under investigation

August 9, 2014 ATHENS — The Athens Highway Patrol is investigating a Friday afternoon one-vehicle crash that sent a local man to Grant Medical Center in Columbus, officials said. The crash occurred at 3:48 p.m. more »»

Beverly church undergoing renovation, renewal

July 26, 2014 BEVERLY — Since the late 1960s, Beverly Baptist Church has been a staple on Fifth Street, but recently the church’s doors have been closed to worshippers. more »»

Missionary group bound for Canada

July 19, 2014 PARKERSBURG—When religious groups decide to go on mission trips their intended destinations normally end up being somewhere in South America, Africa, China or another state in the U.. more »»

Local Catholic radio station coming

July 12, 2014 PARKERSBURG — A new local Catholic radio station will start spreading the gospel by radio in August. more »»

Concert raises $3,000 for Wood habitat

July 12, 2014 PARKERSBURG — A total of $3,000 was raised for Wood County Habitat for Humanity at the 18th annual Gospel Music Reunion Concert June 27 at South Parkersburg Baptist Church. more »»

New priests to be ordained in Catholic church

June 21, 2014 WHEELING — A former Episcopal priest will be the first in the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston to be ordained into the Roman Catholic priesthood through a procedure established more than 30 years ago. more »»

Church stands as monument to county's heritage

June 14, 2014 MARIETTA — Motorists passing the little white building on Ohio 26 in Lawrence Township might not believe it was once the Sitka Church with German roots dating back to 1853. more »»

Crist to sing at local church

June 7, 2014 PARKERSBURG — “Songs from the Heart, Yvonne Crist and friends” will be presented 4 p.m. Sunday in the Sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church, 1341 Juliana St., Parkersburg. more »»

Service to observe Mental Health Month

May 17, 2014 PARKERSBURG — A Communities of Faith worship service will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church, 1341 Juliana St., Parkersburg. more »»

Appalachian Bible College choir coming to Parkersburg

May 17, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Grace Gospel Church, 6329 Pike St., will present the music of Jubilate English Handbell Choir of Appalachian Bible College Sunday at 6 p.m. more »»

First Congregational United Church has come a long way

May 16, 2014 MARIETTA — It was winter of 1796 when original settlers of the Northwest Territory, including Rufus Putnam, banded together to form the First Congregational United Church of Christ on Front Street, ... more »»



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