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Parkersburg Art Center hopes tiny works of art bring in big numbers

PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Art Center kicked off its holiday season Friday and Saturday with the opening if its second annual PAC 6X6 sale featuring over a thousand miniature works of art measuring six inches by six inches. The sale began Friday with a special opening for art center ...

Parades, activities to raise holiday spirit throughout Mid-Ohio Valley

PARKERSBURG — The final weekend of November and the first weekend of December will feature holiday parades in several local communities. The cities of Belpre, Marietta and Williamstown will feature night-time lighted parades to kick off the holiday season on Nov. 24. The cities of Vienna ...

Vienna couple discusses 50 years of marriage

VIENNA — Compromise and a willingness to work through their problems have sustained a Vienna couple through 50 years of marriage. Sandra and David Mullins of Vienna are the Parkersburg News and Sentinel’s Golden Anniversary Couple for the month of November. The couple were married Nov. ...

House to Home thanks supporters with meal

PARKERSBURG — House to Home board members served more than 80 meals Friday to clients, volunteers and those who have helped the day shelter over the last year. “We have been so lucky this year. So many people have stepped up and helped us out this year,” said Jessy Towner, director of ...

Henderson Hall open for Christmas

BOAZ — Henderson Hall is decorated for the Christmas holidays and will be open for special tours noon-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. The hall is filled with trees and decorations that depict a variety of time periods that represent the five generations of Hendersons who lived in the ...

Salvation Army of Parkersburg rings in start of Red Kettle season

VIENNA — “You haven’t lived today until you’ve done something for someone who cannot pay you back,” Parkersburg Mayor Tom Joyce quoted from the classic book, “Pilgrims Progress,” by John Bunyan at the Salvation Army of Parkersburg’s launch of the annual Red Kettle ...

The Hoodoo Men to perform in Marietta

MARIETTA — Cobbler’s Coffeehouse will be featuring The Hoodoo Men, presented by the Blues, Jazz and Folk Music Society of the Mid-Ohio Valley, at 8:30 p.m. Nov. 24 at The Adelphia Music Hall, 205 Second St. in Marietta. The show starts at 8:30 p.m. with two 45-minute sets. The cost is $12 ...

Dr. George Tokodi puts mustache on the line for a cause

MARIETTA — Dr. George Tokodi is willing to part with his mustache of 47 years. But first, $15,000 must be raised by early February for a new roof at St. Mary Catholic School in Marietta. Tokodi, a longtime orthopedic surgeon in Marietta and supporter of St. Mary Catholic School, said he ...

Pay check issue in Wood County Schools

PARKERSBURG - A delay in the arrival of digital files has caused the slowing of the issuance of Wood County Schools payroll checks today, officials said. Wood County Superintendent of Schools Will Hosaflook stated this morning he was aware of the problem. "The problem is on the banking side," ...

Roy Clark, guitar virtuoso, dies

Tulsa, Okla. (AP) – Country star Roy Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the cornpone TV show "Hee Haw" for nearly a quarter century and was known for such hits as "Yesterday When I was Young" and "Honeymoon Feeling," has died. He was 85. Publicist Jeremy Westby said Clark ...

Actors Guild of Parkersburg to present ‘A Christmas Story: The Musical’

PARKERSBURG — In honor of the upcoming holiday season, the Actors Guild of Parkersburg will be presenting “A Christmas Story: The Musical” for four weekends in November and December. The musical is based on the classic holiday comedy movie “A Christmas Story” from 1983. The show ...

Holiday in the Park displays ready

PARKERSBURG — The annual Holiday In the Park lights display at City Park in Parkersburg will kick off with a lighting ceremony Saturday and will remain open through Dec. 31. The ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at the City Park horseshoe pits where Santa Claus will be handing out ...

Friends of the Lower Muskingum River prep fundraiser

MARIETTA — A year of accomplishments in making a significant river substantially better will be highlighted Saturday night at the Friends of the Lower Muskingum River annual dinner and auction in Marietta. The group, a nonprofit established in 2002, is dedicated to conserving land and ...

West Virginia Symphony Orchestra-Parkersburg to perform on Sunday

PARKERSBURG — The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra-Parkersburg will present “A Percussive Surprise” at 3 p.m. Sunday at Blennerhassett School. Tickets are $22 for adults and $10 for students for the show, which will feature percussionist Lisa Pegher as guest artist. Tickets are available ...

Ohio Valley Opry to hold performances

McCONNELSVILLE, Ohio — November is traditionally set aside to feature local talent at the Ohio Valley Opry, and this year’s lineup is sure to be a crowd favorite. Appearing will be Ohio’s premier old-time string band the Wayfarers. Hailing from rural Southeast Ohio, The Wayfarers ...

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Christmas Jazz GLENVILLE — The Glenville State College Jazz Band will hold its annual Christmas Concert 7 p.m. Nov. 29 in the Fine Arts Center Auditorium. The concert will begin with traditional jazz favorites from a variety of styles including swing, Latin and rock, among others. The ...

Ravenswood students learn about ‘On the Road in West Virginia’

RAVENSWOOD — Ravenswood Middle School’s eighth-grade history teacher Jason Gump invited Wayne Worth from Clarksburg and Johnnaston Kimble from Buckhannon to school Nov. 9 to talk with the students about their Facebook presentation “On The Road in West Virginia: Our 55 ...

Mid-Ohio Valley groups prep for Thanksgiving dinners

PARKERSBURG — Various organizations and churches will continue the annual Thanksgiving Day tradition of providing a free meal to community members on the holiday. * The Parkersburg Salvation Army will hold its annual free Thanksgiving Day Dinner beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day ...

Belpre man to mark 100th birthday

BELPRE — A Belpre man who was born four days after the end of World War I went on to serve in World War II and will celebrate his 100th birthday four days after the 100th anniversary of the first war’s end. Roy Sees, of Belpre, was born in Parkersburg on Nov. 15, 1918, and grew up around ...

Letters lead to meeting of sailors’ relatives

DAVISVILLE — Two letters in Reader’s Digest led to a meeting between a Wood County man and a Tennessee woman whose fathers survived Japanese attacks against the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Bunker Hill during World War II. Joe Duckworth of Davisville read a submission to “Humor in ...