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Parkersburg Housing Authority celebrates 50 years of Homecrest Manor

PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Housing Authority celebrated the 50th anniversary of the opening of Homecrest Manor at the Parkersburg Housing Authority building Friday. Former and current commissioners, directors, and employees were in attendance, along with Parkersburg Mayor Tom Joyce. ...

Teen of the Week: Williamstown’s Grace Miller dancing since the age of 7

WILLIAMSTOWN — Grace Miller, Williamstown Middle/High School freshman, has been dancing since age 7. She said she became fascinated with dance when she watched the American girl doll Isabelle movie, “Isabelle Dances into the Spotlight.” “I’ve been a competitive dancer since ...

Blennerhassetts documentary gets national distribution

PARKERSBURG — A documentary about the Blennerhassetts and Aaron Burr will be nationally distributed. The National Educational Telecommunications Association has selected “Treason Island: The Blennerhassetts and Aaron Burr” for national distribution to more than 300 public television ...

Parkersburg church to host HIV, syphilis, hepatitis testing event

PARKERSBURG — The Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department will offer free rapid tests for HIV and syphilis and free tests for hepatitis B and C from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 903 Charles St., Parkersburg. Prevention materials and a free lunch ...

Parkersburg Woman’s Club reads to elementary school students

PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Woman’s Club read to three second-grade classes each at Emerson Elementary Center and at Jefferson Elementary Center on May 4 an May 9 in the Snuggle Bugs Reading Club. The reading program was made possible by $3,000 from the Henry Logan Foundation. Henry ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Odds and Ends

Dragon Boating MARIETTA — Dragon boating is returning to the Muskingum River this summer. All those interested in fitness, fun and fellowship can join in at the Marietta High School boathouse, 814 Gilman Ave. Besides weekly practices on Mondays and Thursdays, there also will be practices ...