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Parkersburg Art Center to host dog show

PARKERSBURG — The “Bow Wow Meow” dog show will be 1:30 p.m. July 28 at the Parkersburg Art Center. Registration is $10 per dog and there's a category for every dog, the art center said. Prizes will be awarded to the top dog in each of the five categories: Best Smile: The Mona Lisa ...

Missoula Children’s Theatre schedules ‘Aladdin’ auditions

MARIETTA — Auditions for the Missoula Children’s Theatre local youth production of “Aladdin” will be held 10 a.m.-noon Monday at the Peoples Bank Theatre on Putnam Street in Marietta. The show will be presented at 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. July 27 at the theater. Auditions will be for ...

Pomeroy to host blues bash along Ohio River

POMEROY, Ohio — Two nights of live music and a local craft beer festival will highlight the 19th annual Big Bend Blues & Brews Bash, which takes place July 26 and 27 at the Riverside Amphitheater in downtown Pomeroy, Ohio. Affectionately called “The Bash” by blues aficionados, this ...

Parkersburg High School Ice Cream Social set for Aug. 9

PARKERSBURG — The Ice Cream Social at Parkersburg High School will be held 5:30 p.m. Aug. 9 at Stadium Field. Announcements will begin at 6 p.m. Tickets are $5 each and will be available for pre-sale and at the gate. A ticket includes a serving of ice cream and dessert. Big Red football ...

Memorial Health System health fair is today

MARIETTA — The Memorial Health System Live Memorial Well Health Fair will be held 8-11:30 a.m. today at the Marietta First Church of the Nazarene, 100 Mill Creek Road, Marietta. The fair will include discounted multiphasic screenings (optional) from 8-11 a.m., refreshments and exhibitors ...

West Virginia Interstate Fair weathers storms, forecast of excessive heat

MINERAL WELLS — Evening thunderstorms tried to dampen the spirit of the 2019 West Virginia Interstate Fair and Exposition on Wednesday, but the fairgoers celebration in Mineral Wells continued after the rain stopped and continued into the night. The rain and storms at the fair stopped the ...

West Virginia Interstate Fair continues today

MINERAL WELLS — The 2019 West Virginia Interstate Fair and Exposition continues today through Saturday at the fairgrounds on Butcher Bend Road near Mineral Wells. The fair features live music, carnival rides, crafts, vendors, 4-H activities and track events for ATVs, trucks and ...

Marietta Sweet Corn Festival begins on Friday

MARIETTA — For a buck an ear, the community is invited to gorge on the renowned sweet treat of the summer this weekend. “Like a pirate, but on the river,” laughed Mark Doebrich, after checking that the tents went up in East Muskingum Park Tuesday. “You can eat cheap, the sweetest ...

Oak Grove Car Show to benefit rec area

MARIETTA — Fans of sunshine, food, play and classic cars will have a chance to experience all that Sunday morning at the Oak Grove Recreation Center. The volunteer group that looks after the community park is holding its ninth annual car show at the park Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and ...

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Dinner PARKERSBURG — A baked steak dinner will be 6 p.m. Friday at The Knights of Columbus at 1010 Market St., Parkersburg. The event is open to the public. Call in orders for takeout at 304-428-0331. *** Williamstown Ice Cream Social WILLIAMSTOWN — The 74th annual Williamstown ...

Harvest of Hope to hold dinner, auction

MARIETTA — The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in a recent report estimated that one-third of all food produced in the world is either lost because of damage in the supply chain or wasted by being discarded by markets or consumers, amounting to about 1.3 billion tons a ...

Smoot Theatre to kick off Performing Arts

PARKERSBURG — The Smoot Theatre will kick off its 2019-2020 Performing Arts in early September with the first of five special shows highlighting a variety of musical styles. More information about ticket availability and prices is available by calling 304-422-PLAY (7529) or online at ...

Eramet makes $1,500 contribution to WSCC Foundation

MARIETTA — Eramet Marietta recently made a contribution of $1,500 to the Washington State Community College Foundation as thanks for a Washington State engineering class that fabricated a part to improve its process. Last fall, Eramet Marietta Inc., working with Pickering Associates, began a ...

Comfort Keepers marks National Day of Joy

MARIETTA — Comfort Keepers of the Mid-Ohio Valley on June 26 celebrated the first National Day of Joy, a celebration created by Comfort Keepers Franchising after researching what seniors and families want most. Most clients and staff received a Movie Night gift basket filled with snacks such ...

South announces senior awards, honors

From staff reports PARKERSBURG — The 52nd Annual Awards Assembly was held May 23 at Parkersburg South High School in the Rod Oldham Athletic Center. The following students were recognized and awarded scholarships: Valedictorian: Shannon Ruble. Gold Honor Cords / 4.00+ GPA: Faith ...

Canning class teaches safe food preservation

Staff reports WEST UNION — As local gardeners and farmers start to harvest their bounty, some will begin canning their food to enjoy their home-grown goodness long into the winter months. Zona Hutson, WVU Extension Service, Doddridge County extension agent, is offering a class for people ...

Shooting under investigation in Ritchie County

One person was killed today in a shooting in a parking lot of a hardware store in Ritchie County, authorities said. The incident at the Ace Hardware in Pennsboro occurred shortly before 10:30 a.m., according to the 911 center in Ritchie County. The sheriff's department and West Virginia ...

West Virginia Interstate Fair to run July 16-20

MINERAL WELLS — The 2019 West Virginia Interstate Fair and Exposition runs July 16-20 at the fairgrounds on Butcher Bend Road near Mineral Wells. The fair will feature live music, carnival rides, crafts, vendors, 4-H activities and track events for ATVs, trucks and tractors. Admission is ...

Strobl dances at nationals

PARKERSBURG — Fifteen-year-old Parkersburg native Sofia Strobl competed among the best dancers in the country in the Star Talent National Dance Competition in Myrtle Beach. Thirty-eight studios attended the nationals. Having won Top Teen Soloist at the regionals, Strobl was invited to be ...

Sherry Wilson Braid, new band crazy about Patsy Cline tributes

PARKERSBURG — Sherry Wilson Braid is happy to be back on stage with the Patsy Cline Band. Braid, singing as country music singer Patsy Cline, and her band performed June 13 during Artsbridge’s Summer Music in the Park series at City Park. Braid put together a band for her shows after a ...