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United Way Challenge Cup adds to crosstown rivalry week

PARKERSBURG — The United Way Alliance of the Mid-Ohio Valley and McClinton’s Chevrolet teamed up to return the United Way Challenge Cup to the crosstown rivalry game between Parkersburg High and Parkersburg South last week. Students raised funds throughout game week to see who could ...

Best to Wurst: Octoberfest returning to Lowell with German food, entertainment

LOWELL — Lowell’s Octoberfest is back this year with German food, games and entertainment. This is the 45th year for the event which will be held Oct. 2-3 on Buell Island at Lowell. Event committee chairman Josh Harris said it’s been a tough year getting people to help out. “If ...

Barlow Fair opens today with 150th anniversary

BARLOW — This year marks a big milestone for the Barlow Fair as it begins its 150th year today, continuing to make it the oldest independent fair in Ohio. Abby Campbell, the fair board secretary, said the fair will kick off with grand opening ceremonies featuring local community leaders, ...

Roof repair at Ravenswood’s McIntosh House

The McIntosh House in Ravenswood caught fire in June and work is underway to rebuild the roof. Sean Simon, architect for Pickering and Associates of Charleston, recently conducted a 3D scan of the building which he will use to create blueprints for the project. Simon is a Ravenswood native and ...

Coming Attractions: Entertainment and more in the Mid-Ohio Valley

PARKERSBURG — The following events will take place Sept. 23-26 in the Mid-Ohio Valley * Barlow Fair at Barlow Fairgrounds, Sept. 23rd-26th * Visiting Chef KiKi Angelos: Fine Grecian Food at the Blennerhassett Hotel, Everyday Sept. 10-Oct. 3, 5-10 p.m. * Linkages - Art Inspiring Art at ...

Eagle Scout project brightens Belpre ballpark

BELPRE — The baseball fields at Civitan Park in Belpre are sparkling in orange and white thanks to an Eagle Scout Project led by a local scout. Belpre resident Parker Glodowski led more than a dozen volunteers to pressure wash and paint the dugouts, creating much-needed upgrades and a path ...