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Cookie sales to benefit Walk to End Alzheimer’s

MARIETTA — Warren’s IGA on Muskingum Drive in Marietta for a limited time will donate $1 to the 2021 Mid-Ohio Valley Walk to End Alzheimer’s for every pack of Smile Cookies sold. The purple-frosted sugar cookies are available in the store bakery through January. “We are pleased to ...

Parkersburg native’s love for painting colors her world

PARKERSBURG — Creating art and sharing it with others is both physically and mentally therapeutic for the artist and inspirational for the community. A local Facebook group, Painting Buddies at Paddle Run, promotes artistic expression through painting classes and fundraisers. Parkersburg ...

Devola couple, Marietta hospital usher in 2021 with baby girl

MARIETTA — After 28 hours of labor, 30-year-old Devola resident Katie McMillin delivered the Mid-Ohio Valley’s first baby of the new year at 2:12 a.m. Friday. McMillin’s husband, Shaun, 30, said their baby girl, Emma Louise, was due Dec. 21, but after that day came and went, it was ...

Remembering some of the notable figures the Mid-Ohio Valley lost in 2020

Teachers, doctors, public officials and other residents are among the notable deaths of 2020. * Alice Chapman, Lowell, died on Dec. 30. She and her husband, Leroy, founded the Ely Chapman Education Foundation. * William Morgan Brown, 76, Parkersburg, died Dec. 28. An engineer and retired ...

Nashville bombing hits home for Parkersburg native

NASHVILLE — It has been a hard year for Ensemble Nashville Boutique, a store that is proudly managed in Nashville, Tenn., by Parkersburg native and Ritchie County High School graduate Lauren Farrar. Farrar, who attended Belmont University in Nashville, worked for Ensemble Nashville ...