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Jackson County Players announce playwright contest

RIPLEY — A playwright contest is making its debut in the Jackson County community as a way for people of all ages to get their ideas from paper to the stage. After hearing about these competitions around the state, Jackson County Players board President Doug Torres had the idea to bring it ...

Odds and Ends

TOPS Chapter WV 0572 TOPS Chapter WV 0572 met July 27 at Christ Mission Baptist Church. Eleven members were present including one new member. The Best Loser for the week was Sue Clegg. The members had a combined weight loss of 11.6 pounds. A demonstration was held on how to search YouTube to ...

Marietta celebrates Harmar Bridge with three days of festivities

MARIETTA — The rain held off just long enough to dub the weekend a success on the western side of the Muskingum River Sunday. Three hours of festivities kicked off Harmar Days Friday evening, then 13 hours of laughter, music and games Saturday, followed by the same Sunday until 4 p.m. … ...

Williamstown Relay For Life on track for Friday

WILLIAMSTOWN — The 17th annual Relay For Life of Williamstown will be 5:30-11 p.m. Friday at Tomlinson Park in Williamstown. “Relay For Life is a fundraising event benefiting your American Cancer Society Mission to save lives, celebrate lives and leading the fight for a world with less ...

Wood County Relay for Life raising funds

PARKERSBURG — Relay for Life of Wood County 2021 was pushed from May to August this year, in hopes of holding a more traditional event, while following state and federal COVID-19 guidelines. As the day nears, teams gear up to get in as much last minute fundraising as possible. The ...

Shamrock 5K returns to Marietta College

MARIETTA — As restrictions have died down and events have started to pop back up, so have many 5K races. On Saturday, Frye Dental Group held its 39th annual Shamrock 5K race at Marietta College. The race had been canceled the past two years, and race coordinator Bret Frye said he was glad ...