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Spaghetti Dinner WILLIAMSTOWN — The Kiwanis of Williamstown will hold a spaghetti dinner from 4:30-7 p.m. today at the American Legion on Waverly Road. Cost is $10 and $5 for children 10 and under. Call Lois Meadows for more information and tickets 304 588-7777. *** Chili and Sandwich ...

Jan Dils to host Veterans Appreciation Dinner today

PARKERSBURG — Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, will play host to its annual Veterans Appreciation Dinner from 5-7 p.m. today at the Parkersburg Knights of Columbus, 1010 Market St. Started in 2012 as a Veterans Day cookout, the event moved to the Knights of Columbus in 2015 and evolved into a ...

Nominations being accepted for Outstanding Young West Virginian

PARKERSBURG — Nominations are being accepted for the 2020 West Virginia Jaycees Outstanding Young West Virginian award, Junior Chamber State President Eureka Ellison said. The program identifies and awards young people in West Virginia who have distinguished themselves in their careers or ...

Lillias White to bring free Cabaret show to Smoot

PARKERSBURG — Broadway star and Tony Award winner Lillias White will be the headliner and guest lecturer at the 2019 National Institutes for Historically-Underserved Students on Friday and Saturday sponsored by West Virginia University at Parkersburg. In addition to her lecture, White will ...

Dr. Rehl to discuss books at Parkersburg library

PARKERSBURG — Austin Rehl, the author of the Sihalt Series, a new “epic fantasy adventure,” will be featured in a book reading and signing at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Parkersburg and Wood County Public Library on Emerson Avenue. “Guardian of the Sunshine Bride” and “Guardian of the ...

Lions Halloween run raises money for eyeglasses

PARKERSBURG — Results have been posted for the Parkersburg Lions Club’s Halloween 5K Run/Walk for Sight on Oct. 26 at City Park. The fastest overall time by a male was turned in by Robert Boston of Parkersburg, who ran the 5K course in 21:42.23. The fastest overall time by a female was ...

Coats for Kids accepting donations at Washington County locations

MARIETTA — Hundreds of children walking around Washington County this winter, as in years past, will be shielded from the cold by the generosity of strangers. Over the next few days, barrels decorated with frills and colored paper will appear in more than a dozen places around town to mark ...

Parkersburg High School Chamber Choir to perform at White House

PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg High School Chamber Choir will be spreading holiday cheer in Washington, D.C., next month after being selected to perform at the White House. Choir director Joshua Dubs said he submitted recordings of the choir’s award-winning performance at a competition ...

Julia-Ann Square’s Castle back on the market

PARKERSBURG — A new author is being sought for the next chapter in the history of the Castle in the Julia-Ann Square Historic District. The house at 1209 Ann St. was built around 1833 by Peter G. Van Winkle, a Parkersburg attorney who played a significant role in writing the West Virginia ...

Veterans Day events planned throughout the Mid-Ohio Valley

PARKERSBURG — A number of parades and ceremonies are planned in honor of Veterans Day throughout the Mid-Ohio Valley. * The Veterans Museum of the Mid-Ohio Valley in Parkersburg will hold its annual Veterans Day open house from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 11 at 1829 Seventh St. in Parkersburg. The ...

Wood County 4-H holds awards ceremony

PARKERSBURG — Wood County 4-H honored their 4-H members and volunteers at the annual Awards Ceremony recently at the Butcher Bend 4-H Campground. The event held Sunday, sponsored by WesBanco, had Wood County 4-H members receive several awards and recognitions for outstanding project work, ...

As clocks ‘fall back,’ check batteries in detectors

PARKERSBURG — The time of year has come to “fall back,” set clocks back one hour and change smoke and carbon monoxide detector batteries. Daylight-saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday. Although it can be viewed as a dreaded time of the year since it will get dark earlier, changing the ...

Tom Phillips to be honored at YMCA community dinner

VIENNA — Tom Phillips will be recognized as the 2019 Heart of Our Community Award winner at the YMCA of Parkersburg’s community dinner from 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday at Grand Pointe Conference and Reception Center in Vienna. West Virginia University baseball coach Randy Mazey will be the ...

Washington County veterans honored

MARIETTA — Filling the Dyson Baudo Recreation Center at Marietta College with family, friends and neighbors, the Washington County Veterans Service Commission recognized 15 veterans, four civilians and one employer Friday for answering multiple calls to serve. They serve their ...

Marietta church selling soup today

MARIETTA — Congregation members of the Saint Paul’s Evangelical Church, 401 Fifth St., worked in assembly-line fashion to can fresh beef vegetable soup from 150 pounds of potatoes, 40 pounds of hand-chopped onions and the donated use of more than 10 crockpots for the church’s ...

Smoot Theatre musical set for tonight

PARKERSBURG — R.J. Lowe and Josh Martin are reviving their award-winning performances in “The Story of My Life” at 8 p.m. tonight at the Smoot Theatre. Proceeds from the two-actor show will go to the John Lee Theatre Scholarship Fund at the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation. Lee, a ...

Weaver, Lombard named to Parkersburg High School Football Hall of Fame

PARKERSBURG — Isaac Weaver and Vic Lombard will join former teammates Scott Davis and Al Hammell as the latest members of the 1999 state championship football team in the Parkersburg High School Football Hall of Fame Friday night. Weaver and Lombard will be inducted before the ...

Parkersburg Art Center schedules events

PARKERSBURG —The Parkersburg Art Center will be hosting a pair of events the week of Nov. 4 at Eighth and Market streets in downtown Parkersburg. The Board of Trustees at the art center has been gathering designer purses for the annual Purse Bingo Fundraiser at 6 p.m. Nov. 4. Doors open at ...

Trinity Used Book Sale set for Nov. 4-9

PARKERSBURG — The annual Trinity Used Book Sale will take place Nov. 4-9 at Trinity Episcopal Church on Juliana Street in downtown Parkersburg. Proceeds from the longtime annual sale are split between the church’s programs and several community programs, said book sale chair Lynn ...

Escape artist to perform at Twin City Opera House

MCCONNELSVILLE — Escape artist Michael Griffin will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Twin City Opera House in McConnelsville. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for ages 12 and under. Ticket information is available at operhouseinc.com or by calling 740-962-3030. It is Griffin’s first ...