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Women Society to hold rummage sale A rummage sale will held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Summit Valley U.M.C., W.Va. 14 1.5 miles north of Vienna, sponsored by the Women Society. Numerous items, hot dogs, potato and vegetable soup, baked goods and Rada knives will be available. For ...

Parkersburg News and Sentinel cookbook contest accepting recipe entries

PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg News and Sentinel and Marietta Times will be holding a joint holiday Cookbook and are seeking recipes for publication and their contest. Because of precautionary restrictions due to COVID-19, the tasting party when category winners and a grand prize winner are ...

Belpre Homecoming Festival ready to return

BELPRE — Following its cancellation in 2020, the Belpre Homecoming Festival is returning in early August at Civitan Park. Just before the pandemic went into full effect last March, festival organizers had announced the entertainment lineup for the three-day event from and that will remain ...

Family recalls life and times at demolished Ravenswood motel

RAVENSWOOD — This week, the Washington Motel in Ravenswood was demolished, causing a family to reflect on their fond memories and experiences in the building. Built in the 1950s, the Washington Motel was built to meet travelers needs with roads like Route 68 as popular means of travel. ...

Ravenswood set to go with the flow at Ohio River Festival

RAVENSWOOD — The Ohio River Festival will come back to the Ravenswood community next weekend with a variety of events the whole family can enjoy. Nearly all of the traditional events will be offered at the festival such as the Powerboat National Races, live music, food and craft vendors, ...

Parkersburg High School science teacher has a passion for wildlife

PARKERSBURG — A high school science teacher by day and a wildlife observationist by night, Daniel Jonas is a passionate advocate for conservation of local species. “I always knew I wanted to do something with science,” Jonas said of his decision to become a teacher after graduating ...