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Vienna church to distribute school supplies to kids VIENNA — The 36th Street Church of Christ, 610 36th St., Vienna, will distribute backpacks and school supplies to K-12th grade students in Vienna on Aug. 11-13. Walk-ins are welcome between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Call the church at ...

Horse riding competition gets kids outdoors

ELIZABETH — Every third Saturday in the months of May-September kids from across the Mid-Ohio Valley and other counties in the region get together at a local horse track and compete for champion ribbons. The showing contest, which is held off route 14 behind the EMT building at 135 ...

Climbing the Wall

Parkersburg South High School art teacher Abbie Burge offers some pointers on a section of the floodwall mural as South senior Avery Burris and alumnus Joseph Whipkey work on it Friday morning at Point Park while Parkersburg Catholic senior Elaina Ross, left, paints over a number used to ...

Track 9 to perform at Parkersburg park

The locally popular Track 9 will perform 7 p.m. July 29 in the free Artsbridge Summer Concert Series at the Parkersburg City Park bandshell in a performance sponsored by WesBanco. The band includes three horns and seven performers from diverse backgrounds, degreed musicians, road-tested ...

Teen of the Week: Parkersburg South senior Marimo Akita always pushing forward

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg South High School senior Marimo Akita has always pushed herself to learn new things, a new subject in the classroom or working on her fundamentals, a new position, or even a new sport. “My life pretty much revolves around sports and school, my schedule is pretty ...

Parkersburg Art Center’s Camp Creativity wraps-up for the summer

PARKERSBURG — Camp Creativity at the Parkersburg Art Center is in its final week. Campers this summer worked with the theme “Escape on a Fantastic Voyage: Explore the Visual Arts!” The Art Center hosted the annual camps for kids as young as 4 and as old as those entering their ...