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Habitat for Humanity dedicates Williamstown house

WILLIAMSTOWN — Habitat for Humanity Mid-Ohio Valley dedicated their 106th house in Wood and Washington Counties Saturday. The house, located in Williamstown, has been dedicated to the Davis family. “I am a single mom of two, and I am so grateful to have a home that I can call ours and ...

Agencies: Set clocks back, check alarm batteries

PARKERSBURG — Winter is quickly approaching, and it is time to remind you to set your clocks back, as Daylight Saving Time concludes this Sunday. The West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office wants to remind West Virginia residents to set their clocks back and change the batteries in the ...

Former Ohio Valley University student stars in Christmas film

David L. “DJ” Rowell, a former student athlete for Ohio Valley University, is officially making his big screen debut this Sunday, Nov. 1, after years of desire to pursue acting as a career. “This is my first professional role and it was a leading man role, so it’s one of those once ...

Esbenshade Series adapts to COVID with online concert

MARIETTA — As with so many things in 2020, the longtime Esbenshade Series at Marietta College is adapting to meet changes resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, the Esbenshade Series will present a free live streaming concert by The Steep Canyon Rangers at 8 p.m. Nov. 7 on ...

Grand Central Mall hosting Candy Crawl Drive Thru today

VIENNA — Grand Central Mall will play host to a Candy Crawl Drive Thru, sponsored by B. Armstrong Electrical, from noon to 3 p.m. today, between Regal Cinemas and Dunham’s. The event will feature more than 15 characters provided by Miss Pockets Party Entertainment Service. Treats will be ...

Nightmare on Broad Street

PARKERSBURG — Nearly 1,000 children were served through socially distant, indoor trick-or-treating from Saturday, Oct. 24, to Monday, Oct. 26, at the Parkersburg YMCA during the Nightmare On Broad Street event, while almost 450 went through a haunted house.

Parkersburg News and Sentinel Cookbook winners chosen in annual event

PARKERSBURG — Foods and desserts of different varieties were sampled at the Parkersburg News and Sentinel’s 66th Annual Cookbook Contest tasting party Wednesday at Rockport Church of Christ. Although the setup was a little different than previous years, the tradition was kept alive with ...

Williamstown Middle/High School unveils memorial to Sept. 11

WILLIAMSTOWN — In honor of the 19th anniversary of those lost in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the “Garden of Freedom” was unveiled at Williamstown Middle/High School on Wednesday afternoon. The garden is a joint project between Lori Daugherty’s sixth-grade science enrichment class ...

Actors Guild of Parkersburg tackles politics with ‘The Outsider’

PARKERSBURG — The latest offering from the Actors Guild of Parkersburg will stream live this weekend, just in time for Election Day. A seven-member cast will present “The Outsider,” a comedy about an unlikely lieutenant governor thrust into his state’s highest office, on Saturday ...

Wood County Commission honors Parkersburg Catholic student

PARKERSBURG — A local youth represents the best of the area. The Wood County Commission presented a Spirit of Wood County Award to Parkersburg Catholic High School student Blake Lewis on Monday. Lewis, a sophomore, is a local high school golfer who has continued to excel on the golf course. ...

Partnership nets food, financial donations for Parkersburg-area food pantries

PARKERSBURG — Retired marines, sailors, soldiers and airmen gathered despite cold, wet weather this weekend to answer another call to serve. But they weren’t the only ones to hear the ring. “I almost didn’t answer when you called me this week,” said Polly Shepherd, auxiliary ...

Nuzum work on display at downtown Parkersburg WesBanco

PARKERSBURG — Bethany Reed Nuzum has perfected her art in several mediums and is displaying her art work at WesBanco Bank in October. She uses oil, acrylic, charcoal, oil sticks and ink for a variety of art pieces. “In college I was told by an art professor that I would be considered ...

Nightmare on Broad Street offers Halloween treats

PARKERSBURG — Nightmare on Broad Street will be held Saturday, Sunday and Monday at the Parkersburg YMCA on Broad Street. The three-night Halloween event includes a socially-distant indoor trick or treat, haunted house, children’s character photos and performance by the Thrill the World ...

Parkersburg Art Center holding virtual chalk art competition

PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Art Center is holding a virtual chalk art competition. Starting Monday, the public will be able to vote on their favorite pieces of chalk art by liking their images on the art center’s Facebook page. Voting will continue through Oct. 30. Teen and adult ...

Business professor at Glenville State receives doctorate

GLENVILLE — A business professor in the Glenville State College Department of Business has obtained a Doctor of Education in curriculum and instruction from Marshall University. Kandas Queen’s dissertation, “A Case Study on the West Virginia Remote Online Collaborative Knowledge System ...

Suspect arrested in Marietta bank robbery

A man has been arrested for the Thursday armed robbery of a bank in Marietta, authorities said Friday morning. William Edward "Billy White Shoes" Johnson, 55, last known address of Lancaster, was arrested around 9:30 p.m. Thursday for the robbery of the Citizens Bank in Marietta, the Marietta ...