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Parkersburg Elks donate funds to charities

House to Home board member Angie Hissam, left, and Secretary James Perkins of Parkersburg Elks Lodge 190 are shown Wednesday at the lodge on Green Street in Parkersburg with a check for a $700 grant from the lodge to the day shelter for homeless individuals. The grant comes from the lodge’s ...

Southern Raised to perform at Paden City Church

Nationally known Christian bluegrass band Southern Raised will perform 7 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Paden City Church of the Nazarene. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted for the funding of the concert, according to Pastor Patrick McGee. (Photo Provided)

Red Cross volunteers make splash with Parkersburg swimming lessons

PARKERSBURG — For the past two weeks, children, teens and adults in Wood County have been taking advantage of the American Red Cross of the Ohio River Valley free learn to swim program at Southwood Park Pool. “Once they start learning more and are swimming more, you see the smiles. I ...

Pancake breakfast to benefit Marietta girl

MARIETTA — A pancake benefit for a 12-year-old Marietta girl facing brain and spinal surgery will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Devola Fire Co., 1286 Masonic Park Road. Myah Gutberlet has Arnold-Chiari malformation, a condition where the brain is forced into the spinal canal, ...

Students pitch in on mural at Parkersburg floodwall

PARKERSBURG — The natural scenery along the Ohio River is being supplemented with a mural starting to take shape on the Parkersburg floodwall. Artist Christopher Santer, who is originally from Parkersburg and now lives in St. Paul, Minn., designed the mural, which will incorporate sheet ...

Photo Gallery: Wood County 4-H and FFA Summer Showcase

4-H and FFA Summer Showcase Schedule * TODAY — 9 a.m.: 4-H & FFA Rabbit Show, 10 a.m.: Skill-A-Thon for all species (Show Barn), 2 p.m.: Ag Olympics (Livestock Area), 6 p.m.: 4-H & FFA Beef Show (Show Barn) * FRIDAY — 9 a.m.: 4-H & FFA Horse Show (Showmanship Classes ...