Community News

Gabriel Project fundraiser slated at Grand Central Mall

PARKERSBURG — The Mid-Ohio Valley Gabriel Project will hold a major fundraiser Friday and Saturday at the Grand Central Mall. “This is our first ever Babython,” said Justin Moody, a coordinator with the Gabriel Project. The Gabriel Project provides support to families with children from ...

Vienna girl details spelling bee trip

WASHINGTON — Although she spelled both words right in rounds two and three, Vienna resident Cecelia Fatta, 13, didn’t advance to the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. “It was stressful but I met a lot of different kids from different places ...

Nelsonville Music Festival opens today

NELSONVILLE, Ohio — Stuart’s Opera House is presenting the 13th annual Nelsonville Music Festival June 1-4 at Robbins Crossing on the campus of Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio. Ween, They Might Be Giants, Emmylou Harris, Conor Oberst, Jenny Lewis, Rodriguez, Cloud Nothings, and many ...

Taste of Parkersburg to be held Friday, Saturday

PARKERSBURG — The 12th annual Taste of Parkersburg will be June 3, bringing top quality food and wines to downtown Parkersburg. Organized by Downtown PKB, the Taste will be joined by two related events on the night before, the kickoff of this summer’s Point Park Concert Series on June 2 ...

Walk Your Paws scheduled for Saturday

PARKERSBURG — The Humane Society of Parkersburg will be hosting its biggest fundraiser of the year, the annual Elinor K. Ross Walk Your Paws, on Saturday. “The Wizard of Pawz” is a fun 2-mile run/walk fundraiser for both families and animals staying at the shelter. The fundraiser ...

Parkersburg Art Center displays new exhibits

PARKERSBURG — Three new exhibits will open at the Parkersburg Art Center, with a reception from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Sunday. On display in the Main and Boll Galleries are works by Gary Pettigrew, retired head of the Fine Art Department at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, and by Chris Dutch and ...

Victorian Spring Tour, Tea to be held in Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG — The Julia-Ann Square Historic District will holds its annual Victorian Spring Home and Garden Tour and Tea on Saturday and Sunday. During the event, visitors can take self-guided tours of the historic district in downtown Parkersburg from 1-5 p.m. both days. Tickets are $15 ...

Schrader Youth Ballet to perform at Smoot Theatre

PARKERSBURG — Schrader Youth Ballet will present its 51st annual End-Term Spring Performance at The Smoot Theatre on Friday at 8 p.m. Elena Musser will perform her Senior Dance of The Blue Bird Variation from “Sleeping Beauty.” A recent graduate of Meigs High School, she has accepted a ...

Buck & Company to perform at Southwood Park

PARKERSBURG — Buck & Company will perform 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Artsbridge Music Fest at Southwood Park. The group was formed in 2002 and is based in the Parkersburg area. Its repertoire focuses on traditional bluegrass and bluegrass gospel music. Band members are Buck McCumbers ...

Memorial Day in the MOV

James Lemon, left, and Harold Snyder talk before the start of Monday’s Memorial Day observance at City Park. Lemon served in World War II and the Korean War while Snyder is a World War II veteran. Both are from Parkersburg.

Tour offers look at historic district

PARKERSBURG — The Julia-Ann Square Historic District will holds its annual Victorian Spring Home and Garden Tour and Tea on the first weekend of June. During the event, visitors can take self-guided tours of the historic district in downtown Parkersburg from 1-5 p.m. June 3 and 4. Tickets ...

WVUP students elect Student Government Association officers

PARKERSBURG — Students at West Virginia University at Parkersburg have elected the new Student Government Association officers for the 2017-2018 academic year. Austin Grimmett of Elizabeth was elected president for the term. “I am honored and thankful that the students have entrusted ...

Washington County Career Center names students of month

MARIETTA — The Washington County Career Center has named its May Students of the Month, Chyla Sephfus and Nathan Ritzman. Chyla Sephfus is a Belpre High School senior enrolled in the Patient Health Care program. She is the daughter of Terry and Carla Sephfus of Vincent. At the Career ...

Bone receives Glenville State College faculty award

GLENVILLE — Glenville State College’s newest Faculty Award of Excellence recipient is Associate Professor of Music Lloyd Bone. He received the award at the 143rd Commencement Ceremony on May 6. “Receiving this award is truly an honor. The GSC faculty ranks are full of so many talented ...

One person arrested for meth

PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Narcotics Task Force this morning arrested a city man after he accepted delivery of approximately one pound of suspected methamphetamine. Task force agents performed a controlled delivery of the package, which was found to contain suspected meth with an ...

Match to benefit Alzheimer’s group

PARKERSBURG — A professional wrestling match to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association rumbles close to home for the promoter. Dave “Rock” Parsons of Jadat Sports was diagnosed with dementia in October and has earmarked the proceeds of the Clash for the Cause All-Star Championship ...

Conley returns to NASCAR XFINITY series

PARKERSBURG — A race car driver from Vienna returns to NASCAR Saturday in an XFINITY Series race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Cale Conley will pilot the No. 24 Toyota Camry for the JGL Racing Team. He joined JGL earlier this year in its Young Guns program and Saturday’s Hisense 300 at ...

Underage drinking, drug use reported at Meigs party

POMEROY, Ohio — Charges are pending against numerous underage individuals caught drinking and using drugs at a large party over the weekend in Columbia Township, the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office reported Wednesday. The sheriff’s office received complaints around 12:30 a.m. Saturday ...

Stansberry speaks to Kiwanis Club members

PARKERSBURG — Local author Don Stansberry, a teacher and former Parkersburg High School coach, spoke to the Kiwanis Club of North Parkersburg. Lois Meadows, former president of Kiwanis Club of North Parkersburg, lieutenant governor, West Virginia Division 2, introduced ...

Jackson Middle helps center

VIENNA — Jackson Middle School students and staff collected personal care items for the Good Samaritan Center in Vienna. The volunteers at Good Samaritan appreciate the school’s efforts in helping to replenish the center’s shelves. Sixth-grade student Lakyn Campbell and her mother, ...