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Parkersburg Art Center to host dog show

PARKERSBURG — The “Bow Wow Meow” dog show will be 1:30 p.m. July 28 at the Parkersburg Art Center. Registration is $10 per dog and there's a category for every dog, the art center said. Prizes will be awarded to the top dog in each of the five categories: Best Smile: The Mona Lisa ...

Pomeroy to host blues bash along Ohio River

POMEROY, Ohio — Two nights of live music and a local craft beer festival will highlight the 19th annual Big Bend Blues & Brews Bash, which takes place July 26 and 27 at the Riverside Amphitheater in downtown Pomeroy, Ohio. Affectionately called “The Bash” by blues aficionados, this ...

West Virginia Interstate Fair weathers storms, forecast of excessive heat

MINERAL WELLS — Evening thunderstorms tried to dampen the spirit of the 2019 West Virginia Interstate Fair and Exposition on Wednesday, but the fairgoers celebration in Mineral Wells continued after the rain stopped and continued into the night. The rain and storms at the fair stopped the ...

West Virginia Interstate Fair continues today

MINERAL WELLS — The 2019 West Virginia Interstate Fair and Exposition continues today through Saturday at the fairgrounds on Butcher Bend Road near Mineral Wells. The fair features live music, carnival rides, crafts, vendors, 4-H activities and track events for ATVs, trucks and ...

Marietta Sweet Corn Festival begins on Friday

MARIETTA — For a buck an ear, the community is invited to gorge on the renowned sweet treat of the summer this weekend. “Like a pirate, but on the river,” laughed Mark Doebrich, after checking that the tents went up in East Muskingum Park Tuesday. “You can eat cheap, the sweetest ...

Oak Grove Car Show to benefit rec area

MARIETTA — Fans of sunshine, food, play and classic cars will have a chance to experience all that Sunday morning at the Oak Grove Recreation Center. The volunteer group that looks after the community park is holding its ninth annual car show at the park Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and ...

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Dinner PARKERSBURG — A baked steak dinner will be 6 p.m. Friday at The Knights of Columbus at 1010 Market St., Parkersburg. The event is open to the public. Call in orders for takeout at 304-428-0331. *** Williamstown Ice Cream Social WILLIAMSTOWN — The 74th annual Williamstown ...

Mid-Ohio Valley ready to mark Independence Day

PARKERSBURG — A number of activities are planned in the Mid-Ohio Valley around the Fourth of July holiday. WOOD COUNTY * The American Legion Post 15 Carnival and fireworks show at Parkersburg’s City Park begins Tuesday 2 and runs through Saturday with games, rides and concessions. Rides ...

Marcella Chandler Blomberg honored by Parkersburg Art Center

PARKERSBURG — A local artist is being honored with a retrospective during July at the Parkersburg Art Center. Works by the late Marcella Chandler Blomberg (1937-2018) will open with a reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday at the art center at Eighth and Market streets. “Marcella Blomberg: a ...

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Dinner Cruise PARKERSBURG — Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park will present its next Point Park Music Series Dinner Cruise at 6 p.m. Friday. The cost is $27 for adults and $21 for children ages 3-12. The boat will depart Point Park at 6 p.m. and return to Point Park at 7:30 p.m. ...

Riverfront Roar ready to make waves in July

MARIETTA — Planners for the Marietta Riverfront Roar hope this year is just as fun and exciting as in the past. This is the 19th year for the event, which brings live entertainment, fireworks and tunnel boat races to the Ohio River the weekend of July 12-14. “It’s my favorite ...

Mountain State Art and Craft Fair runs July 4-6

RIPLEY — The 2019 Mountain State Art and Craft Fair will open on the Fourth of July and run through July 6 at the Cedar Lakes Conference Center near Ripley. The fair will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 4-5 and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 6. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and military ...

Pioneer Summer Theatre slates productions

MARIETTA — The theme for Pioneer Summer Theatre this year is one that will resonate with any audience: children versus their families and cultures. The two productions, “Romeo and Juliet” and “Bye Bye Birdie,” open this week, and to cement the theme and heighten the contrast, they ...

Mound Cemetery Patriot Tour of veteran graves set for Saturday

MARIETTA — A densely concentrated point where Marietta’s pioneer past intersects with the present is Mound Cemetery. Many of the Revolutionary War veterans who ventured west after independence found their final resting place in the leafy shade surrounding the Adena earthworks after which ...

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Concert BARLOW — The Friends of the Barlow Library is sponsoring a concert by Britain at 7 p.m. today at the library on Ohio 339. The concert is free and open to the public. *** Ballroom Dance MARIETTA —A ballroom dance will be 7-9:30 p.m. Friday at the O’Neill Center, 333 Fourth St. ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival starts Friday

PARKERSBURG — The 2019 Mid-Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival will feature three days of food, entertainment, vendors and other attractions Friday through Sunday at City Park in Parkersburg. Admission is free all weekend with hours from 6-10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Players opening ‘The Crucible’ on Friday

MARIETTA — Affairs, teenage accusations of witchcraft and the deep-seated religious beliefs of a Puritan community will come to life this Friday on the stage of community theater. The Mid-Ohio Valley Players, with a cast of 23, has stepped back in time to follow Arthur Miller’s classic ...

Annual Shakespeare Conference returning to Marietta

MARIETTA — At the end of June, the Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference will return to Marietta College for the first time since 2012. This is the 43rd annual meeting of the OVSC, a regional academic organization. The weekend will include expert speakers, workshops run by American Shakespeare ...

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Dinner PARKERSBURG — A rib dinner will be 6 p.m. Friday at The Knights of Columbus, 1010 Market St. The event is open to the public. Call in orders for takeout at 304-428-0331. *** Quarter Auction MINERAL WELLS — A quarter auction will be Saturday at the West Virginia Interstate ...

Shakespeare, ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ to hit Marietta stages

MARIETTA — The Pioneer Summer Theatre at Marietta College will present “Romeo and Juliet” and “Bye Bye Birdie” in June and July. Nine shows will be presented of the two productions – five of “Romeo and Juliet” and four of “Bye Bye Birdie” – starting with “Romeo and ...