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Oriana House remains in use after deadline to vacate

Local News

MARIETTA — With no movement to vacate 812 Third St., but a new police report at the same location, Marietta City Law Director Paul Bertram plans to file another motion today against Oriana House Inc. The nonprofit addiction recovery organization, with Northeast Ohio roots and several ...

Toy drive held at Vienna business

Community News

VIENNA — A total of 450 toys were collected Sunday for Ashlen Martin’s toy drive for foster children at Christmas. The toy collection was held at Jon Six Hair Company, 1509 Grand Central Ave., Suite 2 in Vienna. Santa Claus attended the event and food was provided by local businesses and ...

Tiny works of art hitting it big at Parkersburg Art Center

Local News

PARKERSBURG — People from around the area got a small taste of the artistic talent in the region as the 6X6 Art Show and Sale kicked off Sunday at the Parkersburg Art Center. Around 1,200 pieces of art on 6X6 squares went on display and up for sale Sunday at the art center at Eighth and ...

Unitarians keep things interesting at Marietta fundraiser

Local News

MARIETTA — Bids and banter flew Saturday night as the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Marietta (FUUSM) held its annual service auction at the Gathering Place on the Marietta College campus. “We hold this event annually, we’ve had this for at least 20 years,” said Shari ...

Belpre veteran recalls experiences in Vietnam

Local News

BELPRE — Larry Block sat precariously at the end of the lead pickup truck at the 33rd annual Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon in August. The 69-year-old Belpre resident, with the white fu manchu mustache and Vietnam ball cap, had a front row view of the race for 13.1 ...

Calhoun County touts efforts with Communities in Schools program

Local News

GRANTSVILLE — Calhoun County Schools was selected for the Communities in Schools program that encourages students to remain in school and be successful adults. The program surrounds “students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life,” according ...

Mid-Ohio Valley veterans discuss how technology has impacted warfare

Local News

PARKERSBURG — A lot has changed since the 1930s. In fact many of what is now considered normal everyday items were only dreams in those days. One of these changes is the advancement of technology, especially the technologies available in war times. “I used to write home to my folks, and ...

Wood County residents to help with White House Christmas decor

Local News

PARKERSBURG — Two old friends from Wood County have been selected as volunteer decorators for Christmas at the White House this year. Kathy Carpenter and Jason Wyers, Ritchie County natives who have known each other since 1995, each independently prepared an application to be a ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Chamber of Commerce readying awards event

Business

PARKERSBURG — The annual gala of the Mid-Ohio Valley Chamber of Commerce when awards are presented to local residents, businesses and groups will be held Thursday at the Parkersburg Art Center on Market Street. The event, called the Mid-Ohio Valley Greatest Show, will include a carnival ...

Mister Bee abuzz over new chip bag

Business

PARKERSBURG —Mary Anne Ketelsen, majority owner and chief executive officer of Mister Bee Potato Chips, this week unveiled the design of a special new five-ounce potato chip bag saluting veterans. Additionally, Ketelsen pledged to donate 10 percent of the purchase price of the designated ...

Farmhouse Natural opens in Ripley

Business

RIPLEY — Shoppers in the Ripley area will now have access to fresh produce, natural health products and fresh coffee. Farmhouse Naturals at 1031 Ripley Road in Ripley stemmed from the Nelson Family farm which originated in 2017. Josh Nelson, owner of Farmhouse Naturals, said their style ...

Walmart completes remodeling at Parkersburg location

Business

PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Walmart Supercenter has completed a remodeling that included several department transformations and innovations to that make shopping easier for customers. The renovation was part of Walmart’s plans to spend $31 million in stores across West Virginia in 2019 ...

Joseph now broker of record for SWC Realty

Business

PARKERSBURG — James “Butch” Joseph has recently earned his West Virginia broker’s license and has been named the West Virginia broker of record for the Parkersburg SWC office. Joseph helped open the real estate office in downtown Parkersburg in 2018 when he joined the agency after 17 ...

Mid-Ohio Valley groups to provide Thanksgiving dinners

Community News

PARKERSBURG — Various organizations and churches will continue the annual Thanksgiving Day tradition of providing a free meal to residents. * The Parkersburg Salvation Army will hold its annual free Thanksgiving Day Dinner beginning at 11 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day on Fifth Street in ...

Greenleaf Landscapes receives excellence award

Business

MARIETTA — Greenleaf Landscapes has received an Award of Excellence - Silver Award by the National Association of Landscape Professionals for the First Presbyterian Church memorial garden. The project combined a private sunken playground area with a street-level garden and gathering space. ...