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McFriends surpasses $100K mark

January 18, 2014 VIENNA — McFriends Fellowship has raised $101,164 for Wood County churches. more »»

Area church to host ‘Partners in Care’ training

January 18, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The “Partners in Care” regional training day for area faith partners will be held Jan. 25 at the First Lutheran Church, 19th and Plum street. more »»

Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympians

January 17, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Special Olympics West Virginia is hoping for a lot of cold weather lovers to fill Point Park for the second annual Polar Plunge “Freezin’ for a Reason” at 3 p.m. Feb. 8. more »»

Spurlock casts tweens for TV doc project

January 16, 2014 NEW YORK — Parkersburg native Morgan Spurlock (”One Direction: This is Us” and “Supersize Me”) and a children’s cable network are casting a documentary project about middle school students who feel... more »»

Shops: 'Suspended Coffee' movement pays it forward

January 15, 2014 PARKERSBURG — A local credit union is sponsoring and encouraging others to join a worldwide movement to give those who cannot afford it a warm drink. more »»

McFarland honored with Patriot Award

January 14, 2014 MARIETTA — Matthew Livengood is chief deputy with the Washington County Auditor’s Office. But he’s also a captain in the U.S. Army Reserve. more »»

Water emergency leads to performance in Vienna

January 14, 2014 VIENNA — A gospel group which canceled a performance in Charleston because of the water emergency will perform in Vienna. The Anchormen of Goldsboro, N.C., will perform at 7 p.m. more »»

Irvine takes the reins at Artsbridge

January 11, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Artsbridge welcomed a familiar face as its new executive director with the new year. Jane Irvine stepped into the position on Ja. more »»

Red Cross event aimed at recruiting new volunteers

January 11, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The Mid-Ohio Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross is holding a recruitment event Monday morning for people who would like to volunteer, an official sai. more »»

Actors Guild to hold auditions for 'Shrek The Musical'

January 11, 2014 PARKERSBURG — In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre — not a handsome prince — shows up to rescue a feisty princes. more »»

Area kids in need receive new shoes

January 10, 2014 VIENNA — Payless Shoe store and Community Resources partnered to help 25 children get new shoes and boots. more »»

Young artists sell their wares at show

January 10, 2014 MARIETTA — Ceramic snails, charcoal lions and painted likenesses of famous politicians lined the walls with price tags at the first ever Art Show and Sell at Warren Elementary School Thursday evening. more »»

Coats for Kids donations up from last year

January 10, 2014 MARIETTA — As cold temperatures blanketed the area this week, 657 children had new coats to help keep them warm. The coats were distributed in December by the Coats for Kids campaign. more »»

Genocide survivor to address Founders Day

January 10, 2014 MARIETTA — A woman who spent spent 91 days scared, starving and hiding in a crowded bathroom from the genocide in Rwanda two decades ago will be the keynote speaker at the annual Founders Day on Fe. more »»

River Sweep 2014 date announced

January 10, 2014 PARKERSBURG — A commission charged with keeping the banks of the Ohio River and its tributaries clean has scheduled River Sweep 2014 for June 21. more »»

Vietnam tribute returning to area

January 9, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall will once again be on display in Parkersburg’s City Park over Labor Day weekend, Mayor Bob Newell said Wednesday. more »»

Nominations sought for Governor's Arts Awards

December 27, 2013 CHARLESTON — Nominations for the 2014 Governor’s Arts Awards honoring exceptional artists and organizations making significant contributions to the state’s culture are being accepted by the West... more »»

Newport helping child with disease

December 24, 2013 NEWPORT — The community is rallying around 7-year-old Toby Bigelow and his family after the youngster was recently diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. A.L.L. more »»

Area Salvation Army preps for annual toy distribution

December 20, 2013 PARKERSBURG —Volunteers and officials with the Salvation Army of Parkersburg Corps are working around the clock to be ready for the annual Angel Tree program toy distribution today. more »»

Wood Ministerial Alliance holding Longest Night service

December 20, 2013 PARKERSBURG — December is truly a wonderful time of the year for most. Families are gathering for the holidays and preparing for the accompanying celebrations. more »»



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