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Par Mar helps fuel CHS with fundraiser

April 16, 2016 PARKERSBURG — It was sensory overload Friday at the Division Street Par Mar as the Children’s Home Society of West Virginia began its annual fundraising campaign with the West Virginia Oil Marketers... more »»

Assassination anniversary rekindles local Booth lore

April 16, 2016 SISTERSVILLE — The local lore is John Wilkes Booth spent the night in a barn in Tyler County while being hunted for the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. more »»

Gallery showcases student artwork

April 16, 2016 MARIETTA — Young local artists have shown once again that they have the vision to create historical figures out of erasers and bring football legend Woody Hayes back to life through paint via the... more »»

Mother-Child Look Alike Contest under way

April 10, 2016 PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg News and Sentinel is again celebrating Mother’s Day with the Mother-Child Look Alike Contest. more »»

Scottish, Celtic fest to be held

April 10, 2016 PARKERSBURG — The City Park Pavilion will be filled with the sights and sounds of Scottish and Celtic culture and history during the annual festival in Parkersburg. more »»

Pinwheel gardens call public to action

April 10, 2016 PARKERSBURG — April is being celebrated as Child Abuse Prevention Month and is highlighed by Pinwheel gardens to remind people of the role the community plays in healthy childhood development. more »»

Make-A-Wish program seeking volunteers

April 10, 2016 MORGANTOWN — Make-A-Wish is looking for individuals to volunteer their time and friendship to assist with wish fulfillment. more »»

Wyers Donahue honored at PSHS

April 9, 2016 PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg South High School Student Council has honored Mary Wyers Donahue with the school’s 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award. more »»

New Habitat for Humanity group has first fundraiser

April 9, 2016 VIENNA — Habitat for Humanity of the Mid-Ohio Valley made its official debut with the Destination Design fundraiser at the Grand Pointe Conference Center in Vienna Friday. more »»

Teens perform for ArtStart

April 9, 2016 PARKERSBURG — A trio of teenagers, with a trumpet, tuba, trombone, triangle, drums and tone blocks, performed for the ArtStart Preschool students at the Parkersburg Art Center. more »»

'Legally Blonde' to open at Guild

April 8, 2016 PARKERSBURG — “Legally Blonde: The Musical” will open 8 p.m. April 15 at the Actors Guild of Parkersburg. more »»

Shah honored for pioneer work

April 3, 2016 PARKERSBURG — More than 30 years of service were honored Saturday by the Camden Clark Foundation in a gala event at the Blennerhassett Hotel. Recognizing the work of Dr. Nik . more »»

Empty Bowls Luncheon helps fill area food pantries

April 3, 2016 MARIETTA — Hundreds of people attended the annual Empty Bowls Luncheon on Saturday, many taking home locally hand-crafted bowls and all supporting local food pantries. more »»

Theatres offer April programs

April 3, 2016 PARKERSBURG — The Smoot Theatre in Parkersburg and the Peoples Bank Theatre will continue offering a variety of entertainment programs in Apri. more »»

Pinwheels draw attention to cause

April 3, 2016 MARIETTA — There were nearly 1,000 cases of child abuse or neglect in Washington County during the most recent reporting year, a statistic of which Washington County Children Services wants to make... more »»

Community baby shower planned

March 31, 2016 PARKERSBURG — The Healthy Community Coalition of Wood County is having its annual community baby shower from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at South Parkersburg Baptist Church. more »»

Cancer fight can't stop busy student

March 25, 2016 MARIETTA — It was a cancer diagnosis that forced Lucinda Swartz to drop out of college, but it was her unstoppable drive that got her back to class and ready to don her cap and gown this spring. more »»

Ritchey marks 40 years with VFD

March 25, 2016 MARIETTA — What began as a father-son bonding activity turned into a lifelong passion for serving a community for Dan Ritchey, who recently celebrated 40 years with the Reno Volunteer Fire Department. more »»

SW holds awards banquet

March 25, 2016 VIENNA — SW Resources held its annual Awards Banquet Tuesday at the Grand Pointe Center. SW Resources provides vocational training and employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. more »»

Scouts Pinewood Derby slated

March 20, 2016 VIENNA — The 44th annual Davis Anderson Memorial Cub Scout Pinewood Derby Allohak Council Championships are seeing some changes this year, including rescheduling the event from early February to... more »»



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