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Gathering at Sweet Creek strikes a chord with old-time sounds

September 6, 2015 MINERAL WELLS — Keeping alive traditional and old-time music and helping introduce new listeners and performers is one of the main goals of the annual Gathering at Sweet Creek. more »»

Senior Stitchers stay active

September 6, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Tucked away on the second floor of the Wood County Senior Citizens Building on Market Street are three rooms designated only by a piece of paper on the wall, which reads “Senior... more »»

Paddlefest, throwdown slated

September 6, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The second annual Parkersburg Paddlefest will be Sept. 19 in downtown Parkersburg and on the Ohio River. more »»

Creative Camp scheduled

September 5, 2015 MINERAL WELLS — Heritage skills, arts and crafts as well as classes on healthy eating, books and genealogy will be offered at Creative Camp scheduled for Oc. more »»

Fordham broke barrier decades ago

September 5, 2015 MARIETTA — In the 1950s, a woman becoming ordained and serving as a pastor was nearly unheard of in most denominations and in most parts of the U.S. But one Marietta woman broke that barrier. The Rev. more »»

Marietta welder recognized in global competition

September 5, 2015 MARIETTA — A Marietta native recently received international recognition for his skill in welding at a competition in Michiga. more »»

Livestock center stage at fair

September 5, 2015 MARIETTA — The sound of bleating goats and lambs filled the hot afternoon air at the Washington County Fairgrounds Friday as dozens of animals, shepherded in by young farmers and families, filled th... more »»

Quincy Hill tank arrives at new location in City Park

September 4, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Sandblasted, repainted and restored, the M41 Walker Bulldog tank displayed for years at Quincy Park took its new place at City Park Thursday morning. more »»

Marietta man travels to Cuba

September 4, 2015 MARIETTA — After decades of travel restrictions, Cuba is expecting up to 10 million American visitors a year now that diplomacy has been restored between the two countries. more »»

Annual youth agricultural fair slated in St. Marys

September 4, 2015 ST. MARYS — The 16th annual Pleasants County Agricultural Youth Fair will be held Sept. 18-20 at the St. Marys Marina and the St. Marys High School barn area. Kicking off Friday evening, Sept. more »»

Memorial 5K race to honor Kyle Bankes

September 4, 2015 BEVERLY — More than two years after the death of 22-year-old Kyle Bankes, his Beverly community members will hit the pavement in his memory, taking part in the SGT Kyle Bankes memorial 5K Walk/Run... more »»

Librarian seeks to educate public about monarchs

September 3, 2015 WILLIAMSTOWN — Visitors to the Williamstown Public Library have spent the summer looking at waist-tall weeds, purposefully planted in a decorative flower bed. more »»

SWA to collect TVs, computers

September 3, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Solid Waste Authority will collect old televisions and computers 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Erickson All-Sports Facility. more »»

Suggs receives Hero of Hope Award

September 3, 2015 VIENNA — Clint Suggs, organizer of the fourth annual Wake the World event, was presented with this year’s Hero of Hope Award. more »»

PHS band documentary slated

September 3, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The excitement is building among organizers preparing to show the documentary about the Parkersburg High School marching band of the 1930s to 1950s. more »»

Crowds welcome at Gathering at Sweet Creek

August 31, 2015 MINERAL WELLS — The seventh annual Gathering at Sweet Creek will bring old-time musicians and music fans from throughout the region to Mineral Wells at the start of September. more »»

Amateur radio groups active in area

August 30, 2015 PARKERSBURG — As many people communicate by computer, cell phone and even smart watch, some residents in the Mid-Ohio Valley continue to use of amateur, or “ham,” radio for recreation and public... more »»

Ham wins national contest

August 30, 2015 BELPRE — For 35 years, Sam Maze has enjoyed the amateur radio hobby and entered numerous contests to see how many contacts he can make around the country in a set amount of time. more »»

September events coming up

August 30, 2015 PARKERSBURG — While the end of the summer tourism season is approaching — many schools have already started classes — the Mid-Ohio Valley still has a number of festivals and activities on tap for... more »»

Foster Grandparent Volunteer Program benefits children

August 30, 2015 MARIETTA — A national program with a presence in Washington County is proof that the benefit children glean from having a grandparent does not only apply to blood relatives. more »»



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