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History Heroes to be honored

January 29, 2016 CHARLESTON — Roger D. Blackburn, a 1963 graduate of Parkersburg High School and member of the Big Red marching band, is a 2016 West Virginia History Hero. more »»

Homeless count rescheduled

January 29, 2016 PARKERSBURG — The semi-annual homeless point-in-time count to tally the number of individuals living in shelters and staying on the streets, in tents or vacant buildings has been rescheduled for... more »»

Marietta Welfare League awards grants

January 28, 2016 MARIETTA — Breaking a new record in its 90th year as a philanthropic staple in the area, the Marietta Welfare League gave $50,000 worth of grants to community organizations Tuesday. more »»

PACF talks grants, programs at meeting

January 23, 2016 VIENNA — Parkersburg Area Community Foundation Executive Director Judy Sjostedt eyed the graying skies and decided to keep the annual business meeting short and to the point Frida. more »»

Recalling MOV losses from 2015

January 23, 2016 The Mid-Ohio Valley in 2015 lost many notable residents and natives who made their mark in the community. Among those, in alphabetical order: *** Dr. more »»

'Fields of Gettysburg' set for Marietta

January 22, 2016 MARIETTA — John A. Walsh is looking forward to bringing “The Fields of Gettysburg” to the new Peoples Bank Theatre in Marietta at 8 p.m. Feb. 5. more »»

United Way: Kraton leads way in philanthropy

January 21, 2016 PARKERSBURG — The United Way Alliance of the Mid-Ohio Valley has acknowledged Kraton Polymers for leading the largest workplace giving campaign in its 10-county area. more »»

Marietta students hold Coffee House Concert

January 18, 2016 MARIETTA — Both the coffee and vocals were smooth and strong Sunday at the Marietta Choral Department’s first coffee house. Held in the Marietta High School auditorium from 3-6 p.m. more »»

Young dancers perform at senior facility

January 18, 2016 MARIETTA — The residents of Brookdale Marietta were treated to a show put on by young dancers from Gel’s Dance Centre on Saturday. more »»

Edison students gather yarn for knitting effort

January 18, 2016 PARKERSBURG — All sixth- through eighth-grade F.O.R. Club members at Edison Middle School have been collecting yarn since before Christmas. more »»

Wood County Courthouse has been home to county government since 1899

January 17, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Since 1802, Wood County has had five courthouses, including three at the current location. more »»

Smoot Theatre readies season

January 17, 2016 PARKERSBURG — The Smoot Theatre will continue its 2015-2016 season in January with a tribute concert on Jan. 28 highlighting the long-popular group ABBA. more »»

Relay for Life of Wood County to hold pep rally

January 16, 2016 PARKERSBURG — A pep rally to kick off the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Wood County will be held 6 p.m. Tuesday at Emmanuel Baptist Church on 23rd Street. more »»

AAA offers tips for safe winter trips

January 16, 2016 MARIETTA — The East Central region of AAA, which covers Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and New York, took 240 calls in just the first few hours alone Wednesday because of the weather. more »»

Katherine Lutz Coppock establishes Oakland Fund

January 16, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Katherine Lutz Coppock, great-great-granddaughter of James McNeil Stephenson, has joined her brother John Lutz in helping to preserve and maintain their ancestral home. more »»

Building Knowledge

January 15, 2016 PARKERSBURG — Hamilton Middle School eighth-graders competed for prizes and bragging rights Thursday in the annual “Tower of Power” engineering challenge. more »»

Ritchie students learning CPR

January 15, 2016 ELLENBORO — Officials kicked off new program for Ritchie County Schools Thursday to teach students how to perform CPR. The “Have a Heart... more »»

Annual Mom Prom tickets on sale

January 15, 2016 MARIETTA — Tickets go on sale 7 p.m. today for the third annual BrAva Mom Prom on April 22. more »»

DNR in need of wildlife paintings

January 14, 2016 PARKERSBURG — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is accepting original color wildlife paintings for the 2017 edition of the award-winning West Virginia Wildlife Calenda. more »»

Little Caesars Love Kitchen to feed the needy

January 11, 2016 PARKERSBURG — The Little Caesars Love Kitchen will be at the Salvation Army and the Latrobe Street Mission today and Tuesday to provide fresh Little Caesars pizza meals for 250 people. more »»



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