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Empty Bowls luncheon helps local food pantries

April 3, 2014 MARIETTA — For 14 years the Empty Bowls soup luncheon has benefited area food pantries in their endeavors to feed the hungry. This weekend the tradition continues from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. more »»

Gooden does extra duty in local films

April 3, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Veto resident James Gooden’s day job is as a shift manager at the Long John Silver’s in Vienna, but in the last year, he’s also been a zombie, a bar patron and the father of one of the... more »»

Monster Man

April 3, 2014 MARIETTA — Amid legends of the Sheepsquatch, Wolfman, Devil Dog, Hellhound, Grassman and Mothman, the Appalachian Investigators of Mysterious Sightings dive right in and prepare for confrontation... more »»

19th International Week continues at Marietta College

April 3, 2014 MARIETTA — Among food from France, Lebanon and China, Marietta College students got to partake of activities meant to encourage learning about cultures Wednesday morning and all week. more »»

Elizabeth-Wirt VFD bingo raises $8,000

April 3, 2014 ELIZABETH — The Wirt County Community Educational Outreach Service Club surprised the Elizabeth-Wirt Volunteer Fire Department with a $1,000 donation during the department’s His and Her Bingo game o... more »»

Smoot getting kids into the act

April 2, 2014 PARKERSBURG — About 60 local children are spending this week learning about acting, singing and dancing at the Smoot Theatre in downtown Parkersburg. more »»

First lady speaks at club anniversary

April 2, 2014 VIENNA — The GFWC Parkersburg Woman’s Club marked another milestone in its long history Tuesday as the club celebrated its 110th birthday. more »»

Brain injury group meets

April 2, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Help and support are locally available for those who suffer from brain injuries. more »»

Teddy bears donated to kids

April 2, 2014 VIENNA — Over the past six weeks, Elder-Beerman associates have made personal financial contributions to purchase plush teddy bears from their corporate office to donate to local children in crisis... more »»

Fair to provide options for special needs students

March 29, 2014 PARKERSBURG — A free informational services fair will be held April 10 to assist youth with special needs and their families with options and opportunities following high school. more »»

Alliance volunteers clean Mineral Wells cemetery

March 29, 2014 MINERAL WELLS — A cemetery near Mineral Wells was cleared of brush on Friday by a group tasked with the cleanup of hundreds of rural cemeteries in Wood Count. more »»

Likens, Slone to sing at Ripley’s Alpine Theatre this evening

March 29, 2014 RIPLEY — Two of country music’s young stars are touring together for the first time and bringing their “Young Country Tour” to Ripley tonight at the Alpine Theatre, 210 W. Main St. more »»

Barbie Party

March 28, 2014 PARKERSBURG— Young girls from the area got a chance to see all of the possibilities life can present to them with the help of an old friend. About 75 girls, ages 5 to 8 years old, gathered at St. more »»

Annual cattle sale Saturday

March 28, 2014 POINT PLEASANT —Local beef producers have an opportunity to improve their beef cattle herds by purchasing a bull or replacement heifer on Saturday at the 32nd annual West Virginia Southern Bull Test... more »»

Clamp-on light recall endorsed by fire officials

March 28, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Fire Department on Wednesday endorsed the recall of a clamp-on light, sold by Ace Hardware stores, that is causing fire and shock danger, officials said. more »»

MC Relay For Life slated to begin today

March 28, 2014 MARIETTA — The Marietta College chapter of Colleges Against Cancer will hold its five-hour team based walking miniature American Cancer Society Relay For Life beginning 6 p.m. more »»

Area schools win Thespian Festival awards

March 27, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Area high schools excelled at a recent statewide theater competition in Morgantown, taking home some of the competition’s top awards. more »»

Parkersburg Fishing Derby aims to hook young anglers

March 25, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Hundreds of children are expected to gather April 19 at City Park and Southwood Park for the 34th annual Parkersburg Fishing Derby. The free event will run from 9 a.. more »»

Belpre High School senior art piece on display in Columbus

March 22, 2014 BELPRE — A Belpre High School senior is celebrating having one of her art pieces on display in Columbus after it won the 2014 Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Competition earlier this month. more »»

Destination Design auction raises $12,600

March 21, 2014 VIENNA — Destination Design to benefit Wood County Habitat for Humanity drew more than a hundred people on Thursday evening, raising $12,600 for the local chapter. more »»



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