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April 20, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Several hundred children with their parents and grandparents surrounded the ponds in both City Park and Southwood Park as they took advantage of the beautiful weather on Saturday durin... more »»

Proposed demo list in flux

April 20, 2014 PARKERSBURG — A roster of more than 170 vacant houses in the city of Parkersburg, about half of which are targeted for demolition under a new initiative proposed by Mayor Bob Newell, is a working... more »»

Baseball league plan needs time

April 20, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The commissioner of the Frontier League said that even if another area lands the independent league’s 14th franchise, it won’t be the third strike in efforts to bring professional... more »»

Attorneys discuss issues with easements

April 20, 2014 Pipeline project may affect some Warren owners MARIETTA — About 25 people learned more about potential Warren Township pipeline issues Saturday in a program conducted and organized by a pair of... more »»

Marietta Earth Day celebrates area

April 20, 2014 MARIETTA — The 15th annual Marietta Earth Day celebration drew hundreds of people Saturday to Armory Square in downtown Marietta. more »»

Heritage Festival

April 20, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Hundreds of people from around the Mid-Ohio Valley learned about and celebrated their ancestry at the City Park Pavilion on Saturday during the 2014 Scottish and Celtic Heritage... more »»

Historic Oeldorf would require extensive work

April 20, 2014 Building ravaged by time, weather PARKERSBURG — The years have not been kind to the Oeldorf Building at 809 Market St., the former home of J. Wetherell and Sons Jewelers. more »»

Church continues tradition

April 20, 2014 By Jackie Runion Special to the News and Sentinel BELPRE — Motorists driving through Belpre at night might pass a little white church with a cross that glows from beneath, meant to be a welcoming... more »»

Community service is ‘key’

April 20, 2014 MARIETTA — Impassioned by a summer leadership conference to spend more hours doing community service work, Marietta High School student Christy Heisler spent her summer racking up more than 100 hour... more »»

‘Unrecording’ doesn’t happen locally

April 20, 2014 MARIETTA — For many homeowners, the process of purchasing a house can be a drawn-out affair. more »»

Blennerhassett Island to reopen

April 20, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Beginning May 1, the Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park will open for the 2014 season as visitors begin taking sternwheeler rides to visit the restored mansion and tour the... more »»

Couple to use handfasting

April 20, 2014 MARIETTA — When Lindsey Bush and her fiancee, Jeremy Wiggers, heard about handfasting from their officiant, they thought it would add a special element to their wedding. more »»

Historic barn tour scheduled

April 20, 2014 Often quietly nestled on old Ohio farmsteads sit some of the state’s most interesting and historic pieces of architecture-barns. Barn building has a rich and varied tradition in Ohio. more »»

Spiking chocolate truffles with tea and basil

April 20, 2014 Chocolate truffles with tea and fresh basil? Yes! Unusual as that combination may sound, it works surprisingly well to create a delicious, creamy truffle with hints of herby flavor. more »»

Ritchie FFA competes for proficiency awards

April 20, 2014 HARRISVILLE — Students in the Ritchie County High School FFA have the Agricultural Proficiency Awards honor FFA members who, through their Supervised Agriculture Experience, have developed... more »»

YMCA to hold Healthy Kids Day

April 20, 2014 PARKERSBURG — On April 26, the YMCA of Parkersburg is holding a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active. YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, from 9 a.. more »»

Church tradition continues since 1833

April 20, 2014 LOWELL — A church with an almost 200-year history sits on the edge of Highland Ridge Road near Lowell, with a small but close-knit congregation that has come a long way from its original roots as a... more »»

Planetarium shows slated

April 20, 2014 MARIETTA — Marietta College’s Anderson Hancock Planetarium has announced the free community shows for April, May and June. more »»

BCA participates in Ohio competition

April 20, 2014 Belpre Christian Academy participated in Christian Schools of Ohio Fine Arts Competition on April 3-4. more »»

BOE approves personnel changes

April 20, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Board of Education approved the following personnel changes at its April 15 meeting. more »»

Flint: Finances, facilities top priorities

April 19, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Though he won’t officially begin as Wood County Schools superintendent until July, John Flint said Tuesday’s Wood County Board of Education budget review will be the first step in his... more »»


Donkey basketball show April 21, 2014

MARIETTA — A Donkey basketball show fundraiser will be 6:30 p.m. April 21 at Marietta Middle School in Marietta.The event is sponsored by Operation Give a Veteran a Car. Tickets are $6 in advance from any OGVC member, with children ages 6 and under admitted free. Tickets are $8 at the door. more »

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