Neighborhood News

Area FFA members attend convention at Indianapolis

On Oct. 25, the Fort Frye FFA headed to Waterford High School to board a bus bound for the 90th annual FFA Convention, held in Indianapolis, Indiana. Along with Fort Frye, this bus held numerous other FFA students from Frontier, Marietta, and Waterford. It took seven hours to get to our ...

Veterans Resource Fair Nov. 16 at WSCC

The Mid-Ohio Valley Veterans Outreach (MOVVO) in partnership with Washington State Community College (WSCC), will host a free Veterans Resource Fair from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16. This annual event is designed to educate veterans on the benefits and resources available to them. ...

Belpre Elementary School Honor Roll

Belpre Elementary School Honor Roll Fourth Nine-week Grading Period Master: 4.0 Scholar: 3.5-3.99 First Grade: Master: Monica Bailey, Violet Bevins, Acacia Bledsoe, Owen Bucy, Bryleigh Burton, Anderson Copen, Warren Davis, Keytree Dillon-Fountaine, Preston Foss, Colten Gibbs, Alexis ...

Washington County Career Center Honor Roll

Washington County Career Center names students to its honor roll for the first nine weeks of the 2017-2018 school year. Principal list (GPA 4.0): Clayton Allman, Justin Anderson, Mikalah Bailey, Sydney Benson, Abby Beverly, Erin Bogard, Cailee Britton, Gwendolyn Brookhart, Josie Burt, Taylor ...

Waterford Honor Roll

Waterford High School honor roll students for the first grading period: 4.0 Grade 9: Anna Jones Grade 11: Ana-Sophia Beardsley, Ethan Hinton, Allex Teters Grade 12: McKenzie Dietz, Hayley Duff, Brianna Hendershot, Allison Kern, Jordan Taylor 3.5-3.99 Grade 9: Kailee Cline, Kaylee ...

Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce members, friends, bank staff and fellow bankers celebrated the opening of the new Citizens bank Company facility at the corner of Farson St. and Washington Blvd. with a ribbon-cutting October 23.
Pictured are: from left:Cathy Swain, Tammy Boggs, Caitlin Decker, Shelby Miller (Citizens staff); Amy Medley, Bickle Ins. and Century 21 Full Service Realty; Donna Miller, Belpre City Council; Bobbi Davis, BACC Board of Directors; Wendy Marcum, Citizens Bank; Bob Rauch, Main St./Farson St. Car Wash; Kathy Rupe, Citizens Security Officer; Todd Hilverding, Citizens President and CEO; Belpre Mayor Mike Lorentz;  Kevin Smart of Congressman Bill Johnson\'s office; Larry Arnold, President of Belpre Savings Bank Board of Directors; Kassandra Thorn, Belpre Branch manager; Judy Drake, Belpre City Council; Brad Offenberger, Peoples Bank Belpre Branch Manager; Nancy Miller, Miller Prosthetics and Orthotics; Kelly Cox, BACC Board vice-president;  Allison Adams, Citizens Bank staff; Mark Mondo of Mark Mondo Construction; and Paula Hedrick, Citizens staff.

Belpre celebrates opening of Citizens Bank office

Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce members, friends, bank staff and fellow bankers celebrated the opening of the new Citizens bank Company facility at the corner of Farson St. and Washington Blvd. with a ribbon-cutting October 23. Pictured are: from left:Cathy Swain, Tammy Boggs, Caitlin Decker, ...

Club news

OCTOBER 2, 2017 The Marietta Reading Club inaugurated its 154th session on October 2, 2017, at the Betsey Mills Club hosted by Wes Clarke and his mother, Argyle Clark. Newly elected President Richard Murdock called the meeting to order . Minutes of the 12th meeting of the 153rd session of ...

Pictured are, from left: Dr. Mark Nutter, Washington State Community College vice-president for academic affairs; Larry Arnold, Belpre Rotary president; Dr. Vicky Wood, Washington State Community College president, and Rotarian Bob Rauch.

Belpre Rotary Club hosts speaker

Dr. Vicky Wood, president of Washington State Community College, was welcomed to the October 18, 2017, Belpre Rotary Club meeting. Dr. Wood, newly installed in the leadership role, described the school's recent strategic plan results and its impact on facets of the school's future such as ...

Homecoming Court

PCHS royalty

Parkersburg Catholic High School’s 2017 homecoming court, front row, from left: Macie Westrick, Irache Casado, Jennyfer Nguyen, and Reagan Shriver; back row, from left: Joseph Swisher, Colston Urban, Mitchell Clowes, and Cole Terosky. Due to the fire, the school had to postpone all homecoming ...

IEI discloses first steps in remediation

PARKERSBURG — A message to Wood County officials Wednesday details the first steps to secure and remediate the site of the IEI warehouse fire on Camden Avenue. The email from Sunny Naik, accounts manager with SurNaik Holdings of WV, was received shortly before noon on Wednesday and lists ...

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Educational opportunity for Eastern Star members

Order of the Eastern Star will be having educational opportunity at Washington State Community College on Nov. 4 with Worthy Grand Matron Sandi Herman and Worthy Grand Patron David Sexton and 16 other Grand Officers of The Grand Chapter of Ohio. This is for District 15, 16, 17, 23, 25, 27 and ...

Teen constructed raised garden for Women’s Home

Nathan Bennett, Marietta, was recently recognized for earning the highest advancement rank in Boy Scouting, the Eagle Scout. Working closely with board members, local businesses, and many volunteers, Nathan designed and constructed a raised garden for The Woman's Home. Thanks to his great ...

PAX program to help reduce risky behaviors

The Washington County Behavioral Health Board made an investment in addiction prevention at their Board meeting on September 28. PAX is an evidence-based program for elementary schools that help to reinforce good behavior while discouraging disruptive behavior. While PAX has been shown to ...

Baseball theme for Missions Conference 2017 at Twin Rivers

A baseball theme of “Take Me Out to the Mission Field” is the theme for this year’s Missions Conference 2017 at Twin Rivers Baptist Church, 110 D.A.V. Road, Whipple. The conference begins Friday, Nov. 3, and continues through Sunday, Nov. 5. Services begin at 6 p.m. each evening, Friday ...

Beverly library hosts story times for children

The Beverly Library would like to invite children ages 2-6 to our fall story times. An adult must accompany the children. Our story times can include, but are not limited to, crafts, snack, games, music, and of course great stories. Our story times are Tuesday night at 6:30 and then repeated ...

Special EPA plane deploying to Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Airborne Spectral Photometric Environmental Collection Technology aircraft is being deployed to Parkersburg, officials announced this morning. Based near Dallas, Texas, the aircraft is able to deploy within an hour of notification and is ...

Photo by Jeff Baughan
An excavator moves debris on Friday at the IEI warehouse fire on Camden Avenue. After a week, the fire is nearly out, officials said.

Fire almost out, officials say

PARKERSBURG - The fire that has burned for nearly a week at the IEI Plastics facility on Old Camden Avenue is 90 percent extinguished, and authorities hope to have the rest of it out Saturday. "The goal is to knock down what remains of the fire overnight tonight and Saturday," Lawrence ...

Fort Frye FFA students participate in district, state competitions

On September 14, the Fort Frye FFA sent one urban team and one rural team to county soils, both of which did very well. On our rural soils team Joshua Zwick, got first place, Rylee Zimmer got second place, and Collin Bauerbach got fourth, meaning that Fort Frye won first place in the county at ...

St. Mary Honor Roll

St. Mary Catholic School in Marietta announces students named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2017-2018 school year: Fourth grade: Principal list: Mikhal Grueneberg, Edison Linnell, Austin Montgomery. Honor roll: Teddy Bauer, Alayna Biehl, Jack Estes, Grant Huffman, ...