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Broughton Fest

Local News

The first ever Broughton’s Farm Fest was held over the weekend at the Broughton Nature & Wildlife Education Area off of Ohio 821 near Devola. After the disc golf course was recently redesigned and other recent upgrades were made, they wanted people to be aware of what that area has to ...

Your Voice MOV holds first forum

Local News

PARKERSBURG — Addiction can take many forms according to participants in a community meeting regarding the area's drug abuse problem. Your Voice MOV held a meeting Sunday at the Boys and Girls Club of Parkersburg where people from around the community, with different backgrounds and ...

Sweet Corn preparations

Local News

While the cost of nearly everything else has gone up, more than a decade after the Marietta Sweet Corn Festival started, the highlight is still a locally-grown ear of corn dipped in butter—for just $1. The corn is donated by Witten Farm Market. Aside from the food, everything at the festival ...

Belpre Homecoming acts named

Local News

By Wayne Towner Special to the Times BELPRE — The entertainment at this year’s Belpre Homecoming Festival will feature a mixture of old and new music. The 86th annual Belpre Homecoming Festival will be Aug. 2-4 at Civitan Park in Belpre, with three days of entertainment, rides and ...

Wood County Dems hold forum

Local News

PARKERSBURG — In a twist on the traditional meet-the-candidate forums, the Wood County Democratic Party Executive Committee had its first Policy and Community Group Forum on Saturday morning. About 50 people gathered at First United Methodist Church for the forum where candidates heard from ...

Fat Tacos opens drive-thru in Vienna

Local News

VIENNA — After a little more than a month in business, Fat Tacos, a new restaurant in Vienna, has made its mark with its menu with more tacos and a whole host of other ingredients. Owner Chris Christian said the tacos are available from their physical location at 3209 Grand Central Ave. in ...

Around town

Local News

Basket Bingo to aid Christmas event Barlow Area Christmas in the Village will be hosting a Basket Bingo on July 28. Bingo will be held in the lower level of the Barlow Library. Doors open at 11 a.m. and bingo begins at noon. Call Susie at 740-236-3502 to register. Community lunch in Barlow ...

Silent film

Local News

Buster Keaton, with the aid of a world class theater organist, packed them in Friday night at Peoples Bank Theatre, starring in a silent film made almost a century ago. A botany student is awarded an electrical engineering degree by mistake. He attempts to rewire a millionaire's house. A lot ...

Gray completes ‘Head Shape Matters’ class in Boston, Mass.

Business

Anne Gray, a hairstylist at Serenity Now Hair Salon, is using mathematical formulations to create haircuts customized to her clients’ head shapes. Gray successfully completed a five-day hands on “Head Shape Matters” class in June in Boston, Mass. She also completed a seven-week online ...

Mildred Schwendeman birthday

Neighborhood News

Mildred Schwendeman will be honored on her 90th birthday with on open house hosted by her 10 children and their families. The event will be held on July 21, 2018 at Our Lady of Mercy Church Social Hall, 5001 Lowell Hill Road, Lowell, Ohio from 1 to 3 p.m. Cards can be mailed to P.O. Box 314, ...

Churches offer Vacation Bible School

Religion

A number of churches are offering Vacation Bible School througout the Mid-Ohio Valley: “Shipwrecked,” theme of Vacation Bible School at Lowell Christian Church, 322 Fourth St., Lowell; from July 15 to 19, 6 to 8:30 p.m. each evening; for children in preschool through grade six; ...

Time for a head start

Local News

Enrollment is down slightly for the local Head Start program but funding is up, due in part to an increase in the Fiscal Year 2019 budget proposed by the president and ratified by Congress in February. "We were very surprised by that, especially since other early childhood programs faced ...

Woodcraft names new president/COO

Business

From local reports PARKERSBURG — Jody Garrett, Woodcraft president and chief executive officer, has announced the promotion of Jack Bigger to president and chief operating officer, effective July 1. Bigger has served as vice president of sales and marketing at Woodcraft since his promotion ...

Hubert I. Coss birthday

Neighborhood News

Hubert I. Coss was born on July 9, 1928 in Marietta to Hubert Chalmer and Hazel Catherine (Pentz) Coss, and this year he will be celebrating his 90th birthday. Coss is a 1946 Marietta High School graduate and was employed by American Cyanamid from 1950, until he took early retirement in ...

Campus News

Neighborhood News

Ohio Northern University Ohio Northern University students from Washington County who graduated from Ohio Northern University in May 2018 with degrees: Tyler Welch, Adam Gearhart and Austin Hilverding.

Calendar

Religion

Saturday Christian men volunteers needed to serve (laymen and clergy) for the Kairos prison ministry at St. Marys Correctional Center; informational meeting, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 11, at Holiday Inn Express, east Parkersburg, Emerson Avenue exit; coffee and breakfast snacks will ...

Tribute to proclamation

Local News

Every year Marietta pays homage to the Northwest Ordinance of 1787, a visionary document which established the governing framework for the new territory north of the Ohio River, east of the Mississippi and south of the Great Lakes. It was a vast territory, and Marietta was its first capital. ...

Ribbon cutting at First Mutual

Business

First Mutual Holding Co. announces the launch of First Mutual Bank, a result of a merger between Doolin Security Savings Bank, FSB and Belpre Savings Bank. Belpre Area Chamber Board of Directors, City of Belpre, and First Mutual Bank staff and guests formally marked the union of Belpre ...

Not guilty plea made in animal case

Local News

A woman accused of locking up a dog and a cat in a house in Salem Township and then abandoning the animals pleaded not guilty Friday morning at an arraignment in Washington County Common Pleas court. Alexis Moore, 33, was released by Judge Mark Kerenyi on a recognizance bond, with the ...

Chemours donates to WVU-P

Business

From local reports PARKERSBURG — The Chemours Company made a donation to West Virginia University at Parkersburg, providing upgrades to the college’s Computer Information Technology (CIT) program. The WVU at Parkersburg Foundation accepted the gift on behalf of the college as part of ...