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Special events on tap for Henderson Hall

Local News

BOAZ — After opening to visitors for the season in March, Henderson Hall will begin holding a series of special events the first weekend in May. Henderson Hall is located at 517 Old River Road in Boaz. The Victorian-era Italianate the home is one of the few surviving, intact historic ...

Woof Fest attracts hundreds of pets, people

Local News

By Brett Dunlap Special to the Times VOLCANO — Mountwood Park once again went to the dogs Sunday during the 10th annual Woof Fest. A number of people and their canine friends came to the park for the annual dog-friendly event, which featured a number of contests, demonstrations and nine ...

Around town

Local News

Disabilities board will meet Tuesday evening The Washington County Board of Developmental Disabilities will be holding a regular board meeting at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday at Ewing School, 1701 Colegate Drive, Marietta. All meetings of the WCBDD are open to the public. Peoples Bank Relay team holds ...

Child abuse rally brings problems to light

Local News

PARKERSBURG — Abuse can take many forms and its impacts can be felt for years afterwards. A Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Awareness Rally was held Sunday at City Park to bring attention to problems which exist in this community, throughout the state and around the nation. Over 75 people ...

Study pushes completion of Parkersburg to Pittsburgh rail trail

Local News

PARKERSBURG — Only 22 miles of gaps remain in the West Virginia portion of a planned 238-mile rail trail from Parkersburg to Pittsburgh, according to a feasibility study recently released by the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and local trail partners. Filling those gaps in Wood, Harrison and ...

80th birthday for Nancy C. Smith

Neighborhood News

The children of Nancy C. Smith are honoring their mother with a card shower to celebrate her 80th birthday on May 1. Mrs. Smith was born in Marietta on May 1, 1938 to the late R. Kermit and Dorothy Gatrell Doak and has lived on Newport Pike her whole life. On July 25, 1959, she married the ...

Spring choral concert Sun.

Religion

The Parkersburg Choral Society welcomes everyone to its final concert for the season. The spring concert will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at First Lutheran Church, 1701 19th St., Parkersburg. The concert will begin with There is Sweet Music Here. Text by Alfred, Lord Tennyson and ...

51 killed in 1978 disaster remembered

Local News

WILLOW ISLAND — April 27, 1978 is a date many in Pleasants County will never forget. On that date the lives of 51 workers came to an end when scaffolding inside the second cooling tower at the Pleasants Power Station pulled its anchors from the concrete wall and fell 170 feet to the ...

May is Mussel Month at the local wildlife refuge

Neighborhood News

The Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge invites the public to a special Mussel Month event running the entire month of May. The wildlife refuge will be hosting guest speakers at the top of their field, teach about the river and provide craft time activities for children, and all of ...

Climate change classes

Religion

PARKERSBURG – Jean Ambrose and Giulia Mannarino, co-vice chairs of Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Action and certified members of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps, will present the second part of a two-part program on climate change issues and solutions for the adult religious education classes ...

Surrounding counties have contested races, levy renewal on ballot

Local News

Two counties neighboring Washington County have contested elections for a county commission seat, and in a third, one county auditor position is being challenged and a village is asking its voters to renew an operating levy. In Noble County, three candidates have filed for a county commission ...

Eastern Star initiates new members

Neighborhood News

Williamstown Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 58 had an initiation ceremony on March 23, 2018. At this ceremony the chapter initiated eight members at one time. This has been the largest initiation group for the chapter since it opened its doors. The members initiated were Mike Sutton, Teri ...

calendar

Religion

Saturday Spring indoor yard sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 28, at Belpre Heights United Methodist Church,, located at 720 Clement Ave., Belpre; no early sales. “Good Samaritan Free Meal and Clothing Giveaway,” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., third Saturday of every month, at Faith United Methodist ...

Foodbank seeks partners to continue food boxes to seniors

Local News

The Southeast Ohio Foodbank is in need of partners in their 10-county coverage area to provide free monthly food boxes to income-eligible seniors. The Commodity Supplemental Food Program provides boxes of shelf stable food to nearly 4,000 seniors each year in Athens, Gallia, Hocking, Jackson, ...

Ride of Silence set for May 16

Neighborhood News

On May 16, 2018, Marietta Rowing & Cycling Club is sponsoring a local RIDE OF SILENCE to raise awareness of cyclists’ rights to public roadways. Annually, this worldwide bike ride commemorates those killed and injured in traffic accidents and strives to heighten awareness to share the ...

Top chefs take GoPacks challenge

Local News

GoPacks are not the stuff of gourmet cooking, but three of Marietta’s top chefs turned the shelf-stable boxed, canned and sealed foods into culinary delights Friday night at the Marietta Shrine Club. Taking up the challenge were Tyson Whistler, Dave Rudie and Tom Hickey It was the first ...

Marietta Main Street flower program

Neighborhood News

Our downtown flower program is a labor of love from start to finish every single year. Seeds are planted by February and tended to by Jay Huck and his team at Huck Greenhouse in Devola until our volunteers are ready to hang all 280+ baskets the 2nd week of May. Our petunias that hang on each ...

BrAva Mom Prom tickets sell out in three minutes

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With glitter, jewels and plenty of tulle it was a packed house Friday at the fifth annual BrAva Mom Prom. “Again this year we sold out in three minutes,” said Rose Nicholson, a member of the organizing team. “Every year we want to keep raising more. I know last year we raised around ...

WVU-Parkersburg Foundation hosts scholarship reception

Neighborhood News

Parkersburg, W.Va. 4/19/18 – The West Virginia University at Parkersburg Foundation held its spring Scholarship Reception on Tuesday, April 17 at the Parkersburg Country Club. The event recognized the Foundation’s scholarship recipients and the donors who support them. The Foundation ...