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Riverfest, Paddlefest, Throwdown planned

- Paddlefest The Parkersburg Paddlefest Weekend will be held Friday through Sunday in downtown Parkersburg and other locations. Paddlefest is a festival dedicated to people-powered watercraft and will be held at Point Park for kayaks, canoes and paddleboards. It is organized by the Greater ...

Actors Guild thrills with Poe

PARKERSBURG - The Actors Guild of Parkersburg will open its 2019-2020 season with a production of "Murder by Poe." The show will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sept. 20, 21, 27 and 28 and at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 22. Tickets are half price for opening night Friday. Regular prices are $18 ...

Behind-the-scenes look at West Virginia’s only potato chip manufacturer

PARKERSBURG — Mister Bee potato chips have been made in Parkersburg for nearly 70 years, but today the process is more efficient than ever. West Virginia Potato Chip Co. majority owner Mary Anne Ketelsen invested more than $2 million in new equipment that more than tripled production ...

Parkersburg Homecoming Festival begins

PARKERSBURG — The 2019 Parkersburg Homecoming Festival runs Friday through Sunday at Point Park and downtown Parkersburg. The schedule of activities includes: FRIDAY ∫ 5 p.m. to close: Bingo ∫ 5:30 p.m.: High School Bands/Color Guard entrance into Point Park ∫ 6-9 p.m.: Kids ...

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Glazier-Knotts

Sierra Glazier of Vincent and Garrin Knotts of Beverly are announcing their engagement. Sierra is the daughter of Tom and Elaine Glazier of Vincent. She is the granddaughter of Jerry and Lois Tucker of Beverly, and Bob and Kay Glazier of Coshocton. Garrin is the son of Garry and Robin ...

Parks-Wesel

Courtney Michelle Parks and Jeffrey William Wesel, together with their parents, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Douglas and Mary Parks of Waterford. She is the granddaughter of Earl and Justine Tornes of Waterford and the late Ralph and ...

Coffman-Parlett

Tracy Serge Coffman and Mitchell Paul Parlett announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Tracy is the daughter of Cindy and Daniel Serge of Fairmont. She is the granddaughter of Carolean and the late Francis Schafer of Fairmont and the late Ellen and Daniel Serge of Fairmont. She is a ...

Pitts-Snider

Stacie Pitts and Joshua Snider are happy to announce their engagement. Ms. Pitts is the daughter of the late Steven and Myra Pitts of Vienna, WV. Mr. Snider is the son of Michael Snider (Sharon) of Waterford, OH and Eva Dowlen (David) of Phoenix, AZ. A December wedding is planned.

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Cole-Kuo

Aubrey Lyn Cole and Ren-Shuoh (Emory) Kuo were united in marriage on May 31 in an outdoor ceremony at the Marietta Shrine Club in Marietta. The ceremony was officiated by Pastor John Watkins. The bride is the daughter of Kevin H. Cole and Tracy R. Cole of Vincent. She is the granddaughter of ...

Busser-Wharff

Molly Busser and Kevin Wharff were united in marriage at 5:30 p.m. on April 27, 2019 at Vue Columbus in downtown in Columbus, OH. Minister Kevin Masters officiated the double-ring ceremony. The bride was given in marriage by her parents, David and Judy Busser of Charlotte, NC. Her ...

Lawlor-Bugajski

Sidney Elizabeth Lawlor and Jeffrey Aaron Bugajski were united in marriage on April 13 at The Barn on Enchanted Acres in Dennison, OH. The ceremony was officiated by sister of the groom, Sara Bugajski. The bride is the daughter of Joe and Andrea Lawlor of Waterford. She is the granddaughter ...

Curtis

Josie Dawn Felton and Lane Rolland Curtis were united in marriage on June 23, 2018 at 4:30 in the afternoon at the Marietta Shrine Club. Pastor Scott Shawver was the officiant. Josie Dawn Felton is the daughter of Johnny and Lucinda Felton of New Matamoras. She is the granddaughter of John and ...

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Abbott-60th

Gordon Abbott and Shirley (Kelly) Abbott are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married at the Reno Christian Church on Sept. 20, 1959. They are the parents of Melinda (Robert) of Harrisburg, N.C. and Julie (Steve) of Summerville, S.C. They have five grandchildren, ...

Baker-65th

Freda Stewart and Floyd W. Baker were married Aug. 27, 1954 in Smith’s Chapel Church in Morgan County, Ohio by Rev. Francis Shinaberry. Freda is the daughter of the late Francis E. and Beulah Morris Stewart. Floyd’s parents were Milford D. and Hazel Parrish Baker. In the early 1950s, ...

Biddinger-50th

Dennis and Jeanette Biddinger will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 7. They were married in 1969 at the Polk United Methodist Church in Polk, Ohio, by the Rev. Ron King. The Biddingers have three sons: Doug (Judy) and grandsons Ben and Colin of Hilliard, Ohio; Jeremy (Kathy) ...

Smith-65th

Earl and Joan Smith of Lowell will be celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary on Aug. 29. They were married August 29, 1954 in New Matamoras by the late Rev. Brauhouse. Earl is the son of the late Earl and Hilma Smith. Joan is the daugher of the late Charles and Kathinka Alloway. Earl is ...

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United Way sees positive response following Day of Action

What does impact look like? Last week on our annual Day of Action, we saw more than 350 of our neighbors out in the community giving their time and sweat equity to projects all over the community. They probably wore their shirts that said Live United. They were lugging shovels. They were ...

First Cruise-In a success, thanks to the community

What a fantastic evening we had at 700 Channel Lane Thursday, for our first Marietta Times and Parkersburg News and Sentinel Cruise-In. While the rain did give us a bit of a scare, we were fortunate to have good weather, good food, good music... and one heck of a turnout. It’s true, we ...

Along the trail

You find a lot of things along a trail. Sometimes they are tangible things, like a turtle. Sometimes they are a little more abstract, like a clear head. Sometimes you find yourself. A little over a year ago my doctor gave me a wake-up call to drop some pounds or face the consequences of ...

Books offer visual journey through area’s past

I’ve always been a history nut, particularly American history. While in college I took so much American history that I ran out of classes to take. When taking Ohio history a professor simply wrote “enough” across my multiple page answer to a question about the Ohio Company that ...