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Neighborhood News

Waterford FFA members attend conference in D.C.

From local reportsWASHINGTON, D.C. - Aliah Encinias, Breanna Encinias and Gavinn Tornes, all members of the the Waterford FFA Chapter, converged in Washington, D.C., this summer to analyze their personal skills and interests, develop leadership skills and a create a meaningful community-service ...

Ohio River Sternwheel Festival kicks off Sept. 11

From local reportsThe Ohio River Sternwheel Festival will be held September 11-13 in Marietta.The festival, which takes place annually the weekend after Labor Day, started in 1976, which means it will be celebrating its 40th annual occurrence this year.The popular event brings a large crowd to ...

Mid Ohio Valley Players’ annual pledge drive underway

From local reportsMid Ohio Valley Players Theater kicked off its 2nd Annual Pledge Drive month on Saturday, July 18. The pledge drive is the theater's one main fundraiser for the year will will be using the funds raised to help run both youth programs and to continue to do needed repairs on the ...

O’Neill Center activities

O'Neill Center, 333 Fourth St., Marietta, activities From July 27 to Aug. 3:Monday9 a.m. Rhythm moves10 a.m. Chair Volleyball11:30AM Fun & Fit12:45pm Strengthen with Weights1 p.m. Dominoes5:30pm Healthy CookingTuesday9:30am Line Dance12:30pm Bible Study1 p.m. Bridge5 p.m. Matter of ...

Belpre Senior Center calendar

Belpre Senior Center is located at 1614 Washington Blvd. Call 740-423-6022 for more information. Activity is free unless otherwise noted.Week of July 27-31Monday:10 am Beginner's Tai Chi11 am Tai Chi11:45 am - Stretch2 pm Chair Volleyball5:30 pm Low-Impact AerobicsTuesday:10:30 am Nickel ...

CEOS results at the West Virginia Interstate Fair and Exposition

CEOS Results at the West Virginia Interstate Fair & Exposition:Judges' FavoritesJudge Noel Clinton:Creative Writing: Annie Lewellyn PoetryKay Hill: Letter to the EditorJudge Zona Hutson:Woven Basket: Annie LewellynPhotography Montage: Debbie GilbertJudge Travis CullenHeritage Skills: ...

Auditions ahead for Actors Guild’s ‘The Addams Family’

The Actors Guild in downtown Parkersburg announces auditions for its upcoming production of "The Addams Family" - a new musical comedy by Andrew Lippa, Marshall Brickman, and Rick Elice and based on the classic New Yorker cartoons by Charles Addams. "The Addams Family" cartoons were also the ...

Belpre Homecoming schedule released

The Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce will host the 83rd Annual Belpre Homecoming from July 30 to Aug. 1 at Civitan Park.This three-day event will feature carnival rides, games, vendors, free entertainment and much more. The festival will begin on Thursday night with the lighting of the torch at ...

WSCC announces Students of the Month for June, July

Washington State Community College announces the June Student of the Month. The program was created to recognize those students that strive for success by overcoming obstacles and committing to complete their education. WSCC has selected Madeline Gray for recognition as the June Student of the ...

Club news

Belpre Garden ClubBelpre Garden Club met Monday, July 13, at the home of Pauline Collett. Janet Robinson read from the program book, "A weed is but an unloved flower." and the club prayer was read by Gretta Bayne. Roll call was given and Kay McMullen was welcomed as a new member of the club. ...

Local Girl Scouts visit New York

Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts from Williamstown Troop 5522 visited the Girl Scout Headquarters in New York City in June.Unexpectedly, they were able to enjoy a sit-down meeting with Anna Chavez, the CEO of Girl Scouts USA, who took the time to answer questions and share personal stories, ...

Annual Casto reunion held July 11 at Marietta VFW

The annual Casto Reunion for the descendants of John and Renna Molze Casto was held at VFW Post 5108 on Saturday, July 11. In attendance were 147 people, including the last two surviving sons, Russell Casto and Ronald Casto. Those traveling from out-of-state were from Kentucky, New York, and ...

Good Citizen Award winner

Marietta Chapter of the DARThe Marietta Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution held their regular meeting on Saturday May 2. Nineteen people were in attendance. A luncheon was hosted by Jane Morris, Nancy Riley and Sherry Taylor.Natalie Hart was honored with the Good Citizen Award. ...

Club news

Marietta DAR ChapterThe April 4 meeting of the Marietta Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution was held at the Chapter House at 507 Eighth St. The meeting room was decorated on an Easter/Spring theme. Hostesses Anita Shumake and Sherrill Alltop invited everyone to enjoy a pot luck ...

Waterford Elementary School honor roll

Waterford Elementary School students named to the honor roll for the fourth grading period:Principal's rollAll A's and B's - Grade point average 3.50 to 4.00Grade 3 Jarrett Armstrong, Claire Baldwin, Rebecca Bennett, Josie Burke, Sydnee Cline, Judson Cooper, Michael Gardner, Cameron Goeller, ...

Births

AlfordJohn and Teri Alford, of Parkersburg, announce the birth of their son, Tristan Alexander Alford. He was born at 1:20 p.m. June 2, 2015, at Marietta Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 21 inches long. The baby has two siblings, Alexis Nicole Alford and Sierra Reagan ...

Students presented 2015 Trio Achievers awards

Each year the TRIO programs at Washington State Community College choose outstanding senior students who have actively participated in their program to be honored at the TRIO Achievers Senior Award dinner. The TRIO programs at WSCC include Educational Talent Search and Upward Bound. This year ...

Club news

Lower Salem Boysand Salem Liberty HomemakersThe Lower Salem Boys & the Salem Liberty Homemakers recently held a meeting at 7 p.m. June 23 at Suzie White's house. The meeting was called to order by Treasurer Mackenzie White. Luke Huffman lead the club in the pledge of Allegiance and ...

Lopreste receives Chamber scholarship

Matthew Lopreste, 2015 graduate of Belpre High School, has been named the recipient of the Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce Scholarship, valued at $500.During his time at Belpre, he was active in track and cross country. He was also a member of National Honor Society, AERO, Spanish Honor ...