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Popular tour returns

May 5, 2016 By Erin E. O’Neill The Marietta Times By nature, humans are curious creatures. We are often intrigued by what we cannot see and left to wonder what is behind closed doors. more »»

Sweet Breath of Spring Vidalia Onion Festival

May 5, 2016 By Wayne Towner Special to the Times ST. MARYS - The 12th annual Sweet Breath of Spring Vidalia Onion Festival will be May 7 in St. Marys. The onion festival runs from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. more »»

First structures

April 30, 2016 Long before Rufus Putnam floated down the Ohio River with his band of pioneers, other groups of people called the lands at the confluence of the Ohio and Muskingum rivers hom. more »»

Lowell Springfest weekend

April 28, 2016 The early days of spring in the Mid-Ohio Valley are filled with sunshine and new growth. For many, it’s a time of renewal and a chance to give back to their communities. more »»

MOVP presents ‘Life Goes On’

April 28, 2016 The Mid-Ohio Valley Players is presenting “Life Goes On,” a comedy by Judge James E. Ragan III for the next three weekends at the Players Theatre at 229 Putnam St. in Marietta. more »»

Woof Fest moves to spring weekend

April 28, 2016 From staff reports VOLCANO, W.Va. — The annual Woof Fest at Mountwood Park has been moved from the fall to the spring this year and has added a new event featuring a fun run for dogs and their owners. more »»

Sat. encampment about the Civil War

April 21, 2016 More than a century and a half ago living on the border that divided North from South was a major concern for Marietta area residents. more »»

Earth Day celebrations include fun at Armory Square

April 21, 2016 From staff reports A pair of Earth Day Celebrations are planned Saturday in Parkersburg and Marietta. In Marietta, the 17th annual Marietta Earth Day Celebration will be held from 10 a.m to 2 p.. more »»

Urban reverence

April 16, 2016 PARKERSBURG — ?St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church on Market Street has more than a physical connection with the historic railroad bridge that passes nearby. more »»

Lots of fun for a beauty of a cause Saturday at the armory

April 14, 2016 If the predictions are correct, Saturday will be a beautiful day to be outside and spend time as a family. more »»

Saturday fishing derby made for kids ages 3-14

April 14, 2016 From local reports PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Recreation Commission will be holding the 36th annual Parkersburg Fishing Derby at City Park and Southwood Park ponds on Saturday. more »»

Traveling theater company presents ‘Alice in Wonderland’

April 7, 2016 From staff reports The 19th annual Missoula Children’s Theatre program will feature two shows on Saturday at the Smoot Theatre in downtown Parkersburg. more »»

Warren Elementary fundraiser

April 7, 2016 Many parents of school-age children know that it takes a team effort from administrators, parents and students to make the learning experience a success. more »»

Historic railroad bridge ties states together

April 2, 2016 The massive railroad bridge that links Belpre and Parkersburg was a huge engineering marvel when construction started in the 1860. more »»

Annual carp event ushers in spring, kicks off season for Ohio River Museum

March 31, 2016 A symbolic seasonal rite of passage will be celebrated once again at the Ohio River Museum on Saturda. more »»

Spring Forward 5K to benefit area food pantry

March 31, 2016 From staff reports The importance of exercise, getting outside and helping out a good cause are some of the themes of the upcoming Spring Forward 5K, where students and families will take to Front... more »»

Birthday blowout

March 26, 2016 Children with cold weather birthdays tend to get shorted; unpredictable weather makes outdoor parties a no-go and there don’t seem to be as many options for “wow” worthy celebrations. more »»

Ohio's oldest home

March 19, 2016 When members of the Ohio Company arrived at the confluence of the Ohio and Muskingum rivers in the spring of 1788 they quickly began working on turning what was then a forested valley into the quain... more »»

International flavor

March 17, 2016 Take a trip around the world without leaving the community at the 11th annual Taste of the World international dinner, sponsored by Marietta Morning Rotar. more »»

Kite Fest this weekend at Mineral Wells Elementary

March 17, 2016 From staff reports The seventh annual New Era Kite Fest will be Saturday and Sunday at Mineral Wells Elementary School on West Virginia 14 in Mineral Wells. The festival will be held from 11 a.m. more »»



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