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February 26, 2015 Devola resident Mark Wurtzbacher is a strong believer in not getting dogs from breeders or pet stores. “I have two rescue dogs — I have never purchased a dog,” he said. more »»

Great American Home Show this weekend

February 26, 2015 From staff reports PARKERSBURG — After years of providing information to local homeowners and customers, the 2015 Great American Home Show will be returning to its former home at the National Guard... more »»

‘Grease’ at MHS: A classic play comes to life

February 25, 2015 This weekend, "Grease" is the word in Marietta, as Marietta City Schools will open Friday with the all-school production of the popular 1950s-themed musica. more »»

Piercing popularity

February 21, 2015 Seeing a pierced nose, lip or eyebrow is so common these days that most people at least know someone with a piercing, even if they do not have one themselves. more »»

Chicken pot pie fundraiser

February 19, 2015 If you have seen a human-sized yellow chicken pacing the streets of Marietta lately, your eyes are not deceiving you. more »»

Kids have active role in Guild project

February 19, 2015 By Wayne Towner Special to the Times PARKERSBURG — From learning about dancing, singing and acting to how to paint a set, build a prop or operate a spotlight, nearly 60 local children have spent... more »»

Polar Plunge Sat.

February 19, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The third annual “Freezin’ for a Reason” Polar Plung will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Point Park Market Place, 113 Ann St., by the floodwall in downtown Parkersburg. more »»

Chocolate creations benefit EVE

February 12, 2015 Chocolates of many varieties, shapes and sizes will dominate the Betsey Mills Club for EVE, Inc.’s annual chocolate fundraiser Sunday afternoon. more »»

Gunmakers and Allied Artists Show at museum

February 12, 2015 It might not be a traditional way to celebrate Valentine’s Day but those with an interest in Colonial-era firearms and area history will surely find a lot to love at Campus Martius this Saturda. more »»

Get organized!

February 7, 2015 By Jackie Runion The Marietta Times The holidays are over, but with weeks more of winter, chances are you will still be spending a lot of time indoors. more »»

Flippin’ for flapjacks

February 5, 2015 What do you get when you add 240 pounds of pancake mix, 200 pounds of sausage, 414 pounds of syrup, 100 gift baskets and 100 volunteers? The answer is a really great time at Kiwanis Pancake Day. more »»

Scouts converge on Grand Central Mall for Pinewood Derby

February 5, 2015 The 43rd annual Davis Anderson Memorial Cub Scout Pinewood Derby Allohak Council Championships will be Saturday at the Grand Central Mall in Vienna. The derby will begin at 10 a.. more »»

Questions about measles outbreaks grow

February 4, 2015 While much of the western U.S. is working through an outbreak of measles, some across Ohio, and locally, are bracing for potential spread of the diseas. more »»


January 31, 2015 As 2015 gets under way, left behind are the food trends of last year, pushed aside for the next superfood or an ingredient off of the nor. more »»

Riverside Artists event to benefit food pantry

January 29, 2015 With an event this Saturday, Riverside Artists Gallery is once again pitching in to help the communit. more »»

Shaggers to hold dance at Parkersburg club

January 29, 2015 From staff reports VIENNA, W.Va. — The Mid-Ohio Valley Shaggers Dance Club will hold its 12th annual “Pinin’ for the Summer” dance on Saturday at the Parkersburg Country Club in Vienna. more »»

Education about prescription drugs

January 28, 2015 According to Gov. John Kasich’s Cabinet Opiate Action Team, one in five high school students across the country are now using painkillers without a prescription. more »»

It's all about cake

January 24, 2015 The wedding cake is a long-standing tradition marked by daring feats of height and both outrageous and elegant designs. more »»

Marietta’s Comedy Club

January 22, 2015 Laughs will abound Saturday night as a comedian dubbed “Not your everyday Granny” will take center stage at the Lafayette Hotel’s Comedy Club. more »»

Busy February schedule at Campus Martius

January 22, 2015 Campus Martius Museum will hold several activities during February at 601 Second St. in Marietta. The Brown Baggin’ Thru History series will continue on Feb. 6, from noon-1 p.m. at the museum. more »»

It's snowbird season: People take off when winter arrives

January 17, 2015 For most of the year they live in the northern U.S., but come January “snowbirds” have no problem heading south, leaving winter far behind. more »»


Historical program on Commodore Abraham Whipple March 9, 2015

Barlow Library, Ohio 339; Marietta’s Revolutionary War Naval hero performed by his fifth great-grandson, David Paige; true likeness, historical tidbits, personal interactions; for school groups, history buffs of all ages; $5 at the door payable to David Paige; for reservations, 678-0103. more »

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Baby steps

Getting where we're going

February 11, 2015 We have all heard from the time we are children to look both ways before crossing the street. Granted, sometimes what we tell our children often goes in one ear and out the other. more »

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