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Hundreds attend Wood Co. choral fest

March 18, 2015 PARKERSBURG —Hundreds of people gathered at Blennerhassett Middle School Tuesday evening to hear choirs from six Wood County middle schools perform. more »»

Unused alleys

March 17, 2015 Dotting the city are several undeveloped alleys that never reached their full thoroughfare potential. more »»

Claire E owner in hot water

March 17, 2015 After nearly three decades of being moored along the banks of the Muskingum River in Marietta, the Claire E sternwheeler could soon be looking for a new home if financial and insurance requirements... more »»

Warren on track for district changes

March 17, 2015 VINCENT —Plans continue to move forward for the Warren Local district to form a middle school next year as the district deals with building plans, dual enrollment requirements and a problematic gas... more »»

New place for some R&R

March 17, 2015 Those who might need to schedule some time for relaxation or could use a routine adjustment can now stop into REST Studio, a wellness center that recently opened at the intersection of Seventh and... more »»

Belpre board reviews proposed calendar

March 17, 2015 BELPRE — As Belpre City Schools begins reviewing its proposed 2015-2016 school calendar, there are expected to be few differences from the current school calendar. more »»

Very Spectacular Arts Festival on Thursday

March 17, 2015 PARKERSBURG —Artsbridge will hold its annual Very Spectacular Arts Festival on Thursday at West Virginia University at Parkersburg. more »»

Home show

March 16, 2015 Though this year’s annual Washington County Home Builder’s Association home show took on a new name and some new vendors, hundreds looking to do some work on their homes, from landscaping to in-dept... more »»

Beallsville: Charter school plan possible

March 16, 2015 After the Switzerland of Ohio Local Board of Education voted 3-2 at the end of February to close Beallsville High School, it would be an understatement to say that many area families and community... more »»

Accident closes Ohio 550, two taken to hospital

March 16, 2015 From staff reports A two-vehicle accident Sunday morning sent two people to the hospital and closed down Ohio 550 for more than an hour. more »»

Volunteering is not a dirty word

March 16, 2015 Marietta resident Jamie McCombs, 37, works each year to ensure the Marietta Family YMCA’s annual Marietta Mud Run goes off without a hitch. more »»

Food as Art

March 16, 2015 While actual food was not created into works of art for the opening of the Food as Art gallery Sunday at the Riverside Artists Gallery, images of food will decorate the gallery through the end of th... more »»

Many enjoy soothing sounds of Celtic Tenors

March 16, 2015 PARKERSBURG —Many area residents had a chance to hear a variety of traditional Irish and other music Sunday as a vocal group from Ireland delighted a local crowd in time for St. more »»

New ‘Night of Dancing’ star named

March 16, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Broadway came to town during the fourth annual "A Night of Dancing With the Stars" sponsored by the Actors Guild of Parkersburg. more »»

Around town published March 16

March 16, 2015 Fearing VFD will hold benefit dinner The Fearing Township Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual Chicken and Ham Dinner starting at 4 p.m. more »»

Quilt show shows off stunning array of talent

March 15, 2015 PARKERSBURG - Quilts of all sizes and styles are on display during the 11th annual Mid-Ohio Valley Heritage Quilt Show at the Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History through March 22. more »»

100 year celebration

March 15, 2015 Photo submitted by Bob Parsons Marietta Mayor Joe Matthews, left, presents a proclamation to honor the 100th Anniversary of Entertainment in the Putnam Theater. more »»

Updated & abandoned

March 14, 2015 When most people think of a closed or abandoned school, they might picture an old, crumbling building that was just no longer adequate for students. more »»

State facilities program has been funding school construction projects since 1997

March 14, 2015 A state agency established almost 20 years ago has collaborated with school districts across Ohio to build and renovate about 1,100 school buildings to date. more »»

River outlook below flood stage

March 14, 2015 A rainy weekend is predicted to fill the local waterways and result in a higher crest in the Ohio River than was seen last week after significant rain and snow melt. After rising to 29. more »»



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