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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 »»

Mid-Ohio Valley Easter Parade at 2 p.m. Saturday

March 17, 2016 From staff reports The seventh annual Mid-Ohio Valley Easter Parade will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday on Market Street in downtown Parkersburg. more »»

Pasta dinners this weekend

March 10, 2016 A little bit of Italy comes to Marietta this weekend when two area organizations will hold pasta-oriented fundraising events. more »»

A comedy throwback: Carol Burnett Skits at MOVP

March 10, 2016 From staff reports The Mid-Ohio Valley Players will present “The Carol Burnett Skits” on stage this month at the Players Theatre at 229 Putnam St. in Marietta. The show will be presented at 8 p.m. more »»

Toy and Comic Expo

March 3, 2016 From staff reports PARKERSBURG—The third annual Classic Plastics Toy and Comic Expo will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.. more »»

Smoot evolves with the times

February 27, 2016 PARKERSBURG?— When the Smoot Theatre was built by the Smoot family in 1926 the Vaudeville circuit was filling Parkersburg theaters with up to five shows a day. more »»

The Cure for Cabin Fever

February 25, 2016 If Mother Nature cooperates, Sunday should be a nice day to take a run ... or a walk if that’s more your thin. more »»

Curtain goes up on Guild Builders’ ‘Seussical Jr.’ Friday

February 25, 2016 From staff reports PARKERSBURG — After months of learning, work and preparation, the Guild Builders youth theater program will present its next production, “Seussical Jr. more »»


February 20, 2016 Whether you live for binge-watching “Orange is the New Black” or are too busy to catch “Game of Thrones” during its regularly-scheduled airing, streaming services have become a go-to for TV and... more »»

Presidents’ Day celebration at Campus Martius

February 18, 2016 While much of the country is looking ahead to the 2016 Presidential election, the Campus Martius Museum is encouraging the community to go back into history for a fun, and educational, Presidents’... more »»

Blues competition in Marietta

February 18, 2016 From staff reports The Blues, Jazz and Folk Music Society will host its 24th annual River City Ohio Blues Competition on Friday and Saturday at the Lafayette Hotel in downtown Marietta. more »»



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