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Blennerhassett Island to reopen

April 20, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Beginning May 1, the Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park will open for the 2014 season as visitors begin taking sternwheeler rides to visit the restored mansion and tour the... more »»

Couple to use handfasting

April 20, 2014 MARIETTA — When Lindsey Bush and her fiancee, Jeremy Wiggers, heard about handfasting from their officiant, they thought it would add a special element to their wedding. more »»

Historic barn tour scheduled

April 20, 2014 Often quietly nestled on old Ohio farmsteads sit some of the state’s most interesting and historic pieces of architecture-barns. Barn building has a rich and varied tradition in Ohio. more »»

Spiking chocolate truffles with tea and basil

April 20, 2014 Chocolate truffles with tea and fresh basil? Yes! Unusual as that combination may sound, it works surprisingly well to create a delicious, creamy truffle with hints of herby flavor. more »»

Ritchie FFA competes for proficiency awards

April 20, 2014 HARRISVILLE — Students in the Ritchie County High School FFA have the Agricultural Proficiency Awards honor FFA members who, through their Supervised Agriculture Experience, have developed... more »»

YMCA to hold Healthy Kids Day

April 20, 2014 PARKERSBURG — On April 26, the YMCA of Parkersburg is holding a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active. YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, from 9 a.. more »»

Church tradition continues since 1833

April 20, 2014 LOWELL — A church with an almost 200-year history sits on the edge of Highland Ridge Road near Lowell, with a small but close-knit congregation that has come a long way from its original roots as a... more »»

Planetarium shows slated

April 20, 2014 MARIETTA — Marietta College’s Anderson Hancock Planetarium has announced the free community shows for April, May and June. more »»

BCA participates in Ohio competition

April 20, 2014 Belpre Christian Academy participated in Christian Schools of Ohio Fine Arts Competition on April 3-4. more »»

BOE approves personnel changes

April 20, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Board of Education approved the following personnel changes at its April 15 meeting. more »»

Flint: Finances, facilities top priorities

April 19, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Though he won’t officially begin as Wood County Schools superintendent until July, John Flint said Tuesday’s Wood County Board of Education budget review will be the first step in his... more »»

Par Mar campaign to help kids

April 19, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Par Mar Stores Friday kicked off a multi-week campaign to raise funds for the Children’s Home Society of West Virginia. Crowds gathered at the Par Mar store at 720 Division St. more »»

Good Friday Walk

April 19, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Many of those participating in Friday’s Stations of the Cross walk between downtown churches had been to the event before. But it was a new — and profound — experience for the Rev. more »»

Student council receives national award

April 19, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The Blennerhassett Middle School Student Council has received a national award. more »»

Law: Bible verse wrestling shirts under review

April 19, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The Wood County School System is seeking legal advice on wrestling shirts that prompted a complaint from an out-of-state grou. more »»

Morningstar gets 90 days

April 19, 2014 MARIETTA — A former Marietta woman was sentenced to 90 days in jail and three years of community control Friday after pleading guilty to drug possession and trafficking drugs out of her father’s... more »»

April places emphasis on prevention

April 19, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Children are sometimes the forgotten victims of domestic violence. “Domestic violence affects everyone in the household. more »»

Art Showcase

April 19, 2014 MARIETTA — The Adelphia music hall, 203 Second St. in Marietta, will be filled with artwork, theater and music for three days beginning Monday. more »»

Travel guide focuses on Catholic pilgrims

April 19, 2014 ROME, Italy — Record crowds are expected in the Eternal City for the canonizations of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII on April 27. more »»

Student wins elementary chess tournament

April 19, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Elijah McIntyre, a sixth-grader from Waverly Elementary, took first place in the 2014 Wood County Elementary Chess Tournament. more »»



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