UP: To the area bicyclists traveling to Columbus today to participate in Pelotonia 13, an annual bike ride aimed at raising funds for cancer research. All of the local riders have had their lives affected by cancer in some way and chose to participate in Pelotonia 13 as a way to raise funds and fight back against the disease. All the money raised by the riders goes directly for cancer research.
UP: To SW Resources 32nd annual Harvest of Opportunities Benefit Auction, slated tonight at the Parkersburg Country Club. The annual auction raises funds to help SW Resources maintain, improve and create programs for individuals with disabilities. The agency provides employment opportunities and vocational services to 250 client-employees, either at SW Resources or with companies in the community.
UP: To this weekend's Brigade of the American Revolution Encampment, a living history event is being held at Marietta'a East Muskingum Park. The event part of on ongoing celebration of Marietta's 225th birthday, will feature about 60 reenactors of the American Revolution demonstrating artillery and guns, music, clothing and uniforms, of life in a military encampment during the years of the American Revolution, 1775 to 1783.
DOWN: To the current disagreement between the Wood County Commission and the Humane Society of Parkersburg that is holding up signing a two-year contract for animal control services. The hurdle is the $27,000 the county agreed to give the humane society to purchase a truck. Since the county cannot legally enter a contract for more than one fiscal year at a time, Wood County Prosecutor Jason Wharton recommended revising the contract requiring the truck be returned to the county if the contract is not renewed for its last year. The humane society recommended if the contract is not renewed for its last year the truck be returned to the county for the Blue Book price of the vehicle. The two sides will meet Monday to discuss the issue, and we hope a suitable agreement can be found.