Marietta College Trustee Ann Bailey has been present for the annual performance of George Frideric Handel's masterpiece "Messiah" many times since 1985, either as a soprano member of the chorus or in the audience.
Friday Dec 6
Blaze destroys Market Street apartment
Crews responded around 3 a.m. Thursday to reports of a fire in a building in a wooded area near Market Street.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Rev. Elverson R. Hopkins
The Rev. Elverson R. Hopkins, 81, of Elizabeth passed away at his home, surrounded by his family, on Dec. 1, 2013.
Wood County officials to look at fees
The Wood County Planning Commission is scheduled to meet at 4:30 p.m. today in the Fort Boreman Public Meeting room of the Wood County Courthouse Annex.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Vienna lights up its Christmas season
About 300 people turned out Tuesday evening for the resumption of a holiday tradition in Vienna, the Vienna Lighting Ceremony.
Farrow adds touch of home to shelter
A local woman has been lending a hand at a local charity and now calls on valley residents to help out as well.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
Drivers must stop for W.Va. 2 buses
The opening of the new five-lane section of West Virginia 2 north of the Interstate 77 interchange has local residents struggling to remember their driver's education lessons.
Haddad to keep shoe shop open
Haddad has taken over Haddad's Shoe Service, 225 Sixth St. along the railroad trestle, after the death of his brother Fred on Nov. 9. Fred Haddad had owned and operated the shoe repair shop since about 2008, taking over from his father, Freddie, who purchased the business in 1977 from the Meintel family.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Earlene I. Cox
Born on Sept. 19, 1933, in Parkersburg, she had been a resident of Mineral Wells, W.Va., for many years, before moving to Shiloh in 2012.
Jane Elizabeth (Engle) Mazzacane
Jane Elizabeth Mazzacane, 58, of Walker, W.Va., died at the home of her sister on Nov. 23, 2013.
Shoppers take advantage of Thanksgiving offers
They came to take advantage of the sales and deals despite any controversies about opening on Thanksgiving Day ahead of Black Friday, the traditional start of the shopping season for Christmas.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Valley residents count their blessings
As the nation pauses for a day of thanks today, an informal poll of area residents interviewed at the Grand Central Mall Wednesday said family and being able to spend time with them topped their lists.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Officials warn of slick roads
Officials issued a winter weather advisory Tuesday through today warning of periods of rain, sleet and snow.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
Mayor Rapp's charm offensive
Cannot helping noticing the charm offensive by Mr. Rapp as Vienna mayor. Cannot open the newspaper or watch TV without him popping up in grand openings or a person with "decades" in the chemical industry.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Baptist minister Bailey worked to get JFK elected
The Rev. Harley E. Bailey was happy when John F. Kennedy was elected President of the United States in 1960.
Chamber recognizes community leaders
Area business people and businesses were honored during the Chamber of Commerce of the Mid-Ohio Valley's annual dinner and awards banquet at the Parkersburg Art Center.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
Just say no to more taxes
Taxes, taxes and more taxes. When is it going to end? I watch the paper daily seeing how many homes are being sold on the courthouse steps.
Early voting period for levy ends today
Wood County Clerk Mark Rhodes said early vote turnout for the special schools levy election has been relatively slow.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
Communities gearing up for Christmas
Communities throughout the Mid-Ohio Valley are finishing their decorations for the Christmas holiday season with ceremonies and parades planned.
Thu Nov 14, 2013
Charleston Daily Mail
Trial set for Vienna woman accused of slaying plot
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. -- A January trial is set for a Wood County woman accused of trying to arrange the killing of her husband.