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Trinity, libraries prepare annual used book sales
The 65th annual Trinity Used Book Sale will be Nov. 3-8 at Trinity Episcopal Church at 430 Juliana St., Parkersburg. Photo by Wayne Towner Barbara Craft, of Parkersburg, sorts books Tuesday that have been donated for the 65th annual Trinity Used Book Sale during the first week of November at Trinity Episcopal Church in downtown Parkersburg.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
Bessie Bernadine - Bernie' Ball
She was born Nov. 16, 1925, in Creston, Wirt County, W.Va., the daughter of the late Martin Hugh and Osa Collins Richards. She was a lifelong member of 19th Street Church of God where she sang in the choir for many years and was part of the Ladies Trio, along with her sister, Lucille Hungate and her niece, Dora Daley, who both preceded her in death.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
Life-sized board games, zumba demonstrations, crafts and costumes lined Market Street on Saturday for the annual Downtown Block Party. Over 300 people also had the chance to sample foods from several top local chefs Saturday evening during the first Downtown Throwdown.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
WVU-P rings bell in 9/11 ceremony
West Virginia University at Parkersburg's observance of the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks may have taken place a day early, but that was fitting as far as guest speaker Greg Smith was concerned.
Fort Boreman efforts start in 2015
Construction will start next year on the housing and hotel components of a multi-million-dollar development atop Fort Boreman Hill, the developer said on Tuesday. The PM Company will develop the 175 acres of land purchased by Minnite Family LLC last month from MARMAC LLC. MARMAC for years has held the property where past plans included a civic center, an armory for the West Virginia Army National Guard and most recently a baseball park affiliated with the Frontier Baseball League.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Cities facing salt price increases
"Last year, we paid $55 a ton and we were allotted 120 tons," said Alan Gates, Williamstown public works director. "This year, we were cut down to 50 tons, and they jacked the price up to a hundred a ton."
Mon Sep 01, 2014
Vietnam memorial visits educational for some
More than 7,000 people visited the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall during its time in City Park for the holiday weekend, officials said.
Three face burglary charges
An investigation by the Vienna Police Department into a pair of burglaries resulted Saturday in the arrest of three people on felony charges.
Sat Aug 30, 2014
Pool party pays for mammograms
That is the number of free mammograms provided to area women with proceeds from the Camden Clark Foundation's Pink by Poolside benefit last September.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
West Virginia Metro
State says ciao to 36th annual Italian Heritage Festival
A celebration of the rich culture which made its way from "Lo Stivale" to "Lo Stato Di Montagna" kicks off Friday in Clarksburg.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Police: Suspect committed suicide
A Parkersburg man who was suspected in the death of another Parkersburg man is believed to have taken his own life, Parkersburg police said Wednesday.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Ice Bucket Challenge
In keeping up with the trend to raise awareness, support and funds for research, area schools participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge Friday.
County not told of vehicle purchase
Wood County commissioners and 911 officials said Thursday they were unaware of the city fire department's recent ambulance purchase and were not provided any information about the ambulances or their proposed usage.
Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall plans finalized
Organizers finalized the plans and preparations for Tuesday's arrival of the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall at City Park.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Patricia J. Drake
Patricia enjoyed crafts and using her artistic skills with drawing. She was a gardener and liked to can her garden produce.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Newell defends ambulance purchase
An ambulance purchased by the city Fire Department will be used only if no other ambulances are available, Mayor Bob Newell told City Council members Tuesday evening.
Erickson bleacher donations have exceeded $10K
Donations to the Erickson All-Sports Facility bleacher fund in honor of the memory of long-time Parkersburg South Principal Tom Eschbacher, now exceed $10,000, said Richard Bush, the president of the board of directors of the Camden Avenue sports complex.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Volunteers sought to help with Vietnam memorial
Volunteers will be needed to help those who visit to pay their respects when the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall arrives in Parkersburg later this month, an organizer said.