Byesville, OHDaily Jeffersonian

Festival raises funds for Byesville Volunteer FD

The Byesville Volunteer Fire Department is hosting its second annual Byesville Fireman’s Festival Friday and Saturday, at the Byesville Village Park, 216 Meeks Ave. The festival kicks off with the opening ceremony and crowning of royalty at 5 p.m. Friday and continues to 10 p.m. The Royalty Court winners will be announced. The court will consist of king, queen, prince and princess. Two winners, one from each contest, will receive a $100 cash prize and all four will appear in the fireman's parade immediately following the crowning ceremony.
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Summer Fun to Save Harmar Bridge

Harmar Days Returns, Harmar Summer Raffle Announced. The Historic Harmar Bridge Company (HHBC) announced the return of the annual Harmar Days festival on Friday, July 30 through Sunday, August 1st in Harmar Village, Marietta, Ohio. In addition to the festival’s return, the nonprofit is hosting a Summer Raffle featuring an array of valuable prizes, including a brand new, 2021 Toyota Tacoma truck.
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Parkersburg, WVWTAP

Mister Bee Potato Chips salutes USO - Metro

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Parkersburg-based snack company Mister Bee’s Potato Chips has landed a deal with grocer Giant Food to sell specially marked bags of potato chips in stores throughout the Washington D.C. market, all while benefitting military men and women. Officials said a portion of the sales from these...
Byesville, OHDaily Jeffersonian

Welcome Home SIS: More women eligible for housing, reentry program

Policies changes within Welcome Home SIS will allow any female impacted by the criminal justice system eligible for their income-based transitional housing and reentry program. Previously the organization was specific to women returning from one of Ohio's three state prisons. Eligibility has now been expanded to not only include women...
Parkersburg, WVParkersburg News & Sentinel

Day of Action: Volunteers show community at its best

Monday saw the Mid-Ohio Valley at its best, as volunteers from several local employers helped the United Way Alliance of the Mid-Ohio Valley carry out its 2021 Day of Action. More than 140 people turned out, in fact, and that let the group tackle community service projects that had to be put on hold a year ago, because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Vienna, WVWTAP

Blood drive Thursday at Grand Central Mall is cancelled

VIENNA, W.Va. (WTAP) - The blood drive scheduled for Thursday, June 24, 2021, at the Grand Central Mall in Vienna is cancelled. Donors are encouraged to make appointments at the remaining drives in the area on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. The Mid-Ohio Valley Blood Blitz Blood Brive will be Tuesday, June 21, 2021, at the Grand Central Mall.
Parkersburg, WVWTAP

Red Cross holds blood drive at Grand Central Mall

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - There was a steady number of people coming to the Red Cross Blood Drive at Grand Central Mall-and it’s perhaps the first time many of them have given blood in more than a year; those who are experienced blood donors. The Red Cross did hold a...
Parkersburg, WVParkersburg News & Sentinel

YMCA gives dads their due

PARKERSBURG — The YMCA of Parkersburg Sunday joined the nation in celebrating Father’s Day and recognizing the influence fathers and adult male role models have in children’s lives. The YMCA of Parkersburg celebrated fathers by reflecting on the history of the holiday that began at a YMCA. “We celebrate dads...
Parkersburg, WVParkersburg News & Sentinel

Day of Action returns to Mid-Ohio Valley

PARKERSBURG — The Day of Action is one of Stacy DeCicco’s favorite events, and the 2021 edition was even sweeter, since it didn’t happen at all last year. “Today felt extra special to us, because to sit out last year and have to take it off the calendar was just really sad,” said DeCicco, executive director of the United Way Alliance of the Mid-Ohio Valley.
Parkersburg, WVParkersburg News & Sentinel

Red Cross seeks Mid-Ohio Valley donors to combat blood shortage

PARKERSBURG — The American Red Cross is experiencing a severe blood shortage as the number of trauma cases, organ transplants and elective surgeries rise and as a result deplete the nation’s blood inventory. Donors of all blood types, especially type O, are urged to make an appointment to give as...
Parkersburg, WVMarietta Times

MOVCA promotes ‘WV3C’ webinars during transition

PARKERSBURG — Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Action’s usual Third Thursday programs will resume when protocols for safe, in-person, indoor public programs are clearly established. Until then, MOVCA is pleased to attend and promote the Summer 2021 Fair Transition Webinar Series, “Putting Together the Pieces of a Fair Energy Transition – Leaving No One Behind,” as programming for MOVCA this July and August.

Several activities, including fireworks, planned for Fourth of July weekend

Many activities are planned and will be taking place during July 4th weekend at Barnesville Memorial Park. The Bandits 13U Firecracker Classic Baseball will be held at the Big Ball Diamond July 2-4. On Saturday, there will also be various activities planned including the annual chicken barbecue from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., sponsored by the Barnesville Area Chamber of Commerce and Belmont Savings Bank at the Mother’s Club Shelter; carryout only. 93BNV will be at the park from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with prize giveaways.
Wood County, WVWTAP

JSA Auto Detailing to offer free car washes to veterans

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - JSA Auto Detailing will be offering free car washes to veterans, as well as active duty members of the military and their spouses on July 4 from 8 A.M. to 12 P.M. In addition, all tips that the business collects during the month of July will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Marietta, OHMarietta Times

MCF welcomes summer intern

Marietta Community Foundation is known for investing in the community of Washington County, but they’re excited to announce they will be investing in the future of a local student. Katen Petty is a senior Marketing major at Marietta College and a Frontier High School alum. Petty joined the Pioneers in...