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Ghost Stories

Parkersburg’s Riverview Cemetery, fringing the Julia-Ann Square Historic District, is a hotbed of paranormal activity. It allegedly is a pla...

The Art of Getting Low

“In the older time, it all took place at home. Drapes were brought in to reduce the light into the family’s parlor. Netting and lighting h...

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Music

the mid-ohio valley music scene

Halloween Playlist

There are some things that are unequivocally ‘Autumn’ things. Drinking cider while carving pumpkins comes to mind as does enjoying that litt...

The Hardcore Scene Lives

“If music be the food of love, play on.” - William Shakespeare In a geography such as the Mid-Ohio Valley region that often favors a very n...

Fashion

Summer Style

Some men, myself included, have difficulty piecing together a casual outfit while still feeling like they look stylish. A dressy outfit tend...

Film Reviews

Wind River

I went into Wind River not knowing a whole lot about the movie, which is rather refreshing in this day of non-stop and unavoidable advertise...

Theatre

The Laramie Project

A collection of actors walks quietly from the wings and sits down in the simple chairs set on stage. One man stands up and begins to speak. ...

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

To the accompaniment of creepy, brooding music, the characters step out of the complete darkness. Enshrouded in fog with only their faces li...

Book Reviews

Hillbilly Elegy

J. D. Vance is quite vocal about being a hillbilly. He states it in the first page of his book, Hillbilly Elegy, and reiterates it several t...

Falling from Horses

Bud Frazer is a nineteen-year-old kid from Oregon who grew up on a ranch and he’s really good with horses. It’s 1938, the heyday of the movi...

Career

MOV Career Fair

When seeking employment in a professional career or internship, do not fall into the abyss of online applications. Typing your street name, ...

The Epicenter

After many years of deliberation and planning by the community, a new kind of business incubator has launched in Washington County. The Epic...

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Riverfront Roar

If you live in Marietta, you don't need much of an excuse to hang out by the river. A cool breeze and sunshine is all you can really ask for. Add in fiberglass ...

Marietta is for Murals

Marietta is not only home to adventurers and shoppers, but our arts community is strong and growing. With a handful of art galleries, full-time working studios,...

La Musée Rose

Sometimes, when we see something that exceeds our ability to easily describe it, we rely on a statement like, “If x and y had a baby, that would be it.” La Musé...

The Shire

Tucked appropriately in the lower level of a small building in a quiet little out-of-the-way corner of a large shopping center in the city’s south side, you’ll ...

Falling from Horses

Bud Frazer is a nineteen-year-old kid from Oregon who grew up on a ranch and he’s really good with horses. It’s 1938, the heyday of the movie western and they’r...

Fine Dining at The Coffee Bar

On a recent Saturday evening, I broke out of my usual weekend routine and headed to The Coffee Bar in Parkersburg. The words “coffee bar” and “evening” in the s...

The Buzz Around The Busy Bee

You may hear a bustling sound coming from the charming area of Harmar where the beloved Busy Bee Restaurant has been renovated and reopened under new ownership....
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