Inspire

The Stomping Grounds

My stomping grounds was on the west side of town. Not down by the river but on top of the hill. My father had a thing about floods and moving every spring...

Recumbent

The mountain lies stretched out in light of spring, settled back under snow-filled scars. It has suffered fire and farmer, been shaved by loggers, ...

Betsey’s Closet

How can professional women make a difference in the lives of other women in their community?  The Professional Women’s Association of the Mid-Ohio Valley gave a...

MOV Rocks

Whether you are exploring historic downtown Marietta or enjoying dinner at a local restaurant, you may notice a uniquely painted rock at your feet. First and se...

Flying the Coop

While it's hard to tell whether the chicken or the egg came first, for Emmett and Mindi Moore, the coop definitely came before the chickens. The couple, who liv...

CW Pencil Enterprise

If you’ve read my article about fountain pens, you know that I have a love for using writing tools many others overlook. Don’t get me wrong, technology has adva...

Saving Downtown’s Flowers

What do you love most about downtown Marietta? The unique shops? Beautiful, historic buildings? The sense of community you feel when walking downtown? The hangi...

Give Local MOV

With $150,000+ in matching funds and incentive prizes available to distribute, the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation & Regional Affiliate’s (PACF) Give ...

An Array of Opportunities

"Chip Pickering.” Say that name anywhere around the Mid-Ohio Valley and you either get a great big smile or a quizzical stare while whoever you’re talking to ta...
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