Parkersburg

Launchpad 2017

With the shrinking of the Mid-Ohio Valley’s fabled “Chemical Alley” and the uncertain future of oil and gas jobs coming to the area, the tough economic reality ...

Making Memories

You might think after 10 years of marriage, large romantic gestures would head straight out the window while the arguably welcomed replacement of sneaking warm ...

Out of the Darkness, Into the Light

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is an organization that has recently become near to my heart. For the past 10 years, Parkersburg, WV has hosted an Out of the Darkness walk to raise money for suicide prevention. Dr. Heather McCar...

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 lit, each speaks brief...

Stoked for (another!) Stoked

When I hear the word "stoked" I instantly think of words like excitement, fun, energy, happiness. So it's no surprise the first time I heard about Stoked Coffee here in the Mid-Ohio Valley, I was intrigued. My intrigue turned to curiosity and curiosi...

Parkersburg Paddlefest

September can be an especially busy month for active Mid-Ohio Valley residents, between county fairs, local festivals and countless family-friendly events. This...

Knotty Hoops

When people first hear the name of Jesse Cottrell’s embroidery business, Knotty Hoops, they usually chuckle. After she spells it out, they get it. Jesse’s busin...

Wild & Wonderful Donuts

Who doesn’t love a good doughnut? Well, probably somebody doesn’t, but I think we can agree those people are highly suspect. The problem many folks have, though, is that they often struggle to find their favorite ones in stock at their local shop. Or...

The Local Development of Hemp

It may surprise many in the Mid-Ohio Valley to know that we have an up and coming hemp industry with locally owned plots and products. Hemp in West Virginia has...
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