Parkersburg West Virginia

Ghost Stories

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

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. "On November 14, 19...

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...

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...

The Face of a Dying Art

There is an old adage that states “there are two things every man should have in this life: a good bartender and a good barber.” Now of course this shouldn't pe...

Carving out the Notes

A fiddle is another name for the bowed instrument that is more often called a violin. Even though many joke in saying a violin is just a fiddle that went to col...
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