Obituaries in The Parkersburg News and Sentinel are both free and paid. Please use the following guidelines when submitting an obituary.
The large type name line on an obituary will not be charged. Only the text portion of the obituary will be charged.
A death notice containing specific information outlined below will be free. If a death notice is not published, the first 6 lines of an obituary will be free. As examples, if the text portion (excluding headline) of a services-pending death notice is 8 lines long, it will be considered a free death notice and will not be billed. If the death notice becomes a full obituary the next day, which is the case many times, the full length of that obituary (minus the name line) will be billed because the six free lines will have been used in the death notice. The obituary, though, must begin with the deceased person’s name.
The free death notice will contain only the name, age and town of the deceased. Date of death, time and place of calling hours and time and place of service. No other information will be included in the free death notice.
There will not be a separate charge for a photo used in an obituary. Due to the short length of a death notice, no photo will be used.
If we incorrectly publish information supplied to us, we will rerun the obituary and charge for the correct publication only.
If there is incorrect information supplied to us, we will bill for any subsequent additional publication of the full obituary information.
Your invoice for the obituary will include a $7.50 online charge. Free death notices in the newspapers will be free online. Charged obituaries in the newspaper will have the $7.50 online fee. Obituaries will be available on our Web sites for two weeks. Internet users around the world view online obituaries more than 300,000 times a month. Obituaries are also viewable on our mobile app.
The line rate for an obituary in The Parkersburg News and Sentinel and Marietta A.M. will be $2.75 per line for publication in the Parkersburg-based newspapers. All obituaries will appear in both newspapers.
Obits that are also submitted to The Marietta Times will incur additional charges from that newspaper.
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If your news hasn't appeared in the newspaper please contact
James C. Smith
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The editor reserves the right to edit the content of all submissions
for publication including photos for quality and content.
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