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Sadler changes plea, will be sentenced in July

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - John Sadler changed his plea in Judge Waters courtroom Monday morning. Sadler pleaded guilty to fleeing from an officer in vehicle with reckless indifference. He will be sentenced on July 18 at 9 a.m. He could face one to five years in prison and a fine...
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Local police turn on their lights for Operation Blue Sky

MARIETTA, Ohio. (WTAP) - Multiple local police departments drove through the Mid-Ohio Valley in a procession to honor and remember police officers who died in the line of duty Saturday night. It’s an annual MOV tradition that’s carried on for years. It’s called Operation Blue Sky. Washington...
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The Daily Sentinel

Pomeroy Fire Department celebrates 175th anniversary

POMEROY — Seven decades of Pomeroy firemen gathered on Saturday, April 30 to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the Pomeroy Fire Department at the Farmers Bank Community Room in Pomeroy. A large crowd of 75 people were welcomed to a social hour with refreshments as current and past members celebrated the history of the department, personal achievements, and the renaming of the department’s Butternut Avenue building.
The Daily Sentinel

White Falcons force Game 3

RAVENSWOOD, W.Va. — A loss avenged, with some dingers hit along the way. The Wahama baseball team took down the Ravenswood Red Devils on the road 9-2 Saturday morning in the Region IV Section 2 final round. The win came after the White Falcons (22-5) lost to the Red...

LeVan signs with Otterbein for track

Benjamin Logan senior Makenna LeVan has signed to run track at Otterbein University. While running for the Cardinals, Makenna plans to study Zoo and Conservation Science. When asked why she chose Otterbein she said, "I chose Otterbein because it is still close to home and when I visited campus I felt that this is the right fit for where I want to be for the next 4 years. I also loved the opportunities that I will get with the one-on-one experience Otterbein has with the Columbus Zoo".
Parkersburg News & Sentinel

Picture This: A Warm and Fuzzy Feeling

BELPRE — Ashton Michael, 24, owner of Posh Pet Salon in Marietta, blows the newly clipped hair out of the eyes of Sadie, a labradoodle, during Dog Days Saturday at Howes Grove Park in Belpre. (Photo by Michele Newbanks)

Wood Co. Schools getting students interested in Pre-Cosmetology program

WOOD COUNTY, W.Va. (WTAP) - Wood County Schools is offering a new program for students to get a head start in the beauty and cosmetology industry. Officials with Wood Co. Schools, West Virginia University at Parkersburg and entrepreneur, Lee Rector traveled to the three high schools in the county to discuss the new pre-cosmetology program.

Business is blooming for local florist shop

NELSONVILLE — Normally, most people only have to be concerned with pampering just one mom on Mother’s Day. But, this year, Nelsonville resident, Kimberle Coy is planning on making a multitude of local moms feel appreciated courtesy of the bouquets they’ll receive from her family’s florist shop. Located at 25 Public Square, Nelsonville, Family Tree Florist is literally a home- grown business that was founded by Coy, her mother and...

Athens skate park rolling forward with updates

As a kid growing up in Athens, Leif Wakefield didn’t spend his days tossing the pigskin or playing soccer. Instead, he found his home away from home skateboarding with his friends. “The skate park was my life growing up. I spent more time there than I did at my...
Parkersburg News & Sentinel

YMCA of Parkersburg prepping summer day camp

PARKERSBURG — The YMCA of Parkersburg is gearing up for the summer with Camp Navigator. Camp Navigator is the YMCA’s summer day camp that combines summer fun with educational and life lessons. Children will explore their sense of wonder, make new friends and expand their knowledge. Camp will...

Sandy’s Florist prepares all week for Mother’s Day rush

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Sandy’s Florist in Belpre spends all week preparing for Mother’s day. Workers in the flower shop say that Mother’s day is there busiest time of year because it usually lasts for a week leading up the the actual day. With the increase of...

Good food is a good mood

Mark Twain once said, “Part of the secret to success in life is eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.”. Those who come to the Taste of Athens County Food Festival may want to heed Twain’s advice. The inaugural Taste of Athens Food...

Biochemistry student finds true calling, headed to vet school in the fall

Growing up in Spencer, West Virginia, Shelby Lassiter ’22 had plenty of opportunities to be around animals. Along the way, she developed a passion for helping them. Now, her hard work in the classroom at Marietta College has provided her the chance to fulfill a dream of becoming a veterinarian. Lassiter, who will earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry during Marietta’s Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 7th, will attend the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in the fall.
Point Pleasant Register

Home, garden show coming Saturday

MASON — With Spring comes home improvement projects and outdoor fun, and local residents will have the opportunity to check out the latest offerings when Farmers Bank holds its inaugural Home and Garden Show on Saturday. The event will be held in the gymnasium at Wahama High School from...

Well-known area Veterinarian Retiring after 62 Years

Dr. Daniel Schramm is retiring from his veterinary practice on April 30, which is also his 85th birthday. Dr. Schramm provided veterinary care to the Caldwell and Marietta areas for 62 years. He has been called the modern-day James Herriot of “All Creatures Great and Small” fame as he often...