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Former Police Chief George Fox passes away at 69 years old

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Former Parkersburg Police Chief George Fox has passed away. WTAP spoke to current Parkersburg Police Chief Matt Board about Fox’s dedication to the police department. Board says that Fox left his legacy on the department when he left and it will continue to be upheld.
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Marietta holds annual July 4 parade

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Many gathered around Marietta to watch the annual parade. The parade involved the Ohio Valley Jeep Club, several fire departments, Marietta Shrine Club and more. Veterans at the parade expressed how important events like these were to raise awareness for the true meaning of the holiday.
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Marietta City School Board of Education holds executive meeting

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Marietta City School Board of Education held an executive meeting. This meeting came after the first round of interviews took place Wednesday. In this executive meeting the board took time to discuss the four candidates for the superintendent position. They also took time out to factor...
MARIETTA, OH
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Residential Fire Suffers Extensive Damage in Shawnee

SHAWNEE, Ohio – On Saturday morning the Shawnee Volunteer Fire Department along with New Straitsville Fire responded to a residential structure fire in the 200 block of Davis St in Perry County. The recently vacated house had extensive fire damage upon arrival. No one was injured in the fire...
SHAWNEE, OH
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Camp Hervida marks a century of activities

WATERFORD — For the last 100 years, youths have visited Waterford to swim, do crafts and learn skills at Camp Hervida. In celebration of the 100th anniversary, the camp community came together this weekend. Activities included campfires and games for the whole family. Many former campers came out to...
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Camp Hervida celebrates their 100th birthday this weekend

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - This weekend Camp Hervida celebrates their 100th birthday. The campground went from straw tents and having to pump their own water for an enjoyable camp experience to now having cabins, proper plumbing and many other amenities. “My mother actually camped here in the late 1920s, we’re...
PARKERSBURG, WV

Summer camp offers learning opportunities for disabled students

Beacon School student Emily is still learning. Instead of her typical classroom experience, she learned how to make healthy tacos Wednesday, courtesy of Live Healthy Appalachia. Emily is one of about 40 school-aged children and teens participating in the annual five-week summer camp, which ends July 22. The school is among the many services the Athens County Board of Developmental Disabilities provides. Those who could attend camp this year included...
ATHENS COUNTY, OH
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Local shelter is overwhelmed with dogs

MARIETTA, Ohio. (WTAP) - The Humane Society of the Ohio Valley is currently over capacity with dogs. Shelter Director Karissa Reynolds said of the situation, “The dogs have just been kind of overwhelming. They’re coming from everywhere.”. While June and July tend to be the shelter’s busiest intake...
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Picture This: Golf – The Rules of the Game Quiz winner

The winner of the Golf: The Rules of the Game Quiz sponsored by Overhead Door has been announced. Steve Lewis received a $250 gift card from Lowe’s. From left are Lisa Northcraft, advertising director of The Parkersburg News and Sentinel; Ashley Gibson of Overhead Door; and Lewis. The quiz tested the entrant’s knowledge on the rules of the game. One winner was randomly chosen from all correct entries, of which there were 163. (Photo Provided)
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Pet of the Week: Sugar from the Humane Society of Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Meet Sugar! WTAP’s Pet of the Week!. Sugar is a boxer mix dog from the the Humane Society of Parkersburg. Sugar is just over one year old, and she always is looking for a chance to sit with any person! Sugar loves to receive as many pets as she can. She is good with people of all ages, other dogs and cats.
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Look Back: Landmarks come and go

An Old Landmark: “Dutch” Henry’s Resort Will Soon Be No More. The old brick house above Riverside, which has been for years known as “Dutch” Henry’s home, is sliding into the river [the Ohio]. The waters have washed away the banks adjoining the house, gradually encroaching upon the foundation walls, until at last the old mansion is about to go.
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Blennerhassett State Park is a trip back in time

Nestled in the Appalachian foothills, where the Little Kanawha River and the Ohio River join together, is the city of Parkersburg, West Virginia. I had driven by multiple times before I finally decided to stop and explore. I had heard about sternwheeler rides and Blennerhassett State Park. I knew I wouldn’t regret getting off the freeway for a few hours.
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Advice from a vet: how to keep your dogs safe in the summer heat

MINERAL WELLS, W.Va. (WTAP) - Your kids aren’t the only ones you should be keeping an eye out for in the summer heat. Your dogs can suffer from heat stroke too. Veterinarian and owner of a local practice Leslie Elliott said dogs are actually more sensitive to the heat than us so, if you’re uncomfortable, chances are your dog is too.
MINERAL WELLS, WV
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Paddle for Heroes finishes 160 mile kayaking trip

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Paddle for Heroes ended its160 mile kayaking trip from Mount Vernon, Ohio to Marietta, Ohio. This was the sixth year the group has made flagship trip. The nonprofit group was founded by Steve Fleming in 2017 to honor and support not only local, but all veterans.
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