Belpre, OH


17 year old is shot during robbery

BELPRE, Ohio. (WTAP) - A 17 year old was shot during a robbery and was taken to the hospital in serious condition. According to officials, Belpre police were dispatched to a report of shots fired on Florence Street around 2 PM Saturday afternoon. The juvenile had been shot in the...
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Part of US 50 will be closed Sunday

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - If you are looking to travel down U.S. 50 Sunday, you might want to plan for a detour. The road will be closed at the intersection of Interstate 77 at milepost 9.8. The closure will last from 3 AM to 7 PM. Detours you can take,...
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Police: Car chase from Belpre to Parkersburg nets two arrests

PARKERSBURG — An attempt to pull over a reportedly stolen vehicle in Belpre on Friday morning sparked a car chase that traveled into and around Parkersburg. Michael Westfall, 50, of Coolville, was arrested on two counts of fleeing with reckless indifference resulting in injury and possession of a stolen vehicle, Parkersburg Police Chief Matthew Board said.

An unexpected birth in the O’Bleness Hospital parking lot brings two women together.

ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Two women met in an unexpected way earlier this summer thanks to an unexpected delivery. Rachel Sharp’s day started off fairly normal, with her going to work. But after painful contractions, she decided to go to her mother-in-law’s house with her two children. From there, Sharp, her mother-in-law, and two children made their way to O’Bleness Hospital.
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Picture This: Boots and All!

VIENNA — On July 29, the Chamber of Commerce of the Mid-Ohio Valley celebrated the Grand Opening of Boot Barn in the Grand Central Mall and welcomed staff as the newest chamber members. The store is the first Boot Barn in West Virginia. The store sells cowboy hats, jewelry, work clothes and merchandize other than boots. From left, Vienna Mayor Randy Rapp, Grand Central Mall General Manager Jody Hopkins and Boot Barn staff cut the ribbon during the Grand Opening celebration. (Photo Provided)

Belpre Homecoming parade route for August 6

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual parade Saturday, August 6. The parade is expected to start at 10 a.m. and last about two hours. This will be the 90th homecoming celebration for the Belpre Homecoming. Homecoming coordinator Terri Klingenberg explains the route of...
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Expanding my web presence

I don’t like spiders. Or, rather, I’m capable of much faster movement and louder screeches when surprised by a spider. I don’t remember feeling afraid of spiders as a kid. But I have a distinct memory of being at a zoo or science center … the kind of place that had a room full of bugs … when one of the young men in the group decided it would be funny to talk up how scary spiders are and give me a jump scare every time I got my face close enough to the glass to see one clearly. Next thing I knew, every spider I saw thereafter freaked me out.

Fair Entries, Camping, Parking and More Accepted Aug. 5-6 at Fairgrounds

POMEROY, Ohio – This weekend, Friday August 5 and Saturday, August 6 the Secretary’s office will be open for those who want to get registered for open class entries from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. A wide variety of items can be entered from baking/canning items, quilts, photography, fruits, vegetables, flowers, antique farm equipment, animals and so much more. In order to enter one must have a season or membership pass which can be purchased when registering entries.
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Picture This: Refueling on a Layover

PARKERSBURG — A hummingbird lights upon a feeder on Oak Street in North Parkersburg. This is a female hummingbird. Males are more colorful. (Photos by Jess Mancini)

Ravenswood florist sees her ‘big’ business as personal

RAVENSOOD, W.Va. (WV News) — Ravenswood Floral & Gifts is a big shop. The ‘big’ does not refer to the size of the building, although there are three rooms for shopping. What fills the shop is the big personality and big heart of the owner, Lisa Duncan.

This Is Home: Alpaca Run Farm

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Alpaca Run Farm started when Earl Khorsrovi agreed to rescue 31 animals in need. What Earl thought was a one-time animal rescue grew into more than he ever imagined. Before he even had a fence in his yard, he had already rescued 28 Jacob sheep, 2...
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SMITH: Eat, drink, run

When doing a race like the News and Sentinel Half Marathon, your body is basically an engine burning fuel. What you put in your fuel tank beforehand can and will have a direct correlation to how you do during the race. Everyone reacts differently to different foods. The secret to...

10 Unique Stops On Ohio’s Covered Bridge Scenic Byway Perfect For A Fall Drive

There are days on a vacation when you want to go everywhere, see everything, do everything. And there are other days when it’s time to slow the pace, savor the sights, and breathe deeply. The Wayne National Forest Covered Bridge Scenic Byway (is that the longest name ever?) in Ohio is perfect when you want a slower, relaxed pace.

Teaching Garden opens in Marietta

MARIETTA, Ohio. (WTAP) - Kids are able to grow their knowledge through the teaching garden. Kids in the Washington County Juvenile Center are learning about hard work through gardening. They have been working on building the garden since November 2021 with the help of Ohio State University. Thursday was the...

Mega Millions jackpot continues to climb

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Mega Millions is still going strong... The drawing Tuesday night yielded no winners. This is making the jackpot a little over $1 billion with room to grow before the next drawing. Some people talked about what is different than normal since the jackpot is so high.