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Vienna authorities accuse two of distributing fentanyl

VIENNA — The Vienna Police Department and the Parkersburg Violent Crimes and Narcotics Task Force arrested two people involved in distribution of suspected fentanyl. At about 1 p.m. Wednesday, the police department assisted the Parkersburg Violent Crimes and Narcotics Task Force in a search warrant at 1001 12th Ave. in Vienna, according to a press release from Police Chief Mike Pifer.
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Police: Second woman charged in Parkersburg shooting

PARKERSBURG — Another Parkersburg woman was arraigned recently in Wood County Magistrate Court for conspiracy in her involvement in an incident where a house on Virginia Avenue that was shot at on June 11. Elizabeth D. Leek, 18, Parkersburg, was arraigned on a charge of conspire to commit any...
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Mid-Ohio Valley readies Fourth of July celebrations

PARKERSBURG — A number of activities are planned in the Mid-Ohio Valley around the Fourth of July holiday. * The annual American Legion Post 15 Carnival and fireworks show will continue through Monday at City Park in Parkersburg with games, rides and concessions. Rides will be open 2-11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 1-11 p.m. Monday.
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Local veteran reflects on his years in the service

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Continuing our profiles of local veterans, we spoke with Darin Shrewsberry at the VFW on Friday. Darin Shrewsberry is a retired Sergeant First Class and the current VFW Post 1212 Commander. Retiring after 22.5 years, Shrewsberry joined the Army in September 1993, spending 6 years at...
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Williamstown Summer League concludes

WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown’s summer basketball league is the proverbial calm before the storm. Combining JV and varsity squads from around the area, 18 teams competed in the league, as Thursday afternoon saw fast-paced action en route to a league champion being crowned. Parkersburg South was hard at work...
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One person taken to the hospital after car crashes into house

MINERAL WELLS, W.Va. (WTAP) - One person was taken to the hospital after their car crashed into a house in Mineral Wells. Officials with the Wood County Sheriff’s Office said they received a call around 5:30 p.m. from a neighbor who witnessed the crash. It occurred on the 400 block of Jefferson Drive.
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Two-county police chase ends in two injuries, one arrest

NEWPORT, Ohio. (WTAP) - A two-county police chase that occurred late Tuesday night in Ohio resulted in two injuries and one person arrested. Robert Dalrymple was arrested and charged with failure to comply, a third-degree felony, and assault, a fourth-degree felony. According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page,...
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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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Former St. Marys clerk pleads guilty in Pleasants County probe

CHARLESTON — A former clerk for the St. Marys Police Department pleaded guilty as a federal grand jury probes a program that canceled traffic tickets and certain misdemeanor charges in exchange for donations to a Christmas gift program. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the North District of...
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Fort Boreman swing installed Thursday Morning

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Crews started installing the new Almost Heaven swing at Fort Boreman Park Thursday morning. The large, handmade swing is one of nine placed around the state of West Virginia . Fort Boreman was one of the locations chosen to be a part of the pilot program.
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Christie Willis swears-in as superintendent of Wood Co. Schools

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - “Wood County Schools is near and dear to my heart. And I care about the kids, the teachers, the employees that all come together to make this system work,” says Wood County Schools superintendent, Christie Willis. Willis has served as an educator for many...
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Firefighting Training in Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Captain Brian Drake with Parkersburg Fire Department was out this morning with his crew working on training. They were working on hooking up to hydrants and allowing the new firefighters to get practice laying hoses. Training like this is important according to Captain Drake because it...
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Wood County implements new dog tag law

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Effective today Wood County has introduced a new law that requires all dogs to be given dog tags. You can find the dog tags at the Humane Society of Parkersburg or at the Wood County courthouse. 90 days from Jul 1 all dogs will be required...
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