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Ripley to hold annual 4th of July parade

RIPLEY, W.Va. — The town of Ripley is preparing to host its annual 4th of July parade Monday. The event is known as West Virginia’s oldest and largest July 4 parade. It includes live musical entertainment from the stage on the Jackson County Courthouse lawn, a carnival and food concessions.
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Parkersburg News & Sentinel

Families turn out for fun at Vienna’s Freedom Festival

VIENNA — The Grand Central Mall parking lot and Spencer’s Landing in Vienna were packed full of people and fun all Saturday. This year, the Friends of Vienna group set to work organizing the Freedom Festival. The family friendly event was organized as an affordable way to bring...
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Local veteran enjoys the Freedom Festival’s return to Vienna

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Veteran, Rick Raab, enjoys the Freedom Festival’s return to Vienna. Unlike other people who enjoyed the festival for reasons such as food, games, entertainment Raab enjoyed it for a different reason. “It does feel good and this is kind of like a coming home from...
VIENNA, WV
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Parkersburg News & Sentinel

A Time for Change: Parkersburg to resume downtown parking enforcement

PARKERSBURG — On-street and metered parking enforcement is returning to downtown Parkersburg later this month. The city suspended enforcement in the spring of 2020 at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, in an effort to assist businesses impacted as many activities shut down. It’s remained in effect since, with Mayor Tom Joyce saying in March 2022 that he was considering resuming enforcement after a new police chief was named.
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Parkersburg News & Sentinel

Malone, Flanagan are Underwood-Smith Teaching Scholars

PARKERSBURG — Two students from the area were among 27 high school graduates who were selected this year as West Virginia’s third group of Underwood-Smith Teaching Scholars. The students will receive the state’s newest scholarship of up $10,000 per year, or $40,000 total, for their college education as...
PARKERSBURG, WV
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Freedom Festival returns to Vienna for first time since 1980′s

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - The Freedom Festival this year was a revival of the Freedom Festival held in the 1980′s. The family friendly event was brought back as a way to bring the community together after COVID or an independence day celebration. Today the festival had food trucks, an...
VIENNA, WV
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One dead after Ohio River boat crash in Washington, WV

WOOD COUNTY, WV (WOWK) — Wood County 911 says one person died in a two-boat crash on the Ohio River in Washington, West Virginia. Responders included Washington Bottom Volunteer Fire Department (VFD), Blennerhassett VFD, Vienna VFD, plus the Wood County Sheriff’s Office and the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WV DNR). Wood County 911 […]
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Parkersburg News & Sentinel

Mid-Ohio Valley Odds and Ends

CRESTON, W.Va. — The Creston Community Building Summer ATV Poker Run will be held July 30 at 340 Anns Run Road, Creston. Registration is from 9 a.m. to noon with a $10 entry fee. No 2-wheelers allowed. Prizes and drawings will be available. For more information call (304) 275-3578 or (304) 275-0003.
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Obituary: Jones, Gwendolyn G.

HARRISVILLE, W.Va. (WTAP) - Gwendolyn G. Jones, age 75, of Harrisville, WV, departed this life on June 30, 2022 at the Camden Clark Medical Center, Parkersburg, WV. She was born May 4, 1947 in Harrisville, WV the daughter of the late Leonard John and Loretta Gay Sager Cunningham. Gwendolyn was...
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Obituary: Gregg, Loretta Ann Rhyne

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Loretta Ann Rhyne Gregg, 79, of Parkersburg, passed away July 2, 2022 at Stonerise/Eagle Pointe of Parkersburg. She was born on July 15, 1942 in Parkersburg, WV, one of seven children of the late Vernon William and Elizabeth (Sally) Lucille Givens Rhyne. Loretta was a member...
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Obituary: Southall, Mary F. Riggs

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Mary F. Riggs Southall, 85, of Parkersburg, passed away on Friday, July 1, 2022 at Milestone Senior Living of Parkersburg. She was born December 29, 1936, in Wood County, a daughter of the late Paul G. Riggs and Virginia M. Little Cochran. Mary was a 1954...
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Parkersburg News & Sentinel

Mary F. Riggs Southall

Mary F. Riggs Southall, 85, of Parkersburg, passed away on Friday, July 1, 2022, at Milestone Senior Living of Parkersburg. She was born Dec. 29, 1936, in Wood County, a daughter of the late Paul G. Riggs and Virginia M. Little Cochran. Mary was a 1954 graduate of Parkersburg High...
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Obituary: Britton, Richard Dean

BELPRE, Ohio (WTAP) - Richard Dean Britton, 75, of Barnett Ridge, Belpre passed away at his home on Friday, July 1, 2022. He was born October 8, 1946, on Barnett Ridge a son of John Hobert Britton and Naomi Hudson Britton. Rich was a self-employed mechanic and machinist. On March...
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