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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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Man killed in Athens Co. Tractor crash

ATHENS COUNTY, Ohio (WCMH) — Troopers say a man died in Athens County when the tractor he was driving overturned.   According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, at about 8:20 p.m., Thursday, Harry G. Reeves, 74, of Albany, was driving a 1964 Massy Ferguson tractor westbound on S.R. 681, when he traveled off the […]
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One killed in farm tractor crash in Athens County

ATHENS COUNTY, Ohio — Troopers from the Athens Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating a fatal crash, that involved a farm tractor on State Route 681, south of Albany, in Athens County. The crash occurred just before 8:30 p.m. on Thursday. Harry G. Reeves, 74, Albany...
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Road Trippin' at the Mothman Museum in Point Pleasant, W.Va.

It’s a phenomenon known around the world by millions. It’s the legend of Mothman at the world's only Mothman Museum in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. "Where else in the world are you going to find an entire museum and town devoted to a giant winged creature that no one really knows what it was?" asked Brittany Sayre, a staff member at the museum.
POINT PLEASANT, WV
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Three in Custody for Alleged ”Large Quantity of Crystal Methamphetamine”

POMEROY, Ohio – Three people are in custody following an multi-agency interdiction operation for alleged drug activity. According to Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 the Southeast Major Crimes Task Force along with officers from the Middleport Police Department and deputies with the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office conducted an interdiction operation near the Meigs and Gallia County line along State Route 7. Agents with the Major Crimes Task Force received information regarding three individuals that were allegedly traveling to Dayton, Ohio from Middleport to pick up a large quantity of crystal methamphetamine.
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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...
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Here’s to fried potatoes and creamed tomatoes

RAVENSWOOD, W.Va. (WV News) — Celebrating 100 years is a milestone for anyone and recently Ruth M. Rhodes did just that. Delievered at home by a country doctor on June 20, 1922, at Muses Bottom in Murrarysville, Ruth began her life in Jackson County. Her father, William Gorrell, was a mail carrier and her mother, Leona Mills, a schoolteacher.
RAVENSWOOD, WV

Are there mountain lions in West Virginia? DNR says no

ELEANOR, WV (WOWK) — Are there mountain lions in the Mountain State? The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WV DNR) says no, but several residents say they may have recently seen the creature creeping around. Multiple people living in Eleanor, West Virginia, have reported possible mountain lion spottings in the area during late June. […]
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Are there mountain lions in WV? DNR says no, locals say yes

ELEANOR, W.Va. (WOWK) — Are there mountain lions in the Mountain State? The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) says no, but several residents say they may have recently seen the creature creeping around. Multiple people living in Eleanor have reported possible mountain lion spottings in the area...
ELEANOR, WV

Bartender of the Week

By Miles Layton For the ANews Meet Cole Group, 22, who has been working as a bartender at Tony’s Tavern for more than seven months. Hailing from Dayton before moving to Athens, Cole’s favorite adult beverage is beer and he enjoys serving beer each night of the week, but especially on Saturday. ...
ATHENS, OH
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The Sheetz Grand Parade

The Ripley Fourth of July Celebration’s Grand Parade sponsored by Sheetz is always greeted with much anticipation and excitement. The parade route will leave Ripley High School at noon and end at the intersection of Academy Drive near Sheetz. The theme for this year’s parade is “Liberty rings in...
RIPLEY, WV
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Myers Amusements comes to Ripley

It all started in 1974 when Allen Myers purchased a homemade cotton candy machine as a weekend hobby that soon became a second income. Adding rides to his collection, the side business became larger and in 1999 became a full-time endeavor. Myers Amusements from Mt. Lookout, West Virginia, will be...
RIPLEY, WV
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After a series of delays, Kiser’s Barbecue may soon open at new location

ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) – Kiser’s Barbeque is in the early stages of construction at its new location on East State Street with hopes of opening in the coming months. The family owned restaurant closed its location in the Athens mall when its lease ended in February 2020 and put off opening a new location because of the pandemic.
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