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West Virginia man arrested after ‘acting’ like a fool’

WEST VIRGINIA- A West Virginia man was arrested after deputies said he was ‘acting like a fool.’ According to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, they received a call for an individual acting like a fool and driving like an idiot and endangering the lives of other drivers in the area. Police say they located the […]
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Shooting suspect is reported as a runaway juvenile

BELPRE, Ohio. (WTAP) - A juvenile suspect involved in a recent shooting has been reported as a runaway. Two of the other suspects were arrested over the weekend. On Saturday, suspects broke into a Belpre home to steal a firearm, shooting a 17 year old who lived there. The victim was sent to the hospital in serious condition.
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Mason County Sheriff's Office looking for suspect in armed robbery

MASON COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS) — Deputies are searching for a suspect in an armed robbery overnight in Mason County, dispatchers said. The incident was reported about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Hot Spot Café on Huntington Road in Gallipolis Ferry. No injuries were reported. This story will be...

Parkersburg Police Officer is returning to school

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Parkersburg City Park Officer is going back to school. Officer Jeremy Pinkerton has spent his summer vacation protecting and interacting with people at the public parks around Parkersburg. This was the first year Parkersburg Police Department had a school resource officer stationed inside the parks. Parkersburg...

Happy Tales: Mystic and James McManus

SALEM, W.Va. (WBOY) — James McManus spends much of his time traveling between Pennsylvania and Parkersburg via Interstate 79 and U.S. Route 50. One day, he decided to change up his stopping point. “I typically stop in Clarksburg at a rest area to walk my dogs,” McManus said. “I bypassed that and decided to pull […]

View From Bong Hill

The climb to reach the top of Bong Hill is horrendous. The path is very steep and slippery. It’s overgrown with weeds and poison ivy. But once the top has been reached, seeing the fantastic view of the City of Athens is worth the effort.

Bossard Library to host ‘Taste of Ohio’ with Chef Sara Bir

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio (WVNews) — Bossard Memorial Library will be hosting Chef Sara Bir for a “Taste of Ohio” event beginning at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13. Bir, a native of Marietta, Ohio, is a chef, author, and culinary educator. She is the author of Tasting Ohio: Favorite Recipes from the Buckeye State, The Pocket Pawpaw Cookbook, as well as The Fruit Forager’s Companion: Ferments, Desserts, Main Dishes, and More from Your Neighborhood and Beyond.

WTAP Pet of the Week: Salem from the Humane Society of Parkersburg!

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Meet Salem! WTAP’s Pet of the Week!. Salem is a pit mix! She joins us from the Humane Society of Parkersburg!. Salem is 1.5 years old and loves to run and play as well as going for a little dip in the water. If you...
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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.


Reptiles R Us Event Set Today GLOUSTER — Visitors to Burr Oak State Park, located at 10220 Burr Oak Lodge Road, will get an opportunity today to learn more about reptiles native to Southeast Ohio. Starting at 2:30p.m. in the Burr Oak Nature Center, guests will have the chance to take part in a program entitled, “Reptiles R Us.” Adults and children will learn more about what makes reptiles unique,...

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.

6 hotels in Mineral Wells: Best hotel deals for 2023

Discover the best hotels in Mineral Wells, West Virginia including Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Mineral Wells/Parkersburg, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Parkersburg - Mineral Wells, an IHG Hotel, Comfort Suites Mineral Wells, Q Express Inn & Suites, Hampton Inn Parkersburg-Mineral Wells, Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Mineral Wells/Parkersburg.

The 10 best hotels in Parkersburg, United States

Discover the best hotels in Parkersburg, West Virginia including Holiday Inn Express & Suites Parkersburg East, an IHG Hotel, The Blennerhassett Hotel, Hampton Inn & Suites Parkersburg Downtown, Sleep Inn & Suites Parkersburg-Marietta, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Parkersburg East, an IHG Hotel, Quality Inn Parkersburg North-Vienna, The Blennerhassett Hotel, TownePlace Suites by Marriott Parkersburg, Motel 6 Parkersburg, Red Roof Inn Parkersburg.

King Kat Tournament anglers travel to Gallipolis

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio (WV News) — The Gallia County Convention and Visitors Bureau welcomes all King Kat anglers and their guests to the area this weekend for a King Kat Tournament Trail Event. Catfish anglers from several states will travel to the Ohio and Kanawha rivers at Gallipolis for a...