Chesterhill, OH

Nelsonville man sentenced to 4-6 years in prison after pleading guilty to eight charges in three indictments

Three criminal cases against a Nelsonville man were resolved Wednesday in Athens County Common Pleas Court with guilty pleas to eight counts. Matthew Long, 39, pleaded guilty to aggravated possession of drugs (F5), identity fraud (F5) and petty theft (M1) in one case and was sentenced by Athens County Common Pleas Court Judge George McCarthy to a total of a year in prison. He pleaded guilty to aggravated trafficking in drugs (F4), trafficking in heroin (F5) and identity fraud (F5) for a total of 18...
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UPDATE: Ambulance Involved Fatal Accident

The State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal two vehicle accident near Gaysport. It happened just before 8:00 am Friday near the 8200 block of Old River Road. Lt. Russell Pasqualetti with the Zanesville Post said 62-year-old Charles Wheeler of Blue Rock was driving his pick-up truck northbound on Old River Road when it collided head-on with an ambulance with the Malta and McConnelsville Fire Department that was headed south.
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Local rally protests Friday Supreme Court decision

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) -There was plenty of emotion Friday evening as protesters rallied in Vienna to object to the recent Supreme Court decision. At least five dozen protesters rallied outside the Planned Parenthood administrative offices Friday evening, in a protest over the voiding of Roe-Vs.-Wade. The crowd chanted and cheer...
Lima News

Ohio University releases Dean’s list

ATHENS - The following students were named to Ohio University’s Spring 2022 Dean’s list. Ohio University College of Arts and Sciences students Ali Moser from Bluffton; Aerin Cummins from Kenton; Mikayla Rigdon from Mount Victory; Lily Spiers from Lima; Mason Ault from Ada; Peyton Germann from Celina; Jack Kenny from Findlay; and Quinley Schlagbaum from Ottoville.

11 Hocking Hills Cabin Rentals For The Perfect Outdoorsy Ohio Getaway

All products featured on TravelAwaits are independently selected by our writers and editors. We may earn commission when you click on or make a purchase via our links. The Hocking Hills are a premier vacation destination for those looking to get in touch with the natural world. Whether you are a rugged outdoorsy type or simply looking to get out of town and stop to smell the flowers for a while, Logan, Ohio, and the surrounding Hocking Hills area are ideal for a getaway. From breathtaking waterfalls like Cedar Falls, which invariably instill a sense of wonder in all who behold them, to imposing geological features, the natural beauty here has no peer for hundreds of miles.

Pet of the Week: Sugar from the Humane Society of Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Meet Sugar! WTAP’s Pet of the Week!. Sugar is a boxer mix dog from the the Humane Society of Parkersburg. Sugar is just over one year old, and she always is looking for a chance to sit with any person! Sugar loves to receive as many pets as she can. She is good with people of all ages, other dogs and cats.
Parkersburg News & Sentinel

Look Back: Landmarks come and go

An Old Landmark: “Dutch” Henry’s Resort Will Soon Be No More. The old brick house above Riverside, which has been for years known as “Dutch” Henry’s home, is sliding into the river [the Ohio]. The waters have washed away the banks adjoining the house, gradually encroaching upon the foundation walls, until at last the old mansion is about to go.

The Great American Petting Farm is back for the 31st year

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - The Great American Petting Farm is back for its 31st year. Families got to pet and feed a variety of animals at the Emerson Avenue Piggly Wiggly in Parkersburg. The petting farm has free roaming llamas, goats, sheep, pigs and even a wallaby. Petting Farm Co-Owner,...

Paddle for Heroes finishes 160 mile kayaking trip

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Paddle for Heroes ended its160 mile kayaking trip from Mount Vernon, Ohio to Marietta, Ohio. This was the sixth year the group has made flagship trip. The nonprofit group was founded by Steve Fleming in 2017 to honor and support not only local, but all veterans.

Advice from a vet: how to keep your dogs safe in the summer heat

MINERAL WELLS, W.Va. (WTAP) - Your kids aren’t the only ones you should be keeping an eye out for in the summer heat. Your dogs can suffer from heat stroke too. Veterinarian and owner of a local practice Leslie Elliott said dogs are actually more sensitive to the heat than us so, if you’re uncomfortable, chances are your dog is too.

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.
Farm and Dairy

Blennerhassett State Park is a trip back in time

Nestled in the Appalachian foothills, where the Little Kanawha River and the Ohio River join together, is the city of Parkersburg, West Virginia. I had driven by multiple times before I finally decided to stop and explore. I had heard about sternwheeler rides and Blennerhassett State Park. I knew I wouldn’t regret getting off the freeway for a few hours.
Parkersburg News & Sentinel

Great American Petting Farm scheduled for Piggly Wigglys

PARKERSBURG — The Great American Petting Farm will roost at local Piggly Wiggly supermarkets Thursday and Friday. The petting farm will be at Piggly Wiggly on Emerson Avenue on Thursday and at the Plum Street Piggly Wiggly on Friday. Admission is any purchase for any amount at the grocery,...

House of Blues

Myrtle Beach, S.C.–It’s 10 a.m. on Sunday. It’s time for brunch. Where to go? There are the usual spots, the chains, but not much for that special Sunday morning meal. Let’s try the House of Blues located at Barefoot Landing. The restaurant is packed on Sunday, but there’s a table open at the end of the bar. Paint is scuffed off the chairs and booths to make them look old.