Coolville, 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...
Picture for Nelsonville man sentenced to 4-6 years in prison after pleading guilty to eight charges in three indictments

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...
Picture for Local rally protests Friday Supreme Court decision
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.

Cause of Pomeroy fire under investigation

POMEROY, OH (WOWK) – Officials are investigating the cause of a house fire in Pomeroy yesterday afternoon, according to the Pomeroy Fire Department. The PFD says multiple departments responded to the fire that broke out at a home on Wetzgall Street just before 4 p.m. Thursday, June 23, 2022. Officials say heavy smoke was coming […]

Camp Kootaga celebrates 100 year anniversary

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - 1922 was the first year Camp Kootaga was established and on June 25,2022 they celebrated their 100th year of being a camp. District Director, Michael Cidor, believes this is just the start of the impact. “We’ve been here 100 year and we’re looking forward to a...
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.

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.
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.

New Marshfield Rabbit Rescue Helps Domestic Bunnies Find Forever Homes

MARSHFIELD, WI (OnFocus) – Brittany Graves officially started Oscar’s Rabbit Rescue in April 2022, but has been unofficially rescuing bunnies since last autumn. She hopes to help prevent the increasing dumping of domestic bunnies locally by providing education, resources, and an alternative option. “In September, a friend found...

New restaurant doubles as training facility

Mitzi Lou’s is a new fully functioning take-out restaurant that specializes in comfort food, prepared by a staff that embodies the term “service with a smile.” According to co-owner, Tami Bay, the restaurant, located at 817 W. Union St., officially opened on May 9 and also functions as a training facility for individuals with developmental disabilities. The concept for Mitzi Lou’s sprouted last October. At the time, Bay and her...
Athens News

AUBA Sidewalk Sale

Join the Athens Uptown Business Association (AUBA) for their monthly Sidewalk Sale! Head Uptown to check out local products, grab some deals, and enjoy the Uptown Athens vibe while taking advantage of DORA!
Parkersburg News & Sentinel

SMITH: Are you Thirsty?

If the News and Sentinel had any more water stops it could officially become a swim meet. I’m only exaggerating a little. Hydration is important. The hotter it gets and the harder you run relates directly to how much liquid you need to drink before, during and after a long race.

Partnership Helps Cats Find Forever Home

In accordance with Adopt-A-Cat Month this June, The Athens Messenger would like to spotlight the partnership between the Athens County Humane Society and PetSmart, which strives to give area shelter cats a second chance at finding their new forever home. According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) approximately 6.3 million domesticated house pets end up in animal shelters in the U.S. nationwide each year. ...
Parkersburg News & Sentinel

Vienna resident wins lifetime fishing license

CHARLESTON — A resident of Vienna won a lifetime fishing license in the West Virginia Gold Rush giveaway, the Division of Natural Resources said. Camel Garvin Jr. of Vienna was among five winners of the lifetime fishing license. The division on Thursday announced 34 anglers received prizes for cabin...

New eatery offers casual dining and entertainment

RIPLEY, W.Va. (WV News) — Soon after Jennifer Lancaster earned her nurse anesthetist degree, she went to New York. It wasn’t for a vacation or a celebration. She went because COVID had hit, and she knew she could help. When she was able to come home from her...
Athens News

Inhale Wellness Studio Open House

Join Michelle Stobart of Inhale Wellness Studio for an open house at its new location inside The Athens Wellness Coop on the ACEnet complex on Columbus Road in Athens. In May 2022, Inhale Yoga Studio became Inhale Wellness Studio and began focusing its primary offering on acupuncture services. This open...