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Great Lakes Division Solo Series holds 300th race

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - The Great Lakes Division Solo Series reached a milestone today. They held their 300th race on Sunday afternoon. Ray Jason, Great Lakes Division Coordinator, credits the family-like environment as one of the reasons the sport has grown since he started. “That’s what attracts our community and...
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Hate to see them go!

How can I ever forget those two special friends who came into my life four years ago and accepted me as a friend and involved me in numerous events and activities at the university. Dr. Chris Gilmer and myself presented a cooking fundraiser where he prepared some of his favorite...
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Ripley Hosts Celebration and Fair

Visitors to Ripley may soon enjoy two celebrations. The town is home of West Virginia’s oldest art & craft event and a week-long celebration of America’s Independence. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Mountain State Art & Craft Fair. Known as “The Granddaddy” of fairs, it dates back to the state’s centennial celebration in 1963.
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Chesnut settles into new role at Parkersburg Country Club

VIENNA –A veteran in his own right at Parkersburg Country Club, Adam Chesnut has settled in as the new Head Golf Professional at the golf course. Chesnut spent the past 16 years as the PGA Assistant Golf Professional under the direction of Scott Davidson, who resigned May 29 and accepted a position with the Texas Golf Association in charge of the Legends Junior Tour.
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West Virginia Lawyer magazine features Jan Dils

PARKERSBURG — A Parkersburg attorney has been featured in “The West Virginia Lawyer.”. The magazine said Jan Dils “goes above and beyond to help her community in so many ways.”. Dils was nominated for the More Than A Lawyer series by coworker Kelly Guice for her involvement...
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West Virginia man broke into house struck man in head with cane

A West Virginia man was arrested after breaking into a person’s house and striking the homeowner in the head with a cane. Police in Parkersburg say the homeowner was lying in bed when he was struck over the head with an object later determined to be his walking cane. The victim stated after being struck […]
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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...
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SWC Realty holding food, clothing drive for House to Home

PARKERSBURG — A collection sponsored by SWC Realty to benefit the House to Home in Parkersburg will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday in the parking lot of The Parkersburg News and Sentinel, 519 Juliana St. Residents can drive into the lot with their contributions and volunteers...
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Police arrest homeless man in Parkersburg robbery

PARKERSBURG — A man was charged with robbery of a 10th Street residence in an incident that occurred on Tuesday, the Parkersburg Police Department said. Officers accused Thomas Malone Jr., 21, homeless, after responding shortly before 1 a.m. to a residence on 10th Street where a man said he was assaulted and items were taken from the residence, police said. The victim stated he was lying in bed when he was struck on the head with an object was later determined to be his walking cane, police said.
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Two men facing charges in separate copper thefts

PARKERSBURG — Two men were arrested by the Parkersburg Police Department from an investigation into the theft of copper, the police department said on Thursday. On Monday, officers began an investigation into the theft of copper from air conditioning units at Cornerstone Health Care, the department said. As a result of the copper being cut, three air conditioning units were destroyed with an estimated replacement cost of more than $15,000, the department said.
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Ripley prepares for annual 4th of July events

RIPLEY, WV (WOWK) – Ripley’s 4th of July Celebration returns this year with festivities beginning next week. According to the Ripley Convention & Visitors Bureau events for the town’s annual Independence Day celebration begin Wednesday, June 29, and will run through Friday, July 8. Ripley Mayor Carolyn Rader says the events include free concerts, a […]
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Colleagues at WVU-P discuss Gilmer’s influence over school

PARKERSBURG — As President Chris Gilmer prepares to leave West Virginia University at Parkersburg, the leadership at the university and others reflect on the impact he had and the impact they had on him. Gilmer’s official last day at WVU-P will be June 30. He is moving on to...
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Police make arrest following home invasion incident in Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WCHS) — Police have made an arrest after investigating a home invasion incident that occurred Tuesday in Parkersburg. Thomas Eugene Malone, 21, has been charged with robbery after admitting to stealing from a residence on 10th Street, according to a social media post from the Parkersburg Police Department.
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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.
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Waverly man charged with making threats

WAVERLY — A Waverly man who locked himself in his house earlier this month during a standoff with law-enforcement and was shot after brandishing firearms at law enforcement officers has been arraigned. Franklin Phillips, 39, Waverly, was arraigned in Wood County Magistrate Court on Wednesday before Magistrate Jody Purkey...
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Ruff Edges: City Park dog park location sparks debate

PARKERSBURG — A month ago, stakes were placed in a field at City Park in Parkersburg to mark the location and dimensions of a planned dog park off Quick Street, next to the park’s tennis courts. Residents of the area and some tennis enthusiasts say it’s the first...
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