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Two-county police chase ends in two injuries, one arrest

NEWPORT, Ohio. (WTAP) - A two-county police chase that occurred late Tuesday night in Ohio resulted in two injuries and one person arrested. Robert Dalrymple was arrested and charged with failure to comply, a third-degree felony, and assault, a fourth-degree felony. According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page,...
NEWPORT, OH
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Parkersburg News & Sentinel

Police: Second woman charged in Parkersburg shooting

PARKERSBURG — Another Parkersburg woman was arraigned recently in Wood County Magistrate Court for conspiracy in her involvement in an incident where a house on Virginia Avenue that was shot at on June 11. Elizabeth D. Leek, 18, Parkersburg, was arraigned on a charge of conspire to commit any...
PARKERSBURG, WV
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Local shelter is overwhelmed with dogs

MARIETTA, Ohio. (WTAP) - The Humane Society of the Ohio Valley is currently over capacity with dogs. Shelter Director Karissa Reynolds said of the situation, “The dogs have just been kind of overwhelming. They’re coming from everywhere.”. While June and July tend to be the shelter’s busiest intake...
MARIETTA, OH
Parkersburg News & Sentinel

Marietta Riverfront Roar returning after pandemic hiatus

MARIETTA — The Marietta Riverfront Roar is coming back for its 20th year after a two year hiatus due to the pandemic. Tens of thousands of people are expected to converge on downtown Marietta July 8 to 10. Event Chairperson Carmen Taylor said they are expecting more people than...
MARIETTA, OH
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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.
PARKERSBURG, WV
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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, WV
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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.
MARIETTA, OH
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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.
MINERAL WELLS, WV
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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,...
PARKERSBURG, 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.
ATHENS, OH
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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, WV
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,...
PARKERSBURG, WV
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