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Vienna authorities accuse two of distributing fentanyl

VIENNA — The Vienna Police Department and the Parkersburg Violent Crimes and Narcotics Task Force arrested two people involved in distribution of suspected fentanyl. At about 1 p.m. Wednesday, the police department assisted the Parkersburg Violent Crimes and Narcotics Task Force in a search warrant at 1001 12th Ave. in Vienna, according to a press release from Police Chief Mike Pifer.
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A pretrial hearing set in pandering case

A court date has been set for Michael Ray Conner Jr., 31, of Senecaville. Conner was recently indicted by a grand jury on 30 counts of pandering obscenities involving a minor, felonies of the second and fourth degrees. It came after a three month joint investigation between Homeland Security Investigations...
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Rolling Hills School Board welcomes new Superintendent, Hires new MHS Principal

BYESVILLE, Ohio–During their regular June meeting, the Rolling Hills Local Schools, Board of Education welcomed incoming Superintendent Devvon Dettra, and thanked outgoing Superintendent Scott Golec for his tenure as Superintendent. However, as it turns out, Golec isn’t going too far. In a special report, Board President John Urdak...
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Mr. David Allen Ford

He was born November 1, 1945 in Guernsey County, son of the late John Ford and Carol (Lauer) Ford. Mr. Ford retired from Southeastern Med after twenty-seven years in the dietary department. He had also worked at Shelly & Sands, Parnell & Associates, Hallbarber, and Sun Stone Pottery for several years.

Christmas in July with Guernsey Secret Santa

John Davis with the Guernsey County Secret Santa program had his elves out in full force along Wheeling Avenue collecting donations during their Christmas in July boot drive. The program, which recently found a new home on Miller Street, behind Bennett Paper in Cambridge, provides Christmas presents to all Guernsey County youth who are in need of some holiday magic.

Mobile spa services available in New Concord

DRESDEN — Kylie Wells understands the importance of skin care after her own struggles. It was one of the reasons she became an owner/operator of MOBO Med Spa in the Muskingum Valley territory. She has been with the company since December, where she has grown from one local location to 10 in less than a year, including one in New Concord. ...

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...
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Recipes sought for Barnesville mansion fundraiser cookbook

BARNESVILLE Ohio — Do you have a famous recipe you would like to share?. As part of a fundraiser, the Belmont County Victorian Mansion Museum in Barnesville plans to release a custom cookbook. They would love it if you could share a handful of your favorite recipes with them to include in it.
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Picture This: Golf – The Rules of the Game Quiz winner

The winner of the Golf: The Rules of the Game Quiz sponsored by Overhead Door has been announced. Steve Lewis received a $250 gift card from Lowe’s. From left are Lisa Northcraft, advertising director of The Parkersburg News and Sentinel; Ashley Gibson of Overhead Door; and Lewis. The quiz tested the entrant’s knowledge on the rules of the game. One winner was randomly chosen from all correct entries, of which there were 163. (Photo Provided)
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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.

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.
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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.

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.

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,...

What's the Buzz: Poolside tunes and a rodeo for some summertime fun

Pick any one of the events happening in and around the area to keep your week busy. Whatever you choose to do, I’ll be highlighting attractions, activities, and festivals right here, every week. From local music and shows to options for those of you who don’t mind traveling a bit, there’s something for everyone. Be sure to check all activities, as cancellations can occur. The events listed are for June 23 to July 2. Saturday ...
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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.