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2 arrested in connection to overdose death

JACKSON COUNTY, WV (WOWK) – Two people are facing drug charges after a man was found dead in his home from what authorities believe was an overdose. According to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a call of a deceased person on Grasslick Road in Ripley. Deputies say when they arrived at the […]
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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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Fort Boreman swing installed Thursday Morning

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Crews started installing the new Almost Heaven swing at Fort Boreman Park Thursday morning. The large, handmade swing is one of nine placed around the state of West Virginia . Fort Boreman was one of the locations chosen to be a part of the pilot program.

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,...
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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...
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Mid-Ohio Valley readies Fourth of July celebrations

PARKERSBURG — A number of activities are planned in the Mid-Ohio Valley around the Fourth of July holiday. * The annual American Legion Post 15 Carnival and fireworks show will continue through Monday at City Park in Parkersburg with games, rides and concessions. Rides will be open 2-11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 1-11 p.m. Monday.

WV ex-police officer pleads guilty to perjury

A former police department employee in West Virginia has pleaded guilty to lying to a federal grand jury about a program that allowed people to pay with cash and gift cards to avoid criminal sanctions, a prosecutor's office said. Carolyn Taylor, 40, of St. Marys, pleaded guilty to perjury on...

Former St. Marys police clerk facing jail time

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - A former St. Marys police department employee is facing jail time after officials say she admitted to perjury in the investigation into the now-suspended “Slow Down for the Holidays” program. According to a news release from the Department of Justice, Carolyn Taylor, 40 years...
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Fireworks at The Port Campground & Docks in Hockingport

The Port Campground & Docks has asked Hamburg Fireworks and Jerry's Fireworks Factory to make this year's free fireworks display more fantastic than past years. The Port campground and gate will be open for the community to come and enjoy the show. The Port Campground & Docks is located at...

Racine Business Expansion Announced

RACINE, Ohio – A Racine business is receiving funding to help with expansion of the business and add jobs to the county. Reliability Inspections LLC, in collaboration with JobsOhio, Ohio Southeast Economic Development (OhioSE), and the Meigs County Economic Development Office, announced an investment of over $145,000 in machinery, equipment, and training, creating three new jobs.

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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Williamstown Summer League concludes

WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown’s summer basketball league is the proverbial calm before the storm. Combining JV and varsity squads from around the area, 18 teams competed in the league, as Thursday afternoon saw fast-paced action en route to a league champion being crowned. Parkersburg South was hard at work...
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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...

Fourth of July Events in the Mid-Ohio Valley

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - List of 4th of July events in the Mid-Ohio Valley;. Parkersburg is having a carnival in Parkersburg City Park from July 1st to July 4th as well as fireworks being set off from Fort Boreman at 10 pm on the fourth. A preview day for the carnival will be June 30th from 6 - 10 pm. The cost for wristbands for the rides on Thursday is $15. Friday July 1st the carnival will open at 6 pm and wrist bands will be $25. On Saturday they will be $20 for 1 - 5 pm, $25 for 6 - 11 pm, or $30 for all day. Sunday will have wristbands for $20 for 2 - 5:30 pm, $25 for 6 - 11 pm, or $30 for all day. On Monday they will be $20 for 1 - 5 pm, $25 for 6 - 11 pm, or $30 for all day. There will also be bingo everyday starting at 2 pm.