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Back Home Festival kicks off in New Martinsville

WETZEL COUNTY, W.Va. (WTRF) — It’s three days of music, memories, and fun in #AlmostHeaven. Friday kicked off the annual Back Home Festival in New Martinsville. It is the fifth year for the event, and is free for Hunt says over 70 vendors line the street and local merchants return home for a great time this weekend.
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Woman who recently lost dog drives from Georgia to Ohio to adopt German Shepherd

MARIETTA, Ohio — A woman from Georgia who recently lost her German Shepherd fell in love with a dog she saw online who was located at a shelter all the way in Ohio. Kristi Elkins saw Delgado's pictures from the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley and said she knew in her heart she needed to adopt him. She embarked on a road trip from Atlanta, Georgia, to the shelter in Marietta, Ohio, to pick up Delgado.
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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...
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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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Supreme Court ruled to overturn Roe V. Wade

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - The Supreme Court ruled to overturn Roe V. Wade Friday morning. The 6 - 3 vote decision means there is no longer a federal constitutional right to abortions. The ruling sends abortion decisions back to the state level. Emotions across the country have been high because...
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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.
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Things to do Near You: New Martinsville Back Home Festival

WETZEL COUNTY, W.Va. (WTRF) — People are heading “back home” to West Virginia this weekend. More specifically they are heading “back home” to the county seat of Wetzel County. An annual festival just got underway that will feature award-winning musicians, mouth-watering food and plenty of fun that will attract thousands from near and far.
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Why TikTok Lost It Over A Mexican Restaurant Karen

From the March Jack in the Box drive-thru incident in California to the IHOP straw scandal in Orlando (also in March), there's no shortage of so-called "Karens" making fools of themselves in public. A similar episode occurred in 2019 at the former Tampico Mexican Restaurant in Parkersburg, West Virginia, involving a woman who became upset after hearing the manager speaking to another employee in Spanish, per NBC News.
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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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Vienna’s substance abuse treatment facility ordinance passes final reading

VIENNA, W.Va. (WTAP) - Vienna’s substance abuse treatment facility ordinance passed unanimously Thursday night. It was the ordinance’s second reading. It also passed unanimously for its first reading. Mayor Rapp explained that it will take place of the moratorium. The moratorium is scheduled to end June 30th. Last...
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Free engineering and science summer camp at Marietta College

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Marietta College’s Engineering and Science Summer camp is coming back for its second year. The four and a half day camp is free for high school students. Funded by the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation and the Ohio Environmental Education Fund, 30 students will get to take part in the activities.
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Marietta College mourns student death

MARIETTA — A woman killed in a flash flood in Wetzel County last week is being mourned at Marietta College where she was a sophomore. Alyssa Zaulda, 20, on June 14 was attempting to get to higher ground when she was swept away by rising water from Little Fishing Creek near Wileyville, according to Wetzel County Sheriff Mike Koontz. The incident occurred around 10:45 a.m. after a severe storm occurred from 9:30 to 10 a.m. in the Wileyville area, causing the flash flooding in Little Fishing Creek, Koontz said.
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This is Home: A local resident and local foundation receive Governor’s Service Awards

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - On Thursday, June 16 a Parkersburg resident and a community foundation based in Parkersburg were both presented with a Governor’s Service award. The Parkersburg Area Community Foundation facilities committee received a Governor’s Service Award in the covid-19 category for their work to ensure the foundation’s headquarters could remain accessible to the community.
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Latrobe St. Mission receives new trailer for clothing drives

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Latrobe St. Mission has a new trailer for their textile recycling program and clothing drives. Officials at the mission say that this new trailer gives them the ability to travel to different areas for clothing drives. They will start that travel tomorrow around 9:30 a.m. at...
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Parkersburg News & Sentinel

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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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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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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