ContributorsPublishersAdvertisers

Eureka, WV

WTAP

Freedom Festival returns to Vienna for first time since 1980′s

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - The Freedom Festival this year was a revival of the Freedom Festival held in the 1980′s. The family friendly event was brought back as a way to bring the community together after COVID or an independence day celebration. Today the festival had food trucks, an...
VIENNA, WV
Picture for Freedom Festival returns to Vienna for first time since 1980′s

One dead after Ohio River boat crash in Washington, WV

WOOD COUNTY, WV (WOWK) — Wood County 911 says one person died in a two-boat crash on the Ohio River in Washington, West Virginia. Responders included Washington Bottom Volunteer Fire Department (VFD), Blennerhassett VFD, Vienna VFD, plus the Wood County Sheriff’s Office and the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WV DNR). Wood County 911 […]
WOOD COUNTY, WV
Picture for One dead after Ohio River boat crash in Washington, WV
Parkersburg News & Sentinel

Boating accident on Ohio River claims one life

WASHINGTON, W.Va. — One person’s body was recovered from the Ohio River on Friday afternoon after a pleasure craft was struck by a barge, authorities said. The identity of the individual had not been released Friday evening. The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources and U.S. Coast Guard were handling the investigation, said Wood County Sheriff Rick Woodyard.
WOOD COUNTY, WV
LOCAL CHANNELS
WTAP

Wood County implements new dog tag law

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Effective today Wood County has introduced a new law that requires all dogs to be given dog tags. You can find the dog tags at the Humane Society of Parkersburg or at the Wood County courthouse. 90 days from Jul 1 all dogs will be required...
WOOD COUNTY, WV
WTAP

Results from the most in-depth study of the Harmar Bridge to date are in

MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) - The Harmar Bridge recently underwent its most in-depth evaluation to date. The results are hopeful. It’s a bridge that holds a special place in many locals’ hearts. Historic Harmar Bridge Company Chairman Larry Sloter said, “I mean my grandmother is 92. She remembers walking...
MARIETTA, OH
WTAP

Camp Hervida celebrates their 100th birthday this weekend

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - This weekend Camp Hervida celebrates their 100th birthday. The campground went from straw tents and having to pump their own water for an enjoyable camp experience to now having cabins, proper plumbing and many other amenities. “My mother actually camped here in the late 1920s, we’re...
PARKERSBURG, WV
NEARBY CITIES
RELATED LOCATIONS
WDTV

Gold Star Mother’s Living Memorial remembers fallen loved ones

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) - Gold Star Mother’s Living Memorial took place in Middlebourne Saturday. Gold Star Mother’s Living Memorial honors families who have lost sons or daughters in the service. Through a community effort Gold Star Mothers Living Memorial shows how thankful they are for the men and...
BRIDGEPORT, WV
WTAP

The Toss Around: Maxwell Molessa

WILLIAMSTOWN, W.Va. (WTAP) - In this edition of The Toss Around, Williamstown quarterback Maxwell Molessa spoke on what it is like to be the lead man under center for the Yellowjackets. Maxwell is entering year two of starting for the Yellowjackets, after playing quarterback for the first time since his...
WILLIAMSTOWN, WV
Parkersburg News & Sentinel

New-look Parkersburg High School at work

PARKERSBURG — The last time the Big Reds of Parkersburg High School reigned supreme on the gridiron in Class AAA was following back-to-back state championships in 2006-07 under Bernie Buttrey. However, since then the Big Reds have tasted just one postseason victory and that came in 2018 during the...
PARKERSBURG, WV
Parkersburg News & Sentinel

Look Back: Parkersburg park, pavilion take shape

In 1887, the Parkersburg Agricultural and Mechanical Corporation purchased 40+ acres, east of Parkersburg, then thought by many to be far out of town. The grounds soon became not only noted fair grounds, but the site of horse racing, bicycle races and even sprints and endurance races between local athletes. The center piece of the grounds was a Horticultural Hall, a large frame building used for displays and exhibits during the fairs.
PARKERSBURG, WV
Parkersburg News & Sentinel

Echard ready to climb back in the ring

PARKERSBURG — Dustin Echard is set to make his return to the ring on Saturday, July 23 inside the Rod Oldham Athletic Center for Southside Rumble 8. Echard, who last fought in December of 2019, will bring a 17-3 record with a baker’s dozen knockouts into the main event against Blake “KO King” Mansfield. The 5-foot-9 North Carolina native is 7-4-1 with four wins by knockout.
PARKERSBURG, WV
WTAP

Firefighting Training in Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Captain Brian Drake with Parkersburg Fire Department was out this morning with his crew working on training. They were working on hooking up to hydrants and allowing the new firefighters to get practice laying hoses. Training like this is important according to Captain Drake because it...
PARKERSBURG, WV
Parkersburg News & Sentinel

Parkersburg author imagines ‘Tangled Lives’ in ninth book

PARKERSBURG — A Parkersburg writer has written his ninth book. “Tangled Lives” by Stephen Hupp is a story about Amy Clark who in mysterious ways has the identity of another person, Nicole Silsbury, a woman of questionable character, forced upon her. “I got the idea from a movie...
PARKERSBURG, WV
Parkersburg News & Sentinel

Sour Mash Golf Tournament tees off July 11

VIENNA — United Bank and the United Way Alliance of the Mid-Ohio Valley are honored to be associated for the 2022 edition of the Sour Mash Golf Tournament on July 11 at the Parkersburg Country Club, officials said. The 51st annual tournament that features 36 teams competing in a...
PARKERSBURG, WV
WTAP

WTAP hosts VFW Independence Day event

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - WTAP hosted an independence day event at the VFW Post 1212. The event was held to honor veterans who fought for our freedom. WTAP offered a free lunch for the veterans that included hotdogs, coleslaw, drinks and more. Many veterans at the event said they were...
PARKERSBURG, WV
WTAP

Taking a Walk with Williamstown Running back Rickie Allen

WILLIAMSTOWN, W.Va. (WTAP) - Rickie Allen, a star athlete on the gridiron for the Williamstown Yellowjackets is entering his senior year of football. The star senior is excited to be on the field this season with the Yellowjackets after a phenomenal 2021-22 season saw Williamstown fall just short in the Class A State Championship game.
WILLIAMSTOWN, WV
Parkersburg News & Sentinel

Teen of the Week: Parkersburg Catholic’s Neva Bryant wants to pursue a career in government

PARKERSBURG — Eighteen-year-old Neva Bryant plans to pursue a career in politics through joining the West Virginia Army National Guard. “I chose the WVANG because it allows me to simultaneously serve my state while obtaining my college degree,” she said. “I will have an opportunity to learn skills and have life experiences that many others won’t.”
PARKERSBURG, WV
ARCHIVES