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UPDATE: Ambulance Involved Fatal Accident

The State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal two vehicle accident near Gaysport. It happened just before 8:00 am Friday near the 8200 block of Old River Road. Lt. Russell Pasqualetti with the Zanesville Post said 62-year-old Charles Wheeler of Blue Rock was driving his pick-up truck northbound on Old River Road when it collided head-on with an ambulance with the Malta and McConnelsville Fire Department that was headed south.
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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...

Police: Two charged in separate copper theft investigations in Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WCHS) — Two men have been charged in connection with separate copper theft investigations in Parkersburg, police said. Travis Wineman was charged with felony destruction of property in connection with alleged copper thefts at Cornerstone Health Care earlier in the week, according to a news release from the Parkersburg Police Department.

Police make arrest following home invasion incident in Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WCHS) — Police have made an arrest after investigating a home invasion incident that occurred Tuesday in Parkersburg. Thomas Eugene Malone, 21, has been charged with robbery after admitting to stealing from a residence on 10th Street, according to a social media post from the Parkersburg Police Department.

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.

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,...

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.

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.

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.
Farm and Dairy

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.
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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.

New restaurant doubles as training facility

Mitzi Lou’s is a new fully functioning take-out restaurant that specializes in comfort food, prepared by a staff that embodies the term “service with a smile.” According to co-owner, Tami Bay, the restaurant, located at 817 W. Union St., officially opened on May 9 and also functions as a training facility for individuals with developmental disabilities. The concept for Mitzi Lou’s sprouted last October. At the time, Bay and her...

Partnership Helps Cats Find Forever Home

In accordance with Adopt-A-Cat Month this June, The Athens Messenger would like to spotlight the partnership between the Athens County Humane Society and PetSmart, which strives to give area shelter cats a second chance at finding their new forever home. According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) approximately 6.3 million domesticated house pets end up in animal shelters in the U.S. nationwide each year. ...
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AUBA Sidewalk Sale

Join the Athens Uptown Business Association (AUBA) for their monthly Sidewalk Sale! Head Uptown to check out local products, grab some deals, and enjoy the Uptown Athens vibe while taking advantage of DORA!