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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...
VIENNA, WV
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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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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.
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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.
PARKERSBURG, WV
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Wood County woman facing felony animal cruelty charges

DAVISVILLE, W.Va. (WTAP) - A Wood County woman is facing felony animal cruelty charges after authorities say they found four dead dogs in a trailer. According to a criminal complaint, Vicki Patterson from Davisville, W. Va., was arrested on June 21. Wood County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a trailer on...
WOOD COUNTY, WV
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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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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,...
PARKERSBURG, WV
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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.
MARIETTA, OH
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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.
MINERAL WELLS, WV
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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.
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Parkersburg News & Sentinel

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,...
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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.
MYRTLE BEACH, SC
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SMITH: Are you Thirsty?

If the News and Sentinel had any more water stops it could officially become a swim meet. I’m only exaggerating a little. Hydration is important. The hotter it gets and the harder you run relates directly to how much liquid you need to drink before, during and after a long race.
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Vienna resident wins lifetime fishing license

CHARLESTON — A resident of Vienna won a lifetime fishing license in the West Virginia Gold Rush giveaway, the Division of Natural Resources said. Camel Garvin Jr. of Vienna was among five winners of the lifetime fishing license. The division on Thursday announced 34 anglers received prizes for cabin...
VIENNA, WV
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J’s Bar and Grill looking to keep costs low while expenses increase

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - As food prices continue to increase, local businesses are trying their best to keep customers in mind during these hard times. Co-owner of J’s Bar and Grill, Josh Argabrite says that expenses to provide food for customers is increasing. Close to costs businesses saw during...
PARKERSBURG, WV
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Jax seeking best buddy

SHARON — Jax is a big 2-year-old male who acts more like a dog than a cat. This orange and white beauty is a very confident boy and will run to greet his family. He likes to ride on shoulders and will be a best buddy. Jax is fine with respectful dogs, but there should be no other cats in the house. For information about adopting Jax, visit www.maggiesmissionrescue.org.
SHARON, OH
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How people stayed cool during the hottest day of the year

MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) - With temperatures above 90 degrees, people are trying to find ways to cool down from the heat. One way that many people chose a way to cool down is by taking a visit to the Marietta Aquatic Center for a quick dip in the pool. The...
MARIETTA, OH
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