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Number of children in foster care going up, linked to drug epidemic

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - The Children’s Home Society of West Virginia is saying that the number of kids in foster care is continuing to go up. Children’s Home Society of W.Va. child and family services supervisor, Jodi Null says that the number of foster kids is steadily over six thousand children in the state’s custody that are outside of the parent’s home.
PARKERSBURG, WV
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AOMC to develop manufacturing support center in Marietta

MARIETTA, OH. (WTAP) - Marietta will soon see a manufacturing and business support center developed by the Appalachian Ohio Manufacturers’ Coalition. The center will be located in the Broughton Industrial Park on Route 821 in Marietta, Ohio. In a press release by the AOMC, the new center will offer...
MARIETTA, OH
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Marty Stuart to perform at Peoples Bank Theatre

MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) - Marty Stuart And His Fabulous Superlatives will perform at People’s Bank Theatre on January 27th. This will be the country music performer’s first time taking the Marietta theatre’s historic stage. Miranda Duty, the theatre’s general manager, says she thinks it’s amazing that working...
MARIETTA, OH
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WVU-P will open up the Historic Oakland Estate to the public January 30

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - January 30 from 6-8 p.m. WVU-P will open up the Historic Oakland Estate located here in Parkersburg. “It’s a historical home that is important to the Mid-Ohio Valley, as you may know Staunton Turnpike is right outside of the front door, James McNeil Stephenson, the man who built the house is responsible for bringing the turnpike to this area,” said Director, Olivia Reeder.
PARKERSBURG, WV
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No new public information on the search for Gretchen Fleming

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - With the search for Gretchen Fleming still going on, the Parkersburg police do not have public information they can provide at this time. As of now, Parkersburg police are still looking to any new information the public can provide on the search for Gretchen Fleming since being last seen at the My Way Lounge on December 3rd.
PARKERSBURG, WV
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Marietta building is being considered for 911 center location among other purposes

MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) - A Marietta building is being considered for multiple purposes - including Washington County’s upcoming 911 center. Marietta mayor Schlicher said the WASCO building will be a much less expensive endeavor than the other location they were considering. Schlicher said, with WASCO, they’ll be able to renovate an existing building.
MARIETTA, OH
Parkersburg News & Sentinel

Wood County Recreation Commission seeking new executive director

PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Recreation Commission is looking for a new executive director. Director Andy Hartleben recently handed in his resignation for the position to the commission’s Board of Directors which was accepted. Hartleben has been the director of both the Wood County Recreation Commission and Wood...
WOOD COUNTY, WV
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Kamryn Haynes signs with Muskingum University volleyball team

WILLIAMSTOWN, W.Va. (WTAP) - Kamyrn Haynes, a senior volleyball player from Williamstown High School, has officially signed to Muskingum University to play volleyball for the Muskies. After a stellar high school career that resulted in multiple awards and two state championships, the Yellowjackets libero will now be competing for the...
NEW CONCORD, OH
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Car wreck on Grand Central Ave. causes power lines to go down

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - ***UPDATE 4:45 p.m.*** After four to five hours of managing the scene, the departments involved returned to their stations and traffic is back open going both north and south as of 4:30 p.m. ***UPDATE 3:30 p.m.*** Vienna police chief, Mike Pifer says that the driver of...
VIENNA, WV
Parkersburg News & Sentinel

Three facing drug charges in Wood County

PARKERSBURG — Three people from Wood County were charged Tuesday with drug offenses after one search led to another, the Parkersburg Narcotics and Violent Crimes Task Force said. With the assistance of the Wood County Sheriff’s Office, the Task Force served a search warrant Tuesday at 486 Jefferson Drive,...
WOOD COUNTY, WV
Parkersburg News & Sentinel

Jehovah’s Witnesses marking Holocaust Remembrance Day

PARKERSBURG — International Holocaust Remembrance Day Friday honors the memory of all those who were victimized by the Nazi regime. Among the lesser known groups who were targeted is the Jehovah’s Witnesses, thousands of whom were executed or languished in Nazi concentration camps alongside millions of Jews. Although...
PARKERSBURG, WV
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Meet Romeo! WTAP’s Pet of the Week!

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Meet Romeo! WTAP’s Pet of the Week! He joins us from the Humane Society of Parkersburg!. Romeo is a three-year-old pit mix. He is about 50 lbs and he loves to be active!. Romeo is very friendly with other dogs, children and people in general....
PARKERSBURG, WV
Parkersburg News & Sentinel

Single-vehicle crash claims life of Newport man

MARIETTA — The Marietta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is currently investigating a one-vehicle fatal crash on County Road 20 (Sandhill Road) between Jett Hill and Kennon Lane, Marietta Township, in Washington County. The crash occurred at approximately 5:50 a.m. Sunday, according to a press release from...
NEWPORT, OH
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Vienna City Council discusses multiple topics

VIENNA, W.Va. (WTAP) - Multiple topics were discussed at Thursday night’s Vienna city council meeting. Council unanimously approved a bid worth around $82,000 for two police vehicles. Mayor Rapp said, “This bid is being done at this time to expedite the process and maximize our chances of getting these...
VIENNA, WV
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Grand Central Ave. wreck

The NTSB released its preliminary report on the fatal plane crash Tuesday, October 16, 2022, in Marietta, Ohio. A historic tabernacle is stolen from a New York City church. Some of Todd Baucher's numerous awards. Barge allision. Updated: Dec. 29, 2021 at 5:19 PM EST. Pictures taken by a Belpre...
MARIETTA, OH
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District mock trial competitions return for first time in three years

MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) - For the first time in three years, the district mock trial competition is back in-person. “So, this is definitely a great experience for them to get out of the school and compete, use their brains and kind of show off some of their skills and preparation,” says juvenile and probate court magistrate, Randy Jedlink.
BELPRE, OH
Parkersburg News & Sentinel

Artsbridge taking applications for Luke Frazier scholarship

PARKERSBURG — Artsbridge will be presenting its Luke Frazier/Artsbridge Scholarship awards contest again. Parkersburg native Luke Frazier, founder and conductor of the American Pops Orchestra, approached Artsbridge in the summer of 2019 with the idea for an annual scholarship for graduating West Virginia high school seniors who are pursuing Fine Arts in college.
PARKERSBURG, WV
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Chance Cox signs with Marietta College to continue football career

ST. MARYS, W.Va. (WTAP) - Chance Cox, a senior athlete at St. Marys High School, has made his decision to sign with Marietta College to continue his football career and suit up for the Pioneers. Chance held his signing ceremony on Wednesday, alongside fellow players, coaches and family. Chance intends...
MARIETTA, OH