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West Virginia man killed on vacation with his family after offering stranger a ride

A selfless West Virginia man was found dead after he picked up a stranger while vacationing in South Carolina, his widow has revealed. Josh Wilson, 40, was driving to his hotel room in Myrtle Beach last month with his family when they stopped at a gas station, where a stranger asked him for a ride, The Sun News reported. Wilson — who was visiting from Parkersburg, West Virginia — agreed to give the unknown man a lift after dropping his family off, according to the outlet. “I didn’t think anything of it because he does it all the time,” his wife, Staci, told the newspaper. But...
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Shooting suspect is reported as a runaway juvenile

BELPRE, Ohio. (WTAP) - A juvenile suspect involved in a recent shooting has been reported as a runaway. Two of the other suspects were arrested over the weekend. On Saturday, suspects broke into a Belpre home to steal a firearm, shooting a 17 year old who lived there. The victim was sent to the hospital in serious condition.
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Parkersburg Police Officer is returning to school

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Parkersburg City Park Officer is going back to school. Officer Jeremy Pinkerton has spent his summer vacation protecting and interacting with people at the public parks around Parkersburg. This was the first year Parkersburg Police Department had a school resource officer stationed inside the parks. Parkersburg...

Happy Tales: Mystic and James McManus

SALEM, W.Va. (WBOY) — James McManus spends much of his time traveling between Pennsylvania and Parkersburg via Interstate 79 and U.S. Route 50. One day, he decided to change up his stopping point. “I typically stop in Clarksburg at a rest area to walk my dogs,” McManus said. “I bypassed that and decided to pull […]

West Virginia man arrested after ‘acting’ like a fool’

WEST VIRGINIA- A West Virginia man was arrested after deputies said he was ‘acting like a fool.’ According to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, they received a call for an individual acting like a fool and driving like an idiot and endangering the lives of other drivers in the area. Police say they located the […]

View From Bong Hill

The climb to reach the top of Bong Hill is horrendous. The path is very steep and slippery. It’s overgrown with weeds and poison ivy. But once the top has been reached, seeing the fantastic view of the City of Athens is worth the effort.

American Queen stops in Marietta

MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) - The world’s largest steamboat made a stop in Marietta. The American Queen stopped in Marietta as part of its trip from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Louisville, Kentucky. The trip started August 8th and is expected to wrap up August 15th.

Caldwell Redskins: 2022 High School Football Preview

CALDWELL, Ohio (WTRF) — On paper, a return to the postseason for the Caldwell Redskins is imminent. Coach Chance Rucker is has almost his entire team returning. “We only graduated one senior. We’re returning all of the guys. We have 10 of 11 on what to expect. They’ve had good game experience. At one point, we had 8 freshman and sophomores on the field last year so […]

Federal Hocking cancels 2022 football season over roster concerns

STEWART, Ohio (WOUB) — For years, Federal Hocking high school has struggled to field a full roster of players. Many kids were playing nearly every snap on both offense and defense. As a result, since 2015, the former TVC-Hocking competitors have a combined record of 3-55. By 2019, things had become troubling for players and fans alike. After six games, the roster had suffered so many injuries that the team was forced to forfeit the remainder of the season.

Football Frenzy First Look: Belpre Golden Eagles

BELPRE, Ohio. (WTAP) - In this Football Frenzy First Look, the Belpre Golden Eagles discuss their goals for this upcoming season after building a foundation during last season. The Golden Eagles are entering the second year of the Jimmie Bell era and after a 2-8 record this past season, they...

Bossard Library to host ‘Taste of Ohio’ with Chef Sara Bir

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio (WVNews) — Bossard Memorial Library will be hosting Chef Sara Bir for a “Taste of Ohio” event beginning at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13. Bir, a native of Marietta, Ohio, is a chef, author, and culinary educator. She is the author of Tasting Ohio: Favorite Recipes from the Buckeye State, The Pocket Pawpaw Cookbook, as well as The Fruit Forager’s Companion: Ferments, Desserts, Main Dishes, and More from Your Neighborhood and Beyond.

Alumni News | Hannah Koerner fills her NYC apartment and career with books

Ohio University alumna Hannah Koerner '17BA interned with two publishing companies as a student. Now she's living her dream working for a book publisher in New York City. "In college, I got all the publishing-related experience I could through internships at OHIO and summer internships in NYC, then attended the Columbia Publishing Course the summer after graduation," Koerner says of her path to publishing.

Ohio Congressmen Balderson and Johnson get firsthand look at OHIO’s contributions to region through research, outreach, and experiential learning

Ohio Congressmen Troy Balderson and Bill Johnson visited Ohio University’s Athens campus today to tour facilities and learn more about OHIO's myriad contributions to Appalachian Ohio and the state through research, innovation, engagement, and experiential learning. OHIO, which was designated a national R1 research university in 2022, provides more...

Obituary: Gracey, Susan Charity

Susan Charity Gracey, 68, of Parkersburg, passed away Monday, August 8, 2022. Susan was the daughter of the late William and Frances Gracey. She graduated from Parkersburg High School and earned a Bachelor of Science in education from The Ohio State University and a Master of Arts in education from West Virginia University.

Obituary: Ferguson, John Scott

John Scott Ferguson, 68, of Marietta, OH, passed away on August 2, 2022, with the compassionate care of Marietta Memorial Hospital. A private cremation will take place at Mid-Ohio Valley Cremation Society.

Keeping Bobcats Informed, Aug. 10, 2022

There's only a week left until campus is bustling with thousands of students. Speaking of campus and confirming what our Bobcats already know to be true, Athens has recently been recognized by Ohio Magazine as one of the best places to live, work, and visit in Ohio. We take great pride in our OHIO community and we can't wait to welcome all of our Bobcats home to kick off the start of another great semester.