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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 […]
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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 […]

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.

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.

Man arrested in connection with weekend shooting incident

UPDATE: CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A man wanted in connection with a shooting in Charleston during the weekend has been arrested. Police say Timothy Robert Holmes, 29, of Waupun, Wisconsin, was arrested about 4 a.m. Wednesday. The Charleston Police Department has not charged Holmes in connection with the shooting at...

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...

Guild Inspires and Promotes Local Artists

In accordance with American Artist Appreciation Month in August, The Athens News would like to spotlight the efforts of the Athens Art Guild to inspire and promote local area artists. A local group that promotes artists and their varied talents is looking for new members. The Athens Art Guild is a non-profit organization that provides opportunities and guidance for visual artists and craftspeople in Athens and the surrounding area. ...

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...

Obituary: Wynn, William Roark

William Roark Wynn, 65, of Marietta, OH, passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, at Summit Acres in Caldwell, OH, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on October 7, 1956, in Gallipolis, OH, to Samuel R. Wynn and Eulah Lawson Cox. Bill was a loving family man and a great friend to all. He enjoyed all types of sports, the Ohio State Buckeyes, Cincinnati Bearcats, and Bengals, as well as watching his grandkids, nieces, and nephews sporting events. He enjoyed gambling, playing cards, and betting on horse races.

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.