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New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Pets Up for Adoption in Sistersville, WV
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around Sistersville.
Boat crashes going 130 mph at regatta festival
NEW MARTINSVILLE, W.Va. — The New Martinsville Area Regatta Fest on September 22 for three days of records and racing. Spectators held their breaths as one racer hit the air going 130 miles per hour. Officials with the race say that the driver was not hurt, but the boat went 100 feet in the air. […]
12th Annual Regatta Fest wraps up in New Martinsville
NEW MARTINSVILLE, W.Va. — The city of New Martinsville held its 12th annual Regatta Fest this weekend, with the championship races happening Saturday and Sunday. The event is completely free for anyone to come out and enjoy and also includes several activities for kids. The races featured various classes of raceboats and welcomed drivers from all over […]
Review: Much Ado About Nothing
When a Shakespeare play is produced as an adaptation, there are very specific reasons why someone would choose a specific time period or genre to present the play in. If the setting is not relevant to the play, it is not an adaptation worth doing. For this year’s Shakespeare by the River Festival, Marietta College professor and director Andrew Felt chose to describe an adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing that takes place within the world of 1980’s film.
St. Marys High School hosts auditions for upcoming film
ST. MARYS, W.Va. (WTAP) - St. Marys High School hosted auditions for an upcoming film spotlighting football in Pleasants County. “Faith, Family, and Football,” produced by JC Films, is set to start production in and around Saint Marys in October. The production studio held open auditions today for members...
Breaking: Jimmy Kerr blows over during day one of the New Martinsville Area RegattaFest
Spectators held their breaths as one racer hit the air going 100 miles per hour plus. Officials with the race say that the driver was not hurt. Day one of the regatta continues with record racing until 5:00 p.m. immediately followed by a parade and party in the park until 7:00 p.m. with music by 10 Penny.
Country Music Cruise set for Sistersville Ferry
SISTERSVILLE — The Sistersville Ferry Board is hosting a Country Music Cruise from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 14. As passengers ride downriver, award winning disc jockey Doug “The Dougger” Hoffman will host the event by spinning recordings of favorite classic country tunes along with current country music. The cruise includes hot dogs, snacks, drinks and dancing.
Paden City scores fast, scores a lot to dismiss Belpre
Paden City rushed to an early advantage and ran away for a 49-7 win over Belpre for a West Virginia high school football victory at Paden City High on Sept. 22. The first quarter gave Paden City a 14-0 lead over Belpre. The Wildcats’ offense breathed fire in front for...
A Rush of a Week
Another academic year means another recruitment week for Marietta College’s sororities. This year, the three sororities on campus, Alpha Xi Deta, Chi Omega and Sigma Kappa, had their recruitment week from September 9th to September 16th. The week entailed themed parties and ended with the most exciting day of...
Meet Tye! WTAP’s Pet of the Week!
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Meet Tye! This week’s Pet of the Week!. Tye is a 9 month-old mixed breed from the Pleasants County Humane Society who is very affectionate. He does well with, and loves, people, dogs, and cats. Tye is a puppy that is full of energy and...
SportsZone Highlights: Ritchie County at Doddridge County
Doddridge County shut out Ritchie County on its home field with a final score of 39-0.
Two people arrested on drug charges after local traffic stop
MONROE COUNTY, Ohio (WTRF) – On Tuesday, Sept. 19, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested two people following a traffic stop where drugs were found in a vehicle, according to a Facebook post by the department. Allen L. Brown and Jessica D. Goddard were arrested and taken to...
Baby-Toddler Expo coming to our area
WEST UNION, W.Va (WDTV) - The annual Doddridge County Baby-Toddler Expo is returning to our area. It will be on Oct. 25 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Early Learning Academy. Any Doddridge County resident, expecting mother, or families with a child 3 years or younger can attend. You must pre-register by October 5.
Cycling light onto the Marietta River Trail
Marietta, Ohio has the benefit of being located along the confluence of two beautiful riversides – the Ohio River and the Muskingum River. The town’s rich history is tied to this choice location and its original settlement of Campus Martius. Today, the town is utilizing its gorgeous riverside to encourage physical activity in its community with the Marietta River Trail.
Vote for the CA House Band of the Week: Week 6
Power to the people! Click on the school you want to be featured on the CA House Band of the Week. This week’s bands are: Paden City Wildcats, Hundred Hornets, and the Valley Lumberjacks Voting ends on September 29 at 11 a.m. The winner will be aired on October 13 during our 5 p.m. newscast. […]
Beallsville Now 5-1, following OT Win
BEALLSVILLE,OHIO (WTRF) – Beallsville won for the fourth straight time Friday to improve to 5-1 on the season. The Blue Devils downed the unbeaten Valley Lumberjacks 36-30 in overtime. Next week Beallsville will visit Bridgeport. While the now 4-1 Jacks host South Harrison.
Vehicle search on Ohio State Route 7 leads to arrest after drug abuse instruments were found
A vehicle search on Ohio State Route 7 led to the arrest of two people from Ohio. On Thursday, Monroe County Sheriff officials say they conducted a traffic stop for a traffic violation on State Route 7 in Salem Township. Officials say they got consent for a search after interviewing the occupants in the vehicle. […]
Ritchie County courthouse celebrates 100 year anniversary
Built in 1923, the Ritchie County Courthouse has now served the community for 100 years.
Naloxone kits installed at MOV rest areas
MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) – Some rest areas in the Mid-Ohio Valley will soon have overdose reversal kits installed. Lifesaving Naloxone kits are being installed at rest areas across the state of Ohio. Naloxone is the generic name of the commonly known overdose reversal drug Narcan. The Naloxone kits will...
Family Weekend Football
Over a thousand people came to Marietta College’s Family Weekend and ventured into Don Drumm Stadium to watch the Marietta College Pioneers face the Otterbein Cardinals. The Cardinals did not fare well as they were outmatched on both sides of the ball. The end result would be a dominant 50-0 shutout for Marietta College as Marietta moves to 2-1 and Otterbein falls to 0-4.