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marietta, OH Residents: Your Future Cats Best Friend Awaits!
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 marietta..
Taste the Top Trio: Unearthing 3 Must-Visit Pizza Stores in Parkersburg
In this article, we'll be exploring three exceptional pizza stores located in Parkersburg. Have you had the pleasure of dining at any of these establishments? If you have, we'd love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below!
Union volunteers get Marietta youth hooked on fishing
MARIETTA, Ohio — For roughly 100 young anglers, Sept. 16 was a day filled with bass and bluegill thanks to a free Take Kids Fishing Day event at Buckeye Park. Hosted by the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance and IBEW Local 972, the community event was sponsored by the Ohio AFL-CIO.
This restaurant in Marietta, Ohio is closing its doors
A restaurant in Marietta is closing for good. In a social media post on September 9, the restaurant Benny & Babe - which was located in Marietta at 332 Front St (where the Buckley House Restaurant used to be) - made this announcement:
Haunted Parkersburg Tours return for their 27th year
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Haunted Parkersburg Tours are back for their 27th year. They’re an autumn staple in the Mid-Ohio Valley. The tours take people on a two mile walk around downtown Parkersburg, exploring the area’s history with a haunted twist. Stories vary from year to year and...
Taking the Trail: New Parkersburg Ohio River Trail offers residents another exercise option
Nestled between the floodwall and the Ohio River, the recently completed Parkersburg Ohio River Trail is already providing residents with a popular way to run, walk or bike without the hustle of downtown traffic. Starting at Point Park in Parkersburg, the path travels north to the Parkersburg City limits 2.5...
Meet Ms. Fizzle! WTAP's Pet of the Week!
New show at Actors Guild promises laughter, opens Friday
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - The Actors Guild of Parkersburg opens its production of “See How They Run” Friday, September 29, 2023. The comedy is a British Farce that cast members say is full of hijinks, mistaken identity, and trouble. Cast and crew have been working on the show...
Parkersburg City Council passes a resolution prohibiting camping on public grounds
Discover how Parkersburg City Council's recent decision to ban camping on public property could impact you. Learn about the new ordinance, potential fines for violators, and the implications for the local community in this informative video.
Parkersburg YMCA Parkinson’s program receives financial boost
PARKERSBURG — The Rock Steady Boxing program at the YMCA received a grant Thursday from a fund established by the family of a man who died from Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The David A. Couch ALS Neuromuscular Disease Fund was named after the late Wood County Commissioner David A. Couch, who died in December 2001 from Lou Gehrig’s Disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, two years after the diagnosis.
Thrill The World returns to the Mid-Ohio Valley
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) -The Parkersburg community came together again this year to practice for Thrill The World. This will be their 12th year holding the event and it is for all ages! Thrill The World takes place every year where the community comes together and dances to Michael Jackson’s Thriller.
Actors Guild of Parkersburg begins staging British comedy tonight
PARKERSBURG — A British farce will open the 2023-24 season at the Actors Guild of Parkersburg. The PG-rated “See How They Run” opens at 8 p.m. today for a five-show run through Oct. 7. Played by Staci Morgan, Penelope Toop, a young American actress married to an...
Author pens book, 'One-Game Wonder'
Ron Johnston, a retired sports editor and writer for the Marietta Times, has penned a feel-good sports book, "One-Game Wonder." The author hopes to encourage and inspire youngsters with health issues and athletic aspirations to continue to persevere and never give up. Johnston himself had lung surgery at age 11, but applied himself and made his high school varsity basketball team when he was a junior.
Downtown Throwdown savors success
Recently the Downtown Throwdown was held in downtown Parkersburg. It was a great night of food, beer, live music and football. Participants were presented with a variety of delicious food choices from seven local food vendors and a mix of craft and domestic beer from three beer distributors. Local food...
A new exhibit will be coming to the Campus Martius Museum in October
October 1 the new ‘Mounds, Moons and Stars: The Legacy of Ohio’s Magnificent Earthworks’ will be coming to the Campus Martius Museum.
Henderson Hall set to debut River Road Music Festival
WILLIAMSTOWN — Country music will fill the grounds of Henderson Hall on Saturday for the inaugural River Road Music Festival. Slated for 4-10 p.m. with gates opening at 3:30 p.m., the event is intended to raise funds for the historic plantation and house featuring a collection of artifacts from the last 200 years.
Chase Anderson: A Stellar Academic Performer
Meet Chase Anderson, a successful actor with a presence in commercials and film. But there's more to this story - Anderson is also an academic achiever. Discover the inspiring journey of this multifaceted personality in this intriguing video.
Picture This: On Top of Things
VIENNA — A crew from Wireless Services Inc. works about 75 above Grand Central Avenue Monday on a communications tower near the Vienna McDonald’s. (Photo by Art Smith)
The Castle hosts Garden Party for first time since the pandemic
MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) - The Castle is a house museum built in 1855 that is open to the public. The Garden Party is an annual event. This year the profits from the fundraiser will go to general operations, educational funds, scholarships and more. This is their first year back hosting this event since the COVID-19 pandemic.
Picture this: Bingo at Colonial House
The Parkersburg Woman’s Club Health and Wellness Committee hosted bingo on Sept. 21 at Colonial House in Parkersburg. Standing are club members Susan Arbogast and Marilyn Perry.