FOOD & DRINK
Parkersburg's Top 5 Diners: A Gastronomic Adventure Awaits
In this article, we're exploring five delightful diners in Parkersburg. Have you had the opportunity to visit any of these yet? If yes, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
New Paws, New Love: Adopt Puppies Today in parkersburg, WV
Have you been contemplating pet adoption, or simply love perusing adorable pets? A myriad of delightful pets are available for adoption at various animal shelters in the vicinity of parkersburg..
Vienna woman competing in national contest to name greatest baker
VIENNA, W.Va. (WTAP) - Rachelle Stephens is competing to become the greatest baker, presented by Buddy Valastro, who is better known as the cake boss. The contest winner will take home a grand prize of $10,000 and have their work featured in Bake from Scratch magazine. Stephens says she is...
Marietta First Friday is back tonight!
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - It’s a start of a new month and it is also the first Friday of December! This means that First Fridays is back in downtown Marietta along Front street. This month’s theme is Moonlight Madness. Jenn Tinkler of Marietta Main Street stopped by Daybreak to talk more about the event.
Unleash Your Inner Artist at Parkersburg's Cocktail Paint Party
Get ready to uncork your creativity at the upcoming Cocktail Paint Party! This isn't your typical Friday night out. Picture this: a paintbrush in one hand, a cocktail in the other, and a canvas in front of you, ready to be transformed into a work of art.
Discovery World on Market Hosting Indoor Ice Rink
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Discovery World on Market is hosting Indoor Ice Rink. The opening day for the ice rink will be Sunday, Dec. 3 for members and guests from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the theater at Discovery World. The ice rink will be open on Friday, Saturday,...
A Christmas Ballet For Everyone
With Christmas coming up, people who celebrate are looking for something festive to do. I recommend seeing the Mid-Ohio Valley Ballet Company’s performance of “Nutcracker,” a Christmas ballet about a girl and the magical things she experiences after a party. The Mid-Ohio Valley Ballet Company, located in...
Three Must-Try Breakfast & Brunch Spots in Marietta
This article presents three exceptional breakfast and brunch spots in Marietta. Have you had the chance to visit any of them? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below:
Marietta College student competing in national baking competition
MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) - New Martinsville native Bre Herrick is in the mix to become The Greatest Baker, presented by Buddy Valastro, who is better known as the Cake Boss. The winner will take home a grand prize of $10,000 and have their work featured in Bake from Scratch magazine.
Polar Express coming to model railroad show in Parkersburg
PARKERSBURG — The Polar Express will chug its way into town as the featured attraction at the Mid-Ohio Valley Model Railroad Club’s annual Christmas Open House from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday in the basement of NOE Office Equipment, 610 Green St., Parkersburg. The open house will...
Savor the Flavors: Top 3 Traditional American Dishes to Try in Parkersburg
In this article, we will be exploring three traditional American cuisines found in Parkersburg. Have you had the chance to taste any of these yet? We invite you to share your experiences in the comments section below!
Furs for Knowledge: The Story of the Amesville Coonskin Library
In the dense forests of early 19th-century Ohio, a unique beacon of literacy emerged through the determination and resourcefulness of the settlers of Ames Township. The Amesville Coonskin Library, an extraordinary institution, was born out of the community's deep-seated value for education and the scarcity of cash. Funded by the sale of animal pelts, primarily coonskins, the library became a symbol of the frontier's commitment to knowledge and intellectual growth.
Picture This: Piano Recital
Students from the piano studio of Amy Rice of Vincent participated in the annual West Virginia Music Teachers Association Fall Festival on Nov. 12 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Parkersburg. They were, front row, from left, Allie Tennant, Seraphim Wynn, Zakia Holliday, Lilly Pfeifer and Noah Benear. Second row, Carter Chichester, Zach Holliday, Ethan Knotts, Kaden Frum and Nathan Grigg. (Photo Provided)
Top bluegrass/country/gospel performer to appear at Ohio Valley Opry
MCCONNELSVILLE — Jesse Gregory Keen will be the special guest on the Ohio Valley Opry Christmas Show held at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Twin City Opera House in McConnelsville. Keen was born and raised in Maryville, Tennessee, and is currently living in Mount Airy, North Carolina, according to a news release from the Opry. She has the distinction of being the first woman to have graduated with a Bluegrass, Old Time and Country Music major at East Tennessee State University.
Marietta businesses host Artists Sunday
MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) - On Sunday, Marietta shops Clutch Collective and Marietta Makery hosted Artists Sunday. Artists Sunday is a global event held every year on the Sunday after Thanksgiving that encourages people to patronize artists in their area, boosting both the artists and their local economy. “When you’re buying something made locally by a local artist, that impact is just tripled. Because that person is buying their materials locally, you know, there’s just the whole chain down,” said Clutch Collective owner Sarah Arnold. “You know, you’re getting something from the source.”
Merry-Etta Christmas Parade to bring holiday cheer
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - The annual Merry-Etta Christmas Parade is coming back this year. The parade will begin at six p.m. Saturday evening. Holiday-themed floats will make their way through Historic Downtown Marietta as candy is handed out along the way. The parade route will begin behind the Marietta College’s...
This place in Belpre is offering a Hidden Gem of Flavor and Freshness
Looking for a hidden gem in Belpre, Ohio? I found a cozy spot with delicious, freshly prepared food! Try Belair's Bistro and Catering. Belair's Bistro is amazing! It has a 4.8/5 rating and customers love it. You have to check it out! Their Corn Beef Reuben is a standout dish that has gained popularity for its irresistible flavors and textures.
Mid Ohio Valley Ballet Company to perform 'Nutcracker'
PARKERSBURG, West Virginia — Mid Ohio Valley Ballet Company will present its annual performances of the beloved holiday classic the “Nutcracker” on Friday in the auditorium at Marietta High School, 115 Academy Drive, Marietta, at Dec. 8 in the auditorium at Blennerhassett Elementary School, 448 Jewell Road, Parkersburg, West Virginia.
Meet Jax, the Lovable Mountain Kerm Mix: WTAP's Pet of the Week
Meet Jax, the one-year-old Mountain kerm mix who's stealing hearts as WTAP's Pet of the Week! Known for his love of walks, belly rubs, and playtime, Jax is a friendly, lovable pup who gets along with everyone. Discover more about Jax's journey and personality.
Marietta College groups to perform Handel's 'Messiah'
MARIETTA — Music lovers, get read for a true Marietta tradition — the 97th annual Messiah performance. Marietta College’s Oratorio Choir and a professional orchestra will perform the Handel’s iconic “Messiah” at 7 p.m. Sunday, at Basilica of St. Mary of the Assumption, 506 Fourth St., Marietta.