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Aldi to open in Parkersburg in 2019

PARKERSBURG — A new Aldi location will open later this year near Kohl’s in south Parkersburg. It will be the grocery retailer’s third location in the Mid-Ohio Valley, joining stores in Vienna and Marietta. The new addition is part of Aldi’s $3.4 billion investment to expand to 2,500 stores nationwid


West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey Issues Call for Witnesses in Clergy Sex Abuse Lawsuit

PARKERSBURG — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is looking for witnesses and people who have information regarding sexual misconduct in the Catholic church in the state of West Virginia.


Investigation ongoing into bottles found at McDonough Wildlife Refuge

VIENNA, W.Va (WTAP)- Sunday afternoon, authorities responded to a call at McDonough Wildlife Refuge when a 2 liter bottle with nails, tin foil, and liquid was found. Vienna Police Chief Mike Pifer says law enforcement closed the park while they investigated what appeared to be an attempt at making a


Morrisey looking for witnesses, info on misconduct

PARKERSBURG — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is looking for witnesses and people who have information regarding sexual misconduct in the Catholic Church in the state of West Virginia.


Halfway around the state: 5th of 8 education forums Monday in Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Four down and four to go for the West Virginia Department of Education’s educational forums. The 5th of eight educational reform public forums occurs Monday night at Blennerhassett Junior High School in Parkersburg. Lawmakers and education leaders are halfway through the statewi


Authorities investigate suspicious devices at Vienna wildlife refuge

VIENNA — Authorities are investigating two suspcious items found Sunday at McDonough Wildlife Refuge at Vienna. A walker who was going through the park around noon-12:30 p.m. and found a two-liter bottle with liquid and metal items inside of it, said Vienna Police Chief Mike Pifer.


Ohio man speaks out after attacking child rape suspect

EASTLAKE, OH (WOIO) - Richard Adams, 20, was arrested for felony assault in Eastlake. Adams said he “snapped” after walking in on a 17-year-old boy molesting a 5-year-old boy on Thursday.


Woman rescued from Ohio river Sunday

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -A woman was pulled out of the Ohio River Sunday, said the Cincinnati Fire Captain, Chris Snowden. Snowden said the woman was swimming and they found her in the middle of the Ohio River.

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Kirby named girls all-state captain

CHARLESTON - After ripping through a one-loss campaign that concluded with a second straight Class AAA girls basketball championship, it was little surprise to see Parkersburg well represented in terms of postseason awards.


DNA from Ohio missing-person case helps ID 2 legs found in trash

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Police say they have identified two human legs that were found in the trash at a waste-collection facility in Ohio's capital two years ago. Columbus police say a DNA match from a missing-person case helped identify the remains as those of a 22-year-old woman from the city's nor


Authorities: 16-year-old Ohio boy fatally shot; suspect sought

LINCOLN HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say a 16-year-old boy has been shot and killed in suburban Cincinnati. Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil says sheriff's deputies responded shortly before 9 p.m. Saturday to a reported shooting in the village of Lincoln Heights, roughly 15 miles (24 kilometers)


Repo gone bad, or attempted grand theft auto? 3 Ohio men arrested

SEBRING — Three men who said they were trying to repossess a car are now facing charges after police were called to scene in a village in northeast Ohio. The three men — Timothy C. Tuel, 54, of Alliance; John L. Tuel, 51, of Sebring; and Donald S. Burns, 46, of Minerva — have been charged with attem


Bells ring in spring at Marietta church

MARIETTA — The 29th annual Marietta Area Spring Ring, with its beautiful sounds of hand bell ringing and resonating throughout the Basilica of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, was held Sunday evening in Marietta.


Mid-Ohio Valley Easter Parade set for April 13

PARKERSBURG — The 10th annual Mid-Ohio Valley Easter Parade will be 2 p.m. April 13 along Market Street in downtown Parkersburg. Event founder and chair Kiki Angelos said due to this year being the 10th anniversary, there will be no entry fee for anyone that wants to participate.


2019 Boys Class AAA All-State Basketball Teams

WOAY – The Class AAA boys all-state basketball teams were announced Sunday, with the players being selected by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association. FIRST TEAM – Bunky Brown (George Washington, captain), Kaden Metheny (University), Bryce Radford (Woodrow Wilson), Grant Harman (Martinsburg),


Two democratic gubernatorial candidates attend kick-off dinner in Wood County

VIENNA, W.Va (WTAP)- Two Democratic gubernatorial candidates attended a campaign kick-off dinner Saturday night in Vienna. Jody Murphy and Stephen Smith addressed a group of democrats who facilitated the event as an educational opportunity for members of the community to learn how and why to run for


West Virginia’s Largest Antiques Show Returns April 5-7

WHEELING — Wilson Lodge in Oglebay in Wheeling, West Virginia will be transformed into an antiques marketplace April 5-7 as Oglebay Institute presents its 65th annual Antiques Show and Sale.


Scouts race to be the fastest at Pinewood Derby

Photo By Madeline Scarborough Joseph Pauley, 8, with Pack 3, Parkersburg, and Easton Baker, 8, with Pack 20, Vienna, wait at the end of the track to see whose derby car finishes first and moves on to the next round.


Gold Star Family Monument at City Park to put faces to local heroes

PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Gold Star Family Memorial Monument Committee has announced the service members who will have their images etched into the Parkersburg Gold Star Monument at City Park.


’Jacket girls, Rebel boys win Ryan Jobes

PARKERSBURG — The 2019 Ryan Jobes Invitational at PHS Stadium Field is in the books, and local teams had quite the time with local placers in several events. In girls’ action, Williamstown took the top spot in total team points. With 136 points, they toppled runner-up Ritchie County by 41, but it is