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Science fiction film holds casting call in Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG — A casting call for a science fiction film titled “Virt” was held Saturday at the Dils Center. Director Rich Rule of Dizzyboy Productions said the movie is going to have a feel similar to “The Matrix.”


Point in Time Homeless Count to take place this week

PARKERSBURG, W. Va. (WTAP) - This upcoming Wednesday and Thursday will be the “Point in Time” homeless count. Volunteers will be counting the number of homeless people in the Mid-Ohio Valley to send to the Department of Housing and Urban Development as well as the census.


Pontiac man pleads guilty to murder in West Virginia

A Pontiac man has pleaded guilty to the 2017 murder of one man and wounding of another in West Virginia. According to Herald-Dispatch.com, Kelly Lee Powell, 24, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for the fatal shooting of Brandon Lee Taylor and injury of Royaire Elterro Deray Churchill on Jan. 2


No injuries in fire on Lost Pavement Road

PARKERSBURG — No one was injured in a structure fire Saturday at 5410 Lost Pavement Road, officials said. “The fire was contained to one room,” said Mark Stewart, the Lubeck Fire Department Chief.


Zion Baptist Church honors legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

PARKERSBURG — Sometimes it only takes one person to invoke change and if someone else joins with them amazing things can happen, the president of West Virginia University at Parkersburg said Sunday at Zion Baptist Church’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day.


This Castle Restaurant In West Virginia Is A Fantasy Come To Life

We don’t know about you, but relatively few of our food fantasies don’t involve something sweet. The next time you’re anywhere near Parkersburg (and lucky you if you live there!), be sure to let your sweet tooth steer you over to this castle restaurant where, among other delectable delights, you’ll


Parkersburg City Council to meet Tuesday

PARKERSBURG — A meeting of the Urban Renewal Authority and a public presentation on federally designated opportunity zones will precede Tuesday’s Parkersburg City Council meeting.


WVU Heart and Vascular Institute expands services in Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG — The WVU Heart and Vascular Institute is increasing its services at WVU Medicine’s medical campus in downtown Parkersburg and enhancing its support of the only hospital in the Mid-Ohio Valley to offer open-heart surgery.


BC-BKH-West Virginia girls How They Fared

1. Parkersburg (12-1) beat South Charleston 62-32, beat Hurricane 89-24. 2. Greenbrier East (11-1) PikeView did not report. 3. South Charleston (11-2) beat Cabell Midland 39-25, lost to Parkersburg 62-32, beat Capital 52-37. 4. Wheeling Park (11-2) beat Brooke 67-31, vs. Parkersburg South, ppd.


Mister Bee Potato Chips receives federal certification

PARKERSBURG — West Virginia Potato Chip Co., doing business as Mister Bee Potato Chips in Parkersburg, has received a woman-owned small business certification as it prepares to install new equipment in March.


Escaped inmate quickly captured in Meigs County

MEIGS COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- A Middleport Jail inmate briefly escaped custody before he was caught Monday, Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood said. The sheriff says a deputy was transporting the inmate to Monroe County when he escaped at 12:04 p.m. Monday.


Father of child who overdosed sentenced for robberies, child neglect

PARKERSBURG — A Parkersburg man was sentenced to at least 10 years in prison Friday for a string of robberies he said were linked to the death of his infant daughter by a drug overdose nearly two years earlier.


Kids in Crisis: Counselor says schools need to teach social skills

PARKERSBURG — Every day, Jefferson Elementary Center counselor Aaron Ellis greets students the same way: “Good morning Earthlings.” “I give them the ‘Earthling Test.’ Everyone on the planet has the same five basic needs: Food, water, oxygen, shelter and love,” Ellis said. “When they are coming down


Shows feature artwork by Parkersburg High School alumni

PARKERSBURG — A series of one-man art shows featuring Parkersburg High School alumni will be on display this year at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Parkersburg. Ken Gilbert, who taught art at Parkersburg High School for 27 years, said he has tapped into the more than 200 of his former students who now w


Blennerhassett Museum Winter Lecture Series returning

PARKERSBURG — Blennerhassett Museum Winter Lecture Series is returning for another year, presenting four programs at 2 p.m. each Sunday in February. The series begins Feb. 3 and ends Feb. 24.


WSAZ Invitational concludes with Vaughn, Lanham taking titles

HUNTINGTON — Saturday night's conclusion of the WSAZ Invitational wrestling tournament at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena marked a transition from the regular season to the post-season and plenty of contestants showed they're ready.


Catholic falls to defending state champ Knights

PARKERSBURG –The defending Class A champion Wheeling Central Catholic Maroon Knights were on the ropes late in the fourth, but efficient free throw shooting in the final minutes sealed a 75-65 win over Parkersburg Catholic on Saturday.


OHIO VALLEY UNSUNG HEROES: Hannan plays a big role behind the scenes

WHEELING — While most people were snuggled under their covers in the wee hours of Saturday morning, Jenny Hannan was up and hard at work prepping for Day 3 of the 66th annual Ron Mauck OVAC Wrestling Championships.


Reds Caravan hits Grand Central Mall

VIENNA — The Cincinnati Reds are baseball’s oldest franchise. As a matter of fact the Red Stockings are set to celebrate their 150th season when the 2019 campaign gets underway a little more than two months from now.


Dragons rally to edge Meigs in Throwdown

ROME TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Fairland outscored Meigs 24-15 in the fourth quarter to defeat the Marauders 47-43 in the final game of the Tri-State Hoops Throwdown girls high school basketball showcase Saturday night at the Carl York Center.