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Local acts get Parkersburg Homecoming spotlight

“The first time is a test; the second time is just to make sure; the third time you go for it,”said Joe Ellison, owner/operator of Karaoke by Joe-E-Okie and master of ceremonies for the event.

PARKERSBURG NEWS & SENTINEL - 2018-07-22 00:00:00

Car crashes into restaurant in Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) -Parkersburg Police are investigating a possible road-rage incident that ended with a car crashing into a restaurant on Emerson Avenue.Police are looking for a man and woman who ran from the car after it crashed into the Los Agaves restaurant at 4542 Emerson Ave.Police are


A structure fire in Parkersburg overtook a vacant house

PARKERSBURG W.Va., (WTAP)-The Parkersburg Fire Department received a call for a structure fire at 3:33 Saturday morning.The house at 1041 Latrobe Street was vacant and fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived on the scene. Firefighters began on the first floor of the building and were able

THENEWSCENTER.TV - 2018-07-21 17:45:00

Manpower to host hiring event for truck assembly workers in Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) -On Thursday, July 26, Manpower will conduct an open hiring event for a truck manufacturer looking to hire more than 50 truck assembly workers for its new plant in Parkersburg.


Parkersburg YMCA child care operation temporarily closed

“We apologize to the public, but the safety of these children cannot be compromised,”said Charlie Burd, president of the Parkersburg YMCA’s board of directors.

PARKERSBURG NEWS & SENTINEL - 2018-07-21 00:00:00

Parkersburg officials investigating Wood Street fire

Photo by Michael Erb A fire Wednesday night at 809 Wood St. in Parkersburg was intentional, officials said, but investigators are still trying to determine why the fire was set and who is responsible. The vacant house suffered major damage but no one was injured in the fire.


Crowds drawn to Marietta Sweet Corn Festival

Volunteers Ken Bigley, left, and Steve Pfieffer, right, shuck corn for the Marietta Sweet Corn Festival Friday in Muskingum Park. (Photo by Janelle Patterson)

MARIETTA TIMES - 2018-07-21 00:00:00

Look Back: Little Kanawha no lazy river

During Wednesday, Thursday and portions of yesterday, the rain fell almost incessantly; as might have been expected therefore, both rivers are rising rapidly at this place and some fear a repetition of the fresh [flood] of last year. However, as there was no snow in the mountains at the last dates,

PARKERSBURG NEWS & SENTINEL - 2018-07-21 00:00:00

Car smashes into Los Agaves

Police were notified of a road rage situation involving at least two cars traveling into the city on Emerson, Sgt. S.E. Carpenter said. At some point, they were traveling north on the road when the Mustang lost control and crashed right through the front doors of the eatery.Manager Juan Bargas said


Groundwork underway for 2018-19 South girls cagers

But now with a new season coming along in December, plans are in effect for the 2018-19 cage campaign, which for Davis in his third year at the South girls’ helm means replacing“a great group of five seniors we had,”he stated, in Devin Hefner, Allie Taylor, Alyssa Wilson, Charity Wilson and Savannah

PARKERSBURG NEWS & SENTINEL - 2018-07-22 00:00:00

Parkersburg Homecoming Committee announces 2018 entertainers, events

The committee announced its lineup and contests Wednesday afternoon with some of its anchor events like the Rubber Ducky Derby, Music Showcase, Grand Parade and the Johnny Staats Bluegrass Festival.


Law enforcement remind public to call for help in 'true' emergencies

MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) -Law enforcement is reminding the public to call them for help in true emergencies.This comes after a Washington County man was arrested for allegedly calling deputies multiple times for non-emergency reasons.Deputies tell us they informed the man when it’s appropriate to call


Robbery suspect charged in child’s death

Jason Lee Story, 38, of 520 55th St., Vienna, was arrested Wednesday night on one count of first-degree robbery, two counts of second-degree robbery and one count of child neglect resulting in death.


Man pleads innocent to assaulting cop

A Millfield-area man accused of assaulting an Athens police officer has pleaded innocent in Athens County Common Pleas Court.Tristan Waldbillig, 36, was arraigned on Wednesday. Judge Patrick Lang tentatively scheduled a trial for Sept. 20 and released Waldbillig on his own recognizance.An Athens Cou


Structure fire reported in Parkersburg at Wood and Latrobe streets

Posted:Wed 10:00 PM, Jul 18, 2018|Updated: Wed 10:06 PM, Jul 18, 2018PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) -Dispatchers say there is a small structure fire at the intersection of Wood and Latrobe streets in Parkersburg.Wood County dispatch says the call came in at about 9:10 p.m. Wednesday night.WTAP is working


Traffic slowdowns expected Thursday during waterline work in Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) -Waterline work are expected to cause traffic slowdowns in downtown Parkersburg on Thursday, city utility officials said.


American Red Cross Holds Swim Lessons in Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG, W. Va. (WTAP) -It’s hard to think that swimming can be dangerous, but one local organization is trying to teach kids how to stay safe in the water.


City of Marietta issues boil water advisory

MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) -The city of Marietta has issued a boil water advisory for residents on all of Merryhill Street, all of Hickory Lane, all of Merigold Lane and residents along Colegate Drive to Brentwood Street.


Road work causes single-lane closure on Butler St in Marietta

MARIETTA, Oh. (WTAP) -You may have noticed some roadwork signs up near Butler street in Marietta.Streets department officials say there is a single-lane closure westbound between Fourth and Seventh streets until 4 p.m. each day this week.Workers are repairing and leveling out the brick roadway near


Murder trial set for Monday in death of Chauncey woman

William D. Blair, 54, of Gun Club Road, near New Marshfield, fills out paperwork after his hearing Tuesday afternoon in Athens County Municipal Court. He's charged with multiple counts in connection with the murder of a Chauncey woman on Friday, June 16.Photo by Dennis E. Powell