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Paddleboards, kayaks and canoes filled with about 70 rowers participated in the inaugural Parkersburg Paddlefest on Saturday morning on the Ohio River. "We had about 60 boats launch and 70 people registered," said John Wiseman, director of the event and co-owner of Lapping the Couch Adventures.
20 hrs ago | NewsandSentinel.com
She was born Nov. 16, 1925, in Creston, Wirt County, W.Va., the daughter of the late Martin Hugh and Osa Collins Richards. She was a lifelong member of 19th Street Church of God where she sang in the choir for many years and was part of the Ladies Trio, along with her sister, Lucille Hungate and her niece, Dora Daley, who both preceded her in death.
Despite a gray overcast sky that threatened rain and cool temperatures Saturday morning, more than 400 people took part in the annual Walk4Vets at City Park in Parkersburg. "We've have a lot of community support," she said.
North End Tavern and Brewery - one of the oldest businesses in the area at 115 years old - is getting an expansion and remodeling. Photo by Paul LaPann From left, Joe Roedersheimer, Chip Roedersheimer and Chris Hopkins stand where an addition is being built to the North End Tavern and Brewery at 3500 Emerson Ave. in Parkersburg.
Life-sized board games, zumba demonstrations, crafts and costumes lined Market Street on Saturday for the annual Downtown Block Party. Over 300 people also had the chance to sample foods from several top local chefs Saturday evening during the first Downtown Throwdown.
He was born at Hur, Calhoun County, to Hess and Lizzie Fritz Reynolds. He was an educator and farmer until his retirement.
A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of a man accused of killing a baby girl, officials announced Friday. Through the Wood County Prosecutor's Office and the Parkersburg Police Department, $2,000 is being offered for information to find Curtis Richards II, 31, whose last known address is 3850 Central Ave. Richards is wanted for the Aug. 5 murder of 1-year-old Ariella Noel Merinar, who was left in Richards' care by her mother.
Senate President Jeff Kessler says the governor's rule to ease inspections in a law regulating aboveground storage tanks undermines the Legislature. Kessler told the Parkersburg News and Sentinel that Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin should have called a special session instead of proposing the rule.
Investigators were led to the suspect in a fatal hit and run this week by a passenger in the car with him when he allegedly struck a 15-year-old bicyclist, a West Virginia State Police trooper said Thursday. "We had a passenger from inside the vehicle get in contact with us and come in and make a statement" Tuesday, said Sgt.
Matthew Allen Burns Jr., 30, of 107 Gates Ave., Marietta, was arrested Friday for disorderly conduct by intoxication, a misdemeanor. Derek Jordan Jones, 22, of 933 Wingett Run Road, Wingett Run, was arrested Sunday for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, driving under an OVI suspended license, having an inoperable headlight, driving left of center, failure to comply with the order/signal of an officer and violating the terms of his probation, all misdemeanors.
The first Parkersburg Paddlefest will kick off with activities and entertainment Friday, while the focus of the event will be Saturday morning with paddlers going from Point Park to Blennerhassett Island and back. com or in person at Lapping the Couch Adventures, located in the Point Park Market Place at 113 Ann St. Participants are encouraged to drop off their boats Friday since no cars will be permitted in Point Park during the event on Saturday.
Evelyn Louise Allio, 88, of Mineral Wells, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 10, 2014 after a long struggle with cancer.
Due to the FASTRAK Regional Races being rescheduled for Mid-October, the 2014 season ending event at the Tyler County Speedway will be ran as a one day show on Friday Night, September 19th and will bring down the curtain on the speedway's historic 40th Anniversary Season. As in typical 'Bullring' fashion the Tyler County Speedway will send the 2014 racing season out with a 'Bang' highlighted by the rescheduling of the 13th Annual Eaton/Childers King of the Ring which will see a division switch as the prestigious event will now see the Peoples Bank FASTRAK Late Model division square off in Twin 20 lap $1,500 to win main events.
A Parkersburg man may lose an eye following an attack at his home early Tuesday morning, said Parkersburg Police Chief Joe Martin. John A. Meadows, 49, of Oak Street received stab wounds in his arms, abdomen and head and was transferred to a hospital in Morgantown for specialized treatment in a bid to save his eye after other wounds were treated locally, Martin said.
West Virginia State Police have charged a man with the death of a 15-year-old boy whose body and bicycle was found Tuesday afternoon on West Virginia 47, West Virginia State Police said this morning. Charged was Darren Parsons, 19, Parkersburg, said Sgt.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:55 pm
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