The West Virginia Chocolate Festival will be held Saturday, October 31 in Ripley, in front of the courthouse. It will take place from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. following a small parade that will start at Ripley High School and end at the location of the festival.
The North Parkersburg Baptist Church will hold a free food giveaway Thursday, October 29 from 4:30 P.M. to 5:30 P.M. The giveaway is part of a series of events that occur weekly, with food being distributed every Thursday at the church.
The US Department of Justice is giving $8.2 million to programs to fight the opioid crisis and substance abuse. One of them is the Adult Drug Court and Veterans Treatment Court Discretionary Grant Program.
Gallia County Sheriff Matt Champlin, Gallipolis Chief of Police Chief Jeff Boyer and Rio Grande Chief of Police Josh Davies have released a statement regarding a change in trick or treat in Gallia County, including the City of Gallipolis and Village of Rio Grande.