Two adults, baby rescued from vehicle swept away in high water Wednesday
CALHOUN COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS) — Crews in Calhoun County rescued two adults and a baby from a car that was swept away in high water Wednesday. The incident happened along Route 33 near the Gilmer County line, according to the Arnoldsburg Volunteer Fire Department. Firefighters said the occupants were...
Calhoun County Young Writers Contest winners announced
CALHOUN COUNTY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Since 1984, the West Virginia Young Writers Contest has been a platform for celebrating student creativity and expression across the state. According to Calhoun County Schools, a total of 14 stories were submitted to the Calhoun County Young Writers Contest, across six divisions. “Special thanks to our judges who loved all the […]
Hope Gas donates $125,000 to Mountaineer Food Bank
Hope Gas Inc. has been in business for 125 years and decided to celebrate this milestone Thursday by presenting a check for $125,0000 to Mountaineer Food Bank (MFB).
FEMA disaster centers change hours of operation
CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – The hours of operation for state-federal disaster centers have changed in Boone, Calhoun, Clay, Harrison, and Kanawha. Beginning Feb. 29, 2024 the centers will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The Boone County center is located at 38 John Slack Circle...
Ritchie County Sheriff’s Office received equipment for K9
HARRISVILLE, W.Va. (WTAP) - Recent donations will help keep Ritchie County Sheriff’s Office’s newest K9 safe while on calls. K9 Luna has been with the sheriff’s office for almost a year, and her handler Sgt. Katrina Barnes recently received a ballistic vest and first aid pack for Luna.
3 school districts closing early due to high water
Several schools are closing early Wednesday amid active weather.
Traveling WV: The Great Bend Museum
RAVENSWOOD, W.Va. (WCHS) — John Dalberg-Acton once said “history is not a burden on the memory, but an illumination of the soul.”. Whether the citizens of Jackson County, West Virginia, knew of this statement is unknown, but it’s obvious they intend to keep the rich history of this Ohio River border county front and center.
Today the gas price is close to $3.19 in Linn as of 2024-03-01. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Friday is $3.331, a week ago the price is $3.267 , according to AAA.
Mid-Ohio Valley Foundations – Entertainment: Ritchie County raceway set for rebirth
RITCHIE COUNTY — After sitting dormant for over 20 years, the Pennsboro Speedway is undergoing a revival thanks to the efforts of preservationists and racing promotion company XR Events. “This isn’t the glitz and glamour of going to a major league stadium,” Barry Braun, CEO of XR Events, said....
Pioneer Shooting Club at Glenville State University Donates $1000 to First Baptist Church Cancer Fund
GLENVILLE, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The Pioneer Shooting Club at Glenville State University proudly announced today their donation of $1000 to the First Baptist Church Cancer Fund in Glenville. This generous contribution stems from the proceeds raised during last Fall’s Breast Cancer Awareness Art Auction hosted by the club. Breast Cancer Awareness has been a cause […]
🚧 Road Safety Restoration on Interstate 79 in Braxton County
The time displayed is local to the original X account in Charleston, West Virginia. The West Virginia Department of Highways District 7 heavy maintenance crews have recently conducted essential maintenance along Interstate 79 in Braxton County. This activity involved the removal of ditch line obstacles, including rocks and trees, which is crucial to re-establish the ditch flow line. The intention of this maintenance work is to restore the road to a safe condition for public use. Through these efforts, the WVDOH is committed to ensuring that the necessary infrastructure is maintained, thus promoting better safety for drivers traveling through the area. These kinds of maintenance operations are part of ongoing efforts to enhance road conditions and #SeeingResults is symbolic of the progress and tangible outcomes being witnessed by the community.
Sentencings result in jail time for 3 defendants
HARRISVILLE, W.Va. — Three people appearing for sentencing were remanded to North Central Regional Jail on Feb. 22. First was Timothy R. Starcher, 35, of Belmont, W.Va. He was found unsuitable for probation and was remanded for execution of sentence. He was indicted for fleeing from an officer in...
High Water Rescue by Arnoldsburg VFD
Arnoldsburg Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched by Calhoun Control at approximately 5 p.m. near the Gilmer County line on Route 33/119 near Bear Fork for a water rescue. The Department volunteers were able to rescue 2 adults and a baby from a car that had been swept away in the flood water.
Huntington St. Joseph’s clinches state tournament berth with 54-34 win over Tolsia
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Huntington St. Joseph’s scored the first 11 points in their Class A Region IV co-final Tuesday at Spring Valley High School and never looked back. The Irish defeated Tolsia, 54-34 to secure a spot in next week’s state tournament. The Irish (19-5) have earned...
Elizabeth resident is on the road to recovery
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - A benefit fundraiser was held for an Elizabeth resident who was injured in a UTV accident. Zach Adams was injured after an accident that occurred on New Year’s Eve. He suffered severe head trauma and is currently in recovery at a hospital in Charleston. Adam’s...
The Arc offering scholarship
PARKERSBURG — A scholarship for local students who are or will be within the calendar year full-time students at an accredited college or university studying for a degree that relates to working with individuals with cognitive or intellectual disabilities is being offered by The Arc of the Mid Ohio Valley.
Mid-Ohio Valley Foundations – Health: Minnie Hamilton system continues evolving to serve Calhoun, Gilmer counties
GRANTSVILLE — Renovation and new construction activities have been on tap for the Minnie Hamilton Health System as it continues to provide essential medical care for residents of Calhoun and Gilmer counties in central West Virginia. The health system opened a new clinic in Arnoldsburg in September 2022 in...
Isaac Hodges’ monster game helps Ritchie oust Catholic, 59-41
PARKERSBURG – Ritchie County’s Isaac Hodges had a night to remember here Tuesday during a Class AA, Region I, Section 2 affair as the sophomore went for 26 points and a career-high 22 rebounds to help lead the Rebels to a 59-41 victory against Parkersburg Catholic. In a...
Parkersburg Catholic falls to Ritchie County in sectional semifinal
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - The Parkersburg Catholic Crusaders struggled in the second half on the way to a 59-41 loss to Ritchie County in the sectional semifinal. Gideon Wilson led the Crusaders with 13 points, 10 rebounds, and a game-high five steals. Preston Randolph added 11 points. Parkersburg Catholic sees...