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...
Three arrested on various charges, including transport of drugs into jail facility
PARKERSBURG, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Three individuals were arrested in the Wood County area on Friday in relation to a number of charges many of which were in relation to possession of controlled substances including fentanyl, heroin, and methamphetamine. One individual involved faces charges on several capias warrants, as well as a charge of Transporting a […]
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 […]
Recovery Mission for August 2023 Hits One Month in West Virginia after Federal Disaster Declaration
One month after President Joe Biden signed a major disaster declaration for Boone, Calhoun, Clay, Harrison, and Kanawha counties, FEMA has now provided flooding survivors with more than $1 million in federal disaster assistance. The work is just beginning. It is a mission closely shared with the state of West Virginia, West Virginia Emergency Management Division, state offices, local governments and community and faith-based organizations that are also fully engaged.
3 school districts closing early due to high water
Several schools are closing early Wednesday amid active weather.
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.
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....
Local 3rd Graders at Leroy Elementary Showcase Historical Figures in Wax Museum
At Leroy Elementary, students worked tirelessly learning about important people throughout history. These 3rd grade Lions worked hard to showcase their effort in the wax museum. Families enjoyed learning about people that have made a big impact in our history. Special thanks to the Leroy Elementary community for submitting this Five Star Story. This story exemplifies our ELEVATE Focus Area: Diverse Learning. Sharing stories of how students receive engaging learning experiences and the focused-attention they need through appropriate student-to-staff ratios and varied programming.Visit here for more details.
Today the gas price is close to $3.19 in Spencer as of 2024-03-02. 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 Saturday is $3.338, a week ago the price is $3.264 , according to AAA.
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).
Ritchie slated to face Williamstown in Section 2 final
WILLIAMSTOWN, W.Va. — Ritchie County is set to face Williamstown in the Class AA, Region I, Section 2 title game tonight at 7 p.m. after defeating Parkersburg Catholic, 59-41, on Tuesday. The third-seed Rebels strung together four solid quarters in the semifinal round, although the Crusaders kept it tight...
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.
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...
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 […]
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...
‘Jackets claim sectional title over Rebels, 67-45
WILLIAMSTOWN — Knowing full well it is very hard to beat any given team three times in the same season, Williamstown head coach Scott Sauro was looking for a quick start from his Yellowjackets in Friday night’s Class AA sectional final against the visiting Ritchie County Rebels. The...
Treasurer Moore announces two winners of Jumpstart contest
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - West Virginia’s Treasurer was in Parkersburg on Wednesday to announce two winners of his office’s first-ever Jumpstart Savings Contest for West Virginia tradespeople and vocational students. Two of the winners are from Wood County. Their names are Mark Holbert and Jason Sylvester. They came...
Wood County Commissioners recognize Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Wood County officials are recognizing this March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Thursday morning, the three Wood County Commissioners signed a proclamation saying that March will be Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Arc of the Mid-Ohio Valley Chief Operating Manager Doug Hess appeared before the commission with...
Exciting Matchup: Glenville State vs. Trine in Acrobatics & Tumbling Battle at Indiana
GLENVILLE, W.Va. – Glenville State Acrobatics & Tumbling is set to make the long trip to Indiana tomorrow (Mar. 3) for a matchup with Trine. This will be the first meeting between the two programs. MEET INFORMATION Sunday, March 3 | 1 p.m. | MTI Center Glenville State at Trine Watch Live THE OPPONENT TRINE The Thunder come in (2-0) with wins at Concordia University-Wisconsin (237.725-219.500) and at Buffalo State (246.780-123.400). The Division III program is in its fourth year of competition. Alexis Harris is in her first year as Head Coach of the Thunder. Harris came to Trine after…
February Divorce List from Calhoun Family Court
In the Family Court of Calhoun County there was one divorce in the month of February. In case 24D1, Brooklyn Renee Dye, Petitioner and Dennis Ross Dye II were Divorced on February 21, 2024. The original marriage decree was dated October 4, 2014.