Barboursville, WV


Crowd in Huntington protests overturning of Roe v. Wade

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A crowd gathered Friday night in front of the Cabell County Courthouse to speak out against the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade. Those who attended lit candles, held signs, and cheered when they got honks from drivers on 5th Avenue. The...
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Investigators: Man arrested in county’s largest meth bust ever

LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) - A man from Ironton was arrested Thursday in what investigators say involved the largest amount of methamphetamine seized in the history of Lawrence County. According to Prosecutor Brigham Anderson, suspect Andrew McClain, 34, was arrested after investigators found nearly three pounds of meth, as well...
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Body found by train tracks in Huntington

HUNTINGTON, WV (WOWK) — A body was found by the railroad tracks in Huntington after allegedly being struck by a train at the 700 block of 7th Avenue on Saturday. Cabell County dispatch says that the body was found around 4:40 p.m. after reports of someone being struck by a train. Huntington Police Department, Fire […]

Milton police make arrest after vehicle pursuit reaches speeds exceeding 100 mph

CABELL COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS) — Police in Cabell County reported making an arrest after a vehicle pursuit reached speeds exceeding 100 mph. Jacob Egnor, 22, of Sumerco, is facing charges of fleeing with reckless indifference, driving with a revoked license for DUI and using defective equipment, according to a social media post from the Milton Police Department.

Lawrence County starts inaugural burger week

LOUISA, Ky. (WYMT) - For the first time in its history, Lawrence County is hosting a burger week now through July 2nd. “It’s more of a thing to get people to come to Louisa and try these burgers and this stuff,” Wes Kingsmore, chairman of the Lawrence County Tourism Commission, said.

John Homer Dean, 79, of Louisa, KY.

John Homer Dean, 79, of Louisa, KY, passed away at Three Rivers Hospital in Louisa on Monday, June 20, 2022. John was born July 7, 1942 to Robert and Mellie (Newcombe) Dean. Born in Fort Gay, WV and raised in Long Branch Holler in Tabor’s Creek, his family moved to Chicago where he spent most of his adult life. John was a skilled pipe fitter for Oscar Meyer for most of his career before joining his brother as a pottery craftsman, then joining his son, John in expedited delivery services.

Andy's Saturday Evening Forecast - Jun 25

The Barboursville and Shawnee soccer pitches are hosting a blowout youth tournament this weekend. Tony roamed the City Park fields for a look at the fun and excitement. Crowd in Huntington protests overturning of Roe v. Wade. Updated: 24 hours ago. The crowd voiced their disappointment and frustration with the...

Ona Fire Department offering summer volunteer opportunities

ONA, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The Ona Volunteer Fire Department announced Monday that it would be accepting volunteers for assistance with various tasks at the station over the summer. The announcement specified that high school students looking to complete their community service hours were welcome to reach out for the...

Youth Regional Soccer Tourney

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -The prestigious US YOUTH EASTERN REGIONALS are in town for a 5 day blowout soccer tourney. Teams and clubs are in from a dozen states with eyes on a berth in the Nationals next month in Florida. It’s the first time the regional finals have come back to Barboursville in the Covid Era. Tony stopped by the Barboursville fields for a look at the action and a story on soccer moms!

Marshall University announces site of new baseball stadium

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - The new home of Marshall baseball will be on a plot of land at 2nd Avenue and 22st Street. The Marshall University administration presented a revised baseball stadium project statement Friday, which was unanimously approved by the Board of Governors during a special meeting in Huntington.
Ironton Tribune

Impact Prevention has Party in the Park for kids (WITH GALLERY)

There were sounds of lions roaring and sirens. Kids were running madly about. It wasn’t the scene of some scary film… it was just a bunch of kids having fun at Etna Street Park in Ironton on Tuesday. The lion roars were a part of some exercises to...

Students in Marshall’s M.S. in Forensic Science program achieve highest collective score nationwide on Forensic Science Assessment Test

The graduating class of Marshall University’s Master of Science in Forensic Science program has again earned the highest collective score in the nation on the Forensic Science Assessment Test (FSAT). Since the program was accredited in 2005, Marshall’s M.S. Forensic Science students have ranked No. 1 for 11 of the 13 years that they participated.
Metro News

Board of Governors approves revised plan for Marshall’s baseball stadium

Marshall’s long-awaited baseball stadium is coming in the near future, and to a different location than what was originally planned. On Friday morning, the Marshall University Board of Governors unanimously approved the capital program statement, a revised baseball stadium project presented during a special meeting. The new baseball stadium...

St. Albans Heritage Festival Planned to Celebrate 150 Years

Celebrate St. Albans’ 150th birthday at the St. Albans Heritage Festival on Saturday, August 6th, from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm at Old Main Plaza in St. Albans. This fun-filled event will include local live music, food and beverage vendors, arts and crafts on Main Street, and a car show taking place at the nearby Loop.
Ironton Tribune

Olive Garden coming to Ashland

ASHLAND, Ky. — Ashland Town Center will welcome Olive Garden to its line-up of more than 75 retail, dining and entertainment options. “Ashland Town Center is excited to further diversify and expand our dining roster with Olive Garden,” said Vicki Ramey, general manager at Ashland Town Center. “We strive to meet shopper demand by providing dynamic national and local brands and retail concepts, as well as family-friendly dining and entertainment options all within our town center.”
Ironton Tribune

Woman sentenced to prison for sex with minor

A Willow Wood woman has been sentenced to four and half years in prison after pleading guilty to sex with a minor. On Tuesday, Jodi Rae Ridenour, 35, 1490 County Road 64, Willow Wood, plead guilty to one count of third-degree felony unlawful sexual conduct with a minor in the Lawrence County Common Pleas Court of Judge Andrew Ballard.

Generation Next — Matt James, 36, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, Marshall University

Matt James is a native of Bluefield, West Virginia. After graduating valedictorian of his high school class, Matt landed in Huntington in 2004 — quickly immersing himself in campus life. During his undergraduate years, Matt’s peers elected him “Mr. Marshall 2007” and Student Body President in 2008. These experiences literally changed his life and career trajectory.