Big Run, WV


Woody Williams to lie in state at U.S. Capitol

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) - America’s last WWII Medal of Honor recipient Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin announces Sunday at Williams funeral. Williams died last week at the age of 98.
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Last minute fireworks shopping

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) - Some people might be buying fireworks the last minute this weekend, but there’s a few things you might need to know. With 4th of july coming up on Monday, fireworks stands are seeing last minute shoppers seeking fireworks. A fireworks stand we visited said they...

Single vehicle accident lands car on its roof

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – A single-vehicle accident on U.S. Route 19 south of Clarksburg on Friday evening resulted in a car landing on its roof. According to the Harrison County 911 Communications Center, it happened just after 9 p.m. when a car traveling on Good Hope Pike, or U.S. Route 19, rolled over and landed on […]

Obituary: Pritchard (Caplinger), Hazel M.

WORTHINGTON, W.Va. (WTAP) - Hazel M. (Caplinger) Pritchard, 83 of Worthington, WV, passed away July 1, 2022 at her residence in Worthington, WV. Service will be Thursday 1:00PM at the Leavitt Funeral Home in Parkersburg. Burial will follow at Evergreen North Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday 2:00 pm to 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral home.
Parkersburg News & Sentinel

Mid-Ohio Valley Odds and Ends

CRESTON, W.Va. — The Creston Community Building Summer ATV Poker Run will be held July 30 at 340 Anns Run Road, Creston. Registration is from 9 a.m. to noon with a $10 entry fee. No 2-wheelers allowed. Prizes and drawings will be available. For more information call (304) 275-3578 or (304) 275-0003.

Caroline Gillespie Cochran

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) - Caroline Gillespie Cochran, 78 of Webster Springs, passed away on Thursday, June 30, 2022, seven days following the passing of her husband of 55 years, Melvin W. Cochran, who passed on June 23, 2022. She passed away of complications from pancreatic cancer, five days after learning of her diagnosis.She was the tenth and last child, born to Clarence W. and Bertha Baughman Gillespie, on May 23, 1944, in Buckhannon. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers Eugene, Jimmy, Bernard and Felix and sisters, Helen, Louise and Lucille.Surviving is brother David of Webster Springs and sister Sammie (Bob) Allman of Buckhannon. She is also survived by son Max (wife Sandra) Cochran of Webster Springs; four grandchildren, Eddie Cochran, Max (wife Christina) Cochran Jr., Matthew (wife Vicky) Cochran, and Jessica Cochran; along with four great-grandchildren, Desirae, Matthew Jr., Grace, and Lauren; a great-great-granddaughter, Elena; and several nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends.Caroline was a member of Emmanuel Assembly of God; she was a 1962 graduate of Webster Springs High School and Clarksburg Beauty Academy in 1963. After passing her WV state licensing exams, she operated her own beauty salon for 30 years in Webster Springs. She was originally hired by Charlie Dodd in 1969 as beautician for Dodd & Hurt Funeral Home and continued working when the business changed to Dodd & Reed Funeral Home.She enjoyed traveling overseas and state side with her husband and grandchildren, and especially enjoyed spending time with the grandchildren at the beach. Caroline was a very competitive scrabble player. Reading historic fiction and WV murder mystery books was her pleasure. Celebration of Life Services will be held on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at 12:00 noon at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home with Pastor Marty Cowger officiating and Eulogy given by Jack Alsop. She will be laid to rest beside Melvin at Big Run Cemetery, Diana. Friends may join the family for visitation two hours prior to service time.Please join the family for Graveside Services at 2:30 PM at Big Run Cemetery, Diana.In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to Emmanuel Assembly of God, PO Box 839, Cowen, WV 26206.Online condolences may be made to the family at & Reed Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Cochran family.

West Virginia Forrest Gump completes run across America

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (WBOY) — A north central West Virginia man has completed his cross-country run, sporting a full Forrest Gump beard. Michael Wardian, originally from Fairmont, passed through West Virginia last week during his 3,234-mile run from San Francisco, California to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Now, as of 6 a.m. Friday, he had completed the journey […]

Finding a place that feels like his RCB home

CLARKSBURG, W.Va (WDTV) -Flying Eagles lineman Logan McCartney has gotten a lot of looks in the last month from the college coaches around the area, collecting seven offers in a matter of weeks. McCartney’s story doesn’t stop there, to him, college is about more than just football, and he’s looking for the place that will feel like his RCB home.

UPDATE: Missing man found dead

UPDATE: – (LOOTPRESS) – On Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at approximately 8:00 PM, Troopers from the Bridgeport Detachment along with officers from the Clarksburg Police Department responded to Olive Garden located in the Eastpointe Shopping Center. Once on scene officers discovered the remains of an adult male subject...

Clarksburg man faces multiple charges after strangling woman

CLARKSBURG, W.Va (WDTV) - A Harrison County man faces multiple charges after officers said he threatened and strangled a woman. Officers were flagged down on Wednesday by a vehicle with two people inside, including the victim who was “visibly distraught and had apparent redness around her neck,” according to a criminal complaint.

Gold Star Mother’s Living Memorial remembers fallen loved ones

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) - Gold Star Mother’s Living Memorial took place in Middlebourne Saturday. Gold Star Mother’s Living Memorial honors families who have lost sons or daughters in the service. Through a community effort Gold Star Mothers Living Memorial shows how thankful they are for the men and...