Parkersburg, WVWTAP

At least one person transported to hospital following two-vehicle crash

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - At least one person was transported to the hospital following a two-vehicle crash in Parkersburg late-Monday night. Wood County Dispatch could not confirm if there were any injuries suffered in the crash at the intersection of Emerson and Murdoch Avenues, but did confirm that a truck and SUV were the two vehicles involved.
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Spencer diesel prices: Comparison shows where to save $0.00 per gallon

(SPENCER, WV) Your choice of gas station could be costing you as much as $0.00 if you’re buying diesel in Spencer, according to a recent price survey. The survey, which looked at prices across the Spencer area on Tuesday, found that Exxon at 344 Main Sthad the cheapest advertised diesel, at just $3.19 per gallon. By comparison, the most expensive station in the area was Exxon at 344 Main St, which listed a per-gallon price of $3.19.
Washington County, OHMarietta Times

Ahart granted judicial release

A Davisville, W.Va., man was granted judicial release Monday after spending two years of his four-year sentence in prison. Jonathan D. Ahart, 42, of 251 Poplar St., pleaded guilty to a bill of information in February 2019 to one count of second-degree felony burglary. In March 2019, he was sentenced to four years in prison.
Wood County, WVParkersburg News & Sentinel

Mountwood Park sees flooding after heavy rainfall

VOLCANO — Mountwood Park experienced heavy flooding on Sunday. Wood County Parks Director Jeremy Cross said they had what seemed like torrential rains on Sunday with two storm systems that came through the area, one right after the other. “We had one of the largest floods I have ever seen...

Ravenswood Senior News: Column

Our Riverfront Park has been quite busy recently and looks like activities are back to normal for the most part. The River Rats played music at the park on Thursday evening, June 3, with a nice crowd in attendance. On Friday evening, June 4, the Relay for Life held their event. Unfortunately it was a small gathering but I attribute it to people not knowing about it. WV Bass Nation held a tournament on Saturday, June 5, with approximately 50 boats with fishermen participating. That evening the Jackson County Troop Link held a fundraising event at the stage area with a nice crowd in attendance. There were lots of other people making use of the picnic areas and strolling around the walk — some with their pet dogs. It’s really nice to see all the activities going on outside now without people having to wear masks and be cautious about their “distance.”

Local businesses awarded grants by JCDA and City of Ripley and Ravenswood

The Jackson County Development Authority understands that the outside look of a business influences its appeal to consumers. A few years ago, the agency offered small businesses in Ripley and Ravenswood grants to improve the face of their buildings. Meghan Parsons, administrative assistant of the JCDA, said those initial grants...
Parkersburg, WVWTAP

Belpre City Council considers allowing golf carts on streets

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - By a narrow 4-to-3 vote, Belpre City Council approved the second of three readings for an ordinance establish Rules, Regulations and Registration of golf carts in the city. Several people spoke with questions on how the city would enforce the restrictions that have been proposed for...
Ripley, WVParkersburg News & Sentinel

Showing faith after the Ripley flood

Frank Bounds, pastor of Ripley Pentecostals church, talked about the damage sustained to the building during last week’s flood. People will be on hand to help clean up the property beginning next week. It has not yet been decided if the building will need to be rebuilt. Bounds said church services will be temporarily held at the Jubilee Center on Straight Street. A couple of churches reached out to Bounds and offered their building for services. “People have been so kind,” Bounds said. (Photos by Candice Black)
Wood County,

Pressure mounts on W.Va. Democratic Party leader to resign

CHARLESTON — Belinda Biafore, the chairwoman of the West Virginia Democratic Party, is facing a call to resign from one of the largest county executive committees due to a perceived slight to minorities and people of color. The Wood County Democratic Executive Committee issued a statement Saturday calling for Biafore’s...
Belpre, OHParkersburg News & Sentinel

Belpre City Council advances golf cart ordinance on second reading

BELPRE — The second reading of an ordinance which will permit golf carts to be operated on limited streets in Belpre passed Belpre City Council by a narrow margin Monday. Belpre City Council held its first in-person, open-to-the public meeting Monday evening. Council member Bill Locke brought the golf cart...
Parkersburg, WVWTAP

Summer programs back at Jefferson Elementary Center

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Summer programs are back for students in Wood County, including at Jefferson Elementary. Many elementary students were back at the school for some learning this summer. This is all a part of the program’s “Wildlife Adventures, Math and Literacy Camp.”. Students are getting the chance to...
Ravenswood, WVParkersburg News & Sentinel

Ravenswood not giving up on McIntosh House after fire

RAVENSWOOD — The historic McIntosh House in Ravenswood suffered an electrical fire June 3 and volunteers are working to clean out the home. About 15 volunteers came to the house Sunday to clean up the first floor. All the debris and furniture was cleaned out and the first floor is now dry.
Ripley, WVParkersburg News & Sentinel

Ripley softball stands a win from Class AAA state tournament

RIPLEY — Cabell Midland senior first baseman Rielly Lucas launched a moon shot in the fourth inning here Monday evening in game one of the Class AAA, Region IV championship best-of-the three series, but it proved to be the only run for the Knights as host Ripley secured a 4-1 victory.

Lady Viking softball team defeats Cabell Midland in regional

The Class AAA Region IV Girls Softball Tournament saw Ripley take game one on Monday evening. Ken Swisher’s Lady Vikings handed the Lady Knights a 4-1 setback. Ripley started strong with two runs in the bottom of the first inning at Lady Viking Park and never looked back in registering the win.