Parkersburg, WVParkersburg News & Sentinel

Another vacant house burns in Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Fire Department responded to another fire at a supposedly vacant structure at 1302 Ramsey St. early Wednesday morning, officials said. The fire started on the second floor of the house toward the front, Fire Chief Jason Matthews said. It looks to have been intentionally set, he said.
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Parkersburg, WVWTAP

UPDATE: Man escapes house fire in Parkersburg safely

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) -A house is damaged after a fire Wednesday morning on the corner 13th and Ramsey Street. The Parkersburg Fire Chief says a man was inside sleeping, but he made it out safely. The fire chief says the man was sleeping on the first floor when they got...
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Parkersburg, WVParkersburg News & Sentinel

Fire destroys vacant Parkersburg house

PARKERSBURG — A vacant house that burned in November was destroyed by a second fire Sunday night. The Parkersburg Fire Department responded at 10:23 p.m. Sunday to a report of a fire at 639 Madison Ave. on the side of Quincy Hill. “(We) encountered heavy fire, right from the get-go,”...
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Parkersburg, WVWTAP

Late night fire in Parkersburg destroys vacant home

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Parkersburg Fire and Police Departments responded to a vacant structure fire on the 600 block of Madison Avenue. According to officials, the call came in at 10:23 p.m. Sunday night. The roof on the house collapsed and there were no injuries reported. One challenge firefighters faced...
Marietta, OHWTAP

No injuries following an apartment fire in Marietta

MARIETTA, Ohio. (WTAP) - The Marietta Fire Department and the Reno Volunteer Fire Department are on the scene of a reported structure fire at the Sierra Apartments on Pike Street in Marietta. According to Marietta Fire Chief C. W. Durham, the fire started in an upstairs apartment. The damage done...
Parkersburg, WVWTAP

Three cars wreck near Parkersburg Memorial Toll Bridge

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - A car crash involving three vehicles occurred at roughly 1 p.m. Thursday afternoon. Law enforcement officials said that a GMC Sierra ran a red light coming off the Parkersburg Memorial Toll Bridge and struck one car that then collided with another. The other two vehicles involved were a silver Kia and a Toyota RAV-4.

Sharon fire forces several people out of home

A fire in Sharon Friday evening forced four people out of a home. It happened around 6:30 p.m. on South Myers Avenue. Fire officials said they believe the fire started in the kitchen. No one was hurt. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Parkersburg, WVWTAP

Truck goes off road, sends one to hospital

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - A truck went off the road at Kanawha Hill on the 7700 block of Staunton Turnpike near Davisville on Thursday morning, sending a man to the hospital. The Wood County 911 Center was unable to verify any information on potential injuries at the scene, but did...
Parkersburg, WVParkersburg News & Sentinel

Sheriff’s department identifies victim of Tuesday’s fatal crash

PARKERSBURG — A Parkersburg woman who died Monday in an accident on Lost Pavement Road has been identified, the Wood County Sheriff’s Department reported Tuesday. Michelle Nicole Dowler-Sams, 36, died in a single car crash in the 2200 block of Lost Pavement Road, the sheriff’s department said in a release.
Parkersburg, WVWTAP

UPDATE: Parkersburg woman dies following Memorial Day wreck

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - A Parkersburg woman has died after a single vehicle crash on Memorial Day. According to the Wood County Sheriff’s Office, Michelle Nicole Dowler-Sams was traveling at a high rate of speed in the westbound lane of Lost Pavement Road when she apparently lost control while making a turn near Hope Hill Road. Her car went right off the roadway and hit a tree, knocking it over and pushing the car further down an embankment. The vehicle then caught on fire.
Marietta, OHMarietta Times

No one injured in Friday night fire

No injuries were reported following an apartment fire late Friday in Marietta. Apartments 29 and 30 at the Sierra Apartments, located at 840 Pike St., were impacted by the fire, leaving four tenants without their homes. Doug Mallett , owner of Mallett Rentals and the apartments responded, along with Marietta...
Wood County, WVWTAP

UPDATE | High school graduate dies in crash

KANWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- West Virginia State Police say 18-year-old Frank Early died in a single vehicle crash Friday night on Garrett’s Bend Road in Griffithsville. Police say Early was traveling westbound when he ran off the left side of the roadway, crashing into a tree. Early was pronounced...
Belpre, OHParkersburg News & Sentinel

Man suffers injuries in Belpre auto accident

BELPRE — One person was seriously injured in a traffic accident Thursday morning on Ohio 7 near Skyline Steel, authorities said. Patrick Richards, 34, of Parkersburg, was traveling south on Ohio 7 in a 2015 Chevrolet Cruze and swerved to avoid stopped traffic, the Marietta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said. Richards crossed the median into the northbound lanes where he collided head-on with a semi driven by Jerry Thomas, 48, of Chauncey, Ohio, the patrol said.
Williamstown, WVWTAP

Downed tree reported on Route 14 in Williamstown

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - A downed tree was reported on Route 14 in Williamstown Wednesday. The tree brought down nearby power lines as it fell, and is blocking the road near the intersection of West Third Street and Columbia Avenue. The road in the area has been closed. The Williamstown...
Parkersburg, WVWTAP

Crews battle house fire in Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Emergency crews have just left the scene of a fire that began shortly before 7:30 Tuesday morning near the intersection of St. Marys Avenue and 13th Street in Parkersburg. The Wood County 911 Center says that there was a fire in the basement of the home.
Byesville, OHDaily Jeffersonian

Byesville FD and fire marshal's office investigating Ideal Road fire

BYESVILLE — An Ideal Road residence sustained extensive fire damage Sunday afternoon and investigators from the Byesville Fire Department and Ohio Fire Marshal's Office are trying to determine what caused the blaze. "At this time, we don't have a cause," Byesville Fire Chief Tim Haren said on Monday. "It is...