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Cause of Pomeroy fire under investigation

POMEROY, OH (WOWK) – Officials are investigating the cause of a house fire in Pomeroy yesterday afternoon, according to the Pomeroy Fire Department. The PFD says multiple departments responded to the fire that broke out at a home on Wetzgall Street just before 4 p.m. Thursday, June 23, 2022. Officials say heavy smoke was coming […]
POMEROY, OH
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Ripley prepares for annual 4th of July events

RIPLEY, WV (WOWK) – Ripley’s 4th of July Celebration returns this year with festivities beginning next week. According to the Ripley Convention & Visitors Bureau events for the town’s annual Independence Day celebration begin Wednesday, June 29, and will run through Friday, July 8. Ripley Mayor Carolyn Rader says the events include free concerts, a […]
RIPLEY, WV
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Tractor-trailer crash temporarily closes northbound I-77 lanes

SISSONVILLE, W.Va. (WCHS) — A tractor-trailer crash blocked northbound lanes of Interstate 77 near Sissonville Friday morning. The crash was reported about 7 a.m. near the 106 mile marker, according to Metro 911. No injuries were reported. The Sissonville Fire Department said the crash is just south of the...
SISSONVILLE, WV
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Parkersburg News & Sentinel

John W. Coen

John W. Coen, 83, of Coolville, Ohio, died unexpectedly in a tractor accident on June 23, 2022. He was born Feb. 21, 1939, son of the late James and Alice Coen. He was a 1956 graduate of Rome-Canaan High School. During his lifetime, he was employed as a lineman for the Coolville Telephone System, as a dispatcher for the Ohio State Highway Patrol, as an Athens County Deputy under Sheriff Harold Shields, as an over-the-road truck driver for Pepsi and Dupont, and retired from Ohio University as the driver for their Mobile Medical Van. He and his wife, Mary, owned and operated John’s Sinclair Service Station in Guysville in the early to mid-1970s. He was a member of Hockingport United Methodist Church. John was a member of the Coolville Volunteer Fire Department since 1957, serving over half of that time as Chief. The Coolville Fire Station was dedicated in his honor in 2021.
COOLVILLE, OH
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Advice from a vet: how to keep your dogs safe in the summer heat

MINERAL WELLS, W.Va. (WTAP) - Your kids aren’t the only ones you should be keeping an eye out for in the summer heat. Your dogs can suffer from heat stroke too. Veterinarian and owner of a local practice Leslie Elliott said dogs are actually more sensitive to the heat than us so, if you’re uncomfortable, chances are your dog is too.
MINERAL WELLS, WV

Drivers say they are ‘scared to death’ of a major road slip

CABELL COUNTY, WV (WOWK) – A road slip along Union Ridge Road is causing major concern for residents in the Glenwood area. “I’ve lived here all my life and this is the worst I’ve ever seen any roads,” said Glenwood resident, Raymond Mount. “It’s dangerous all the way around.” Residents tell 13 News that the road […]
GLENWOOD, WV
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Man killed in Mason County crash

MASON COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Fire crews confirm a man has died after a car accident in Gallipolis Ferry on Tuesday morning. They say the car was traveling south on Route 2 when the driver went off the road, through a yard, and crashed into a parked car in a driveway, which was then knocked into a house.
MASON COUNTY, WV
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Former Viking Dwayne Merritt set to take over as Ripley High principal

RIPLEY, W.Va. (WV News) – In 1982, Dwayne Merritt represented Ripley High School (and, for that matter, Jackson County) as its lone participant in the annual North-South All-Star Football Classic (now the WCHS-TV/FOX 11 North-South All-Star Football Classic). Fast forward 40 years later and Merritt finds himself ready to...
RIPLEY, WV
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Cathy Yvette Cooper, 70

Cathy Yvette Cooper, 70, completed her journey on earth and passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on June 23, 2022 after a brief courageous battle with cancer. Cathy was the daughter of the late Richard and Doris Bailey and was born on September 15, 1951. Family was...
MIDDLEPORT, OH
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The OOIDA tour trailer stops in Hurricane, W. Va.

Despite the name of the next stop – Hurricane, W. Va. – Marty Ellis hopes to avoid any huge blow-outs when he takes the OOIDA tour trailer there. Ellis plans to park the Spirit of the American Trucker trailer on June 25-26 at the Hurricane TA truck stop at I-64 and state Route 34, Exit 39 from the interstate.
HURRICANE, WV
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Ninth annual truck and tractor pull a success

COTTAGEVILLE, W.Va. (WV News) — The Ravenswood Future Farmers of America (FFA) recently hosted its ninth annual truck and tractor pull fundraiser at the Jackson County Junior Fairgrounds. All funds received go towards sponsoring field trips to state and national competitions as well as purchasing farm equipment and doing...
COTTAGEVILLE, WV
Parkersburg News & Sentinel

Bonnie Kay Casto

Bonnie Kay Casto, 71, of Statts Mills, passed away June 22, 2022, at Camden Clark Medical Center following a short illness. A graveside service to celebrate Bonnie’s life will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, June 25th at the Siniaville Cemetery, Statts Mills with Pastor Danny Cummings officiating. Online memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.waybrightfuneralhome.com.
STATTS MILLS, WV
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We do not fail

RIPLEY, W.Va. (WV News) — With those four words, the tone was set for the school shooting simulation exercises at Ripley High School on June 16 hosted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department. The joint training involved members of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, the Ripley and Ravenswood...
JACKSON COUNTY, WV
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