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Takedown Dismantles Drug Trafficking Organization Based in Parkersburg

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Acting United States Attorney Lisa G. Johnston announced today the arrests of four individuals for their roles in a drug trafficking organization (DTO) responsible for distributing methamphetamine, fentanyl, cocaine, and marijuana in Parkersburg and elsewhere. The takedown is the result of a nearly year-long investigation, dubbed “Long Time Coming,” led by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Parkersburg Violent Crimes and Narcotics Task Force (PNTF).
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Fifteen arrested in Wood County drug bust

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Fifteen people are facing drug-related charges after a series of six search warrants were served Wednesday. That’s according to a news release from Acting United State Attorney Lisa Johnston. Parkersburg residents Carlo Ramsey, 56, Robert Sanders Jr., 29, and Ambera Roberts, 34, are each facing a...
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Woman connected to 2019 armed robbery in Parkersburg now in jail

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) -A woman connected to a 2019 armed robbery in Parkersburg is now in jail. According to the Wood County Circuit Court, Helga Olafardottir was charged on September 21st after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery. Olafardottir has been linked to an armed robbery that dates back...
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Memorial Health Doctor on COVID cases: “We’re in a crisis”

MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) - Before joining Memorial Health System, Chief Medical Officer Dan Breece spent 14 years in the U.S. Navy. But he says he’s rarely seen-and he uses the word “crisis”-something like the situation the hospital system now faces, with the recent rise in COVID-19 patients. “If the amount...

Clinic to help with opioid addiction opens in New Martinsville

NEW MARTINSVILLE, W.Va. (WTRF) – Overdose deaths are increasing. It’s a sad fact. Preliminary data from the West Virginia DHHR shows 1,275 died of overdoses in 2020. In New Martinsville the New Beginnings Recovery Clinic is saying no more and making treatment more accessible. Melissa Maston grew up in Wetzel...
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Marietta Memorial: 25 COVID deaths last week

MARIETTA — Marietta Memorial Hospital saw 25 COVID patients die between Sept. 12-18, and the hospital continues to set new highs for the number of patients with the coronavirus. Twenty of the patients who passed away were unvaccinated, while five had been fully vaccinated against the virus, said Jennifer Offenberger,...

Daily Weather Forecast For Parkersburg

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Parkersburg: Wednesday, September 22: Chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day; while showers and thunderstorms likely then slight chance of drizzle overnight; Thursday, September 23: Slight chance of drizzle then mostly cloudy during the day; while partly cloudy overnight;

reThink Franklin Street hosting pop-up demonstration to make West side of Marietta more pedestrian friendly

MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) -Community input is being sought on how to make the Westside of Marietta more pedestrian-friendly. Tomorrow from 10 to noon, the organization reThink Franklin Street will be holding a pop-up demonstration starting at the Gilman United Methodist Church on Franklin street. Jackson Patterson, Chair of Main Street West, says the workshop is aiming to gauge people’s ideas about how the spaces throughout the West side of Marietta can become more pedestrian-friendly.

Elmcroft provides supplies to help COVID patients through isolation

MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) - With COVID patients at Marietta Memorial Hospital having to be quarantined as they get treatment, one local group provided some help as they stay in isolation. Elmcroft, a Marietta-based assisted living facility, is providing supplies to help patients get through their treatment. Some of these supplies...

West Virginia Natural Resource Police searching for man

WEST UNION, W.Va (WDTV) - The West Virginia Natural Resource Police need help identifying the man in this picture. The picture was taken in the West Union/Smithsburg area of Doddridge County, on September 12. If you have any information on his location you are asked to call officer E.J. Carder...

Archery shops seeing more sales than previous years

BELPRE, OHIO (WOWK) — As archery season begins this weekend in Ohio and West Virginia, local archery shop owners say they’re as busy as ever, even with more online sales. At HP Archery in Belpre, Ohio they’re hitting the bullseye this season with sales. HP Archery owner Larry Hendershot says...

UPDATE: Arrest made following fatal Pleasants County wreck

ST. MARYS, W.Va. (WTAP) - A woman is behind bars Monday after Pleasants County authorities said she left the scene of a fatal wreck on Friday. Cana Turner, 21, was allegedly behind the wheel of the car when it wrecked on Henry Camp Road. Her alleged passenger, Abigail Hause, 18,...

Manchin, Capito announce three West Virginia schools selected as 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools

WEST VIRGINIA (LOOTPRESS) – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), today congratulated three West Virginia schools who have been recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education, Miguel Cardona, as 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools. Crescent Elementary School in Beckley, Criss Elementary School in Parkersburg and Rock Branch Elementary School in Nitro were selected for this prestigious recognition. National Blue Ribbon Schools are recognized for their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing the achievement gaps among students.
Marietta Times

The Castle to celebrate Food History events

The Castle is celebrating five years of “Food History” events with a behind-the-scenes look into how food programming events are planned and for a chance to learn more about the people behind these events, the trials and tribulations of historical cookery and some favorite meals from past programs. As an added bonus, co-presenters Kyle Yoho, Education Director at The Castle, and Dagmar Kupsche, co-owner of The Cook’s Shop in Marietta, will share and demonstrate three recipes that make up their favorite historical bites from this series.
Marietta Times

Belleville Parade

Emmett Powell, 2 1/2, waves as the last of the Parkersburg South High School Band travels past during the Belleville Homecoming parade Saturday morning. Daleyza DeJesus, the 5-month old daughter of Shyra DeJesus, watched her first Belleville Homecoming parade Saturday morning.

What's hot: Top lifestyle news in Parkersburg

(PARKERSBURG, WV) Life in Parkersburg has its own rhythm. From viral videos to style updates, we’re committed to keeping you up-to-date. Pulled from contributors around the region, here’s a glimpse of what’s what people are talking about in your area. For more stories from the Parkersburg area, click here.
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Coming Attractions: Entertainment and more in the Mid-Ohio Valley

PARKERSBURG — The following activities are scheduled Thursday through Sunday:. * Visiting Chef KiKi Angelos: Fine Grecian Food at the Blennerhassett Hotel, Everyday Sept. 10-Oct.3, 5-10 p.m. * Oil & Gas Festival in Sistersville, Thurs.-Sat. * Linkages – Art Inspiring Art at Riverside Artists Gallery, Wed.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. until...

NKY's newest farm-to-table restaurant is a former bootlegging bar

CINCINNATI (Cincinnati Business Courier) - A historic Newport bar that was founded as a garage that allegedly had ties to bootlegging during Prohibition just debuted food service with farm-to-table cuisine. Jerry's Jug House at 414 E. Seventh St. in Newport began serving its new food menu with cuisine sourced from...