Major Drug Bust in Belpre Township: Southeast Ohio Task Force Seizes Over 3 Pounds of Methamphetamines
On February 29, 2024, the Southeast Ohio Major Crimes Task Force confiscated 3.35 pounds of methamphetamines in a traffic stop in Belpre Township, Washington County, Ohio. The agents noticed a traffic violation by a vehicle with West Virginia plates while patrolling US 50. The driver, Kaitlyn Hess, and passengers Amber Clark and Timothy Jenkins, were subsequently stopped.
Tornado confirmed in the Ohio Valley
WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) – The National Weather Service (NWS) conducted a storm damage assessment in Monroe County following the severe weather that moved through the area Wednesday morning. The storm in question moved through Monroe and Southern Belmont County after 7 a.m. Wednesday. The NWS Pittsburgh storm survey team found EF-2 tornado damage in Malaga […]
Police seize 3.35 pounds of meth, 33 grams of fentanyl during traffic stop
BELPRE, Ohio (WTAP) - Agents with the Southeast Ohio Major Crimes Task Force observed a traffic violation on US 50 before conducting a traffic stop around 5 a.m., according to Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks. During the stop, K9 Timmy was deployed, and a free air sniff was conducted on...
Local musician looks to take her bedazzled boots and guitar to the big stage
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Evie Schaffer is a Parkersburg South graduate who recently just started playing live music. “I started back in August of 2023 and I came here to Marietta to do First Friday performances and things kind of blew up since then. I have got to go all over WV and Ohio, I’ve been to the Davidson Brothers music hall in Morgantown and that has definitely been a big step for me,” said Schaffer.
Local Residents Among Those Admitted into Washington County Jail on Serious Charges
On February 26, 2024, several individuals were admitted into the Washington County Jail. Among them was Laurie Beth Phan, a 42-year-old from Charleston, WV. She was charged with child endangerment, rape, and involvement in both sexual exploitation and rape, all serious felonies.
Traffic light sensors causing issue on some Marietta roads
MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) - The traffic sensor going northbound at the intersection of 7th and Putnam Street is not functioning properly. Marietta Mayor Josh Schlicher said the city and the contractor are aware of this issue, and the sensors are expected to be replaced next week. Schlicher said the issues...
🚧 Road Closure Alert: Utility Lines Disrupt SR 26 in Washington County 🚧
The time displayed is local to the original X account in Marietta, Ohio. WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ohio – Travelers in Washington County are advised that State Route 26 is currently closed in both directions between Armstrong Ridge Rd. and 0.4 miles beyond Long Eddy Rd. This closure is due to utility lines that have fallen onto the roadway. Authorities are working to address the situation, and it is not known at this time when the route will be reopened. Motorists are encouraged to seek alternate routes and plan for potential delays in their commutes. Real-time updates and the specific location of the closure can be seen at https://t.co/2Uq98BprdR and https://t.co/cK8ZOZS0tX.
Clark Co. tornado traveled over 20 miles, 6th tornado confirmed in Ohio, NWS says
The National Weather Service has provided an update on the path of the tornado that ripped through Clark County, as well as confirmed another tornado that touched down Wednesday.
Monroe County recovers after rare EF2 tornado downs hundreds of trees, ruins structures
MONROE COUNTY, Ohio — The cleanup continues in Monroe County after a ferocious storm rolled through Wednesday morning. Residents are cleaning up debris, power companies are replacing power lines, and National Weather Service officials were surveying the damage. "(Thursday) we went out, did a survey,” NSW Pittsburgh meteorologist Fred...
Mid-Ohio Valley Foundations – Retail: ParMar HQ coming to Marietta slowly but surely
MARIETTA — Three years ago, the Marietta Riverside Project was presented to Marietta City Council along with the announcement of a new Par-Mar Oil Headquarters within the fourth ward. The Par-Mar HQ project slowly but surely continues the work to make their permanent home in Marietta. Par-Mar Oil has...
LISTEN: Amy Ray Band Has The Mountain Stage Song Of The Week
Amy Ray returns to Mountain Stage on this week’s encore broadcast along with her band. We’ll also hear New York trio The Lone Bellow, progressive banjo player Alison Brown, slide guitar master and banjo champion Tony Furtado, and Nova Scotia folk group Villages. This episode was recorded at the People’s Bank Theatre in Marietta, Ohio with guest host Larry Groce.
🌪️ Clean-Up Efforts in Ozark and Road Closure in Monroe County Post-Storm
The time displayed is local to the original X account in Marietta, Ohio. In the aftermath of a severe storm this morning, Monroe County road crews have been actively engaged in clean-up operations. The storm, which swept through the county, left a trail of debris across various routes, impacting travel conditions. Among the affected areas, SR 26 in Ozark saw significant attention from clean-up crews; photographs taken at the site capture the extent of the storm's impact. The community’s resilience is being tested, and our thoughts extend to all those facing the storm's consequences. As of 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, authorities have indicated that SR 556 remains closed at the intersection with Township Road 140. Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes until further notice.
Table for Tara: The Triple Nickel is worth the drive to Chesterhill
Located in Chesterhill off SR 555, Triple Nickel Diner is a family-owned and family-friendly establishment that provides a comfortable atmosphere, satisfying homestyle meals, and some of the local-ist dishes around. While many Athens-area restaurants highlight their commitment to sourcing ingredients from within 30 miles, Triple Nickel purchases many of their menu staples — from beef to eggs — from within a seven-mile radius.
Washington County Sheriff's Office Seeks Owner of Recovered Firearm in Lawrence Township
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office received information about a firearm left at a location in Lawrence Township. Sgt. Stillson recovered the firearm in order to contact the owner. If this firearm belongs to you please contact Sgt. Stillson at 740-376-7070, ext. 4173, and be prepared to describe, identify the firearm. Thank you.Visit here for more details.
West Virginia Route 2 closed in both directions due to water main break
Northbound and southbound WV 2 is closed in Sistersville following a water line break that damaged the pavement. West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) crews in Tyler County were informed of a large water main break at the intersection of WV 2 and Oil Ridge Road about 10:15 a.m. Rushing water buckled pavement and was causing […]
Mid-Ohio Valley Foundations – Entertainment: Fairs and festival fill MOV with entertainment options
PARKERSBURG — Residents of Wood and Washington counties and the surrounding areas have many fairs and festivals to choose to attend every year. Two such events that draw thousands of people are the Parkersburg Homecoming Festival in Parkersburg and the Ohio River Sternwheel Festival in Marietta. The Parkersburg Homecoming...
Washington County Law Enforcement Activity Roundup: 22nd-26th February 2024
Between 22nd and 26th February 2024, several law enforcement activities took place in Washington County, Ohio. On 22nd February, Deputy Wallace investigated a financial scam in Waterford Township, but the details were not disclosed.
🚧 Road Closure Alert for SR 556 in Monroe County, Ohio 🚧
The time displayed is local to the original X account in Marietta, Ohio. As reported by the local transportation authorities, State Route 556 (SR 556) is currently closed in both directions near Township Road 140 in Monroe County due to debris obstructing the roadway. The closure is causing potential delays for travelers in the area. Commuters are advised to seek alternative routes and exercise caution. The exact location of the incident can be seen on the provided map at https://t.co/2Uq98BprdR. For updates and additional information, please refer to https://t.co/U1bCuZRQZm.
Ohio (OHSAA) 2024 girls high school basketball district finals results, matchups, dates, times, locations
The 2024 OHSAA girls basketball district finals will take place from February 28 - March 2
Parts of Monroe County hit hard by storm
MONROE COUNTY, Ohio — Powerlines, roofs yard items, structures and even an old church were in the path the destruction in Monroe County on Wednesday morning. Residents say winds reached around 60 mph by 7:30. “It took one of my buildings and picked it up and threw it on...