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Parts of Market Street blocked due to two-vehicle crash
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Sections of Market Street have been blocked off between 4th and 5th street following a two vehicle accident. 5th Street is open, but Market Street between 4th and 5th Street remain closed while the scene is being cleaned. Officials at the scene estimated Market Street to...
One dead in downtown Parkersburg blaze
PARKERSBURG — One person died Tuesday morning in a fire in a downtown Parkersburg building, authorities said. The Parkersburg Fire Department received the fire call at about 10:45 a.m. for 816 Market St., where heavy smoke was coming from the rear, Fire Chief Jason Matthews said. Firefighters entered the...
Culinary Adventure: The 3 Hot Dogs You Can't Miss in Parkersburg
In this piece, we explore three of the most popular hot dogs in Parkersburg. Have you had the chance to taste any of these yet? If you have, we'd love to hear from you. Please share your experiences in the comments section below.
GoFundMe Created For Woman Hospitalized After Being Hit By Drunk Driver on Route 50
WOOD COUNTY, W.Va (WDTV) - “I spent two whole days from 7 in the morning to eight o’clock at night, until they would kick us out just sitting there holding her hand.”. It was about 7:25pm, November 29th when Brianna Jones was driving home from work on U.S Route 50 in Wood County when her life was threatened by a drunk driver.
Grandmother of missing Wood County woman believes “she’s gone” as police continue investigating one year later
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — The grandmother of missing Wood County resident Gretchen Fleming says while she believes police are nearing a resolution in the case, it could be unlikely that her granddaughter is found alive. “I’m hoping and praying for a miracle. My heart wants that, but my head tells...
Tragic Fire in Parkersburg Highlights Urban Fire Challenges and Community Resilience
The community of downtown Parkersburg is enveloped in grief following a tragic fire at 816 Market Street, which claimed a life. The blaze, reported at roughly 10:45 a.m., sent plumes of smoke into the sky as firefighters rushed to the scene. Despite the rapid response, the firefighters' efforts were marred by the sad discovery of a victim on the third floor who did not survive.
Fatal fire on Market St. under investigation by W.Va. State Fire Marshal
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - A fire in Parkersburg Tuesday morning left one person dead and forced others to flee their homes. The Parkersburg Fire Department responded to a call of a fire at 816 Market Street Apartment 3A at 10:46 Tuesday morning. Parkersburg Fire Chief Jason Matthews said fire fighters used an engine’s deck gun to blast the fire initially before entering the building.
The Vienna Tragedy: A Mirror to Domestic Violence and the Need for Gun Control
The quiet community of Vienna, West Virginia, was recently shaken to its core by a tragic double homicide that tore through the heart of the small town. Residents Thomas J. Platt and Christy L. Roseberry were found deceased, victims of a brutal shooting. The primary suspect, Christy's estranged husband Stevie W. Roseberry, was later discovered dead in Ohio, a casualty of his own actions. As this case unfolds, it casts a harrowing light on the broader issues of domestic violence and gun violence, stirring a national conversation on the urgent need for intervention and policy reform.
Man pistol whipped, assaulted as vehicle is stolen in hostage situation
MINERAL WELLS, WV (LOOTPRESS) – An Ohio man faces charges following an incident in which a Wood County man was assaulted and held hostage last month. According to reports from Wood County Magistrate Court, on Friday, November 24, 2023, Sgt. J.S. Kidder with the Wood County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Go Mart convenience store […]
Community Resilience in the Face of Local Disasters: Insights from Parkersburg's Emergency Response
On a recent morning, the peace of Parkersburg, West Virginia was shattered by a sudden fire on the 800 block of Market Street. At about 10:45 a.m., alarms rang out as flames engulfed the third floor of a building, prompting swift action from emergency services. By 10:54 a.m., firefighters were on site, battling the blaze and preparing to search the building for anyone possibly trapped inside. This event, occurring amidst the backdrop of Parkersburg's vibrant local festivities, such as the Parkersburg Christmas Parade, brought the community's resilience to the forefront.
Pennsboro woman remains hospitalized following collision
PARKERSBURG — A Pennsboro woman remained hospitalized following a head-on collision that occurred on U.S. 50 Nov. 29. Brianna L. Jones was driving eastbound when Andrew Warwick, 36, of Williamstown, collided his black 2021 Toyota Tacoma with her 2022 Kia Niro. Jones was life-flighted to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Kittens Up for Adoption in parkersburg, WV
Have you been contemplating pet adoption, or simply love perusing adorable pets? A myriad of delightful pets are available for adoption at various animal shelters in the vicinity of parkersburg..
How a settlement with chemical companies could help southeast Ohio fight ‘forever chemicals'
Dupont Chemicals, and two other chemical companies, reached a settlement with the state of Ohio last week. The companies will pay $110 million to repair seven decades of environmental damage from the Teflon plant in Parkersburg, West Virginia, on the other side of the Ohio River. The lawsuit accused the...
Ohio Valley Regional Airport Acquires New Snow Broom Equipment for Winter Preparedness
Discover the latest addition to Ohio Valley Regional Airport - a state-of-the-art snow broom worth over $500,000! Learn how this new equipment will ensure efficient runway clearance during winter, aiding businesses and ensuring the airport remains operational even in severe weather conditions.
Busy Weekend for Local Law Enforcement: Domestic Violence Arrest, Loose Dogs, and Traffic Accidents
On December 2, 2023, Deputy Young responded to a domestic violence report involving Cody Alan Meeks, 29, in Belpre Township. Meeks allegedly assaulted another person during an argument, causing injuries. He was arrested, charged with domestic violence, and taken to Washington County Jail.
Weather Update: Incoming Rain Showers and Potential Snow Flurries
Catch the latest weather update with meteorologist Kirk Greenfield. Learn about the anticipated rain showers, current temperatures, and the approaching disturbance that might bring snow flurries. Stay informed about the weather conditions for the week ahead, including a possible mild weekend with rain showers.
West Virginia Navigator continues helping people find affordable healthcare
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - The West Virginia navigator is back in person in Wood County helping people in need sign up for the Affordable Care Act. Today they helped many people sign up to get affordable healthcare by January 1. “Right now 4/5 West Virginians are qualifying for plans starting...
2024 Town of Cairo Christmas Parade date announced
CAIRO, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Details have been announced regarding the upcoming 2024 Cairo Christmas Parade as presented by the Cairo Fire-EMS Department. The annual event is set to take place on Saturday, December 15th, with lineup beginning at 5:00pm and the parade itself following at 600pm. Members of the community are welcome and encouraged to […]
Vienna Double Homicide Suspect Found Dead in Ohio
• Two Wood County residents were found dead from gunshot wounds in Vienna, West Virginia. • The suspect in their murders, identified as Stevie W. Roseberry, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Ohio.
The Unwavering Search for Gretchen Fleming: A Community's Quest for Answers
A year has passed since the startling disappearance of 27-year-old Gretchen Fleming, who was last seen at My Way Lounge in Parkersburg, West Virginia. The Parkersburg Police Department, spearheaded by Chief Matt Board, persists in their rigorous investigation, supported by multiple agencies. Preston Pierce, once part of the law enforcement community, now stands as a person of interest. As pivotal dates draw near, the authorities and Gretchen's loved ones reiterate their calls for public aid, bolstered by a significant reward for information leading to an arrest.