One man hospitalized following two vehicle crash on Grand Central Ave.
VIENNA, W.Va. (WTAP) - A two vehicle crash on Grand Central Avenue sent one driver to the hospital on Sunday. At around noon, the driver of a maroon Honda Odyssey turned right out of the gas station at 7023 Grand Central Avenue. The Odyssey collided with a Ford F250 travelling south on Grand Central.
Multiple Individuals Arrested and Charged in Washington County, Ohio in May 2023
Between May 20 and May 24, 2023, several individuals were processed into the Washington County Jail in Ohio. Bradley Matthew Gill, age 23, from Waterford, OH, was charged with multiple misdemeanors including failure to comply, obstructing official business, hit skip, driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs, and reckless operations.
WCVSC will soon host their 5th annual Freedom Ride
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - The Washington County Veteran Service Commission will host their 5th annual Freedom Ride. The Freedom Ride brings many throughout the veteran community together to do something they love and that’s riding bikes. But not only bikes can participate in the ride many other vehicles join...
Marietta closes road
MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) – The City of Marietta is temporarily closing a road. Franklin Street will be closed between Market Street and Clinton Street. The road will be closed June 5-7, 2023. The closure is due to sewer repairs on Franklin Street, according to a statement from the Marietta...
The City of Marietta arranges trash pick-up events
MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) - The City of Marietta is organizing four trash clean-up events. Mayor Josh Schlicher said the goal is to fill in the gaps of the city’s regular trash pick up service. There will be two locations in which multiple dumpsters will be lined up with people...
Riverboats to make stops in Marietta
MARIETTA — A total of 14 visits by riverboats are planned this year at the Ohio River Levee in Marietta, the Marietta-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau said. Visits will be by the American Heritage (formally known as Queen of the Mississippi) and the American Countess. The first two stops by the Countess happened May 28 and June 1.
Local law enforcement gives condolences to the Maynard family and the WVSP community
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Earlier this week the state of West Virginia learned about the passing of Sgt. Cory Maynard. The trooper died after an ambush type situation took place where Maynard was shot and killed. The suspect of the murder was Timothy Kennedy who was arrested in the Matewan area of Mingo County.
Look Back: Business boomed in Parkersburg – guaranteed
G. W. Wright, agt., has engaged in business at 1219 Market. His business is to furnish every day the best of country produce, fruits, oysters, fish, etc. The word “fresh” applies to everything of this sort, for this market is fully replenished every morning. The very choicest and...
Marietta Community Foundation bids farewell to board member, announces opportunity
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ohio (WTAP) – The Marietta Community Foundation (MCF) is saying goodbye to an integral member. Tatum Palmer is resigning from her position on the MCF Board of Directors after three years of service. The MCF made this announcement on Friday, June 2, 2023. Palmer was instrumental in...
Players, cheerleaders & bandmembers get on field for last time
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - With the BACF Game getting closer, some of the kids involved in this game will be looking to make the most of today. Officials at last evening’s pool event at the St. Marys Aquatic Center talked to the young people who will be a part of the BACF Game today at 7 p.m. That includes the football players, the cheerleaders and band members. This will be the last time many of them will get the chance to perform on the field.
Milestone marker to honor Charlotte Scott
MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) - A milestone marker will be put in for a historical resident of Marietta. The milestone marker will be dedicated to Charlotte Scott. Scott is a former slave born in the early 1800′s and moved to Marietta by way of a family upon her freedom. Civil...
A Parkersburg man arrested for over 70 counts of explicit minor material
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Parkersburg man was arrested on a warrant for over 70 counts Tuesday. According to Parkersburg Police Department, Robert Hickman from Parkersburg was arrested on a warrant for 72 counts of distribution and exhibition of material depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. A tip submitted to...
Marietta’s first female police chief approaches 1-year anniversary of being sworn in
MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) - Marietta Police Chief Katherine Warden is approaching a full year of service in the position. On June 6th of 2022, Warden was sworn in as the first female police chief in Marietta’s history. She was also the department’s first female sergeant. Warden talked about...
Police Blotter: Fraudulent Charges, Traffic Violations, and Drug Arrests in Washington County
On May 22, 2023, Deputy Derkin began investigating fraudulent charges of over $8,000 from a Muskingum Township resident's bank account. Deputy Harlow completed a private property accident report for Maria Fisher, whose vehicle struck a parked vehicle in Beverly, OH. Deputy Derkin also began investigating the use of a Job and Family Services card by someone other than the intended recipient. On the same day, Sgt. Stillson was dispatched to Waterford Township regarding prescription medication being taken and destroyed. The following day, Sgt. Stillson responded to a report of a subject doing donuts in a parking lot in Muskingum Township, and issued a citation to David Benjamin Goldberg for willful or wanton disregard of the safety of persons or property.
Youth volleyball camp takes place in Marietta
MARIETTA, Ohio. (WTAP) - Coach K’s 2023 Volleyball Camp returned to Marietta High School with over 200 camp participants throughout the three days. Coach Ron Kidder of the Marietta Lady Tigers volleyball team has been putting on this camp for over 25 years and has loved being able to help the next generation of volleyball players learn the sport.
Missing Charleston area mother found safe
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — UPDATED - 9:20 a.m., 6/2/23. Officials said Lisa Combs, a missing Charleston area mother, has been found safe Friday. Combs was last seen in the Parkersburg area on Thursday. ORIGINAL STORY. Officials are asking for the public’s help finding a Charleston mother who has been...
Taste of Parkersburg was held despite the storms
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - The 16th annual Taste of Parkersburg was held Saturday. Despite the warm temperatures friends and family members showed up for music, food, and fun at Taste of Parkersburg. Bicentennial Park was filled with people enjoying food and drinks from local businesses. Along with a lot of...
Police Blotter: May 2023 Incidents in Muskingum, Warren, Watertown and Barlow Townships
On May 25, 2023, Deputy Young and the Devola Volunteer Fire Department Squad responded to Muskingum Township after a family dog bit two children. On May 28, Deputy Gainer was dispatched to Warren Township to file charges of domestic violence against a teenager who had assaulted an adult.
June’s First Friday in Marietta, “Downtown Art Walk” is the first of three art walks
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Marietta Main Street’s First Friday event in June is a Downtown Art Walk. It is the first of three art walks this summer, with July and August being the next two. The block of Butler St. from Front St. to Second St. will be closed...
Take pride in our town
Several years ago I decided to take the time and drive around our town to see for myself what areas and places really needed some TLC. My first observation was a triangle in the middle of Emerson and Dudley avenues that was neglected with overgrown grass and weeds, which caused me to contact the city to see if they would help to correct this sore spot with light posts and beautification of the area. I was hoping to get nice fancy lights like the ones on Market Street downtown and they liked my idea. I didn’t get the fancy lights I was hoping for, but it was better than no lights.
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