Mason County BOE honors Point Pleasant High School boys' soccer team
POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. (WV News) — The Mason County Board of Education convened Tuesday for a regular meeting. Several measures were voted on and approval was given for several new hires and resignations. The board also hosted members of the Point Pleasant High School boys’ soccer team and commended them for their recent state championship victory.
Senate Education Chair wants lawmakers to address issues of discipline during 2024 regular session
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State Senate Education Committee Chair Amy Nichole Grady says a priority for her during the 2024 Regular Legislative Session will focus on classroom behavioral issues among young students. “It’s an increasing problem,” Grady (R-Mason) said during a recent appearance on MetroNews “Talkline.”. Grady,...
1 injured in Hartford side-by-side crash
HARTFORD, WV (WOWK) – One person has been taken to the hospital after a side-by-side crash in Mason County, West Virginia. The crash happened shortly before 10:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, 2023, on Route 62 near Railroad Street and High Street in Hartford. Firefighters with the New Haven Fire Department say the side-by-side lost control […]
Mason County gets a pair of players on Class A all-state volleyball lists
POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. (WV News) - The two Class A schools in Mason County got a player each on the Class A All-State Volleyball Teams. Isabelle Bryant of Hannan and Payton Staats of Wahama were both named honorable mentions.
Nucor West Virginia looks to hire additional team members as project gets underway
APPLE GROVE, W.Va. (WV News) — The team at Nucor West Virginia is starting to grow, according to a company spokesperson. The company, which held a groundbreaking ceremony for its sheet steel mill project in Mason County at the end of October, has hired nearly 100 team members so far, said Markee Schindler, Nucor West Virginia’s talent and community relations supervisor.
Terrifying Chase in Mason County Cemetery Leads to Arrest
A disturbing chase through a Mason County, WV cemetery has led to the arrest of Benjamin Somerville, who now faces assault charges. Somerville, distinguished by his curly clown-like hair, allegedly initiated a frightening pursuit of two juveniles, resulting in a panicked dash to a nearby nursing home. The incident has sent shockwaves through the local community, raising concerns about safety in traditionally peaceful areas.
Man arrested in Mason County on malicious assault charge
A man was arrested early Saturday morning on multiple charges. Senior State Police troopers M.A. Waugh and J.L. Cavender responded to a 911 call about a domestic dispute in Mason County on Friday evening, according to a criminal complaint filed in Mason County Magistrate Court.
Mason County Commission (West Virginia) makes declaration for Diabetes Awareness Month; agrees to provide funding for new softball dugouts
POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. (WV News) - The Mason County Commission held a regular meeting last Thursday, during which a declaration was made and funds were granted towards the creation of new softball dugouts. Commissioners Tracy Doolittle, Rick Handley and Sam Nibert were all present along with County Clerk Diana Cromley...
Read Across the River Cities grows in its second year
HUNTINGTON — More than 2,800 local third graders were read to Wednesday by 375 volunteers during United Way of the River Cities’ second Read Across the River Cities event. During the event, the volunteers read from E.B. White’s book “Charlotte’s Web” to students in more than 100 classrooms in Cabell, Lincoln, Mason and Wayne counties in West Virginia and Lawrence and Gallia counties in Ohio, which all make up United Way of the River Cities’ service area.
Organization Seeks Volunteers To Help Foster Care Children Navigate Court
Western Regional Court Appointed Special Advocates or, CASA helps children in Boone, Cabell, Calhoun, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Mason, Putnam, Roane and Wayne counties find someone to serve as the child’s voice throughout court proceedings. Program Director, Kim Runyon Wilds said no that special experience is required and the organization...
Firefighter injured battling church fire in Mason County
HARTFORD, W.Va. (WCHS) — A firefighter is recovering after he was injured while responding to a fire at a church in Mason County. Mason County dispatchers said the church on Front Street in the Hartford caught on fire about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Dispatchers said no one was inside, but...
Fire damages church, injures firefighter
MASON COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A fire Tuesday night damaged a church in Hartford and injured a firefighter, Mason County 911 dispatchers said. The incident was reported at a Methodist church in Hartford, also known as Hartford City. According to a sign above the front entrance, the church dates back to 1856.
Mason County BOE approve a resignation, and new hires
POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. (WV News) — The Mason County Board of Education convened Tuesday for a regular meeting. Several measures were voted on and approval was given for several new hires and a resignation. In attendance were Board President Ashley Cossin, Vice President Jared Billings, members Meagan Bonecutter, Rhonda...
Pastor fights flames as Mason County church catches fire
HARTFORD, WV (WOWK) — A firefighter was taken to the hospital to be evaluated after a fall fighting a fire at a church. The fire happened Tuesday night along Front Street at the United Methodist Church in Hartford. The church’s pastor was on the scene trying to fight the flames with a water hose before […]
Mason County Schools awards teacher, and service person of the year
POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. (WV News) — Mason County Schools named their Teacher of the Year and Service Person of the Year at a ceremony Tuesday evening. The event was held at the Mason County Board of Education office in Point Pleasant. Kimberly Hunt was named Teacher of the Year....
WIC updates November schedule
POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. (WV News) — The Mason County WIC Clinic will be open every Monday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in November, except for Thursday, Nov. 23, and Friday, Nov. 24, in observance of Thanksgiving. The clinic had also closed for Veterans Day. The...
Man sentenced to prison for robbery of Point Pleasant hotdog stand
POINT PLEASANT, WV (LOOTPRESS) – An Ohio man was recently sentenced for a conviction stemming from his involvement the 2021 armed robbery of a Point Pleasant hotdog stand. According to the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney of Mason County, on Monday, October 30, 2023, Raijuan Lee Shelton – 23 years old of Dayton, Ohio – […]
Huntington man sentenced for home invasion
POINT PLEASANT, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A Huntington man was sentenced on Monday for his involvement in a home invasion incident. According to the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney of Mason County, on Monday, November 13, 2023, Ricky Buchanan – 42 years old of Huntington, WV – was sentenced for the conviction of “attempted burglary” in […]