Gold, Khourey & Turak holds 21st annual Christmas Tree Lighting
Moundsville, W.Va. (WTRF) – Christmas is only a few short weeks away, and that holiday cheer was on full display Thursday night in Moundsville for Gold, Khourey and Turak’s Christmas Tree Lighting. Thursday night was the 21st year that the law firm welcomed area families to come out for a great party, and to see […]
Minimal effects following intersection change in Marietta
MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) - Traffic through an intersection in Marietta is getting used to the new four-way stop. The intersection of Putnam Ave. and Franklin St. used to be a continuous turn but, on Monday, it became a four-way stop. Marrieta Mayor Josh Schlicher says there have not been any...
Parkersburg, Marietta remember attack on Pearl Harbor with wreath ceremonies
PARKERSBURG — Veterans and community members in Parkersburg and Marietta recalled the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor Thursday with solemn ceremonies that culminated in wreaths being released into the Ohio and Muskingum rivers. Thursday was the 82nd anniversary of the Japanese attack on the U.S. base in Hawaii, where...
Elementary students in Tyler County explore agriculture through WV Farm Bureau's mobile lab
MIDDLEBOURNE W.Va. — Students at Arthur I. Boreman Elementary School in Tyler County spent the day in hands-on learning activities following a visit from the West Virginia Farm Bureau Mobile Agriculture Education Science Lab. The lab, supported with a $15,000 grant from the Antero Foundation, travels to elementary schools...
Salvation Army not seeing as many red kettle donations
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - The Parkersburg and Marietta Salvation Army have seen a decrease in donations so far while volunteers are out bell ringing. During this campaign the donations the community give go towards different activities such as the shelter, soup kitchen, kids programs, adult programs and many other activities.
Local sheriff’s department hosts shopping trip and lunch for students
NEW MARTINSVILLE, W.Va. (WTRF) — One local sheriff’s department took some time out of their day Tuesday to go shopping with students from a local school. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department held its annual shop with a cop event at the Walmart in New Martinsville. The department partners with the Switzerland of Ohio School District […]
First at 4 Forum: Dodridge County Humane Society
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) - Deborah Casteel from the Doddridge County Humane Society joined First at 4 on Wednesday. She brought Arabella, an adorable mixed-breed puppy, with her and talked about what he is like at the shelter and how to adopt from the shelter. You can watch the full interview...
St. Marys holds on to beat cardiac Crusaders, 56-52
ST. MARYS — In a showdown of first-year Little Kanawha Conference head coaches here Friday night, host St. Marys head man Larry Johnson watched his team let an 18-point fourth quarter lead go by the wayside before rallying past Parkersburg Catholic and Jim McLean’s Crusaders, 56-52. “It’s early and I told these guys before they came in here that Parkersburg Catholic has gotten better,” admitted Johnson, who got 14 points from Ashton Boron, 12 by Ryan Kent and 11 apiece from Wyatt Pinkerton and Shane Moran.
Williamstown man named United Methodist Foundation trustee
WILLIAMSTOWN — A Williamstown man is among the new trustees elected by the United Methodist Foundation of West Virginia. Eric Erb will join the board of trustees with Louis Costanzo from Wheeling, Michael Flowers from Morgantown and Emily Steele from Wheeling. The board met on Nov. 16. The Board...
Deadline to register for the annual Christmas feast is coming up
MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) - The deadline for registering for the annual Christmas feast at the Marietta Franklin Street Knights of Columbus building is approaching. The building will be decorated for Christmas and ready for its guests on Christmas Day. Guests will enjoy live music as well as a meal that includes everything from appetizers to cakes and pies for desserts.
Crusaderettes improve to 2-0 with win over Vikings, 51-35
PARKERSBURG — In a clash of preseason Class AA ranked programs here Saturday afternoon at Parkersburg Catholic, the No. 13 Crusaderettes took care of business and handed No. 9 Petersburg, which fell 49-37 on Friday night at No. 5 Williamstown, a 51-35 setback. Neither the 2-3 Vikings of head...
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.
Cookies with Santa at the museum
MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) - The Campus Martius Museum hosted Cookies with Santa before he heads back to the North Pole. The museum partnered with the Washington County Library giving books to kids along with crafts and cookies. “We have a really great relationship with the Washington County Public Library and...
Washington County Career Center new EMT Program
MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) - In recent years, the need for EMTs around the Mid-Ohio Valley and the country has increased. Medical Program Manager at Washington County Career Center Adult Technical Training, Erica Chidester, shared why she decided to work on putting together an EMT program. “Whenever we started getting contacted...
Marietta City Council votes to install benches in memory of local veterans at Gold Star Park
MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) - Marietta City Council adopted two resolutions that will put two benches at Gold Star Park to honor two local veterans. Their names were Corporal Chad D. Wright and David T. Smith. These requests were made on behalf of John Sprigg of the Marine Corp League. WTAP...
Class A All-State football teams announced
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - On Thursday, the West Virginia Sportswriters Association released the 2023 All-State teams from Class A football in West Virginia. Here is where Mid-Ohio Valley athletes placed on the team this year. FIRST TEAM OFFENSE:. Maxwell Molessa - QB (Captain), Williamstown. Chase Lowe - RB, Wirt County.
Marietta pulls away from Dover in Tiger Invitational
Marietta picked up the defensive pressure to begin the second half of Saturday night’s finale to the first annual Tiger Invite against Dover at Sutton Gymnasium and that strategy paid huge dividends as the Tigers pulled away to a 55-36 win. Marietta forced eight Dover turnovers in the third...
Saint Marys Volunteers Gear Up for Annual Singing Christmas Tree Performances
Get ready for the festive season with the Singing Christmas Tree in Saint Marys! Volunteers have been preparing since September for this cherished tradition, dating back to the 1950s. Enjoy the harmonious performance this Friday at 7 p.m. or catch the encore on Sunday at 2 p.m. Don't miss out!
Local Law Enforcement Responds to Multiple Incidents: Theft, Car Crash, and Drug Charges at Washington County Jail
On December 5, 2023, law enforcement officers across several townships responded to various incidents. Two 911 calls were abruptly ended, and a deputy was sent to Belpre Township after a report of a deer shot and abandoned on the roadside. In a separate incident, a deputy cleared a tarp from a state route.
Crews respond to large fire in Jerusalem Twp., garage deemed 'total loss'
CURTICE, Ohio — Firefighters are investigating what caused the detached-garage of a Jerusalem Township home to burn to the ground Wednesday morning. Crews responded just after 4:30 a.m. to a call about a fire on the 400 block of West Avenue near Courdoroy Road, north of the Bono curve.