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.
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
Parkersburg Welcome Center sees more traffic as weather warms
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - With rising temperatures and events like the Taste of Parkersburg kicking off the unofficial start of the summer, things are getting busy at the Parkersburg Welcome Center. Deborah Shaffer, a volunteer at the welcome center, said they’re seeing a steady stream of people coming in to...
Veterans museum lays bricks in honor of veterans
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Today at Parkersburg City Park the veterans museum held their annual ‘Stepping Stone of Honor’ event. At the event 89 bricks were laid in honor of veterans who served for our freedom. “Because West Virginia has the most veterans per capita in the country...
Lane closure in Parkersburg
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) – There will be lane closures in Parkersburg over the weekend. The center lanes of Camden Avenue will be closed just East of Division Street. The lanes will be closed from the morning of Sunday, June 4 to the evening of Tuesday, June 6, 2023. The...
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.
City Park to host Woodmar picnic on June 10
PARKERSBURG — The 20th annual Woodmar picnic — for former employees of Marbon, Borg-Warner, GE and Sabic — is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, June 10, at shelters A and B by the log cabin in Parkersburg City Park. Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish and a lawn chair. Questions can be directed to Sharon at 304-863-3942.
Relay the Message: News and Sentinel Two-Mile Race can be a team affair
PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg News and Sentinel Two-Mile Race doesn’t have to be every man and woman for himself or herself. Businesses, families, schools, churches and more enter the shorter of the featured races as teams. “The News and Sentinel Two-Mile is an excellent opportunity to connect with...
Van Tassell wraps up a busy two months with a college commitment
PARKERSBURG – Life has not slowed down for the two-time defending Class A state championship Cameron Dragons’ center since the team repeated as champions in late March. Instead, Ashlynn Van Tassell has continued on the go with the month of April thanks to school, AAU, and workouts. Then, her days really started flying by in May.
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