This restaurant in Marietta, Ohio is closing its doorsIsla ChiuNewsBreak Contributor
Parkersburg Authorities Still Seeking Help in Locating Missing Woman, Gretchen FlemingAda E.NewsBreak Contributor
Growing retail chain opens another location in OhioKristen WaltersNewsBreak Contributor
One Of The Oldest Hotels In West Virginia Is Also One Of The Most Haunted Places You’ll Ever SleepSara BNewsBreak Contributor
Mystery Surrounds the Disappearance of Gretchen Fleming in Parkersburg, WVAnthony's CornerNewsBreak Contributor
New local drug unit makes four arrests
MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) - A new Washington County Sheriff’s Department unit made four drug arrests on its first night out. Officials say this was the result of 14 traffic stops throughout a six hour period. According to officials, Janyia Denae Stanford was charged with trafficking and possession (both felonies...
Lowell Residents Urged to Help Identify Suspect in Recent Dollar General Theft
On September 5, 2023, Deputy Norris launched an investigation into a theft at the Dollar General store in Lowell, OH. The incident, which happened on August 31, 2023, involved the theft of over $27 worth of merchandise. This is one of several similar thefts at this store.
Local Charleston Residents Face Drug Charges After I-77 Traffic Stop
On September 22, 2023, Deputies Wallace and Davis stopped a vehicle with an expired WV registration while patrolling on I-77 at the 12 mile marker in Salem Township. The driver, Milton Harrell, was seen making suspicious movements inside the vehicle. When the officers approached, they smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle. Harrell admitted to having marijuana in the car's center console and was asked to step out for a search.
Head-on collision blocks off section of road
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - A section of Blennerhassett Heights Road was blocked off early Monday evening due to a head-on collision. According to officials, injuries were minor. One person was transported to the hospital out of precaution. Officials said one driver veered off the road and lost control when correcting...
One seriously injured in crash near Pleasants Power
ST. MARYS, W.Va. (WTAP) – One person was seriously injured after a crash in Pleasants County. According to an official with the Pleasants County Sheriff’s Office, a bottle truck crashed on the 6000 block of South Pleasants Highway near the Pleasants Power Station. The truck crashed around 5 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 25, 2023.
Bounty by the River raises more than $45K
MARIETTA — The 11th Bounty by the River fundraiser has raised $45,664 in the fight against food insecurity in the region and support nutritional education for children. The event, held Aug. 25 at the Memorial Health System Belpre Medical Campus, included gourmet food, music, auctions and more. The amount...
Jury selection for Hernandez Diaz murder trial begins
MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) - The trial for a Marietta man charged with murder is set to begin this week. Oscar Hernandez Diaz faces a murder charge for allegedly stabbing Abraham Olvera with a samurai sword in May of 2022. Jury selection began Monday in the Washington County Common Please Court...
Declining payment of fire fee threatens volunteer departments’ budgets
Declining payment of fire fee threatens volunteer departments’ budgets.
Parkersburg crash leaves motorcyclist dead, building collapsed
PARKERSBURG — A fatal motorcycle crash occurred Friday night on Murdoch Avenue in Parkersburg. The crash, between the 2800 and 2900 blocks of Murdoch Avenue, was reported to the Wood County 911 Center at 8:33 p.m., authorities said. An 18-year-old, driving a truck, was traveling on the left side...
Angel’s Harbor recovery facility to open in Belpre Sept. 29
Angel’s Harbor recovery facility to open in Belpre Sept. 29.
Wood County Commission discusses late fire fees
PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Fire Board is looking to collect delinquent fire fees. The board’s First Chairman Mike Voshel, who serves with the Williamstown Volunteer Fire Department, appeared before the Wood County Commission on Monday. “With fire fee collections, we are at around 75% for this past...
Belpre City Council works on variety of issues
BELPRE — Belpre City Council held its regular meeting Monday evening. Council approved the third reading of an ordinance updating the city’s panhandling ordinance. Council also approved the second and third readings of an amendment to a city ordinance regarding any qualified person between the ages of 21 years and 40 years being able to receive an original appointment to the Police Department.
Marietta Salvation Army opens applications for Angel Tree program
MARIETTA, OH. (WTAP) - Shopping for the holiday season can be hard, but for those who struggle more than others, the Salvation Army has its Angel Tree Project. Major Rosemarie Hughes of the Marietta Salvation Army said that Angel Tree was created in 1979. “The program got its name because...
These Parkersburg, WV based puppies are the latest up for adoption and in need of a good home
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around Parkersburg.
Williamstown Bridge to close Thursday for sign placement
MARIETTA — The Williamstown Bridge will be closed several hours Thursday as the Ohio Department of Transportation installs signage with the state’s new branding. Signs bearing the slogan “Ohio, The Heart of it All” are replacing older signs on Ohio’s borders. The tagline was previously used by the state between 1984 and 2001, and the reimagined brand was announced during Ohio Tourism Day on May 10, according to a release from ODOT.
Discovery World on Market participating in Worldwide Day of Play
PARKERSBURG — Discovery World on Market will participate in the Our World: Worldwide Day of Play from 2-4 p.m. Saturday. The day is dedicated to joyful learning through play and focuses on getting kids and their families playing together. Discovery World on Market will participate with a variety of...
Volcano Days draws thousands to Mountwood Park
PARKERSBURG — Mountwood Park hosted the 33rd annual Volcano Days this weekend. Stretching from Friday to Sunday, the event drew between 5,000 and 6,000 attendants, Mountwood Park Director Jeremy Cross said. “It was excellent,” he said. “We had a great turnout and great weather.”. Cross commented that...
Picture This: On Top of Things
VIENNA — A crew from Wireless Services Inc. works about 75 above Grand Central Avenue Monday on a communications tower near the Vienna McDonald’s. (Photo by Art Smith)
One Person Killed In Crash on Murdoch Avenue Firday Night
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - UPDATE: 9/23/23 5:24 p.m. One fatality has been confirmed with the other party sustaining injuries as a possible result of the crash according to Parkersburg Police Department . The crash is still under investigation. Police say a pickup truck and a motorcycle got into a wreck...
Wood County Board of Education to meet tonight
PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Board of Education will meet tonight in regular session. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at the Wood County Schools Board of Education at 1210 13th St. in Parkersburg. The meeting is open to the public and will be streamed online. The meeting will...