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Fire Breaks Out In South Parkersburg Apartment Complex

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THENEWSCENTER.TV - 2018-04-23 07:06:00

Suspect in vehicle theft spotted, arrested by armory

CHILLICOTHE - The subject of a Saturday night search on Marietta Road was located Sunday morning near the Ohio National Guard armory on Narrows Road. The Ross County Sheriff's Office were initially called to the 2000 block of Marietta Road about 6 p.m. Saturday after a resident reported spotting a m

CHILLICO GAZETTE - 2018-04-22 14:29:42

Dozens rally for changes at pro-cannabis rally in Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG, W. Va. (WTAP) - Pro-cannabis supporters gathered in downtown Parkersburg Saturday to push for change. Advocacy groups, patients and supporters united at Bicentennial Park to talk about proposed changes to the Medical Cannabis Act, or Senate Bill 386, which was passed last year. Earlier

THENEWSCENTER.TV - 2018-04-22 01:01:00

Athens man arrested in Ohio University drug bust

A 20-year-old man Athens man was arrested in an Ohio University dorm room over the weekend with large quantities of drugs that he intended to sell during spring parties, the Athens County Sheriff's Office said Monday. Kent T. Ring faces felony drug-possession and drug-trafficking charges. He was arr

COLUMBUS DISPATCH - 2018-04-23 17:44:20

Law enforcement discusses safety protocol; policies for chases differ

The pursuits that begin when a driver fails to pull over for an officer cause concern among many area residents, who worry about pedestrians and other drivers on the road. Whether to terminate a chase if it's become too dangerous or continue it in order to pursue someone breaking the law doesn't fol


Parkersburg Utility Board flushing city's drinking water system this week

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - The Parkersburg Utility Board will be flushing its drinking water system from Sunday, April 22 to Thursday, April 26. Water system flushing started at 8 A.M. Sunday and will continue on the following schedule: Sunday, April 22: Downtown Area between 1st and 19th from Gar

THENEWSCENTER.TV - 2018-04-23 18:52:00

Two teens indicted in April 10 reported robbery

CHILLICOTHE - Two teens have been indicted following a reported aggravated robbery involving nine suspects earlier this month. A Ross County grand jury secretly indicted Miles D. Bayless, 18, of 68 Warner Ave., and Deandre L. Fairrow, 18, of 228 Locust St., on one first-degree felony aggravated robb

CHILLICO GAZETTE - 2018-04-23 18:13:03

Former WWE Superstar Injured, Finn Bálor And Sonya Deville Celebrate Waves For Change (Video)

Former WWE Superstar InjuredFormer WWE SuperstarTenille Dashwoodaka Emma is currently nursing an injury. She was supposed to face Britt Baker at a Remix Pro Wrestling show in Marietta, Ohio on Saturday. However, Tenille came down to the ring to announce that she wouldn’t be able to compete and did c

MANDATORY - 2018-04-23 01:10:08

Residents help clean Parkersburg neighborhoods

Around 25 people, including a number of candidates running for local and state offices, gathered at First Presbyterian Church at the end of Juliana Street and broke up into smaller groups to fan out into the local neighborhoods where they spent a couple of hours picking up trash.

PARKERSBURG NEWS & SENTINEL - 2018-04-23 00:00:00

Some Parkersburg residents spend Earth Day cleaning up streets

PARKERSBURG, W. Va. (WTAP) - It's Earth Day 2018 and several Parkersburg residents spent their afternoon taking care of Mother Earth. Almost two dozen volunteers hit the streets to clean up garbage in honor of Earth Day. High Caliber Coatings donated gloves and trash bags for workers to use.. Organi

THENEWSCENTER.TV - 2018-04-22 23:39:00

Former local prosecutor pleads guilty in federal case

Aformer Athens County assistant prosecutor pleaded guilty last week in the Southern District Court of Ohio to one count of conspiracy to submit false claims for income tax refunds with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). As a part of the plea agreement, Michael ("Mickey) A. Prisley, 52 of Columbus,

ATHENS NEWS - 2018-04-23 02:30:00

Scottish and Celtic Heritage Festival slated for Saturday in Parkersburg

File Photo Members of the West Virginia Highland Dancers get ready to perform at last year's Scottish and Celtic Heritage Festival at the City Park Pavilion. This year's festival will be Saturday at City Park. PARKERSBURG - The 2018 Scottish and Celtic Heritage Festival will be Saturday at the City


Emergency crews responding to collision at Route 7 and Federal Road in Little Hocking

LITTLE HOCKING, Ohio (WTAP) - Multiple emergency crews are responding to a reported collision between a tanker truck and a passenger vehicle on Route 7 near Federal Road in Little Hocking. The Wood County 911 dispatch supervisor says units were dispatched about 1:30 p.m. We have a reporter headed t


Investigators at a loss about Little Hocking head-on crash

Evan Bevins Special to the Times Little Hocking and Belpre volunteer firefighters spray the burned-out cab of an empty gasoline tanker truck following a Wednesday afternoon accident on U.S. 50 near Federal Road at Little Hocking. The driver of the truck escaped uninjured, but the driver of the Nissa


One dead in Route 50 crash near Little Hocking

LITTLE HOCKING - A two-vehicle crash involving a tanker truck left one of the drivers dead and shut down the eastbound lanes on a stretch of Route 50 near the Athens-Washington county line. The crash was reported Wednesday afternoon just after 1:30 p.m. The location is just past Gantsville Road outs


Parkersburg Fishing Derby set for Saturday

File photo Isabella Wright, left, and Emmaline Atkinson, right, wait for a bite on their lures during the last year’s Parkersburg Fishing Derby at the City Park Pond. This year’s derby begins at 9 a.m. Saturday at City Park and Southwood Park.


Parkersburg zoning board OKs Market Street demolitions

But Robb Shaffer, who said his ownership of the dilapidated former Citizens National Bank Building at 401 Market has become a“nightmare,”wasn’t sure whether to breathe a sigh of relief after the votes came down.


Parkersburg’s Isaac Prine signs with Marshall golf

“I wanted to be around a very competitive team, a very strong team, a team that traveled a lot, somewhere that had a great coach, and a place where I could academically strive,”said Prine.“All the places that I looked at had that, but Marshall was the strongest in all aspects when I looked at it ove


One killed in U.S. 50 accident

Little Hocking Volunteer Fire Department Chief Mike Chevalier and the Ohio State Highway Patrol said the driver of a Nissan Sentra was killed in the accident.The accident involved the car and an empty gasoline tanker truck. The driver of the truck was not injured.Eastbound lanes were closed. The ful


Manhunt ends in two arrests, drug seizure

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP - Deputies with the Pickaway County Sheriff's Office tracked down two men after they fled the scene of a single-vehicle accident that happened just before 1:30 p.m. Friday on state Route 56 East, just east of Huber Hitler Road, in Washington Township. Jimmy Stepp, 34, of Athens,