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Right-of-ways work to begin this fall on Ravenswood power project

RAVENSWOOD, W.Va.— Appalachian Power is set to begin this fall getting right-of-ways for its Ravenswood Area Improvements Project.The $60 million project includes building around 30 miles of transmission lines in Jackson and Mason counties in order to reduce the chance of extended power outages from

METRO NEWS - 2018-08-20 01:24:00

Teen Now Faces Charges After Pushing Friend Off 60-Foot Washington Bridge

Taylor Smith, 18, has been charged with reckless endangerment after video of her shoving 16-year-old?Jordan Holgerson from the bridge over the Lewis River at Moulton Falls Regional Park near Vancouver on?Aug. 7 went viral.?


Two taken to hospital after 2-vehicle accident in Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) -Two people were taken to the hospital after a two-vehicle accident Sunday morning in Parkersburg.It happened at the intersection of Fifth and Juliana streets just after 11 a.m.Parkersburg Police say a Jeep Cherokee struck a Honda Civic. The driver of the Civic and a passen

THENEWSCENTER.TV - 2018-08-19 19:50:00

Authorities respond to reported explosion in Parkersburg

Multiple law-enforcement officers, including a bomb technician, are at the scene investigating.

THENEWSCENTER.TV - 2018-08-18 13:03:00

Parkersburg Homecoming hosts first ever hot dog and donut eating competitions

PARKERSBURG W.Va. (WTAP)-There are only a handful of things in life that will make someone a legend. Some people go a lifetime without ever having their shot at immortality. But on the final day of the Parkersburg Homecoming celebration, a select few competed for their shot at glory.“We’re having a

THENEWSCENTER.TV - 2018-08-19 17:51:00

Charges in reported violent home invasion - The Point Pleasant Register

John Paul Baxley Jr., 32, and Brett Alan Rogers, 31 have been charged with burglary, armed robbery, grand larceny, and kidnapping. Baxley was additionally charged with sexual assault in the first degree.


ODOT bridge project to close two Rt. 33 East exits

In a summer marked by lengthy detours and rough driving due to various street and highway projects on East State Street and the U.S. Rt. 33/50 bypass through Athens, this one, too, will force local and pass-through drivers to make adjustments in their routes.

ATHENS NEWS - 2018-08-20 02:30:00

Mold Worries Delay Capital High School's First Day

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - Kanawha County School Officials say Capital High School will be closed Monday.This after mold was found in multiple classrooms earlier this month. Officials say the closing is out of an "abundance of caution." The school is waiting on final air quality test results for roughl

WOWK - 2018-08-19 23:13:04

Detectives: Corrections officer admits to having sexual conduct with inmate

MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) -A corrections officer at the Washington County Jail faces sexual battery charges after detectives say she admitted to having sexual conduct with an inmate.Deputies say Michelle Lynn Kiefer-Erb, 42, was placed under arrest on Saturday and faces 4 counts of sexual battery, a thi

THENEWSCENTER.TV - 2018-08-18 20:47:00

Parkersburg Fire Department rescues car in standing water

PARKERSBURG W.Va, (WTAP)-The Parkersburg Fire Department responded to a call at Lakeview Shopping Center this afternoon to a car stuck in standing water that resulted from the heavy rain.The car was stuck in the water and firefighters on the scene were able to push the vehicle back onto solid ground

THENEWSCENTER.TV - 2018-08-18 17:21:00

New Trump power plant plan could release hundreds of millions of tons of CO2 into air

Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Luke SharrettSteam rises from cooling towers at the American Electric Power Co. coal-fired power plant in Winfield, W.Va., on July 18.

SFGATE - 2018-08-18 20:52:23

Here's what you need to know about curbside recycling

More than a year since first announcing plans to launch a curbside recycling program in the city, the details are worked out, the collection truck has been delivered and readied and, starting on Labor Day Sept. 3, the first collection of recyclables will begin. First, however, the recycling carts in

CHILLICO GAZETTE - 2018-08-19 12:00:00

Aircraft crash injures two in Meigs County

RACINE - Two people were injured when an ultra-light aircraft crashed Wednesday afternoon in Meigs County.The pilot, 27-year-old Beau Diddle of Racine, and a passenger, 29-year-old Bryce Bowling, suffered incapacitating injuries and were taken to Cabell Huntington Hospital, according to the State Hi


Updates on river museum, U.S. 35 - The Point Pleasant Register

POINT PLEASANT — The Mason County Commission recently met for its regularly scheduled meeting, hearing updates on the Point Pleasant River Museum and Learning Center, West Virginia State Farm Museum, 4-H dining hall and U.S. 35.


Two people hurt after plane crashes in Meigs County

Authorities say an ultralight plane, a smaller aircraft that typically has one or two seats, crashed near Bashan Road just outside of Racine, Ohio.


Former Athens principal's handling of 2010 sexual assault report under investigation

The Athens City School District plans to hire an independent investigator to look into allegations leveled against a former Athens Middle School principal via an online petition by a former student.The allegations concern Paul Grippa, a former AMS principal who retired from the district in 2014. He


New Trump power plant plan would release hundreds of millions of tons of CO2 into the air

President Trump plans next week to unveil a proposal that would empower states to establish emission standards for coal-fired power plants rather than speeding their retirement - a major overhaul of the Obama administration's signature climate policy. The plan, which is projected to release at least

WASHINGTON POST - 2018-08-18 15:43:54

Athens School District to investigate former principal's handling of sex assault report

The Athens City School District announced Thursday that is launching an investigation into a former Athens Middle School student’s claims that former Middle School Principal Paul Grippa (a current Athens City School Board member) failed to properly investigate or report to police the student’s claim


City Park Community Yard sale coming - Gallipolis Daily Tribune

GALLIPOLIS — The City of Gallipolis will hold its second annual Community Yard Sale, Saturday, Aug. 18 in the Gallipolis City Park from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. There will be no rain date, so the sales will take place rain or shine. Individuals will be allowed 16 foot by 30 foot sections around the pe


Locals earn awards at Rio Grande nursing program

The Herald-DispatchRIO GRANDE, Ohio - The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College recognized 34 Class of 2018 graduates from the Holzer School of Nursing's Hybrid LPN-RN Advanced Placement Track with a pinning ceremony Friday, Aug. 10.Dr. Donna Mitchell, dean of the College of Prof