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PHS girls roll past Black Eagles
PARKERSBURG — Only a 31-19 score going into halftime, the first-ranked Parkersburg Big Reds defense kicked it up a gear holding third-ranked South Charleston scoreless in the third quarter en route to a 62-32 victory here Wednesday.
Jody Murphy eyes potential run for W.Va. governor
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Even though we're just weeks into 2019, many are looking ahead to 2020. A Wood County resident could be throwing his hat into the ring---in the race for governor of West Virginia.
Patriots sweep Point Pleasant, 66-53
POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — This type of 13 should never be unlucky. The Point Pleasant boys basketball team nailed a baker’s dozen-worth of trfiectas, but visiting Calvary Baptist Academy somehow managed the storm and ultimately came away with a 66-53 victory on Thursday night during a non-conference m
Drug treatment court officials answer public’s questions
A new era in the Washington County justice system is less than two weeks away from becoming reality, and Wednesday night a public meeting was held to answer questions and offer information about it.
E. Ruth Minges May 21, 1925 – January 14, 2019
E. Ruth Minges, age 93 of West Chester, Ohio formally Harrison, Ohio passed away Monday, January 14, 2019 at Barrington of West Chester. Born May 21, 1925 in Brookville, Indiana the daughter of George and Daisy Bernice (Burgess) Fries.
Boys & Girls Club of Parkersburg adds naloxone for first aid
PARKERSBURG — The Boys & Girls Club of Parkersburg has a new lifesaving device available, thanks to a partnership with Westbrook Health Services. Ben Shuman, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Parkersburg, announced Thursday the club will now stock naloxone as part of its emergency equip
Property tax appraisal time approaching
PARKERSBURG, W.Va.-(WTAP) The Wood County Commission Thursday set the dates taxpayers can meet with them, in their role as the Board of Review and Equalization. Residents can ask for a hearing after they have been given their annual property tax bill by the county assessor's office, if they have a d
Man allegedly provided weapons to youths
PARKERSBURG — One person was arrested over the weekend after allegedly providing guns to a group of youth involved in a dispute. According to a criminal complaint filed in Wood County Magistrate Court, Zachary Eugene Hagar, 20, of 2025 Robinson Hill Road, Marietta, was charged Sunday with one felony
‘Good News’ for hearts and souls
GALLIPOLIS — Good News Baptist Church is furthering its community outreach and ministry efforts as it partners with Holzer Health System to provide a Heart Health Fair, Feb. 8, from 9 a.m. to noon at its church location on Georges Creek Road.
Expect Women's March to fill uptown Athens
For the second consecutive year, a major Women’s March is planned in Athens for this Saturday. Last year’s march attracted several hundred participants, making it one of the biggest uptown demonstrations in recent history.
Point Pleasant Sternwheel Regatta ending 28-year run
POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- After 28 years of celebrating Point Pleasant's river history, the annual Sternwheel Regatta is no more. Organizers of the festival announced on Facebook that it will be dissolving. The post, made by the Regatta Committee's secretary and pageant director, says they had
Parkersburg Urban Ministries stands ready to help furloughed government workers
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - The Mountaineer Food Bank announces an assistance program for federal employees during the shutdown, and a local food pantry wants the people of the Mid-Ohio Valley to know its here to help.
Guild Builders youth theatre program to present “Aladdin Jr.”
PARKERSBURG — The Guild Builders youth theatre program will be presenting “Aladdin Jr.” for the next two weekends at the Guild Playhouse in Parkersburg. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students. The show will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Jan. 25, 2:30 p.m. Sunday and two shows o
MCCOY FEMALE TRACK ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: Ripley’s Tori Starcher honored
RIPLEY — Even though she’s just 16 and yet to compete in her junior season at Ripley, Tori Starcher has already carved out quite the resume in high school track. Starcher has run in eight events at the state meet at University of Charleston Stadium — six individual and two relays — and won all of th
Agency: Federal employees can apply for unemployment
PARKERSBURG — Federal employees affected by the government shutdown in West Virginia can apply for unemployment benefits through WorkForce West Virginia, the agency announced on Tuesday.
Fire damages home in Hartford
HARTFORD — A two-story house was heavily damaged by fire Saturday night in the Town of Hartford, according to a spokesman from the New Haven and Community Volunteer Fire Department.
Deadline Saturday for Bicentennial Ambassador program
MEIGS COUNTY — The deadline is tomorrow (Saturday) for applications for the Meigs County Bicentennial Celebration Ambassador Program. As previously reported, the Meigs County Bicentennial Celebration is set for Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27, 2019. The planning committee members have been b
Rice makes top 15 at WVAFF
POINT PLEASANT — A local pageant queen recently ranked in the top 15 at the West Virginia Association of Fair and Festivals (WVAFF) Pageant held in Charleston this past weekend.
Local movie to have casting call Saturday
PARKERSBURG — A local production company making a new science fiction movie will hold a casting call on Saturday in Parkersburg. “Virt” will be the fourth feature film by Dizzyboy Productions.
Cadot-Blessing Camp adds to ranks
RIO GRANDE — The local Cadot-Blessing Camp #126 of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW) recently added to its ranks while remembering its Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) heritage.