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Dozens arrested in warrant sweep in Jackson County

JACKSON COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Dozens of people are heading to jail as part of a major warrant sweep in Jackson County, West Virginia. At least 35 people have been arrested as of Friday morning, investigators told WSAZ.


Fire damages Mason County home

MASON COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Firefighters with the Mason Volunteer Fire Department say a house was damaged after a fire Friday evening. They say the fire happened on the corner of Sixth High Street and Hartford Street.


Prep basketball roundup: Lincoln County boys edge Ripley 54-53

Coy Garretson scored 16 points and Kadin Becheimer added 12 as Lincoln County held one for a narrow 54-53 boys basketball win over Ripley Saturday. The Vikings, who outscored the Panthers 22-15 in the fourth quarter, were led by Ty Johnson’s 23 points and 15 rebounds.


Dwight Williamson: Early history of southern West Virginia

It is sometimes difficult for me to even fathom how people of Appalachia were able to accomplish some of the things they did, particularly during the 1800s when there were no roads and only animal and Indian trails to traverse through the rough terrain that most of us now call home. Of course, the v


West Virginia DMV commissioner grilled over missing and incomplete reports

CHARLESTON — The commissioner of the West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles was on the hot seat Friday over why her office has dragged its feet in submitting required reports on its implementation of automatic voter registration.


Ripley Council approves police signing bonus

During the Ripley City Council meeting on Tuesday evening, Ripley chief of police Brad Anderson made a recommendation to the council to offer a $3,000 signing bonus as an incentive to attract new officers to the department. Anderson noted the two newest officers will be attending the police academy


Rotary looking for new members

The Rotary motto is “Service Above Self” and their mission is to provide service to others, promote integrity, advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.


Cardinal rule: Lady Tigers win first league title

WINFIELD - The Chapmanville Lady Tigers had a lot of motivation heading into Thursday night's big showdown at Winfield. A win over the Generals on Winfield's home floor and the Chapmanville Regional High School girls' basketball team would win the Cardinal Conference championship outright.


Lawmakers keeping West Virginia Supreme Court in check

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, under new management, has worked hard to put rules and policies in place to fight the perceptions of corruption that plagued justices over the last year.


WV Culinary Team: The sweetest time of the year

No, I’m not talking about Valentine’s Day. I’m talking about Sweet Charity, the Kanawha Valley’s premier dessert competition that pits local bakers against one another for bragging rights all in the name of a good cause.


Area roundup: Ripley's Starcher runs in Millrose Games

••• MARSHALL BASKETBALL: Marshall senior guard Jon Elmore was named as one of 10 men’s basketball players to be finalists for the 2018-19 NCAA Senior Class Award.Elmore ranks as the all-time leader in Marshall history in made 3-pointers (305), assists (713) and made free-throws (628), while ranking


Twenty-one women graduate from Recovery Point in Charleston

NITRO, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- On Saturday, 21 women graduated from Recovery Point in Charleston. The women were at different phases in their recovery, but celebrated completing the program together.


Court offers license forfeiture block removal program

GALLIPOLIS — Gallipolis Municipal Judge Eric Mulford has announced that the municipal court will offer a license forfeiture and registration block quick removal program during the month of March.


Community Forum Focuses to End Opioid Abuse

NITRO, WV (WOWK) - Members of the community and city officials gathered for a forum today, February 16th, 2019 to discuss workable strategies to prevent and treat opioid abuse.


Southern holds off Eagles, 54-50

TUPPERS PLAINS, Ohio — The Tornadoes decided to take a little revenge before they head for the postseason. The Southern boys basketball — which fell to archrival Eastern by a 70-59 tally on Dec. 7 in Racine — avenged that setback on Friday in ‘The Nest’, defeating the host Eagles by a 54-50 in Tri-V


MSAC basketball: George Washington's Brown selected as boys player of year

••• The MSAC skills competitions were held Saturday morning and afternoon at the SC Community Center before the lineup of four games, and Jordan Nicely of Hurricane and Haley McComas of Spring Valley were the big winners.Nicely won the boys 3-point contest and also topped girls winner Myra Cuffee of


Mason County Memories: The case for a commission, Part II

This week, I had planned on laying out my proposal for saving our rapidly disappearing history, but before I go any further, perhaps I should give you a few more reasons for saving these buildings? After all, coming from me, it probably sounds like I’m arguing that we need to save these buildings si


Man pleads guilty to multiple charges, gets 4 years in prison

A Glouster man who pleaded guilty Tuesday to a dozen charges, most relating to pictures and videos of teenaged girls found on his phone, was sentenced to four years in prison and classified as a sex offender.


Health Department submits accreditation documents

POMEROY — With the click of a mouse, the Meigs County Health Department came one step closer to accreditation. For the past four years the health department has been working through the process of accreditation as required by July 2020. Ohio law states that all local health departments must gain nat


Mahairas buries 10 threes to lead Nitro past Mingo

RED JACKET - If you would have told first year Mingo Central coach Stan Elkins coming into the game against Nitro on Friday night that they would have held Joel Sweat to just six points, he would have assumed his team would have been right in the ball game.