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Driving Safely In The Snow

Updated: 01/23/2012 - If you get into a slide on icy roadways officials say do not touch your brakes. Take your foot off the gas so you can get back in control. Get more tips on WTAP.com.

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Snow Advisory, NWS Issues Winter Weather Advisory

Updated: 01/22/2012 - Washington County and Athens County are under a Level One Snow Advisory. The entire WTAP viewing area will be under a Winter Weather Advisory, issued by the National Weather Service, beginning at 6:00 Friday evening.

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Cafe On Murdoch Ave. Robbed

Updated: 01/18/2012 - Parkersburg Police say a patron stole cash from La Cafe on Murdoch Avenue in Parkersburg.

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High Water Closes Roads

Updated: 01/18/2012 - High water left behind by Tuesday's rain has is forcing road closures in Ohio.

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10 Years of No Child Left Behind

Updated: 01/17/2012 - Schools have been answering to the No Child Left Behind legislation for 10 years. It's been widely criticized. Enacted under President George W. Bush, the law has forced many changes by educators to ensure schools, not just students, pass annual tests.

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Teams Kick-Off Relay for Life

Updated: 01/17/2012 - Put on your walking shoes. Preparation for this year's Relay for Life is underway.

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It All Adds Up

Updated: 01/19/2012 - The city of Belpre is promising refunds to people who have been overbilled for trash hauling...but residents of a local apartment complex question how those refunds are being handled.

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ODOT Outlines Looming Financial Crisis

Posted: 01/17/2012 - COLUMBUS (Tuesday, January 17, 2012) – After a year of discussing the looming transportation financial crisis facing Ohio, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) today released funding projections that could result in pushing back by decades some of the state’s largest construction projects.

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Two New Pedestrian Bridges To Be Constructed

Updated: 01/17/2012 - Today may not be a great day for bicycling, but the City of Parkersburg is taking steps to improve the experience when the sunny days return.

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Realignment Project to Upgrade Township Road to State Route

Updated: 01/17/2012 - MARIETTA (Tuesday, January 17, 2012) – District 10 of the Ohio Department of Transportation announces that a project to upgrade Township Road 209 (Monastery Road) to State Route 607 and attract future economic development to the area is scheduled to begin work.

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Calling All Donors!

Updated: 01/16/2012 - The American Red Cross needs your help to replenish the blood bank.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Event, Marietta College

Updated: 01/16/2012 - A day of rememberance. Many gathered onthe Campus of Marietta College to hear cultural critic, author, and journalist, Joan Morgan, speak about what Martin Luther King Junior Day means.

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Many Ohio Senators Returning Pro-Life Bears

Posted: 01/16/2012 - COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Many state senators plan to return teddy bears given to them by supporters of an Ohio "heartbeat bill" that would give the state the nation's strictest abortion limit.

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Snowy Owls Making More Appearances In Ohio

Updated: 01/16/2012 - COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Wildlife officials say snowy owls are showing up in increasing numbers in Ohio, likely moving south from their Arctic tundra homes in search of prey.

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W.V. DEP Seeks Comment On Violation Settlements

Updated: 01/16/2012 - CHARLESTON, W.V. (AP) - More than a dozen companies have agreed to pay civil penalties totaling more than half a million dollars to settle alleged environmental violations.

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Ohio Church Holds Service In School After Fire

Posted: 01/16/2012 - MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) - Members of a central Ohio church lost to what officials say was arson held a weekend service in an elementary school gymnasium.

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Cincinnati Children's Hospital Facing Cuts

Updated: 01/16/2012 - CINCINNATI (AP) - Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is looking to cut $50 million in an effort to absorb losses from Ohio Medicaid cuts this year and next year.

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Ohioans Can Give Tax Refunds To Historical Society

Posted: 01/16/2012 - COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio residents filing their individual state income tax forms this year will see a new check-off option allowing them to donate all or part of their refunds to the Ohio Historical Society.

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