Mitchell Blahut, WDTV 5 News

Mitchell Blahut

WDTV 5 News

Parkersburg, WV, United States

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Past articles by Mitchell:

Sen. Mike Azinger talks about the Religious Freedom Bill

A W.Va. bill described by supporters as a tool to protect religious freedom is headed to the desk of republican Gov. Jim Justice. → Read More

New billboard put up for Gretchen Fleming search

A billboard is keeping the search for Gretchen Fleming alive as the three-month mark of her disappearance approaches. → Read More

Fleming family keeps Gretchen in mind with search coming this Saturday

The Parkersburg Police Dept. is asking people to come out and help search for Gretchen Fleming. Fleming has been missing since early December. Police will be conducting a searching for her this Saturday here in Wood County. Gretchen’s family is hoping to find her this weekend and are speaking out to let people know who she is. → Read More

Parkersburg PD to hold a search for Gretchen Fleming this Saturday

Parkersburg police is holding a search party on Feb. 4 with the help of volunteers to search for Gretchen Fleming. → Read More

Gretchen Fleming’s high school friend talks about her impact on his life

As the search for Gretchen Fleming continues, many of Gretchen’s friends and family continue to remember the person Gretchen is. → Read More

Gretchen Fleming’s father: “I want my little girl home”

WTAP spoke with Gretchen Fleming's father, David to comment on the search for Gretchen. → Read More

Parkersburg police officer suffers leg fracture from arrest

An officer was seriously injured after making an arrest this past weekend. → Read More

St. Marys magistrate arrested for driving under the influence

A St. Marys magistrate was arraigned and released after driving under the influence. → Read More

American Red Cross wanting to avoid crisis levels seen last winter

Red Cross officials want to avoid another crisis level for blood supply with the slowdown from the wintertime. → Read More

Highmark W.Va. employees volunteer to pack hygiene kits for veterans

Highmark W.Va. is working with Mountaineer Food Bank to provide hygiene kits to veterans. → Read More

Group of cold case investigators looking into Judy Petty case

A group of cold case investigators are looking into the Judy Petty case. → Read More

Blennerhassett Island to have episode on “Ghost Hunters”

Blennerhassett Island is getting to be on an episode of "Ghost Hunters." And officials are saying that it could continue to bring in tourism. → Read More

Wood Co. students using coding skills for pumpkin decorations

Wood County middle schoolers are getting the chance to add designs to pumpkins using their coding skills. → Read More

Health officials: syphilis rate continues to increase

Health officials in Wood County say that the rise in syphilis continues to steadily increase in the area. → Read More

Local World War II veteran celebrates reaching 95 years old

A Belleville resident who served in World War II is turning 95. → Read More

Children’s Listening Place continues seeing high child abuse case volume

The Children's Listening Place is seeing high child abuse interview numbers after the pandemic. → Read More

Ritchie Co. Schools gets involved in the teaching pilot program

Ritchie Co. Schools is getting involved in a new pilot program that gives high school seniors the opportunity to fast track their way as educators. → Read More

Law enforcement warns parents of increase in “sextortion” cases

Law enforcement says that "sextortion" cases of teenagers is on the rise. → Read More

Mike Molinari talks about W.Va. natives being in the Backyard Brawl

With the Backyard Brawl getting even closer, we continue our series of speaking with former Mountaineers about their experience in the rivalry. → Read More

Ritchie County HS installing new turf fields and eight-lane track

Ritchie County HS is looking to add more to its athletic facilities. → Read More