2/20/24 Atwood Lake Dam and Lake! Catch that moon in the sky, so beautiful!Key DasherNewsBreak Contributor
Search Underway for Suspect in Bellaire Gas Station RobberyNik HatziefstathiouNewsBreak Contributor
Colerain profitted by padding residents' electric bills; Is it an illegal tax, a fee, or donation?The Cincinnati PostNewsBreak Contributor
This Place in Cadiz, Ohio Offers a Culinary Journey at Jane's Uptown CafeJonalin PearceNewsBreak Contributor
The truck to the right side of the screen was driving over 90mph while his back tires were held on with a chain. The wheels kept moving in and out, leaving the driver to almost crash numerous times. Scary Key DasherNewsBreak Contributor
Police working to find out if string of local robberies is related
BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio — Over the weekend, three locations in Ohio were robbed and local police departments need your help in locating the suspect. "Must've seen one person go out and take a break, then went into the store and found the cash register was unattended," said Chief Deputy James Zusack of the Belmont County Sheriff's Office.
Local Ohio couple says water runoff is wrecking their house after oil well pad was built nearby
BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio (WTRF) – A Glencoe, Ohio couple says water runoff is ruining their house and their entire property. Audrey Williams tells 7News that ever since a well pad was built nearby, when it rains, water comes cascading onto their lawn and into their basement. She says the gas and oil drilling company that […]
Wheeling named one of the least ethnically diverse cities
Wheeling named one of the worst ethnically diverse cities
Bridge connecting West Virginia and Ohio gets demolition date
WHEELING (WTRF)- A Wheeling, West Virginia bridge, that connects to Ohio has received a demolition date. The Aetnaville Bridge, which is a truss bridge spanning the back channel of the Ohio River between Bridgeport, Ohio and Wheeling, is scheduled for demolition on July 28, 2025 with an end date about a year later, according to the West Virginia Department of Highways Built in […]
Man runs inside a Ohio Dollar General, grabs entire cash register, and leaves
BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio (WTRF) The Belmont County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a robber who ran into the Colerain Dollar General Friday evening, grabbed the cash register drawer and took off running. Officials say the robber had a thin build and was wearing a black hoodie, black mask, black pants, black tennis shoes and black […]
West Virginia man leads local police on vehicle and foot chase; Crashed head on into deputy causing injuries
Marshall County, West Virginia deputies say a man was arrested after a chase resulted in a deputy being injured. Officials in Marshall County say they received a call from Ohio County to check on a stolen Kia Telluride, that was last pinged by GPS at Kansas Ridge Lane in Moundsville. Deputies say they did not […]
West Virginia man sentenced for federal methamphetamine charge
WHEELING, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A West Virginia man has been sentenced for distributing meth. Duwayne Luis Ueltschy, age 44, of New Martinsville, West Virginia, was sentenced Wednesday to 70 months in federal prison for the distribution of methamphetamine. According to court documents and statements made in court, Ueltschy, also known as “Duane” and “D-Wayne,” sold […]
West Virginia Tax Office addresses multi-million-dollar mistake at local commission meeting
MARSHALL COUNTY, W.Va (WTRF) – A natural gas tax mistake made by the West Virginia Tax Division has left a $5 million impact on Marshall County and its residents. “They called it a clerical error. We said it wasn’t. It was total negligence on the tax department’s fault. It was not the fault of […]
Ohio police looking for white man that robbed a gas station asking “for all the money”
Police in Bellaire, Ohio say they are looking for a white male who robbed a gas station and asked “for all the money.” Bellaire police say they are investigating a robbery at the Rich Oil Gas Station. Police say a white male, 6 feet tall, wearing a black mask, black pants, and a black jacket […]
The Changing Face of a Hometown – In Photos – Vol. 9
It’s different than expected. Instead of finding it fascinating, it looks like it hurts. Like it doesn’t want to go anywhere after resting in place for more than a century along 22nd Street in Center Wheeling. Following the three-month asbestos removal process, the gradual, $8 million demolition of...
New Small Local Business Promises a Euphoric Experience
WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) — A new small business that will wow your taste buds is set to open in Wheeling in just a few short weeks. Euphoric Doughnuts has been operating through two wholesale accounts for a while and now they are bringing their very own doughnut shop to East Wheeling. The idea to start […]
Colerain police locate critically missing man
CINCINNATI (WXIX) - The Colerain Police Department found a critical missing man Tuesday. Justin Chitwood, 34, was located by Colerain police Tuesday night, hours after he was reported missing. Colerain police posted on their Facebook page that Chitwood had been located. See a spelling or grammar error in our story?...
The truth behind the Wheeling Suspension Bridge
The Ohio Valley suspension bridge opened to a fascinating structural history that expands from 1836 to now. Initially, a wooden bridge was put in place on the west side of the Ohio River, but unfortunately, it was destroyed by windstorms. However, in the 1870s, the bridge was reinforced with cables designed by the renowned Washington Roebling.
Monroe Central Gets Revenge Over Ferry on Senior Night
WOODSFIELD, OHIO (WTRF)– Monroe Central grabbed a huge 79-63 win Tuesday, after losing in overtime 80-79 to Ferry on Saturday.
Rage room coming to the Upper Ohio Valley
A rage room is coming to the Upper Ohio Valley. OV Rage 360 is looking to become the Ohio Valley’s only rage room. Located in Martins Ferry, Ohio, OV Rage 360 plans to offer unique and exciting experience to help you release your stress and have a blast. OV Rage 360 will feature 4 rage […]
Officials discuss using outside EMS service for emergency calls in this local Ohio town
BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio (WTRF) – Officials in one local village got into some heated discussions over the possibility of using an outside EMS service for emergency calls. Right now, Bellaire village volunteer departments help to provide emergency as well as fire service. A representative from a third party service was on hand, as well as, […]
Downtown Wheeling's Main Street set for fresh paving by June
WHEELING, W.Va. — By this summer, Wheeling will have a freshly paved street running through downtown. "The streetscape, they're planning on doing Main Street,” WVDOH District 6 Manager Charlie Reynolds said. “Should be done by June 30." Main Street paving has been moved up in the ongoing...
Ohio woman who didn’t know she was pregnant gives birth to ‘miracle baby’ in work bathroom
Kaitlyn Beck-Barath of Rayland was already the mother of two. But this time, there was no morning sickness, tiredness, or any other telltale signs.
Marshall County receives $300,000 grant to boost volunteer EMS services
MARSHALL COUNTY, W.Va. — Marshall County received $300,000 to distribute to its volunteer EMS stations. Marshall County EMS is the only paid service in the county. Four volunteer services rely heavily on money like this. The Money will go toward boosting the number of volunteers, gas money, vehicle repairs...
Favede out as Wheeling University president
WHEELING, W.Va. — The Wheeling University Board of Trustees has suspended Ms. Ginny Favede, with pay, as President of Wheeling University and relieved her of all duties. She has served in the role since 2019. Prior to that, Favede was a Belmont County Commissioner, St. Clairsville councilwoman and led Project BEST.