Ohio mother charged after toddler dies with drugs in his system
MINGO JUNCTION, Ohio (WTRF) — A Jefferson County mother has been charged after her toddler son tragically died with drugs in his system. Danielle Bentley of Mingo Junction has been arrested on one count of child endangerment, with more serious charges potentially on the way. Sheriff Fred Abdalla Junior says EMS were called to her […]
West Virginia EMS and EMA receive donation from Southwestern Energy
Wellsburg (W.Va.) — The Brooke County Ambulance and Brooke County Emergency Management Agency received a $10,000 donation from Southwestern Energy. The donation is part of SWN’s $130,000 investment in first responder and critical community programs throughout the Ohio Valley region. Stephanie Paluda, community relations manager at Southwestern Energy, says that SWN wanted to give back […]
Uncover Weirton's Top 5 Sports Bars: A Must-Visit Guide
Welcome to our guide featuring the top five sports bars in Weirton. Have you had the chance to visit any of these establishments? If yes, we'd love to read your experiences in the comments section below!
Bethany College celebrates Founder's Day
BETHANY, W.Va. — This year marks the 184th anniversary of Bethany College - the oldest private institution in the state of West Virginia. Students, faculty, and alumni celebrated Founder's Day on Thursday by remembering the legacy of Alexander Campbell. Campbell is known for, not just Bethany, but establishing the Disciples of Christ denomination of Christianity.
Wheeling showcases Streetscape Project at the White House for “Communities in Action” event
WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) – Wheeling Mayor Glenn Elliott made his way to Washington to represent the Friendly City in front of national leaders. It was all part of an event called “Communities in Action” where different mayors and state representatives from West Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee were invited to the White House to discuss federal […]
Driver ejected from vehicle in Washington County crash, flown to hospital
A driver was flown to a Pittsburgh-area hospital after a crash in Washington County on Thursday evening.
Fugitive sought in Steubenville, Mingo Junction areas following pursuit
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio — The U.S. Marshals Service is requesting the public’s assistance in apprehending Keith William Roberts, 56, in the areas of Mingo Junction and Steubenville after he was involved in a pursuit Thursday. Roberts is wanted out of Jefferson County for gross sexual imposition of a...
What has the weather been like on Leap Day in the Ohio Valley the last few years?
WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) – It’s Leap Day 2024 and we are off to a frosty cold start with temperatures in the middle 20s. But what occurred across The Ohio Valley for the past six Leap Days? The average high temperature the last six Leap Days is 52.3°. The average min temperature the last six Leap […]
Jefferson County child's death due to possible drug ingestion under investigation
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio — The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a child in the Mingo Junction area, possibly from ingesting drugs. Authorities responded to a call about a child choking on the evening of Feb. 18. Initially, first responders thought the 2-and-a-half-year-old boy was in cardiac arrest. However, the child was taken to Trinity Medical Center, where cocaine was found in the boy's system. The child later died at the hospital.
The coldest February in Ohio County history—and the warmest
Stacker compiled a list of the warmest and coldest Februaries in each county's history using data from the National Centers for Environmental Information.
Police locate man missing from Washington County
UPDATE: As of 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Boyd has been found and is safe, according to state police.
‘HE’S ALIVE!’ Scheduled for March 22-24 at Capitol Theatre
HE’S ALIVE!, the acclaimed musical Passion Play, produced and directed by Heaven Bound Ministries, is returning to the historic Capitol Theatre, 1015 Main Street, Wheeling, WV this coming Palm Sunday weekend, March 22, 23 and 24. The Friday and Saturday performances of March 22 and 23 begin at 7:30...
Brooke County expects advanced water system upgrade to enhance quality, growth
BROOKE COUNTY, W.Va. — Brooke County Commissioners heard Tuesday from the BHJ Metropolitan Planning Commission about plans to improve and expand the water quality supply and waste water facilities in Brooke County. The U.S. Economic Development Administration Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Planning Grant has allowed BHJ officials...
Woman says her Stanley cup saved her life from a stray bullet
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (Gray News/TMX) – A woman in Ohio claims her Stanley tumbler saved her from being hit by a stray bullet. A 22-year-old named Rachel posted about the Feb. 12 incident on TikTok, which has since gone viral. Rachel told TMX she and her fiancé David were inside...
Commissioners explore funding for Brooke County's trail updates
BROOKE COUNTY, W.Va. — Brooke County Commissioners heard plans Wednesday from the Brooke-Hancock-Jefferson Metropolitan Planning Commission that would allow for funding to update the Brooke County bike and pedestrian trail. "The two that came out were the Brooke Pioneer Trail and the Yankee Trail; that's all one system from...
Brooke County EMA director resigns
BROOKE COUNTY, W.Va. — The Brooke County Commission has announced the resignation of the county EMS/EMA Director Andy Nickerson and appointed a new interim director. Now the search for a permanent replacement has begun and Commissioner A.J. Thomas said the process will start when the application becomes public. The...
Unique grief support program 'Never Alone Kids' begins at Weirton Christian Center
WEIRTON, W.Va. — The Weirton Christian Center hosts a peer support group for families and children ages 5-18 for those experiencing grief of a loved one. The program, known as ‘Never Alone Kids,” will begin with a shared dinner followed by participants dividing into age-specific groups, including parents, elementary school, middle school, and high school. Following this, there will be activities tailored to each group that will provide opportunities for participants to express their grief.
Unwind in Wheeling: The 3 Pubs That Define Its Nightlife
This article presents a tour of three notable pubs in Wheeling. Have you had the chance to visit any of them? If yes, we'd love to hear your experiences. Please share your thoughts in the comments section below:
Big scratch-off ticket win at small county market
A woman in Jefferson County is getting a windfall of cash after winning the top prize on a scratch-off ticket.