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Two local people arrested; One was allegedly trafficking drugs within 1000 feet of a school
Two local people were arrested during a search warrant and now face multiple drug charges. The Jefferson County Drug Task Force said they performed a narcotics search warrant on Talbott Drive in Wintersville, where Curtis Drakes, 43, and Jessica Layman, 45, were arrested without incident. Detectives say they seized cocaine and money. Drakes is being […]
West Virginia doctor allegedly held payroll taxes from employees’ paychecks
A doctor from Wheeling, West Virginia, has been indicted for failure to pay over nearly$2.5 million in payroll taxes. United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced that Nitesh Ratnakar, age 48, was indictedWednesday on forty-one counts of tax fraud and one count of obstructing a federal grand juryinvestigation. Ratnakar owned and operated a gastroenterology practice and […]
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 […]
City fire department busy Wednesday evening with fire and Mount Pleasant rescue
LANCASTER − The city fire department had a busy evening Wednesday as it rescued a man who fell from Mount Pleasant and later put out a porch fire. Assistant Fire Chief Slade Schultz said the man, whose name he did not release, fell about 30 feet off the mountain around 6 p.m. Medics transported him via ground to Grant Trauma Center in Columbus. Schultz said the man was alert and talking to medics when rescued. ...
County Commission files lawsuit against local Volunteer Fire Department
BROOKE COUNTY, W.Va. (WTRF) Brooke County Commissioners have filled a lawsuit against Bethany Pike Volunteer Fire Department. This suit was made to request restitution funds be used to reimburse the county for $2,600 worth of unreturned radio equipment with the balance of restitution funds being split among the other ten departments in the county. Back […]
Edible poisonings among kids growing in Ohio, could worsen with recreational legalization
COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WKRC) - Gummy bear edibles sent two Colerain middle schoolers to the hospital on Wednesday. Northwest Local School District leaders said it happened after a group of students ate the cannabis gummies and started having symptoms in class. While the kids will be okay, poison control experts said this is one example of a growing problem, that may worsen.
Police, parents react to Colerain middle schoolers hospitalized after eating edibles
COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WXIX) - Police and parents remain concerned after two of six Colerain Middle School students who digested marijuana edibles on Wednesday were taken to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. They’re worried the incident could be the beginning of a troubling trend in the district since recreational marijuana became...
Wheeling University's president suspension leaves students anxious, alumni giving advice
WHEELING, W.Va. — Following the suspension of Wheeling University President Ginny Favede on Tuesday, students are emotional and eager to see what's next. Xavier Thomas knows the campus of Wheeling University all too well - graduating in 2021 with a bachelor's degree, then completing a master's just last year.
So, How Much Did That Interstate 70 Project Cost Anyway?
Twenty-five bridges and ramps. Five replaced, 21 refurbished. Three years construction following two bid processes. One pandemic and one “Roads to Prosperity” initiative. Add it all up and the result is a like-new-and-blue Fort Henry Bridge and a freshened stretch of interstate from Wheeling Tunnel through Elm Grove. Bridge decks held together by plywood were rebuilt, steel girders forged in the 1950s were removed and replaced, and the tallest of all the spans – the “Fulton bridges” – were demolished and modernized.
Local college stops student registration, may also cut jobs
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio (WTRF) – Eastern Gateway Community College is pausing registration past the spring 2024 semester for all students. Some jobs may also be cut. According to the Ohio Department of Higher Education, “Currently enrolled students who aren’t scheduled to graduate at the end of the semester will need to register for classes in […]
Elm Grove Stone Arch Bridge scheduled to close in March for major renovation work
WHEELING, WV (LOOTPRESS) – West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) plans to close the historic Stone Arch Bridge in the Elm Grove section of Wheeling in March for major renovation work. The bridge, built in 1817, spans Wheeling Creek as part of US 40 known as National Road. The renovation work will include removal of […]
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.
Cats in Need: Could Your Home Be Their New Home in Wintersville, OH?
Interested in adding a furry friend to your family? Even if you're just keen on viewing some of the cute critters available for adoption nearby, there are ample pets waiting for their forever homes in animal shelters throughout and around wintersville.
Rain activity returns to the Ohio Valley for Thursday
WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) – Another quiet stretch of weather will turn active as we head into the second half of the week. Scattered rain showers will develop across portions of The Ohio Valley early Thursday morning and trickle into the early hours of Friday. Pockets of moderate to heavy rainfall are possible at times throughout […]
Trinity Medical Center West Lab Receives Accreditation from College of American Pathologists
The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to Trinity Health System Trinity Medical Center West Laboratory, Steubenville, Ohio based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs. Recognized for rigorous and robust standards, CAP accreditation elevates quality...
Wheeling's Restaurant Week returns: feast on local flavors and discounts
WHEELING, W.Va. — Dozens of local restaurants will be in on Wheeling's Restaurant Week, meaning special menus and discounted prices for consumers. Beginning on Friday, local restaurants and entrepreneurs will be in the spotlight, as the week aims to highlight the city's local flavors and cuisine creations through special menus.
How personal income has changed in Ohio County—plus, see how it compares to the rest of the state and country
Stacker analyzed Bureau of Economic Analysis data to see how personal income has changed in Ohio County, West Virginia and how it compares to state and national levels.
The gas price fluctuate between $3.25 and $3.31 in Steubenville as of 2024-02-22. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Thursday is $3.270, a week ago the price is $3.278 , according to AAA.
Firefighters battling local house fire
BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio (WTRF) – Belmont County 911 officials have confirmed a house fire on 68287 Chermont Road in Lansing, Ohio Wednesday night. Officers received a call about the fire at 8:44 p.m. Wolfhurst Fire Department, Brookside Fire Department, and Bridgeport Fire Department were all dispatched to the scene. 7News has a crew en route. […]
Italian Cuisine Extravaganza: The Top 4 Italian Restaurants in Steubenville
In this article, we will be exploring four exquisite Italian restaurants located in Steubenville. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these establishments? We'd love to hear about your experiences, so feel free to leave your comments below!