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Building being razed in Belmont County was former poor house for the destitute
BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio (WTRF) Our recent coverage of the demolition process of the old County Home in Belmont County brought back memories for many of our viewers. One man, an amateur historian, researched the background of the three-and-a-half story gothic structure where hundreds of people lived and died. The building being torn down now was […]
Harrisville: Echoes of the Railroad's Golden Age
In the midst of Ritchie County, Harrisville stands as a silent but poignant testament to the golden age of railroads. Once the lifeblood of this small but sprightly town, the Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) Railroad was a juggernaut of transportation, essential to the town's burgeoning growth during the industrial heyday. The echoes of steam whistles and the rhythmic chugging of locomotives are long gone, but the memories and marks they left on Harrisville's landscape remain indelible.
These beech bottom, WV based Dogs are the latest up for adoption and in need of a good home
Have you been contemplating pet adoption, or simply love perusing adorable pets? A myriad of delightful pets are available for adoption at various animal shelters in the vicinity of beech bottom..
New pizza place opening in the Ohio Valley in December
A new pizza place is set to open in the Ohio Valley in December. Creno’s Pizza will be opening a location in Bridgeport, Ohio on 869 National Road. Creno’s says they take great pride in their homemade spaghetti sauce, homemade pizza sauce, proprietary cheeses and meats, and dough made fresh every day. Creno’s won’t just […]
Two rest stop areas in Ohio on I-70 to be closed for demolition
OHIO– Two rest stop areas in Ohio will close on I-70 for demolition. The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) says they will be doing rest area construction on the rest areas on I-70 located in Belmont County and Muskingum County. Both rest areas will close on November 30. The Muskingum County rest area, located near […]
Holloway, Ohio: The Unyielding Spirit of a Coal Mining Town
Nestled in the heart of Ohio, the small town of Holloway stands as a monument to the industrial fervor that gripped America in the late 19th century. Established as a coal-mining center, Holloway's rich seams of coal not only fueled the burgeoning needs of a nation but also laid the tracks for its cultural and economic identity. The discovery of coal transformed this once-quiet village into a hive of activity, attracting railroad expansion and a diverse workforce drawn by the promise of prosperity.
Burd, Jaskowiak earn OSHP honors
BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio — The St. Clairsville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol has released their Dispatcher of the Year and Trooper of the Year for 2023. Trooper Tyler Burd was named Trooper of the Year by his peers for his outstanding service, leadership abilities and cooperation with supervisors, peers and the public to name a few.
Neffs Christmas Parade back for a second year
BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio (WTRF) — One local organization rang in the holiday spirit today with their entire community. American Legion Post 77 in Neffs, Ohio along with the Ladies Auxiliary of the post, held their 2nd annual Christmas Parade today. The parade is an old Neffs community tradition that started around 30 years ago. After not having […]
Amsterdam, Ohio Celebrates the King of Cool: The Annual Dean Martin Festival
Each June, the city of Amsterdam, Ohio, dons the glitz and glamor of Hollywood's golden age to celebrate its Annual Dean Martin Festival, a tribute to the legendary Dean Martin. Born in nearby Steubenville, the 'King of Cool' is remembered with a three-day festival that resonates with fans nationwide. From Rat Pack dinner shows to a parade on Dean Martin Boulevard, the city becomes a nostalgic canvas, painting Martin's legacy with every event, including a memorial mass and karaoke contests at The Spot Bar.
Leesville, Ohio: A Cradle of Valor in America's Heartland
Nestled in the serene landscape of Carroll County, Leesville, Ohio is a village with a profound legacy. It is the birthplace of Robert Maynard Murray, a World War II Medal of Honor recipient whose story draws history and war enthusiasts to this tranquil setting. Though modest in size, Leesville stands tall in the hearts of Americans, honoring the valor of one of its own, a man who embodied bravery and sacrifice during a pivotal time in world history.
The Blaine Hill 'S' Bridge: Ohio's Oldest Bridge and a Monument to Transportation History
Nestled in Belmont County, the Blaine Hill 'S' Bridge emerges as a historical marvel, proudly standing as Ohio's oldest extant bridge. Contrary to the popular belief of its construction in 1828, this engineering feat was actually erected in 1826. As part of the National Road, America's first federally funded highway, the bridge's unique 345-foot-long stone arch design and distinctive S-shape have captivated history buffs and travelers alike. With its three arches elegantly spanning Wheeling Creek, the bridge played a pivotal role in easing the once-steep ascent for pioneers venturing west.
What’s the History of Wheeling’s Windmill?
If you’re a fan of cute kitsch, like me, then you’ve probably spent some time on roadsideamerica.com pining after things like the world’s largest pistachio or teapot. It’s the teapot, located in Chester, West Virginia, that led me to see what other fun things our state has to offer. I was surprised to see a piece of Wheeling history on the site – the windmill!
Maple not seeking re-election as Jefferson County commissioner
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio — Jefferson County Commissioner Dave Maple announced Monday he will complete his current term which expires in 2024 and will not seek re-election. This will bring his almost two-decade long journey to a close. Maple said it's time to start a new chapter of his life....
7th-grade girls basketball falls in tightly-contested affair at Union Local
The Lady Reds couldn’t overcome a subpar third quarter as they lost to Union Local by the final score of 25-16. Jaela Phillips led the way in defeat with 12 points, five rebounds and four steals while Lilly Arno aided the cause with four points and three rebounds. The...
Abandoned Ohio coal mines leave holes in the landscape and the economy. A government program aims to fill them
The newest recreational area of Friendship Park in eastern Ohio’s Jefferson County is situated between acres of rolling farmland and a big lake. The sloping hill there has just been revegetated with native plants, two different types of restored wetlands, pollinator plots, even a bat roost. The oasis is...
Local Alert: Market Street Closure Begins, Alternate Routes Suggested for Wheeling Residents
Market Street in Wheeling will be closed at the 13th Street intersection. The closure starts on Monday, November 27, 2023, and ends on Thursday, February 29, 2024. This is due to a storm pipe replacement project. Traffic personnel will be present to manage traffic. Motorists should expect delays and follow detour signs.
Wintersville's Chef's Table introduces 'Peaches', the robot server, to combat labor shortages and enhance customer experience
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio — They're cooking with modern technology at the Chef's Table in Wintersville. A robot has been added to their group of servers to help with that nationwide labor shortage. Meet Peaches, a state-of-the-art server that can do anything from bringing you your meal to singing you...
Local eatery is bringing back beloved staple of Belmont County
BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio (WTRF) — There’s good news for fans of the former Home Pizza in St. Clairsville. No, they’re not re-opening. Their retirement back in 2019 was permanent… But there is a way to replicate their pizza at home–your home. Around The World Gourmet in Bellaire is making that possible. “Everyone loved the Home […]
Dillonvale, Ohio: A Portrait of Historical Resilience and Small-Town Charm
Hidden within the landscape of Jefferson County, Ohio, Dillonvale stands as a picturesque emblem of historical depth and community pride. Originally settled as Annadelphia in 1816, it was the establishment of the Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway in 1889 that infused life into the village, prompting a name change to honor the influential John Dillon, a local landowner whose legacy is intricately tied to the town's identity. With a population of just 589 souls according to the 2020 census, Dillonvale encapsulates the essence of small-town America, its narrative woven into the fabric of the region's storied past.
Alvy: Embracing Metropolitan Comforts in a Small-Town Setting
Alvy, a charming town enveloped by the countryside of West Virginia, may appear to be a slice of classic Americana. Yet its designation as part of the Wheeling, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) elevates it beyond the typical rural community. With a population close to 148,000 as of the 2010 census, the Wheeling MSA, which includes parts of eastern Ohio and centers around the historic city of Wheeling, provides Alvy residents with unexpected metropolitan privileges without sacrificing their small-town identity.