🚧 Utility Line Incident Closes SR 800 in Monroe County, Ohio 🚧
The time displayed is local to the original X account in Marietta, Ohio. Monroe County Update: State Route 800 has been shut down in both directions due to utility lines down on the roadway. The closure affects the stretch from Township Road 35 to Minder Rd. For the public's convenience and situational awareness, the exact location of the closure can be viewed online at the following links: https://t.co/2Uq98BprdR and https://t.co/70DOoOIx2v. Commuters are advised to seek alternative routes until the route is cleared and reopened. Stay tuned for further updates on this situation.
Ohio’s legalization of marijuana could force some police K9s to retire, Belmont County sticking with their dogs for now
BELMONT COUNTY, OHIO (WTRF) – K9s trained to sniff out marijuana in the state of Ohio may soon lose their jobs. As recreational marijuana becomes legal, those dogs can’t be retrained to “forget” the smell. Lawyers say any alert they give to the presence of any narcotics could be challenged in court. Right now the […]
New details emerge about Ohio baby who ingested opioids
BELMONT COUNTY, OHIO (WTRF) – 7News has uncovered more details about the Belmont County baby who ingested an opioid. Officials have revealed that the drug the one-year-old girl ingested was fentanyl. They say it happened last Thursday in the family’s home in the Shadyside area. They say the baby was discovered going in and out […]
Van Tassell Hits 2,000 Points, Cameron Girls Win Region
CAMERON, W.Va. (WTRF)– In a regional championship her Dragons dominated 71-40, Ashlynn Van Tassell reached 2,000 career points in her last home game. Next up, they head to Charleston for the state tournament, looking for the “3-Peat”.
Unraveling Moundsville: 3 Pizzas That You Can't Miss
In this article, we will be exploring three incredible pizzerias located in Moundsville. Have you had the pleasure of tasting their delicious offerings yet? If you have, we'd love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below!
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:
Belmont County man sentenced to seven years for 2021 Memorial Day shooting incident
BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio — A Belmont County man has been sentenced in connection with a shooting that took place nearly three years ago. Timothy Bradley was sentenced to a minimum of seven years in prison in Judge Chris Berhalter’s court. He received a 4-year sentence plus a 3-year mandatory sentence for the accompanying gun specification.
🌿 Canopy Clearing Operations Enhance Road Visibility in Wetzel and Marshall Counties
The time displayed is local to the original X account in Charleston, West Virginia. Local transportation crews from the West Virginia Department of Highways (WVDOH) are engaging in canopy clearing activities around the state, aiming to promote driver safety by enhancing road visibility and sight distance. Such operations have been reported to take place in District 6, encompassing areas in both Wetzel County along West Virginia Route 7 and in Marshall County on County Road 10. Canopy clearing is carried out through manual or mechanized cutting of overhead tree branches that can obscure traffic signs and other important sightlines for drivers. This initiative is part of ongoing state maintenance efforts to ensure higher standards of roadway clarity and safety for residents and travelers. The WVDOH has been actively documenting their progress and achievements in various districts under the hashtag #SeeingResults.
Hiland overpowers Beallsville in thorough fashion
Hiland raced to a big lead and never looked back in a 64-9 win over Beallsville at Hiland High on Feb. 27 in Ohio boys high school basketball action. Recently on Feb. 20, Hiland squared off with West Holmes in a basketball game. Check out our complete boys basketball roundup...
State funds boost Belmont Fire Department and Sargus Juvenile Center upgrade projects
BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio — Two Belmont County agencies – the Belmont Volunteer Fire Department and the Sargus Juvenile Center -- have benefitted from $1 million from the state for upgrades. The money is from State Representative Don Jones. "It's going towards the 25 percent match money that we...
Bill to allow development on steeper slopes heads to the governor
A bill that aims to make more land available for housing in Monroe County by allowing development on steeper slopes is headed to the governor. HB 1108's author, Rep. Dave Hall (R-Norman), said restricting developers from building on a slope steeper than 15 percent is unnecessary and prevents the county from building affordable homes.
Cameron Boys Move On To Section Finals
CAMERON, W.Va. (WTRF)– The Dragons beat Hundred 90-43 at home to advance to Class A Region 1 Section 1 Final Friday versus Madonna.
Peterson Hospital in Wheeling sold to new owners
Peterson Hospital in Wheeling has been sold to new owners. Officials say they are not able to release any names of the potential new operators at Peterson Healthcare and Rehabilitation Hospital but the care and services will remain the same. Peterson Healthcare and Rehabilitation Hospital released the following statement of the sale to 7News: “At […]
West Virginia woman calls herself a pipeliner with eyeliner, she brings out the bling using a hot glue gun and a hammer
SISTERSVILLE, W.Va. (WTRF) — She dances in her sparkling home until the morning light with her granddaughter…AND WE MEAN SPARKLING. A Sistersville woman spent the last few years diligently renovating her humble abode into an elegant home that is beyond extraordinary. She is a pipeline inspector who shows us what amazing things she can do […]
Silver Alert cancelled; man found
WHEELING, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A Silver Alert issued earlier on Monday has been cancelled. Officials say David Killian Hamm has been located. Keep checking the WSAZ app for the latest information. WHEELING, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A Silver Alert has been issued for a man last seen in Wheeling, West Virginia.
Belmont Students Perform Sit-In of ResLife Office
Ten Belmont students staged a silent sit-in outside the office of residence life to protest the new housing policy that may disqualify some seniors from living on-campus in the fall. “We're here showing up as an expression of non-compliance, and in all honesty, refusal of this new policy because it's...
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band bringing Farewell Tour to Wheeling
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is planning to bring their Farewell Tour to Wheeling. The “All The Good Times: The Farewell Tour” will arrive in Wheeling on May 16th at the Capitol Theatre. For nearly six decades, the three-time GRAMMY Award-winning Nitty Gritty Dirt Band has entertained audiences with their top-shelf musicianship and timeless hits […]
West Virginia state tax department makes a tax mistake with a $5 million dollar impact on a local county, plus a man suspected of multiple crimes throughout the Ohio Valley has been arrested: Here are this week’s top stories
(WTRF) – The West Virginia state tax department makes a tax mistake with a $5 million dollar impact on one local county, plus a man suspected of multiple crimes throughout the Ohio Valley has been arrested. 7News Anchor Annalise Murphy looks back at the week’s top stories. Man arrested in local chase that […]
Local Alert: I-70 Lane Closures in Wheeling for Electric Line Repair on Tuesday Evening
OHIO COUNTY, WV – A portion of eastbound and westbound Interstate 70, in Wheeling, at milepost 6.0, will be closed from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., on Tuesday February 27, 2024, for electric line repair. Traffic will be maintained by message boards. Motorists are advised to slow down, expect delays, and follow detours. Alternate Route: Use US 40. Inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances could change the project schedule. Visit here for more details.
Buckeye Trail's tough offensive night results in early exit from OHSAA postseason
OLD WASHINGTON − No. 5 seed Buckeye Trail picked a bad night to struggle offensively as the Warriors played host to No. 9 seed Barnesville in a first round Division III sectional matchup on Tuesday evening. Unfortunately for Trail coach Gregg Strasser and the Warriors, that's exactly what happened in a disappointing early exit from the OHSAA postseason party to finish with a 15-8 final record. ...