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Woman dies after shootout with police in Guernsey County

GUERNSEY COUNTY, Ohio — A woman was pronounced dead after an exchange of gunfire with police in Guernsey County on Friday night. Police say the woman had an active arrest warrant and did not stop for police in Barnesville. A pursuit ensued and went into Guernsey County. The statement...
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West Virginia is ready for new rollout 988 number July 16th

WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) — First Choice Services out of Charleston says it is ahead of the game when it comes to a new national emergency mental health hotline number that is being rolled out across the U.S. July 16th. Many county officials throughout the U.S. say they’re not ready for the new number to take […]

Glen Dale swears in first woman mayor

GLEN DALE, W.Va. (WTRF) — She is Glen Dale’s first woman mayor and she says she will be there for you if you need anything. On Monday night, Janet Scott was sworn in as the city’s newest mayor. Her job as mayor begins July 1st and she is taking the place of former Glen Dale […]

Belmont County woman dead after gunfire exchange with police

GUERNSEY COUNTY, Ohio (WTRF) — The Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office released this statement concerning the death of a Barnesville, Ohio woman in a shootout with law enforcement officers Friday night: “Sheriff Jeffrey D. Paden said that on Friday June 24th shortly before 9:30 p.m. his deputies were requested to assist in a vehicle pursuit on US […]

Road Trippin' at Austin Lake

Are you looking at your vacation this summer and wondering how you're going to combat inflation and high gas prices?. The answer could be Austin Lake in Jefferson County off Route 152 north of Richmond. Austin Lake truly has something for every member of the family, from inflatables and the...

The Foundry welcomes you with open arms and full glasses

WHEELING W.Va. (WTRF) — “Where originality is cast, forged, made into real.”. That’s what The Foundry has become for its brand-new owners, and anyone looking for a good cocktail in Wheeling. The original bar on Jacob Street in South Wheeling has been long-standing, and owner Rebecca Stone’s...

Eat Locally and Seasonally All Summer Long With Grow OV

Last summer, as a relative newcomer to the area, I was thrilled to learn that we have a great Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) option right here in Downtown Wheeling: Grow Ohio Valley. For a reasonable upfront rate, my husband and I dined on an abundance of fresh produce well into the month of October: zucchini, corn, tomatoes, strawberries, okra, sweet potatoes, garlic, herbs, and even the occasional pound or two of locally-raised, free-range beef. Our weekly trek to Public Market to pick up our box became the highlight of our summer, sustaining us through the lingering doldrums of the pandemic.

Major rennovations coming to the McLure Hotel

WHEELING, W. Va. (WTRF)-Big changes are coming to the McLure Hotel. The historic hotel has been under new ownership, and Roxby Development is currently in the process of remodeling the entire building. Built in the mid-19th century, The McLure Hotel still stands tall in downtown Wheeling. Outside it looks like the same historic building you […]

7News joins the Celebrity Scoopers event at Kirke’s Ice Cream

ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio (WTRF) — It looks like that hot humid air is about to return to the Ohio Valley. And what’s better on a hot summer day than a big scoop of ice cream. Well, we have some good news, starting tomorrow Kirke’s Ice Cream in St Clairsville will host a Celebrity Scooper event. It’s a three-day event that will take place Tuesday, Wednesday, […]

Tips on how to handle flight delays and cancelations

WHEELING, W. Va. (WTRF) Flights are being delayed and canceled in record numbers. On Father’s Day alone, more than 3,000 flights were delayed or canceled. Travelers are stranded, schedules are scrapped and vacation plans are ruined. Industry experts warn it will likely continue all summer. It’s being blamed on pilot shortages and overbooked planes. Bill […]

McLure House Hotel Holds Open House

Ohio County, WV — The McLure House Hotel has been in Wheeling since 1852. That's almost as long as Wheeling has been a city. The hotel is now showing off its exterior and interior renaissance in its open house, signifying the beginning of a new chapter for the historic hotel.

Father's Day Car show returns

Belmont County, OH — The Maynard Sportsman Club is sponsoring this year’s Fathers day classic. "It's been going on for over twenty years, for the last couple years we didn't get to have it because of the virus and everything. so, we tried to bring it back and this is what we got. pretty surprised," said Howard Stoner, Manager of Maynard’s Sportsman Club.

Wheeling Island’s Bridge Park Pool renamed Pat Johnson Pool House

WHEELING W.Va. (WTRF) — The community pool on Wheeling Island was renamed Saturday afternoon in honor of a woman who touched countless residents’ lives with her kindness and generosity.  The Bridge Park Pool is now officially the Pat Johnson Pool House.   According to her friends and family, Pat Johnson was unlike anyone else.   Many […]