Belmont County,

Woman claims she was kidnapped in Belmont County

A construction worker reportedly discovered a woman in distress along a rural road outside Barnesville on June 11. The woman told authorities she had been kidnapped. Belmont County Chief Deputy James Zusack said it was on an extremely rural road off Route 800. He said a vehicle is being towed...
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Ohio fire chief dies after responding to call

TILTONSVILLE, Ohio — The fire chief of the Tiltonsville Volunteer Fire Department died after responding to a call on Wednesday. Fire Chief Doug Dugan died in the line of duty while responding to a call, WTRF reported. Neighboring departments posted condolences on social media after the news was released.
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WPXI Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh FBI finds people connected to recent drug arrests

NEW CASTLE, Pa. — The Pittsburgh FBI office is looking for people related to drug arrests that happened Thursday morning in Mercer and Lawrence counties. Federal and state agencies including the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Drug Enforcement Administration, and Pennsylvania State Police announced 25 people in Lawrence and Mercer counties were indicted for drug trafficking.
Steubenville, OHWTOV 9

One injured in morning crash in Steubenville

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — One person was injured and transported to the hospital after a Thursday morning crash in Steubenville. It happened on Sunset Boulevard near Wilshire around 7:30. According to the Steubenville Police Department, the driver of a vehicle was turning left from Sunset into a parking lot when she...
Tiltonsville, OHWTOV 9

Tiltonsville Fire Department mourns loss of Chief Dugan

Tiltonsville, Ohio — The Tiltonsville Volunteer Fire department is mourning one of if its own. Chief Doug Dugan passed away in the line of duty on Wednesday. Dugan held the title for 14 years and is described as a man who took pride in his department -- and its appearance.
Greene County,

Legendary Jacktown Fair to return as in-person event in 2021 (copy)

As Greene County joins the rest of the nation in trying to return to some semblance of normalcy following a difficult year created by the COVID-19 pandemic, it was recently announced another traditional event will return this year to an in-person capacity. The legendary Jacktown Fair, which is celebrating its...

Animal complaint leads to child endangerment charges

BELLAIRE — A complaint to the Belmont Animal Rescue League (BCARL) led to alleged child endangerment discovery, and a house being condemned, on June 11. According to the Bellaire Police Department, when BCARL first arrived at the Franklin Street home, agents could smell a strong odor from inside the house, outside on the sidewalk.
Wheeling, WVWTOV 9

New Wheeling Fire Department chief sworn in

It was the end of one era and the beginning of another at Wheeling's Public Safety Ceremony on Thursday. Both the police and fire departments honored members at the event, ranging from retirements to promotions to new hires. But a big focus was on the new man at the helm...
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Masks no longer required at Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston

WHEELING, W.Va. — With the mask mandate dropping in state of West Virginia on Sunday, the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston says things will be almost back to normal at masses. Starting Sunday, the mask requirements will be eliminated at masses -- and the measures to socially distance parishioners will also go away.
Lawrence, PAEllwood City Ledger

Local residents land dean's list at various colleges and universities

Local residents throughout Lawrence and Beaver counties were named to the 2021 spring semester dean's list at various colleges and universities across the country. Kevin Dambach, of Fombell, Lehigh University. Sheala Doran, of New Castle, Hunter Turk, of New Castle, and Anthony Roth, of Ellwood City, Coastal Carolina University. Katelyn...
Marshall County, WVWTOV 9

Teen's reptilian wish granted by foundation

MARSHALL COUNTY, W.Va. — A Special Wish Foundation held a wish reveal Thursday at Grand Vue Park in Marshall County. 15-year-old Lydiah Beckett Henry suffers from a rare condition of congenital heart defects. She learned her wish to go to The Reptarium, a Michigan reptile zoo, has been granted. She'll...
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On ice or Court TV, KDKA-TV alumna Julie Grant makes her case for fame

Julie Grant is about as close to a yinzer as you can be without actually being from Pittsburgh. She’s a Steubenville, Ohio, native, but her parents were born and raised in the Steel City. Grant worked here for years as an assistant district attorney in Allegheny County, a KDKA-TV reporter, anchor and legal editor, and even as a dancer with the Penguins Spirits. And though she now lives in Atlanta, she spent much of the pandemic here with her fiance, country artist and Dormont native Justin Fabus.

Celebrate Juneteenth Across the Ohio Valley

On January 1, 1863, enslaved and free African Americans gathered in anticipation of the Emancipation Proclamation going into effect. While word quickly spread that all enslaved people living in the Confederate States were legally free, those freedoms wouldn’t fully be extended to all until much later. It wasn’t until June 19, 1865, when Union troops arrived in Galveston Bay, Texas to when more than 250,000 enslaved individuals learned of their newfound freedom. Ever since that day, Juneteenth has served as a commemoration of that monumental event.
Wheeling, WVWTOV 9

Wheeling raises fine for setting off fireworks

OHIO COUNTY, W. Va. — The City of Wheeling held their city council meeting Tuesday with a public hearing that took place to discuss how to better deter the residential use of fireworks. Council approved a temporary amendment for a fireworks ordinance. Anyone that uses fireworks in the city will...
Jefferson County,

Jefferson County Farmers Market offers variety of items

WINTERSVILLE — From ingredients for a tasty salad or other dish to scented soaps for a relaxing bath, visitors to the first Jefferson County Farmers Market of the season Wednesday found a variety of items for sale. It was the market’s first appearance at its new location, the parking lot...