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Colerain Township Fire Department mourns loss of fellow firefighter

COLERAIN, Ohio — A Colerain Firefighter/Medic has died, the Colerain Fire Department announced. Steve Hayden had been with the Colerain Township Fire Department since 2011 and was a career firefighter with the Springfield Township Fire Department. CTFD says that the cause of death has yet to be determined. The...
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Officer Involved Shooting in Guernsey County

A 47-year-old woman is dead following an officer involved shooting in Guernsey County. The Guernsey County Sheriff said it took place Friday night shortly before 9:30pm when he deputies were requested to assist in a vehicle pursuit on US 22 near State Route 800. The Barnesville Police told deputies they were in pursuit of a vehicle operated by a female wanted on an active arrest warrant for assault on a police officer from a prior incident involving Barnesville officers.
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Captina Conservancy in Barnesville to have gray fox talk

BARNESVILLE , Ohio – The Captina Conservancy will be hosting regular talks with scientist and researchers on a variety of topics. The first talk will feature Dr. Suzie Prange of Appalachian Wildlife Research Institute, sharing details of her research on gray foxes. Main Street Barrel House is partnering with...

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...

What's the Buzz: Poolside tunes and a rodeo for some summertime fun

Pick any one of the events happening in and around the area to keep your week busy. Whatever you choose to do, I’ll be highlighting attractions, activities, and festivals right here, every week. From local music and shows to options for those of you who don’t mind traveling a bit, there’s something for everyone. Be sure to check all activities, as cancellations can occur. The events listed are for June 23 to July 2. Saturday ...

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.

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Looking for a pet? Come to Fur-Ever Friends Day!

WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) – Fur-Ever Friends day is almost here! Join WTRF and our local animal shelters at Fitzsimmons Family Dog Park in Wheeling this Friday, June 17th from 10:00 a.m. until about 5:00 p.m. Dogs and cats that are available for adoption will be there. Here’s how you can help animals in need! Due […]