Bethany, WV

Woman in Wheeling robbed at gunpoint

OHIO COUNTY, W.Va. (WTRF) — Wheeling Police say they are investigating an armed robbery that took place Wednesday evening on River Road. Police say they were informed that a woman was robbed at gunpoint at Gumby’s by several people around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. The victim allegedly told police she was struck in the head with […]

Bethel Park School District mourns beloved social studies teacher

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Bethel Park School District is mourning a beloved teacher.The district announced Tuesday that Bethel Park High School social studies teacher Jon Gentile has died. "Jon was an excellent teacher and coach and he was an incredibly well-respected and beloved member of the high school and middle school staff," the district said in a statement."We were heartbroken to learn of Jon's untimely passing and we are all still processing this devastating loss," Bethel Park Assistant Superintendent Zeb Jansante said in a statement. "Jon epitomized the spirit of Bethel Park in everything he did and he made an enormous difference in the lives of his current and past students and student-athletes."He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him."No cause of death was announced.The district said administrators, counselors and social workers are available for all students and staff. 
Pennsylvania Almanac

North Strabane author writes first novel in a decade

North Strabane resident Cori Wamsley has led a prolific life as a writer, penning novels and books for children and also leading her own publishing firm. There’s been a 10-year gap between her last novel and her newest one. The reason?. “I had kids,” Wamsley explained last week.

Combat veterans explain what Memorial Day means to them

ELKTON — Dave Moore and his cousin, Tom Hobson, know all too well the cost of freedom — and they are still paying more than 50 years after admirably serving this country in their respective military branches. The cousins are Vietnam War combat veterans, having served in that country during the 1960s, and both were wounded in battle. Moore holds two Purple Heart medals, having suffered wounds from a land mine explosion in 1965 and then, less than one month later, more wounds from a...

NRA opens gun convention in Texas after school massacre

HOUSTON — (AP) — The National Rifle Association began its annual convention in Houston on Friday, three days after a gunman killed 19 students and two teachers at an elementary school on the other side of the state, renewing the national debate over gun violence. Former President Donald...

UPDATE: Southwestern Energy issues statement about proposed well pad

WEIRTON, W.Va. — People in Weirton are concerned about the potential for a well pad development off Three Springs Drive. A group of Weirton residents, including Jean Czernek, have been raising concerns about this development for months, one that the city's zoning board voted down. Now, making its way through the courts.
High Point University

Glessner Family Makes Major Gift to the HPU Fund for Extraordinary Education

Friends of High Point University, Gary and Melissa Glessner, of Wheeling, West Virginia, recently gave a major gift to the HPU Fund for Extraordinary Education. HIGH POINT, N.C., May 26, 2022 – Friends of High Point University, Gary and Melissa Glessner, of Wheeling, West Virginia, recently gave a major gift to the HPU Fund for Extraordinary Education.

City offices closed on Monday, May 30, to observe the Memorial Day holiday

City offices will be closed on Monday, May 30 to observe the Memorial Day holiday. Offices will reopen on Tuesday, May 31, at 8:30 A. M. For after-hours emergencies for electric, water or sewer service ONLY, please call 740-695-1410 to connect with the City’s answering service. (We ask that you no longer call 740-695-0123 to report utility problems.)

Names released in Jefferson County murder; One man arrested

Police in Stuebenville have arrested a man that shot and killed a 22-year-old on Thursday. Steubenville Police say they have arrested 30-year-old Joshua Woodland for the murder of Carol Barnett. Steubenville Police Chief Bill McCafferty. says Barnett was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Woodland and a disagreement occurred between the two. The incident […]

Two people wanted in connection to Wheeling armed robbery

WHEELING. W.Va. (WTRF) — Two people are now wanted in connection to the armed robbery that took place on Wednesday evening. 35-year-old Brandy Cecil and 33-year-old Ryan Knight are wanted in connection to the crime. The victim allegedly told police she was struck in the head with a firearm by one of the suspects and […]