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Summer Events In Wheeling That Won’t Break the Bank

Wheeling truly comes alive with activities during the summer months. And with gas and other travel expenses on the rise, many of us are reconsidering how we will be spending our leisure time this summer. Thankfully, Wheeling and the greater Ohio Valley area have plenty of free and low-cost experiences that allow residents to celebrate summer locally.

2022 Retirees Say Bittersweet Goodbye

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., June 28, 2022 — West Liberty University bids farewell to 11 employees as they retire from university employment this summer. The longest serving employee retiring in 2022 is Executive Director of Admissions Brenda King with 41 years of service to her credit. “As the end of...

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.

Outdoors: Youth summer programs preparing new hunters

Hunting licenses went on sale last week for the upcoming season and sportsmen are buying them in anticipation of upcoming deadlines such as antlerless license and the elk drawing. I’ve heard of antlerless applications arriving at county treasures offices already, weeks early, including one or two at the Beaver County office. Early submissions will be returned to the applicant. ...

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 […]