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Firefighters battling local house fire
BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio (WTRF) – Belmont County 911 officials have confirmed a house fire on 68287 Chermont Road in Lansing, Ohio Wednesday night. Officers received a call about the fire at 8:44 p.m. Wolfhurst Fire Department, Brookside Fire Department, and Bridgeport Fire Department were all dispatched to the scene. 7News has a crew en route. […]
West Virginia doctor allegedly held payroll taxes from employees’ paychecks
A doctor from Wheeling, West Virginia, has been indicted for failure to pay over nearly$2.5 million in payroll taxes. United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced that Nitesh Ratnakar, age 48, was indictedWednesday on forty-one counts of tax fraud and one count of obstructing a federal grand juryinvestigation. Ratnakar owned and operated a gastroenterology practice and […]
City fire department busy Wednesday evening with fire and Mount Pleasant rescue
LANCASTER − The city fire department had a busy evening Wednesday as it rescued a man who fell from Mount Pleasant and later put out a porch fire. Assistant Fire Chief Slade Schultz said the man, whose name he did not release, fell about 30 feet off the mountain around 6 p.m. Medics transported him via ground to Grant Trauma Center in Columbus. Schultz said the man was alert and talking to medics when rescued. ...
Wheeling named one of the least ethnically diverse cities
Wheeling named one of the worst ethnically diverse cities
Man arrested in local chase that injured a deputy named a strong suspect in local robberies
A man who was arrested after a local police chase, which resulted in a deputy being injured, is being named as a strong suspect in some local robberies. Late Sunday night, the Moundsville Kroger was closed for restocking. Police say a man forced the automatic doors open and got inside. They say he tried to […]
Bridge connecting West Virginia and Ohio gets demolition date
WHEELING (WTRF)- A Wheeling, West Virginia bridge, that connects to Ohio has received a demolition date. The Aetnaville Bridge, which is a truss bridge spanning the back channel of the Ohio River between Bridgeport, Ohio and Wheeling, is scheduled for demolition on July 28, 2025 with an end date about a year later, according to the West Virginia Department of Highways Built in […]
So, How Much Did That Interstate 70 Project Cost Anyway?
Twenty-five bridges and ramps. Five replaced, 21 refurbished. Three years construction following two bid processes. One pandemic and one “Roads to Prosperity” initiative. Add it all up and the result is a like-new-and-blue Fort Henry Bridge and a freshened stretch of interstate from Wheeling Tunnel through Elm Grove. Bridge decks held together by plywood were rebuilt, steel girders forged in the 1950s were removed and replaced, and the tallest of all the spans – the “Fulton bridges” – were demolished and modernized.
How personal income has changed in Ohio County—plus, see how it compares to the rest of the state and country
Stacker analyzed Bureau of Economic Analysis data to see how personal income has changed in Ohio County, West Virginia and how it compares to state and national levels.
Wheeling University's president suspension leaves students anxious, alumni giving advice
WHEELING, W.Va. — Following the suspension of Wheeling University President Ginny Favede on Tuesday, students are emotional and eager to see what's next. Xavier Thomas knows the campus of Wheeling University all too well - graduating in 2021 with a bachelor's degree, then completing a master's just last year.
Over 200 applications received for 32 dogs in local Ohio hoarding case, but court case delays adoption process
BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio (WTRF) — The most recent animal hoarding and neglect case in Belmont County has encouraged many people to adopt one of those dogs. Belmont County Hoof and Paw have now received 200 applications from people touched by the sight of the 32 shih tzus, Yorkies, and mixed breeds. In fact, many people […]
Police working to find out if string of local robberies is related
BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio — Over the weekend, three locations in Ohio were robbed and local police departments need your help in locating the suspect. "Must've seen one person go out and take a break, then went into the store and found the cash register was unattended," said Chief Deputy James Zusack of the Belmont County Sheriff's Office.
The truth behind the Wheeling Suspension Bridge
The Ohio Valley suspension bridge opened to a fascinating structural history that expands from 1836 to now. Initially, a wooden bridge was put in place on the west side of the Ohio River, but unfortunately, it was destroyed by windstorms. However, in the 1870s, the bridge was reinforced with cables designed by the renowned Washington Roebling.
Edible poisonings among kids growing in Ohio, could worsen with recreational legalization
COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WKRC) - Gummy bear edibles sent two Colerain middle schoolers to the hospital on Wednesday. Northwest Local School District leaders said it happened after a group of students ate the cannabis gummies and started having symptoms in class. While the kids will be okay, poison control experts said this is one example of a growing problem, that may worsen.
West Virginia State Football Championships, The Super Six, are leaving Wheeling
WHEELING, WVa (WTRF) The West Virginia State Football Championships, The Super Six, are leaving Wheeling. Members of the Super Six Committee confirmed that the Super Six will be in Charleston, West Virginia. The West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission (WVSSAC) has received bids from five West Virginia cities to host the high school football championships […]
Police, parents react to Colerain middle schoolers hospitalized after eating edibles
COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WXIX) - Police and parents remain concerned after two of six Colerain Middle School students who digested marijuana edibles on Wednesday were taken to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. They’re worried the incident could be the beginning of a troubling trend in the district since recreational marijuana became...
West Virginia bridge to close in March until the end of the year
West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) plans to close the historic Stone Arch Bridge in the Elm Grove section of Wheeling in March for major renovation work. The bridge, built in 1817, spans Wheeling Creek as part of US 40 known as National Road. The renovation work will include removal...
Crews battle massive local fire covering 20+ acres
BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio (WTRF) – There is a large wildfire in Powhatan Point, Ohio that first responders have battled day and night Wednesday. The call came in at 1:47 p.m. Crews are still working to put it out as of Wednesday night. Fire crews that responded are Shadyside, Powhatan and Marshall County. Brush trucks and tankers […]
Rain activity returns to the Ohio Valley for Thursday
WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) – Another quiet stretch of weather will turn active as we head into the second half of the week. Scattered rain showers will develop across portions of The Ohio Valley early Thursday morning and trickle into the early hours of Friday. Pockets of moderate to heavy rainfall are possible at times throughout […]
Several acres of land burned in Belmont County brush fire
BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio — A brush fire outside Powhatan Point on Wednesday destroyed several acres of land. The call came in at 2 p.m. and the first units on scene saw seven acres of land on fire. "This is a very strenuous fire,” Belmont County Tanker Task Force Coordinator...
New Small Local Business Promises a Euphoric Experience
WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) — A new small business that will wow your taste buds is set to open in Wheeling in just a few short weeks. Euphoric Doughnuts has been operating through two wholesale accounts for a while and now they are bringing their very own doughnut shop to East Wheeling. The idea to start […]