This restaurant in Bridgeport, Ohio is closing its doors for good at the end of the monthIsla ChiuNewsBreak Contributor
West Virginia Woman Sentenced to Five Years for Cocaine DistributionDesiree HarosNewsBreak Contributor
Officer realizes he's got enough to make a DUI arrestPublic Safety UnleashedNewsBreak Contributor
Wheeling Man Sentenced to 92 Months for Fentanyl DistributionDesiree HarosNewsBreak Contributor
73-year-old woman puts up a fight against shoplifterPublic Safety UnleashedNewsBreak Contributor
Local woman was selling crack cocaine from her home in the Ohio Valley
WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) – Rebecca Mae Blake, age 41, of Wheeling, West Virginia, was sentenced today to five years in federal prison for cocaine distribution. According to court documents and statements made in court, Blake sold crack cocaine from her home on Fulton Street in Wheeling. Blake pled guilty to the charge earlier this year […]
This restaurant in Bridgeport, Ohio is closing its doors for good at the end of the month
A restaurant in Bridgeport is bidding farewell to the community at the end of December. In a social media post published at the end of November, Back Deck Grill - which is a restaurant located in Bridgeport at 72100 Colerain Rd - announced that it'd "made the difficult decision to close our doors on Saturday, December 30th." The Bridgeport restaurant cited "the challenging economic climate and the expenses associated with running a small business with a full staff" as reasons behind the decision.
Local police arrest man at restaurant for menacing
ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio (WTRF) – On Friday, Dec. 8, officers from Richland Township received a call that a male was allegedly blocking the exit of Bob Evans in a gray vehicle and attempting to panhandle money. Officers located and arrested 37-year-old Aaron Baker in the parking lot of Rural King. Baker was taken to the […]
Local health department shares water samples revealing increase in several contagious viruses
WHEELING, W.Va (WTRF) – Out of mind does not mean out of sight. COVID-19 is STILL prominent in our community according to the most recent water samples observed by the Ohio County Health Department. They’ve also noticed a spike in pneumonia, RSV and the flu. Howard Gamble, Administrator of the Ohio County Healt […]
Local coal company donates over $20,000 to Ohio County Sheriff’s Department’s “Cops n Kids” program
WHEELING, W.Va (WTRF) – One local company is helping the Ohio County Sheriff’s Department make a difference in the lives of many children this holiday season. This morning, Tunnel Ridge Coal Mine in Valley Grove presented $20,170 to the Ohio County Sherriff’s office for their “Cops n Kids” program. They are the largest […]
Ben Casteel: Telling a Story for All to Watch and Hear
He knows what contentment feels like, and that’s why he knows he wants to feel it far more often. And Ben Casteel knows exactly what he would love to do – for a job, that is – if he can ever get such a gig. The job – his idea of THE perfect employment, anyway – exists, too, because entrepreneurs figured it out far before Bill Gates and Elon Musk ever did.
Moundsville church hosts live nativity
MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. — A live nativity was on display in Moundsville on Friday outside Ash Avenue Church of God. There were six scenes as part of the nativity, all portraying the story leading up to Jesus's birth. Live animals and actors stood in front of the various backdrops to...
Local police department receives check from state gun auction
MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. (WTRF) – The Moundsville Police Department received a big check Friday from the West Virginia State Treasurer’s Office. That office takes guns from police departments all over the state that have been seized from criminals in the commission of various offenses. And they do something that ends up benefiting those police departments. “We […]
Ohio Valley Weather Outlook for 2023/2024 in West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania
WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) – The age old question: “What’s the weather going to be this Winter?” has been asked and the StormTracker7 Weather Team has combined their brains and develop their outlook for the Winter of 2023/2024. Understanding last year’s “Winter” I am sure everyone can remember two key points from last year’s winter: No […]
Progress update on Marshall County's $150 million manufacturing facilities construction
MARSHALL COUNTY, W.Va. — It’s been nearly a year since the two $150 million dollar manufacturing facilities in Marshall County were announced to be built. How are they progressing?. TCL is a chemical manufacturing company coming from India and is in the process of building its first United...
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Cats Up for Adoption in moundsville, WV
Whether you're thinking about adopting a pet or simply delight in watching cute animals, you'd find a plethora of endearing pets awaiting adoption at animal shelters across and close to moundsville..
Wheeling Hospital receives check from state treasurer’s unclaimed properties fund
WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) – One local hospital just received what could be considered an early but substantial present. West Virginia State Treasurer Riley Moore, playing the role of Santa Claus, presented a check of over $80,000 dollars to officials at WVU Medicine Wheeling Hospital Thursday. The money comes from the state’s list of unclaimed properties. […]
Marijuana laws may have changed in Ohio, but the driving laws have not
BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio (WTRF) — As we mentioned before, anyone 21 or over in Ohio can have 2.5 ounces of cannabis or 15 grams of extracts in their possession. But it does not mean they can drive a vehicle while they’re under the influence. Belmont County Sheriff Dave Lucas says the law hasn’t changed when […]
Marshall Health Network officials warn Tri-State patients of scam phone calls
MASON COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS) — Health care professionals are warning Tri-State residents of scam callers seeking to gain access to credit card information. Directors with the Marshall Health Network said patients have recently received phone calls from scammers posing as Rivers Health employees in attempts to defraud potential targets.
Annual Jinglefest raises money for Operation Toy Lift
WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) — The Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce held its second annual Jinglefest today. Chamber members, supporters, and friends gathered in River City’s 3rd-floor event hall for a buffet lunch and fellowship. It was a festive event, with the holiday decorations serving not only as background but also as a fundraising opportunity to […]
Man known as Blackie sold counterfeit pills containing fentanyl near a playground in West Virginia
WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA –Rashun Rafael Suncar, also known as “Blackie,” age 37, of Wheeling, West Virginia, was sentenced to 92 months for distribution of fentanyl, according to the the U.S. Attorney’s Office. According to court documents and statements made in court, Suncar sold pills counterfeit pills containing fentanyl near the Elks Playground in East Wheeling. […]
Straub Automotive makes a massive Toys For Tots donation
WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) – The Season of Giving is upon us, and Straub Automotive, along with their employees and customers, are helping to make this Christmas a little bit brighter for area children. Straub has just wrapped up a month-long toy drive, and made a big donation to Toys For Tots on Friday at their […]
Free parking being offered in Downtown Wheeling
WHEELING, W.Va. — The City of Wheeling will be instituting free/validated parking in certain areas of Downtown, effective Friday, Dec. 8. There will be free on-street parking for a 2-hour period of time in the areas of Downtown Wheeling where the parking meters have been removed and not replaced because of the installation of the […]
New addiction treatment center opening in Belmont County
BRIDGEPORT, Ohio (WTRF) — A new addiction clinic is opening in Bridgeport next month. Eagle Healthworks will offer outpatient addiction treatment. They’ll accept any patient, whether referred by a physician, getting out of rehab, or just walking in the door. They offer help with any kind of addiction, from opioids to alcohol to cigarettes. They […]
Nicky’s Garden Center Cultivates Holiday Spirit: Donates Portion of Christmas Tree Sales to Crittenton Services.
WHEELING, W.Va. – As the festive season approaches, Nicky’s Garden Center in Wheeling is giving back to the local community. On December 8 and 9, Nicky’s Garden Center pledges to donate $10 from the sale of every Christmas tree to support Crittenton Services, a nonprofit agency dedicated to providing behavioral health and educational services for […]