Two Men Indicted for Manslaughter in Jefferson Co.Public Safety UnleashedNewsBreak Contributor
A new restaurant has opened in Bridgeport, OhioIsla ChiuNewsBreak Contributor
A new restaurant has opened in Bellaire, OhioIsla ChiuNewsBreak Contributor
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
A new restaurant has opened in Bridgeport, Ohio
A restaurant chain known for its pizza has opened a new location in Bridgeport. Are you in the mood for pizza? If you answered yes, you might want to know that the chain Creno's Pizza has opened a new location in Bridgeport, according to the restaurant's social media account. The new restaurant opened for business on December 4 and can be found at 869 National Rd.
The End of Jamboree in the Hills – The Eyewitness Accounts
It was about now, usually – a couple of months after that natural amphitheater in East Ohio had fallen silent – when Kelly Tucker would sit down with herself and assess whether or not the goals were met. She didn’t use a checklist because, well, what would that...
2 hospitalized after fight leads to gunfire in Richmond, police say
When officers arrived on scene, they provided first aid to multiple people, including several witnesses.
Two Men Indicted for Manslaughter in Jefferson Co.
The Jefferson County Grand Jury handed down indictments against two men on charges of manslaughter and assault, 54-year-old Rusty Lee Stevens, and 27-year-old Thomas Wiley Davis, both of Brilliant, Ohio.
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 […]
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.
Rain event on Sunday in the Ohio Valley could be a record-setter
WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) – After a pristine weather day on Friday, the weather on Sunday will feature a different story. A cold front and sequential rain activity will push through the Ohio Valley early Sunday morning. This will bring a return of widespread scattered showers into the area. The bulk of the precipitation is expected […]
Steubenville police and Jefferson County Sheriff aim for doubled food drive success
The Steubenville Police Department and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office held their 2nd annual Cram a Cruiser following last year's success of filling more than expected. Held at Walmart, they were collecting all non-perishable food items to deliver to the Urban Mission and the Friendship Room. "These are our families...
These wintersville, OH based Cats are the latest up for adoption and in need of a good home
Have you been contemplating pet adoption, or simply love perusing adorable pets? A myriad of delightful pets are available for adoption at various animal shelters in the vicinity of wintersville..
West Virginia Woman Sentenced to Five Years for Cocaine Distribution
Wheeling, West Virginia – In a significant development, 41-year-old Rebecca Mae Blake, a resident of Fulton Street in Wheeling, has been handed a five-year federal prison sentence for her involvement in the distribution of crack cocaine. The sentencing comes as a result of Blake's guilty plea earlier this year, marking her continued association with a larger drug operation spearheaded by Rocco Pandoli, another Wheeling resident.
Weekly Safety Report: Manslaughter, Drug Charges, and Crime Spree in Jefferson County, Ohio
Two local men in Jefferson County, Ohio have been indicted on manslaughter charges, while other individuals face drug-related charges. Additionally, a man was arrested after a multi-county crime spree, and a Steubenville store offers Christmas items year-round.
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 […]
“One-stop shop” resource network almost ready in Jefferson County
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio (WTRF) — Do you need help finding a notary, assistance with housing or a place to take a stray animal? There will soon be one website to help you with all three of those questions and many more in Jefferson County. Representatives from health care, education, government and more all met up […]
Christmas ornaments stolen from Historic Fort in Ohio returned
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (WTRF) — The Steubenville Police Department is looking for individuals involved in a theft of a Christmas display at Historic Fort Steuben. Mayor Barilla told police a large orange Christmas ornament was stolen from the parking lot side of the fort area. Surveillance cameras showed a white...
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 Health […]
Cadiz Chamber welcomes “The Cowgirl in Me” Boutique
The Harrison Regional Chamber of Commerce proudly announced the arrival of a new business, “The Cowgirl in Me” Boutique, to the heart of Cadiz. Owner Michele Homier, boasting a rich history of entrepreneurship that spans over 19 years across Southeast Michigan and the greater Toledo area, brings a fresh concept to the county seat with her latest venture.
Ohio County Girl Scout receives Top Honor
WHEELING, W.Va. — One Ohio County Girl Scout has received the highest honor a Girl Scout can achieve: The Gold Award. Megan Huff, an Ambassador in the Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council, developed a project to raise awareness about why people can suffer hair loss. Through her project, The Reasons for Hair Loss and […]
The only 16-sided barn in Ohio is nestled in Harrison
As old barns vanish from rural landscapes, so do their stories, forgotten memories of pioneer families in America. Anyone driving through Ohio and other midwestern states notices the plight of old barns – patches of siding missing, roofs tilted, paint faded. And Harrison County is no different; its many old barns are disappearing much too quickly.
Hayden Pyles Joins 1,000 Point Club in Loss to Central
WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF)– Coming in with 999 points, it didn’t take long for Hayden Pyles to hit the famed 1,000 point milestone. Despite the accomplishment, his team suffered a 95-65 loss at the hands of a dangerous Wheeling Central offense. Next, Central plays Trinity Christian on Tuesday. Magnolia plays John Marshall on Tuesday.
Operation Toy Lift brings the community together to give local kids a Christmas to remember
ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio (WTRF) — An event that has helped many local kids in the Ohio Valley during Christmas for several years took place again at the Ohio Valley Mall today. Santa himself and several local celebrities welcomed people from high above in the American Electric Power bucket trucks to the 7th annual Operation Toy Lift. […]