Ohio’s legalization of marijuana could force some police K9s to retire, Belmont County sticking with their dogs for now
BELMONT COUNTY, OHIO (WTRF) – K9s trained to sniff out marijuana in the state of Ohio may soon lose their jobs. As recreational marijuana becomes legal, those dogs can’t be retrained to “forget” the smell. Lawyers say any alert they give to the presence of any narcotics could be challenged in court. Right now the […]
New details emerge about Ohio baby who ingested opioids
BELMONT COUNTY, OHIO (WTRF) – 7News has uncovered more details about the Belmont County baby who ingested an opioid. Officials have revealed that the drug the one-year-old girl ingested was fentanyl. They say it happened last Thursday in the family’s home in the Shadyside area. They say the baby was discovered going in and out […]
Local man sent to prison and his home seized after pleading guilty to trafficking drugs
CAMBRIDGE − A local man's residence has been seized and he will spend the next decade in prison, according to Sheriff Jeffrey Paden. Kenneth R. Walter of Cambridge was sentenced earlier this week in Guernsey County Common Pleas Court by Judge Daniel Padden. The sentencing stems from a drug investigation last year by members...
Peterson Hospital in Wheeling sold to new owners
Peterson Hospital in Wheeling has been sold to new owners. Officials say they are not able to release any names of the potential new operators at Peterson Healthcare and Rehabilitation Hospital but the care and services will remain the same. Peterson Healthcare and Rehabilitation Hospital released the following statement of the sale to 7News: “At […]
Unwind in Wheeling: The 3 Pubs That Define Its Nightlife
This article presents a tour of three notable pubs in Wheeling. Have you had the chance to visit any of them? If yes, we'd love to hear your experiences. Please share your thoughts in the comments section below:
Belmont County man sentenced to seven years for 2021 Memorial Day shooting incident
BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio — A Belmont County man has been sentenced in connection with a shooting that took place nearly three years ago. Timothy Bradley was sentenced to a minimum of seven years in prison in Judge Chris Berhalter’s court. He received a 4-year sentence plus a 3-year mandatory sentence for the accompanying gun specification.
PD: 1 injured, 1 arrested following shooting in Colerain Township
CINCINNATI — One person was injured and another has been arrested following a shooting that happened Sunday night in Colerain Township. Click the video player above to watch other morning headlines from WLWT News 5. According to officials with the Colerain Police Department, at approximately 10:35 p.m. on Feb....
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band bringing Farewell Tour to Wheeling
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is planning to bring their Farewell Tour to Wheeling. The “All The Good Times: The Farewell Tour” will arrive in Wheeling on May 16th at the Capitol Theatre. For nearly six decades, the three-time GRAMMY Award-winning Nitty Gritty Dirt Band has entertained audiences with their top-shelf musicianship and timeless hits […]
Plans new safety center for Tappan Lake Volunteer Fire Dept. in the works
HARRISON COUNTY, Ohio — Plans are in place in Harrison County to use state money to build a new regional safety center for the Tappan Lake Volunteer Fire Department. State Representative Don Jones announced this funding is from the Ohio House of Representatives, who approved the community investment fund - a one-time $350 million plan for statewide, regional, and local projects.
State funds boost Belmont Fire Department and Sargus Juvenile Center upgrade projects
BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio — Two Belmont County agencies – the Belmont Volunteer Fire Department and the Sargus Juvenile Center -- have benefitted from $1 million from the state for upgrades. The money is from State Representative Don Jones. "It's going towards the 25 percent match money that we...
Belmont Students Perform Sit-In of ResLife Office
Ten Belmont students staged a silent sit-in outside the office of residence life to protest the new housing policy that may disqualify some seniors from living on-campus in the fall. “We're here showing up as an expression of non-compliance, and in all honesty, refusal of this new policy because it's...
Local man found not guilty for shooting handyman in self defense sentenced on separate charges
BELMONT COUNTY, OHIO (WTRF) – The Martins Ferry homeowner who was found not guilty of shooting his handyman on the grounds of self-defense, was sentenced on other charges today. 51-year-old Timothy Bradley got seven years in prison for two counts of shooting into a habitation with two gun specifications. In his trial, Bradley said the […]
Things to do: Enjoy dinner and entertainment while supporting community development
Support the Guernsey County Community Development Committee and attend its 14th annual winter banquet on Saturday. Funds raised from the banquet will be used for the upkeep and repair of the Great Guernsey Trail along with other projects tackled by the development committee. Tickets begin at $50 with various levels of sponsorship available. The evening kicks off with a cocktail hour and live entertainment by Landon Boggs from 5 to 6 p.m., followed by a catered dinner, raffle and awards presentation. For more information and to purchase tickets visit https://www.eventbrite.com. The banquet will be held at the Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center 7033...
Local Alert: I-70 Lane Closures in Wheeling for Electric Line Repair on Tuesday Evening
OHIO COUNTY, WV – A portion of eastbound and westbound Interstate 70, in Wheeling, at milepost 6.0, will be closed from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., on Tuesday February 27, 2024, for electric line repair. Traffic will be maintained by message boards. Motorists are advised to slow down, expect delays, and follow detours. Alternate Route: Use US 40. Inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances could change the project schedule. Visit here for more details.
Wheeling attorney speaks out on new allegations in the West Virginia State Police investigation
WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) – The West Virginia State Police is now facing 72 lawsuits alleging a hidden camera in the women’s locker room and shower facilities at the State Academy. Three new civil complaints have been filed by Toriseva Law on behalf of three new whistleblowers – a female First Lieutenant, First Lieutenant James Findley, […]
Reynolds leads Ceramics to third-place finish at Barnesville
BARNESVILLE, Ohio — Everybody loves an underdog story, and that’s just what Barnesville High School got on Saturday when Crooksville Senior Henry Reynolds electrified the crowd by pulling off back-to-back upset victories to punch his ticket to the district championships at Heath High School this weekend. Reynolds entered the tournament unseeded and lost his first match to the number two seed, Brody Goodrich from Nelsonville. Before his first consolation match, Reynolds sat down beside me to have a conversation. Reynolds said “This is my senior year and I have never been to districts. I’m changing that today.”
Early voting ongoing in Ohio: Belmont County ballot features state and local candidates
Early voting has started in the state of Ohio for March's primary election, which includes local, state, and federal candidates. "You will choose between a Republican, Democrat, or issues-only ballot, depending on where you live. At that time, you will pick up that party affiliation," said Kamron Chervenak, deputy director, Belmont County BOE.
West Virginia state tax department makes a tax mistake with a $5 million dollar impact on a local county, plus a man suspected of multiple crimes throughout the Ohio Valley has been arrested: Here are this week’s top stories
(WTRF) – The West Virginia state tax department makes a tax mistake with a $5 million dollar impact on one local county, plus a man suspected of multiple crimes throughout the Ohio Valley has been arrested. 7News Anchor Annalise Murphy looks back at the week’s top stories. Man arrested in local chase that […]
4 gastroenterologists in the headlines
Here are four gastroenterologists Becker's has reported on since Feb. 15:. 1. Nitesh Ratnakar, MD, a gastroenterologist in Wheeling, W.Va., has been indicted on charges of tax fraud and obstructing justice after authorities said he failed to pay more than $2.4 million in payroll taxes. 2. Gastroenterologist Vivek Trivedi, MD,...
Garage in Center Wheeling to Be Removed in March
Dismantling of Centre Market Parking Structure is slated to begin in March. The following is a schedule for the work:. Chapline Street between 20th and 22nd streets will be closed beginning March 4, 2024, for 11 months. Access will be maintained to the Wheeling Police Department Headquarters and Dr. Ganzer’s parking lots.