Local West Virginia woman sues Big Lots after falling in alleged unmaintained walkway
MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. — Big Lots in Moundsville is being sued by a McMechen woman. She said that she sustained injuries while on its property, according to a story from West Virginia Record. According to the story, the complaint which was filed in Marshall County Circuit Court, states that Dolores Cottrell was shopping at a Big […]
New business opens in St. Clairsville
BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio (WTRF) — Anyone looking to refurbish old car parts, frames or roll cages can look to a Belmont County business that has the state-of-the art equipment to get the job done. Myers Powder Coating & Sandblasting opened their doors back in 2017 but recently moved to the former Porterfield’s Drive Thru on […]
Local Ohio K9 helps in arrest of 3 people on his birthday; 2 from Wheeling
(WTRF) A local Ohio K9 was busy on his birthday, helping make an arrest of three people. Bridgeport, Ohio police say they initiated a traffic stop on DeKalb Street near Jaquette Street after officers say they observed indicators of criminal behavior and requested K9 assistance from the Martins Ferry Police Department. Officers say K9 Patches […]
Discover the 4 Counties in West Virginia With the Absolute Worst Bridges
According to a report from the American Society of Civil Engineers, West Virginia has the highest percentage of bridges in poor condition in the United States. The report also mentions that none of the poor bridges are in Monongalia County. There is not enough reliable data on the internet to locate the counties with particularly […]
Ohio man arrested for Aggravated Menacing and Inducing Panic
BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio — The Belmont County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant on Tuesday, June 6, at Grand View Avenue, in Tiltonsville, Ohio after receiving a viable threat-to-life-tip concerning elected officials in Belmont County along with local law enforcement, according to a press release. Law enforcement […]
Kepner Funeral Homes is moving from downtown Wheeling building after 175 years
WHEELING, W.Va. — (WTRF) After 175 years Kepner Funeral Homes is moving out of their downtown building. They are moving to their Elm Grove location on 166 Kruger Street. Kepner is combining the campuses with their entire staff, which is something Manager Partner, Ashley Kepner Ferns says they have been wanting to do for a […]
Imperial Glass Museum sparkles with 20 years of crystal-clear history
BELLAIRE, Ohio — The National Imperial Glass Museum is celebrating 20 years of welcoming the public to share in the history of Bellaire. “The Imperial Glass Museum being opened for 20 years is really a significant impact for Belmont County, just in the amount of glass enthusiasts and visitors that they've brought here to Bellaire and throughout the county for that amount of years,” Belmont County Tourism Executive Director Jackee Pugh said.
Wheeling woman to receive Governor’s Service Award
A Wheeling woman is expected to be honored at the annual Governor’s Service Awards dinner. Susan James Hagan spearheaded and hosted the highly successful “Nail City Chef” benefit which raised over $20,000. This event, conceived entirely by Susan, brought together the Wheeling Soup Kitchen, where she serves as a volunteer, and Wheeling Health Right, where […]
Cooling towers imploded at Hatfield's Ferry Power Station
CARMICHAELS, Pa. (KDKA) -- Two cooling towers in Greene County came down during a planned implosion on Thursday.The two cooling towers at the former Hatfield's Ferry Power Station in Carmichaels sat along the Monongahela River for decades. One was 500 feet tall, the other 550 feet. The implosion was part of the dismantling and removal of the old coal-fired power plant that stopped operations back in 2013. Three emissions stacks came down earlier this year in March.Crews will be tearing the building down on that site later this year.
Cabela’s wants you to “Take a Kid Fishing” this summer
TRIADELPHIA, W.Va. (WTRF) — Thanks to the efforts of one area business, thousands of kids from all across the country will be able to have a great time fishing at their area lakes and streams this summer. As part of their National Day of giving, Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s are encouraging folks to “Take […]
Man allegedly seen choking victim; Local West Virginia deputies said they tasered man due to past encounters
BROOKE COUNTY, W.Va. — Brooke County Deputies were called to Eldersville Road in Follansbee for an active domestic disturbance, according to a criminal complaint. The responding Deputy, K. R. Ferguson, noted that when he arrived, Charles John Williams was observed straddling another male on the ground. The complaint shows that Williams was repeatedly striking the […]
Sistersville Ferry is Only One to Cross between Ohio and West Virginia
SISTERSVILLE, W.Va. (WTRF) — You may not see many around anymore and you will only find one that still crosses the Ohio River between West Virginia and Ohio. The Sistersville Ferry is the last fully functional ferry that crosses the Ohio River between West Virginia and Ohio. The ferry has been in service in Sistersville […]
Wildfires Bring Unhealthy Air Quality to Ohio Valley
WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) — You may be wondering where the haze in the air is coming from. The eerie conditions are due to the ongoing Canadian wildfires. With these conditions comes unhealthy air quality, especially for those with severe respiratory issues such as asthma. The hazy conditions will loom in the Ohio Valley area for […]
Circus returning to the Ohio Valley
The circus is back in town! The Lewis & Clark Circus is coming to Marshall County at the Marshall County Fair Grounds on June 16 and 17. There are two showtimes for each date. Showtime begins on Friday at 5 pm and 7:30 pm and Saturday at 3 pm and 5:30 pm. The show promises […]
Denny Magruder announces candidacy for Wheeling mayor
WHEELING, W.Va. — Denny Magruder, former executive director of Wesbanco Arena and Capitol Theatre, has announced his candidacy for the position of mayor in Wheeling, West Virginia, according to a press release. Magruder recently retired after a long career as the Executive Director of the “Sports and Entertainment Authority” in Wheeling. Under his direction, both […]
Power outage to impact 1,500 Wetzel and Marion County residents
A planned power outage is expected to leave more than 1,500 Mon Power customers in Wetzel and Marion counties without electricity on Wednesday, June 14.
Pine Room Lager premiere party this Saturday in Wheeling
WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) — What started out as a simple podcast is quickly becoming a local legend. The popular Pine Room Podcast now has their own show show on our radio partner WKKX. They also have a sports betting show, and even a burger named after them at Generations Restaurant & Pub. Now they are […]
Memorial Health System receives funding to build new Sistersville Hospital
SISTERSVILLE, W.Va. (WTAP) – Memorial Health System announced it will begin work on a new replacement hospital for Sistersville General Hospital. Memorial Health System purchased Sistersville General Hospital in 2020. The new Sistersville General Hospital was announced on Thursday, June 8, 2023. The West Virginia Water Development Authority (WDA)...
West Virginia Commission on the Arts meets at Grave Creek
Moundsville, W.Va. (WTRF) – The West Virginia Commission on the Arts held a gathering Wednesday evening at the Grave Creek Mound and Archaeology Complex in Moundsville. Grave Creek is the first national historic landmark in the entire state. Tonight’s event highlighted the importance of the arts across the Mountain State, and the progress that’s been […]
Bobo the Elephant Offers Joy to The Friendly City
WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) — There are a few spots in Wheeling that might just bring you good luck and fortune. Wheeling is known to many as the friendly city, but what you might not know is it’s full of hidden gems. Bobo the elephant is a life-sized stainless-steel elephant that stands tall on Main Street […]
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