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Three Injured in Head-On Crash in Belmont County Video included

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Officials with the Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating after a car and a semi collided head-on, on OR&W and Wegee Roads in Belmont County Monday night. 

SCOTUS Allows Parts of President's Travel Ban Video included

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The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to allow parts of the of the President's travel ban to take effect.

3 People Indicted on Cocaine Distribution Charges Video included

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Two Marshall County residents and an Ohio resident were indicted Monday in Federal court for Cocaine Distribution. 

Giant Sinkhole in Martins Ferry to be Repaired Video included

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The city has secured funding, and the massive project will go out for bid within the next two weeks. Work should get under way this summer. Residents say it's been an ongoing problem for almost 15 years. Last October, it all came to a head when the street collapsed, revealing a massive sinkhole. For years, people believed it was mine subsidence. But tests proved otherwise. "It was surface water and runoff," said Chris Cleary, city service director. "The location i...

West Virginia Special Session Officially Ends at Capitol

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"The House is adjourned Sine Die" said Speaker Tim Armstead. And with the the West Virginia Legislative Special Session came to its official end. While lawmakers came to a budget deal 10 days ago, they had to keep a Monday session, in case any changes had to be made. Now the task it to keep the state's 4-point two billion dollar spending plan in balance. House Speaker Tim Armstead, (R) West Virginia "And I think that's what we should spend the next six months on. Gett...

Parking Fines In Downtown Wheeling Will Hit Double Digits Video included

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Starting Saturday, July 1st, the city of Wheeling will be cracking down on parking violations. The new fee increase all started after many business owners claimed that the current $3 weren't enough to deter drivers from obstructing meter spaces.  Now, fines will be going up to anywhere from 10 to 50 dollars depending on the type of violation. Officers will also be chalking tires to ensure people are abiding by the time limits on the meters. This means if you're parked at...

Moundsville Sales Tax to Take Effect Video included

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Moundsville's new sales tax will kick in soon, which means shoppers will soon be paying a little more at their favorite stores.

Belmont County Road Work Expected to Finish Summer of 2018 Video included

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It's a $19 million project that is intended to reduce congestion at a major interchange.

Martins Ferry Looks to Consolidate Fire, EMS Stations Video included

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Martins Ferry is looking into consolidating its four fire stations and one EMS station all into one building.

Police chief loses part of arm in fireworks accident

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A Pennsylvania police chief has lost part of his arm following a fireworks accident at the town’s fireman’s carnival.

Super Nintendo Classic announced, includes 21 of the best games

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Choo Choo! It’s the nostalgia train pulling into the station again with a hot new item for the 2017 holiday season.

Complete List of 2017 Fireworks

Complete List of 2017 Fireworks

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2017 Fireworks - Wheeling, WV - - Elm Grove, WV - - Moundsville, WV - - Weirton, WV - - Wellsburg, WV - - Cameron, WV -  - Bethlehem, WV - - Chester, WV - - Parkersburg, WV - - Roanoke, WV - - Pine Grove, WV - - Martins Ferry, OH - - St. Clairsville, OH - - Steubenville, OH - - Toronto, OH - - Wells Township, OH - - Barnesville, OH - - Marietta, OH - - Woodsfield, O...

Dozens protest topless to normalize female bodies

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Dozens of topless women silently marched through West Virginia's capital city to protest for topless equality and normalization of the female body.

Follansbee Road Closed Until Monday Evening

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The West Virginia Division of Highways advises that CR 2/1, Mahan Lane in Follansbee will be closed until approximately 5:00 pm. due to a water line break. Inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances could change the project schedule. Drivers are advised to reduce speed and expect delays.

Ohio County Sheriff's Office Warns Residents of Recent Car Thefts

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The Ohio County Sheriff's Office has seen a recent influx in stolen vehicles in the Wheeling and Ohio County area.

Supreme Court reinstates Trump travel ban Video included

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The Supreme Court is letting the Trump administration enforce its 90-day ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries, overturning lower court orders that blocked it.

Coroner: Avella man killed in ATV crash

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A Pennsylvania man is dead after crashing his all-terrain vehicle.

One Dead After Vehicle Crash in Monroe County Video included

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Officials are investigating after a fatal accident Sunday evening in Monroe County.

Ohio government websites hacked with pro-Islamic State rant

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A number of Ohio state government web sites have been hacked with a message that purports to be supportive of the Islamic State terrorist group.

DeWine Officially Announces Bid for Governor

DeWine Officially Announces Bid for Governor Video included

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Attorney General Mike DeWine officially announcing his run for governor. The 70-year-old Republican made the announcement at his annual ice cream social at his Cedarville home in Southwest Ohio.  Cedarville University political scientist Mark Caleb Smith says DeWine's wide name recognition and favorability among voters and 2 point 5 million campaign should make him an instant front runner.  The gubernatorial candidate sent a message about how he plans to fight things like...

DOMinate Cancer Baseball Video included

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Kids had the chance to help DOMinate Cancer.

"FARMacy" Program Continues to Expand Video included

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For the second year in a row, Wheeling Health Right is teaming up with Grow Ohio Valley to bring local residents the "FARMacy" program, and they are expanding.

Sanders Joins Tri-state Bus Tour Against Senate Health Bill Video included

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is traveling to Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia this weekend to urge fellow senators to oppose Senate health care legislation and retain the Affordable Care Act.

Polish Heritage Celebrated in South Wheeling Video included

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Dozens of people gathered at the P.A.P. Club in South Wheeling Sunday to celebrate their Polish heritage.

John Legend: Singer, songwriter, spelling bee champ

John Legend's work has won Grammys, an Oscar and a Tony, but years before achieving global fame, the Legend-to-be took home another prize: spelling bee champ.

Tornado Confirmed in West Virginia

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On Friday, June 23, severe storms swept throughout areas in West Virginia, including parts of Monongalia County.

AP: Partisan Map-making Advantage in Ohio

An Associated Press analysis has found that a political map-making process controlled by Ohio Republicans resulted in the party winning nearly two more U.S. House seats and five more Ohio House seats in the last election...

Richwood Schools Remain in Limbo One-Year Later

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West Virginia has now been granted a 6-month extension to allow more time to coordinate with FEMA. Nicholas County would have lost all FEMA money on June 25th if the state had not been granted an extension. Now the Nicholas County Board of Education has 6 months to come up with a plan, get it approved by the State Board of Education, and update paperwork with the School Building Authority.

Three People Killed in Accident while Headed to Cedar Point

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says three people have died when their car collided with a semitrailer in Sandusky County as they headed toward Cedar Point amusement park.

Mom Leaves Kids in Hot Car as Punishment

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A woman told investigators that she left her 2-year-old daughter and 16-month-old son in a hot car where they died last month to teach the girl a lesson and that they didn’t lock themselves in, as she initially reported, according to sheriff’s officials.

8th Annual Oglebay Good Zoo Brew Video included

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The 8th annual Oglebay Good Zoo Brew is beginning to wrap up now.

Tattoos to the rescue Video included

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Dozens of people lined up for a tattoo at Hot Rod's in Martins Ferry today, but the new ink was all for a good cause.

Barbeque vendors compete for top prize at Rib and Chicken Cook Off Video included

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Delicious smells of smoke and barbeque filled the air at Heritage Port this weekend for the Ohio Valley Rib and Chicken Cook Off.

Two arrested for possession of an illegal firearm Video included

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Two people are behind bars after a traffic stop in Wheeling leads to the discovery of an illegal weapon.

Kayakers rescued in Wheeling Video included

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The Wheeling Fire Department was forced to rescue three kayakers on Big Wheeling Creek near Mount de Chantal Kroger, earlier today.

Storms and heavy rain cause massive sink hole Video included

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More than an inch of rain hit Martins Ferry Friday in less than 20-minutes and it caused a massive sinkhole to reappear.

Marshall County officials remind drivers to avoid flood waters

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Flood waters are receding in Marshall County Saturday morning after heavy rainfall Friday night.

Severe storms cause damage in central West Virginia

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Parts of the Cheat Lake area of Monongalia County received heavy damage Friday night.

Man hits an officer with his car Video included

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Police in Washington County are looking for a man who they say hit an officer with his car.

Miss West Virginia 2017 to be crowned, seven local girls competing

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The Miss West Virginia Scholarship Organization will crown a new Miss West Virginia and Miss West Virginia's Outstanding Teen Saturday night.

Drier then Cooler for the Weekend

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The rain-making system moved out of the area Friday night. Many communities received two to three inches of rain in about a 24 hour period.

Some Republicans Disapprove Republican Health Care Bill Video included

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At least four Senate Republicans say they won't support their own party's plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. 

Severe Road Damage Caused By Nearby Mining Video included

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If you're a regular traveler of US 250 South, be careful. Officials confirm there's severe cracking in the road due to nearby mining.

Efforts of Brooke County Students Remembered On Anniversary of Flooding Video included

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A year ago today, floods in southern West Virginia decimated towns, swept away homes and killed many people.

House of the Carpenter Reflects on 2016 Major Flooding Video included

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The calls for help were heard in the Northern Panhandle.

Clarksburg Family Expecting First Baby Girl to Family's Bloodline in More than 100 Years

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A Clarksburg family has not had a baby girl born into their family for more than 100 years.

Minister Gets "Slimed" In St. Clairsville Church To Raise Money For Children's Hospital Video included

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It was a rare sight in a church sanctuary. The associate pastor of Thoburn United Methodist Church got drenched in green slime. Adam Davis had told the Vacation Bible School students if they raised $500 for Nationwide Children's Hospital, he'd agree to be slimed. And they rose to the challenge. Thoburn's Vacation Bible School was packed with 200 kids this week. One was eight-year-old Dom Alexander. "Earlier this year, Dom was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma, so our church ...

Portion of Rt. 250 in Moundsville Closed

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Officials in Marshall County are warning residents of a road closure due to fallen trees and power lines.

Obituary of Pennsylvania 15-year-old who killed self cites school bullies

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The family of a 15-year-old Pennsylvania girl who hanged herself says in her obituary that she had a tough life made worse by school bullies.

Officials On Scene After Train, Truck Collide Video included

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Officials in McMechen are on the scene after a train and truck collided. 

Wheeling Hospital's Safety Town Graduates 32 Students Video included

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For 32 years, Wheeling Hospital's Safety Town has taught thousands of kids the basics of staying safe.

Texas Amber Alert suspect could be headed for Ohio

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An Amber Alert has been issued for a 15-year-old Texas girl who could be heading to Columbus.

Neighbors Tired of "Nuisance" Property in New Martinsville Video included

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An "unlicensed salvage yard" is placing broken down cars on what the owner believes is his property, but according to the neighbors he's actually blocking a lane they've used for many years to access their garages behind their houses.

Wheeling Kroger to Offer Online Grocery Ordering Video included

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Kroger customers in Wheeling will soon be able to take advantage of online grocery ordering with curbside pickup.

All Saints Catholic School in Marshall County to Close Video included

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Another Catholic School is Marshall County will close. It was announced Thursday during a special meeting with parents, that the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston has decided to close the school due to a recent decline in enrollment.

New Changes Won't Stop House Bill 27 From Protecting Cancer Stricken Firefighters Video included

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Studies show that firefighters are more susceptible to cancer because of their jobs, which is why the state of Ohio passed House Bill 27. Officials say the idea for House Bill 27 all started with the need to give firefighters a properly funded time period to recover from cancer, but some new changes to the the bill could jeopardize that. The current law states that firefighters off active duty for 20 years are still eligible for presumption, but now that pro...

Second Baptist Church Kicks Off First Juneteenth Festival Video included

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Second Baptist Church is getting ready to kick off Steubenville's first ever Juneteenth festival.

Officials Prepare as Flash Flood Watch Takes Effect Video included

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The Ohio Valley is staring down the barrel of some extreme weather headed our way. 

Youth Services System Debuts "Quiet Minds" Program Video included

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A local organization is working to help teens who may be experiencing early signs and symptoms of psychosis.  "Quiet Minds" is a program through Youth Services System using funds from the federal government. 

Governor Signs Flood Protection Plan into Law Video included

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Surrounded by community members, first responders, volunteers, The Speaker of the House, Senate President and others, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice signed the Flood Protection Planning Bill. 

Niekro Classic Golf Tournament Rescheduled Due to Weather

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The Niekro Classic Golf Tournament that was scheduled for Friday has been postponed.

1500 Residents Without Power in Brooke County

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According to officials, 1500 residents in Brooke County are without power.

AEP Officials Remind Residents of Injuries Caused by Signs on Utility Poles

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With the summer months upon the Ohio Valley, the number of signs promoting yard sales, fundraisers, and businesses is increasing.

Capitol Theatre Summer Movie Series Continues

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The Capitol Theatre's summer movie series continues Thursday night in the Friendly City.

Three Belmont County residents indicted on drug charges

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Two Bridgeport, Ohio residents were arrested on Thursday after being indicted on drug charges by a federal grand jury in Wheeling on June 6.

Ohio County Man Sentenced After Forcing Minor to Have Sex with Him Video included

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A man accused of forcing a 15-year-old to have sex with him in his car in 2016 was sentenced on Thursday morning.

Ohio lawmakers want to fine distracted drivers

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A bill has cleared the Ohio House that would crack down on distracted driving.

Murray Energy Sues HBO Talk Show Host

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Officials with coal company Murray Energy have announced that they will be suing HBO and its Sunday Night host, John Oliver, for "false and defamatory statements" made last weekend during the show "Last Week Tonight".

The Latest: Juror says Cosby trial panel almost evenly split

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A juror in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial says the panel was almost evenly split in its deliberations.

June Nature Pics Slideshow

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The above is a slideshow complied of photos submitted by our 7News viewers for the month of June. If you would like your photo to be featured during our Nature Pics segment, sponsored by Domino's and WeBark, or in a monthly slideshow, post your submissions to our 7News Facebook page!

Belmont County Woman Arrested for Shoplifting

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Bellaire Police arrested one woman last night for shoplifting and several outstanding warrants.

Man arrested after fighting with 5-year-old at daycare

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A Connecticut man was arrested after an altercation with a five-year-old at a daycare Friday.

Traffic Delays After Semi Goes Over Hill on I-470

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A tractor trailer has fallen over the hill on I-470 in the East bound lane right near the ball fields according to Ohio County EMS Director Lou Vargo. Officials tell 7News the driver was trapped inside the truck but unharmed. A considerable amount of fuel leaked into a drainage ditch. Right now one lane is closed, and traffic is delayed. We'll keep you updated.


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