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'The Faiella's' Carrying on a Family Tradition Video included

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The Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival is known for great authentic Italian cuisine, but it's also known for the ethnic entertainment. 

Italian Festival Scholarships Have A Huge Impact on Students' College Careers Video included

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Over 250,000 dollars. That's how much the Italian Festival's Scholarship Program has given to students since 1987.

Officials Execute Massive Drug Roundup in Belmont County Video included

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A massive drug raid took place early Friday morning in Belmont County.

Spicer resigns as White House press secretary

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White House press secretary Sean Spicer is resigning his position, according to two people with knowledge of the decision.

Ohio County Boy Sworn-In as Deputy for a Day

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For Cannon Goddard's 9th birthday, some Ohio County Sherrifs deputies gave him the surprise of a lifetime.

Italian Festival Programs a Nod to the Originals

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With this being the 35th year of the Italian Heritage Festival there was one feature the board wanted to make a little extra special.

Italian Food Highlights Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival Video included

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Even before the festival officially started, the Sons of Italy booth was cranking out their ever-popular homemade sausage sandwiches.

Boil Order Issued for Gregsville Area

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A boil order has been issued for the Gregsville area. The impacted areas include 15-647 Warden's Run Road, 3-290 GC&P Road, and 243-271 Bethany Pike. All of Brown, Economy, Wells, Alum, Babel, Alfred, Kalif, Dawn, Eden, and Fable Streets are effected.  Customers should boil water for 48-hours after service is restored.

Belmont County Animal Shelter Sees Major Changes Video included

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The Belmont County Animal Shelter will see some major changes due to a decision by the Belmont County Commissioners.

Report Accuses Five-Star Resorts In Mexico Of Drugging Tourists

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Resorts in Mexico are being accused of either serving dangerous and illegal alcohol to their guests, or worse — actually drugging them.

Judge offers inmates vasectomies/contraceptive implant for reduced sentences

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A judge in middle Tennessee has an unorthodox approach to cracking down on the drug epidemic.

Brooke County Bridge Closed for Emergency Repairs

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The Market Street Bridge between Steubenville and Route 2 in Brooke County is currently closed. Workers are executing emergency repairs on the bridge. It is scheduled to re-open by 3 p.m. today.

Ohio County Girl Saved with Help from WVU Medicine Children's Hospital Video included

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Throughout July, 7News has been showcasing the services offered at WVU Medicine Children's Hospital.  

Volunteers Locked-Up to Raise Money for MDA Video included

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More than 80 community volunteers representing businesses across the area donated their time on Thursday to be locked up behind bars, and raise bail money to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Justice Could Recall Legislature This Year

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CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - Gov. Jim Justice says he's considering recalling the West Virginia Legislature this year to again consider exempting veterans' pensions from state income taxes and adding a 5 percent surcharge to highway contracts to fund addiction treatment.      Justice tells The Associated Press, "I'm going to look really, really hard about calling them back in soon."   

The Latest: OJ Simpson is granted parole in armed robbery Video included

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O.J. Simpson's supporters have arrived at a Nevada prison where the incarcerated former football star will ask a parole board for his freedom.

Local Mission Group Helps Those in Need Video included

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A group from a local church is in Dunbar, West Virginia to help make people's lives a little better. A mission group from the Sycamore Tree in Follansbee teamed up with Rebuild Together Charleston for a home improvement project. The group helped make a woman's home handicap accessible so she can come home from the hospital instead of being sent to an assisted living facility. Rebuild Together Charleston does projects like this one all across the Mountain State. Those who ...

Doctors React to Sen. McCain Diagnosis Video included

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The announcement that Senator John McCain has an aggressive type of brain tumor has stunned Capitol Hill and the nation. Officials at Wheeling Hospital offered more insight into Glioblastoma, its treatment, and its long term possibilities. Around 12,400 cases are diagnosed each year in the United States, and the average survival is anywhere from six months to three years. "The course of treatment is surgery, as complete a resection as possible, followed by adequate rehabilitat...

Hendrick Tabs Bowman as Junior's Replacement in No. 88 Car

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Hendrick Motorsports has picked 24-year-old Alex Bowman to be Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s replacement next season.      Bowman has big shoes to fill.      Earnhardt was named NASCAR's most popular driver each of the last 14 seasons and his seat in the No. 88 car is one of the most coveted in the Cup series.      Bowman has one big fan already on his side: Junior. After announcing his retirement earlier this year, the 42-year-ol...

Attorney Sends Powerful Message to Drug Wholesalers and Pharmacies Video included

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It's a case that had a huge impact on the nation, and specifically West Virginia.

TimerCap used to help prevent overdoses Video included

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The drug epidemic is continuously plaguing the United States which is why one company is doing what they can to help fight the battle.

Two Local Businesses Celebrate Grand Re-Opening at the Highlands Video included

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The Highlands is continuing to grow with two businesses opening their doors just this morning.

Bond Set at $1 Million for Bellaire Break-in, Murder Suspects Video included

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The last of four suspects in a Bellaire break-in and murder appeared in court Thursday morning.

Report: Chester Bennington, Lead Singer Of Linkin Park, Commits Suicide

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The lead singer of the rock band Linkin Park has committed suicide the Los Angeles County coroner says.

Suspect in Alleged New Martinsville Stabbing Arrested in Moundsville Video included

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A man is stabbed in New Martinsville and the suspect is still on the run. 

Parents who ‘gifted’ daughter to man get prison sentence

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A Pennsylvania judge on Wednesday sentenced a married couple to up to seven years in prison each for giving their oldest daughter to a cult-like figure who sexually assaulted the girl and her five sisters.

Weirton Police Investigate Alleged Sexual Assault Case

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Weirton Police are investigating an alleged sexual assault case regarding a minor.

Nebraska-based Company Hopeful for Purchase of CVG Plant Property Video included

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An official from a Nebraska-based company confirms that they are trying to buy the Commercial Vehicle Group plant in Shadyside.

Father arrested while driving wife to hospital to deliver baby

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A father in Louisiana was arrested for reckless driving while on the way to the hospital for the birth of their child.

OJ Simpson Drawing World Attention During Plea for Freedom

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Former football star and convicted felon O.J. Simpson will command the world's attention once again Thursday when he pleads for his freedom on live TV.

Federal authorities capture 1 of 2 escaped inmates in Ohio

Mickey Hardy (L) has been taken into custody. Jordan Chapman (R) remains at large. Mickey Hardy (L) has been taken into custody. Jordan Chapman (R) remains at large.
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Authorities in northern Ohio say one of two inmates who escaped from a county jail through an unlocked emergency door is back in custody.

Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival Dinner Held

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The 35th Annual Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival Kickoff Dinner was held at the McLure Hotel in Downtown Wheeling on Wednesday night, with hundreds of people in attendance. 

UPDATE: Neighbor frightened after drug busts in Bellaire Video included

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Officials in Belmont County have confirmed that they are executing several search warrants and making drug arrests in the area.

Two Arrested in North Wheeling Following Drug Investigation

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Wheeling Police and the Ohio County Sheriff's Department arrested two people after serving a search warrant on behalf of the Ohio Valley Drug Task Force.

Sen. John McCain diagnosed with brain tumor

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Senator John McCain, R-Arizona, has been diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor, according to a statement released by his family and the Mayo Clinic. 

Sen. John McCain diagnosed with brain tumor

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Senator John McCain, R-Arizona, has been diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor, according to a statement released by his family and the Mayo Clinic. The statement says that following a procedure to remove a blood clot revealed the diagnosis., "On Friday, July 14, Sen. John McCain underwent a procedure to remove a blood clot from above his left eye at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix," the statement read. "Subsequent tissue pathology revealed that a primary b...

Local Man to Serve on WV Health Care Authority Video included

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A local man has been hand-picked by West Virginia Governor Jim Justice to keep a watchful eye on the Healthcare battle. On Wednesday, Rev. Darrell Cummings was sworn in as a commissioner on the West Virginia Health Care Authority. The commissions purpose is to study ways to make the health care system more effective. "I'm just honored that he has asked me to do it and I'm going to do my very best to represent our state and our community; and hopefully be a voice in the hea...

Wheeling's Four City Pools Offer Affordable Fun Video included

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It's a little known fact that Wheeling has four public swimming pools. On a day when it's hot, sunny and humid, there's always a sparkling blue pool nearby. It's a unique resource, when many other municipalities don't have a single public pool. "We have Bridge Park on the Island, we have the 36th Street Pool in South Wheeling, we have Garden Park in Warwood as well as Grand View Pool in East Wheeling," said Jesse Mestrovic, Director of Parks and Strategic Planning in Whee...

Marshall County Fun Fair Serves Thousands of Students Video included

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More than a thousand Marshall County students and their families came out to the former West Virginia State Penitentiary for the 17th annual Back-to-School Fun Fair.

Susie Baker an important figure in community Video included

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The Marshall County Back-to-School Fun Fair has grown to serve more than a thousand students, and volunteers say it is all thanks to Susie Baker.

House Of The Carpenter Adding On A New Youth Center Video included

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Some big news out of Wheeling where one organization has plans to build a new youth center.

West Virginia boy, 5, takes 2-year-old brother for three mile joy ride in mother’s car

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Two young children are safe after crashing their mother’s car Monday evening.

Pet of the Week: Turbo Video included

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Meet Turbo! Look how excited this one-year-old Spaniel Mix is! This pup enjoys playing with younger kids, is good with other animals, and loves belly rubs! If you'd like to give Turbo the love and attention he needs, visit our friends at the Brooke County Animal Shelter. You can also call the shelter at (304) 394-0800.

Local Community and Technical Colleges Offer Second Chance to WVBC Students Video included

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Representatives from local community and technical colleges are offering students who attended West Virginia Business College a chance to continue their educations.

Statewide endangered missing advisory issued for teen missing from Portage County

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Authorities have issued an endangered child alert for a Portage County teen. 

Local Scouts Prepared for National Jamboree Video included

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A busload of local scouts are on their way to the National Scout Jamboree in downstate West Virginia.

Man who killed stepdaughter, abused corpse won't OK divorce

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A man convicted of killing his stepdaughter and having sex with her corpse is contesting the terms of a divorce from her mother.

Route 2 and I-68 Authority Passes Resolution Supporting Roads Amendment

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October’s Road Amendment vote could lead to an estimated $156.5 million for planned road investments along West Virginia Route 2.

House panel lifts ban on slaughtering horses for meat

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A House panel has voted to lift a ban on slaughtering horses at meat processing plants.

Water Delivery in Areas of Bellaire Interrupted Due to Valve Replacement

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Some areas in the Village of Bellaire will see an interruption of water services while workers replace a valve on a Rock Hill storage tank.

Belmont County Couple Shares Heartwarming Story of Recovery

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This Belmont County couple had lost their children, were dodging warrants and were addicted to opiates and heroin. Now their lives are transformed. "We were homeless at the time," noted the man. "Neither one of us were employed. Our kids were in foster care." "We were in and out of jail," the woman added. "We were robbing people to get money. I remember being so hungry and being scared to ask for food." They made the decision to seek recover...

President Trump announces Ohio visit next week

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President Donald Trump announced he’s coming to Youngstown next week.

UPDATE: 2017 Budget Passes Committee Vote Video included

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The City of Wheeling Finance Committee is getting ready for a big financial vote on Tuesday. 

Local Group Aims to Hold World's Largest Connect 4 Tournament Video included

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What started as a get together of friends in Wheeling has become one of the largest Connect 4 tournaments in the world.

PETA Reminds Pet Owners Not to Leave Animals in Cars Video included

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The People For Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, are reminding pet owners that animals can sustain brain damage or even die from heat stroke in just 15 minutes.  

Town of West Liberty Signs Agreement to Combine Campus and Town Police Video included

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One Ohio County town is the first of its kind to have its university police patrol the streets. 

Road Will Close While Railroad Crossing is Repaired Video included

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A railroad crossing that has been giving drivers issues for years is a step closer to getting repaired. 

City Council set to vote next meeting

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Wheeling City Council held their meeting directly following the finance committee's to discuss the Community Development Block Grant Program and the Home Investment Partnership Program.

Back-to-School Fun Fair Prepares Marshall County Residents for Classes Video included

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Volunteers began setting up on Tuesday for the 17th Annual Marshall County Back-to-School Fun Fair.

J.O.S.H.U.A. Program Provides Need Based Services To Community Members Video included

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This week Steubenville is being visited by a group of missionaries from Missouri, but why are they so far from home?

Sons of Italy Prepare to Serve Italian Festival Favorites Video included

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It's the reason many people say they go to the Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival.

NEW DETAILS: Police Search for Juvenile Driver of Multi-State Chase Video included

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The search is on for the driver of a car who led police on a chase across state lines. 

Woman Pleads Guilty to Charges After Attempting to Rob Restaurant With Needle

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An Ohio County woman pleaded guilty to several charges Tuesday afternoon. Wendy Roeder, 38, pleaded guilty to two counts of Entering Without Breaking, and one count of Attempted Grand Larceny after she attempted to rob the Subway in the Warwood Shopping Center back in March.

Mom with newborn who died of meningitis: Don’t let anyone kiss your baby

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An 18-day old baby died Tuesday morning and now an Iowa mother is warning other parents about the serious, life-threatening virus that killed her baby girl.

Woman disfigured by gunshot gets full face transplant

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The Cleveland Clinic says a 21-year-old woman disfigured by a gunshot as a teenager has received a face transplant.

New Details Available After Boy Reportedly Hit by Car Video included

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Bellaire Police are on the scene of Belmont Savings Bank Sunday night after a 10-year-old was reportedly struck by a car.  

Capito opposes health care repeal without replacement

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West Virginia's Republican U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito says she won't vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act without a replacement that meets the needs of the people in her state.

Wheeling PD Hosting National Night Out

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The Wheeling Police and Fire Departments, along with the Ohio County Sheriff's Office, will take part in the National Night Out in August.

Relatives demand answers in fatal Minnesota police shooting

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Relatives and neighbors of an Australian woman fatally shot by Minneapolis police over the weekend demanded answers Monday about the mysterious shooting in which the meditation teacher was reportedly killed by an officer who fired from the passenger seat of a squad car as the woman stood outside the driver's door.

Two Ohio Valley Companies Join National Businesses for Made In America Week Video included

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Companies from all 50 states are gathering at the White House for Made in America Week.  Two local Ohio Valley businesses were chosen to attend.

Officers Warn That Drugged Driving Just As Bad As Drunk Driving Video included

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You always hear that you should never drink and drive, but driving under the influence does encompass more than just alcohol use.

Ohio State Highway Patrol Releases Jamboree in the Hills Numbers Video included

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol lived up to its promise to cover the roads, watching out for impaired drivers during Jamboree In The Hills. 

WJU Football Addition Hoping To Help Local Restaurant Economy

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With football comes big appetites. With those football games typically on Saturday afternoons, people usually grab a bite to eat before or after the game.

Arizona Flash Flood Kills 9, Would You Know What To Do If A Flash Flood Happened Here? Video included

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Flash flooding can happen in a blink of an eye and can sweep a grown man off his feet, a car off the road, and even your home off its entire foundation.

Report: Asbestos found in makeup sold at Justice stores

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Makeup sold at a store that markets to young girls and tweens has been found to contain asbestos, a known carcinogen.

More hurdles as Senate again delays vote on GOP health bill

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With McCain recovering from surgery, McConnell defers action on health care bill needing every GOP vote.

$1 million in marijuana found in brand new Ford Fusions

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Police are investigating shipments of drugs hidden in the wheel compartments of new cars, which were shipped to Lordstown, Ohio.

Dr. Daniel Joseph Named 2017 Light of the Ohio Valley

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He might have put your braces on, or even fitted your retainer, now longtime Wheeling orthodontist Dr. Daniel Joseph is being honored for his hard work in the community.

Martins Ferry Native Named Wheeling Jesuit's First Football Coach Video included

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Wheeling Jesuit has announced the head coach of the university's newly founded football program.

Annual Italian Festival to Kick Off This Weekend

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This Friday marks the beginning of the 34th Annual Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival.

97-year-old war veteran receives high school diploma

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A Philadelphia man has finally received his high school diploma - at 97-years-old.

Police: Woman wasn’t pregnant during deadly gender reveal party shooting

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False information has hindered the investigation into a mass shooting at a gender reveal part in Colerain Township, police said Monday.

First Responders Face New Threats Video included

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We've seen it all over the country. The war on drugs is getting worse, which is also making the jobs of first responders even harder.

Authorities search for 2 men who escaped Ohio jail

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Authorities in northern Ohio are trying to determine how two inmates escaped from a county jail before their orange pants were found at the edge of a nearby cornfield.

Ex-officer pleads not guilty to false shooting claim charges

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A former Ohio police officer has pleaded not guilty to charges that he tried to cover up a suicide attempt by falsely claiming he'd been shot during a traffic stop.



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