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Courthouse Renovations Nearly Complete

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Repairs are nearly complete on the Belmont County Courthouse. The $2.2 million dollar project has been going on for over a year and as we move closer to summer, the finishing touches are being done. Belmont County Commissioner Mark Thomas tells 7News they are painting the exterior of the top of the courthouse, the roof has been replaced, and the dome at the top has been re-painted. He said commissioners are most proud of the fact that no taxpayer dollars were used in ...

Ohio Drivers See Lower Gas Prices

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The end of the long weekend for Memorial Day has brought lower gas prices for drivers around Ohio.      The state average for a gallon of regular fuel was about $2.29 in Monday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That's down from about $2.36 a week ago and $2.49 at this time last year.      The national average was $2.37 per gallon on Monday. That's a penny higher than last week and a nickel mo...

Police officer inhales suspected narcotic during investigation

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A Pennsylvania police officer accidentally inhaled a suspected narcotic during an investigation early Sunday morning, CBS Pittsburgh station KDKA-TV reports.

PA Man Charged After Fatal Route 40 Accident Video included

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One person is in custody after a truck and motorcycle hit head-on late Sunday night. 

Remembering our Local Fallen Heroes

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Throughout the month of May, 7News has highlighted the legacies of three brave men from our area and a group of veterans along with compassionate bikers who make it a priority to honor some of our veterans who are buried in Belmont County. 

Memorial Service Held in Jefferson County Video included

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Americans across the country are taking time to remember the brave men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice and many memorial services were held right here in the Ohio Valley. Monday in Jefferson County, a memorial service was held at the Fort Steuben Burial Estates where dozens gathered to remember the lives of selfless veterans. The service featured Indian Creek Schools Assistant Superintendent John Belt as the guest speaker. The Wintersville American Legion Post 557 Honor Gu...

Weirton Residents Remember Our Fallen Heroes Video included

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All gave some, some gave all, and some are still missing. That's what Memorial Day is all about.

Community Honors Fallen Marshall County Heroes Video included

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Hundreds gathered inside Central Elementary this morning, bringing their flags and their best red, white and blue to thank men and women in uniform.

Local Students Bring Home National Speech and Debate Competition Awards Video included

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Twelve students from the Wheeling Park High School speech and debate team recently returned from National Competition in Louisville with some impressive awards in tow.

Ohio Valley Airsoft Celebrates Grand Opening Video included

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It's an activity that's becoming popular all across the country and now you can find it right here in the Ohio Valley.

Police: Tiger Woods arrested in Florida for DUI

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Police say golf great Tiger Woods has been arrested on a DUI charge in Florida.

Memorial Day Balloon Release Bringing Awareness of Veteran Suicide

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One organization took a different approach while honoring Memorial Day Monday morning.

Ohio listed as top state in monitoring prescription drugs

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The American Medical Association has listed Ohio as the top state when it comes to monitoring prescription drugs.

Memorial Day Ceremony Held at Heritage Port Video included

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About 100 people were at Heritage Port this morning to honor the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Veterans wish Memorial Day Would Command More Respect Video included

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While millions of Americans celebrate the long Memorial Day weekend as the unofficial start of summer, some veterans and loved ones of fallen military members wish the holiday would command more respect.
    

Eight People, Deputy Killed in Mississippi Killing Spree Video included

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 Authorities say a shooting spree that left eight people dead in Mississippi began with a call regarding a domestic dispute.     

Events Planned to Honor Memorial Day

Memorial Day Services Planned throughout the Ohio Valley

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There are plenty of Memorial Day events happening in the Ohio Valley to honor those who have served our country. O

Ohio Overdose Deaths Increase by 36% Video included

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 A newspaper survey of Ohio county coroners has found more than 4,000 people died from drug overdoses last year in a state among the hardest hit by a heroin and opioid epidemic.

Linsly School Graduates 86 Seniors Video included

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The Linsly School held its 203rd commencement on Sunday afternoon, graduating 86 students. 

Columbus Man Arrested on Drug Charges in Wheeling

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A Columbus man was arrested Saturday night in Wheeling after a traffic stop.

Ohio Valley Trail Partners hold annual bike tour Video included

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If you have ever enjoyed a bike ride or walk on Heritage Trail in Wheeling, you can thank the Ohio Valley Trail Partners, an organization that puts the work into keeping the Heritage Trail's five star national rating.

DockDogs Returns for Memorial Day Weekend Video included

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A family favorite event has returned to the Ohio Valley for Memorial Day Weekend.

Mother Of Uber CEO Killed In Boat Accident

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The mother of the CEO of the ride-hailing company Uber died in a boat accident Friday evening in Fresno County, the company said. 

West Virginia State Police search for missing woman

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West Virginia State Police are looking for a 33 year-old woman, Alexis Basconi who also goes by "Alexis White."

WVU delays possible tuition increase amid state budget limbo

West Virginia University's Board of Governors has delayed action on a likely tuition increase while the state budget remains unresolved.

Rocker Gregg Allman dies at age 69; sang and lived the blues

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Gregg Allman, whose bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond B-3 organ helped propel the Allman Brothers Band to superstardom, has died. He was 69.

Summer fun at Oglebay Park

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The memorial day weekend fun continued over at Oglebay Park Saturday for their season opening.

Half-Marathon a success despite rain Video included

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The Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic is an annual tradition in the Friendly City, and even the rain could not keep the runners or their supporters at home.

YWCA hosts first Mini-Con

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Saturday marked a first-of-its-kind event in Wheeling.

Slideshow: 41st Annual Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic

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Runners took to the streets of Wheeling Saturday for the 41st Annual Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic.

UPDATED: Tractor Trailer Jack-knifes on Interstate 470

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A tractor trailer has jack knifed on Interstate 470 West in Ohio County. 

Scientist Discovers Snakes that Hunt in Packs

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It's the first time that reptiles have been observed to have been involved in "coordinated hunting," where individual animals take into account the location of others of the same species to maximize their hunting successes.

Cedar Point Offering Free Admission to Military Members

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Active and retired members of the U.S. Military can get in to Cedar Point for free over the Memorial Day weekend. 

St. Clairsville Chipotle Affected by Data Breach

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DENVER, CO (WCMH) — After investigating a data breach that occurred in March and April, Chipotle has released a list of restaurants where customer’s information could have been stolen. In April the company announced it had found unauthorized activity on a network used for payment processing in its restaurants between March 24, 2017 and April 18, 2017. “The malware searched for track data (which sometimes has cardholder name in addition to card number, exp...

Attorney General Offers Tips for Planning Summer Vacation

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey reminds consumers to be cautious when making travel plans as summertime fast approaches. Vacationers often look toward summer as the perfect opportunity to catch up with friends and family, explore new places or revisit their favorite destination. “Warmer weather gets many people thinking about summer travel,” Attorney General Morrisey said. “Whether it is a theme park, a cruise or s...

World War II Veteran Recognized in Jefferson County

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Friday they held their annual service at Buckeye West Elementary School. 

Unsettled Holiday Weather

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Daytime temperatures should be near average this weekend. Already more than five inches of rain this month at the Wheeling Ohio county airport. Additional rainfall expected.

UPDATED: Crews Respond to Fire on Blake's Ridge in Marshall County

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Moundsville Volunteer Fight Department confirms there are crews responding to a fire on Blakes Ridge.

Final Day At Bishop Donahue High School Brings Hugs & Tears Video included

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Since January, they've known their school was being shut down. 

Wheeling Coffee and Spice Celebrates 40 Years Video included

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Employees at Wheeling Coffee and Spice celebrated 40 years in business by surprising owner Mary Ann Lokmer with a celebration.

Steubenville Middle Schooler Beaten Up By Classmates Video included

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A disturbing case out of Jefferson County where a video of a teenager getting beaten up has been all over social media.

Rush Run Blasting Project Finished Video included

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If you're a regular driver on Route 7, there's some good news.

Primanti Brothers Offering Free French Fries to Pens Fans

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Anyone wearing Penguins gear in support of the team will receive free french fries at Primanti Brothers on Monday.

Mom accused of smothering baby while high, drunk

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A Pennsylvania mother is charged in the smothering death of her 2-month-old, who authorities say died after the woman rolled over on him and passed out while under the influence of alcohol and marijuana.

Ravenswood Man Arrested After Opening Beer, Announcing Robbery

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Police have arrested a suspect after he allegedly opened a beer at a gas station before telling the cashier he was robbing the store.

Police: Public's Help Crucial in Wheeling Island Homicide Investigation Video included

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Wheeling Police are continuing the investigation of the death of Ahmid Hinton.

UPDATE: 2 Dead After Explosion at Gas Company in Barbour County Video included

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 UPDATE (5/24/17 5:45 p.m.): The Barbour County EMS transported the two bodies to Broaddus Hospital in Barbour County. The bodies will later be transported to Charleston for autopsy. OSHA and DEP are currently at Midland Resource Recovery cleaning up the scene.  OSHA is investigating the cause of explosion. ?UPDATE (5/24/17 at 1:30 p.m.): Two people died in an explosion at Midland Resource Recovery in Barbour County Wednesday morning, according to preliminary ...

Wheeling Fire Department Holds Annual 'Fill the Boot' Campaign Video included

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The Wheeling Fire Department is holding their annual Fill the Boot campaign on Friday.

Congrats, 2017 Grads!

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WTRF 7News would like to congratulate ALL graduates on their big day! Kindergarten, High School, College... We want to salute you all!

Police Investigate Confirmed Shots Fired in Steubenville Video included

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Steubenville Police have confirmed an incident of shots fired.

Wheeling YWCA Hosts First Mini-Con Video included

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The Wheeling YWCA is getting ready to host a first of it's kind event in our area A "mini-con" will be held at their location all day on Saturday.

Woman, boyfriend charged in fatal cocaine overdose of boy, 9

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An Ohio woman and her boyfriend have been indicted for the cocaine overdose death of the woman's 9-year-old son.

Reward Offered for Information of Moundsville Man's Death Video included

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A brutal murder in September of 2015 has one Moundsville man and his family still searching for answers.

Marshall County BOE Announces New Superintendent Video included

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Marshall Co. Board of Education has announced Jeffrey Crook will take over as Superintendent. Current Superintended Michael Hince announced in April that he was resigning. Hince started as an English teacher at John Marshall High School, then was the assistant principal there before moving to Washington Lands Elementary to be head principal.  He's been serving as superintendent for four years.  @WTRF7News BREAKING: Marshall Co. Board of Ed announce Jeffrey Crook wi...

Man Sentenced to 180 Years in Prison for Raping Kids at Wife's Daycare

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A man has been sentenced to 180 years in prison on ten counts of first-degree rape and six counts of third-degree sexual imposition.

EMA Leaders Host Overdose Exercise Video included

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Emergency Management leaders walked first responders and police from throughout Ohio County through an exercise Thursday night simulating a major spike in heroin overdoses. 

More Drivers Expected for Memorial Day Travel

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Memorial Day weekend means a lot more drivers will be out on the roads. With lower gas prices, people are jumping in their car and celebrating the start of summer for the long holiday weekend. This year Triple A says the number of people visiting friends and family will reach its highest point in 12 years, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrations says it could also be one of the deadliest. The Ohio State Highway Patrol says they'll have 100 percent of their...

Cops put Crack Cocaine in 'Lost and Found'

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Police in northeastern Pennsylvania say they've put about $1,600 worth of crack cocaine in their "lost and found box" in hopes of reuniting the drug with its rightful owner.

Electronic Repair Store Now Selling Fidget Spinners

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Even businesses that didn't sell fidget spinners are jumping on the bandwagon and finding it worthwhile. 

Former WV Penitentiary Correctional Officer Signs Newly Released Book Video included

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The West Virginia State Penitentiary has been home to countless criminals, and some very gruesome stories. 

Nicky's Garden Center Among Top in the State Video included

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Nicky's Garden Center has received a big honor. Americantowns Media has announced their top 10 garden centers in West Virginia -- and Nicky's made the list.

Officials Warn of Traffic Issues During Ogden Half-Marathon Video included

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On Saturday, traffic will be a bit messy if you're out and about in the morning hours.

Officials: One Ohio County Out of Naloxone

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The state of Ohio is going to send another batch of naloxone to the Columbiana County Health Department, their third in the last 18 months.

Woman traveling country paying drug addicts to get vasectomies, tubes tied

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A woman on a mission to stop drug-addicted mothers from having babies is making stops across the country.

Village of Yorkville Financial Records “Unauditable”

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The Village of Yorkville has been placed on the "unauditable" list due to incomplete financial records and bank reconciliations.

It's National Wine Day!

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It’s National Wine Day and celebrate, we will! Wine has been around for centuries, and there are some health benefits to drinking a glass!

After 17 years of trying, couple gives birth to sextuplets

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A 40-person team at VCU Medical Center successfully delivered sextuplets earlier this month to a couple that had been trying to conceive for nearly 20 years. It was the first sextuplet delivery in the hospital’s history.

Local Community Fights Back Against Drug Epidemic Video included

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The community of East Liverpool is fighting back against the drug epidemic in the area, after the city took the national spotlight recently several times. 

East Liverpool grieves baby killed after being run over in driveway

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The community in East Liverpool is coming together to help each other grieve the loss of a 17-month-old boy, who died after being run over in his driveway.

WV county 'Bible in the Schools' program on hold

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County officials in West Virginia have suspended the "Bible in the Schools" program for a year to provide time for its review.

Community Unable to Honor Veteran Graves Due to Locked Cemetery Video included

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A St. Clairsville VFW post has a tradition of placing flags on veterans' graves in seven different cemeteries.

Belmont County Police Investigate Gas Station Credit Card Skimmers Video included

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Belmont County police is investigating reports of unauthorized credit card transactions from people that used their credit card at gas stations in the county.

Mall Road, Interstate 70 Connector Project Progresses Video included

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Drivers and County Officials are starting to see the light at the other end of the Bridge in Belmont County. 

Local Teen Trains for Paralympic Games Video included

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While most teens are getting ready for summer break, soon to be 14-year-old Cooper Blair is getting ready to run...and fast. 

Vigilant Books and Coffee Wins Show of Hands Video included

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Show of Hands is put on by Wheeling Heritage once every three months as a way to help local businesses and groups raise money for their projects.

Trump eyes White House overhaul, outside lawyers and PR team

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Trump faces a slew of political and policy challenges at home _ and intensifying inquiries into allegations his campaign had contacts with Russian officials before he entered the White House.

Father of Four, Recent College Grad Named as Victims in Deadly Portland Stabbing

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PORTLAND, Ore. (CBS) -- Two men were stabbed and killed in Portland on Friday after they tried to intervene while a man shouted racial slurs at two women, one of whom was wearing a hijab, police said.  Police on Saturday identified the victims as 53-year-old Ricky John Best and 23-year-old Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche. Best died at the scene, and Meche died at a hospital, police said. Micah David-Cole Fletcher, 21, of Portland was also stabbed in the attack and i...

Quaker Steak & Lube raising money for military families Video included

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Quaker Steak and Lube are asking for your help to give back to families of fallen and disabled military veterans.

Pipeline cannot resume drilling

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A natural gas pipeline can no longer resume drilling beneath creeks in southeast Ohio and northern West Virginia.

Traffic assist leads to drug arrests

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Three Wheeling men are behind bars and are facing drug-related charges.

Ogden Half-Marathon: What Runners Should Expect for the Race Video included

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With Saturday's half-marathon there are many things participants have to be aware of before their race begins.







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