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Belmont County First Responders Are On Alert After Heroin Is Found To Contain Carfentanyl Video included

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A batch of heroin discovered in Bellaire during a routine traffic stop has been analyzed and found to contain carfentanyl. The synthetic opioid is 10,000 times more potent than morphine. Sheriff Dave Lucas says first responders dealing with an overdose patient can accidentally absorb it through the skin or inhale it, and go into an overdose themselves. The sheriff says he has notified 9-1-1, all police and fire departments and all emergency medical response teams. He says a single...


Mountaineer Brewfest Gave Large Donation to Habitat for Humanity Video included

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Friday morning, the Habitat for Humanity received a big donation. 

New Children's Room to Open in Marshall County Video included

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It's a brand new city right in the heart of Marshall County  and the best part, it's just for kids.   

Deer Disease Has Hit Local Counties Video included

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Officials with the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources say the deer population in eight counties across the state, are dying from a bleeding disease, and our local counties are on the list.

Four Hot Afternoons Heading Our Way

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Thermometers will be running about ten degrees warmer than average. Sharply cooler air will arrive later next week.

2017 Ohio Valley Heart Walk

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This weekend nearly one million walkers from all across the country will be lacing up their shoes to join in the fight against heart disease and stroke. 

Bellaire Police Searching for Vandal Suspect Video included

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Police in Bellaire are still searching for the person or persons responsible for vandalizing an Historical Landmark Marker.

"The Pride of West Virginia" is Being Featured on the CBS Evening News

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West Virginia University's marching band, "The Pride of West Virginia" will be featured on the CBS Evening News. 

People Stand Against Graham-Cassidy Bill Video included

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The newest proposed Healthcare repeal bill is starting to compile more skeptics, than supporters including Republican Senator John McCain who came out against the Cassidy-Graham bill earlier today.

Early Voting Opens in West Virginia Video included

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Early voting for a bond that could give Ohio County over $196 million dollars to repair their interstates and roadways began Friday.

Exciting Playground Updates Across The City of Wheeling Video included

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If you have kids you've probably noticed some exciting updates popping up across the city.

60 Permanent Jobs Are Headed To The Ohio Valley Video included

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On Thursday, Bidell Gas Compression held their grand opening in Weirton, which means good things are coming to the Ohio Valley. Bidell, a company out of Canada, has invested 4 million dollars into their first U.S. based plant right here in Weirton. Officials said 60 permanent jobs are to follow, but it doesn't just stop there. BDC Executive Director Pat Ford said the projected numbers show over 100 permanent jobs could be in the near future. "What they've been able to do ...

OSHP Patrols School Zones: Finds Some Drivers Aren't Behaving Well Video included

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In just three days, OSHP handed out 14 tickets in school zones.

Ribbon Cut for 54th Annual Barnesville Pumpkin Festival Video included

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The first night of the Barnesville Pumpkin Festival was well attended as the ribbon was cut Thursday evening.  

Medical Professionals Discuss Drug Issue

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The message at Thursday's Ohio and Belmont County Medical Society's meeting was simple; the drug epidemic is no longer just an inner-city issue, but now it's affecting everyone.

Vandals Target Ohio Historical Landmark Video included

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Police in Bellaire are investigating after a plaque marking the Great Stone Viaduct as state Historical Landmark was vandalized.

Join us for American Heart Association Heart Walk Video included

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Heart disease and stroke claim the lives of thousands of people in our region each year. 

Belmont County Health Department Urges People To Get Their Flu Shot Now

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Flu season officially starts in late October or early November. 

Local Schools Have The Chance To Win $7,000 Video included

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Until the end of October, schools can compete to win $7,000 dollars. All it takes is for students to take the pledge to be a safe teen driver, which means putting down the cell phone.

West Liberty University Reviving Marching Band Video included

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WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. (AP) - West Liberty University is reviving its marching band after state budget cuts forced it to be put on hiatus in March 2016.      University President Stephen Greiner announced Thursday that the band plans to return next fall.      Greiner says in a news release that even though the school is still experiencing budget cuts, "we have found a way to bring the band back." The statement wasn't more specific. It says the scho...

Brown Announces Federal Funds to Support and Protect Firefighters in Jefferson County.

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Ohio's United States Senator Sherrod Brown announced that three Jefferson County fire departments will receive federal grants.  The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded the following for Operations and Safety through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants program:   $99,824 to Rayland Volunteer Fire Department $8,000 to the Tiltonsville Volunteer Fire Department $63,273 to Unionport Fire and Rescue   "Ohio firefighte...

Shots Fired In Gas Station Parking Lot in Bellaire Video included

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In Bellaire, police have a person of interest but no one in custody in a shots-fired incident Wednesday night. Witnesses reported the shots at 10:30 p.m., in the Circle K parking lot. Police Chief Mike Kovalyk said they recovered several 9 millimeter casings from the scene. Several people were questioned, no one has been arrested at this point. Chief Kovalyk said they are waiting for surveillance video from Circle K, but said the suspects have a history of run-ins with the law. We'...

Council Considering Charging To Use Heritage Port

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Wheeling City Council considering generating some money by charging a small fee to use one of downtown's most popular locations.

U.S. Congressman McKinley Weighs In On Self-Driving Cars

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The future is here as the private sector is coming closer to creating a self-driving vehicle.

Man Sentenced After 2014 Bank Robbery Video included

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Vance Lawrence Burns, of Las Vegas, Nevada, was sentenced to 48 months incarceration for robbing an Ohio County bank, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen announced.

Wheeling Jesuit Named Best ‘Hidden Gem’ in West Virginia for Third Straight Year

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Wheeling Jesuit University once again has been named the best Hidden Gem institution in the Mountain State by College Raptor Inc.

King Pumpkin Sets New Ohio State Record

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A new Ohio State record was set last night at the Barnesville Pumpkin Festival for the king pumpkin weigh-in.

Contestants for King Pumpkin to Weigh in at Barnsville Pumpkin Festival Video included

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An exciting night in Belmont County as the contestants for King Pumpkin are weighed in at the Barnesville Pumpkin Festival! 

Woman Accused in Daughters Death May Have Trial Continued Video included

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Prosecutors have filed a motion to continue the trial of a former Lewis County woman, accused in the death of her daughter. 

Critical Shortage of Corrections Officers Continues to Worsen Video included

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Jails across West Virginia now face a critical shortage of corrections officers and the problem is only getting worse.  

Honor the Badge: Sgt. Brittany Earnest Video included

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Being a woman in the police field is challenging, but that doesn't stop Sergeant Brittany Earnest. 

West Virginia Governor Hosts Town Hall Meetings on 'Roads to Prosperity' Video included

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West Virginia Governor Jim Justice has been standing behind his road bond initiative since the campaign trail last year and with an upcoming special election just for the measure, the governor made stops here in the Ohio Valley to hear questions and concerns. 

Boy with Severe Hemophilia Gifted a Pool Video included

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Some boys and girls aren't able to play regular sports due to certain disorders. In this case, Jaxson Baker can't play any contact sports, so he swims, and A Special Wish Foundation helped make it a little easier.

Mother of Child Who Died in a Hot Car Not Charged

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A 15th month old girl from southwest Ohio, died after her mother left her inside a car in a nearby office,  will not be charged with the death of her daughter. 

Stolen Guns Bartered in Clarksburg

As the officer got out of his car, he saw two guns fly out of the drivers side window while both of his hands were still outside of the car. As the officer got out of his car, he saw two guns fly out of the drivers side window while both of his hands were still outside of the car.
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Federal authorities have accused a dozen people in West Virginia of bartering stolen guns for drugs and 17 others with distributing methamphetamines over the past two years.    

New Fire Hydrants to be Installed in Bellaire

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Bellaire has until December 1st to install the last 22 of their new fire hydrants, under the terms of their grant. So they're stepping up their schedule, and are planning to install three hydrants a week. 

Former U.S. Attorney Speaks Out About How The Drug Crisis Is Portrayed By The Media

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William Ihlenfeld II says "Heroin(e)", a new documentary on Netflix, shows the drug problem as it is. It shows people trying--and sometimes failing--in drug court. It shows women becoming prostitutes in order to buy drugs. And it highlights the efforts of three other women--a fire chief, a judge and a minister--to change things. "It depicted the drug problem in Huntington, West Virginia, through the eyes of three women who are on the front lines of that fight,"...

Governor Justice Hosts 'Road to Prosperity' Town Hall Events

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Governor Jim Justice is in the Ohio Valley right for two town hall meetings talking about the upcoming October vote on a Road Bond measure.

CA House Band Of The Week: Indian Creek Redskins

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152 members strong, which means Indian Creek High School's marching band is loud and proud.  But the Redskins are also one big family with a love for music, which is why seniors say they're excited for the season. "Getting to be with all my friends for this final go around, doing every thing last. You know, last first game, last homecoming, things like that,"  said Natalie Wood, a senior tuba player. "I'm really excited. We have a l...

Grand Pumpkin Weigh-In Happening Wednesday Evening

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The grand pumpkin weigh-in will be held tonight in Barnesville to kick-off the 54th annual pumpkin festival.

Local Restaurant Chain Set to Donate Proceeds to Hurricane Relief Video included

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Texas Roadhouse at the Highlands is pitching in to help Hurricane victims. 

Hancock County School Helps Hurricane Victims

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It's been a few weeks since Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, but victims are still in need of help.

FEMA Center Closes, Assistance Still Available Video included

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The FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Marshall County closes Wednesday at 6:00 p.m., but those affected by flooding in late July can still apply for assistance.

Local Students Make Big Effort To Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

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Donations can be dropped off Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Weirton Event Center.

Walmart Stores Not Hiring Holiday Help

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NEW YORK (AP) – Walmart won’t be doing large-scale holiday hiring at its stores this year. Instead, like last year, it will offer extra hours to its current workers. The nation’s largest private employer says, however, that it will be taking on more temporary workers at its distribution centers. But it’s not giving a number yet for its planned holiday hires at the centers. Business experts say a tightened labor market is behind the move, making it harder to f...

West Virginia Ranked 39 for Child Well-Being

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The numbers are out, and the 2017 Kids Count Data Book shows that West Virginia ranks 39 nationwide in overall child well-being.

Frontier Airlines Drops Third Route From Pittsburgh Airport

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PITTSBURGH (AP) - Frontier Airlines is continuing to scale back its presence at Pittsburgh International Airport.      The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (http://bit.ly/2hidVQv ) reports that Frontier has opted to drop its daily flight to Las Vegas from the Pittsburgh International by Oct. 4. Frontier's decision comes after the airline ended flights to Chicago and Atlanta last year.      The Denver-based airline will keep seasonal flights to Denver and Orlando. ...

Early Voting Begins Friday on Road Bond Referendum Video included

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Early voting begins Friday on a road bond referendum that would commit million of dollars to infrastructure repair and expansion in West Virginia.  While many people have expressed support for the bond, one former legislator says there are too many unanswered questions.

Kroger Announced Hunger Fight by Ending Grocery Waste

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - The Kroger Co., which donated nearly 1.3 million meals through West Virginia food banks last year, says its new national effort is aimed at helping end hunger and eliminating waste across the grocery company by 2025.      Chief Executive Rodney McMullen says more than 40 percent of the food produced in the U.S. isn't consumed and an estimated 72 billion pounds goes to landfills annually.      He says no food in their stores should...

September 30th is 'Brenda Danehart Day' Video included

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During the Regular Wheeling City Council meeting Tuesday night, one of WTRF 7News' most dedicated employees received her own proclamation. 

226 killed as 7.1 magnitude quake fells buildings in Mexico Video included

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A powerful earthquake has shaken Mexico City, causing buildings to sway sickeningly.

Congressman McKinley Weighs In On DACA Video included

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There's still lots of controversy over President Trump's decision to end DACA. What's going to happen over the next few months? 

7-Year-Old Marshall County Girl Scout Wins National Award

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A seven-year-old Girl Scout from Marshall County was honored in front of her troop on Tuesday evening for receiving a national award. 

Toys R Us files for Chapter 11 reorganization Video included

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Toys R Us, the pioneering big box toy retailer, has announced it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection while continuing with normal business operations. A statement by the Wayne, New Jersey-based company late Monday says it voluntarily is seeking relief in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in Richmond - and that its ...

United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley Holds Annual Reverse Raffle

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The United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley held its annual September to Remember Reverse Raffle at Wheeling Island Hotel, Casino and Racetrack on Tuesday evening.

Bethlehem Fire Department Looking To Rebuild, Remodel Station Video included

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The Bethlehem Fire Department was built in the 1960s and needs many upgrades, and Howard said one of the most pressing upgrades is more room to get fire trucks in and out of the building.

Exercise Class To Help Parkinson's Patients Is Coming To The Ohio Valley Video included

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Parkinson's is the second most common neurodegenerative disease on the planet and it makes doing the simplest of things, like tying your shoes or even writing your name very difficult. But a new exercise class is helping Parkinson's patients take back their health and it's coming to the Ohio Valley.

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Early Morning Fire Evacuates Gables Care Center In Harrison County

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Residents at the Gables have been evacuated, but not moved to another facility yet.

The Latest: President Donald Trump warns North Korea Video included

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President Donald Trump is opening his maiden address in front of the United Nationals General Assembly by praising his accomplishments in office so far.

7News Answers Your Questions After the Equifax Data Breach

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  143 million people are affected, some right here in the Ohio Valley

Marshall County EMS Unveils New Center In Cameron Video included

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Residents of Eastern Marshall county now have a better way to handling emergencies. 

Marshall County Girl To Receive Medal Of Honor From Girl Scouts Video included

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One little girl from Marshall county is being nationally recognized by the Girl Scouts of America for her bravery.

Ohio School Report Cards are Out Video included

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The Ohio School Report Cards are out and for Belmont County, the seven school districts all got a D in the Achievement category, but one superintendent spoke out, saying that there's more to a school than a letter grade from the state. 





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  • Belmont County First Responders Are On Alert After Heroin Is Found To Contain Carfentanyl

    Belmont County First Responders Are On Alert After Heroin Is Found To Contain Carfentanyl

    Friday, September 22 2017 1:00 PM EDT2017-09-22 17:00:31 GMT

    A batch of heroin discovered in Bellaire during a routine traffic stop has been analyzed and found to contain carfentanyl. The synthetic opioid is 10,000 times more potent than morphine. Sheriff Dave Lucas says first responders dealing with an overdose patient can accidentally absorb it through the skin or inhale it, and go into an overdose themselves. The sheriff says he has notified 9-1-1, all police and fire departments and all emergency medical response teams. He says a single...

    A batch of heroin discovered in Bellaire during a routine traffic stop has been analyzed and found to contain carfentanyl. The synthetic opioid is 10,000 times more potent than morphine. Sheriff Dave Lucas says first responders dealing with an overdose patient can accidentally absorb it through the skin or inhale it, and go into an overdose themselves. The sheriff says he has notified 9-1-1, all police and fire departments and all emergency medical response teams. He says a single...

  • Deer Disease Has Hit Local Counties

    Deer Disease Has Hit Local Counties

    Friday, September 22 2017 5:06 PM EDT2017-09-22 21:06:36 GMT

    Officials with the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources say the deer population in eight counties across the state, are dying from a bleeding disease, and our local counties are on the list.

    Officials with the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources say the deer population in eight counties across the state, are dying from a bleeding disease, and our local counties are on the list.

  • Shots Fired In Gas Station Parking Lot in Bellaire

    Shots Fired In Gas Station Parking Lot in Bellaire

    Thursday, September 21 2017 12:54 PM EDT2017-09-21 16:54:40 GMT
    In Bellaire, police have a person of interest but no one in custody in a shots-fired incident Wednesday night. Witnesses reported the shots at 10:30 p.m., in the Circle K parking lot. Police Chief Mike Kovalyk said they recovered several 9 millimeter casings from the scene. Several people were questioned, no one has been arrested at this point. Chief Kovalyk said they are waiting for surveillance video from Circle K, but said the suspects have a history of run-ins with the law. We'...
    In Bellaire, police have a person of interest but no one in custody in a shots-fired incident Wednesday night. Witnesses reported the shots at 10:30 p.m., in the Circle K parking lot. Police Chief Mike Kovalyk said they recovered several 9 millimeter casings from the scene. Several people were questioned, no one has been arrested at this point. Chief Kovalyk said they are waiting for surveillance video from Circle K, but said the suspects have a history of run-ins with the law. We'...
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