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Trump renews Afghan commitment but says 'no blank check'

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President Donald Trump will use a nationally televised address to outline for a war-weary nation the strategy he believes will best position the U.S. to eventually declare victory in Afghanistan.

Suspected Shooter Named in Shooting of Jefferson Co. Judge Video included

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According to Jefferson County officials, a judge has been shot in front of the courthouse.

Bridgeport Expands iPad Program for Students Video included

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Every seventh thru 12th-grade student at Bridgeport Schools will receive an iPad this school year. 

Dilles Bottom Homeowners Entering Into "Purchase Option Agreements" With PTT Global Video included

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There are developments regarding property surrounding the possible ethane cracker plant that may be built in Belmont County.

Officials Stand Together After Judge Shot in Jefferson County Video included

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Judge Joseph Bruzzese has been a public figure in Jefferson County for nearly two decades.

How Officials Keep Your Kids Safe on the School Bus Video included

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Getting to and from the building is one of the most important aspects of every school year, so we met with bus inspectors in Belmont County and brings us the story of what they do to make sure every student is safe. 

Back Channel Bridge Officially Re-Opened

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The Back Channel Bridge from Wheeling Island to Bridgeport is officially re-opened. ODOT crews worked all last week to repair the road underneath the railroad tracks. The construction caused congested traffic in that area during the morning and evening commutes, but it is now open to drivers.

Two Injured In Belmont County ATV Accident

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Two juveniles are in the hospital after an ATV accident this weekend in Belmont County.

Students enjoy eclipse from Grand Vue Park Video included

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The shelters at Grand Vue Park were full of more than 400 fifth, sixth and seventh grade Marshall County students, eager to watch the phenomenon in the sky.

Gov. Justice Has No Plans to Remove Jackson Statue

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West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is denouncing violence by white supremacists and neo-Nazis in neighboring Virginia but indicates he has no immediate plans to act on requests to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson from the Capitol grounds in Charleston.

Solar Eclipse Viewing Parties Across Ohio Valley

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You can watch the solar eclipse at viewing parties happening across the Ohio Valley.

LIVE: Watch NASA's Live Stream of the Solar Eclipse

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Follow the eclipse totality across the country from a series of 50 cameras attached to balloons at elevations of up to 100,000 feet.

Officials: No Powerball Winner, Jackpot Swells to $650M

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Powerball officials say there was no grand prize winner in the latest drawing, meaning one of the nation's largest lottery jackpots will continue growing. 

Flood Assistance Information Meeting Video included

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An announcement from the City of McMechen; there will be a McMechen Town Hall meeting this upcoming Tuesday, August 22nd at 6PM.

Solar Eclipse Glasses Still Available

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The Wheeling Island Hotel Casino Racetrack still has IOS Certified Solar Eclipse glasses available.

Safety Tips, Pinhole Projector Directions, Ahead of the Solar Eclipse Video included

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It has been 38 years since the United State last saw a total solar eclipse, and millions of people across the country are excited for the Monday evening spectacle.

Local Rap Group Continues to Succeed Video included

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Y-N-C, the rap group that got their start in the Friendly City, have continued to succeed since 7News first spoke with them about their "I'm 'Bout It" music video a few months ago.

Weirton United Way Fashion Show

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Dozens of women gathered at the Williams Country Club in Weirton Sunday for the annual Weirton United Way Fashion Show.

Jerry Lewis, Comedian, Telethon Host, Dies at 91

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Jerry Lewis, the rubber-faced comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, has died. 

Manchin Says He Will Not Leave Senate to Join Administration

Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin says he will not join Republican President Donald Trump's administration.

Crews Respond to Small Fire at Local Business

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An investigation is underway to determine the cause of a small fire that caused smoke damage to a local business.

"Project Care" Car Cruise Benefits American Cancer Society

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The Classy Chassis Car Club partnered up with Quaker Steak and Lube and other car clubs from throughout the tristate area to host the sixth "Project Care" Car Cruise.

JC Penney Hosts Back-to-School Bash

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With students across the Ohio Valley heading back to the classroom, JC Penney at the Highland hosted one last Back-To-School Bash.

Marshall and Wetzel Counties Receive Federal Disaster Declaration

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Marshall County received Federal Disaster Declaration for Public and Individual Assistance for July 28 and 29 flooding late Friday night, according to Marshall County OEM.

MADD Works to Prevent DUIs Video included

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Mothers Against Drunk Driving, or MADD, works to prevent drugged and drunk driving, as well as provide support for families who have lost someone in a drunk driving incident.

7News Anchor Rachael Dierkes Gets Married Video included

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Some great news Saturday night in Wheeling, a big congratulations to 7news Anchor Rachael Dierkes, or should we say Rachel Haney.

Fifth Largest Powerball Jackpot to be Drawn Tonight

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The Powerball jackpot has climbed to an estimated $535 million, making it one of the largest in U.S. history. 

Duke University Removes Statue of Confederate General

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Duke University has removed a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee days after it was vandalized.

Trump to Skip Kennedy Center Arts Awards

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The White House has announced that President Donald Trump and the first lady have decided not to participate in events honoring recipients of this year's Kennedy Center arts awards.

Sunday Looks Better Than Saturday

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Near average temperatures this weekend. Much cooler weather for the last weekend of August.

Keeping Kids Safe Video included

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Maintaining a safe and secure environment. That's what officials say is the main responsibility of every school district.

Janmashtami Festival on Saturday

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Some good news in Wheeling, Saturday from 12 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. at the New Vrindaban Hare Krishna Temple they will be holding their annual Janmashtami Festival.

YWCA Hosts Over the Edge Event to Benefit Domestic Violence Video included

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The YWCA is holding their annual "Over the Edge" event this weekend at the Stone Center in Downtown Wheeling.

Mountaineer Brewfest Kicks Off This Weekend

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Heritage Port will be a busy place this weekend as the fourth annual Mountaineer Brewfest kicks off Saturday afternoon. 

The Two People Convicted In The Powerline Park ATV Death Are Sentenced To Prison Video included

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She was in the driver's seat. But he had his foot pressed on the gas pedal. The ATV they were driving killed a man at Powerline Park In Belmont County. Now Tonya Morehead of Mount Morris, Pennsylvania, and Shawn Cape of Hiller, Pennsylvania, were sentenced to prison. "Damn near everyone there was drinking and driving," stated Don Tennant, Tonya Morehead's lawyer. "Firearms, vehicles and alcohol do not mix," said Judge Frank Fregiato of Belmont County Common Pl...

In-Wheeling Magazine Celebrates 10 Years

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Ten years ago, a magazine started that is telling the stories of Wheeling in a unique way.

Keep Your Pets Safe During the Solar Eclipse Video included

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On Monday during the historic solar eclipse, we all know to protect our eyes by using special glasses, or by not looking at the sun during that time.

Marshall County School Enrollment Up Thanks to New Programs Video included

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Officials say school enrollment is up by about 150 students and they're continuing to enroll students everyday. 

Staying Safe During the Solar Eclipse

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The solar eclipse is one of the hottest topics right now and it's just days away.

Approximately 1600 Appalachian Power Customers Without Power

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Approximately 1,600 Appalachian Power customers are without power in the Cameron area after an equipment malfunction at the Loudenville substation.

OVI Checkpoint in Belmont County Saturday

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced that an OVI checkpoint will be held in Belmont County Saturday evening.

Cops: Mom Burned Son, Put Him On Leash, Locked Him in Cage

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A Pennsylvania mother is accused of burning her 3-year-old with chemicals, putting him on a leash and keeping him in a dog cage.

Bethlehem Shooting Investigation Still Active

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A shooting incident in Bethlehem has officially been turned over to the Ohio County Prosecutor's Office for review and consultation.

Steve Bannon Out As President Trump's Chief Strategist

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Steve Bannon, a forceful but divisive presence in President Donald Trump's White House, is leaving.

Cameron Elementary Students Dismissed Due to Power Outage

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According to transportation director Dave Smith, Cameron Elementary School will be dismissing early for the day. The early dismissal stems from a power outage. Students will be dismissed as soon as buses arrive at the school.

What To Do If You'll Be On the Road During Monday's Eclipse

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Monday’s solar eclipse is being called the “Great American Eclipse.”

Ohio Proposal Would Label Neo-Nazi Groups Terrorists

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Police in Ohio would be directed to recognize white nationalist and neo-Nazi groups as terrorist organizations under a state legislative proposal.

Drug Company Mylan to Pay $465 Million in EpiPen Settlement

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The pharmaceutical company that manufactures EpiPens has agreed to pay millions of dollars to resolve allegations it misclassified its brand name drug and underpaid Medicaid rebates. According to a release sent to 22News by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mylan Inc. and Mylan Specialty L.P. finalized the $465 million agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice Thursday.

Crashes Back Up Traffic on I-70 in Belmont, Ohio Counties

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In Belmont County this morning if you're heading to St. Clairsville, traffic is at a standstill on I-70 after a tractor trailer caught on fire.

Belmont County Family Says Cemetery Has Gone From Well-Maintained To A Mess Video included

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They say the Belmont County Memorial Park Cemetery on Route 214 near the New Horizon Animal Hospital has become overgrown and uncared for. Robert Crosby's parents, aunts, uncles and cousins are buried here. "I came up, found the grass overgrown, headstones you couldn't even see names on them," said Crosby. "There was some grass cut some time ago maybe early summer, which was brown and matted on the headstones." Alex Colvin says she has mowed the family's plot th...

Local Teen Uses His Make-A-Wish Opportunity At The Fair

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The Jefferson County Fair is wrapping up its third day and Wednesday they held their Grand Stand Rodeo. But the event was extra special because of 15-year-old Andy Statler. Andy has Neuro-fibro-matosis, which means tumors grow everywhere in his body, and so far he's survived 36 surgeries to date. Andy said he doesn't let this stop him, which is why he used his Make-A-Wish opportunity to join Rodeo Trick Rider, Shadow Montag, on a ride at the fair. Andy said he's looked up to ...

West Virginia Officials Go On Medical Marijuana Fact-Finding Mission

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The industry has created over 16,000 jobs and over $3 billion in revenue in Colorado.

First Responders Pull Infants from Car Crash in Ohio County

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Crews are responding to a car crash near Exit 10 on Interstate 70 eastbound in Ohio County. 

The Latest: Catalan govt ties attacks in Cambrils, Barcelona

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Spain's El Pais newspaper, citing police sources, says the two perpetrators of the van crash in Barcelona are holed up in a bar.

I-470 Traffic Flowing Smoothly

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Traffic is currently backed up for miles in both directions on Interstate 470 on the West Virginia side. Authorities say there are several accidents. The Wheeling Police Department is handling one of the accidents, and Bethlehem is handling the other. Police say they do not appear to be serious, but say that traffic was barely moving about 15 minutes ago. Stay with 7News as updates become available.

Man Arrested in Connection to Car Break-ins

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In St. Clairsville, OH, 27-year-old Michael Goski was arrested in connection to numerous car break-ins and items taken over the past several days, according to St. Clairsville PD.

Free Series Offered to Help Caregivers, Parents of Children With Autism Video included

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Studies show that autism now affects around one in 68 children across the country.

South Carolina Officials 'Warn' People About Lizardmen Activity During Eclipse

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Officials in South Carolina are “warning” people to be vigilant during the eclipse in case more Lizardmen sightings occur.

Local Organization Honors Teachers Video included

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With the new school year, one local organization went out of their way to show its appreciation to the teachers of Bridgeport schools.

Ohio Man Charged In Young Son's Fatal Overdose

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An Ohio man has been charged criminally for what authorities say was the fatal overdose of his 1-year-old son.

Officials Work to Keep Your Kids Safe While Getting On and Off the Bus Video included

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Wheeling Police officials sat along bus routes on Thursday as children returned to school.

Lucky Carrot: Woman Finds Mother-In-Law's Lost Ring

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A Canadian woman who lost her engagement ring 13 years ago while weeding her garden on the family farm is wearing it proudly again after her daughter-in-law pulled it from the ground on a misshapen carrot.

MoviePass offers unlimited movies in theaters for $10 a month

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A service that allows moviegoers to see as many movies as they want is dropping its price to $10 a month.

Urban Mission Hosts Back-to-School Bash

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Anyone looking for some fun while getting back to school, the Urban Mission is hosting its annual Back-to-School bash in Steubenville Thursday afternoon.

Officials: One Dead After Two Vehicle Accident in St. Clairsville

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One person was pronounced dead after after a two vehicle accident in St. Clairsville.

One Dead After ATV Accident in Marshall County

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Marshall County Officials responded to a single ATV accident early Thursday morning that resulted in a fatality.

Did You Receive "Free Cruise" Robocalls? You Could Get Up to $900

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If you received robocalls offering a free cruise, you could be eligible for up to $900 as part of a lawsuit settlement.

Ohio Reports Its 1st Human Case of West Nile for 2017

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Ohio health officials have confirmed the first human case of West Nile virus reported in the state this year.

Many Students Heading Back to School Across the Ohio Valley

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It's an exciting day across the Ohio Valley as school buses are getting ready to pick the kids up for their first day of school.

UPDATE: Service Restored to Local Hospital Experiencing Phone Issues Video included

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If you've tried to call one of the local Alecto Hospital facilities on Wednesday, you may have been met with a busy tone or a message that says 'all circuits are busy now'.

Route 7 Near Rush Run Road 'Back to Normal' Soon Video included

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Drivers traveling along a popular roadway that has been restricted for years will notice some changes on Wednesday.

Belmont County Eastern & Northern Division Court Building Will Reopen Soon After Fire

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It's been a long summer for Belmont County's Northern and Eastern Division Courts. In early May, the building in Bellaire was struck by lightning and caught fire. Since then, it's been closed for repairs, but it's now about to reopen. The fire was in the roof, the attic and the courtroom ceiling. But the smoke and water damage was everywhere. It ended up being a major job. Now the work is almost complete. Outside they are finishing the siding and the sign. They've basically re...

Marshall County Schools Bring Classroom to Cafeteria with Multiple Gardens Video included

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When we think about the school lunches we were served as kids, usually square pizza, chicken nuggets, french fries, fruit cups, and milk come to mind. But these days schools are taking a whole new approach in feeding students while educating them at the same time.

Generous Donors Help Woman Who Lost Leg During Floods

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Two days ago, we told you the story of Florence Smith, a Wheeling woman who lost her leg to infection after a flash flood. We have some good news to pass on tonight. Florence has been given stair lifts for her home, thanks to some generous donors, as well as a motorized wheelchair from Easter Seals. RELATED: Wheeling woman asks for community help after losing leg in flood And her GoFundMe page has raised more than $7100 of the $7500 goal. If you'd like, you can sti...

Hidden Webcam Found in Bellaire Council Chambers Video included

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An interesting find in the Bellaire City Council Chambers has members unhappy and feeling betrayed.

New Natural-Gas-Fired Power Plant Expected To Bring Hundreds of Jobs Video included

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A new natural-gas-fired power plant is headed to the Ohio Valley and could be bringing 600 construction jobs with it. Officials said this new plant is all about having an environmental and economic impact. The new plant will be 30 to 40 percent more efficient than older technologies and will also utilize local natural gas, which should boost the economy. The natural-gas-fired power plant will be located on a 60-acre lot in the Harrison County Industrial Park. Currently, ...

West Virginia Ranks 33rd For Growth in Middle Market Companies

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In a recent report by American Express and Dun & Bradstreet, West Virginia ranks 33rd for growth in number of Middle Market companies over the past 6 years.

West Virginia Ranks 10th For Strictest DUI Laws

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A recent report has released the strictest states in the country for DUI's, and West Virginia ranks in the top ten. 

B&O Tax to Generate Big Money for City of Wheeling

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A unanimous vote by the Wheeling City Council is expected to generate a big tax revenue for the city.

Dr. Daniel Joseph Honored as 2017 Light of the Valley Video included

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For 11 years, the Light of the Valley luncheon has served as the Wheeling YMCA's largest fundraiser and as an opportunity to honor a local person who has given back, especially to children.

Congressman Bill Johnson Visits Belmont County

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Congressman Bill Johnson spent the day in Belmont County, where he toured several businesses and spoke with the owners.


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