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Marshall Co. EMA preparing for weekend storm

MARSHALL COUNTY, W.Va. — A winter storm is set to hit the Ohio Valley Saturday. Depending on the storm’s track and where you live, Ohio Valley residents could see heavy rain, snow, or ice.


Estate administrator says ambulance negligence resulted in a death

MOUNDSVILLE — An estate administrator is suing emergency service providers, citing alleged negligence. Brian K. Calvert, administrator of the estate of Dennis Dale Calvert, deceased, filed a complaint in Marshall Circuit Court against Tri-State Ambulance Inc. and Crystal Gail Brown, alleging that Tr


Keep W.Va. 2 Plans on Track

Gov. Jim Justice’s suggestion that some funds earmarked for “Roads to Prosperity” highway and bridge projects could be diverted to handle secondary road maintenance already has been criticized by some.


2 cars stolen in East End, including 1 parked in owner's driveway

PITTSBURGH - Residents say two vehicles were stolen in the East End, including one parked in the owner’s driveway. The owners say the cars were stolen from Shadyside and Point Breeze, possible on the same night. Both cars were locked.


Moundsville Man Faces Additional Child Sex Charges

A Moundsville man who claims to have 21 different personalities and already is facing a sexual abuse charge in Marshall County now has additional charges against him for allegedly soliciting a minor online and also for forcing a 13-year-old girl to have sex with him.


Family Escapes House Fire Near Moundsville

Numerous emergency agencies responded Tuesday afternoon to a house fire on Tom’s Run Road, near Moundsville. The residence of the Knuth family — two adults and a dog — were standing on the road watching firefighters put out remnants of the fire by 3 p.m., after the fire began in the garage of the ho


Former Moundsville Fire Chief appears in court on sexual abuse charges

MARSHALL COUNTY, W.Va. — Former Moundsville Fire Chief Ronald Walker made an appearance in court on Tuesday morning after being indicted by a grand jury this summer. Walker is accused of grabbing the hand of a female co-worker and placing it on his exposed private area.


Wyoming County Man Sentenced for Dumping Sewage into West Virginia Stream

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Mike Blankenship, 54, of Hanover, West Virginia, was sentenced to 15 months in prison for Clean Water Act violations, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart. A federal jury convicted Blankenship of two felony Clean Water Act violations in April 2018. United States Attorney Mik


JMHS student proposes possible logos to Moundsville City Council

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. — Tuesday at the Moundsville City Council meeting, John Marshall High School student Tristan McKeag unveiled concepts for the city's potential logo change.


Moundsville Police Department building repairs denied

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. — Repairs to the Moundsville Police Department building will not come in the way the city had been hoping. When the city officials recently reached out to an insurance company, they were told that the damage did not qualify for repairs because it appears to be due to old age and w


Moundsville Fire Department's mitigation fee at a standstill

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. — The Moundsville Fire Department recently proposed an ordinance to implement a system that would charge for emergency calls. It's been a hotly-debated topic - one that has stalled out for the time being.


68 grams of crack seized from home in Bellaire

BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio — The Belmont County Sheriff’s Office raided a home on Vine Street in Bellaire on Tuesday. Chief Deputy James Zusack said they obtained 68 grams of crack after a months-long investigation.


One Lane of Interstate 70 at West Virginia/Ohio State Line to Close Next Week for Bridge Inspection

WHEELING — The West Virginia Division of Highways today announced that on Monday, January 21, crews will be performing bridge inspection of the Back Channel Bridge, located on Interstate 70, westbound at milepost 0.01. Lane closures will occur on I-70 westbound in the vicinity of the bridge. These c


Valley Gets Ready For Weekend Winter Blast

WHEELING — With predictions ranging from a few inches of snow to about a foot in the region’s higher elevations, Ohio Valley residents are making plans now for a wet and snowy weekend that extends through Monday, the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.


Wheeling Board of Zoning Appeals OKs Parking Lot

The Wheeling Board of Zoning Appeals on Thursday approved changes to a downtown lot intended to be used for employee parking. At the meeting, board members considered variances for parking at the corner of 21st Street and Market Street, where owner Straub Collision Center plans to construct a parkin


West Virginia man convicted in heroin and sex trafficking case

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (WHSV) — A West Virginia man has been convicted on numerous charges for operating a prostitution ring in which heroin was used to maintain control over victims.


Acoff accepts plea deal in Wheeling murder case

WHEELING, W.Va. — The Dallas Acoff case has been one full of twists and turns. Acoff had been granted a new trial after his conviction was overturned in the 2015 killing of Lemroy Coleman, and he was set for a new trial next month.


Section of SR 7 in Belmont County restricted due to accident

BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio (WTRF) - A portion of Ohio State Route 7 in Belmont County is restricted to one lane due to a tractor trailer accident. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol St. Clairsville Post, this happened near milepost 21 between Aetnaville and Bridgeport.


Buckeye girls handed heartbreaking defeat

WOLFHURST — It was cold and wet outside Bridgeport High School on Thursday night. Angela Sommer, the Bulldogs’ senior point guard, dropped in a layup with 3.8 seconds left and lifted the hosts to a thrilling 56-54 come-from-behind triumph against reeling Buckeye Local in girls basketball action on t


Wheeling City Leaders Respond To Criticism of Garage Plans

WHEELING — City officials maintain they are being transparent about plans to construct a new parking garage downtown after hearing criticism on the matter at this week’s council meeting.