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Shots fired incident rattles neighbors, confuses officers in Weirton

WEIRTON, W.Va. — A shots’ fired incident in Weirton caused an uproar in the Orchard Street area on Wednesday night. A multitude of calls rang into the 911 center from neighbors between the 3300 block and 3600 blocks of the street, causing confusion among first responders.


Community news from around the area

MINGO JUNCTION — Harmony United Methodist Church, 2119 Commercial St., will be holding a soup and pie sale on March 8 and 9. Vegetable soup and bean soup will be available for $6 per quart.


Wreath Removal Day help being sought

Members of the Tri-State Young Marines were among the many volunteers of all ages who helped place wreaths on veterans’ graves at Union Cemetery in Steubenville as part of National Wreaths Across American Day observed Dec. 15. No volunteers are being sought on Wreath Removal Day, beginning at the ce


35 people arrested and booked overnight in West Virginia's Regional Jails

BARBOURSVILLE - There were 35 people arrested and booked overnight in West Virginia's Regional Jails. There were six people booked into the Parkersburg Correctional Center. There were six people booked into the Southern Regional Jail.


West Virginia House Approves Teacher Pay Hike

In the end, it wasn't even close. On a vote of 89 to 8, the House of Delegates approved a 5% pay raise for teachers, school support staff and.


West Virginia mother indicted for murder

BERKELEY COUNTY, W.Va. - On Monday, a grand jury in Berkeley County indicted a 46-year-old West Virginia mother on several felony charges. Following allegations of killing her 8-year-old daughter and shooting her 11-year-old daughter, Julie Orellana was indicted for murder, attempted murder, malicio


Sentences handed down in Jefferson County court

STEUBENVILLE — William C. Chamberlain, 39, of 136 S. Seventh St. was found guilty on Thursday evening by a Jefferson County Common Pleas Court jury of assault on an officer and resisting arrest after a one-day trial before Judge Michelle Miller.


Employees react to viral video of confrontation at West Virginia restaurant

PARKERSBURG W.Va, (WTAP) — A video of a conflict between a customer and employees at Tampico Mexican Restaurant in Parkersburg, West Virginia, is going viral, and employees say the customer's behavior was unacceptable.


Two juveniles facing robbery charges

STEUBENVILLE — Charges were filed on Thursday against two juveniles who were arrested in connection with an armed robbery on Saturday. The names of the juveniles, ages 16 and 17, are not being released at this time, according to Jefferson County Juvenile Court.


Suspect named in Follansbee Subway armed robbery

FOLLANSBEE, W.Va. — The Brooke County Sheriff's Office has named Damian Michael as the suspect in last night's armed robbery at the Follansbee Subway. Employees said they were robbed by a man with a knife around 8 p.m. According to police, the suspect took money and ran.


Mother charged after baby revived with Narcan after overdose

ALIQUIPPA, Pa. - A woman has been charged after her baby needed to be revived with Narcan after overdosing on a concoction of drugs, including fentanyl, police said. Michelle Bradley was standing outside holding the 11-month-old boy, who was unresponsive when paramedics were called to a home Feb. 6,


Habs look to finally break through vs. rival Leafs

The Montreal Canadiens will be trying to win their third consecutive game Saturday night when they visit the Toronto Maple Leafs, their old rival who themselves will be attempting to stop a three-game losing streak.


W.Va. House passes pay raise bill

BROOKE COUNTY, W.Va. — Friday in Charleston, House Bill 2730 passed its third and final reading. Next, the bill will head to the Senate where, if passed, it would include pay raises for state police, teachers, and school service personnel.


Pugliese West gets national recognition

STEUBENVILLE – The Steubenville City Schools Board of Education announced that Pugliese West Elementary School was one of only 68 schools in the nation to be named a National Elementary and Secondary Education Act Distinguished School for exceptional student achievement in 2018.


Voters to decide Brooke levy fate today

WELLSBURG — The special election to authorize the renewal of the levy for the Brooke County school system is under way today. Polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The special election’s purpose is to authorize the levy for the fiscal years beginning July 1, 2019, July 1, 2020, July 1, 2021, Ju


2 Ohio men identified in prostitution bust in Florida

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Two Northeast Ohio men were among the 200 suspects charged in a prostitution sting in Indiand River County, Fla. Peter Sedlak, 66, of Solon and Walter Dimling, 75, of Mayfield Village were on the laundry list of names.


Tainted fuel at Ohio gas station causes vehicles to break down

HAMILTON, Ohio — A $9 gas purchase from the Madison Food Mart Shell station cost Andrew Carpenter $505.89 by the end of Wednesday. He and four other customers, including a U.S. Postal Service truck, bought gas that had been tainted with water and caused their cars to break down almost immediately.


City ballots taking shape in Brooke County

WELLSBURG– The time to file for public office positions has nearly or already passed in several Brooke County communities. Wellsburg and Follansbee officials have decided to cancel their 2019 primary elections because of a lack of candidates.


New Dollar General store opens in Jefferson County

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio — Dollar General's newest store in Jefferson County is now open, and there are plenty of deals to check out. The store will celebrate its grand opening at 8 a.m. on Saturday.


Last of the 'dirty dozen' demolished as part of 4-year project in Brooke, Hancock counties

NEW CUMBERLAND, W.Va. — A long-term project is coming to an end as two buildings were demolished in Hancock County on Wednesday morning. The final two of the ‘dirty dozen’ came down with the rain and snow.