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West Virginia Northern Community College Regains Ownership of Wheeling Lot
WHEELING — West Virginia Northern Community College has regained ownership of a city lot after a judge voided deeds transferring its title following a tax sale earlier this year.
Former Moundsville Mayor Admits To Selling Drugs
MOUNDSVILLE — A former mayor has pleaded guilty in federal court to charges that he distributed the narcotic oxycodone, also known as Percocet, in Marshall County. Kevin Mark Simms, 63, of Moundsville, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Wheeling to one count of distribution of oxycodone. Simms
Fund Wheeling ‘Streetscaping’
Downtown Wheeling is the first look some visitors to our state get at West Virginia. It isn’t a very good first impression. City officials have known that for some time. For about three years, even before the current mayor and city council took office, plans for a “streetscaping” project have been d
Ohio County Schools Celebrates With Giving
WHEELING — Whether it is a brand new pair of shiny shoes, a warm fluffy blanket, food or toys, Ohio County Schools students and staff are coming together this year to give those who need it a merrier Christmas.
Search continues for bank robbery suspect
BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio — A massive search continues for a bank robber spanning multiple states after theHuntington Bank in St. Clairsville was held up on Friday afternoon. Officials say the suspect crashed a stolen vehicle and was last seen in Guernsey County, possibly heading to the Barnesville area.
Wheeling Island woman sentenced for heroin distribution
WHEELING, W.Va. — Carla Webb Daniels of Wheeling Island has been for distributing heroin near an Ohio County school. Daniels, 57, will spend 366 days in jail, followed by 6 years supervised release after admitting to delivering heroin within 1,000 feet of Wheeling Central Catholic High School on Feb
Two roads closed after truck turns over
WHEELING, W. Va. (WTRF) - Crews are responding to the scene of an overturned truck on Route 88, which has halted traffic on both Route 88 and Warden Run Road. Wheeling Police say that a truck carrying color pigmentation for plastic was traveling south on Route 88 when it turned on its side, clipping
Take Crime By Internet Seriously
Lots of short stories, books, television shows and movies have been written on the “perfect crime” theme. The good guys always win because there is no such thing. Or there wasn’t, until the internet came on the scene.
Ohio County Sheriff's Office warns of phone scam
OHIO COUNTY, W.Va. — The Ohio County Sheriff's Office is warning people of a phone scam. Sheriff Tom Howard says a few doctor's offices have been getting calls from a man who claims to be an Ohio County sheriff's deputy. He says he's collecting money to help kids and will pick up donations himself.
Accident Closes Bethany Pike in Ohio County at Waddles Run Road
WHEELING — An accident shortly after 10:30 a.m. today on Bethany Pike that downed power lines and caused a gas leak has led to homes and businesses being evacuated and Bethany Pike being closed at the Convenient Food Market.
Oglebay's reindeer spreading holiday cheer
WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) - Do you recall the most famous reindeer of all?. That title may go to Rudolph, but the Oglebay Good Zoo has two famous reindeer of its own. Princess and Dancer are ready to greet guests at the zoo, not only around Christmas, but all year long.
'Wheeling is Haunted' exhibit on display at Wheeling Heritage Artisan Center
OHIO COUNTY, W.Va. — The “Wheeling is Haunted” exhibit opened Thursday night at the Wheeling Heritage Artisan Center. The exhibit features works by Gregg Oxley, who used items like old photos and handwriting samples in his artwork. His intent was to show that even if people aren't still physically a
Residents react to medical marijuana dispensary
WINTERSVILLE, Ohio — Cresco Labs has been granted approval to open CY+ dispensary in Wintersville. The medical marijuana dispensary will have a wide selection of pharmaceutical-grade cannabis. The dispensary is the first in the state of Ohio to be granted approval.
Wheeling feels effect of nationwide bomb threat hoax
WHEELING, W.Va. — Several businesses in the Ohio Valley received Thursday the same email containing a bomb threat hoax that evacuated organizations across the country as they took measures to make sure employees were safe.
TV Documentary Series Aims To Find Out If Dakota James’ Death Was A Homicide
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A new television documentary series is looking into the death of a Duquesne University grad student. Dakota James, 23, was found dead in the Ohio River in March 2017. He was last spotted in Downtown Pittsburgh on Jan. 25.
Tractor-Trailor Crash Closes W.Va. 88 Near Wardens Run Road
Traffic was moving smoothly by early evening Friday after a truck crash closed W.Va. 88 near Wardens Run Road in Wheeling for most of the day.
Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino- Racetrack holds annual toy drive
WHEELING, W.Va. — A Wheeling staple is doing its part to make sure kids in the Ohio valley have a merry Christmas. Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino- Racetrack held a 2-week toy drive where customers could get a chance to win $1,000 if they made a cash or toy donation.
Carla Webb Daniels Gets Year in Prison for Selling Heroin near Wheeling Central Catholic High School
WHEELING – Carla Webb Daniels, of Wheeling Island, has been sentenced to 12 months and one day incarceration to be followed by six years supervised release for distributing heroin near an Ohio County school, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.
Bethany Pike closed after accident Friday afternoon; all lanes now open
OHIO COUNTY, W.Va. — Drivers in Ohio County had to find an alternate route after Bethany Pike was shut down by an accident Friday afternoon. Only one semi-truck was involved.
Share to Give campaign wraps up second successful year
WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) - The Salvation Army spent much of Friday afternoon at WTRF's Wheeling offices moving hundreds of toys that are going to make many children happy this Christmas.