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Belmont County man arrested, facing two counts of rape

BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio (WTRF) - Belmont County Sheriff's Office arrested a Jacobsburg man around noon Friday. 33-year old Thomas K. Sawyer is facing two felony rape charges. An investigation began following a complaint from the Belmont County Department of Job and Family Services.


Crews on pothole patrol in Wheeling

WHEELING, W.Va. — If you've driven through downtown Wheeling lately, chances are, you've hit a pothole. "We have thousands of potholes throughout the city. We're doing our best to keep up with them and get them patched as quickly as possible,” said Rusty Jebbia, Wheeling public works director.


Truck loses heavy equipment load

MEN WORK to get a roller secured after it slid off the back of this flat bed truck on Ohio 7 near Hanover Street in Martins Ferry on Friday afternoon. The truck knocked over a utility pole at the scene.


Loss of hospital & St. John's High School will hit Bellaire in the budget

BELLAIRE, Ohio (WTRF) - Bellaire officials say the village will lose $100,000 in income tax alone in 2020, once Belmont Community Hospital and St. John's Central High School have both been shuttered.


Wheeling Historic Landmarks Commission Backs Proposed South Wheeling District

WHEELING — A proposal to make South Wheeling a historic district received backing from the city’s Historic Landmarks Commission on Thursday. Commissioners unanimously voted to recommend that the West Virginia Archives and History Commission nominate the neighborhood to be listed on the National Regi


Payroll snafu identified at OVMC

WHEELING, W.Va. — A payroll snafu caused high emotions and financial questions at Ohio Valley Medical Center on Friday morning. NEWS9 received a handful of calls saying employees had not received their paychecks.


Region 6 West Virginia History Bowl held in Wheeling

WHEELING, W.Va. — Kids from across the Northern Panhandle hit Independence Hall to show off their West Virginia knowledge on Thursday. The Region 6 West Virginia History Bowl was held in Wheeling.


1 person taken to hospital following crash in Overbrook

PITTSBURGH - One person was taken to the hospital following a crash in Overbook. Pittsburgh police said the crash happened on Dartmore Street around 7 p.m. Friday. Download the WPXI News App for breaking news and alerts.


West Virginia DMV commissioner grilled over missing and incomplete reports

CHARLESTON — The commissioner of the West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles was on the hot seat Friday over why her office has dragged its feet in submitting required reports on its implementation of automatic voter registration.


Moundsville Girl Donates $750 to Help Marshall County Sheriff’s K-9 Officers

Rather than asking for the usual gifts for her 11th birthday, Moundsville resident Maggie Turner asked for something different this year — donations to help K-9 officers in Marshall County.


Teachers, supporters still opposing education bill in Ohio County

OHIO COUNTY, W.Va. (WTRF) - After the house passed the omnibus education bill on Thursday, teachers and their supports took to the streets in Ohio County to continue to voice their concerns.


Cameron, Trinity set for 1A title-game rematch

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — It’s been a month and one day since Cameron and Trinity last locked horns on the hardwood. But neither Tom Hart nor John Fowkes — the two head coaches — are using that contest as a barometer for today’s rematch in the Wheeling Hospital OVAC boys 1A championship game.


Wheeling Jamboree begins 86th season

Mark the calendar for April 6 to attend the 86th Wheeling Jamboree at Capitol Theatre in Wheeling, West Virginia. From 1933 – 2019 country music fans have been enjoying the Jamboree and its great line-up of stars.


Medical Cannabis Fix Moves Ahead in West Virginia

The House of Delegates voted by a wide bipartisan margin, to fix a banking issue related to medical cannabis products. Banks feared federal prosecution because marijuana remains an illegal substance at the federal level.


An Ohio woman is accused of robbing and murdering a man she met on the dating website PlentyOfFish

Shakira Graham, 24, was arrested on Wednesday in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and charged with aggravated murder. She is accused of robbing and fatally shooting 27-year-old Meshach Cornwall, a man she reportedly met on the dating app PlentyOfFish.


West Virginia school district identifies all three instructors in abusive classroom audio

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The Berkeley County School District finally identified all three instructors heard on a secret recording that contains disturbing comments targeted at first graders in a special education class.


Wheeling program pairs overdose victims with peer specialists

WHEELING, W.Va. — Wheeling saw its highest number of overdoses yet in 2018. City officials are hoping a new partnership will help slow down the opioid epidemic. "We do a good job of collecting intelligence, placing charges where feasible - but the problem persists,” said Wheeling Police Chief Shawn


A Taste With Rach Gives Back: Catholic Charities of Northern West Virginia

Wheeling, WV (WTRF) - We are continuing a special month here for A Taste With Rach Gives Back. Each week Rachael will be highlighting organizations that work to feed people in our community who are in need.


Dapper Rappers Celebrate Homegrown Hip-Hop in Wheeling

West Virginia’s small but active hip-hop community is striving to normalize hip-hop as an art form. The YWCA in Wheeling recently held an event called Hip Hop: A Black Tie Affair to help bring legitimacy to the community in the Northern Panhandle.


2019 West Virginia fishing regulations corrections

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The 2019 West Virginia Fishing Regulations Summary contains two errors of which anglers and other parties should note. On page 12, the code for Buffalo Fork (Pocahontas) should read BW-F, instead of W-F.