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Child Killed in Tragic Harrison County Accident

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According to officials with the Sheriff's Department, a 7-year-old boy was playing near a large advertising sign when it fell on top of him.
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Mountaineer Racetrack Reacts to New Smoking Ban

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The largest business to oppose the smoking ban, Mountaineer Racetrack and Casino, reacted to the county's new smoking ban.
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Wheeling Park High School ACT Scores Higher Than State Average

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Wheeling Park High School announced their ACT scores for 2014 are better than the state average in all four categories. Teachers are very focused on preparing their students for higher education and said they are thrilled with these scores. More>>

Location Chosen for Wheeling Dog Park Video included

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It's long-awaited news for area dog owners. City of Wheeling and the Wheeling Dog Park Associated have agreed on a site for the park ad the Tunnel Green Recreation Complex.
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Man, Woman Arrested After Allegedly Being Found With Four Children in Stolen Car in St. Clairsville

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A man and woman were arrested on Tuesday night in St. Clairsville after allegedly being found in a stolen car with four children inside in St. Clairsville's Memorial Park. More>>

Body Found Along Harrison County Roadway

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A man's body was discovered by a passing motorist on County Road 44 on Bowerston Tunnel Hill Road in Harrison County on Tuesday night. More>>

Police Accuse Woman of "Bacon Arson"

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VERNAL, Utah (AP) - A Utah woman accused of using a pound of bacon to start a fire in her ex-boyfriend's house will stand trial on arson charges. Police say 32-year-old Cameo Adawn Crispi repeatedly called and texted her former flame in March from his home, where she left the bacon over a lit burner. More>>

Bulletproof Vests, Heroin, Handgun Reportedly Found During Steubenville Drug Bust

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Two men are behind bars after police say they found heroin, cash, two bulletproof vests, a handgun and ammunition during a drug bust. More>>

Court Overturns Convictions in Amish Hair Attacks

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CINCINNATI (AP) - An appeals court has overturned hate-crime convictions of 16 Amish found guilty in beard- and hair-cutting attacks on fellow members of their faith in Ohio. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati on Wednesday sided with arguments brought by attorneys for the Amish, found guilty two years ago in five attacks in Ohio Amish communities in 2011. The attacks were in apparent retaliation against Amish who had defied or denounced the authoritarian style of leader Sam M... More>>

Nearly Half a Dozen New Businesses Look to Open Stores at the Highlands Video included

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More shopping, more dinning, and most importantly, more jobs will be available in the months to come at the Highlands, as nearly half a dozen businesses look to open new stores. More>>

Marshall County Sheriff Says 95 Percent of Crimes in the County Are Drug-Related Video included

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A special team in one local county is devoting more resources and manpower to the heroin and prescription pill problem that has a tight grip on the entire Ohio Valley. More>>

Belmont County Officials Presenting Mall Road Project at State Meeting Video included

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Officials in Belmont County continue to work on a project that could bring significant tax base increases and eliminate some traffic tie-ups. They're looking into building a road that would span I-70 in St. Clairsville connecting the Ohio Valley Plaza and the Ohio Valley Mall. More>>

Ohio County Schools Resource Officers Make Presentation on National Stage Video included

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Ohio County Schools Prevention Resource Officers recently gave a national presentation, on the benefits of West Virginia's unique P.R.O. program.The officers, from Triadelphia and Wheeling Middle schools, spoke at the National Safe Schools Advocacy Conference in Orlando where they said what makes West Virginia's program so successful is that they actually mentor at-risk students and teach non-traditional classes, and the students routinely reach out to them for advice."We are the only entity ... More>>

WVU Football Season Begins Saturday, Coaches Show, Mountaineer Game Day Show Premiere

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The WVU Mountaineers begin a new season on Saturday as they take on the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.Kickoff is at 3:30 p.m. and the game will air on ABC Ohio Valley. Before the game, the WVU Coaches Show with Dana Holgerson airs from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on WTRF CBS, followed by Mountaineer Game Day from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Stay with WTRF for full coverage this season. More>>

Oak Glen Students Get Up Close Lesson on Perils of Distracted Driving Video included

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A local attorney is trying to get the message out about distracted driving. On Wednesday, with the help of Paralympian Gold Medalist Stephani Victor, attorney Eric Chaffin provided some chilling numbers and stories to get the message across to Oak Glen High School students about how dangerous distracted driving is.Oak Glen Junior Alec Swiger said the presentation will definitely change the way he drives from now on.""From now on I'm going to either pull over or change my voicemail to say I'm ... More>>

Heroin Allegedly Found During Traffic Stop in New Martinsville

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More than 20 stamps of heroin are off the streets after the quick action of one local police officer.It happened Friday night in New Martinsville when Sergeant Don Larsen pulled over a car driven by Dustin Moore on Second Street. After a search of the vehicle, Larsen reportedly discovered the heroin and promptly took Moore into custody.Moore is now facing charges of possession with intent to deliver. More>>






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