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Multiple Departments Respond to Bellaire House Fire Video included

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Multiple fire departments in Belmont County responded to a house fire Wednesday night on the corner of 43rd and Harrison Streets in Bellaire. It happened around 7:30 p.m.Bellaire Fire Chief Bill Swoyer said his department was nearby on another call when they received the alert of a structure fire. Swoyer said the fire started in the attic from an exhaust fan, and most of the damage was contained to that part of the home.The damage throughout the rest of the home was very minor and the Bellair... More>>

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UPDATE: Clean-Up Continues After Train Derails, Spills Fuel in Steubenville Video included

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On Thursday, Norfolk Southern crews were on the scene of a fuel spill in Steubenville that occurred after a train derailed. More>>

Martins Ferry Man Arrested on Fugitive From Justice Warrant

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36-year-old William Bender was the subject of a warrant by Moundsville Police for allegedly soliciting a 14-year-old girl. More>>

Jury: Woman Downloaded Child Porn to Frame Husband

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INDIANA, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania woman has been found guilty of downloading child pornography in a failed attempt to frame her estranged husband. Meri Jane Woods, of Clymer, was convicted Wednesday in Indiana County. District Attorney Patrick Dougherty says the 43-year-old Woods downloaded 40 images to the family computer, took it to police last August and blamed Matthew Woods for the material. But when police examined time stamps, they determined the images had been downloaded more than t... More>>

State Trooper Trapped Under Suspect's Car After Washington County, Pa. Police Chase

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A Pennsylvania State Trooper was recovering on Thursday morning after being pinned under a suspect's car during a car chase. More>>

'Downtown Wheeling Inc.' Changes Name, Still Has Same Goals

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One popular organization in Wheeling has changed their name. "Downtown Wheeling Inc.," will now be known as "Reinvent Wheeling." The group hosts many events in the Wheeling area such as the Wine and Jazz Festival, the Big Ideas Speaker series, and First Fridays. According to Reinvent Wheeling member Jake Dougherty, the name change is intended to reflect the organizations efforts to revitalize the downtown area. He said, "We were looking for a name that really expresses what was happening in d... More>>

Students and Staff Adjusting to Construction at John Marshall High School Video included

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We've all seen students getting back into their school schedules, but one local school is not only working out their lesson plans, but adjusting to torn open ceilings with stairways, classrooms and entrances completely blocked off.
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McMechen Police Chief Relieved of Duty

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WTRF.com has learned McMechen Police Chief David Robinson has been relieved of duty and is "no longer with the city."
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Ford Recalls More Than 160,000 Vehicles

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DETROIT (AP) - Ford is recalling more than 160,000 vehicles in North America for two safety issues. The largest recall involves 159,395 Focus ST and Escape vehicles from the 2013 and 2014 model years. Ford says their engines could hesitate or stall because of a wiring problem.
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UPDATE: Agreement Accepted at Buckeye Local Days Before Employees Were Set To Go on Strike Video included

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Almost one week from the start of school, a tentative agreement has been made at the bargaining table in the Buckeye Local school district.
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Harrison County Hit Hard By Downpours Video included

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Heavy rainfall from Tuesday night into Wednesday morning closed portions of roadways in Harrison County, and flooded neighborhoods.Four inches of rainfall in total, is what Lorna Bower, Harrison County EMA Director said she recorded. More>>

Pregnant Police Officer Files Lawsuit Against City

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A pregnant police officer has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the city of Florence, Kentucky, after she was told she would have to take unpaid time off when she asked to be placed on "light duty." CBS News reports Trischler, who's been patrolling the streets of Florence for the last 2.5 years, is 7.5 months pregnant. When she was 5 months pregnant, Trischler said those 10 hour shifts became too physically demanding. "As I got larger, my stomach got larger, it was really painful on my a... More>>






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