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UPDATE: Ohio County Authorities Capture Inmate after Work Release Escape Video included

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The Ohio County Sheriff, the West Virginia State Police and the Department of Corrections are urging residents to be on the look out after an inmate escaped from his work release at Fort Henry Days in Oglebay.Christopher Michael Walls was part of a prison work release crew helping tear down Fort Henry Days at Oglebay when he escaped. He's described as a 6'2 white male, weighing 185 pounds with short blond hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a white tee shirt and khaki/tan pants.Law e... More>>

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Farmer's Almanac Calling for Another Terrible Winter Video included

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Summer might be ending on a hot note, but it's the winter forecast that could have many running under the covers.Remember last winter's polar vortex and onslaught of snow? Well, it looks like this winter might be more of the same.The Farmer's Almanac is predicting this winter will be just as terrible. The current edition predicts three quarters of the nation will experience below-normal temperatures.Storm Tracker 7 Meteorologist Brian Davis says the Almanac's prediction is far from exact."Of ... More>>

Martins Ferry Man Speaks Out After Being Robbed at Knife-Point Video included

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Martins Ferry Police are investigating, after a Robbery late Saturday morning around 11:30. The robbery happened on Washington Street in Martins Ferry. More>>

West Virginia Colleges Cutting Payrolls to Make Up for $42 Million Cut in Funding

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) West Virginia colleges are slashing payrolls and making other adjustments to compensate for losing $42 million in state funding over the past two years.The Charleston Gazette reports that about 13 West Virginia University employees have been fired as part of a reduction in force for this budget year. WVU spokesman John Bolt says more than 100 positions have been left vacant, and departments have been restructured.Marshall University spokeswoman Ginny Painter says about ... More>>

Benwood Community Comes Together to Support Young Girl Recovering From Surgery Video included

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14-year-old Aubree Williams survived a car accident early this month on Taylors Ridge after undergoing life-saving surgery at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.
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Paden City Holds 66th Annual Labor Day Parade Video included

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It's an annual tradition that brought together a community and celebrated the importance of Labor Day. Paden City held it's 66th Labor Day Parade Monday with plenty of marchers, spectators, and of course candy.
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Ohio House Explodes; No Injuries Reported

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BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) - Fire officials say an explosion and fire destroyed a house in southwestern Ohio.No injuries were reported. Battalion Chief Nathan Hiester with the Beavercreek Township Fire Department says several residents in Beavercreek and Xenia called 911 after hearing the explosion between 6 and 6:30 a.m. Sunday.Fire officials say the cause was not immediately known and remains under investigation.The Dayton Daily News and WHIO-TV report that the house was already destroyed and b... More>>

Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

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McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the... More>>

Goodwin Makes Steelers Practice Squad

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An Ohio Valley football standout gets a chance to play at the highest level.
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Western Pa. Man Robbed in Park

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CANONSBURG, Pa. (AP) - Police say a western Pennsylvania man was robbed in a park at gunpoint after he took his children swimming.Sgt. Don Cross says the robbery happened at about 5 p.m. Saturday at the Canonsburg Town Park, according to the Observer-Reporter (http://bit.ly/1qsiJRO ). That's about 20 miles southwest of Pittsburgh.The man told police that an older four-door silver Buick pulled up and two men got out and robbed him. The car may have had out-of-state license plates.No arrests ha... More>>

WTRF MY OHIO VALLEY Starts September 1

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Effective September 1, WTRF FOX OHIO VALLEY will become WTRF MY OHIO VALLEY.
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