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  • Man, Woman Arrested After Allegedly Being Found With Four Children in Stolen Car in St. Clairsville

    Man, Woman Arrested After Allegedly Being Found With Four Children in Stolen Car in St. Clairsville

    Thursday, August 28 2014 4:28 AM EDT2014-08-28 08:28:10 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Bellaire Police, Ohio BCI on Scene After Frizzi's Market Broken Into

    Bellaire Police, Ohio BCI on Scene After Frizzi's Market Broken Into

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 8:24 AM EDT2014-08-26 12:24:54 GMT
    Bellaire Police and investigators with a crime scene unit from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations were at Frizzi's Market in Bellaire on Monday after the store was broken into overnight.
    Bellaire Police and investigators with a crime scene unit from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations were at Frizzi's Market in Bellaire on Monday after the store was broken into overnight.
  • Belmont County Receives Grant to Tear Down Dilapidated Structures, Resell Property

    Belmont County Receives Grant to Tear Down Dilapidated Structures, Resell Property

    Sunday, August 24 2014 4:07 PM EDT2014-08-24 20:07:08 GMT
    Officials in Belmont County are anxious to breathe new life into some old abandoned properties.
    Officials in Belmont County are anxious to breathe new life into some old abandoned properties.
  • Fire crews battle structure fire in Belmont County, Ohio

    Fire crews battle structure fire in Belmont County, Ohio

    Saturday, August 23 2014 6:31 AM EDT2014-08-23 10:31:23 GMT
    Fire crews were called to the scene of an structure fire along the 4200 block of Trumbull St. in Bellaire, Ohio just after midnight Saturday.According to dispatchers the home was abandoned.There were no reported injuries, the cause of the fire is not yet known at this time.Continue to follow wtrf.comfor more information as it becomes available.
    Fire crews were called to the scene of an structure fire along the 4200 block of Trumbull St. in Bellaire, Ohio just after midnight Saturday.According to dispatchers the home was abandoned.There were no reported injuries, the cause of the fire is not yet known at this time.Continue to follow wtrf.comfor more information as it becomes available.
  • Martins Ferry Man Arrested on Fugitive From Justice Warrant

    Martins Ferry Man Arrested on Fugitive From Justice Warrant

    Friday, August 22 2014 8:21 AM EDT2014-08-22 12:21:33 GMT
    36-year-old William Bender was the subject of a warrant by Moundsville Police for allegedly soliciting a 14-year-old girl.
    36-year-old William Bender was the subject of a warrant by Moundsville Police for allegedly soliciting a 14-year-old girl.
  • Martins Ferry Man Picked Up For Allegedly Soliciting A Minor

    Martins Ferry Man Picked Up For Allegedly Soliciting A Minor

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:26 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:26:47 GMT
    A Martins Ferry man has been picked up in Bellaire by U.S. Marshals on a fugitive from justice warrant.Officials say 36-year-old William Bender was the subject of a warrant by Moundsville Police for allegedly soliciting a minor, a 14-year-old girl.They confirm Bender is being held in the Belmont County Jail with no bond, awaiting extradition to West Virginia to face the Moundsville charge.No court date has been set for his extradition hearing.
    A Martins Ferry man has been picked up in Bellaire by U.S. Marshals on a fugitive from justice warrant.Officials say 36-year-old William Bender was the subject of a warrant by Moundsville Police for allegedly soliciting a minor, a 14-year-old girl.They confirm Bender is being held in the Belmont County Jail with no bond, awaiting extradition to West Virginia to face the Moundsville charge.No court date has been set for his extradition hearing.
  • St. Clairsville Kennel Club Hosts Dog Show

    St. Clairsville Kennel Club Hosts Dog Show

    Sunday, August 17 2014 4:05 PM EDT2014-08-17 20:05:43 GMT
    The St. Clairsville Kennel club dog show was held this weekend at the James E. Carnes Center...
    The St. Clairsville Kennel club dog show was held this weekend at the James E. Carnes Center...
  • Dog Show in St. Clairsville This Weekend

    Dog Show in St. Clairsville This Weekend

    Friday, August 15 2014 9:28 PM EDT2014-08-16 01:28:40 GMT
    From Dachshund to Great Danes, from Bulldogs to Irish Setters, if you're a dog lover the James E. Carnes Center just outside St Clairsville is the place to be this weekend. Over 100 different breeds will compete in this year's St. Clairsville Kennel Club Dog Show.
    From Dachshund to Great Danes, from Bulldogs to Irish Setters, if you're a dog lover the James E. Carnes Center just outside St Clairsville is the place to be this weekend. Over 100 different breeds will compete in this year's St. Clairsville Kennel Club Dog Show.
  • Lansing Man Charged With Burglary at Apartment Complex

    Lansing Man Charged With Burglary at Apartment Complex

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 3:38 PM EDT2014-08-13 19:38:27 GMT
    A man who reportedly lived with his mother in the Lansing Gardens Apartments is now in the Belmont County Jail for allegedly trying to rob another apartment in the complex.29-year-old Nicholas DiVittoria, is charged with burglary, possession of criminal tools, failure to comply with the order of a police officer and breaking and entering. Police say he tried twice to enter the apartment of a 49-year-old woman, but a Belmont County Sheriff's deputy chased him on foot, and caught him.Police say...
    A man who reportedly lived with his mother in the Lansing Gardens Apartments is now in the Belmont County Jail for allegedly trying to rob another apartment in the complex.29-year-old Nicholas DiVittoria, is charged with burglary, possession of criminal tools, failure to comply with the order of a police officer and breaking and entering. Police say he tried twice to enter the apartment of a 49-year-old woman, but a Belmont County Sheriff's deputy chased him on foot, and caught him.Police say...
  • Martins Ferry Applies for Emergency Funds After Culvert Collapses 30 Feet Below Ground

    Martins Ferry Applies for Emergency Funds After Culvert Collapses 30 Feet Below Ground

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 3:35 PM EDT2014-08-13 19:35:17 GMT
    The city of Martins Ferry is applying for emergency funding to repair a major storm drain culvert that has collapsed some 30 feet below the ground's surface.
    The city of Martins Ferry is applying for emergency funding to repair a major storm drain culvert that has collapsed some 30 feet below the ground's surface.
  • Multiple Scams by Phone, Mail Reported in Belmont County

    Multiple Scams by Phone, Mail Reported in Belmont County

    Monday, August 11 2014 3:32 PM EDT2014-08-11 19:32:58 GMT
     Belmont County residents are falling victim to several scams in the past week.
     Belmont County residents are falling victim to several scams in the past week.
  • SPECIAL REPORT: Question of Unmarked Police Cars Arises After Impersonation Incident

    SPECIAL REPORT: Question of Unmarked Police Cars Arises After Impersonation Incident

    Saturday, August 9 2014 8:18 AM EDT2014-08-09 12:18:32 GMT
     Earlier this week, a woman driving on State Route 148 in the Captina area of Belmont County saw a flashing red light behind her and pulled over. It turns out it was a man in a ski mask - not a police officer.
     Earlier this week, a woman driving on State Route 148 in the Captina area of Belmont County saw a flashing red light behind her and pulled over. It turns out it was a man in a ski mask - not a police officer.
  • Suspects Sought in Heist at St. Clairsville Wal-Mart

    Suspects Sought in Heist at St. Clairsville Wal-Mart

    Friday, August 8 2014 5:18 AM EDT2014-08-08 09:18:52 GMT
    Police are searching for a pair of thieves who stole a large number of cell phones and electronics from the St. Clairsville Wal-Mart early Tuesday morning.
    Police are searching for a pair of thieves who stole a large number of cell phones and electronics from the St. Clairsville Wal-Mart early Tuesday morning.
  • Man Impersonating Police Officer Attempts to Pull Over Woman in Belmont County

    Man Impersonating Police Officer Attempts to Pull Over Woman in Belmont County

    Thursday, August 7 2014 11:24 AM EDT2014-08-07 15:24:18 GMT
    Belmont County Sheriff Dave Lucas is warning residents to be on the lookout for a man impersonating a police officer who pulled over a woman in the Captina area of Powhatan Point.
    Belmont County Sheriff Dave Lucas is warning residents to be on the lookout for a man impersonating a police officer who pulled over a woman in the Captina area of Powhatan Point.
  • Police Issue Warning After Purse-Snatching in Bellaire

    Police Issue Warning After Purse-Snatching in Bellaire

    Monday, August 4 2014 3:51 PM EDT2014-08-04 19:51:07 GMT
    A purse-snatching incident in Bellaire late last week has prompted police to advise shoppers on how to stay safe.Police are urging women with purses, coming out of stores carrying their purchases, to look around them before returning to their vehicle. If a person is lurking in the lot or appears to be watching you, then go back into the store and ask for help.Also, when taking purchases to your car, police advise that you put your purse in first, then your groceries. They say leaving your pur...
    A purse-snatching incident in Bellaire late last week has prompted police to advise shoppers on how to stay safe.Police are urging women with purses, coming out of stores carrying their purchases, to look around them before returning to their vehicle. If a person is lurking in the lot or appears to be watching you, then go back into the store and ask for help.Also, when taking purchases to your car, police advise that you put your purse in first, then your groceries. They say leaving your pur...
  • Residents' Help Sought as Church Collects Back-to-School Items for Children in Need

    Residents' Help Sought as Church Collects Back-to-School Items for Children in Need

    Sunday, August 3 2014 3:37 PM EDT2014-08-03 19:37:47 GMT
    It's almost time to head back to the classroom, and one local church wants to send your child back in style.Free backpacks, pencils, notebooks and more will be given out free of charge on Saturday, August 16 to any student who is in need. This is the 22nd year that members of the Bethlehem Apostolic Temple have been gathering to hand out school supplies to students in need. The program started with members donating money and items to help kids go back to school prepared. Since it's inception,...
    It's almost time to head back to the classroom, and one local church wants to send your child back in style.Free backpacks, pencils, notebooks and more will be given out free of charge on Saturday, August 16 to any student who is in need. This is the 22nd year that members of the Bethlehem Apostolic Temple have been gathering to hand out school supplies to students in need. The program started with members donating money and items to help kids go back to school prepared. Since it's inception,...
  • Belmont College Names Next President

    Belmont College Names Next President

    Sunday, August 3 2014 1:27 PM EDT2014-08-03 17:27:09 GMT
    Belmont College on Friday announced that Dr. Paul Gasparro will serve as the school's next President. Gasparro was unanimously selected by the Belmont College Board of Trustees. His term will begin on August 14, 2014. He most recently served at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland as a District Vice President. He also served as the Eastern Campus President/College Vice President and as District Vice President for Special Initiatives. Gasparro began his higher education career by serving as...
    Belmont College on Friday announced that Dr. Paul Gasparro will serve as the school's next President. Gasparro was unanimously selected by the Belmont College Board of Trustees. His term will begin on August 14, 2014. He most recently served at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland as a District Vice President. He also served as the Eastern Campus President/College Vice President and as District Vice President for Special Initiatives. Gasparro began his higher education career by serving as...
  • UPDATE: Arrested Union Local Superintendent Posts $60,000 Bond

    UPDATE: Arrested Union Local Superintendent Posts $60,000 Bond

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:45 AM EDT2014-07-30 08:45:43 GMT
    Union Local School Superintendent Douglas Thoburn, charged with four counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor, posted his $60,000 bond and waived his right to a preliminary hearing.
    Union Local School Superintendent Douglas Thoburn, charged with four counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor, posted his $60,000 bond and waived his right to a preliminary hearing.
  • UPDATE: Fracking Waste Site Not Coming to Barnesville After Company Pulls Out

    UPDATE: Fracking Waste Site Not Coming to Barnesville After Company Pulls Out

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:28 AM EDT2014-07-25 12:28:23 GMT
    A proposed fracking waste site will not be coming to Barnesville after the company in charge of the project pulled out, citing costs.
    A proposed fracking waste site will not be coming to Barnesville after the company in charge of the project pulled out, citing costs.
  • Residents Concerned as Boulders Tumble Down Hillside in Bridgeport

    Residents Concerned as Boulders Tumble Down Hillside in Bridgeport

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:27 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:27:06 GMT
    Boulders of all sizes have been tumbling down a hillside and lying along Route 7 and also along a pedestrian walkway in the Aetnaville area of Bridgeport. So far, no one has been hit, but the sight of them makes residents uneasy.
    Boulders of all sizes have been tumbling down a hillside and lying along Route 7 and also along a pedestrian walkway in the Aetnaville area of Bridgeport. So far, no one has been hit, but the sight of them makes residents uneasy.
  • UPDATE: Residents Back at Home, Roads Re-Opened After Dynamite Discovery in Belmont County

    UPDATE: Residents Back at Home, Roads Re-Opened After Dynamite Discovery in Belmont County

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:39 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:39:45 GMT
    As of 1 a.m. Wednesday, residents who were evacuated after dynamite was found in a Belmont County barn have been allowed back to their homes.
    As of 1 a.m. Wednesday, residents who were evacuated after dynamite was found in a Belmont County barn have been allowed back to their homes.
  • Bellaire Woman Loses House as Part of Drug Sentence

    Bellaire Woman Loses House as Part of Drug Sentence

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:23 AM EDT2014-07-23 12:23:35 GMT
    28-year-old Alyssa McGhee of Bellaire was sentenced to six months in jail and 6 months in the East Ohio Corrections Center for one count of selling cocaine and two counts of possessing oxycodone, but that's not the whole sentence, she also lost her house.
    28-year-old Alyssa McGhee of Bellaire was sentenced to six months in jail and 6 months in the East Ohio Corrections Center for one count of selling cocaine and two counts of possessing oxycodone, but that's not the whole sentence, she also lost her house.
  • Body Found Near Railroad Tracks in Martins Ferry

    Body Found Near Railroad Tracks in Martins Ferry

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:13 AM EDT2014-07-23 12:13:34 GMT
    A gruesome discovery was made near the railroad tracks in Martins Ferry on Tuesday when a train engineer found a body lying near the tracks north of Center Street.Police Chief Jon McFarland said they believe the man died of natural causes. The body was turned over to the Belmont County Coroner who will perform an autopsy.Stay with us for updates as we receive them.
    A gruesome discovery was made near the railroad tracks in Martins Ferry on Tuesday when a train engineer found a body lying near the tracks north of Center Street.Police Chief Jon McFarland said they believe the man died of natural causes. The body was turned over to the Belmont County Coroner who will perform an autopsy.Stay with us for updates as we receive them.
  • Controversial Mall Interchange Project Moving Forward

    Controversial Mall Interchange Project Moving Forward

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:05 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:05:20 GMT
    A road project in Belmont County that has caused controversy since its inception is moving forward.The Mall Road Interchange project that could eventually span Interstate 70 from the Ohio Valley Plaza to Mall Road is gaining momentum. Nearly five weeks ago, Belmont County Commissioners approved the signing of an inter-government agreement with the Belmont County Transportation Improvement District that moves $1.9 million of commissioner funds to the project.On Friday, members of the district...
    A road project in Belmont County that has caused controversy since its inception is moving forward.The Mall Road Interchange project that could eventually span Interstate 70 from the Ohio Valley Plaza to Mall Road is gaining momentum. Nearly five weeks ago, Belmont County Commissioners approved the signing of an inter-government agreement with the Belmont County Transportation Improvement District that moves $1.9 million of commissioner funds to the project.On Friday, members of the district...
  • Three-Vehicle Accident in Martins Ferry Sends One to Hospital

    Three-Vehicle Accident in Martins Ferry Sends One to Hospital

    Sunday, July 20 2014 4:15 PM EDT2014-07-20 20:15:24 GMT
    An accident on Route 7 in Martins Ferry sent one person to the hospital on Friday morning.
    An accident on Route 7 in Martins Ferry sent one person to the hospital on Friday morning.
  • Flushing Woman Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash on Interstate 70

    Flushing Woman Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash on Interstate 70

    Friday, July 18 2014 8:46 AM EDT2014-07-18 12:46:09 GMT
    A Flushing woman who was riding on a motorcycle with her husband was killed in a hit-and-run crash on Interstate 70 outside Columbus on Wednesday night.
    A Flushing woman who was riding on a motorcycle with her husband was killed in a hit-and-run crash on Interstate 70 outside Columbus on Wednesday night.
  • Jamboree in the Hills Has Troopers Out in Full Force

    Jamboree in the Hills Has Troopers Out in Full Force

    Friday, July 18 2014 8:13 AM EDT2014-07-18 12:13:29 GMT
    Jamboree In The Hills brings in thousands of people to Belmont County, and while it increases the number of people staying, and buying, in the county, it also increases the number of dangerous drivers on the road.The post commander of the Ohio State Highway Patrol says thanks to a federal grant, they'll pay out 250 hours in overtime, patrolling the roads during the country music festival.Lieutenant James Faunda says their objective is to prevent impaired drivers from pulling out onto the road...
    Jamboree In The Hills brings in thousands of people to Belmont County, and while it increases the number of people staying, and buying, in the county, it also increases the number of dangerous drivers on the road.The post commander of the Ohio State Highway Patrol says thanks to a federal grant, they'll pay out 250 hours in overtime, patrolling the roads during the country music festival.Lieutenant James Faunda says their objective is to prevent impaired drivers from pulling out onto the road...
  • Belmont County Can Tear Down Dilapidated Buildings Through 'Land Bank' Program

    Belmont County Can Tear Down Dilapidated Buildings Through 'Land Bank' Program

    Friday, July 18 2014 4:19 AM EDT2014-07-18 08:19:09 GMT
    Belmont County's newly-formed 'land bank' is getting underway in an attempt to take control of dilapidated structures.
    Belmont County's newly-formed 'land bank' is getting underway in an attempt to take control of dilapidated structures.
  • Facebook Posts Lead Authorities to Wanted Sex Offender in Belmont County

    Facebook Posts Lead Authorities to Wanted Sex Offender in Belmont County

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 11:49 AM EDT2014-07-16 15:49:03 GMT
    A sex offender in Belmont County is behind bars after Facebook posts were seen by residents.
    A sex offender in Belmont County is behind bars after Facebook posts were seen by residents.
  • Belmont County Courthouse in Need of Repairs, Comes With $1 Million Price Tag

    Belmont County Courthouse in Need of Repairs, Comes With $1 Million Price Tag

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 8:27 AM EDT2014-07-16 12:27:48 GMT
    The Belmont County Courthouse is starting to show its age and is in need of some preventative care.
    The Belmont County Courthouse is starting to show its age and is in need of some preventative care.
  • Bridgeport Woman Gets Four Months in Jail in Murder-for-Hire Plot

    Bridgeport Woman Gets Four Months in Jail in Murder-for-Hire Plot

    Saturday, July 12 2014 3:49 PM EDT2014-07-12 19:49:23 GMT
    A Bridgeport woman accused in a murder-for-hire plot in October of 2013 will spend four months in jail.
    A Bridgeport woman accused in a murder-for-hire plot in October of 2013 will spend four months in jail.
  • UPDATE: Martins Ferry Man Sentenced to Four Years After Pleading Down From Rape Charges

    UPDATE: Martins Ferry Man Sentenced to Four Years After Pleading Down From Rape Charges

    Friday, July 11 2014 3:08 PM EDT2014-07-11 19:08:11 GMT
    A Martins Ferry man originally facing four counts of rape involving a minor was sentenced to four years in prison on Friday morning after pleading guilty to four counts of importuning - a lesser offense.
    A Martins Ferry man originally facing four counts of rape involving a minor was sentenced to four years in prison on Friday morning after pleading guilty to four counts of importuning - a lesser offense.
  • Plaza West Fest Is Wednesday in St. Clairsville

    Plaza West Fest Is Wednesday in St. Clairsville

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 11:39 AM EDT2014-07-09 15:39:57 GMT
    The 18th annual Plaza West Fest will be taking place in St. Clairsville on Wednesday.All proceeds from the event benefit the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley, with a donation goal $3,600.The festival will get underway at 4:30 p.m. in the Riesbeck's Parking lot followed by live music at 7 p.m. and fireworks to finish the night.WTRF will be live from the Plaza West Fest on 7 news at 5 and 6.
    The 18th annual Plaza West Fest will be taking place in St. Clairsville on Wednesday.All proceeds from the event benefit the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley, with a donation goal $3,600.The festival will get underway at 4:30 p.m. in the Riesbeck's Parking lot followed by live music at 7 p.m. and fireworks to finish the night.WTRF will be live from the Plaza West Fest on 7 news at 5 and 6.
  • Bellaire Woman Pleads Guilty to Fraud After Using Elderly Woman's Credit Card

    Bellaire Woman Pleads Guilty to Fraud After Using Elderly Woman's Credit Card

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 3:51 PM EDT2014-07-08 19:51:30 GMT
    A Bellaire woman has pleaded guilty to fraud in connection with an access device after admitting to using an elderly woman's credit card.
    A Bellaire woman has pleaded guilty to fraud in connection with an access device after admitting to using an elderly woman's credit card.
  • Bethesda Woman Allegedly Drove Drunk With Daughter in Car

    Bethesda Woman Allegedly Drove Drunk With Daughter in Car

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 11:39 AM EDT2014-07-08 15:39:16 GMT
    A Bethesda woman is facing charges of DUI and child neglect after allegedly driving drunk with her daughter in the car.
    A Bethesda woman is facing charges of DUI and child neglect after allegedly driving drunk with her daughter in the car.
  • Water Conservation Order Issued After Pump Outage in Martins Ferry

    Water Conservation Order Issued After Pump Outage in Martins Ferry

    Monday, July 7 2014 4:20 PM EDT2014-07-07 20:20:22 GMT
    A water conservation order was issued Tuesday morning for Tri-County Water Authority customers due to an pump outage in Martins Ferry.The Tri-County Water Authority announced the order affects all of its customers including residents living along U.S. Route 250 from Pleasant Grove westward to to Harrisville, Bonnie Lane, Century Hills and the entire village of Harrisville. Adena and Georgetown are also included in the order. A water conservation order means water use should be limited to that...
    A water conservation order was issued Tuesday morning for Tri-County Water Authority customers due to an pump outage in Martins Ferry.The Tri-County Water Authority announced the order affects all of its customers including residents living along U.S. Route 250 from Pleasant Grove westward to to Harrisville, Bonnie Lane, Century Hills and the entire village of Harrisville. Adena and Georgetown are also included in the order. A water conservation order means water use should be limited to that...
  • Former U.S. Representative Bob Ney Returns to the Ohio Valley

    Former U.S. Representative Bob Ney Returns to the Ohio Valley

    Thursday, July 3 2014 3:11 PM EDT2014-07-03 19:11:51 GMT
    On Wednesday, the St. John Central History Club launched the "Eagle Legacy Dinner Series," with a former U.S. Representative giving the keynote address.
    On Wednesday, the St. John Central History Club launched the "Eagle Legacy Dinner Series," with a former U.S. Representative giving the keynote address.
  • No Injuries Reported After Truck Crashes Into Tent Sale in Bridgeport

    No Injuries Reported After Truck Crashes Into Tent Sale in Bridgeport

    Thursday, July 3 2014 4:19 AM EDT2014-07-03 08:19:22 GMT
    No injuries were reported after a truck crashed into tent sale at Wilson's Furniture in Bridgeport on Wednesday morning.According to witnesses at the scene, the driver was traveling down Route 7, jumped the curb and crashed into the tent. Witnesses said nurses at the scene dug through the furniture to get to the driver, still in the truck. An emergency squad arrived soon after.The driver's condition remained unknown as of Wednesday morning. The investigation continues.
    No injuries were reported after a truck crashed into tent sale at Wilson's Furniture in Bridgeport on Wednesday morning.According to witnesses at the scene, the driver was traveling down Route 7, jumped the curb and crashed into the tent. Witnesses said nurses at the scene dug through the furniture to get to the driver, still in the truck. An emergency squad arrived soon after.The driver's condition remained unknown as of Wednesday morning. The investigation continues.
  • Traveling Veterans Tribute Arrives in St. Clairsville

    Traveling Veterans Tribute Arrives in St. Clairsville

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 11:56 AM EDT2014-07-02 15:56:59 GMT
    Photo Courtesy Lima Company MemorialPhoto Courtesy Lima Company Memorial
    An art exhibit that serves as a memorial to the men and women of Lima Company, the Marine unit that lost 23 of its 24 members to a roadside bomb, is set to arrive in St. Clairsville on Tuesday night.
    An art exhibit that serves as a memorial to the men and women of Lima Company, the Marine unit that lost 23 of its 24 members to a roadside bomb, is set to arrive in St. Clairsville on Tuesday night.
  • Belmont County Treatment Facility Acquired by Wooster, Ohio Company

    Belmont County Treatment Facility Acquired by Wooster, Ohio Company

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 4:35 AM EDT2014-07-02 08:35:15 GMT
    A Belmont County residential treatment facility has been acquired by an Ohio company with a long track record of helping troubled youths.
    A Belmont County residential treatment facility has been acquired by an Ohio company with a long track record of helping troubled youths.
  • Wheeling Man Reportedly Had 18-Month-Old Daughter in Car During Break-In Attempt

    Wheeling Man Reportedly Had 18-Month-Old Daughter in Car During Break-In Attempt

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 8:29 AM EDT2014-07-01 12:29:08 GMT
    A Wheeling Island man is facing charges on Monday after an attempted break-in into a vehicle that was impounded at a local towing company.
    A Wheeling Island man is facing charges on Monday after an attempted break-in into a vehicle that was impounded at a local towing company.
  • Meth Lab Components Discovered in Bellaire

    Meth Lab Components Discovered in Bellaire

    Monday, June 30 2014 11:56 AM EDT2014-06-30 15:56:04 GMT
    Components of a meth lab were found out in the open in Belmont County Saturday.
    Components of a meth lab were found out in the open in Belmont County Saturday.
  • Annual Belmont County Equipment Auction Held Saturday

    Annual Belmont County Equipment Auction Held Saturday

    Sunday, June 29 2014 9:20 AM EDT2014-06-29 13:20:24 GMT
    The annual Belmont County equipment auction is set to happen on Saturday.
    The annual Belmont County equipment auction is set to happen on Saturday.
  • Ohio Fireworks Gives Tips for a Safe 4th of July

    Ohio Fireworks Gives Tips for a Safe 4th of July

    Sunday, June 29 2014 9:18 AM EDT2014-06-29 13:18:53 GMT
    The Fourth of July is just one week away. Fireworks can be dangerous if handled improperly, so we went straight to the experts at Ohio Fireworks in Belmont County.
    The Fourth of July is just one week away. Fireworks can be dangerous if handled improperly, so we went straight to the experts at Ohio Fireworks in Belmont County.
  • Murray Energy Lawsuit Against EPA Draws Attention of West Virginia Attorney General

    Murray Energy Lawsuit Against EPA Draws Attention of West Virginia Attorney General

    Saturday, June 28 2014 8:19 AM EDT2014-06-28 12:19:52 GMT
    On Thursday, the lawsuit filed by Murray Energy against the United States Environmental Protection Agency and its carbon emissions policy picked up steam as the West Virginia Attorney General, Patrick Morrisey led a bipartisan group of nine states in filing an amicus, or a "friend of the court" brief.The group wants the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. to declare the recently announced carbon dioxide emission rules illegal. Morrisey cited the recent Supreme Court ruling on the emissi...
    On Thursday, the lawsuit filed by Murray Energy against the United States Environmental Protection Agency and its carbon emissions policy picked up steam as the West Virginia Attorney General, Patrick Morrisey led a bipartisan group of nine states in filing an amicus, or a "friend of the court" brief.The group wants the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. to declare the recently announced carbon dioxide emission rules illegal. Morrisey cited the recent Supreme Court ruling on the emissi...
  • Attendant Suspected of Robbing Own Gas Station Let Out of Jail

    Attendant Suspected of Robbing Own Gas Station Let Out of Jail

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 11:53 AM EDT2014-06-25 15:53:03 GMT
    A gas station attendant suspected of robbing the gas station he worked at has now been let out of jail.
    A gas station attendant suspected of robbing the gas station he worked at has now been let out of jail.
  • Belmont County Dog Warden Rescues Three Dogs From Roof of Bellaire Home

    Belmont County Dog Warden Rescues Three Dogs From Roof of Bellaire Home

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 3:42 PM EDT2014-06-24 19:42:44 GMT
    Three Pit Bulls are safe and sound after being rescued by Belmont County Animal Shelter Dog Warden Lisa Williams over the weekend.
    Three Pit Bulls are safe and sound after being rescued by Belmont County Animal Shelter Dog Warden Lisa Williams over the weekend.
  • Ohio Valley Mall to Add Chipotle to Their List of Restaurant Options

    Ohio Valley Mall to Add Chipotle to Their List of Restaurant Options

    Thursday, June 19 2014 3:35 PM EDT2014-06-19 19:35:59 GMT
    The Ohio Valley Mall will soon be adding Chipotle Mexican Grill to their list of food options.
    The Ohio Valley Mall will soon be adding Chipotle Mexican Grill to their list of food options.
  • Dick Flanagan's Ohio Supreme Court Case Against Sheriff Lucas Dismissed

    Dick Flanagan's Ohio Supreme Court Case Against Sheriff Lucas Dismissed

    Thursday, June 19 2014 12:31 PM EDT2014-06-19 16:31:24 GMT
    The Supreme Court of Ohio has dismissed Dick Flanagan's lawsuit against Belmont County Sheriff David M. Lucas.
    The Supreme Court of Ohio has dismissed Dick Flanagan's lawsuit against Belmont County Sheriff David M. Lucas.
  • Bridgeport Bank Robbery Suspect Waives Right to Preliminary Hearing

    Bridgeport Bank Robbery Suspect Waives Right to Preliminary Hearing

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 4:21 PM EDT2014-06-18 20:21:40 GMT
    The man accused of robbing a Bridgeport bank last month waived his right to a preliminary hearing this morning.
    The man accused of robbing a Bridgeport bank last month waived his right to a preliminary hearing this morning.
  • Bridgeport Man Arrested on Seven Outstanding Warrants

    Bridgeport Man Arrested on Seven Outstanding Warrants

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 3:41 PM EDT2014-06-17 19:41:32 GMT
    A Bridgeport man was arrested on seven outstanding warrants on Monday.
    A Bridgeport man was arrested on seven outstanding warrants on Monday.
  • Tainted Bridgeport Water Tracked to City Building, Officials Say Problem Solved

    Tainted Bridgeport Water Tracked to City Building, Officials Say Problem Solved

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 8:23 AM EDT2014-06-17 12:23:19 GMT
    Bridgeport residents got a letter from the water department over the weekend that caused some concern.
    Bridgeport residents got a letter from the water department over the weekend that caused some concern.
  • LOOKING BACK: Saturday Marks 24 Years Since Shadyside Flood Claimed 26 Lives

    LOOKING BACK: Saturday Marks 24 Years Since Shadyside Flood Claimed 26 Lives

    Friday, June 13 2014 3:23 PM EDT2014-06-13 19:23:11 GMT
    24 years ago Saturday marks the biggest weather event the Ohio Valley has ever seen, in recent history. They called it the Shadyside Flood and the Flood of Tears.
    24 years ago Saturday marks the biggest weather event the Ohio Valley has ever seen, in recent history. They called it the Shadyside Flood and the Flood of Tears.
  • Belmont County Commission Leases Mineral Rights of 424 Acres to Rice Energy

    Belmont County Commission Leases Mineral Rights of 424 Acres to Rice Energy

    Friday, June 13 2014 5:21 AM EDT2014-06-13 09:21:13 GMT
    The oil and gas boom continues in the Ohio Valley, and now one local county has leased hundreds of acres to a natural gas company.
    The oil and gas boom continues in the Ohio Valley, and now one local county has leased hundreds of acres to a natural gas company.
  • Peach Shortage Puts Pinch on Ebbert's Market in St. Clairsville

    Peach Shortage Puts Pinch on Ebbert's Market in St. Clairsville

    Wednesday, June 11 2014 11:44 AM EDT2014-06-11 15:44:36 GMT
    When you think of peaches, you might think of Ebbert's Farm Market in St. Clairsville.This, year they are gearing up to open by mid-July when their home-grown sweet corn and tomatoes will be ripe and ready. And yes, they'll have peaches, but they won't be local, or even from Ohio. Lova Ebbert said the peach trees were badly impacted by the prolonged freezing temperatures last winter.This group is the third generation of Ebberts to operate the family farm market, founded in 1919, and grow almo...
    When you think of peaches, you might think of Ebbert's Farm Market in St. Clairsville.This, year they are gearing up to open by mid-July when their home-grown sweet corn and tomatoes will be ripe and ready. And yes, they'll have peaches, but they won't be local, or even from Ohio. Lova Ebbert said the peach trees were badly impacted by the prolonged freezing temperatures last winter.This group is the third generation of Ebberts to operate the family farm market, founded in 1919, and grow almo...
  • Martins Ferry Boil Order Still In Effect

    Martins Ferry Boil Order Still In Effect

    Sunday, June 8 2014 1:32 PM EDT2014-06-08 17:32:53 GMT
    The Martins Ferry Water Department has issued a 48 hour boil order for Saturday, June 7.
    The Martins Ferry Water Department has issued a 48 hour boil order for Saturday, June 7.
  • One Transported to Hospital After Police Car, Other Vehicle Collide in Bridgeport

    One Transported to Hospital After Police Car, Other Vehicle Collide in Bridgeport

    Saturday, June 7 2014 9:19 AM EDT2014-06-07 13:19:59 GMT
    One man was transported to an area hospital on Friday after a crash with a Bridgeport police car.The accident occurred shortly after 11 a.m. at the intersection of Lincoln and U.S. 250 in Bridgeport and the police cruiser received heavy damage. The driver of the other vehicle was attended to by first responders at the scene and taken by ambulance to the hospital.The officer's condition and the driver's condition remained unknown as of noon Friday.
    One man was transported to an area hospital on Friday after a crash with a Bridgeport police car.The accident occurred shortly after 11 a.m. at the intersection of Lincoln and U.S. 250 in Bridgeport and the police cruiser received heavy damage. The driver of the other vehicle was attended to by first responders at the scene and taken by ambulance to the hospital.The officer's condition and the driver's condition remained unknown as of noon Friday.
  • 15 Local High School Students Recognized for Efforts Against Bullying

    15 Local High School Students Recognized for Efforts Against Bullying

    Wednesday, June 4 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-06-04 20:00:12 GMT
    15 high school students from Ohio, Marshall and Belmont counties were recognized for their efforts against bullying. On Tuesday, Bordas and Bordas honored the students at the Wheeling office as 2014 anti-bully ambassadors. Students were nominated by peers, faculty and the community. Jim Bordas said it is not the best athlete or the best academic that needs recognized, and while many of these students are those as well, sometimes you simply need to recognize good kids for doing the right thing.
    15 high school students from Ohio, Marshall and Belmont counties were recognized for their efforts against bullying. On Tuesday, Bordas and Bordas honored the students at the Wheeling office as 2014 anti-bully ambassadors. Students were nominated by peers, faculty and the community. Jim Bordas said it is not the best athlete or the best academic that needs recognized, and while many of these students are those as well, sometimes you simply need to recognize good kids for doing the right thing.
  • Belmont County 25-Mile Yard Sale Under Way

    Belmont County 25-Mile Yard Sale Under Way

    Friday, May 30 2014 1:04 PM EDT2014-05-30 17:04:18 GMT
    The annual 25-mile yard sale is under way this weekend in Belmont County.
    The annual 25-mile yard sale is under way this weekend in Belmont County.
  • Thieves Skip Cash, Rob Two St. Clairsville Gas Stations of $3,500 Worth of Cigarettes

    Thieves Skip Cash, Rob Two St. Clairsville Gas Stations of $3,500 Worth of Cigarettes

    Friday, May 30 2014 8:22 AM EDT2014-05-30 12:22:26 GMT
    Two St. Clairsville gas stations were burglarized overnight Thursday, and the thieves apparently had only one target in mind- cigarettes.
    Two St. Clairsville gas stations were burglarized overnight Thursday, and the thieves apparently had only one target in mind- cigarettes.
  • Vacation Scam Circulating Across the Ohio Valley

    Vacation Scam Circulating Across the Ohio Valley

    Tuesday, May 27 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-05-27 18:42:00 GMT
    Ohio Valley residents are being warned about a scam circulating the area.West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said that residents are being called informing them they have won a free vacation to Disney World and other vacation destinations. However, to receive the vacation, you're asked to provide a bank account number or credit card number. If you have received one of these phone calls, or have been the victim of a vacation scam,call the consumer protection division at 1-800-368-8...
    Ohio Valley residents are being warned about a scam circulating the area.West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said that residents are being called informing them they have won a free vacation to Disney World and other vacation destinations. However, to receive the vacation, you're asked to provide a bank account number or credit card number. If you have received one of these phone calls, or have been the victim of a vacation scam,call the consumer protection division at 1-800-368-8...
  • Great Turnout for Off-Roaders at Powerline Park

    Great Turnout for Off-Roaders at Powerline Park

    Sunday, May 25 2014 4:15 PM EDT2014-05-25 20:15:06 GMT
    It's a big weekend for fans of off-road vehicles. Thousands flocked to Belmont County to hit the trails at Power line Park. It's over one-thousand acers in size and located just outside of St. Clairsville.
    It's a big weekend for fans of off-road vehicles. Thousands flocked to Belmont County to hit the trails at Power line Park. It's over one-thousand acers in size and located just outside of St. Clairsville.
  • Man Leaves Car Minutes Before It Catches Fire

    Man Leaves Car Minutes Before It Catches Fire

    Sunday, May 25 2014 4:14 PM EDT2014-05-25 20:14:08 GMT
    Authorities battled a car fire on Flat Rock Road in Somerton Saturday evening.
    Authorities battled a car fire on Flat Rock Road in Somerton Saturday evening.
  • Barnesville Residents Fighting Proposed Fracking Waste Site

    Barnesville Residents Fighting Proposed Fracking Waste Site

    Friday, May 23 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-05-23 19:45:22 GMT
    Some residents are greatly concerned over the possibility of a fracking waste site coming to Barnesville, and on Thursday, the Belmont County Port Authority Board held a meeting to determine what to do about the waste site coming to their town.
    Some residents are greatly concerned over the possibility of a fracking waste site coming to Barnesville, and on Thursday, the Belmont County Port Authority Board held a meeting to determine what to do about the waste site coming to their town.
  • NEW VIDEO: Firefighters Battle Martins Ferry Blaze

    NEW VIDEO: Firefighters Battle Martins Ferry Blaze

    Thursday, May 22 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-05-22 20:09:14 GMT
    Firefighters were on the scene of a house fire in Martins Ferry on Thursday morning.
    Firefighters were on the scene of a house fire in Martins Ferry on Thursday morning.
  • Traffic Backed Up for Miles After Tractor-Trailer Accident on Interstate 70 in Belmont County

    Traffic Backed Up for Miles After Tractor-Trailer Accident on Interstate 70 in Belmont County

    Thursday, May 22 2014 5:16 AM EDT2014-05-22 09:16:20 GMT
    Interstate 70 westbound near Exit 213 in Belmont County was reduced to one lane around 2 p.m. Wednesday due to a tractor-trailer accident.
    Interstate 70 westbound near Exit 213 in Belmont County was reduced to one lane around 2 p.m. Wednesday due to a tractor-trailer accident.
  • Owner of Belmont County Business Raided for Selling Synthetic Marijuana Wants Liquor License Renewed

    Owner of Belmont County Business Raided for Selling Synthetic Marijuana Wants Liquor License Renewed

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 3:47 PM EDT2014-05-21 19:47:50 GMT
    The owner of a Belmont County business deemed a public nuisance wants his liquor license renewed. This comes after the business was busted for selling synthetic marijuana.
    The owner of a Belmont County business deemed a public nuisance wants his liquor license renewed. This comes after the business was busted for selling synthetic marijuana.
  • Interstate 70 Project in Bridgeport Expected to Be Completed by Weekend

    Interstate 70 Project in Bridgeport Expected to Be Completed by Weekend

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-05-21 19:46:07 GMT
    It's that time of year when the orange barrels and traffic signs begin to pop up everywhere, and if you're traveling along Interstate 70 in Belmont County, it's likely you've seen some serious delays. There are seven road projects being done in the county by the Ohio Department of Transportation. One project, along I-70, in Bridgeport is a multi-million dollar project that is happening in two phases. Phase one consists of resurfacing the asphalt, replacing the current guard rails with new one...
    It's that time of year when the orange barrels and traffic signs begin to pop up everywhere, and if you're traveling along Interstate 70 in Belmont County, it's likely you've seen some serious delays. There are seven road projects being done in the county by the Ohio Department of Transportation. One project, along I-70, in Bridgeport is a multi-million dollar project that is happening in two phases. Phase one consists of resurfacing the asphalt, replacing the current guard rails with new one...
  • UPDATE: Another Arrest Made in Bellaire Meth Lab Bust

    UPDATE: Another Arrest Made in Bellaire Meth Lab Bust

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 6:05 AM EDT2014-05-21 10:05:48 GMT
    Bellaire Police have made another arrest after a string of meth busts last week.
    Bellaire Police have made another arrest after a string of meth busts last week.
  • UPDATE: Bellaire Officers May Face Charges After Cruiser Crash

    UPDATE: Bellaire Officers May Face Charges After Cruiser Crash

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-05-20 16:00:27 GMT
    The second report from the Ohio State Highway Patrol is in, and it's possible two Bellaire Police officers driving cruisers that crashed into each other two weeks ago may be facing charges.
    The second report from the Ohio State Highway Patrol is in, and it's possible two Bellaire Police officers driving cruisers that crashed into each other two weeks ago may be facing charges.
  • Belmont County Drug Arrests Escalate, Residents Speak Out

    Belmont County Drug Arrests Escalate, Residents Speak Out

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-05-20 15:33:10 GMT
    In the past week there have been several drug busts as a result of investigations by the Belmont County Drug Task Force, and now, residents are speaking out about drugs infesting their neighborhoods.In the last week, several drug busts have been made in Belmont County, and on Monday, another was made in Martins Ferry at 415 North Eighth Street. Two men, 47-year-old Richard Flowers Jr. and 35 year-old Benjamin Cutlip were both arrested. Flowers is being charged with one count of trafficking dr...
    In the past week there have been several drug busts as a result of investigations by the Belmont County Drug Task Force, and now, residents are speaking out about drugs infesting their neighborhoods.In the last week, several drug busts have been made in Belmont County, and on Monday, another was made in Martins Ferry at 415 North Eighth Street. Two men, 47-year-old Richard Flowers Jr. and 35 year-old Benjamin Cutlip were both arrested. Flowers is being charged with one count of trafficking dr...
  • Blaine-Chermont Road Residents Face Issues Due to Waterline Break

    Blaine-Chermont Road Residents Face Issues Due to Waterline Break

    Sunday, May 18 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-05-18 16:59:40 GMT
    A waterline break and a traffic restriction are some of the issues facing residents along Blaine-Chermont Road, both of which resulted from the heavy rainfall over the last few days.
    A waterline break and a traffic restriction are some of the issues facing residents along Blaine-Chermont Road, both of which resulted from the heavy rainfall over the last few days.
  • Police Still Searching for Second Suspect After Discovery of Alleged Meth Lab in Bellaire

    Police Still Searching for Second Suspect After Discovery of Alleged Meth Lab in Bellaire

    Saturday, May 17 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-05-17 20:10:58 GMT
    Bellaire Police were on the scene of an alleged meth lab Friday morning in Bellaire.
    Bellaire Police were on the scene of an alleged meth lab Friday morning in Bellaire.
  • Barnesville Middle School Students "Cut Class for a Cure" Friday

    Barnesville Middle School Students "Cut Class for a Cure" Friday

    Saturday, May 17 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-05-17 20:09:43 GMT
    Students at Barnesville Middle School were able to pay to cut class on Friday.
    Students at Barnesville Middle School were able to pay to cut class on Friday.
  • Woman Wearing Only T-Shirt, Pantyhose Accused of Harassing Customers at Local Gas Station

    Woman Wearing Only T-Shirt, Pantyhose Accused of Harassing Customers at Local Gas Station

    Friday, May 16 2014 4:22 AM EDT2014-05-16 08:22:54 GMT
    Police arrested a woman on Wednesday night after she was allegedly harassing customers at a local gas station.
    Police arrested a woman on Wednesday night after she was allegedly harassing customers at a local gas station.
  • Congressman Attends Belmont County Forum to Hear Residents' Concerns

    Congressman Attends Belmont County Forum to Hear Residents' Concerns

    Thursday, May 15 2014 2:28 PM EDT2014-05-15 18:28:01 GMT
    On Wednesday, Ohio Congressman Bill Johnson held a forum in Belmont County for local government officials to come together to share ideas and to get information on ways to make improvements. During the forum, attendees also shared ideas and voiced their concerns to the congressman. The visit is a welcomed one, but it isn't the first time Johnson has held the forum in Belmont County. Belmont County Commissioner Ginny Favede said, "This is actually the second one he's held here in Belmont Count...
    On Wednesday, Ohio Congressman Bill Johnson held a forum in Belmont County for local government officials to come together to share ideas and to get information on ways to make improvements. During the forum, attendees also shared ideas and voiced their concerns to the congressman. The visit is a welcomed one, but it isn't the first time Johnson has held the forum in Belmont County. Belmont County Commissioner Ginny Favede said, "This is actually the second one he's held here in Belmont Count...
  • Pease Township Resident Says Unlit Street Lights Will Cost Someone Their Life

    Pease Township Resident Says Unlit Street Lights Will Cost Someone Their Life

    Thursday, May 15 2014 2:26 PM EDT2014-05-15 18:26:07 GMT
    Last week Belmont County voters approved a Pease Township levy that will allow the area to turn its street lights back on, but one resident said that can't happen soon enough.
    Last week Belmont County voters approved a Pease Township levy that will allow the area to turn its street lights back on, but one resident said that can't happen soon enough.
  • UPDATE: Belmont County Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Rape

    UPDATE: Belmont County Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Rape

    Wednesday, May 14 2014 2:47 PM EDT2014-05-14 18:47:24 GMT
    A Belmont County man accused of raping a child has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.
    A Belmont County man accused of raping a child has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.
  • Jefferson Elementary Students Sent Home After Gymnasium Fills With Smoke

    Jefferson Elementary Students Sent Home After Gymnasium Fills With Smoke

    Tuesday, May 13 2014 2:18 PM EDT2014-05-13 18:18:15 GMT
    No injuries were reported after some tense moments at a local elementary school on Tuesday morning.
    No injuries were reported after some tense moments at a local elementary school on Tuesday morning.
  • Peaceful Protesters in Bellaire Gather to Voice Opinion on Flanagan

    Peaceful Protesters in Bellaire Gather to Voice Opinion on Flanagan

    Sunday, May 11 2014 9:40 AM EDT2014-05-11 13:40:54 GMT
    On Friday, protesters gathered across the street from the police station to voice their opinion of the viral video and officer Dick Flannagan.
    On Friday, protesters gathered across the street from the police station to voice their opinion of the viral video and officer Dick Flannagan.
  • Former Belmont County Auditor Joe Pappano Dies

    Former Belmont County Auditor Joe Pappano Dies

    Saturday, May 10 2014 4:06 PM EDT2014-05-10 20:06:02 GMT
    Retired Belmont County Auditor Joe Pappano has died.
    Retired Belmont County Auditor Joe Pappano has died.
  • New Mine Training Facility Coming to Belmont County

    New Mine Training Facility Coming to Belmont County

    Friday, May 9 2014 11:37 AM EDT2014-05-09 15:37:02 GMT
    Governor John Kasich and the Ohio General Assembly dedicated $2 million of state money to create the facility, which will include classrooms, a simulator, and an area for competitions.
    Governor John Kasich and the Ohio General Assembly dedicated $2 million of state money to create the facility, which will include classrooms, a simulator, and an area for competitions.
  • 1,000 People Escort American Veterans' Traveling Tribute Wall to Barnesville

    1,000 People Escort American Veterans' Traveling Tribute Wall to Barnesville

    Friday, May 9 2014 4:34 AM EDT2014-05-09 08:34:02 GMT
    The American Veterans' Traveling Tribute Wall has arrived at  Memorial Park in Barnesville.
    The American Veterans' Traveling Tribute Wall has arrived at  Memorial Park in Barnesville.
  • Union Local High School Sophomore Wins Congressional Art Competition

    Union Local High School Sophomore Wins Congressional Art Competition

    Wednesday, May 7 2014 1:38 PM EDT2014-05-07 17:38:27 GMT
    Ricer's artwork, "Coy"Ricer's artwork, "Coy"
    U.S. Congressman Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) has announced that Raegan Ricer, a sophomore at Union Local High School in Belmont County, will represent his office in the United States Capitol as a winner of the 2014 Congressional Art Competition, "An Artistic Discovery." Ricer’s artwork, entitled “Coy”, was done on clayboard, a modern art form of scratchboard in which a wood panel is coated with white clay, covered with black ink and then “scratched” by the artist. As part of the nationwide comp...
    U.S. Congressman Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) has announced that Raegan Ricer, a sophomore at Union Local High School in Belmont County, will represent his office in the United States Capitol as a winner of the 2014 Congressional Art Competition, "An Artistic Discovery." Ricer’s artwork, entitled “Coy”, was done on clayboard, a modern art form of scratchboard in which a wood panel is coated with white clay, covered with black ink and then “scratched” by the artist. As part of the nationwide comp...
  • UPDATE: Bellaire Schools Levy Fails for Eighth Time

    UPDATE: Bellaire Schools Levy Fails for Eighth Time

    Wednesday, May 7 2014 11:05 AM EDT2014-05-07 15:05:52 GMT
    In Tuesday night's election in Belmont County, the Bellaire school levy failed in its eighth attempt on the ballot. The measure lost by fewer than 200 votes.
    In Tuesday night's election in Belmont County, the Bellaire school levy failed in its eighth attempt on the ballot. The measure lost by fewer than 200 votes.
  • Belmont County Man Inducted Into Ohio Military Hall of Fame

    Belmont County Man Inducted Into Ohio Military Hall of Fame

    Monday, May 5 2014 12:26 PM EDT2014-05-05 16:26:32 GMT
    The Ohio Military Hall of Fame has inducted its 2014 class of veterans in a public ceremony in Columbus and a Belmont County man was among the honorees. Staff Sergeant William Campbell was awarded the Silver Star for his actions during the Vietnam War and it was accepted by his brother Gene. He along with 19 other veterans were presented with the Ohio Medal of Valor.The hall was founded in 2000 to honor Ohio military veterans who have received medals for valor on the battlefield. The inductee...
    The Ohio Military Hall of Fame has inducted its 2014 class of veterans in a public ceremony in Columbus and a Belmont County man was among the honorees. Staff Sergeant William Campbell was awarded the Silver Star for his actions during the Vietnam War and it was accepted by his brother Gene. He along with 19 other veterans were presented with the Ohio Medal of Valor.The hall was founded in 2000 to honor Ohio military veterans who have received medals for valor on the battlefield. The inductee...
  • Man Accused in Death of Bellaire Toddler Pleads Guilty to Involuntary Manslaughter

    Man Accused in Death of Bellaire Toddler Pleads Guilty to Involuntary Manslaughter

    Monday, May 5 2014 12:27 PM EDT2014-05-05 16:27:45 GMT
    Ian Jarrell, the man charged in the death of a two-year-old boy in Bellaire in October of 2013, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and child endangering in court on Friday morning. He faces a sentence of 19 years in prison.
    Ian Farrell, the man charged in the death of a two-year-old boy in Bellaire in October of 2013, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and child endangering in court on Friday morning.
  • 106 Set to Graduate at Ohio University Eastern on Friday

    106 Set to Graduate at Ohio University Eastern on Friday

    Friday, May 2 2014 8:20 AM EDT2014-05-02 12:20:28 GMT
    Friday will be a special day for 106 students at Ohio University Eastern Campus as they are set to graduate.This year's class includes graduates in applied management, communication studies, exercise physiology, criminal justice and early childhood education to name a few. The main speaker for the event will be Honorable Edmund Sargus, who has been a federal court judge in Columbus for nearly 20 years. The student speaker will be Zachary Kinnick he is graduating with a bachelors degree in exe...
    Friday will be a special day for 106 students at Ohio University Eastern Campus as they are set to graduate.This year's class includes graduates in applied management, communication studies, exercise physiology, criminal justice and early childhood education to name a few. The main speaker for the event will be Honorable Edmund Sargus, who has been a federal court judge in Columbus for nearly 20 years. The student speaker will be Zachary Kinnick he is graduating with a bachelors degree in exe...
  • Thousands Turn Out for Oil and Gas Expo in Belmont County

    Thousands Turn Out for Oil and Gas Expo in Belmont County

    Friday, May 2 2014 10:35 AM EDT2014-05-02 14:35:22 GMT
    The third annual Ohio Valley Oil and Gas Expo drew thousands to the James Carnes Center in Belmont County, and it was a clear indication of the exponential growth of the extraction industry.More than 150 different companies had booths at the Expo. The event was so large, it filled the Carnes Center plus five tents, and drew people from all over the area, plus several from Canada and even China.Officials say for every one job created in the fracking industry, another 6 to 9 are created in the ...
    The third annual Ohio Valley Oil and Gas Expo drew thousands to the James Carnes Center in Belmont County, and it was a clear indication of the exponential growth of the extraction industry.More than 150 different companies had booths at the Expo. The event was so large, it filled the Carnes Center plus five tents, and drew people from all over the area, plus several from Canada and even China.Officials say for every one job created in the fracking industry, another 6 to 9 are created in the ...
  • Rape Trial for Martins Ferry Man Set to Begin

    Rape Trial for Martins Ferry Man Set to Begin

    Monday, May 5 2014 12:28 PM EDT2014-05-05 16:28:37 GMT
    A Martins Ferry man facing four counts of rape involving a minor will appear in Belmont County court on Tuesday,May 6.
    A Martins Ferry man facing four counts of rape involving a minor will appear in Belmont County court on Tuesday,May 6.
  • Bellaire Water Fails to Meet Treatment Requirements

    Bellaire Water Fails to Meet Treatment Requirements

    Thursday, May 1 2014 12:06 PM EDT2014-05-01 16:06:20 GMT
    The Bellaire public water system did not meet treatment requirements on four separate occasions this year, according to village administrators.In a Thursday meeting, it was revealed that on February 1, 2, 3 and 4, the water treatment plant failed to use chlorine or a similar disinfectant to minimize the amount of lime in the water. Although chlorine quickly kills most bacteria, it is less effective in destroying viruses and parasites. Fpr this reason, water needs to mix with chlorine for a lo...
    The Bellaire public water system did not meet treatment requirements on four separate occasions this year, according to village administrators.In a Thursday meeting, it was revealed that on February 1, 2, 3 and 4, the water treatment plant failed to use chlorine or a similar disinfectant to minimize the amount of lime in the water. Although chlorine quickly kills most bacteria, it is less effective in destroying viruses and parasites. Fpr this reason, water needs to mix with chlorine for a lo...
  • Six Inducted in Martins Ferry Hall of Fame

    Six Inducted in Martins Ferry Hall of Fame

    Monday, April 7 2014 11:29 AM EDT2014-04-07 15:29:43 GMT
    Six citizens of Martins Ferry were inducted into the Hall of Honor on Sunday for their actions and accomplishments in their *profession that have aided Martins Ferry.Those honored included the originator
    Six citizens of Martins Ferry were inducted into the Hall of Honor on Sunday for their actions and accomplishments in their *profession that have aided Martins Ferry.Those honored included the originator
  • Belmont County Animal Rescue League Names New Shelter Director

    Belmont County Animal Rescue League Names New Shelter Director

    Tuesday, April 29 2014 8:25 AM EDT2014-04-29 12:25:53 GMT
    The Belmont County Animal Rescue League on Monday named Angela Hatfield as the new director of the Belmont County Animal Shelter.
    The Belmont County Animal Rescue League on Monday named Angela Hatfield as the new director of the Belmont County Animal Shelter.
  • Sinkhole Discovered on Street in Bridgeport

    Sinkhole Discovered on Street in Bridgeport

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:03 PM EDT2014-04-22 17:03:41 GMT
    Just one day after dealing with a major waterline break, Bridgeport officials on Tuesday had another problem to fix - a sinkhole.
    Just one day after dealing with a major waterline break, Bridgeport officials on Tuesday had another problem to fix - a sinkhole.
  • Bellaire Salvation Army Receives $10,000 Donation

    Bellaire Salvation Army Receives $10,000 Donation

    Thursday, May 1 2014 6:11 AM EDT2014-05-01 10:11:25 GMT
    A local Salvation Army has received a boost in funding thanks to an oil and gas drilling company doing work in Belmont County.On Tuesday, the Hess Corporation presented a $10,000 check to the Bellaire Salvation Army. Captain Louis Patrick said the shelter is full, and people continue to be experiencing hard financial times in the area, and the donation was greatly appreciated. Patrick said the check is the ammunition he needs to fight hunger and homelessness.The Bellaire Salvation Army is loc...
    A local Salvation Army has received a boost in funding thanks to an oil and gas drilling company doing work in Belmont County.On Tuesday, the Hess Corporation presented a $10,000 check to the Bellaire Salvation Army. Captain Louis Patrick said the shelter is full, and people continue to be experiencing hard financial times in the area, and the donation was greatly appreciated. Patrick said the check is the ammunition he needs to fight hunger and homelessness.The Bellaire Salvation Army is loc...
  • New Days Inn Opens in Belmont County

    New Days Inn Opens in Belmont County

    Friday, March 21 2014 11:26 AM EDT2014-03-21 15:26:36 GMT
    A new hotel opened its doors in Belmont County on Thursday as the Days Inn and Suites held an open house in Belmont County.During the open house, residents got a chance to tour the facility, and learned
    A new hotel opened its doors in Belmont County on Thursday as the Days Inn and Suites held an open house in Belmont County.During the open house, residents got a chance to tour the facility, and learned
  • Legal Battle Involving Two Bridgeport Councilmen Dismissed

    Legal Battle Involving Two Bridgeport Councilmen Dismissed

    Tuesday, December 31 2013 7:59 AM EST2013-12-31 12:59:52 GMT
    The legal battle involving two Bridgeport councilmen who allegedly voted on issues that they had a personal stake in was back in court on Tuesday, but nothing was decided, except that there are more delays.
    County Probate Judge Mark Costine has dismissed a case in which two Bridgeport councilmen were temporarily suspended. Dave Smith and Ben Lenz will be starting the New Year back in office.
  • Child Abuse Prevention Month Marked in Belmont County

    Child Abuse Prevention Month Marked in Belmont County

    Thursday, April 3 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-04-03 14:45:17 GMT
    Belmont County Commissioners have proclaimed April as Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention MonthOfficials from the Department of Job and Family Services were on hand on Wednesday and placed colorful plastic
    Belmont County Commissioners have proclaimed April as Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention MonthOfficials from the Department of Job and Family Services were on hand on Wednesday and placed colorful plastic
  • Tornado Siren Being Tested in St. Clairsville on Wednesday

    Tornado Siren Being Tested in St. Clairsville on Wednesday

    Wednesday, April 30 2014 8:06 AM EDT2014-04-30 12:06:57 GMT
    As tornadoes continue to cause mass destruction across the country, one local county will take part in bringing severe weather awareness to the community by testing their tornado siren on Wednesday morning.
    As tornadoes continue to cause mass destruction across the country, one local county will take part in bringing severe weather awareness to the community by testing their tornado siren on Wednesday morning.
  • Barton Man Arrested After Alleged Easter Weekend Axe Handle Attack

    Barton Man Arrested After Alleged Easter Weekend Axe Handle Attack

    Thursday, April 24 2014 5:08 AM EDT2014-04-24 09:08:51 GMT
    One man was injured and another jailed after an altercation in Belmont County that made Easter Day anything but festive.
    One man was injured and another jailed after an altercation in Belmont County that made Easter Day anything but festive.
  • Big Crowd Turns Out for Mumley Race in St. Clairsville

    Big Crowd Turns Out for Mumley Race in St. Clairsville

    Wednesday, August 14 2013 9:23 PM EDT2013-08-15 01:23:57 GMT
    Residents from around the valley gathered to race and support their high school students this weekend at the 15th annual Sam Mumley run in St. Clairsville.
    Residents from around the valley gathered to race and support their high school students this weekend at the 15th annual Sam Mumley run in St. Clairsville.
  • Senator from Ohio Wants Answers About IRS Scandal

    Senator from Ohio Wants Answers About IRS Scandal

    Friday, May 17 2013 6:17 PM EDT2013-05-17 22:17:08 GMT
    U.S. Senator Rob Portman is skeptical about President Barack Obama's suggestion that he hadn't been aware of IRS targeting of conservative groups.
    Sen. Rob Portman told Ohio reporters in a conference call Thursday that questions had been raised more than a year ago.
  • Highway Named After Local Fallen Soldier

    Highway Named After Local Fallen Soldier

    Thursday, April 11 2013 12:02 PM EDT2013-04-11 16:02:53 GMT
    The Ohio General Assembly and the Ohio Department of Transportation will honor a local fallen soldier on Tuesday, April 9.The family of SSG. Jesse A. Ault has invited the community to attend the unveiling
    The Ohio General Assembly and the Ohio Department of Transportation honored a local fallen soldier on Tuesday.
  • Flying J Travel Center Being Built in Belmont, Ohio

    Flying J Travel Center Being Built in Belmont, Ohio

    Friday, July 5 2013 1:46 PM EDT2013-07-05 17:46:31 GMT
    Photo Courtesy http://www.pilotflyingj.comPhoto Courtesy http://www.pilotflyingj.com
    Pilot Flying J has started construction on a Travel Center in Belmont, Ohio. The company plans to complete it by November of this year.
    A Flying J Travel Center is being built in Belmont, Ohio and will be completed by November of this year.
  • Belmont County ODOT Workers Win 'Roadeo' Competition

    Belmont County ODOT Workers Win 'Roadeo' Competition

    Thursday, May 23 2013 9:15 PM EDT2013-05-24 01:15:20 GMT
    Two Belmont County Ohio Department of Transportation workers took home awards Wednesday after winning District 11's annual Truck and Loader ‘Roadeo' competition.
    Two Belmont County Ohio Department of Transportation workers took home awards Wednesday after winning District 11's annual Truck and Loader ‘Roadeo' competition.
  • Town Hall Meeting Set in Martins Ferry

    Town Hall Meeting Set in Martins Ferry

    Wednesday, February 13 2013 8:56 AM EST2013-02-13 13:56:40 GMT
    A town hall meeting is scheduled in Martins Ferry tonight. The meeting will be held at the Veterans Memorial Center in Martins Ferry and starts at 6 p.m. It was to be held on January 30, but had to be
    A town hall meeting is scheduled in Martins Ferry tonight. The meeting will be held at the Veterans Memorial Center in Martins Ferry and starts at 6 p.m. It was to be held on January 30, but had to be
  • Belmont Community Hospital Expands Behavioral Medicine Center

    Belmont Community Hospital Expands Behavioral Medicine Center

    Tuesday, January 15 2013 4:11 PM EST2013-01-15 21:11:23 GMT
    The Behavioral Medicine Center at Belmont Community Hospital is expanding.The center is Belmont County's only inpatient psychiatric facility and is increasing the number of beds from 10 to 16 to provide
    The Behavioral Medicine Center at Belmont Community Hospital is expanding.The center is Belmont County's only inpatient psychiatric facility and is increasing the number of beds from 10 to 16 to provide
  • Students Schooled on Drug Addiction

    Students Schooled on Drug Addiction

    Friday, January 11 2013 2:06 PM EST2013-01-11 19:06:10 GMT
    Middle and High School students in St. Clairsville gathered this morning for a presentation on drug addiction.Paul Weidman, a family doctor who also specializes in addiction treatment says he was working
    Middle and High School students in St. Clairsville gathered this morning for a presentation on drug addiction.