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  • Brothers Charged in Death of Teen Who Stole Bike

    Brothers Charged in Death of Teen Who Stole Bike

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:59 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:59:23 GMT
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    CLEVELAND (AP) - Police say two Cleveland brothers were charged with felonious assault after using their cars to hit and kill a 17-year-old boy who they claim had stolen a dirt bike from them. Tracy Philpott Jr., from the Cleveland suburb of Warrensville Heights, died Saturday at a hospital, two days after being struck by cars police say were driven by 24-year-old Aaron Trail and 28-year-old Alfonso Trail on Cleveland's east side. A police report says Philpott brandished a gun when he and an...
    CLEVELAND (AP) - Police say two Cleveland brothers were charged with felonious assault after using their cars to hit and kill a 17-year-old boy who they claim had stolen a dirt bike from them. Tracy Philpott Jr., from the Cleveland suburb of Warrensville Heights, died Saturday at a hospital, two days after being struck by cars police say were driven by 24-year-old Aaron Trail and 28-year-old Alfonso Trail on Cleveland's east side. A police report says Philpott brandished a gun when he and an...
  • UPDATE: Arrested Union Local Superintendent Posts $60,000 Bond

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

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:56 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:56:53 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.
  • Man Flown to Hospital After Being Shot in Steubenville, Suspects Found Hiding in Garage

    Man Flown to Hospital After Being Shot in Steubenville, Suspects Found Hiding in Garage

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:57 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:57:47 GMT
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    A 31-year-old man was transported to a Pittsburgh hospital on Tuesday after being shot twice in Steubenville, and his alleged assailants were found hiding in a garage nearby.
    A 31-year-old man was transported to a Pittsburgh hospital on Tuesday after being shot twice in Steubenville, and his alleged assailants were found hiding in a garage nearby.
  • Meth Arrests Made in Tyler County

    Meth Arrests Made in Tyler County

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:58 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:58:54 GMT
    Two Tyler County residents are behind bars on drug charges on Tuesday after police reportedly found methamphetamine and materials to make the drug at their home.
    Two Tyler County residents are behind bars on drug charges on Tuesday after police reportedly found methamphetamine and materials to make the drug at their home.
  • Ohio County School Board Rescinds Uniform Policy

    Ohio County School Board Rescinds Uniform Policy

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:00:07 GMT
    The Ohio County School Board is making ways to save nearly $70 thousand during the upcoming school year.
    The Ohio County School Board is making ways to save nearly $70 thousand during the upcoming school year.
  • Drug Overdose at Moundsville Motel Ends in Child Neglect Charges

    Drug Overdose at Moundsville Motel Ends in Child Neglect Charges

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:46 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:46:38 GMT
    A 911 call reporting a drug overdose at a Moundsville motel ended with a couple being arrested on child neglect and drug charges.On Saturday night, Moundsville police responded to a motel on Lafayette Avenue after dispatch reported a 911 call for a drug overdose. Upon arrival, police say they found 35-year-old Travis Shafer, of Amma, West Virginia, who had apparently overdosed on oxycodone. EMS crews were able to revive him.Shafer refused medical treatment and police collected marijuana, seve...
    A 911 call reporting a drug overdose at a Moundsville motel ended with a couple being arrested on child neglect and drug charges.On Saturday night, Moundsville police responded to a motel on Lafayette Avenue after dispatch reported a 911 call for a drug overdose. Upon arrival, police say they found 35-year-old Travis Shafer, of Amma, West Virginia, who had apparently overdosed on oxycodone. EMS crews were able to revive him.Shafer refused medical treatment and police collected marijuana, seve...
  • 'Meet Me in the Alley' Art Exhibit Debuts Thursday

    'Meet Me in the Alley' Art Exhibit Debuts Thursday

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:48 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:48:59 GMT
    Many of you have met Wheeling Photographer, Bennett McKinley in the alley to take part in a special project that showcases the diverse population that make up the Ohio Valley.
    Many of you have met Wheeling Photographer, Bennett McKinley in the alley to take part in a special project that showcases the diverse population that make up the Ohio Valley.
  • Dillonvale Woman Accused of Attempted Murder Allegedly Told Police She Was Dreaming at Time of Stabbing

    Dillonvale Woman Accused of Attempted Murder Allegedly Told Police She Was Dreaming at Time of Stabbing

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:22 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:22:22 GMT
    A Dillonvale woman accused of attempted murder and aggravated assault after allegedly stabbing her husband in the neck reportedly told police she was dreaming that she was filleting fish when the incident occurred.
    A Dillonvale woman accused of attempted murder and aggravated assault after allegedly stabbing her husband in the neck reportedly told police she was dreaming that she was filleting fish when the incident occurred.
  • First Person Charged in Steubenville Water Theft Crackdown Appears in Court

    First Person Charged in Steubenville Water Theft Crackdown Appears in Court

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:56 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:56:04 GMT
    The first person to be charged with theft of services as part of Steubenville's crack down on illegal water use was in court on Tuesday.
    The first person to be charged with theft of services as part of Steubenville's crack down on illegal water use was in court on Tuesday.
  • Sistersville Elementary School Teacher Arrested

    Sistersville Elementary School Teacher Arrested

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:48 AM EDT2014-07-29 08:48:31 GMT
    According to the Sistersville Police Department, Gina Crawford, 5th grade elementary school teacher at Sistersville Elementary and daughter of Tyler County Superintendent Robin Daquilante, was arrested on Saturday.
    According to the Sistersville Police Department, Gina Crawford, 5th grade elementary school teacher at Sistersville Elementary and daughter of Tyler County Superintendent Robin Daquilante, was arrested on Saturday.
  • Weekend Tornado Confirmed in West Virginia

    Weekend Tornado Confirmed in West Virginia

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:17 AM EDT2014-07-29 12:17:39 GMT
    MAXWELL, W.Va. (AP) - The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado touched down in Pleasants and Ritchie counties over the weekend. The weather service says the EF1 tornado traveled about four miles and carried winds of up to 100 mph. The tornado snapped and uprooted trees. No injuries were reported. The weather service says the tornado touched down around 7:15 p.m. Sunday south of Maxwell. The twister was on the ground for about 15 minutes and had a maximum width of 200 yards. Copyr...
    MAXWELL, W.Va. (AP) - The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado touched down in Pleasants and Ritchie counties over the weekend. The weather service says the EF1 tornado traveled about four miles and carried winds of up to 100 mph. The tornado snapped and uprooted trees. No injuries were reported. The weather service says the tornado touched down around 7:15 p.m. Sunday south of Maxwell. The twister was on the ground for about 15 minutes and had a maximum width of 200 yards. Copyr...
  • New Martinsville Cleaning Up After Severe Storms Roll Through Area

    New Martinsville Cleaning Up After Severe Storms Roll Through Area

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:43:28 GMT
    New Martinsville residents were cleaning up on Monday after several buildings and homes were damaged and trees uprooted after violent weather rolled through the area.
    New Martinsville residents were cleaning up on Monday after several buildings and homes were damaged and trees uprooted after violent weather rolled through the area.
  • Dollar Tree steps up fight, buys Family Dollar

    Dollar Tree steps up fight, buys Family Dollar

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:28:38 GMT
    Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion.
    The fight for penny pinchers is intensifying.
  • Ohio man dies in Montana bicycle crash

    Ohio man dies in Montana bicycle crash

    Officials in northwestern Montana say an Ohio man died after being thrown from a bicycle on Big Mountain Road north of Whitefish.
    Officials in northwestern Montana say an Ohio man died after being thrown from a bicycle on Big Mountain Road north of Whitefish.
  • Ritchie Elementary School to Undergo $7 Million Renovation

    Ritchie Elementary School to Undergo $7 Million Renovation

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:00:45 GMT
    Ritchie Elementary School in South Wheeling will soon undergo some serious renovation costing between $7 and $8 million.
    Ritchie Elementary School in South Wheeling will soon undergo some serious renovation costing between $7 and $8 million.
  • Police: Rescued boys never mentioned drowned teen

    Police: Rescued boys never mentioned drowned teen

    Police say two teens who were rescued from a jetty in Presque Isle Bay in Erie last week, and two others who were with them, never mentioned a fifth boy who drowned and whose body wasn't found until Saturday.
    Police say two teens who were rescued from a jetty in Presque Isle Bay in Erie last week, and two others who were with them, never mentioned a fifth boy who drowned and whose body wasn't found until Saturday.
  • Commander of Air Force One During 9/11 Attacks to Speak in Steubenville

    Commander of Air Force One During 9/11 Attacks to Speak in Steubenville

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:01 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:01:28 GMT
    The man who commanded Air Force One during the September 11 terrorist attacks will speak to a Steubenville audience on the anniversary of the attacks, Sept. 11, 2014.Retired Air Force Col. Mark Tillman, the nation's 12th presidential pilot, is the net guest speaker in the Herald-Star, Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Speaker Series to be held on Sept. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Steubenville High School Auditorium. The event is in part a remembrance of the losses of Sept. 11 and a salute to ar...
    The man who commanded Air Force One during the September 11 terrorist attacks will speak to a Steubenville audience on the anniversary of the attacks, Sept. 11, 2014.Retired Air Force Col. Mark Tillman, the nation's 12th presidential pilot, is the net guest speaker in the Herald-Star, Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Speaker Series to be held on Sept. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Steubenville High School Auditorium. The event is in part a remembrance of the losses of Sept. 11 and a salute to ar...
  • Weirton Police Officer Found to be Driving on Suspended License

    Weirton Police Officer Found to be Driving on Suspended License

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:29 AM EDT2014-07-29 12:29:21 GMT
    A Weirton police officer was discovered to have been driving on a suspended license after an investigation into a weekend accident.
    A Weirton police officer was discovered to have been driving on a suspended license after an investigation into a weekend accident.
  • Site selling items from convicted priest's funeral

    Site selling items from convicted priest's funeral

    An Internet site devoted to selling memorabilia from notorious killers is selling dirt said to be from the gravesite of a Roman Catholic priest convicted of killing a nun in Ohio.
    An Internet site devoted to selling memorabilia from notorious killers is selling dirt said to be from the gravesite of a Roman Catholic priest convicted of killing a nun in Ohio.