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  • Palm-sized spider found at southern Ohio preserve

    Palm-sized spider found at southern Ohio preserve

    A big, hairy, palm-sized spider more common in the South has been spotted in Ohio, reportedly for the first time in six decades.
    A big, hairy, palm-sized spider more common in the South has been spotted in Ohio, reportedly for the first time in six decades.
  • Pregnant Police Officer Files Lawsuit Against City

    Pregnant Police Officer Files Lawsuit Against City

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:07 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:07:43 GMT
    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...
    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...
  • McMechen Police Chief Relieved of Duty

    McMechen Police Chief Relieved of Duty

    Thursday, August 21 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-08-21 22:40:06 GMT
    WTRF.com has learned McMechen Police Chief David Robinson has been relieved of duty and is "no longer with the city."
    WTRF.com has learned McMechen Police Chief David Robinson has been relieved of duty and is "no longer with the city."
  • Jury: Woman Downloaded Child Porn to Frame Husband

    Jury: Woman Downloaded Child Porn to Frame Husband

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:14 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:14:54 GMT
    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...
    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...
  • State Trooper Trapped Under Suspect's Car After Washington County, Pa. Police Chase

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

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:15 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:15:40 GMT
    A Pennsylvania State Trooper was recovering on Thursday morning after being pinned under a suspect's car during a car chase.
    A Pennsylvania State Trooper was recovering on Thursday morning after being pinned under a suspect's car during a car chase.
  • Martins Ferry Man Arrested on Fugitive From Justice Warrant

    Martins Ferry Man Arrested on Fugitive From Justice Warrant

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:28 AM EDT2014-08-21 15:28:56 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.
  • Ford Recalls More Than 160,000 Vehicles

    Ford Recalls More Than 160,000 Vehicles

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:49 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:49:19 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • UPDATE: Clean-Up Continues After Train Derails, Spills Fuel in Steubenville

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

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:13 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:13:17 GMT
    On Thursday, Norfolk Southern crews were on the scene of a fuel spill in Steubenville that occurred after a train derailed.
    On Thursday, Norfolk Southern crews were on the scene of a fuel spill in Steubenville that occurred after a train derailed.
  • Torrential Rains Cause Flooding Across the Ohio Valley

    Torrential Rains Cause Flooding Across the Ohio Valley

    Thursday, August 21 2014 4:12 AM EDT2014-08-21 08:12:47 GMT
    National Road in Wheeling was shut down due to flooding Wednesday morning.National Road in Wheeling was shut down due to flooding Wednesday morning.
    Torrential rain that began early Wednesday morning led to flooding across the Ohio Valley.
    Torrential rain that began early Wednesday morning led to flooding across the Ohio Valley.
  • Multiple Departments Respond to Bellaire House Fire

    Multiple Departments Respond to Bellaire House Fire

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:14 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:14:16 GMT
    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...
    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...
  • Brooke Preview

    Brooke Preview

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:29 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:29:04 GMT
    A look at the 2014 Brooke Bruins
    A look at the 2014 Brooke Bruins
  • W.Va. man admits obtaining oxycodone by fraud

    W.Va. man admits obtaining oxycodone by fraud

    A Beckley man has admitted to having his girlfriend steal prescription drugs for him.
    A Beckley man has admitted to having his girlfriend steal prescription drugs for him.
  • Ohio doctor accused of $7.2 million medical fraud

    Ohio doctor accused of $7.2 million medical fraud

    A federal court indictment alleges a northeast Ohio cardiologist performed unnecessary procedures as part of an alleged scheme to overbill Medicaid and private health insurance companies by $7.2 million.
    A federal court indictment alleges a northeast Ohio cardiologist performed unnecessary procedures as part of an alleged scheme to overbill Medicaid and private health insurance companies by $7.2 million.
  • Steubenville Councilman Makes Statement Regarding Richmond Returning to Football Team

    Steubenville Councilman Makes Statement Regarding Richmond Returning to Football Team

    Thursday, August 21 2014 8:31 AM EDT2014-08-21 12:31:39 GMT
    A statement has been made by a city official in a community plagued with national and international media attention stemming from an infamous rape case.
    A statement has been made by a city official in a community plagued with national and international media attention stemming from an infamous rape case.
  • Martins Ferry Preview

    Martins Ferry Preview

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:59 PM EDT2014-08-21 03:59:45 GMT
    A look at the 2014 Martins Ferry Purple Riders
    A look at the 2014 Martins Ferry Purple Riders
  • Bellaire Preview

    Bellaire Preview

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:35 PM EDT2014-08-21 03:35:09 GMT
    A look at to the 2014 Bellaire Big Reds
    A look at to the 2014 Bellaire Big Reds
  • Ohio Catholic diocese discourages ice challenge

    Ohio Catholic diocese discourages ice challenge

    A Roman Catholic diocese in southwest Ohio is urging its school leaders not to encourage the ice-bucket challenge for the ALS Association because donations could fund research involving embryonic stem cells.
    A Roman Catholic diocese in southwest Ohio is urging its school leaders not to encourage the ice-bucket challenge for the ALS Association because donations could fund research involving embryonic stem cells.
  • 'Downtown Wheeling Inc.' Changes Name, Still Has Same Goals

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

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:16 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:16:18 GMT
    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...
    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...
  • W.Va. awards community service, justice grants

    W.Va. awards community service, justice grants

    Community service and justice system programs statewide have been awarded nearly $13 million in grants from the state.
    Community service and justice system programs statewide have been awarded nearly $13 million in grants from the state.