(WTRF) – Here’s a look back at the week’s top headlines.
West Virginia Governor Jim Justice put pen to paper this week, signing a bill that’s critical for the state’s mental health services.
Senate Bill 181 fully funds the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline in the Mountain State. Soon the way people in crisis reach that hotline will change, with the nationwide development of a 988 hotline number. With the three digit number, the lifeline predicts a higher volume in calls.
If you need help right now, call 1-800-273-TALK.
Family, friends, former teammates and fans are still mourning the loss of former Ohio State and current Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins. He was killed in an auto accident in Florida last week.
Haskins was hit by a dump truck while walking on a highway. Authorities did not say why he was on the highway at the time, but Haskins was in Florida spending time with some teammates.
A major announcement for the village of Caidz this week. Congressman Bill Johnson announced $2 million in federal funding is coming to the community to help with sewer system upgrades.
This money will go towards phase two, which is just part of the overall $5 million project.
A downtown Wheeling landmark now has a new owner. Helping Heroes announced it’s bringing its services for veterans to the former Columbia Gas building.
The organization is planning a multi-million dollar restoration of the building; which will include an emergency shelter for homeless veterans, transitional housing, room for education and training, office space and a resale shop and coffee shop. The project will take about 24 months.
A Bellaire couple is getting some national attention for their DIY work.
Trey and Amber Masciarelli appeared on the Rachael Ray show this week. Their videos on TikTok gained them millions of followers as they renovated a foreclosed home.
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