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Community Welcomes Hometown Hero Video included


A homecoming fit for an Ohio Valley hero took place Tuesday evening, in Glen Dale. A procession made it's way through the streets of the city, honoring a man who has spent nearly a year away from his family to protect our country.  The emotional homecoming was celebrated as dozens of people lined the streets to welcome back a hometown hero, Staff Sergeant Brian Collins, "A huge weight was lifted off of my shoulders as soon as I seen him at the airport. He's home, he's safe,...

Workers Discover Piece of Wheeling History While Clearing Land for New Health Plan Building


A hidden piece of Wheeling's history was discovered as workers are clearing the way for the new Health Plan building in downtown.

Annual High School Football Kickoff Show Held at Quaker Steak and Lube


The annual show aired on Tuesday night on ABC Ohio Valley. 

McNinch Elementary playground now handicap accessible Video included


Five years ago, Nurse Tammy Riding and McNinch Elementary Physical Education teacher Ashley Doty began fundraising for new handicap accessible playground equipment. Now, their dream has become a reality.

Moundsville Woman Helping Relief Efforts in Louisiana Video included


The Red Cross has deployed more than 1,700 volunteers to Louisiana to support relief efforts after devastating flooding damaged more than 10,000 homes and 9 of those volunteers are from West Virginia.

Officials: "Breakdown in the Home" & "Drugs" to Blame for Recent Teen Arrests Video included


Within the past 48 hours across the Ohio Valley there have been two teenagers shot, two more arrested for allegedly doing the shooting, and two more arrested for attempted burglary. Drugs and a lack of parenting is the consensus authorities who deal with these issues have come to. 

Marijuana Plants Seized During Air Surveillance Efforts in Belmont County


Police in Belmont County have seized numerous marijuana plants after discovering a crop during an air surveillance effort on Monday. 

Water Advisory Lifted For Most of Scio


Some residents in Scio have been told they can drink their water again.

McDonald's recalls millions of Happy Meals fitness bands


McDonald's is recalling millions of fitness bands that had been given away in Happy Meals because they might cause skin irritation or burns to children.

Lawmakers demand information on EpiPen price increase Video included


Lawmakers are demanding more information on why the price of lifesaving EpiPens has skyrocketed.

Steubenville Police Investigate Gunfire Incidents


Police in Steubenville are still investigating to see if two nights of gun fire on the same street are connected. 

Semitruck Accident Sends 1 to the Hospital in Belmont County Video included


Multiple crews responded to an accident in Belmont County Tuesday morning. 

Police: Mom killed newborn by putting him in refrigerator

Photo Credit: Chester County Jail Photo Credit: Chester County Jail

A bond hearing has been scheduled for a mother charged with killing her infant son by putting him in the refrigerator for several hours. 

Bellaire Officials Lift Boil Order Video included


Officials in Bellaire say the boil order issued has been lifted.  The village was under a boil order since Saturday's massive water line break.

AHA Recommends Parents Limits Children's Sugar Intake Video included


Studies show that kids in the U.S. have a serious sweet tooth and a new recommendation by the American Heart Association is trying to cut back on all that sugar. 

US soldier killed in southern Afghanistan Video included


The U.S. military says an American soldier has been killed and another wounded by a roadside bomb during an operation in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province.

Employees Paid for Time not Worked


The audit found the court of claims was ,"fostering an environment where employees are not required to follow the policies and procedures..." allowing four employees to be paid a total of $6,833 in wages they didn't earn.

9-year-old delivers pizza to flood victims


As Louisiana begins cleaning up after last week's devastating floods, we've heard many stories of communities coming together to help each other out.  That helping spirit caught one young boy in the Lafayette area this weekend. 

Wheeling Police Investigating String of Car Vandalisms

Wheeling Police Investigating String of Car Vandalisms Video included


Police are looking for suspects after several vehicles were vandalized in nine locations across Wheeling. 

FBI investigating Virginia stabbing as a possible terrorist attack


The FBI is investigating a double stabbing here Saturday night as a possible terrorist attack.

Man Rescued After Being Stuck Between Buildings


Crews were at the scene for more than three hours working to free him. The man was finally rescued around 6 a.m.

Bellaire residents to vote on marijuana ordinance Video included


In November, an ordinance will be up for vote that would eliminate the penalty for possession of less than 200 grams of marijuana within Bellaire village limits.

Police Release New Details in Weekend Shooting in Hancock County Video included


New details have been released in this weekends shooting in Hancock County. When deputies arrived, they located the victim, Josh Poling, 19, of Weirton, had been shot in the leg near the groin.

Scio Administrator Says Do Not Drink Advisory Lifted for Some


According to the Village Administrator, Jason Tubaugh, the Manganese Do Not Drink Teir One Health Advisory was lifted Monday for people living in a portion of Scio. 

Update: Bellaire Officials Hope to Give All Clear for Drinking Water Tuesday Night

Update: Bellaire Officials Hope to Give "All Clear" for Drinking Water Tuesday Night


In Bellaire, officials hope to give the all clear to drink water by Tuesday night after a major waterline break on Saturday. Right now -- the water is back on and bottled water is still available for people at the fire house located on Belmont Street. Stay with 7News for updates on when the water is safe to drink.

Wheeling man sentenced for transporting minors to engage in illicit sexual conduct


A Wheeling man has been sentenced for transporting minors to engage in illicit sexual conduct. 

Plan Designed to Reduce Misuse of Prescription Opioid Medications


West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has finalized his best practices aimed at putting a stop to prescription drug abuse. 

Sinkhole continues to be top priority in Martins Ferry Video included


The Martins Ferry sinkhole continues to be the biggest priority of City officials. They say another family has moved out, and one man continues to remain in his house, despite the fact that it's cracking and slipping. 

Steubenville Woman Will Spend Next Year in Prison for Stabbing Husband Video included


A Steubenville woman who stabbed her husband in the back with a kitchen knife will spend the next year in prison.

Police: Teens Arrested After Attempted Burglary in Brooke County Video included


Officials with the Brooke County Sheriff's Department say they stopped an attempted burglary in progress Monday afternoon.

Trump returning to northeast Ohio for rally Video included

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is returning northeast Ohio for another campaign rally.

Dairy Queen Returns to Weirton Video included


The line was out the door and the drive-thru line wrapped around the building for lunch at the brand new Dairy Queen in Weirton.

Raccoons Rabies Vaccines Drops Administered in Ohio, Wetzel Counties


The annual raccoon rabies vaccine drop has started in Ohio and Wetzel Counties.

WV Woman Faces Charges After Biting 2 Police Officers


A West Virginia woman is facing a disorderly conduct charge after she reportedly bit two officers while they attempted to arrest her. 

Boil Order Issued in South Wheeling


The City of Wheeling Water Department has issued a boil order in the South Wheeling area. 

Route 88 Down to One Lane After Truck Rollover Video included


One lane of Route 88 is now open. Crews with AEP are continuing to work on fixing the power line poles.

Closures Expected on 10th Street All Week Video included


Officials with the West Virginia Division of Highways say to expect closures on 10th Street in Downtown Wheeling this week. 

Trump denies flip-flopping on deportations

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Donald Trump says he is not flip-flopping on a plan to deport the 11 million people living in the United States illegally. 

State police: Teen set fire to home with family still inside

The teen's parents and 11-year-old sister suffered serious burns in the fire.

'Super Lice' Spread to 48 States


A new study suggests that 'super lice' has spread to 48 states in America.

Boil Order Issued for Parts of Wheeling Island


Customers are advised to boil water for 48 hours after service is restored. 

'Do Not Drink' Order Lifted for Parts of Scio


The "Do Not Drink" order for Village of Scio has been lifted for portions of the Village. 

Federal judge temporarily blocks Obama's transgender directive


A federal judge has temporarily blocked an Obama administration directive on bathroom rights for transgender students in U.S. public schools. 

Harambe lives: Killed zoo gorilla gets a second life online

Harambe, the Ohio zoo gorilla shot and killed after a 3-year-old boy got into his enclosure, has taken on life after death.

West Virginia state employee day care looks for new operator

West Virginia officials are looking for a vendor to run a day care center at the Capitol complex for children of public employees.

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