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A new tool kit, launched locally by the Ohio Attorney General's Office, is aiming to help prevent more people from falling victim to scams. Every year, the Ohio Attorney General's Office receives over 30,000 calls regarding scams, so Attorney General Mike DeWine has comprised a toolkit that he sent to every library in the state to enhance awareness.
Wheeling Police Chief Shawn Schwertfeger said he is thinking outside the box when it comes to filling holes left by budget cuts. Now that the department is down 11 officers, Schwertfeger has been thinking of creative ways to fight back."In order to be proactive and to make an impact, you need specialized units and you need to have fresh staff to proactively address those issues," Schwertfeger said. He said the department has had to take a reactive approach, but it is hard to prioritize in dif... More>>
Summer might be ending on a hot note, but it's the winter forecast that could have many running under the covers.Remember last winter's polar vortex and onslaught of snow? Well, it looks like this winter might be more of the same.The Farmer's Almanac is predicting this winter will be just as terrible. The current edition predicts three quarters of the nation will experience below-normal temperatures.Storm Tracker 7 Meteorologist Brian Davis says the Almanac's prediction is far from exact."Of ... More>>
A man's body found along a Harrison County roadway last week has been identified as a local resident. More>>
A man was transported to a local hospital after allegedly being stabbed by a woman in Steubenville. More>>
Youth Services System Inc. of Wheeling on Tuesday renamed the Northern Regional Juvenile Center in honor of their founding director, Ron Mulholland. More>>
The man who allegedly lead police on a five hour manhunt Monday, went before an Ohio County Magistrate for his arraignment hearing Tuesday. More>>
We have brand new details about an inmate who walked away from his work release group Monday, leading police on a five hour manhunt. More>>
PEACH BOTTOM, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a lightning strike has killed a boy who was swimming in a central Pennsylvania creek. Lancaster Newspapers (http://bit.ly/W3i4Lr) reports that three boys were swimming in the Conowingo Creek in Fulton Township when a storm moved through Sunday afternoon. Fire Chief Tracy Tomlinson said crews used an ATV to cross a field to reach the boys. Two of them were taken to Lancaster General Hospital and then to Hershey Medical Center. The Dauphin County corone... More>>
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... More>>
Authorities in Ohio County captured inmate Christopher Michael Walls after he walked away from his work release at Fort Henry Days in Oglebay on Monday morning. More>>
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - An Ohio man has been arrested in connection with the death of a West Virginia teenager. Police tell media outlets that a body found in Meigs County, Ohio, has been identified as that of 16-year-old Erika Brown of Cross Lanes, West Virginia. Brown was reported missing Aug. 10. Meigs County Sheriff Keith O. Wood says an Ohio trooper arrested 36-year-old Ernest M. Roach of Racine, Ohio, on Saturday on a federal warrant obtained by authorities in Kanawha County, West Vir... More>>
A summer tradition is under way in Belmont County this week.Opening ceremonies for the 165th Belmont County Fair will be held Wednesday at noon. It will include a flag raising and ribbon cutting. Junior fair participants will show off their prized livestock throughout the week. The midway will be open complete with games, rides and live music. Events to be held later in the week include motorcross racing, tractor pulls and the ever popular demolition derby.You can find a schedule of events he... More>>