(WTRF) – Take a look back at this week’s Top Stories.
This place, which has been described as a nuisance or an eyesore, will eventually be called a place that welcomes visitors to the Friendly City.
New details have surfaced about what’s next for the former Wheeling Inn site
The Wheeling/Ohio County Convention and Visitors Bureau has big plans to purchase the former Wheeling Inn and convert it into a gateway to the city. CVB plans to build a one-story, mostly glass-enclosed building with ample parking space. They want to have it up and running in about three years, four at most.
The Wheeling Fire Department is investigating a deadly fire at a home on Eof Street early Wednesday morning.
One dead in Wheeling fire
Smoke covered the entire block when firefighters arrived.Two people were rescued from their home, but one died in hospital. The fire is still under investigation, but the house is a total loss.
A man charged with hitting a 7-year-old boy with a motorcycle and then walking away has pleaded not guilty in court this week.
West Virginia man pleads not guilty to hit-and-run 7-year-old boy
Weirton’s Paul White has been charged with leaving the scene of the accident after sustaining serious injuries. Prosecutors said it was a felony and sentenced him to three years in prison from one year. White faces trial in March.
Belmont County officials are investigating after a man assaulted a woman and then attacked a witness to the crime.
New information on the Belmont County raid
It happened near the park, off Interstate 470. Ohio Highway Patrol said a female witness saw a man punching and kicking another woman outside her vehicle. He attacked her with a knife. The man got into the car and took off. Witnesses said the female victim appeared to be badly injured.
Finally, along with the announcement of another major project at Wheeling, there were questions about the construction of suspension bridges.
Suspension bridge construction continues through winter
Work continues through the winter, but progresses more slowly during the winter months, according to the Highways Department. Officials are doing cable repairs and foundation work, he told 7News. Work is progressing well and is expected to be completed in July, according to the DOH.
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