Investigations into acts of violence and new incentive programs for COVID vaccines: These are the headlines of the week
WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) – Here’s a look back at the top headlines of the week.
The call came as a fire in Belmont County, but as new details emerged during the week, the sheriff’s department classified the case as a double homicide.
-> Answers to the death of a couple in their home <-
Tom and Angela Strussion were found dead at their home on Trails End Road in Belmont on Monday morning after rescue workers arrived at the scene. Belmont County Sheriff Dave Lucas has been hiding the details but says the investigation is still ongoing. Sheriff Lucas has asked anyone living in this area or on Route 40 with security cameras to call the sheriff’s department at (740) 695-7933.
At the scene of a murder last week in Mozart, neighbors voiced many concerns about the area to 7News. So we brought these questions to the Wheeling Police.
->Woman in Mozart’s murder had wounds on her chest and neck; New details emerge<-
Anorah Charlene Schostag was killed in a house on South Frazier Run Road on Friday. According to the police, she had large wounds on her neck and chest. The suspect, William Carmen, was arrested on the spot and charged with murder. Chief Shawn Schwertfeger said he has spoken to several neighbors in the area and is encouraging them to attend South Wheeling Crime Watch meetings.
In Ohio, Governor Mike DeWine introduced a new vaccination incentive program aimed at children ages 12-15.
-> Vax to the school program; Ohio launches new vaccine lottery drawing <-
Vax to School is awarding five grants worth $ 100,000. The governor also says that $ 50,000 grants will be awarded.
Speaking of vaccination incentive programs, the Governor Justice and Babydog stopped in the Ohio Valley to hand out a few prizes.
->Get to know the lucky winners of the “Do it for Babydog” vaccination lottery <-
Homer Pierce won a choice of free gas for 10 years or $ 40,000. Travis Bayes from Wheeling now owns a brand new ATV. Kassidy Wolfe, a sophomore at West Liberty University, was surprised with a luxury car in front of her entire team.
It’s been a bittersweet week for us here at 7News. Chief Meteorologist Dr. Dave announced his retirement.
-> He goes in pension! (We can’t believe it either) <-
His no-nonsense predictions and friendly demeanor have made him a favorite in the Ohio Valley. When the cameras are off, he’s a friend of all of us here in the office. Doc moves to Mexico with his wonderful wife, Lulu. As much as we will miss him, we wish both of you the best on this next adventure, so that you can enjoy life together.
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