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Month: February 2020

Contigo Issues New Recall of Kids’ Water Bottles Over Choking Hazard

The water bottle company Contigo has announced a new recall over concerns that the bottle’s spout can detach and present a choking hazard. The company issued the recall Wednesday on 5.7 million Contigo Kids Cleanable Water Bottles in the U.S., on top of an additional 157,000 in Canada and 28,000 in Mexico. These water bottles had previously been recalled in August, as well. Affected models of the children’s water bottle include only those with a black base and black spout cover. The recall applies to 13, 14 and 20 ounce bottles and those covered in graphics, solid colors, stainless...

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Video of Crowded Hancock Co. Schools Bus Sparks Concern

Hancock County buses have been involved in multiple crashes this year, but the latest concern is over a video that shows a crowded bus with students standing. While the blame is not placed on the bus drivers or Hancock County schools for any of these particular incidents –all three crashes involved vehicles hitting the buses — it does raise questions over safety on school buses. The video was filmed by a student on a bus ride from John D. Rockefeller Career Center to Oak Glen High School. Officials from the school say that there are typically two buses and...

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Multi-Million Dollar Project to Soon Break Ground in Weirton

A multi-million dollar project will be breaking ground for a development along Park Drive in Weirton. Nearly 100 acres of land will be developed as part of a three-phase project bringing in all kinds of business. Weirton Mayor Harold Miller said plans have been about 10 years in the making, and they will be breaking ground soon. The idea is to transform space across from the Walmart and make it an all-inclusive site, full of restaurants, retail, hotels, and other living spaces. For years, the city has been working with the state on approval and funding, but this is...

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Delegates Want Alecto Health Care Services Investigated

The West Virginia House of Delegates has passed a resolution calling on Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s office to investigate Alecto Health Care Services. Delegate Erikka Storch (R-Ohio Co.) is the lead sponsor for the bill, which passed on a 94-4 vote. Alecto was the parent company of Ohio Valley Medical Center before its closure. Meanwhile Alecto currently owns the Fairmont Regional Medical Center in Fairmont, West Virginia, which is now slated to close. The resolution points out “while Alecto took the financial “risks,” the public was largely left to foot the bills. With Alecto’s purchase of OVMC, the city...

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