Month: March 2018

Weirton man pleads guilty to child pornography charge

A Weirton man admitted on Thursday to possessing child pornography, according to the United States Attorney’s Office. Michael Dziatkowicz, 36, pled guilty to one count of “Possession of Child Pornography.” According to officials, Dziatkowicz admitted to having child pornography in February 2015 in Hancock County. He now faces up to 10-years incarceration, and a fine of up to...

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Stepdaughter of former Powhatan Mayor appears in court

The woman charged with being an “accomplice to murder” in the death of Marvin Brown appeared in court yesterday. Meredith Broome’s bond was lowered from $1 million to $20,000, a point where she may soon be out of jail. Authorities say this is all part of the plan, and no one is at risk. Belmont County Prosecutor Dan Fry says he wants to present the case against all of the suspects in this murder at once. She is implicated in the murder-for-hire plot of Marvin Brown, a former mayor of Powhatan Point and the owner of Powhatan Construction. Both the prosecutor and authorities’ stress that no additional information will be released until their investigation is complete in the coming...

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Man Arrested for OVI after Head-On with Deputy

A Toronto Man is in jail after a head-on collision with a Jefferson County Deputy. The accident happened along State Route 43, just in front of the Wal-Mart Distribution Center around 3:30 yesterday morning. Officials said 29-year-old Mathew Marshall, of Toronto was traveling left of center in a red Suzuki when a Jefferson County deputy was traveling in the opposite direction. Both vehicles swerved to avoid a collision but the SUV ended up striking the deputy’s vehicle and crashing into a fence. Marshall was not injured in the crash and he was arrested for operating a motor vehicle impaired. Deputy Thompson has since been released from the hospital after being treated for his...

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Acero Junction sold for $81 million

The Acero Junction plant in Mingo Junction has been sold for nearly $81 million. India-based JSW Steel announced yesterday it had finalized the stock purchase agreement with Acero. Back in October, the steel coil production company was in debt to local contractors to the tune of nearly $8 million, but this sale will clear that situation. Acero attorneys said new jobs would pay a salary of $81,000. This acquisition comes after JSW announced an investment of  $500 million into another plant in Baytown Texas.  That announcement was made on Monday.  ...

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