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Month: June 2019

Contractor Making Progress Toward Re-opening Ohio 7 North of Toronto

State Route 7 remains closed to traffic between Toronto and Empire due to the landslide that took place last week, closing north and southbound lanes. Shelly and Sands, Inc. began work Wednesday to build crossovers at the site of the landslide. Weather permitting, traffic may be restored to one lane in each direction by the 4th of July holiday. Upon completion of the crossover work, remediation work will begin on the...

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Belmont Co. Sheriff’s Office Arrest Two for Possession and Trafficking Drugs

Belmont County Sheriff’s Office arrested Robert Marthaler and Amber Ritchea of Bellaire Ohio last night They were booked into the Belmont County Jail on charges of possession of schedule 1 drugs- felony 2, possession of schedule 2 drugs- felony 5, and trafficking in schedule 1 drugs -felony 2 Belmont County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of a K-9 unit, discovered 23 grams of suspected narcotics, schedule 1 pills and over $500 dollars in...

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Wheeling Police Looking for Wanted Man

A man who escaped from Wheeling Police has been identified as Shawn Brookins who ran after a traffic stop in a parking lot at 1 North Front Street on Wheeling Island around 4:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon. He was last seen in the area of North Front Street and Indiana Street. A second person, Demarcus Hockett, 29 of Columbus was arrested and charged with felon in possession of a firearm, fugitive from justice and possession with intent to deliver. He was also wanted in Belmont County, Ohio for failure to appear in court. He was taken to the Northern Regional...

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