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Month: February 2020

Two Suspects Return to Belmont Co. Facing Carjacking; Aggravated Robbery Charges

Suspects from two 2017 cases are back in Ohio to learn the charges they face. One case involves an alleged carjacking; the other involves aggravated robbery. Todd Boyes has a criminal history in Kanawha County, where he’s currently serving time for leading police on a chase and escaping from the South Central Regional Jail in 2017. Before those crimes took place, prosecutor Dan Fry says Boyes carjacked someone at gunpoint in Belmont County. He was apprehended in Texas trying to cross the river into Mexico after escaping. Now he’s back in Belmont County facing charges of aggravated robbery with...

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Ohio Governor, Dept. of Health Prepared for COVID 19

As COVID 19 spreads around the world, many are feeling the side effects — from Wall Street to local health departments. Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and the state’s department of health told Ohioans they are prepared throughout the state. As of now, there are no confirmed cases of the virus in Ohio, nor anyone under investigation, but if that changes, the governor wants to be ready. He added that Ohioans must have a sense of urgency while the State must be open with the...

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500 Acres to be Developed for Proposed Diesel-Producing Facilities

Orin Holdings plans to construct two gas-to-liquid facilities spanning 500 acres in Saline Township. Discussion of the project started about three years ago, but Orin first needed to find an isolated area before the ball could get rolling. The property is located in the Yellow Creek area, stationed near Route 7 and the Norfolk Southern main rail line. If constructed, the refineries would produce high quality diesel with each producing 5,000 barrels a day. The facilities would be constructed one at a time and Orin founder, Donald Brown, says they are working to make them environmentally-friendly. If all goes...

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