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Month: June 2020

Lucky Construction Worker Survives Incident at Wellsburg Bridge Site.

A construction worker is lucky to be alive following a fire at the Wellsburg Bridge construction site on Monday evening. It happened just before 5:45 p.m. as a team of workers from Flatiron was drilling horizontally under Route 2 when they struck a pocket of natural gas. Authorities say a worker was cutting a pipe with a torch when natural gas ignited inside of the pipe. “We contacted the gas company here, and Southwest Energy also, to try to find out who has the gas or did we hit somebody’s well or whatever,” said First Assistant Chief of the...

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Investigation underway after gunfire erupts overnight in Elm Grove

The Wheeling Police Department is investigating after shots rang out in Elm Grove late Saturday night. Officers were dispatched to Kruger Street near Sycamore Avenue around 11:15 p.m. after reports were made of several gunshots in the area. According to a police department spokesperson, several shell casings were recovered by authorities. No one was injured in the shooting. Police have not yet identified a suspect in the shooting. If you have information that can help police, police urge you to call the department at 304-234-3664 or submit an online crime...

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One person severely injured in DUI accident

An accident early Sunday morning in Wheeling left one person severely injured. Officers from the Wheeling Police Department were called to 300-block of National Road in the Fulton area of the city around 2:06 a.m. Sunday morning. A spokesperson for the department says a vehicle was traveling eastbound when it crashed into a van parked along the roadway. Two people were inside the vehicle during the time of the accident. The passenger was unresponsive and severely injured when Wheeling Police and Wheeling Fire Department Paramedics arrived at the scene. Both the driver and the passenger were taken to Wheeling...

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Belmont County Fair will include changes

The Belmont County Fair will go on as planned this year, with a few modifications to keep everyone safe. You’ll also notice some improvements to the fairgrounds. “When some of the restrictions were lifted, we decided to go ahead and go with the full fair,” explained ed Campbell, Belmont County Agricultural Society President. Campbell has been in contact with fair board members and the health department to make sure the fair follows the recommended health guidelines. “We will have a lot more sanitation sites set up throughout the fairgrounds,” he said. “Wash stations, hand sanitizers, we’ll have a crew...

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Martins Ferry set to crack down on spread of garbage in town

In Martins Ferry, the city will soon be cracking down on residents who aren’t properly placing their garbage out for pickup. “We have garbage spewed in the alleys and different parts of town,” Mayor John Davies explained. “They don’t have lids. Animals get in them and tear the garbage out. We don’t have time to pick up, obviously, and if it don’t get picked up by the homeowner, it stays on the ground.” It’s been a problem for quite some time, according to Davies. At the last city council meeting, members asked him to begin citing those who are...

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