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Month: July 2021

Two tornados touchdown in Ohio Valley

Two tornadoes were confirmed to have touched down in the Ohio Valley on Thursday evening. The first hit the ground in New Athens. The second reached the surface in the Wintersville area. In both cases, houses were ripped apart and trees and power lines were downed. The same held true with Bantam Ridge Road in Wintersville, where power lines and tree limbs were scattered across the roadway. Police are rerouting traffic on Bantam Ridge due to the amount of debris and power lines littering the roadway. They say to avoid the area unless you live on the road. No...

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Brooke County Officers facing body camera malfunctions

Yesterday, Brooke County Commissioners heard from Captain Doug Mills of the Brooke County Sheriff’s Department, who spoke about issues with the department’s new body cameras.   “Within the last couple of weeks to a month, a lot of battery issues. They’re not lasting for the long shift and every officer has two batteries to go to their camera, and a lot of people are now having to use both batteries for the entire shift. Normally one battery would be more than sufficient, like when we first got them, one battery would last a couple of days. There’s better products out...

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Three charged with drug trafficking after yearlong investigation

Three people have been charged with drug trafficking after a yearlong investigation by the Hancock-Brooke-Weirton Task Force. Traves Keener, Heidi Laneve and William Stall were charged with a felony heroin and fentanyl distribution and possession. A search warrant was served at Laneve’s residence in Chester. The task force also executed two other search warrants earlier in the month in Chester and Newell leading to the arrests of Richard Camerlin on possession with intent to deliver heroin and crack and Frank Gilbert on a possession...

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Storm brings floods and power outages to Ohio Valley

Wednesday afternoon’s storms brought flash flooding and plenty of damage in many areas of the Ohio Valley. National Road between Triadelphia and Valley Grove was closed for flooding and a car rescue. Kruger Street in Elm Grove was closed for the second time in June after a tree fell onto it and power lines came down. At one point Wednesday, traffic lights were not working from Washington Avenue to Kruger Street. I-70 Exit 4 was closed due to flooding. Several trees were uprooted in West Liberty and debris was scattered. In Brooke County, the Toll House at the front...

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