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Todd Cover DUI Arrest Dashcam Footage

The footage below, from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, is the dashcam footage from the DUI Arrest of Belmont Savings Bank President and CEO Todd Cover on the morning of November 23, 2019. Todd Cover Dashcam footage from DUI ArrestThe footage below, from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, is the dashcam footage from the DUI Arrest of Belmont Savings Bank President and CEO Todd Cover on the morning of November 23, 2019.Posted by River Talk 94.9FM & 100.9FM/River News on Saturday, May 23,...

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Man hit between two coils at ArcelorMittal Plant in Weirton dies

Officials have confirmed a worker at the ArcelorMittal Plant in Weirton was hit between two coils on Thursday morning and later died. It happened around 8:40. The man, whose identity has not been released, was operating the crane and able to get himself out before emergency crews arrived. An ArcelorMittal spokesman offered a statement: “We are saddened to confirm that an employee suffered injuries while operating a crane at ArcelorMittal Weirton this morning. the employee was transferred to a local hospital and then passed away as a result of the injuries.” The company, the United Steelworkers, and state and...

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Belmont County nursing home reports three COVID-19 deaths

Belmont County has seen 12 people suffer COVID-19 related deaths. The new cases are from the same facility. The Belmont County Health Department reports three COVID-19 related deaths from the Sienna Hills Nursing Home – one employee and two residents. Of the three, two were women, one in her 60s and one in her 90s, while the other was a male in his 60s. Deputy Health Commissioner Rob Sproul said his office and the Ohio Department of Health have been in contact with the facility to make sure it is following all recommended safety measures and the administrator said...

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City of Wheeling’s parks and playgrounds to re-open

Following closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the city of Wheeling’s parks and playgrounds will be reopening to the public at 4 p.m., Thursday, May 21. Assistant City Manager Bill Lanham said those utilizing the parks and playgrounds will need to take appropriate precautions and follow the posted rules. “We are pleased that residents enjoy the use of our parks and playgrounds, but during this uncertain time of COVID-19, we need to take steps to ensure that folks can do that safely,” he said. Signage with new playground rules will be posted at each location. Lanham stressed that the...

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Interstate 70 reopened following tractor trailer fire in Ohio Co.

A tractor-trailer fire left Interstate 70 closed for more than an hour Tuesday evening. It happened in the eastbound travel lanes at mile marker 13.5 in Ohio County, just west of the Pennsylvania state line. The result: traffic backups for miles with hundreds of motorists sitting on the two-lane highway. Firefighters at the scene say the truck was hauling a frozen vegetable puree smoothie mix. The driver of the truck was injured while trying to put out the fire and was taken to Wheeling Hosptial for treatment. Fire crews from Valley Grove, West Alexander and Triadelphia worked to put...

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