Archives for April 2015

Barnesville Crash Fatal

One man is dead following a crash along Sandy Ridge Road south of Barnesville, Tuesday night. It happened just before 11 p.m. when 29 year old Jeffery Fleshman of Barnesville was southbound on Sandy Ridge Road, went off the left side of the road and slammed into an embankment. The car then hit two utility poles, shearing both of them off and causing power outages. The vehicle then flipped before coming to a rest on its wheels. Fleshman was pronounced dead at the scene. That crash remains under investigation.

Land Slips Being Evaluated

In Bellaire, officials are evaluating a couple of land slips. The first sits on Pinch Run Road close to a group of houses and the second slip sits on Indian Run just off of 41st Street. Now, they say the biggest problem is getting residents in and out of the area in case of emergency. One slip is reportedly 160 feet long and will cost about $321,000 to fix. Bellaire is part of the Ohio Mid-Eastern Governments Association. The group will front 90 percent of the cost. Officials are in the process of finding a contractor to begin work.

Charity Scams Growing

AS THE DEATH TOLL FROM THE NEPAL EARTHQUAKE CLIMBS…MANY HERE IN THE U-S ARE REPORTING SCAMMERS POSING AS CHARITIES…

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THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU IS OUT WITH TIPS FOR FOLKS WHO WANT TO HELP…
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BUREAU SPOKESMAN DAVID QUINLAN SAYS DO YOUR HOMEWORK…
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BE CAREFUL ABOUT YOU PAY THE CHARITY…
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FOR MORE TIPS CHARITABLE GIVING…VISIT GIVE DOT ORG.

Investigation Underway In Rape Case Locally

An investigation is now underway into the alleged rape of an 8-year-old girl at a home in Ludwick’s Trailer Park. The girl’s parents say there was a sexual encounter between their child and 37-year-old Anthony Diehl. Diehl has allegedly admitted to performing a sexually oriented act with the girl. Diehl has now been arrested and charged with rape. He is being held at the Harrison County Jail on a $2 million bail.

Firefighters Called Out Over The Weekend

Firefighters in Weirton and surrounding areas responded to a structure fire on Washington St. at about 6 a.m. Saturday. A family living in the home were able to escape the blaze, but damage to the house was listed as extensive. The cause of the fire is under investigation. The cause of that weekend blaze in Weirton is under investigation today.

Weirton Business Is Growing

New business is blooming in Weirton. And there is much more on the way. Friday’s soft launch for the Domino’s Pizza Theater kicked it off. With the Dunkin Donuts that opened last week, it’s the second restaurant to move into Weirton within a week. Pat Ford, executive director of the BDC of the Northern Panhandle, says the repurposing of a former fire station, as Domino’s did, is an example of positive redevelopment in Weirton. And others are following in their footsteps.

Weirton City Manager Resigns, Interim to be Named

After 15 years with the city, Weirton city manager Valerie Means is leaving after four years in the position to take another government job. WTOV reports that the resignation came as a surprise to other officials. Means says she cannot comment on what the new job will involve, but she feels that the city is heading in a good direction. An interim manager is expected to be in place by the time Means leaves on May 8. After that, the search will be on for a permanent replacement.

Cadiz Residents Say Sewer Solution Needed

Residents are raising a stink of their own after rainy weather recently caused sewers to overflow in Cadiz. The Harrison News-Herald reports that the hardest-hit area has been Charleston Street, where some long-time residents overflowing sewers have been a problem for over three decades. One resident has posted pictures and videos of the murky mess gushing out of sewer covers following a particularly rainy day. Another resident contacted the Environmental Protection Agency directly about the matter, which kickstarted some system upgrades and also handed down over $40,000 in fines.

WLU Students Protest Proposed Campus Closures

Dozens of students at West Liberty University let their displeasure be known over the proposed shuttering of three campus buildings, two of which house fine arts programs. Last week, the board of governors entertained the idea as a cost-cutting measure, citing an estimated five percent drop in enrollment for the upcoming school year. A faculty meeting on Wednesday turned into an impromptu ceramics showcase as students placed homemade pottery on the meeting’s stage. The programs impacted would include music and ceramics.

Tickets to Denim and Diamonds Selling Fast

DENIM AND DIAMONDS A MONTH AWAY AND TICKETS ARE SELLING FAST…

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A 5-DOLLAR DONATION WILL GET YOU A RAFFLE TICKET AND A CHANCE AT THE DIAMOND…
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