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Accident on Route 9 results in life flight

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CADIZ—An accident that occurred Tuesday afternoon resulted in one juvenile male being life-flighted to UPMC Hospital in Pittsburgh, according to Cadiz Police Lt. Ron Carter.

A Jeep 4×4, carrying four males and two females (all juveniles), was traveling on Route 9 near the Cadiz airport when their vehicle spun out of control and rolled at least twice.

No other injuries were considered serious, but one individual was ejected from the vehicle. At least two individuals were wearing seat belts, but the total tally is unclear.

Tappan Marina Opens Its Doors

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TAPPAN – Even though the restaurant will not officially open till next year, the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) opened the newly renovated Tappan Marina to the media this morning to display the finished product. And what the public can expect is of high quality, a new layout with plenty of fabulous views of the lake.

What was once part of the restaurant is now an extended deck with a view of the entire lake and docks down below. The kitchen is magnificent and Matt Donohoe and Shari Lewis were on hand to check it out as they are looking forward to the April, 2022 opening.

Saturday, Oct. 9, the MWCD will be hosting an open house for the public to experience it themselves.

Read the full story in our Saturday, Oct. 9 print edition.

HARRISON COUNTY: Weekly Construction Update

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WEEK OF OCTOBER 4, 2021


State Route 151 closure: SR 151 is closed south of Hopedale at Rose Valley Road (CR 14) for 21 days for a culvert replacement project. During the closure, Rose Valley Road will remain open at SR 151. The detour is SR 150 west to U.S. 250 north, U.S. 250 north to U.S. 22 east back to SR 151, and reverse. The completion date for all work is October 31, 2021.


U.S. 22 pavement repair project: This work includes pavement repairs along a three-mile section of U.S. 22 from one mile west of U.S. 250 to County Road 51 (Bakers Ridge Road). One lane of traffic is maintained in each direction. The completion date is October 31, 2021.


State Route 9 resurfacing project: Two miles of SR 9 to be resurfaced from Germano to the Carroll/Harrison County line. During this work, traffic will be maintained via flaggers. The completion date is October 31, 2021.

Tappan Marina Media Day and Public Open House

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021 – Media Day at Tappan Marina 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Members of the media are invited to join us for media day to receive an exclusive tour of the marina and restaurant facility. This will be an opportunity to take photos, video, interview MWCD project engineers, as well as representation from Waters Edge Kitchen + Bar which will open in the Spring of 2022.

Saturday, October 9, 2021 – Community Open House from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Members of the community are invited to tour the facility and meet with MWCD Staff and Owners of Waters Edge Kitchen + Bar. A press release is attached, along with invitation for the Open House.

Please advise if you have any questions, and we hope to see you at the BRAND NEW Tappan Lake Marina! It is beautiful!

HARRISON COUNTY: Weekly Construction Update

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WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 27, 2021
New Philadelphia, Ohio (September 23, 2021) – The following construction projects are anticipated to affect highways next week in Harrison County. All outlined work is weather permitting.


State Route 646 upcoming closure: Beginning Monday, September 27, SR 646 will close 1.5 miles north of U.S. 250 for five days for a culvert replacement project. The detour is U.S. 250 west to SR 151 east, SR 151 east back to SR 646, and reverse.

State Route 151 closure: SR 151 is closed south of Hopedale at Rose Valley Road (CR 14) for 21 days for a culvert replacement project. During the closure, Rose Valley Road will remain open at SR 151. The detour is SR 150 west to U.S. 250 north, U.S. 250 north to U.S. 22 east back to SR 151, and reverse. The completion date for all work is October 31, 2021.


U.S. 22 pavement repair project: This work includes pavement repairs along a three-mile section of U.S. 22 from one mile west of U.S. 250 to County Road 51 (Bakers Ridge Road). One lane of traffic is maintained in each direction. The completion date is October 31, 2021.

State Route 9 resurfacing project: Two miles of SR 9 to be resurfaced from Germano to the Carroll/Harrison County line. During this work, traffic will be maintained via flaggers. The completion date is October 31, 2021.

Correction to “COVID cases skyrocket in Harrison County”

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HARRISON COUNTY – A figure published in our Sept. 18 article titled: “COVID cases skyrocket in Harrison County; mask mandate issued for courthouse,” was in error.

In the beginning of the fourth paragraph that states: “Rhome said most cases have generally been mild, with 10-15% OF THEM BEING unvaccinated PEOPLE,” is incorrect and was due to a misunderstanding.

The correct phrase is that 10-15% being mild cases are of the vaccinated people-NOT UNVACCINATED, which means 85-90% of cases recorded are of the unvaccinated.

Accident in Cadiz leads to life-flight

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CADIZ – A motorcycle accident led to one severe injury where Mario Costanzo Jr. was life-flighted to UPMC in Pittsburgh yesterday afternoon.

Costanzo was riding a white Honda motorcycle where he sped past stationary vehicles leading him to crash into the side of a Harrison Hills City School Bus. 23 children were on board but there were no injuries and all were taken to the gymnasium where they waited for other transportation home.

The accident happened in front of the old high school. Cadiz Police, Hopedale first responders and Harrison Community Hospital were on scene.

Read the full account in our Saturday, Sept. 25 print edition.

HARRISON COUNTY: Weekly Construction Update

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WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 20, 2021

New Philadelphia, Ohio (September 16, 2021) – The following construction projects are anticipated to affect highways next week in Harrison County. All outlined work is weather permitting.

State Route 151 upcoming closure: Beginning Monday, September 20, SR 151 will close to traffic for 21 days just south of Hopedale at Rose Valley Road (CR 14) for a culvert replacement project. During the closure, Rose Valley Road will remain open at SR 151. The detour is SR 150 west to U.S. 250 north, U.S. 250 north to U.S. 22 east back to SR 151, and reverse. The completion date for all work is October 31, 2021.

U.S. 22 pavement repair project:  This work includes pavement repairs along  a three-mile section of U.S. 22 from one mile west of U.S. 250 to County Road 51 (Bakers Ridge Road). One lane of traffic is maintained in each direction. The completion date is October 31, 2021.

State Route 9 upcoming resurfacing project: Two miles of SR 9 to be resurfaced from Germano to the Carroll/Harrison County line. During this work, traffic will be maintained via flaggers. The completion date is October 31, 2021.

Commissioners deny Scio annexation bid

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CADIZ – This morning the Harrison County Commissioners read through the six articles of the petition filed by the village of Scio for annexing over 700 acres that included the Williams Plant. Though the commissioners were in favor of most of the issues, there were a few that they could not vote in favor of.

One of them was the two separate parcels, which UEO argued should have been filed under two separate petitions. The other was the 51 percent majority of property owners being in favor of annexation.

Commissioner Paul Coffland stated when the two parcels were combined, they had 51 percent of the owners signing the document but when the parcels were taken separately, “they did not.”

Though, Commissioner Don Bethel and Coffland stated they would have liked to vote in favor of Scio’s bid, by law they could not.

No representatives were present from Williams.

Tuesday evening, North Township Trustees met in a special meeting and voted unanimously to join Scio’s offer and partner with the annexation. The agreement is for 50 years.

Read the full story in our Saturday, Sept. 18 print edition.

Western Magnesium takes first major step into Harrison County

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HARRISON COUNTY—The Western Magnesium Corporation followed through this week after recently announcing its plans to open a first-of-its-kind plant in the United States and the first magnesium plant in 50 years. A document was signed late Tuesday morning commencing the company’s due diligence while a host of Harrison County, state, and federal officials was present, including U.S. Congressman Bill Johnson (R, District 6), State Representative Don Jones (R, District 95), and State Senator Frank Hoagland (R, District 30).

Finding the best site lasted 16 months, which included approximately six months of JobsOhio and Harrison County Community Improvement Corporation involvement. 

Rep. Johnson said it was only the beginning, and he sees other companies possibly piggybacking Western Magnesium’s move.

“You will not find a harder working group of people and such a strong work base for what you’re trying to do,” Johnson told the crowd. And Sen. Hoagland followed by expressing hope the county’s youth would have a place to work with a better future. State Rep. Jones also said, “We have to find reasons for our kids to stay,” as he thanked JobsOhio and southeast Ohio for their efforts.

Executive President and CEO of Western Magnesium Sam Ataya talked about building an eco-friendly environment. “So really, overall, it’s an exciting opportunity for creating not only a corporate culture but an eco-friendly culture as well,” Ataya stated. “And it speaks volumes to a state that is considered industrial and was dealing with coal and other, what we might consider environmental issues that come along with it and hear it’s the opposite of that; it’s exciting.”

Ataya said his company has been pushing toward this for years and continued to stress the importance of building the magnesium plant here in the United States and operated by Americans. 

“We can build it here. We can be competitive here and have our own people working here,” Ataya explained. “It’s what drove America initially. I don’t know why we’ve lost touch with that.”

Ataya said the cost to build the plant would be around $1 billion, but the 200 permanent jobs promised is just a start — it could mushroom into hundreds more if everything goes according to plan. And the plan also includes working in conjunction with the Harrison Power Plant that EmberClear has proposed for Industrial Park Road. 

Expectations on the power plant have dragged on for years, though there are indications that plans for the natural gas plant are still moving forward. When asked how much the power plant would affect the magnesium plans, Ataya said it is “part of the due diligence process.” He added that managing expectations and doing the due diligence, two common themes used throughout the event, amounted to the 16-month process that landed Western Magnesium in Harrison County (with some help from JobsOhio and other community members).

“So, it’s not an easy step that you take. It’s just part of the due diligence process,” Ataya explained. When asked when the actual process would start, he said now and pointed to a drone hovering above. The drone was already marking and surveying land that would be used by Western Magnesium, even as the event was taking place. 

Harrison County Economic Development Director Nick Homrighausen said the process began with a “state lead” where JobsOhio — then the Harrison County Community Improvement Corporation — assisted Western Magnesium in finding the right area as they narrowed it down to a few locations.

The Harrison County Community Improvement Corporation president, Dale Arbaugh, said they were excited about the proposed 200 jobs being brought to the county. He said the exciting part was that even though the oil and gas brought Western Magnesium to the area, it won’t be directly tied to the industry but rather a branch of oil and gas. 

“Currently, Western Magnesium has successfully produced ‘green’ magnesium in a pilot-scale reactor and will continue to demonstrate the technology in a methodical manner to achieve the goal of commercial-scale production,” per a statement on their official website. Ataya described the plant as taking up around 300,000 square feet and consisting of multiple buildings, but they will begin by using just 50 of the 122 planned acres.

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