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Leaning Stone Church Road House Razed

February 7, 2013
By SHELLEY HANSON - Staff Writer , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

A dilapidated structure that was impeding upon Stone Church Road has been razed.

During a regular Ohio County Commission meeting Tuesday, Administrator Greg Stewart made the announcement about the vacant house that was situated at 366 Stone Church Road. The work was conducted by West Virginia Division of Highways employees.

"The Stone Church Road house is down. We took care of the tipping fees,'' Stewart said, noting it cost about $3,000 to haul the debris to the landfill.

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Photo by Shelley Hanson
Orange traffic barrels block off the area where a dilapidated house had been leaning into Stone Church Road. West Virginia highways officials razed the vacant home.

Concern about the house was raised last winter by Marshall County resident John Toth, who said he was afraid the building was going to collapse onto Stone Church Road. The road, he said, is frequently used by area residents and school buses.

"And my grandchildren are on one of those buses,'' Toth said at that time.

DOH Maintenance Engineer Paul Hicks said a lien will be placed on the property. If the lien is not paid in a timely manner, the DOH will become the property owner. He noted the job lasted four days.

"We finished it last Thursday when we had a decent break in the weather," Hicks said. ''We had three trucks hauling steady. It was a two-story house and full of material - the bottom was full. There were also tires that we had recycled.''

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