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ODNR releases statement on Hopedale Mine rescue

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The Ohio Department of Natural Resources released a statement Wednesday evening regarding the rescue of two miners trapped at the Hopedale Mining Facility after a roof collapse.

The two miners are now safe and with their families.

The statement is listed below:

Two miners at a Harrison County underground coal mine were rescued by Hopedale Mining staff today at approximately 7 p.m..

Both miners are in good condition.

The incident occurred at the Hopedale mine in Hopedale, which is located about five miles east of Cadiz in Harrison County.

Both the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the federal Mine Safety and Health Agency, worked together with company miners and officials in executing the rescue response following a roof collapse in the area where the two miners were working.