Wheeling Woman Claims Neighboring Building is a Hazard


 One Wheeling resident is begging the city for help as she says a neighboring property is a health and safety hazard to her home and family.

Tuesday night, she will speak out at a community meeting where she is hoping to find support and some answers.

Beth Creighton lives on South Wabash Street on Wheeling Island, where she says the building next door is causing problems that no one seems willing to fix.

Creighton says 110 and 112 South Wabash, a duplex, were once owned by sisters. The sisters have since passed away, and the duplex is unoccupied.

According to records with the Ohio County Assessor’s Office, 110 is still in one of the sisters’ names, Katherine Jones. 112 however is in Anthony’s Dunn’s name.

Creighton claims that Dunn has neglected the property, which has caused significant health and safety issues for her family. She says a tree is growing over onto her property and that rodents have become an issue.

The building did sustain fire damage several years ago, before Dunn owned part of the property. Creighton says she feels like she has exhausted all of her resources and just wants something to be done.

That meeting tonight will be held at the Wheeling Island Marina beginning at 6:30.

Stay with 7News for updates as they become available.

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