Fire Destroys 140-year-old Catholic Church
Authorities are investigating a fire that destroyed a 140-year-old church Catholic church in Benwood.
The fire occurred just before 9 p.m. Monday at St. John Catholic Church. No injuries were reported.
Benwood Police Chief Frank Longwell says a school attached to the church sustained minimal damage.
The Most Rev. Michael J. Bransfield, bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, says he was saddened by news of the fire.
The church was built in 1875.