Today in Wheeling History: April 28--Explosion occurs at Benwood Mine of the former Wheeling Steel Corporation steel mill (1924). The explosion claimed the lives of 119 coal miners. There were no survivors. Wheeling residents killed included: Patsy Corbi, Antoni Hamill, John Galembieuski, John Malyska, Joe Hayda, Feliz Lisak, Mike Paradise, Gust Gannokos, Peter Simos, James Angelus, Karmierice Kar, Wasil Beily, Mike Koziemka, Nick Podola, Hugh Mcgill, William Webster, Alexander Snedden, Stanley Golmbivsky, Llewelyn Joseph, and Stanley Barnoskie. (https://tinyurl.com/4mj3n3h5) (https://rb.gy/moi7m)
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Mike Minder was born and raised in Wheeling, West Virginia. He is the author of Wheeling's Gambling History to 1976.