Sheriff’s Office says a Reno man escaped serious injury after being run over by
a tractor in Newport Township on Monday.
A tractor - driverless and idling - began coasting downhill. Its operator, 47-year-old
Loren Ewing of Sandhill Road, tr
ied to grab the steering wheel, but slipped on wet grass and fell. A rear
tire then ran over him, causing an apparent back injury. He was taken to Marietta Memorial Hospital by the
Newport rescue squad.