Ohio businessman is high bidder for Williams Country Club

Country Club purchased

WEIRTON, W.Va. (AP) – An Ohio businessman is the high bidder for a former Weirton Steel golf course and country club.

WTRF-TV reports Gary Owens made the winning bid of $1.775 million for Williams Country Club at a public auction Monday at the Hancock County Courthouse.

The 175-acre property includes an 18-hole golf course, the clubhouse and a lodge.

WTRF says Smith, who works for Argo Sales Co. Inc. of Wintersville, Ohio, declined comment on his plans for the property.

A group of golfers, including a Weirton Steel executive, established the club in 1932. Weirton Steel operated the club and golf course until 1984, when it became employee-owned and club members took over the property.

ArcelorMittal acquired Weirton Steel’s facilities in 2005 and now operates only the tin mill.

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