scales of justice

Photo by Walter Sprague/NLJ

Lady Justice stands on top of the portico of the Weston County Courthouse after suffering damage from Thursday’s high winds. With gusts up to 80 mph, her arm that held the scales of justice was broken and swept away. The arm was found in front of the steps on the sidewalk, where one of the scale plates broke loose and was severely damaged.

Located on the prominent corner of West Main Street and South Summit Avenue, the Weston County Courthouse has stood since 1911, the year that construction was completed. In October of the same year, President William Howard Taft even visited the Beaux-Arts style elaborate building and gave an...

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