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Trinity All Sports

Combine set Saturday

STEUBENVILLE – The kick-off event of Trinity P3 Performance, the all sports combine, is set for Saturday at Harding Stadium.

Registration for the event will start at 7 a.m.

The All Sports Combine is an event where athletes will be tested in various speed, power, strength and agility drills in order to determine their physical skills.

Members of the Trinity P3 staff will be measuring athletes’ abilities in drills, including the 40-yard dash, standing broad jump, three-cone drill, pro agility shuttle, vertical jump, kneeling medicine ball chest launch and bench press.

Awards will be distributed at the end of the combine for top performer; the perform, progress and protect awards; team challenge obstacle course award; and individual challenge obstacle course.

Informational booths and vendors will be available for those visitors who want information about health and fitness.

Brooke Hills

Pool opens Saturday

WELLSBURG – Brooke Hills Park’s newly heated pool will open Saturday.

The pool’s hours are from noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, pending suitable weather and customer participation. Visitors may call (304) 737-1236 to confirm it is open.

Admission is $3 for ages 12 and up and $2 for ages 4-11, with children 3 and under admitted free.

Passes are $40 per person, $85 for a family of four and $30 per senior age 60 and older.

Officials plan to add Monday and Wednesday evening Zumba classes at the pool later in June.

Crews to pave

Pennsylvania Avenue

WEIRTON – State highway officials advise crews will be milling and paving Pennsylvania Avenue, from North 11th Street to North 23rd Street, at night beginning Wednesday.

Crews are slated to work from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. each night until June 10, with no work scheduled for Saturday or Sunday. Adverse weather and other conditions could delay the project.

During that time, the roadway may be reduced to one lane at times. Flaggers will maintain traffic, and drivers should expect delays.

Harrison Relay for Life

slated for June 6

CADIZ – The Relay for Life of Harrison County’s “Colors of Hope Survivor Dinner” is set for 6 p.m. on June 6 at Sally Buffalo Park, Wallace Lodge.

The dinner is for cancer survivors and their caregivers. As honored guests, each survivor will be recognized with a purple shirt and catered meal.

Harrison County survivors who have not signed up yet should do so at

Those with questions can contact Bethani Barsch at (888) 227-6446, extension 2212 or go to

McDonald’s crew members competing

STEUBENVILLE – More than 60 McDonald’s employees, including some employed at local restaurants, will compete in the McDonald’s All American Crew Competition local patch competition at the McDonald’s in Bridgeville, Pa.

The competition will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Bridgeville site, 3023 Washington Pike.

The All American Crew Competition identifies the top-performing crew from almost 400 McDonald’s restaurants from Kentucky to New York.

McDonald’s crew members taking part will be some of those from the Steubenville/Wintersville and Weirton McDonald’s.

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Hydrant flushing


WELLSBURG – City officials have announced hydrants will be flushed between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. on the following days: Tuesday on Marianna and Main streets; Wednesday on Charles, Yankee and Commerce streets; and June 5 on Pleasant Avenue, 22nd Street Extension, Forest Hills, High Street, Duvall Heights, White Bell Circle and state Route 27 to Park Addition.

Residents can expect discolored water and low water pressure and should check water before doing laundry. No boil order is needed.

Those with questions can call (304) 737-2143.

Retail sales show

increase in March

STEUBENVILLE – Retail sales in Jefferson County increased by 1.5 percent in March compared to the same period last year.

Jefferson County Treasurer Raymond M. Agresta said retail sales for March totaled $59.95 million, generating $895,615 in piggyback sales tax revenue for the county.

Agresta said piggyback sales tax receipts for March 2013 generated $885,392, based on retail sales of $59.02 million.

Retail sales have average $63.26 million for the first three months of the year, compared to $62.02 million for the same period last year.

Weirton planners OK

development request

WEIRTON – The city’s planning commission approved a request from a development company at its regular meeting Wednesday.

Altair Development requested a preliminary subdivision plat approval for Phase II of development on properties located in the PUD district at the end of existing American Way.

Chief Code Official Rod Rosnick explained the request.

“Altair Development was before the planning commission a couple months ago about the PUD plan amendment to change the Phase II back to eight commercial lots. So this is a follow-up plat to show the eight plots developed and the new public roadway they are proposing,” Rosnick said. “All departments have no issues.The approval of this plat will give them permission to complete their developments, get utilities approved, install the infrastructure and then come back to this commission for final approval. This does not need to go through council.”

Planners voted unanimously to approve the request.

Open horse show

set in Harrison

CADIZ – The Harrison County 4-H Horse Committee will host an open horse show at the Harrison County Fairgrounds on Saturday, starting at 9 a.m.

Vickey Dunn of Moundsville will judge, and rosettes up to sixth place will be awarded. Show bills can be obtained by calling Sherri VanTassel at (304) 479-8098 or e-mailing

“The open show gives people a chance to get out in the great spring weather and get their horses warmed up for the summer show season,” noted Committee Chair Sherri VanTassel. “We have a variety of classes so there is something for everyone.” There are 34 classes being offered, and entry fees are $3 per class or a $15 fee for the entire day for a rider/horse combination.

The show is sponsored by Jefferson Security Services. Dover Hydraulics also is a supporter.

Jefferson County health department sets

nursing division schedule

STEUBENVILLE – The Jefferson County Health Department will offer blood pressure screenings from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Walk-ins are welcome.

Health Department Administrator Bruce Misselwitz said the health department will offer TB skin testing from 9 until 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays.

“Childhood and adult immunizations are available from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We now have HEP A, Hep B, Menactra, Tdap, Pneumococcal and Varicella vaccines available for adults that can be billed to a number of insurances. Patients should call us at (740) 282-8530, extension 300, to see if we are a participating provider with your insurance,” explained Misselwitz.

“Anyone purchasing an immunization at our department this month will receive a $10 gift card. Some restrictions will apply,” added Misselwitz.

Wheeling Chamber picks

Storch as new president

WHEELING – Del. Erikka Storch – hired as the new president of the Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday – says she plans to stay in the state Legislature, and will continue to serve if elected to a third two-year term in November.

The Ohio County Republican was first elected to the House in 2010. After being named chamber president Wednesday, Storch stepped down as chairwoman of the chamber, and also resigned as chief financial officer of her family’s business, Ohio Valley Steel.

Members of the chamber’s presidential search committee acknowledged Wednesday they had some reservations about hiring a state lawmaker to be their next president. As a delegate, Storch must be in Charleston for the Legislature’s 60-day regular session and has interim sessions and special sessions of the Legislature to attend throughout the year.

She added today’s technology will make it possible for her to serve in the Legislature in Charleston while overseeing operations at the chamber office.

Storch replaces Terry Sterling, who retired March 31. She takes over as president effective July 1. Storch will be the first woman to serve as president of the Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce.

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County Road 25 to

close for work

WINTERSVILLE – Smithfield Station-Weems Road (county Road 25) will be closed from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Thursday in a section so Jefferson County highway department crews can replace a culvert.

The county engineer’s department reported the road will be closed about one-half mile west of Wayne Township Road 189. There will be no through traffic at that point.

Detour set

during parade

FOLLANSBEE – State Route 2 in Follansbee will be closed from 6:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday during the Brooke-Hancock American Cancer Society Relay for Life Parade.

Northbound traffic will be directed to Cross Creek, Rockdale and Eldersville roads and Mahan Lane.

Southbound traffic will be directed to Mahan Lane and Eldersville, Rockdale and Cross Creek roads.

Officers and security personnel will be along the detour to assist drivers.

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Board of elections

certifies results

STEUBENVILLE – Jefferson County Board of Elections on Thursday certified the results of the May 6 primary election.

There were no changes in outcomes for races or issues or levies.

The board of elections looked at 101 provisional ballots, with 89 being accepted and 12 rejected.

The board of elections reported there was a nearly 28.5 percent voter turnout

There were 9,158 Democrats, 3,985 Republicans, two members of the Green Party, 23 Libertarians, and 536 nonparty ballots were cast.

Driver sentenced

in gun case

STEUBENVILLE -Donald W. Staymate, 31, of Rear 601 Main St., Wintersville, was sentenced Tuesday to nine months in prison by Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge David Henderson after Staymate pleaded guilty to having a weapon while under disability.

Staymate was charged after Wintersville Police stopped a vehicle he was driving on April 12 and he had a sawed-off shotgun in the vehicle. Staymate was convicted as a juvenile on a burglary charge out of Harrison County and he was not permitted to be in possession of a firearm.

Polish Athletic Club

meetings planned

STEUBENVILLE – A Polish Athletic Club executive meeting is planned at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the post, 433 N. Seventh St. A regular meeting will follow at 8 p.m.

Transit authority closed on Monday

STEUBENVILLE – The Steel Valley Regional Transit Authority will be closed Monday for Memorial Day. There will be no bus service available.

Regular bus service will resume on Tuesday.

Follansbee veteran

to speak at program

CHESTER – Bill Schwertfeger of Follansbee, a World War II veteran and recipient of the Bronze Star, will be the key speaker at the Ochards at Foxcrest’s eighth-annual Meet Our Heroes program at 11 a.m. May 31.

The event honors veterans from the assisted living facility, Chester community and surrounding areas.

Schwertfeger, who is 90, served in in the Battle of Monte Cassino, at the Anzio beachhead and in the liberation of Rome.

He was named this year’s veteran of the year by the Brooke County Veterans Memorial Park Foundation.

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Free meal for first responders

CHESTER – Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort will honor first responders on Memorial Day with a free meal at the Riverfront Buffet.

All police, fire, EMT, veterans and active military personnel who visit the Riverfront Buffet and present valid credentials, such as military ID, will be admitted to the buffet free of charge on Monday. The buffet is located adjacent to the gaming floor at the casino.

“We want to pay our respects to all of the first responders who rush to the scene whenever and wherever they are needed,” said General Manager Chris Kern. “These brave men and women risk their lives to protect and serve our community. We feel it’s appropriate to thank them on Memorial Day for the dedication they show every day.”

First responders presenting their valid credentials will receive one free buffet on Memorial Day from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Mountaineer’s Riverfront Buffet.

Mountaineer outdoor pools to open

CHESTER – Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort will celebrate the start of the summer season by opening its two outdoor pools on Friday, just in time for the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

Guests can kick off the summer season and celebrate the holiday weekend at the two outdoor pools located in the hotel courtyard and at the fitness center.

The pool is available to the public. Pool passes can be purchased for $7 for adults, including two children under 10. The cost for any additional children under 10 is $2, with a limit of four per adult. Children between 10 and 15 years of age are $5, and ages 16 and up is $7. All prices and passes are for one day.

The hotel outdoor pool also will open Friday for the lodge and Grande Hotel guests only. Hotel guests are able to use the fitness center and hotel swimming pools at no additional charge. Both indoor and outdoor pools are heated. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

“It’s the start of the summer season at Mountaineer, and we are excited to open our outdoor pools for guests and area residents to come and escape from the hot summer heat,” said Chris Kern, general manager of Mountaineer. “The summer season is a busy time for our resort, with a wide variety of activities going on for all ages and interests.”

Ramps to close for

highway maintenance

WEIRTON – Two ramps along U.S. Route 22 near Weirton will be closed beginning Tuesday as part of an ongoing road maintenance project, according to information from the West Virginia Division of Highways.

Beginning Tuesday, Ramp A from Route 22 eastbound to state Route 2 southbound, and Ramp C, from Route 2 north to Route 22 east, will be closed and remain closed until repairs of the roadway surface and joints are complete on each individual ramp.

During the closures, those wanting to go south on state Route 2 will be directed to continue east to the Harmon Creek exit, then return westbound on Route 22 to the Route 2 southbound exit Ramp D.

For northbound traffic, those wishing to go east on Route 22 will be directed westward across the Veteran’s Memorial Bridge, south on state Route 7, west on University Boulevard and onto Route 22 east.

WVDOH officials advise motorists to watch for changing traffic patterns and to consider alternate routes where possible. The project is scheduled to last several weeks while crews perform the road maintenance.

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Early voting

set for village

BEECH BOTTOM – Beech Bottom voters will be asked to choose from candidates for mayor, village recorder and council members in the village’s June 10 election.

Polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. that day.

Registered voters may cast ballots during early voting, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday beginning May 28 and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 31 and June 7 at the Village Building.

Vying for mayor are incumbent George Lewis and Becky Uhlly, currently a council member. Seeking the recorder’s position are incumbent Linda Dowell and challenger Amy Gibson.

Running for the village’s five at-large council seats are incumbent Linda Clelland, challengers Sharon Kay Jordan, Melissa Galene Smith Kemp, Judy Lewis and Debbie Murdock; incumbent Robert Sadler, challenger Theresa Ann Shafer, incumbent Greg Sheperd and incumbent Ted Westfall.

Clelland, Jordan, Kemp and Shafer are official write-in candidates, meaning their names won’t appear on ballots and must be entered by voters.

For information, call (304) 394-5545.

Chamber to hold

after hours event

WELLSBURG – A Wellsburg Chamber of Commerce business after hours will be held at 5:30 p.m. May 29 at Legends restaurant on Charles Street.

Eagle Manufacturing and Energy Speaks will host the event.

Richmond moves

council meeting

RICHMOND – Village Council will meet at 7 p.m. on June 9 at the City Building, according to officials.

The meeting was moved from June 2 due to an anticipated lack of quorum.

Spay/neuter clinic

set for June 7

WINTERSVILLE – The Brooke County Animal Welfare League will host a Roaming Animal Sterilization Clinic at Low Cost June 7 and 8 at the Jefferson County Airpark.

The clinic isn’t limited to Brooke County residents. Appointments should be made by calling (304) 374-4443.

Pre-payment is required.

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Glen Robbins shooting incident being probed

YORKVILLE – A Monday afternoon shootout in southern Jefferson County resulted in one man being hospitalized and another on the run.

The incident unfolded early in the afternoon along county Road 2 in Glen Robbins in front of a motor home. Neighbors reportedly called 911, according to reports.

Bullet holes could be seen through the windshield of the motor home, officials said.

According to Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla, investigators still are trying to figure out exactly what happened. Abdalla said the owner of the motor home told them he was being robbed and that is why he shot.

Return shots were fired, resulting with a person being shot in the shoulder, according to officials. The shooting victim was taken to East Ohio Regional in Martins Ferry. The injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

The investigation is ongoing, officials said.

Crews respond toLincoln Avenue fire

STEUBENVILLE – Crews from fire departments in Steubenville, Mingo and Wintersville responded to a fire at 473 Lincoln Ave. at about 8:35 p.m. Monday.

When firefighters reached the scene, heavy smoke was pouring from the windows, and the fire was concentrated in the garage area and on the first floor, according to Josh Morris of the Steubenville Fire Department.

Officials said the house was unoccupied, and the property owners have been contacted. An investigation to determine the cause of the fire is under way.

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Engineer releases work schedule

STEUBENVILLE – Jefferson County Engineer James Branagan released the work schedule for county highway department crews for next week.

Base repairs – Smithfield-Adena Road (county Road 10) and JFK Highway (county Road 47).

Road closings will be announced.

Council to hold special meeting

FOLLANSBEE – Follansbee Council will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. Monday to select streets for paving and consider prices for Follansbee Park.

The meeting will be held in council chambers of the City Building.

Marijuana recovered from Adena home

ADENA – Officers with the Jefferson County drug task force and sheriff’s department recovered about 115 marijuana plants and bags with processed marijuana from a home on county Road 6 Friday.

Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla said charges should be filed early next week.

He said a search of the home was conducted following an investigation of suspected drug activity in the area.

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City man sentenced in gun case

STEUBENVILLE – Joseph T. Mitchell, 19, of 480 S. Sixth St. was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Thursday by Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge David Henderson after Mitchell pleaded guilty to having a gun as a convicted felon.

City Police officers were looking for a person who reportedly had a gun on Feb. 24. Police found Mitchell in the 1300 block of Pennsylvania Avenue. While he was being searched, he admitted to the officer he had a loaded handgun in the waistband of his pants.

Mitchell was under a weapons disability because of a felony domestic violence conviction.

School board to hold special meeting

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Board of Education will hold a special work session at 6 p.m. Tuesday at its office, 1201 Pleasant Ave.

The board will discuss personnel, facilities and policies.

WSX Management Club to meet

WEIRTON – The Weirton Steel Management Club will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Givoanni’s Restaurant.

All members and guests are welcome to attend the dinner and social time.

Scrabble session set for Wednesday

STEUBENVILLE – Area Scrabble enthusiasts will gather Wednesday for their monthly game session in room 1502 at Eastern Gateway Community College.

Play time will run from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., with newcomers welcome and encouraged to bring the board game if they have one. No fees are charged.

Bonus words will be words related to Memorial Day.

For information, call (740) 264-9893.

Shriners holding pancake breakfast

WEIRTON – The Weirton Shriners will hold a pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Northern Panhandle Shrine Club located on Cove Road by the State Highway Garage in Weirton.

The menu includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee and orange juice. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children age 12 and under and free for children under 6.

This will be the last breakfast until September.

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Brilliant water, sewer district sets meeting

BRILLIANT – The Brilliant Water and Sewer District board will meet in special session at 4:30 p.m. Tusday at the water district office, 706 Second St.

Members are to review an engineering proposal for Phase II of the No. 3 well project.

The regular business meeting will follow at 5 p.m.

Quarter auction to benefit CASA

WELLSBURG – A quarter auction to benefit A Child’s Place Court-Appointed Special Advocates will be held Saturday, May 17, at the Franklin Fire Hall on state Route 27.

Doors will open at noon, with the auction to begin at 1 p.m.

The cost is $5 for the first paddle and $1 for each additional paddle.

A Child’s Place CASA trains volunteers to represent the interests of children involved in abuse and neglect cases in Brooke and Hancock counties.

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Juvenile transported

following accident

WELLSBURG – A juvenile was transported by medical helicopter after being extricated from a vehicle that veered into a traffic signal pole on state Route 2 near 12th Street at about 10 a.m. Tuesday.

City Police said they have learned the juvenile is in critical condition at a Pittsburgh hospital and the adult driver, who declined to be treated at the scene, has since been transported by medical helicopter from a local hospital to Pittsburgh also.

The driver’s condition wasn’t known. Police haven’t released the names of the two.

Police said the vehicle was traveling southbound when it veered into the pole near Tire America. The accident remains under investigation.

The Brooke County Ambulance Service and Wellsburg Fire Department also responded.

The traffic signal was knocked out in the accident, but was working today.

Blood drives planned

at area locations

Blood drives are planned on the following dates at area locations:

May 17: Loyal Order of the Moose, 844 Main St., Wellsburg, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

May 21: Chester American Legion, 404 Carolina Ave., Chester, noon to 6 p.m.; and Toronto High School, 1305 Dennis Way, Toronto, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Open house

set for C.O.R.E.

STEUBENVILLE – The Jefferson Behavioral Health System is having an open house from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday for its Community Outreach Recovery Environment office at 525 N. Fourth St.

C.O.R.E. replaces the former CARE Network after its funding was cut.

The office opened March 10.

Many of the clients are referred to C.O.R.E. by the court systems, whether municipal or common pleas court.

C.O.R.E. offers intensive outpatient recovery services for drug and alcohol abuse. There also is an opiate group and a Suboxone clinic for recovering heroin addicts, operated by Dr. Francis Sunseri, medical director. About 80 percent of the clients are opiate dependent.

A ribbon cutting is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Friday. Food and beverages will be provided.

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City Council to

meet with auditors

STEUBENVILLE – The state auditor’s office conducting a performance audit of the city’s water and wastewater fund has requested a private meeting tonight with City Council members and administration officials.

The closed-door meeting will be held in the City Hall Pugliese Conference room at 6:45 p.m.

Council agreed in February to hire the state auditor’s office for $70,000 to conduct the performance audit. The audit is expected to last eight to nine months.

Following the private meeting, council will meet at 7:30 p.m. for a sunshine meeting.

Dillonvale hydrants

to be flushed

DILLONVALE – Dillonvale Water Department crews will flush fire hydrants Monday and May 13-14 throughout the village.

Residents may experience discolored water, so they are asked to check before washing clothes.

Old Fort Steuben

Project dinner set

WINTERSVILLE – The annual Old Fort Steuben Project Inc. meeting and dinner will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at St. Florian Hall located on Luray Drive.

David Javersak will give the presentation “A Place Through Time: Steubenville, Past and Present – Different Ways to Look at Our History.”

A Weirton native, Javersak is a West Liberty University dean and professor emeritus. He has written “History of Weirton, West Virginia,” “West Liberty: From Academy to University,” “The Shepherds and Their Mansion” and “The Stifels.”

Javersak has contributed articles to magazines and the West Virginia Encyclopedia. He has been a Weirton Historical Commission and the West Virginia Independence Hall Foundation member and was West Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War commissioner.

The event includes a silent auction.

Tickets are $35 and reservations can be made by calling (740) 283-1787.

Chester investigates

one-vehicle accident

CHESTER – Chester Police are investigating a one-vehicle accident that took out a utility pole in front of Arner Funeral Home on Sunday.

Police Chief Ken Thorn said the accident resulted in minor injuries for the male driver, who was taken to East Liverpool City Hospital. He did not have the name of the driver or passenger, who was uninjured.

Crews from Mon Power were on the scene until early Monday morning replacing the pole, which was clipped in two.

Thorn said the driver had just come off the U.S. Route 30 ramp at about 4:30 p.m. Sunday when he lost control of his pickup truck and hit the pole.

Recycling containers to be collected

STEUBENVILLE – The JB Green Team on Friday will collect containers used by residents of the Alexander Manor, Westwood and Buena Vista areas as part of its test curbside recycling program.

Residents of those areas may leave recyclable materials in the cans also.

For information, call (740) 266-6899.

Veterans Service

Commission to meet

STEUBENVILLE – The regular monthly meeting of the Jefferson County Veterans Service Commission will be held at 12:30 p.m. May 14 at Suite 310, 500 Market St.

All veterans or interested parties are welcome to attend, according to Schelley Brooks, service officer, Veterans Service Commission.

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Lovers Lane will close on Wednesday

STEUBENVILLE – Lovers Lane will close to through traffic from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. starting Wednesday for patch repairs from the Fort Steuben Mall Drive to Fernwood Road.

City Engineer Michael Dolak said the work is expected by be completed by May 12.

“Local access to property owners will be maintained. However motorists should allow extra time for periodically stopped traffic. We are also urging motorists to use caution in the work zone area and to be aware of the work zone signage. All through traffic is advised to use the John Scott Highway and Sinclair Avenue as a detour,” explained Dolak.

Shelly & Sands Inc. of Rayland is doing the patching work.

The company completed a paving project on Lovers Lane from Sunset Boulevard to Fort Steuben Mall Drive on Friday.

Marina to close Wednesday for deck

STEUBENVILLE -The marina boat launch will be closed Wednesday and Thursday for repaving of the existing parking lot and boat ramp.

The paving work is part of a $189,994.50 construction project that includes the construction of a pedestrian bridge to an observation deck.

The James White Construction Co. is doing the construction work that is set for a July completion date.

Blood drive set for Tuesday

STEUBENVILLE -An Election Day blood drive will be held Tuesday by the American Red Cross Jefferson County Chapter.

The drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church on Lovers Lane.

Those who donate blood will receive a Red Cross tumbler, while supplies last.

Doughnuts and pizza will be served.

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County landowner maps now available

WINTERSVILLE – Who owns Jefferson County? Thousands of people have a piece of it, and they are listed in the new plat book published by the Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District with Mapping Solutions. The 2013 book is available for purchase for $20 at the Conservation District office, Suite A, 587 Bantam Ridge Road. Large premium wall maps also are available.

For information, call the office at (740) 264-9790.

A new resource for this year’s publication is aerial view maps opposite the landownership map pages. The spiral bound book features political township maps of Jefferson County. These maps include the property boundaries for all rural parcels within the township, the name of the owner and the number of acres owned – 10 acres or more. Also, there is a landowner index.

Due to the large number and small lot sizes, the book does not include those maps of landowners within Jefferson County towns, villages and cities. That information is available to the public through the Jefferson County Courthouse.

Also featured in the new edition is a county road map and municipal maps of Wintersville, Steubenville and Mingo Junction. Information about the Conservation District and a Government Directory, as well as an explanation of the public land survey system are included in the new book.

The Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District office is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

Workforce council plans meeting

CADIZ – The Workforce Investment Area 16 Youth Council quarterly meeting will be held at 10 a.m. May 15 at the Harrison County Hospital.

Ice cream social planned

STEUBENVILLE – Carriage Inn of Steubenville officials said an ice cream social is planned beginning at 1 p.m. Thursday at the 3102 St. Charles Drive location.

The event is free and open to the public. For information or to RSVP, call (740) 310-7295.

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Investigation ongoing in car break-ins

STEUBENVILLE – The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department is continuing its investigation into 25 vehicles broken into in Richmond on Tuesday night.

Deputies reported the driver’s side window of most of the vehicles was broken with an object. Money, GPS units, a camera and a handgun were reported stolen.

This was the third incident in which vehicles were broken into, with the first two happening in the Bloomingdale area.

Sheriff Fred Abdalla believes three people are involved, two on foot breaking into the vehicles and one driving a vehicle.

Cleanup day at cemetery canceled

TILTONSVILLE – The community cleanup day at Upland Cemetery planned by the Warren Township Lions Club and Warren Township trustees for Saturday has been canceled because of the rainfall over the past few days. The community event will be rescheduled later in the summer.

Volunteers sought for charter review

WELLSBURG – City officials are seeking volunteers to serve on a committee to review the city’s charter, which governs the city’s operation.

Established in 1887, the charter last was updated in 1996.

Those interested should send letters of interest to Mayor Sue Simonetti, 70 Town Square, Wellsburg, WV 26070, or no later than Monday.

Council moves regular meeting

WELLSBURG – Wellsburg Council has moved its next meeting to 7 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall.

The meeting was moved because the primary election is being held on council’s next regular date, May 1