Regional roundup

Adena bridge

to be demolished

ADENA — Demolition work is expected to begin Wednesday on a bridge on county Road 10 (Smithfield-Adena Road), eliminating all remaining pedestrian access across the structure, the Ohio Department of Transportation reported.

The bridge was closed to traffic on Nov. 1 after a bridge inspection.

ODOT is expediting the replacement of the structure made possible by Gov. John R. Kasich’s Ohio Bridge Partnership Program.

ODOT’s contractor, Ohio Bridge Corp. of Cambridge, will work as quickly as possible to reopen the structure, ODOT reported.

Traffic will be detoured north on county Road 10 to state Route 152 south in Smithfield, then to state Route 150 to state Route 150 west in Dillonvale to Mount Pleasant, then follow the current county Road 7 detour north on county Road 6 and reverse, officials said.

City man faces

prison sentence

STEUBENVILLE — Ricky McGee Jr., 34, of 450 Spring Ave. was sentenced on Monday to four years in prison by Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Michelle Miller after McGee pleaded guilty to gun and drug charges.

McGee pleaded guilty to having a weapon under disability, three felony counts of drug possession and a misdemeanor count of marijuana possession.

McGee also was on probation for a prior conviction of two counts of drug possession and one count of drug trafficking.

A county probation officer was checking on McGee at his home on March 3 when the probation officer discovered six guns, drugs and $9,671 in cash. The probation department will receive $2,000 and the county drug task force will receive the remaining amount.

Recount set for

school board race

STEUBENVILLE –The secretary of state’s office has determined there will be a recount in the race for the Buckeye Local school board.

The Jefferson County Board of Elections reported the recount for Jefferson County alone is set for 10 a.m. on Saturday at the board office in the Towers, 500 Market St.

Boards of elections in Belmont and Harrison counties will hold separate recounts.

Issaac Omaits, who finished third for three seats, received 1,452 votes, and Mason Boyce, who received 1,447 votes, finished in fourth place. Since there was only a five-vote difference, the secretary of state’s office ordered a recount.

‘A Christmas Story’ to be presented at CMA

WINTERSVILLE — The Striplight Theatre’s production of the holiday classic “A Christmas Story” will be presented Thursday through Sunday at the Center of Music and Art.

The play will transport its audience to Hohman, Ind., where 9-year-old Ralphie Parker tells anyone who will listen how much he wants an official Red Ryder Carbine Action 200 Shot Range Model Air Rifle for Christmas.

Tickets are on sale at Brown Paper Ticket. Tickets can be purchased by going to the website and typing in “Wintersville,” at or by phone at (800) 838-3006. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors.

All shows will be held at the Center of Music and Art, 264 Main St. Show times are 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.

For information, contact the CMA at (740) 264-3111.

From staff reports