Regional roundup

County issues

water-boil order

SMITHFIELD — Due to a water main break on state Route 151, west of New Alexandria, Jefferson County water customers in Area A, which includes New Alexandria, Smithfield, Piney Fork, Dillonvale Ridge, Georges Run, county Road 19 and all intersecting roads, will experience pressure loss or an interruption of service, according to the county water and sewer district.

The district reported the line was being repaired on Wednesday, however a 20-foot section of pipe needs to be replaced. The repair was expected to take most of the day on Wednesday.

Once service is restored, a 48-hour boil order will be in effect, the water district reported.

Woman runs out

of courtroom

STEUBENVILLE — A city woman is facing a felony charge of escape after she fled the municipal courtroom on Wednesday and ran across the Market Street Bridge before she was caught.

Amanda P. O’Hara, 38, of 722 Highland Ave. was in court on charges of petit theft, possession of a hypodermic needle and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was arrested on Tuesday.

O’Hara became disruptive in the courtroom, and Municipal Court Judge John Mascio asked for her to be removed from the courtroom. Police reported O’Hara, once she was in the hallway, ran out the door. Police added she was handcuffed.

Officers were able to apprehend her on the West Virginia side of the Market Street Bridge. O’Hara will be brought back to Ohio after an extradition hearing.

Water district to

hold special meeting

BRILLIANT — The Brilliant Water and Sewer District will hold a special meeting at 8 a.m. Friday at the board office, 706 Second St.

The board will discuss change orders for the water improvement project, the asset management plan, as required by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, and employee evaluations.

Government offices

closed for holiday

Most state, county and local government offices will be closed Wednesday for West Virginia Day, the anniversary of the state’s admission to the union.

Among those affected are the Mary H. Weir Public Library, the Brooke County Public Library and its Follansbee branch and the Brooke County and Weirton senior centers, which will be closed.

While the Follansbee, Wellsburg and Weirton city offices will be closed, garbage pickup in the cities won’t be affected.

Green Township trustees to meet

HOPEDALE — The Green Township trustees in Harrison County will meet in special session at 6 p.m. today at the township garage, Rabbit Road.

Meetings are normally held the second Tuesday of each month.

Volunteers sought

for local boards

WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Commission is accepting letters of interest in a seat on the county’s solid waste authority and two seats on the Northern Panhandle Workforce Development Board.

One seat on the latter board must be filled by someone involved with adult education, while the other may be filled by any Brooke County resident.

The letters should be submitted to the county clerk’s office at the county courthouse by June 26.

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