Regional Roundup

Charges filed in

police standoff

MINGO JUNCTION –Lawrence D. Brandenburg, 52, of 124 Woodward Ave. has been charged with five counts of felonious assault in connection with an armed standoff with police on Dec. 31 at his residence.

Mingo Junction Police and the county sheriff’s department were called to Brandenburg’s house about a domestic incident. Brandenburg’s wife and children were in the house at the time.

Brandenburg took off running inside the house and police discovered he was hiding in the attic, according to police reports. Brandenburg pointed a gun at a deputy and told the deputy to shot him, police reported.

Police Chief Joe Sagun and a deputy were able to convince him to surrender his weapons, including a shotgun, a handgun and ammunition, and come down out of the attic.

Brandenburg was taken to Trinity Medical Center West for an evaluation. He is still receiving psychiatric treatment, and Wintersville county court reported he has not appeared in court on the charges.

Vocational school

board set to meet

The Jefferson County Vocational School Board of Education will hold its organizational meeting on Tuesday.

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. with a regular meeting to immediately follow.

The board meets at the Jefferson County Vocational School Board office at 1509 county Highway 22A, Bloomingdale.

Salem township financial

reports available

RICHMOND — Salem Township’s financial reports for 2018 are finished and filed and may be viewed by making an appointment with the fiscal officer at (740) 765-5398.

Family loses

home to fire

MINGO JUNCTION –A family lost their home after a Tuesday morning fire at 123 Comet Ave.

Village Fire Chief John Wright said the fire call came in around 7:24 a.m. Tuesday. Crews from Mingo Junction and Hillndale fire departments responded. Wright said the mobile home was destroyed.

The chief said the kids had just left for school, and the parents were at home when the fire began. Wright said it appeared to have started in the kitchen area.

The mother was treated for smoke inhalation, Wright said.

From staff reports