Truck hits pole,
causes power outage
WINTERSVILLE - A truck driver heading to the Wal-Mart Distribution Center on state Route 43 apparently got lost and ended up on Woodvue Lane and then struck a power pole's guide wire around 4:55 p.m. Thursday that knocked out power for four hours.
Ohio State Highway Patrol reported the truck, driven by Jerron Caruthers, 58, of Fort Worth, Texas, was attempting to make a tight turn from Woodvue Lane onto Two Ridge Road, when the truck hit a power pole guide wire, snapping the pole.
Carmen Prati-Miller, AEP spokesperson, said power for 1,582 customers was out for about four hours.
Caruthers was charged with failure to control.
GERMANO - A tanker truck driven by Richard Marmon, 41, of 806 Terika Drive, Follansbee, which was hauling sludge for the oil and gas industry, overturned on state Route 9 around 10:30 a.m. Thursday, the Ohio State Highway Patrol reported.
Marmon was transported to Harrison Community Hospital with minor injuries, the patrol reported.
A trooper said Marmon lost control of the truck on a turn on state Route 9 and overturned.
Fire departments responded and contained most of the sludge that had leaked from the truck, the patrol reported.
Marmon was charged with failure to control.
sent to prison
STEUBENVILLE - Rebecca J. Bennett, 34, of Wheeling was sentenced to one year in prison on Thursday by Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. after Bennett pleaded guilty to possession of oxycodone and illegal processing of drug documents.
Bennett was arrested in June following an investigation by the Jefferson County Drug Task Force. She initially was charged with 18 counts of illegal processing of drug documents.
Veterans park group
to meet Thursday
WELLSBURG - The Brooke County Veterans Memorial Park Foundation will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at Brooke Hills Park.
All members are urged to attend, and the public is welcome.
Brightway offering shoes to school kids
SMITHFIELD - Through an outpouring of donations in a program called "Socks and Shoes for Souls," Brightway Center located at county Road 15 has shoes for youngsters in need of footwear, according to Cathy Takach, project manager.
"The center is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and calls can be made to (740) 733-7480 to learn about sizes," Takach said.
"We had a day when people came to choose shoes, but there is still a supply on hand, as we had donations from individuals, businesses and churches and church organizations," she said.