Woman transported following accident
FOLLANSBEE - The driver of a minivan was transported by medical helicopter after her vehicle and a tanker truck collided on state Route 2 north of the Wabash Bridge at about 2 p.m. Wednesday.
City firefighters worked for about a half-hour to extricate the woman, whose name and condition weren't available, from her vehicle.
The van was traveling southbound on Route 2 and the truck was northbound when the accident occurred.
It's under investigation by the Brooke County Sheriff's Department.
Sheriff's department seeks suspicious man
FOLLANSBEE - The Brooke County Sheriff's Department is seeking a man believed to have attempted to break into a home on Elaine Street on Hooverson Heights at about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.
The Brooke County Sheriff's Department said pedestrians in the area said the man appeared to be attempting to gain entry through a front door to the home. They and others in the area described him as wearing a black Steelers jacket with a large Steelers emblem on it, having light brown or dirty blond hair and being about 5 foot 8 inches tall.
Brooke County school officials ordered a lockdown for nearby Hooverson Heights Primary School as well as Jefferson Primary School and Follansbee Middle School as a precaution. In keeping with the school district's lockdown policy, staff members were advised not to admit visitors during the lockdown, which occurred over about 45 minutes.
Anyone with information about the man should call the sheriff's department at (304) 527-1430 or (304) 737-3660.
One in custody after drug raid
STEUBENVILLE - One person was taken into custody Wednesday evening after a raid by the Jefferson County Drug Task Force and City Police.
The search warrant was executed at 494 S. Fifth St. around 8 p.m. Wednesday.
The drug task force reported heroin, digital scales, a handgun and two assault rifles were confiscated.
A resident of the house was taken to the county jail on pending charges.
Man found passed out in parking lot
STEUBENVILLE - City Police arrested a Bethesda man Wednesday evening after they reported finding him passed out in a parking lot, apparently from a heroin injection.
Officers were called shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday to the Wal-Mart parking lot about a man laying outside a car. Police reported the man was initially unresponsive. Officers saw a hypodermic needle and drug paraphernalia inside the car. Police reported paramedics found a fresh puncture wound on the man's arm.
Jonathan W. Kovacik, 20, was taken to Trinity Medical Center West for treatment and then booked in at the county jail on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a hypodermic needle, police reported.
Board of elections to test equipment
STEUBENVILLE - The Jefferson County Board of Elections, 117 N. Third St., at 10 a.m. Friday will conduct the public test of tabulation equipment for Tuesday's special election.
In person absentee voting will end at 4:30 p.m. Monday. The board of elections office will be open from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday for absentee voting.