Charges filed in
STEUBENVILLE - Kevin Wells, 36, of 101 township Road 428, Toronto, is facing misdemeanor traffic charges but the Ohio State Highway Patrol is expected to seek a felony failure to comply charge through the county prosecutor's office after a chase Friday evening.
A trooper said they attempted to pull Wells over around 5:30 p.m. Friday on state Route 7, near Costonia. Wells took off on county Road 56 at speeds reaching 80 mph, a trooper said. He then turned onto township Road 376, again at a high rate of speed, the patrol reported. The trooper said Wells was going so fast that troopers lost sight of him.
The patrol had a plane in the area that was used to spot Wells, the patrol reported. Wells was unable to make a turn on the road and troopers boxed him in so he couldn't escape. Wells was charged with driving with a suspended license and reckless operation.
Man arrested after
shot fired into street
STEUBENVILLE - David Russell, 53, of 28 township Road 281, Steubenville, was arrested by City Police early today on charges of felonious assault and falsification after officers said he fired a shot into the street following an altercation at North Seventh and North streets.
Officers were called around 5:17 a.m. today about a shot fired. There they found Russell, who had a concealed carry permit, and another man. Russell initially told officers a car backfired but the other person said Russell had fired a shot into the street following an argument, police reported. Russell then changed his story and admitted to firing the shot, officers said.
Police found one spent shell casing and a bullet on the street. Russell was being held on a $25,000 bond at the county jail.
Woman flown to
hospital after wreck
STEUBENVILLE - Holly E. Mazur, 19, of county Road 75, Amsterdam, was flown by medical helicopter to a Pittsburgh hospital on Saturday evening after an ATV accident off county Road 39, Bloomingdale, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department reported.
A deputy said Mazur was riding up a hill when the ATV flipped, resulting in Mazur having a laceration on the back of her head. Mazur was not wearing a helmet, a deputy said.
BEECH BOTTOM - A Short Creek man has charged with driving under the influence and other offenses after striking two vehicles on state Route 2 near Park Avenue Friday night.
The Brooke County Sheriff's Department also has charged Jeremy M. Kuhn, 31, of 206 Curtis Way, with leaving the scene of an accident, failure to render aid, driving while his license was suspended for DUI and huffing.
According to police reports, Kuhn told sheriff's deputies he had inhaled from a computer air duster prior to the accident.
Sheriff's deputies said Kuhn was traveling south on Route 2 when he struck two vehicles head on. At least three people, including a passenger in Kuhn's vehicle, were transported by the Brooke County Ambulance Service to area hospitals.
Their conditions aren't known.
Route 2 to be closed
for parade today
FOLLANSBEE - State Route 2 will be closed from 6:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. today for the Brooke-Hancock American Cancer Society Relay for Life Parade.
North- and southbound traffic will be detoured to Cross Creek, Rockdale and Eldersville roads and Mahan Lane, with Follansbee Police and private security personnel assisting along the route.