Route 22 closed
by diesel spill
WEIRTON - U.S. Route 22 was closed from the Harmon Creek exit to the Main Street exit late Thursday and remained reduced to one lane early today after diesel fuel was spilled from a truck, according to the Brooke County Sheriff's Department.
The highway was expected to be re-opened at noon today.
The section of the highway east of that area, from the Harmon Creek exit to Three Springs Drive, already had been reduced to one lane while crews resurfaced it with a skid-resistant material.
Man sentenced to
prison in assault
STEUBENVILLE - Lamont Whatley, 47, of 1533 Euclid Ave. was sentenced to nine months in prison on Friday by Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. after pleading guilty to an amended indictment charging aggravated assault.
Whatley was indicted on two counts of felonious assault in connection with Whatley allegedly attacking a woman with a hammer and knife on Feb. 25.
Police said the woman said she was assaulted around 8 p.m. on Feb. 25 at a home in the 1400 block of Maryland Avenue. Officers said the woman had a 2-inch claw hammer wound in her thigh area and a cut on her finger that she said she received trying to avoid a knife.
sentenced to prison
STEUBENVILLE - Jeffrey L. Hawkins Jr., 38, of Steubenville was sentenced to two years in prison on Thursday by Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. after Hawkins pleaded guilty to charges of improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle, drug trafficking and possession of methadone.
Hawkins was arrested on June 1 by City Police after a man said Hawkins took his vehicle at gunpoint from a home on Clinton Avenue. Officers were searching for the car when it was pulled over at Adams and South Fourth streets. A handgun was found between the driver's seat and center console.
Crew House open
for summer series
RICHMOND - The Crew House Museum on Main Street operated by the Richmond Community Historical Society will kick off its summer open house series from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Don and Becky Swickard will serve as hostesses.
Visitors can tour the facility that features a variety of Richmond memorabilia and check out the Jefferson Union room of school items, including yearbooks, uniforms and trophies.
There will be Richmond pottery on sale and newly available T-shirts from Memorial Day for $15 bearing the logo "In Richmond, We Remember."
The open houses will be held on the second and fourth Sundays in June, July and August.
Phil Judy is president of the historical society. For information, call (740) 765-4534.
Tire collection, cleanup set in Wayne
BLOOMINGDALE - Wayne Township trustees, along with the JB Green Team, have scheduled a township-wide tire collection and community cleanup Thursday and June 14 at the township garage on county Road 26.
The free collection is set from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is for Wayne Township residents only.
Items that will be collected include household junk, furniture and debris; small household appliances; yard decorations; toys and bikes; used motor oil/oil filters/antifreeze; scrap metal and old appliances with freon removed; car batteries; lawn mowers; air conditions; and car and small truck tires with or without rims.
Items that won't be accepted are chemicals or pesticides, paint, trash, yard waste, televisions, computers, monitors and semi truck tires.
Also, materials from commercial and industrial establishments will not be accepted.