Burglary under investigation
MINGO JUNCTION - The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department is investigating the burglary of a home in the 100 block of Montwell Avenue at about 3 p.m. Tuesday.
Several items, including rifles and ammunition, were taken from the home. Some were left behind by a man seen fleeing from the home, according to police reports.
The man was described as about 5-8, slim, with dark hair and wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans. Two others are believed to be involved with the burglary.
Those with information should call (740) 283-8600.
Man charged with wanton endangerment
WINDSOR HEIGHTS - A Windsor Heights man has been charged with wanton endangerment with a firearm following an incident Tuesday morning at his home.
Sean W. Pollock, 43, of 378 Toat Ave., faces charge after allegedly firing a rifle at his laptop computer and cell phone and into the air while on the patio of his home at about 2:30 a.m.
According to police reports, Pollock told police he was distraught about something and had consumed several beers when the incident occurred.
A neighbor and family member told a Brooke County sheriff's deputy and Wellsburg police officer who responded that they were trying to pull the rifle from Pollock while he was looking for more ammunition when an altercation occurred.
Pollock's case is pending in Brooke County Magistrate Court.
Halloween Party set for Oct. 31
STEUBENVILLE - A citywide children's Halloween Party will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 31 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center.
Organizers are requesting candy donations for the event.
All donations should be dropped off at the MLK Center prior to Oct. 31.
Hancock recycling hours change
NEW MANCHESTER-Effective Monday, the Hancock County Recycle and Convenience Center, 832 Gas Valley Road, will open one hour earlier in response to customer requests.
New hours will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Saturday hours will remain 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., said Rob Mark, site manager.
"We are currently showing a 31 percent increase in usage over 2012. We have a very conscientious group of customers, growing by the day," Mark said.
Mark said he knows of only one other West Virginia county (Berkeley) whose recycling center accepts as many recyclables and hazardous items as the Hancock County center.
An updated list of items currently accepted, plus the new hours, are posted at the website: HancockCountyWV.org.
Unused or old paint in original containers is accepted for disposal only. Empty cans or cans with dry paint are not accepted. The recycle center is for Hancock County residents only.