Toronto home destroyed by fire
TORONTO - A single-story brick home at 716 N. Fifth St. was destroyed by a fire originating in the kitchen on Tuesday.
City Fire Chief Frank McEwen said the resident, Cheryl Diely, got out of the home with her pet before firefighters arrived. He said the woman reported hearing a popping sound in her kitchen and found the wall behind her stove on fire.
Diely told firefighters she hadn't left anything cooking on the stove, but the fire is believed to be related to the stove.
Firefighters from Toronto, Empire and Knoxville were dispatched at noon and were able to extinguish the blaze in about 90 minutes. The home next door at 718 N. Fifth St. also was damaged by the fire.
McEwen said the house's roof collapsed. He said a representative of the American Red Cross as well as Diely's family were on hand to assist her.
Adams Street ramp closed indefinitely
STEUBENVILLE - The Adams Street entrance ramp from Adams Street to Washington Street has been closed to all traffic indefinitely.
A city street department spokesperson said a water distribution pipe under the roadway ruptured.
Motorists are urged to seek alternate routes to avoid delays.
Cross Creek trusteesset special meeting
WINTERSVILLE - The Cross Creek Township trustees will hold a special meeting at 9 a.m. Thursday at the township building located at 251 Airport Road.
The trustees are to discuss electrical and gas aggregation.
School board calls special meeting
WELLSBURG - The Brooke County Board of Education will hold a work meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at its office at 1201 Pleasant Ave.
The board will discuss plans to carry out its comprehensive educational facilities plan, involving the consolidation of schools, facilities and personnel.