Apartment building hit by lightning
STEUBENVILLE - City police and fire departments were called around 5 p.m. Sunday about lightning hitting the Heritage Village senior apartments at 3010 Johnson Road.
Residents were being evacuated from the building because of the fire alarm sounding when officers and firefighters arrived. There were reports of smoke inside the building but firefighters found no fire.
The police department reported the lightning strike caused a power surge that damaged the fire alarm system.
Three charged in OVI checkpoint
STEUBENVILLE -Three people were charged with operating a vehicle under the influence in connection with an OVI checkpoint conducted by the Ohio State Highway Patrol on Friday evening and Saturday morning on state Route 7, near Ross Street.
Patrol Lt. Joseph Fetty said 421 vehicles went through the zone during the four-hour check. He said 362 vehicles were checked and 14 were diverted for more questioning. Four people were charged with having a suspended license.
Fetty said one driver was charged with OVI in the zone and two others were stopped nearby in areas were troopers and other law enforcement were heavily patrolling.
"It takes a lot of people to pull this off. It is very hard to make this successful without the cooperation and help of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department and Steubenville Police Department," he said.
Fetty said 15 law enforcement officers from all three departments participated.
One transported following accident
BETHANY - One person was transported by ambulance following a collision between a Jeep and an all-terrain vehicle at about 7 p.m. Saturday on Counselman's Hill Road.
The Brooke County Sheriff's Department and other emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene of the collision, which resulted in the Jeep overturning.
No other information was available.
City revitalization group meets today
STEUBENVILLE - The Steubenville Revitalization Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. today at Froehlich's Classic Corner Restaurant on Washington Street.
The meeting is open to the public.
PERI to meet
WINTERSVILLE - Jefferson County Chapter 5, Public Employee Retirees, will hold its monthly meeting at noon Wednesday at Zalenski's.
Guest speaker will be Zachary Frymier from the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.
All members and guests are welcome.
Relay meeting Tuesday at stadium
STEUBENVILLE - The 2014 Steubenville Area Relay for Life sponsored by the Jefferson County Unit of the American Cancer Society is set to be held June 20 at the Robert Kettlewell Memorial Stadium on the campus of Indian Creek High School in Wintersville and continuing until noon on June 21.
All team captains and teams members participating this year are reminded to meet Tuesday for an informal gathering at the stadium, beginning at 7 p.m.
The meeting will be an opportunity for participants to find their spots at the stadium; discover who their relay neighbors will be during the event; meet relay Chair Jaclyn Abrams and committee members; and "build relationships" with other participants.
Those planning to attend Tuesday's meeting are encouraged to bring a covered dish to share, tableware and a drink.
The theme for this year's event is "I Relay - What's Your Superpower?" The goal is to raise $155,000 for education, research, patient services and advocacy.