Regional roundup

Clean up


WINTERSVILLE — The JB Green team will be holding a community clean up in Cross Creek Township 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 23 at the township garage.

They will not accept the following items, large sized tires, construction or demolition material, mattresses, paint, or electronics.

Mingo to hold

safety meeting

MINGO JUNCTION — Mingo Village Safety Committee will be having a meeting at 6 p.m. on Jan. 14. The meeting will be held in the council chambers at the village building, 501 Commercial St.

Brilliant water

district to meet

BRILLIANT — The Brilliant Water and Sewer District will hold a special meeting at 1 p.m. Monday.

The meeting is to discuss and approve a contract extension for the Water Systems Improvement Project.

The meeting will be held at the Brilliant Water and Sewer District Office at 706 2nd. St, Brilliant.

Board of health meeting

WELLSBURG — Brooke County Board of Health will hold a meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

The meeting will be held at the Brooke County Courthouse.

Wayne board


BLOOMINGDALE — The Wayne Township Board of Trustees held their reorganizational meeting Dec. 12.

The group meets at 6:30 p.m. on the last Tuesday of the month at the Wayne Township Garage, 11991 county Road 26, Bloomingdale. January’s meeting date has been rescheduled for Jan. 22.

Meetings are conducted by an agenda. Those wanting to be placed on the agenda must make a request no later than 48 hours before the meeting. A name and a brief description of the issue is requested.

The office can be reached at (740) 944-1482 or a trustee can be notified of a request.

Woman serving life in ex-boyfriend’s killing wins clemency

COLUMBUS — Outgoing Ohio Gov. John Kasich has commuted the life sentence of a woman convicted of killing her ex-boyfriend who she said abused her for years.

Thomia Hunter’s lawyer says the Republican governor’s decision will allow her to be released in July.

The Ohio Parole Board had recommended the Cleveland woman’s sentence be commuted after it found the issue of her abusive ex-boyfriend never came up at her trial. reports the board also said evidence backed up Hunter’s claims that the man choked her and attacked her with a knife before she fatally stabbed him in 2004.

Ohio hunters check

over 14,000 deer in

muzzleloader season

COLUMBUS — State officials say hunters in Ohio harvested more than 14,000 white-tailed deer in this year’s muzzleloader season.

Ohio’s Department of Natural Resources says hunters in the state checked 14,182 deer in the season that ran from Saturday through Tuesday. That compares with 13,268 deer checked during last year’s muzzleloader season.

Ohio hunters will have additional opportunities to harvest deer this winter as the state’s archery season remains open through Sunday, Feb. 3.

The department says Ohio ranks fifth nationally in resident hunters and 11th in the number of jobs associated with hunting-related industries.

A publication from the National Shooting Sports Foundation has said hunting has a more than $853 million economic impact in Ohio through the sale of equipment, fuel, food, lodging and more.

From staff and wire reports