Wellsburg area to experience scheduled power outages on Thursday

WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Commission, during its meeting Tuesday, announced a power outage had been scheduled for the Wellsburg area on Thursday.

Brooke County Sheriff’s Deputy Darin Pizer said those who will be affected by the power outage should have already received a call from FirstEnergy.

“It will be from the Hill Crest Drive area and out,” noted Pizer.

In the Cross Creek Road area, the first power outage will be from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., with a second power outage from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

In the Washington Pike area, the power outage will last from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Other announcements included U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-Wheeling, sending his yearly request for the commission to submit a list of its top three priorities for him to review.

Ruby Greathouse, Brooke County Museum’s volunteer curator, gave her input for the three priorities.

“Roads, roads and roads,” she joked.

Greathouse also announced that the museum will be hosting the Brooke High School Art Show from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.

The art show will continue on from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday

On Sunday, guests will be able to vote on their favorite piece of work, with the winner honored with a plaque.

Before wrapping up the meeting, Commission President Tim Ennis noted he had requested assistance from Gov. Jim Justice to address the county’s litter problems. Justice had been at the Brooke County Courthouse Monday to announce a $125,000 Community Development Block Grant to assist with a study for potential broadband Internet expansion in the area.

“The litter on our roads are just unbelievable,” said Ennis on Monday. “Now we have people that work on fixing it on Saturdays for community service but it’s just a handful of people. They do what they can, but the litter on our roads is just unbelievable.”

Ennis asked Justice if he could help the county set up a program with the regional jails, and was able to receive contact information to begin working on a solution.

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