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Regional roundup

State Route 151

closed in sections

SMITHFIELD –The Ohio Department of Transportation reported state Route 151 will be closed in sections from Hopedale to Smithfield from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. for the next three weeks as crews replace multiple culverts.

ODOT reported the detour is to take state Route 151east to state Route 7, taken state Route 7 north to U.S. Route 22 west and back to Route 151.

Wintersville couple

pleads guilty in case

WHEELING –Larry Brown, 68, and Jacinta Brown, 65, both of Wintersville, each pled guilty to one count of false bankruptcy declaration, the U.S. Attorneys office reported on Monday.

U.S. Attorney Bill Powell said the Browns admitted to fraudulently omitting an interest in an ongoing claim against a corporation, as required.

The Browns each face up to five years incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey A. Finucane is prosecuting the cases on behalf of the government.

Senior U.S. District Judge Frederick P. Stamp Jr. presided.

Clerk of courts

releases report

STEUBENVILLE — Jefferson County Clerk of Courts John Corrigan has released his report for August.

The auto title department collected vehicle fees and taxes of $738,121, with $34,542 going to the county and $703,579 going to the state. Miscellaneous fees were $4,342 and watercraft fees $837. Total fees and taxes were $761,099, with $39,721 going to the county and $721,377 to the state.

For the legal department, new cases filed included miscellaneous, 30; Ohio Department of Taxation, 113; certificate of judgment, 40; civil, 58; notaries, 13; domestic, 22; criminal, 19; and court of appeals, three. Clerk fees paid into the county totaled $11,542.

The Rayland title office processed 800 titles with license plate revenue of $769. Also processed were 20 passports with revenue of $700.

The courthouse title office processed 31 passports with revenue of $1,085; recorded license plate revenue of $1,724; and saw a total of $40,125 in total auto title fees paid. The total revenue paid into the county was $42,618, with county total titles of 2,675.

Jennings Randolph Bridge gets inspection

CHESTER — The West Virginia Division of Highways advises that crews will be performing bridge inspection of the Jennings Randolph Bridge.

The inspections will take place from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. beginning Monday and will continue through Sept. 30.

Lane closures will occur on U.S. Route 30 eastbound and westbound from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Motorists should reduce speed and expect delays. Inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances could change the project schedule.

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