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Zoning plan can be reviewed

WINTERSVILLE — The Cross Creek Township Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing on the proposed zoning plan and resolution at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Cross Creek Township garage, 1267 a Cadiz Road.

The proposed zoning plan and resolution, including text and maps, can be examined beginning on Monday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the township garage.

Contact Mitchell Morelli at (740) 535-6135 to schedule a time. This is a reschedule from the originally scheduled Oct. 12 public hearing.

Road slip repairs scheduled

NEWELL — The West Virginia Division of Highways advises that on Monday, county Road 5, Locust Hill Road, will be closed between mile post 2.73 and mile post 3.36, for multiple slip repair. The closure will begin at 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily and will continue through Oct. 31.

The alternate route is county Route 3, Washington School Road, to county Route 208, Allison Road. School buses and emergency vehicles will be accommodated.

Motorists are advised to use the alternate route, and traffic signals will maintain traffic during non-working hours.

Fire department hosting fundraiser

SMITHFIELD — The Smithfield Volunteer Fire Department will sponsor a fundraiser pancake breakfast, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday at the fire department, located on Main Street in Smithfield.

The price is $6 for adults and $4 for children. Proceeds will be used for operating expenses.

A new roof and much-needed building repairs were completed during the summer, according to a spokesperson, who noted this was made possible by a Pugliese Charitable Foundation grant received by the Friends of Smithfield organization on behalf of the fire department.

Smithfield Volunteer Fire Department Trustee Robert Kendle and Friends of Smithfield grant writer Linda Kovach coordinated the project.

Voter registration day set at library

STEUBENVILLE — Did you know you can register to vote at the library?

With Tuesday being National Voter Registration Day, the Jefferson County Board of Elections will have a presence at the main librray of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County from 10 a.m. to noon that day for those interested in registering or having questions.

The main library is located at 407 S. Fourth St. The phone number at the main library is (740) 282-9782.

Book Club, meanwhile, will meet for discussion in-person on Sept. 30 at 10:30 a.m. This month’s book selection is “Open House” by Elizabeth Berg. Registration is required by calling the library.

The Schiappa Branch on Mall Drive has readjusted its operating hours to the following new schedule: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Beginning in October, the Schiappa Branch will reopen on Sunday from p.m. to 5 p.m. The phone number there is (740) 264-6166.

Book Club will be meeting virtually on Sept. 29 at 6:30 p.m. Anyone with a cell phone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer is welcome to attend the virtual book club. This month’s book selection is “The Weight of a Piano” by Chris Cander. Pick up a copy of the book at the library.

For information on how to join the virtual book club, call the library.

Sobriety checkpoint set in Weirton

WEIRTON — The Weirton Police Department, in conjunction with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, will conduct a sobriety checkpoint from 7 p.m., Sept. 25 to 1 a.m., Sept. 26.

The checkpoint will be located in the 3100 and 3200 blocks of Main Street in Weirton.

Man sentenced in drug conspiracy

WHEELING — Antonio Dewayne Brown, of Weirton, was sentenced Thursday to 45 months of incarceration for his role in a cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl distribution operation, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Brown, 36, pled guilty to one count of aiding and abetting distribution of cocaine base in February 2020. Brown admitted to working with others to distribute cocaine base, also known as “crack,” in August 2018 in Hancock County.

U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided over the case.

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