Residence destroyed by fire

STEUBENVILLE – A residence at 539 N. Fourth St., Steubenville, was destroyed by fire, Monday.

Fire Chief Carlo Capaldi said the call came in around 9 p.m. He said the structure was occupied, though only one individual was in the building at the time.

“By the time the first truck got there, the first floor was pretty much fully involved,” Capaldi said. “There was heavy smoke coming out of the second floor, and shortly after that the whole structure was fully involved in fire.”

Capaldi said crews were at the scene “until almost 2 a.m., putting out hot spots.”

“The roof and the second floor collapsed onto the first, making it hard to put out all the hot spots under everything,” he added. “It’s still smoldering.”

Given the severity of the damage, Capaldi said an inspector on scene listed the cause as “undetermined after investigation.”

“There’s so much damage, we can’t really crawl around and look,” he added. “It’s unstable now, there’s not much we can do. It burned pretty quick, our station is only three blocks away. When they turned the corner, they said flames were coming out every first floor window.”

Capaldi said there were no injuries, fire or civilian.

Candidate filing period has begun

WELLSBURG –The filing period has begun for those planning to run for mayor, police chief, collector-treasurer and four seats representing each of the city’s four wards.

Those interested may file at City Hall from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and by mail up to midnight Jan. 30.

The filing fees are $30 for mayor, $40 for police chief and collector-treasurer, and $20 for a council seat.

The city’s primary election is slated for April 6, with its general election to be held June 8.

JCPRB executive committee meets

STEUBENVILLE — A meeting of the Jefferson County Prevention and Recovery Board Executive Committee will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

The meeting will be held as a Zoom videoconference due to the COVD-19 pandemic. Information on how to join the meeting is available at jcprb.org or join the meeting at 1-929-205-6099 and entering meeting ID 859 1865 5361 and passcode 679619.

Finance committee meeting nixed

WINTERSVILLE –Thursday’s meeting of Wintersville Council’s finance committee has been canceled.

Civil service commission to meet

TORONTO — The city of Toronto Civil Service Commission is set to meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 20 at the City Building, 416 Clark St., Toronto.

COVID vaccine clinic is planned

CHARLESTON — Fourteen COVID-19 vaccine clinics have been scheduled this week as part of the state’s Operation Save Our Wisdom, including one Friday in Hancock County.

The clinic will be held 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, at the Weir High School gymnasium, and is available, by appointment, for Hancock and Brooke county residents age 80 and up. To make an appointment, Hancock County residents should call (304) 564-3343, and Brooke County residents should call (304) 737-3665.

The state has allocated approximately 6,300 doses of the vaccine to be divided among the 14 clinics.


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