Bridge installation date rescheduled

WELLSBURG — The West Virginia Department of Transportation and Flatiron Construction have, again, pushed back the planned float and installation of the new Wellsburg Bridge structure.

The movement of the completed main structure is now scheduled to begin at 8 a.m., Friday, with the lifting of the structure onto a series of piers taking place Saturday.

Once completed, the bridge will connect W.Va. Route 2 south of Wellsburg with Ohio Route 7 in Brilliant.

This is the second time the move had been rescheduled, with officials noting weather, including wind and river conditions, will be a factor in making plans.

Steubenville school board to meet

STEUBENVILLE — The Steubenville Board of Education will meet in regular session at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The meeting will be held at the board offices, 611 N. Fourth St., Steubenville.

Drug Take Back event scheduled

WINTERSVILLE — With opioid overdose deaths increasing during the pandemic, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced its 20th Drug Take Back Day is scheduled for Saturday.

The Wintersville Police Department will be participating and hosting the DEA Drug Take Back Day from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at Value Leader Pharmacy, 200 Luray Drive in Wintersville.

“The goal is to get as many unused prescriptions properly disposed so they do not end up in the wrong hands or on the streets,” Ashley Wilson of Family Recovery Center and the United Prevention Partnership Coalition said. “Getting rid of these unwanted or unused medications in your house helps reduce temptation to take them and decreases the risk of an accident from happening.”

DEA and its partners will collect tablets, capsules, patches and other solid forms of prescription drugs. Liquids (including intravenous solutions), syringes and other sharps, and illegal drugs will not be accepted. DEA will continue to accept vaping devices and cartridges at its drop off locations provided lithium batteries are removed.

Last year, the DEA collected a record-high amount of expired, unwanted, and unused prescription medications, with the public turning in close to 500 tons of unwanted drugs.

Learn more about the event at www.deatakeback.com, or by calling 800-882-9539.


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