Ex-WVU football player gets probation
MORGANTOWN- Former West Virginia University linebacker Branko Busick, a Steubenville High School graduate. will spend five years on probation for an assault conviction.
According to reports, Busick was sentenced Tuesday in Monongalia County Circuit Court. He had pleaded guilty in February to two counts of assault during commission of a felony.
Circuit Judge Russell Clawges suspended a two-to-10-year sentence on each count and gave Busick probation.
Busick will serve his probation in Hancock County, where he now lives with his parents.
The charges stem from a robbery at a Morgantown apartment in 2011.
Co-defendant Nicholas Conques is scheduled to be sentenced April 20 on conspiracy charges.
West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen dismissed Busick from the team after he was charged.
Driver injured in Route 646 accident
ANNAPOLIS - Judith Snedeker, 56, of 980 Grable Road, Bloomingdale, was flown by medical helicopter to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center after a two-vehicle crash on state Route 646 in Harrison County around 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, the Ohio State Highway Patrol reported.
A trooper said a pickup truck driven by Anthony Shane, 20, of 79 township Road 1285, Richmond, crossed the center line and struck head-on the pickup truck driven by Snedeker. The wreck occurred about 2 miles into Harrison County.
Shane was lodged in the Harrison County Jail this morning on pending charges, the patrol reported. The accident remains under investigation.
County Road 15 closed for work
RAYLAND -Warren Ridge-Smithfield-Rayland Road (county Road 15) will be closed from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Thursday in a section for a culvert replacement, the Jefferson County Engineer's Department reported.
The road will be closed from Dallas Road (Wells Township Road 117) to Connorville Road (county Road 14). There will be no through traffic.
Cause of fire not determined
WELLSBURG - The cause of a fire at a vacant house on Greens Run Road hasn't been determined, said Bethany Pike firefighters called to the scene at about 6:45 a.m. Tuesday.
Bethany Pike Assistant Fire Chief Doug Collins said the small one-story house had been in disrepair and firefighters had difficulty entering it because the ceiling had collapsed some time ago.
Collins said the fire wasn't extensive and was extinguished quickly by firefighters from Bethany Pike, Beech Bottom and McKinleyville.
He said a passerby reported the fire after seeing smoke coming from the house.
Mingo looking for park workers
MINGO JUNCTION - The village is accepting applications for lifeguards, concession workers and park manager for Aracoma Park.
Applications are available at the administrator's office in the Municipal Building daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Open house set at convent
TORONTO - The Franciscan Sisters, TOR, will hold an open house May 5 at the convent on Little Church Road near Toronto.
Tours and family activities will take place from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. followed by a youth vocations program from 2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
A May crowning and vigil Mass will be held at the convent at 4 p.m.
From staff and wire reports