Deer pelts found at Wintersville cemetery
WINTERSVILLE - About 30 deer pelts were discovered by a man working at the Wintersville United Methodist Church Cemetery on Woodridge Drive on Thursday.
Village Police Chief Ed Laman said the deer pelts weren't that old and were found on the edge of the cemetery down in the back.
He said the deer pelts were bagged by the man working in the cemetery and village sanitation crews collected the bags.
Laman said the Ohio Department of Natural Resources was contacted about possible deer poaching.
Laman said a similar incident occurred in the same area during the past couple years but only a few pelts were found.
Man fires shots at moving car
STEUBENVILLE - City Police are investigating shots being fired at a passing car by a man standing on Ohio Street around 8:11 p.m. Thursday.
Police said witnesses reported the man was standing in a grassy lot on Ohio Street, near Maryland Avenue, when a car drove by and the man fired about seven to eight shots at the car.
Officers reported finding shell casings in the lot and on the street.
Police searched the area for the man and the car but were unable to locate either.
Water line break repaired
STEUBENVILLE - Water was restored to the Mall Drive area in three hours Thursday night after a hole in a 10-inch water line created a water geyser near the former Circuit City store.
Water Department Superintendent Bill Skinner said a two-and-a-half inch hole on top of the water pipe was due to age.
"The water department crews responded shortly before 10 p.m. and had water completely restored to Mall Drive customers by 1 a.m. today," said Skinner.
Skinner said the water pressure on that water line is 90 pounds per square inch, "which is the normal water pressure throughout the city."
Local 1190 new officers to be installed
STEUBENVILLE - United Steelworkers Local 1190's new officers are slated to be installed May 1, provided protests filed by members challenging the results are resolved.
Acting Local 1190 President Christ Vergitz confirmed there "were some protests filed, but (they) went to the international and will be handled there."
Vergitz said the USWA constitution and elections manual require prospective candidates for office to attend at least one-third of the member meetings held in the 24-month period preceding an election. The union meets twice a month.
He said the protests were filed by members who, under those rules, were ineligible to run.
Elected were Ernie Gambellin, president; Don Hubbard, vice president; Joe "Beetle" Bailey, guide; Dave Julio, Rich Hunker and Ron Mannarino, trustees; Tom Ludewig, compensation chair; Paul Cesaro, safety chair; Carmen DeStefano, financial secretary, Frank Crust, treasurer; Brian Cooley, outside guard.
The grievance committee is Julio, Gambellin, DeStefano, Christ Vergitz, Hubbard, John "P.A." Casey, Ludewig and Mannarino.
Richmond hydrants to be flushed
RICHMOND - Village crews will flush hydrants Thursday and April 27.
Residents are asked to refrain from doing laundry on those days, according to township officials.