Road work announced in Brooke, Hancock
The West Virginia Division of Highways has announced road work to be performed this week, pending suitable weather.
In Hancock County, traffic on state Route 2 between Mountaineer Race Track and Gaming Resort and Newell has been reduced to one lane and maintained by traffic signals while crews repair a slip along the southbound lane.
Ohio-West Virginia Excavating of Powhatan Point, Ohio is the contractor for the $698,236 project, which involves the installation of steel piles and concrete lagging.
Elsewhere in Hancock County, crews are patching Mayhew, Pugh and Middle Run roads and Tasha Drive; ditching along Geer, Dry Run, Nessly, Cowl Farm and Pleasant Hills roads; Cordrey and and Spruce streets, Hideaway Acres Road and Lawnview, Annapolis, Scenery and Virden Heights drives.
In Brooke County, crews will be patching in the Windy Hill-Hukills Run Road area and U.S. Route 22, pulling shoulders and ditches along state Route 27 and mowing along U.S. Route 22.
Blood drive set for Saturday
WELLSBURG - The Wellsburg Women of the Moose will host an American Red Cross blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Moose Lodge at 844 Main St.
Doughnuts will be provided to morning donors and a hot lunch to afternoon donors.
Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments also may be made by calling Linda Porreca at (740) 264-4286 or (304) 737-1552. Donors should bring photo identification.
Official trims early voting in Cleveland
CLEVELAND - The Ohio secretary of state has trimmed early in-person voting in the state's biggest county.
Secretary of State Jon Husted sided with fellow Republicans in breaking a 2-2 tie in the Cuyahoga County elections board.
The board had deadlocked along party lines on whether to open board offices on the last two Saturdays and Sundays in October for voting.
According to The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, Husted has said extending hours for in-person early voting is a local decision but he will vote against it if there are tie votes.
Bond set for man shot by police
COLUMBUS - Half-million dollars bond has been set for an Ohio man shot by police when he allegedly tried to run them down with a car.
The bond was set Friday for 50-year-old Douglas Wiegand of Columbus.
He was arrested Thursday after his hospital release after being treated for a single gunshot wound to the torso.
The Columbus Dispatch says Wiegand is charged with felonious assault on an officer.
From staff and wire reports