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July 28, 2012
From staff reports , The Herald-Star

Woman pleads guilty in food pantry theft

STEUBENVILLE - Davina L. Burgess, 43, of Youngstown pleaded guilty Friday before Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. to taking more than $25,000 from a non-profit food pantry.

Burgess was placed on five years of probation and ordered to repay $24,555 to the Wolf Run, East Springfield, Bergholz and Amsterdam Food Pantry in the amount of $400 a month. Burgess was a bookkeeper for the organization that provides food to about 120 to 150 families a month.

Burgess told Bruzzese she misappropriated funds to pay her own bills, and also gave money to other people in the community outside of the scope of the operation of the food bank.

County Assistant Prosecutor Cerryn Cottrell-Marshall said Burgess has no criminal history.

Bruzzese told Burgess she faces up to 18 months in prison if she doesn't repay the money.

County releases road work schedule

STEUBENVILLE - Jefferson County Engineer James Branagan released the work schedule for the county highway department for next week:

Chip seal - Piney Fork Road (county Road 11) and Pine Valley Road (county Road 12).

Slip repairs-Ross Ridge-Alikanna Road (county Road 43) and JFK Highway (county Road 47).

Bridge repairs -Monk Road (Salem Township Road 205), closed for redecking.

Road closing will be announced.

Work to resume on connector

STEUBENVILLE - Work will resume Monday on the Lovers Lane Connector resurfacing improvement project.

City Engineer Michael Dolak said the work will involve a new asphalt surface course, the installation of new pavement markings and signage upgrades.

"Traffic will be maintained with single lane closures and motorists are advised to drive slowly through the construction zone and to remain aware of daily traffic pattern changes," said Dolak.

The $969,896 project is scheduled to be completed by late August.

Road work announced

The West Virginia Division of Highways has announced road work to be performed next 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 install guardrail.

The work is part of a $698,236 slip repair project that involved installing metal piling and concrete lagging along the southbound lane.

Also in Hancock County, crews will be patching Ballentyne, White Oak and Rainey Hill roads, ditching along Virginia Terrace, Water and Cordrey streets, Arron, Honeysuckle, Harker, Bentley and Clark avenues and Mimosa Lane; and mowing along Hardins Run and Florence roads, High Street, Westlake Lane, Pittenger, Rolling Acres and Brickyard Bend roads and Sunset Lane.

In Brooke County crews will be patching Harmon Creek and Mechling Hill roads and U.S. Route 22; pulling shoulders and ditches in the Hukill Run-Windy Hill area and mowing along St. John's, Tent Church/Grisby, Rabbit Hill, Cross Creek and Potrock roads.

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