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Regional Roundup

November 1, 2012
The Herald-Star

Woman arrested in house burglary

STEUBENVILLE - Kaifia D. Williams, 21, of 312 S. Seventh St. was arrested by City Police Wednesday evening after she allegedly charged into a home and assaulted a woman.

Police reported Williams went to a home in the 600 block of Grandview Avenue around 8:13 p.m. Wednesday. A juvenile opened the door and Williams charged in, knocking a child to the ground, police reported. Williams, who was holding keys, then attacked an adult female inside, striking her about the head, police reported. The victim's husband tried to stop Williams, but he also was assaulted, police reported.

Officers found Williams in the downtown area, and she was arrested on an aggravated burglary charge. She was being held at the county jail on a $50,000 bond.

The female victim was taken to Trinity Medical Center West for treatment.

Sheriff warns of Sandy scams

STEUBENVILLE - Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla warned residents to be aware of potential scams involving the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Abdalla said residents may receive calls or be notified via the Internet about making donations to help the victims of the hurricane. He said such efforts are a scam.

Wellsburg man faces prison term

WHEELING - Donald A. Alexander, 31, of Wellsburg recently was sentenced to 15 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Frederick P. Stamp Jr. for a parole violation.

U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II said Alexander was sentenced to prison for possession and use of heroin and failure to attend a recommended treatment program. Alexander originally was sentenced on Dec. 2, 2008, to 46 months of imprisonment and three years of supervised release for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute oxycodone. Alexander was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending designation to a federal institution.

What are you thankful for?

November brings the Thanksgiving holiday celebration and with it cause for many of us to contemplate what we're thankful for.

With that in mind, we'd like to hear from you about something you're especially grateful for as the holiday approaches in order to generate some stories to share with readers later this month.

You can submit your ideas and photos to Janice Kiaski, community editor, in a number of ways: by e-mail at; by fax to (740) 284-7355; through regular mail to her attention at 401 Herald Square, Steubenville, OH 43952; or by calling (740) 283-4711, extension 346.

West Virginia voters can cast votes early

Early voting hours in Northern Panhandle counties are:

Brooke County, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and Saturday.

Hancock County, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays and Saturday.

Ohio County, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and Saturday.

Polling places will be open in all 55 county courthouses, according to officials.

'Creek curriculum council to meet

WINTERSVILLE - The Indian Creek Local Curriculum Improvement Council/District Leadership Team will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the gymnasium at the Bantam Ridge Board offices.

The meeting is open to the public.

Special education panel to visit

WELLSBURG - The West Virginia Advisory Council for the Education of Exceptional Children will meet 7 p.m. on Nov. 8-9 at the Brooke County Board of Education office.

The state board advises decision makers about the needs of children in special education and meets monthly at various county school boards in the state.

Anyone interested in special education is welcome. The school board's office is at 1201 Pleasant Ave.

Council of Government meeting set

CADIZ - The Area 16 Council of Government quarterly meeting is set for 1 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Harrison County Department of Job and Family Services office in Cadiz.

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