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February 4, 2013
The Herald-Star

Man arrested after shots fired

STEUBENVILLE - Christopher J. Prentice, 23, of 1312 Park St. was arrested by City Police Saturday evening after he allegedly fired an assault weapon outside the house in which he was staying.

Police during the investigation interviewed a woman who said Prentice became upset, pointed the weapon at her and then hit her in the head with the gun. Police said Prentice then fired shots from the gun.

Officers went to the Park Street duplex and found Prentice there. The residence was searched and a full clip of bullets and the weapon were found, police reported.

Prentice was charged with domestic violence and discharging a weapon within city limits.

Fire damages home during Super Bowl

WINTERSVILLE - A grease fire in the kitchen of a home at 309 Orchard Place during the Super Bowl Sunday evening caused extensive damage to the kitchen, according to Wintersville Fire and Rescue officials.

Fire Chief Robert Herrington said residents were inside the house watching the game around 8:50 p.m. when the fire started.

Fire crews were at the house for about 90 minutes. Belvedere and Richmond fire departments assisted.

There were no reported injuries. A dog in a kennel in the basement was rescued unharmed.

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