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August 24, 2013
From staff reports , The Herald-Star

Road work announced

The West Virginia Division of Highways has announced road work to be performed next week, pending suitable weather.

Crews with James White Construction of Weirton will begun clearing an area near the Harmon Creek Exit of U.S. Route 22 for a parking area for commuters participating in carpools and vanpools.

The $159,854 project is expected to be completed Sept. 20.

Crews also will be patching Route 22 and Cross Creek Road in Brooke County and Congo-Arroyo, White Oak Run and Standish Mill roads in Hancock County.

They also will be ditching along Pittenger Road and Crescent Lane in Hancock County and mowing along several roads in the two counties.

Brooke PSD to meet Wednesday

WELLSBURG - The Brooke County Public Service District board will meet at 3 p.m. Wednesday to discuss projects and construction.

The meeting will be held at its office at 711 Charles St.

Budget adjustments to be discussed

WEIRTON - City Council will meet in special session Monday.

Discussion will include general fund and coal severance fund budget adjustments, as well as the sanitation review committee report.

An executive session also was requested by the city manager.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in Room 201 of the Weirton Municipal Building.

County engineer issues work schedule

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

Chip seal - Graham Road (county Road 18); Hopewell Hill-Rush Run Road (county Road 4); and Wells Township roads.

Pavement repair - Warren Ridge-Smithfield-Rayland Road (county Road 15).

Road closings will be announced.

Man sentenced in drug case

STEUBENVILLE - A man who had a large bag of heroin and 177 individual packets of heroin hidden in his underwear when he was brought to the Jefferson County jail pleaded no contest Friday morning and was sentenced to two years in prison by Common Pleas Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr.

Raymond C. Franklin, 21, of Chicago was one of five people arrested in October in a raid on a house on State Street.

A corrections officer at the county jail didn't find the heroin, said county Prosecutor Jane Hanlin.

Franklin was bragging to other inmates at the county jail about his hidden heroin.

One inmate called the county drug task force and the heroin was found.

Woman sentenced in elderly theft case

STEUBENVILLE - Stephanie Mills-Carter, 37, of 3373 Wilson Ave. was sentenced to three years in prison by Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. after she pleaded guilty in a theft case involving an elderly woman in December.

Mills-Carter pleaded guilty to two counts of theft and one count of identity fraud in a case involving the theft of $12,608. 72 according to court records.

Bruzzese told Mills-Carter she must make restitution or face additional jail time.

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