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October 16, 2013
From staff reports , The Herald-Star

Park and ride lot to be closed

WEIRTON - The new park and ride lot off U.S. Route 22 near the Harmon Creek exit will be closed from 7 p.m. Friday to 2 p.m. Saturday while crews paint lines there.

The work is pending suitable weather.

There also are plans to close it in mid-November, on a date to be announced, so lighting can be installed, according to officials with the state division of highways.

State highway officials said though the lot hasn't been opened formally, commuters involved in carpools have been using it since it was paved.

Two charged with robbery

WEIRTON - Police have made two arrests on charges stemming from an alleged robbery at Papa John's around 1 a.m. Tuesday.

Chief Bruce Marshall said Richard Aaron Sexton and Shannon Nicole Holbrook, both residing at 3031 Orchard St., were taken into custody about eight hours later. Sexton, 26, and Holbrook, 22, each face charges of grand larceny and conspiracy to commit grand larceny.

Marshall said police recovered some of the money allegedly taken during the incident.

Three arrested on drug charges

WEIRTON - Three Steubenville residents face drug charges after city police say the three were caught at the Townhouse Motel on Freedom Way with quantities of crack cocaine and heroin in their possession.

Police Chief Bruce Marshall said Marquis Anthony McClung, 21; Brittany Lynn Petrella, 24; and Joshua William Hill, 31, all of Steubenville, were charged with possession with intent to deliver heroin and crack and bringing illegal drugs into West Virginia.

Extension committee to meet Friday

WELLSBURG -The West Virginia University Extension Service Committee for Brooke County will meet at noon Friday in the WVU Extension Office at 840 Charles St.

Trustees reschedule monthly meeting

MINGO JUNCTION - The Steubenville Township trustees have rescheduled their monthly meeting from Thursday night to 6 p.m. Monday due to a scheduling conflict.

The trustees will meet at 25 Smithfield St., also known as state Route 151.

Former college teacher sentenced

ST. CLAIRSVILLE - Dru Edward Huff of Wheeling was sentenced Tuesday in Belmont County Common Pleas Court to 18 months in prison.

Huff, 46, of 225 Stone Church Road, Wheeling, was sentenced by Judge Frank Fregiato on one count of gross sexual imposition for an incident that occurred on March 6, according to reports.

Fregiato also will undergo sex offender counseling. He is designated a Tier 1 offender.

Huff was a teacher at Belmont College. He was arrested after a student alleged that he had sexually assaulted her, according to reports.

The victim spoke Tuesday about the long-term psychological damage caused by Huff's crime.

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