Charges pending on shooting incident
HAMMONDSVILLE - Criminal charges are pending today against John J. Greene, 30, 2825 county Road 55, for his alleged involvement in an early Saturday morning shooting incident that sent Lee DiMaggio to a Pittsburgh Hospital.
Greene was arrested at the scene of the shooting after he allegedly fired a 12-gauge shotgun at DiMaggio. DiMaggio was hit in the arm.
Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla said Greene was taken to the Jefferson County jail Saturday, "and he will be talking to the prosecutor's office today regarding the charges."
Abdalla said alcohol was involved in the shooting incident.
Basement fire extinguished
STEUBENVILLE - Firefighters responded to a basement fire Sunday night at 473 Lincoln Blvd. and extinguished the blaze.
A fire department spokesman said the fire was reported shortly before 9 p.m. Sunday by neighbors who heard the smoke detectors going off.
The fire caused approximately $1,000 in smoke and fire damage. There were no injuries.
Drug drop-off set for Saturday
STEUBENVILLE - The Jefferson County Opiate Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration will hold a drug drop-off from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday near Scaffidi's Restaurant in the Hollywood City Center.
It is the seventh drop-off in three years for the public to prevent pill abuse and theft by dropping off potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.
The service is free and anonymous, and no questions will be asked.
The Jefferson County Prevention and Recovery Board is advising area residents the traditional practice of flushing unused medicines down the toilet or throwing them into the trash pose safety and health hazards.
Scrabble session set for Wednesday
STEUBENVILLE - Area Scrabble enthusiasts will gather Wednesday for their monthly game session in room 1502 at Eastern Gateway Community College.
Play time will run from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., with newcomers welcome and encouraged to bring the board game if they have one. No fees are charged.
Bonus words will be words related to Halloween.
For information, call (740) 264-9893.