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October 26, 2013
The Herald-Star

Two men facing drug charges

WELLSBURG - Two men are facing drug charges after an early morning traffic stop Friday in the 2600 block of Charles Street.

Wellsburg Police Lt. LEster Skinner said Dustin Andrew Cox, 19, of Delta Lane, Colliers, and Zachary Hurst, 19, of May Road, Follansbee, were charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.

Skinner said police seized 71 grams of marijuana and $3,500 in cash from the pair.

Commissioners hear workers' comp report

STEUBENVILLE - Mike Warren, deputy Jefferson County auditor, told county commissioners his office projected workers' compensation payments to be around $250,000 for the coming year, during Thursday's meeting. Commissioners asked Warren if that was a reasonable figure.

"In the past it's been as much as $1 million (annually)," said Warren.

Commissioners agreed both the county health insurance and wrokers' compensation fees were under control as opposed to past years.

In other business, commissioners approved a $90,406 contract with Aero-Mark Inc. of Statesboro for striping of county roads for the coming year, and approved declaring November as National Adoption Awareness Month.

Power outage to occur Nov. 3

WELLSBURG - About 1,000 customers on the city's north end will be without power from 12:01 a.m. to 8 a.m. Nov. 3 while crews with Mon Power repair a substation there.

The outage will affect the city from 10th Street north, including but not limited to, the lower portions of Rabbit Hill and Skull Run roads, Commerce Street (state Route 2), Pleasant Avenue and Charles Street from 10th Street north, Valley View Drive, Brinker Road and White Bell Circle.

In the event of rain, the outage will be moved to Nov. 10 during the same hours. The planned outage had been scheduled for Oct. 12 but was postponed.

Mon Power officials said an attempt will be made to notify all affected customers by phone. Those with questions should call (800) 686-0022.

Bridge replacement project slated

BERGHOLZ - A portion of Springfield Township Road 278 will be closed from 9 a.m. Tuesday through 5 p.m. Nov. 8 for bridge replacement, the Jefferson County Engineer's Office has announced.

The closure will cover a half-mile section going north from state Route 524.

The construction area will be closed to all traffic.

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