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Regional Roundup

February 10, 2014
The Herald-Star

Seven injured in Sinclair Avenue wreck

STEUBENVILLE - Seven people were injured, with one flown by medical helicopter to a Pittsburgh hospital, following a head-on wreck between an SUV and a car on Sinclair Avenue around 6:10 p.m. Sunday.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol reported an SUV driven by Angela Hayes, 44, of 460 Woodland Ave. was traveling east on the road when it went left of center and struck head-on a car driven by Robert N. Rea, 45, of 3246 county Road 25, Rayland. Hayes and four passengers were taken to Trinity Medical Center West. Rea and a passenger, Carolyn S. Rea, 68, of 3244 county Road 25, Rayland, also were taken to the hospital, the patrol reported. Carolyn Rea was flown by medical helicopter to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

The City Fire Department was called to extricate the Reas from the vehicle.

The accident remains under investigation.

Suspects sought in home invasion

MINGO JUNCTION - Jefferson County Sheriff's Department is searching for at least four suspects in an attempted house invasion Friday evening at 354 Lincoln Ave.

A resident told a deputy a group of men came to the house and were yelling to be let into the residence, claiming they were owed money. The resident said at least one man brandished a weapon, a deputy reported. The men kicked the front door until it fell apart and threw rocks through windows, the deputy said.

The men left when the resident said she had called 911, the sheriff's department reported.

AG reps to hold local office hours

CHARLESTON - The Office of the West Virginia Attorney General will conduct mobile office hours in the Northern Panhandle later this month to assist citizens and consumers with issues they might have.

Amy Nickerson, a consumer outreach and compliance specialist with the office, will host the events, which are scheduled locally from:

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Hancock County Courthouse, 102 Court St., New Cumberland.

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Brooke County Courthouse, Wellsburg.

For information about the mobile office hours, call Nickerson at (304) 543-8457.

PERI to meet Wednesday

WINTERSVILLE - Jefferson County Chapter 5 of the Public Employee Retirees will hold its monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Zalenski's.

Guest speaker will be Ida Haynes, who will talk about her trip to Antarctica. Members are reminded that this month's meeting will be held at different time.

Indian Creek preschool, kindergarten registration set

WINTERSVILLE - Officials with the Indian Creek Local School District have scheduled preschool and kindergarten registration on the following days:

March 10-11 - Wintersville Elementary School.

March 12-13 - Hills Elementary School.

Sessions are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Wintersville Elementary and 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Hills Elementary.

Records of birth certificates, immunizations and Social Security number are required.

An income verification document also is required for those registering for preschool. Children ages 3-5 on or before Aug. 1 are eligible to enroll. Children age 4 will receive priority placement in the preschool classes.

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