Road work announced for Rooke, Hancock
The West Virginia Division of Highways has announced minor road work to be performed next week, pending suitable weather.
The Market Street Bridge near Follansbee will be closed Monday while crews resume a $13.7 million renovation project involving repairs to its towers, truss and deck, repainting and addition of decorative lighting.
Crews with Bayliss & Ramey Inc. of Dunbar, W.Va., have been installing conduits and junction boxes on the ground for the Veterans Memorial Bridge.
The work is part of a $2.1 million project that will involve the addition of 19 120-foot lightposts on both sides of the span and replacement of lighting along it.
Traffic currently is not affected by the project but may experience minor delays as the project proceeds in the weeks ahead.
In Hancock County, crews will be patching Kings Creek and North Fork roads and ditching along Wylie Ridge Road.
In Brooke County, crews will be installing a culvert pipe along Mahan Lane, patching Cross Creek, Greens Run, McCords Hill, Pierce's Run and McAdoo Ridge roads and state Route 67, and clearing ditches along state Routes 88 and 67.
Mahan Lane in Follansbee will be closed at various times between 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday while crews with Alex Paris Contracting of Atlasburg, Pa., extend sewer lines through a contract with the Brooke County Public Service District.
Crews with Davis H. Elliot Co. of Lexington, Ky., are installing new lighting for the Jennings Randolph Bridge in Chester. Work on the $935,500 project is expected to cause little or no delays.
City man sentenced in drug case
STEUBENVILLLE - Michael T. Gregory, 51, of 730 N. Seventh St. was sentenced to nine months in prison on Friday by Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. after Gregory pleaded guilty to drug charges.
Gregory pleaded guilty to possession of crack cocaine, possession of powder cocaine and possession of a hypodermic needle.
City Police were called to the area of the 700 block of North Seventh Street on Jan. 4 to a disturbance and found Gregory, who was wanted on a bench warrant. An officer was searching Gregory and crack cocaine fell out of Gregory's pants.
Police also found a bag of powder cocaine in Gregory's sock.
Woman sentenced in theft case
STEUBENVILLE - Deanna McCain, 43, of 285 township Road 619, Brilliant, was sentenced to two years in prison on Friday by Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. after McCain pleaded guilty to theft charges.
McCain pleaded guilty to four counts of theft and single counts of burglary and passing bad checks.
McCain admitted to conning her way into the homes of several men and stealing items. She also was ordered to make restitution in the total of nearly $6,000.