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October 1, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

Two homes hit with gunfire

STEUBENVILLE - City Police have a suspect in one of two shots fired calls, which left one house with 16 bullet holes early today.

Police were called about shots being fired around 12:30 a.m. today in the 1400 block of State Street. Officers found 16 bullet holes in the west side of the house.

There were several people inside, police reported.

Police Chief William McCafferty said police have a suspect in the case.

Officers later were called to the 1300 block of Jefferson Street about shots fired about 3:30 p.m. Officers reported a house was hit four times with bullets, which appeared to have come from in front of the residence.

There was one person inside, police reported.

No injuries were reported.

McCafferty said detectives still are investigating and it is unknown at this time if the cases are related.

Route 2 paving work continues

WELLSBURG - Crews are continuing to pave state Route 2 from 12th Street to state Route 67 at night. Crews will be working from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. The section will be reduced to one lane, with traffic maintained by flaggers.

The West Virginia Division of Highways has announced other road work slated for next week, pending suitable weather.

Also in Brooke County, crews will pull shoulders and ditches in the Windy Hill-Hukills Run area.

Crews in Hancock County will patch Cameron Hollow Road, Rural Lane, Stevenson and Grandview avenues, Lynn and Vesta streets, Hickory, Thisbe and Redbud roads, Liberty Avenue and Gas Valley, Swearingen and Frankfort roads.

They also will mow along many roads.

Port amends bond agreement with Apex

EAST LIVERPOOL - The Columbiana County Port Authority board approved amending a bond agreement with Apex Environmental, which operates a landfill near Amsterdam in Jefferson County.

The bonds are in the amount of $19 million and will be used by Apex to acquire the MSW landfill in Harrison County.

The port authority agreed to serve as the government agency through which Apex can borrow solid waste industrial bonds to finance the landfill acquisition.

The port authority has acted in this capacity several times since 2004 to fund expansion of Apex's Jefferson County landfill.

The port authority is not on the hook for the money. It only serves as the government agency through which Apex can obtain low-interest bonds.

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