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October 16, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

Storage units

broken into

STEUBENVILLE -About 20 storage units at X-Tra Space at Sinclair Avenue and John Scott Highway were broken into between Sunday and Monday, City Police reported.

Bolt cutters were found near the entrance to the facility, police reported. Officers said the exterior fence was secured, leading officers to believe the thieves didn't use a vehicle, police reported.

Man pleads

guilty in car chase

STEUBENVILLE - Lawrence M. Allen 42, of 200 Grove St., Wintersville, was sentenced to nine months in prison on Monday by Jefferson County Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. after Allen pleaded guilty to failure to comply with the order of a police officer and a misdemeanor count of drug possession.

Allen was arrested by Wintersville Police and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department on July 14 after he fled a traffic stop and crashed on the state Route 213 exit ramp from U.S. Route 22, police reported.

Allen, who is wanted for a parole violation out of Tennessee, said he tried to get away from the officers because he was wanted for the parole violation.

911 board to hold

special meeting

STEUBENVILLE - The 911 board has scheduled a special meeting for 6 p.m. Oct. 24 at the 911 center to authorize the purchase of pagers for the various emergency departments throughout the county.

Traffic delays on state Route 7 expected

RUSH RUN - Some minor traffic delays are expected today and Wednesday along state Route 7 near Rush Run as part of the $22 million landslide repair project, the Ohio Department of Transportation reported.

ODOT's contractor, Beaver Excavating Co. of Canton, will be mobilizing heavy equipment to the site this week, causing some minor traffic delays between the late morning and early afternoon hours.

State Route 7 has been reduced to one lane in each direction on the northbound side of the highway between Rayland and Brilliant, since a major landslide occurred in March 2011.

The maintenance of traffic currently in place will not change during construction. The work zone will remain the same, ODOT reported.

All major work is expected to be completed on this project by the fall of 2013; however, some cleanup work may be required in 2014, ODOT reported.

Water department

planning shut down

WEIRTON - Weirton Area Water Board officials said a plant shut down is scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. Wednesday and last until 7 a.m. Thursday.

The shutdown will allow crews to repair a valve for the new main water line leaving the water treatment plant.

Customers in the higher elevations of downtown Weirton may experience loss of water or low water pressure during this outage.

Officials have stated water storage levels are at an adequate level for fire protection throughout the downtown area, and the fire department has been notified.

Customers may experience discolored water throughout the city during this time, according to officials, and should refrain from washing laundry through Thursday morning.

From staff reports

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