Patrol investigates fatal wreck
MOUNT PLEASANT - Daniel Flaherty, 67, of Smithfield was killed in an accident that happened around 5:32 p.m. Saturday on state Route 150 near Mount Pleasant, the Ohio State Highway Patrol reported.
The patrol reported a 1997 Mercury Grand Marquis driven by a 17-year-old male was traveling east on the road when it went left of center, striking Flaherty's 2001 Dodge Neon head-on. A third vehicle, driven by Gary Kish, 59, of Dillonvale, which was traveling west on state Route 150 behind the Flaherty vehicle, was struck as a result of the initial impact between the other two vehicles, the patrol reported.
Flaherty was taken to East Ohio Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, the patrol reported.
A female juvenile in the Grand Marquis was transported to Ohio Valley Medical Center with unspecified injuries, a trooper said.
The patrol is not releasing the name of the 17-year-old male driver at this time.
The crash remains under investigation and charges are pending, a trooper said.
Scrabble session set for Wednesday
STEUBENVILLE - Area Scrabble enthusiasts will gather Wednesday for their monthly game session in room 1502 at Eastern Gateway Community College.
Play time will run from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. with newcomers welcome and encouraged to bring the board game if they have one. No fees are charged.
Bonus words will be words related to Pearl Harbor.
For information, call (740) 264-9893.
City house fire under investigation
STEUBENVILLE - A fire at a vacant house at 329 S. Fifth St. around 10:43 p.m. Saturday is under investigation by the City Fire Department.
Firefighters reported seeing smoke coming from a second-floor window. The fire was quickly extinguished, the fire department reported.
The house wasn't secured and the utilities were disconnected, the fire department reported.