EGCC board sets meeting
STEUBENVILLE - Eastern Gateway Community College's Board of Trustees will hold an emergency meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Valley Center, 101 Federal Plaza East, Youngstown.
Board members are to consider the modification to the purchasing policy for capital projects.
now in custody
STEUBENVILLE - A city resident indicted in connection with a shooting outside a downtown bar in March that left one man dead and another wounded is now in police custody.
Jerek Wesley, 23, 188 Garfield Ave., is lodged in the county jail in lieu of $100,000 bond after Jefferson County sheriff's deputies arrested him Tuesday on charges of aggravated murder, murder and felonious assault specified in his Dec. 5 indictment.
Wesley allegedly shot Quentin R. Nelson, 24. and Leroy Benjamin, 23, in the early morning hours of March 26 outside Pee Dee's, 160 S. Fourth St. Nelson, struck in the lower back, died two days later in a Pittsburgh hospital.
Resumes accepted for Senate seat
WHEELING - The committee seeking to fill the vacant 1st District West Virginia Senate seat now is accepting resumes.
Those interested in serving as a state senator representing Hancock, Brooke, Ohio and part of Marshall counties must submit resumes by 5 p.m. Dec. 19. Resumes are being collected by 1st District Senate Replacement Committee member Teresa Toriseva, and there are three ways to send them:
Drop off or mail resumes to Toriseva Law Offices, 1446 National Road, Wheeling, WV 26003.
E-mail resumes to TCT@Toriseva Law.com.
Fax resumes to Toriseva Law at (304) 238-0149.
Toriseva said the committee plans to meet to consider the resumes either Dec. 20 or Dec. 21 at the Brooke County Library.
The committee has 15 days from Dec. 11 to recommend three candidates for the 1st District seat previously held by now Ohio County Commissioner-elect Orphy Klempa and submit them to Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin. Klempa resigned his state Senate seat earlier this week, and his term expires at the end of 2014.
A prospective candidate must be a registered Democrat living within the 1st District.
The 1st Senate District also is represented by Sen. Jack Yost, D-Brooke. State law dictates no two senators can reside in the same county.
Have a special Christmas memory?
December brings the holiday season and with it cause for many of us to contemplate special holiday memories.
With that in mind, we'd like to hear from you about a special holiday memory - a certain gift, an occasion, a tradition, Christmas tree ornament, etc. - in order to generate some stories to share with readers on the Valley Life Dec. 23 section page.
You can submit your ideas and photos to me in a number of ways: By e-mail to jkiaski@heraldstaronline. com; by fax to (740) 284-7355; through regular mail to her attention at 401 Herald Square, Steubenville, OH 43952; or by calling (740) 283-4711, extension 346.
Photos submitted by e-mail need sent as jpeg attachments.
The deadline is Friday.