Two arrested in shooting hoax
WINTERSVILLE - Three people were arrested Tuesday by Village Police after a text message hoax that claimed a man was stabbed and a shot was fired.
Officers were called to an apartment on Canton Road after a father in Columbus said he received a text message that his daughter had stabbed a man and the man fired a shot at her.
Officers quickly discovered the text message was a hoax.
Police arrested Levone L. Winston, 22, and Tara Monroe, 28, both of Apartment 17, 430 Canton Road. Winston was charged with obstructing official business and falsification. Monroe was charged with obstructing official business. A third person, Robert L. Winston, 58, of the same address, was arrested on a bench warrant out of Steubenville Municipal Court.
Woman assaulted with hammer, knife
STEUBENVILLE - A woman was treated Tuesday at Trinity Medical Center West for injuries City Police said came from a man attacking her with a hammer and knife.
Police said the woman said she was assaulted around 8 p.m. Monday at a home in the 1400 block of Maryland Avenue. Officers said the woman had a 2-inch claw hammer wound in her thigh area and a cut on her finger she said she received trying to avoid a knife. The woman also said she was kicked and punched about the head, police reported.
A felonious assault warrant was issued against the alleged attacker.
Two arrested in copper wire theft
STEUBENVILLE -Two men were arrested Monday by City Police in connection with the theft of copper wiring from the Herman Strauss Inc. property.
Police received information that the copper stolen from the former steel plant property would be in a van. Officers pulled the van over in the 600 block of Logan Avenue Monday and found several containers of copper wire.
Joseph Marshall, 50, of 612 Ross St. and Zachary Search, 21, of 512 S. Fifth St., who were in the van, each were charged with breaking and entering. They were being held on a $10,000 bond at the county jail.
Traffic limited on Sinclair Avenue
STEUBENVILLE - Traffic on Sinclair Avenue will be limited to one lane between John Scott Highway and Lovers Lane from 7:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday.
City Engineer Mike Dolak said motorists can expect delays and are urged to use alternate routes.
Dolak said the street closing is needed to allow a plumbing contractor to install a sanitary sewer connection for a new medical building at 1799 Sinclair Ave.
Financial report available for review
AMSTERDAM - The village's annual financial report for 2012 is complete and available for review by the public at 103 Springfield St.
From staff reports