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May 20, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

Man arrested following stabbing

FOLLANSBEE - A Follansbee man is in critical condition at a Pittsburgh hospital and another has been charged with malicious wounding in connection with an incident Sunday night.

David Roland Hofffman, 45, of 144 Loretta Ave., Follansbee, was arrested by the Brooke County Sheriff's Department for allegedly stabbing a man known to him in the chest at his home at about 10:30 p.m.

According to police reports, sheriff's deputies were dispatched to Hoffman's home after a man there called 911 to report a man was standing over him with a knife.

Sheriff's deputies said when they arrived, they found the victim sitting in a stairway inside and bleeding heavily and Hoffman sitting in the living room, where they arrested him.

The victim was treated at the scene by the Brooke County Ambulance Service before being transported by medical helicopter to a Pittsburgh hospital, according to the reports.

A motive for the assault wasn't clear.

Hoffman is being held in the Northern Regional Jail, where he awaits arraignment in Brooke County Magistrate Court.

Relay for Life meeting Tuesday

STEUBENVILLE - A Tuesday evening planning meeting of the 2013 Steubenville Area Relay for Life sponsored by the Jefferson County Unit of the American Cancer Society will get under way at 7 p.m. in lecture hall 2100 of Eastern Gateway Community College.

It is open to anyone interested in organizing a team or being a part of the fundraiser event that raises money for cancer research, education, advocacy and patient services.

This year's relay will be held June 21-22 at the Robert Kettle Memorial Stadium at Indian Creek High School in Wintersville.

Relay co-chairs are Kyle Elder and Jaclyn Walters. Bethani Barsch is the ACS staff partner.

For information on participating, volunteering or donating to the Steubenville Area Relay for Life sponsored by the Jefferson County Unit of the American Cancer Society, call Barsch at (888) 227-6446, extension 2212; Elder at (740) 219-0147 or; or the website at

CCHS Key Club raises funds during mini relay

STEUBENVILLE - The Catholic Central High School Key Club recently raised $3,000 during its third-annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

The students walked in the high school pavilion for more than an hour to raise the money.

This year's event was held in memory of English teacher Cathy Costantini, who died last year.

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