EGCC campuses close after threat

STEUBENVILLE — Eastern Gateway Community College officials said they closed all of the school’s buildings on the Steubenville and Youngstown campuses on Tuesday and said they will be closed today.

“Between 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. (Tuesday), Eastern Gateway received a phone call that included a general threat of violent action on an Eastern Gateway campus. The college’s security team immediately engaged law enforcement in Steubenville and Youngstown, and, out of an abundance of caution, evacuated and closed all facilities associated with the college,” Eastern Gateway President Michael Geoghegan said in a statement Tuesday afternoon.

“This is an ongoing law enforcement investigation. As a result, both campuses will remain closed (today) to give police the time and space they need to do their work and to ensure the safety of the public, and our staff, students and faculty,” Geoghegan said.

Online classes will continue as scheduled.

“We will continue to provide updates until this issue is resolved. We want to thank all of the first responders who are providing their assistance to us at this time,” Geoghegan said.

Route 7 closure planned

STEUBENVILLE — A portion of northbound of state Route 7 will be closed from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, the city’s engineering department has announced.

The highway will be closed from Franklin Avenue to University Boulevard to allow crews from Norfolk Southern to perform maintenance on the railroad bridge that is north of the entrance to the marina.

The detour route will be Washington Street to North Seventh Street to University Boulevard. Signs will be posted. Motorists are urged to use caution through the project.

Officials advise that the closure will continue on Sunday if needed.

Board to hold special meeting

STEUBENVILLE — The Steubenville Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 8 a.m., Thursday to review improvements to property.

The meeting will be held at the board offices, 611 N. Fourth St., Steubenville.

Portion of Rabbit Hill Road to close

WELLSBURG — The West Virginia Division of Highways advises that on Monday through Saturday, county Road 18, Rabbit Hill Road, will be closed from milepost 0.50 to milepost 0.54

The closure will occur from 7:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. and is necessary for slip repair. School buses and emergency vehicles will be accommodated, however, no other through traffic will be permitted.

Traffic will be maintained by temporary traffic signals during non-working hours.

The alternate routes are county Road 18/1, Sanders Hill Road to county Road 7, Cross Creek Road to county Road 27, Washington Pike. Inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances could change the project schedule.

Presentation on opiate use scheduled

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County Family Recovery Center will be conducting a presentation on “Opiate Use Disorder Stigma Reduction and Treatment Resources.” The online event will be broadcast on Facebook Live on the Sycamore Youth Center Page.

Tim Herron and Cody Anderson of the Jefferson County Family Recovery Center will be hosting the one-hour presentation.

The OVYN Online Speaker Series is a virtual education and outreach workshop to increase community awareness of opiate use disorder prevention and resources. Sponsored by the Ohio Valley Youth Network in partnership with the Jefferson County Family Recovery Center.

For information contact the Sycamore Youth Center at (608) 556-3068.


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