Paving to result in traffic restrictions

WEIRTON — Planned milling and paving will result in limited or restricted access to areas of North 12th Street, beginning today and lasting through May 11.

Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., weather permitting, with alternate routes and delays possible.

Moped operator hospitalized

STEUBENVILLE — A moped operator is in a Pittsburgh hospital after colliding Sunday with a car at the intersection of Ridge and McDowell avenues in Steubenville.

Ernest R. Hollinger, 78, 1203 Ridge Ave., Apt. 3, Steubenville, will be cited for a stop sign violation, police said.

The motorist and another driver who witnessed the crash allege Hollinger failed to stop at the intersection and was struck by a car. He was ejected from the moped, striking his head on the windshield.

Hollinger was treated for a concussion at Trinity West, then flown to Pittsburgh for a non-life-threatening injury, police said.

Charges filed after car crash

TILTONSVILLE — The driver of a car that crashed into a house at 135 Third Street, Tiltonsville, Saturday has been charged with operating a vehicle while impaired, the Steubenville post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol reports.

Matthew Alan Pielech, 29, of 604 1/2 Buckeye St., Tiltonsville, also was cited for driving under suspension, failure to control, and a seatbelt violation, officers said.

Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies said the owners and their children weren’t in the residence when Pielech’s car “completely smashed through an exterior wall’ of their home shortly before 9 p.m.

Pielech initially told them he’d been run off the road, but officers were concerned that he displayed signs of impairment, Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies reported.

Deputies said the Jefferson County Technical Rescue Team was called in to stabilize the building and assist firefighters from Tiltonsville and Yorkville in removing Pielech and his passenger from the wreckage. The passenger had a small laceration on the back of his head that was bleeding and requested treatment, deputies said.

Yorkville police and firefighters from Yorkville and Tiltonsville also were on scene.


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