Edison board to meet virtually

RICHMOND — The Edison Local Board of Education will have a special meeting at 10 a.m. on Monday.

The purpose of this meeting is to hire personnel and will be held virtually via Google Meets.

Those who would like access to the meeting can call the Edison Local Schools District Office for login information at (740) 282-0065 ext. 1100.

Brooke Courthouse to close for holidays

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Courthouse will be closed today in recognition of Juneteenth, and Monday, in recognition of West Virginia Day.

Weirton offices to close

WEIRTON – All City of Weirton administrative offices will be closed Friday in observance of Juneteenth, and Monday in recognition of West Virginia Day.

The collection of garbage and recycling will not be altered. Operations of the Weirton Transit Corp. buses also will remain on schedule.

Hancock County Courthouse to close

NEW CUMBERLAND – The Hancock County Courthouse will be closed today in observance of the Juneteenth holiday.

Church to welcome former pastor

STEUBENVILLE — Emmanuel Church of God in Christ, located at 128 S. Fifth., Steubenville, will welcome its former pastor, the Rev. David Thomas, as the guest minister to the 11 a.m. service on Sunday.

Thomas is the pastor at the Living Faith Church of God in Cleveland.

Charges filed against Brilliant woman

BRILLIANT — A village resident is facing charges after a bystander reported seeing her manhandle her four-year-old autistic son outside a gas station.

Cassie Renee Thornton, 41, 900 5th St., Apt. 8, Brilliant, was charged Tuesday with disorderly conduct, child endangering and domestic violence, Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies confirmed.

The witness told police she saw Thornton strike the child in his chest and arms several times with her closed fist, and deputies said when they checked the boy for injuries, they found bruises and contusions on his face and cheek.

Surveillance video from the gas station allegedly showed Thornton picking the child up by his arm and dragging him across the parking lot to her car.

Thornton initially told deputies the child had been running around the lot so she grabbed him and when she tried to get him in the car he resisted, so she smacked him and said the bruises were caused by a fall at home, they said, but claim she later admitted to another officer that she’d lost her temper and hit the boy but only because she needed to discipline him for running through the parking lot.

Thornton is scheduled for arraignment June 20 at 10:30 a.m. in Dillonvale County Court.

Her boyfriend, John Leone, was served with an outstanding warrant Tuesday for failure to appear in Toronto County Court after he arrived at the residence. Leone, 51, 216 Grant St., Mingo Junction, was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after officers allegedly found three pipes with burnt residue inside a cigarette pack.


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