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June 5, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

Police look for Dock Street shooters

STEUBENVILLE - City Police detectives are interviewing witnesses to try to determine who fired about nine shots in the 700 block of Dock Street around 5:45 p.m. Monday.

Police said witnesses reported seeing three men run from a vehicle toward North Seventh Street after the shots were fired. The vehicle was towed by police to be processed for evidence.

Police reported finding nine shell casings on the ground. Police reported it appeared nothing was struck by the gunfire.

Connorville Road

to be closed

CONNORVILLE - Connorville Road (county Road 14) will be closed from 7 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in a section to allow Jefferson County Engineer's Department workers to replace a culvert.

The engineer's department reported the road will be closed from state Route 150 north for two miles. There will be no through traffic.

Man charged

for unlawful shooting

FOLLANSBEE - A Follansbee man has been charged with domestic assault and unlawful shooting in connection with a May 28 incident.

The charges have been added for Harold Lloyd Midcap, 36, of 1209 Cunningham Lane, who earlier was arrested by City Police for wanton endangerment.

According to police reports, a woman known to Midcap reported he threatened to break her jaw and when she fled, he followed her with a sawed-off shotgun, which he fired in her direction while threatening to kill her.

Police said when they arrived at Midcap's home, he didn't respond to orders to open the door or answer his phone, so they forced their way inside through a rear entrance. As they entered, Midcap emerged from his bedroom and complied with orders to lay on the floor so he could be handcuffed, police said.

Police said they found the shotgun beside Midcap's bed, two shotgun rounds on a windowsill and a brown powdery substance and a small tube on a table, for which Midcap has been charged with possession of a controlled substance.

His case is pending in Brooke County Magistrate Court.

Lovers Lane work set

to begin Wednesday

STEUBENVILLE - Traffic on Lovers Lane will be limited to single lanes starting Wednesday during a resurfacing project.

City Engineer Michael Dolak said the work will include the removal of existing asphalt, repaving with new asphalt, new pavement markings, guardrail replacement and signage updates.

"Traffic will be maintained with single lane closures and motorists are advised to drive slowly through the construction zone and be aware of daily traffic pattern changes," said Dolak.

The $969,896 project is being done by the Shelly and Sands Corp. of Rayland and is scheduled for completion by late August.

Trustees' meeting


MINGO JUNCTION - The Steubenville Township trustees' meeting has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday at the township garage at 25 Smithfield St. on state Route 151.

The meeting had been scheduled for Thursday.

The meeting was rescheduled because of a schedule conflict.

Brilliant road to be restricted

BRILLIANT -Third Street (county Road 7) will be restricted Monday as part of the state Route 7 bridge project in Brilliant, the Ohio Department of Transportation reported.

Two-way traffic will be maintained on Third Street with temporary traffic signals.

Additionally, traffic on state Route 7 will be crossed over into the northbound lanes toward the end of next week, ODOT reported.

ODOT's contractor for this $1.9 million project is Complete General Construction Co. of Columbus.

Most roadway restrictions are expected to be removed by fall, however, all work may not be completed until May.

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