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Regional Roundup

April 29, 2012
The Herald-Star

Shootings remain under investigation

STEUBENVILLE - A shooting near South Fifth Street and Slack Street remains under investigation today by city police.

Law enforcement officers responded to the scene at approximately 9:30 p.m. Friday and found a woman and man who each had bullet wounds in their leg.

The two unidentified victims were transported to Trinity Medical Center West.

Three male passengers in the rear of the vehicle were not injured.

The police report indicated they were searching for three to four black males who had been seen near the scene.

Police review tapes in Rite Aid incident

STEUBENVILLE - City police say a white male wearing glasses and a multi-colored hoodie walked into the Rite Aid store on North Fifth Street and demanded Opana.

After the pharmacy clerk told the man the store didn't have Opana the man walked to the next employee and demanded pills.

He was handed 1,100 Oxycodone pills.

The police report said the man never threatened the clerks during the incident.

School delayed

by power outage

All Brooke County schools will have a two-hour delay on Tuesday because Wellsburg schools will be without power from 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. while crews with Mon Power repair a transmission line feeding the Wellsburg substation.

Brooke County school officials said the move was the easiest way to address a change in bus schedules made necessary by the outage.

Mon Power officials said the outage will affect about 1,300 customers in the city of Wellsburg , on state Route 27 from the city to Virginia Manor and at Marshall Terrace, Green Acres and Chapman Heights.

The Brooke County Courthouse and other government offices also will be closed during that time.

In the event of inclement weather, the disruption will be moved to Wednesday during the same hours.

EGCC trustees to meet Tuesday

STEUBENVILLE - Eastern Gateway Community College's Board of Trustees will hold its regular bimonthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the college's Valley Center, located at 200 E. Wood St., Youngstown.

Rep. Cera announces passage of bill

COLUMBUS - State Rep. Jack Cera, D- Bellaire, co-sponsored HB 490, which the Ohio House of Representatives passed this week.

The legislation improves the services offered to veterans and their families.

According to Cere, "House Bill 490 will help in processing veterans' medical claims and benefits, providing National Guardsmen and women with a voice on the Veterans Advisory Council, and helping clarify eligibility rights for in-state tuition for a spouse or dependent of a deceased veteran."

"This proposal also enables county veteran service officers to be certified and trained to access discharge forms. This will allow for easier processing of disability claims and benefits, and may, in some cases, help in expediting home purchases by allowing veterans access to discharge papers sooner, Cera noted.

"By enhancing the services to our veterans we are creating a mechanism for being proactive in assisting those who serve our country," said Cera.

The proposal now goes to the Ohio Senate for consideration.

Community Electronic Drop-off set

WHEELING - A Community Electronic Drop-off Day, sponsored by ERS of Bellaire and the Wheeling campus of West Virginia Northern Community College, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in downtown Wheeling.

Electronics Recycling Services and WVNCC have partnered to offer the free service in the parking lot of the former Honda building located on the corner of Main and Sixteenth streets. The site will become the home of a new Applied Technology Center for the college.

According to organizer David Seum, an outside sales consultant for the Bellaire firm and a WVNCC employee, the event is for the public as well as for businesses to drop off all unusable electronics, except microwaves. Items accepted include computers, networking equipment such as monitors, printers, hubs, switches and cables, fax machines, typewriters, cell phones, copiers without toner cartridges, telephone systems, VCRs and DVD players, cassette players, electronic games and video game consoles, MP3 players and selected radios, among others.

Seum can be contacted at (740) 433-5799 for a list of items accepted. He pointed out the firm is certified to provide certificates of destruction to businesses needing such documentation.

WVNCC Culinary Arts students will be manning a table selling baked goods at the parking lot as well.

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