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Month: September 2019

Brooke Co. Sheriff’s Office Investigating Threats Made Against Schools

 Police officials in Brooke County are actively investigating an incident where a juvenile made threats against Brooke County Schools online. Police say that the post included “several pictures of weapons, school violence poems that referenced Columbine High School and the shooters at Columbine High School.” The student was interviewed by police and no credible threat was found. However, the student could be facing charges of computer crimes or terroristic threats. Charges could be filed after consultation with the Brooke County prosecuting...

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Three out of Four Escaped Inmates Caught

Three of the four inmates who escaped in Southeast Ohio yesterday morning from the Gallia County Jail in Gallipolis have been captured. Shoppers at the Westmoreland Mall outside Greensburg, PA were told to leave and the mall was placed on lockdown Sunday afternoon as Pennsylvania State Police reported that one of the escapees, 24-year-old Christopher Clemente, was in the area. Authorities say the four inmates used a homemade weapon to overpower two corrections officers at the jail. This morning, word is in from North Carolina, authorities say Christopher Clemente, Troy McDaniel, and Bryann Martin were captured; Lawrence Lee III...

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New Mural Unveiled; Dedicated in Downtown Steubenville

Community members flocked to downtown Steubenville on Sunday for the dedication of a new mural. The massive painting on a building at the corner of North Commercial and Washington Streets features two brothers from Steubenville who fought in World War II. Nearly 100 people were in attendance at the dedication ceremony to honor and remember John and Jerome Edwards. The brothers flew as part fo the 332nd Fighter Group of the U.S. Air Forces – also known as the Tuskegee Airmen. Claude Baker was the...

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