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Month: August 2020

First day of classes delayed at Buckeye Local elementary schools after flooding

The Buckeye Local School District has had to push back its start date for elementary students due to flooding. Students were originally scheduled to return to classes on Monday. However, the Buckeye Local South Elementary School in Tiltonsville sustained major damage following Friday night’s storm. According to Superintendent Kim Leonard, a drain on the roof was clogged and caused water to run throughout the school. Leonard says all three floors of the building are damaged, however, they do not know the extent as of Saturday afternoon. Crews are at the school assessing the damage. Junior and high school students...

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Teen Found Carrying Loaded AK-47

Benwood police found a 17-year-old carrying a loaded AK-47 near Oak Street last week. The teen was taken to his parent’s house and met with the prosecuting attorney. Police say that the teenager will appear in juvenile court and an investigation into what happened is ongoing. Photo credit:...

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Young Charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance

Travis Young was arrested by Steubenville police last week after he allegedly lost consciousness after smoking heroin and backed into a light pole at a gas station. Police found Young slumped over and unconscious in a blue Ford Fusion that was still running at the Marathon Gas Station on South 3rd Street. Officers attempted to reach over the man and put the vehicle into park, as the vehicle coasted and struck a Steubenville police cruiser. Young was taken to Trinity West for medical treatment on a drug overdose and was booked into the Jefferson County Jail and Justice Center,...

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Fluharty Arrested After Fleeing Police

Justin Fluharty of New Martinsville was arrested last week after leading police on a chase. Police say that Fluharty was riding a dirt bike on Route 2, where he was pulled over by police and attempted to flee. Fluharty was arrested after coming to a stop on Anderson Lane, where he was charged with fleeing an officer and failure to obey a traffic control...

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Burton Arrested After Alleged Stabbing

38-year-old Tonya M. Burton was arrested in North Wheeling yesterday morning after she allegedly stabbed a man. Police say that they were called to the 600 block of Main Street for a domestic incident, where they found Burton and a man who was suffering from stab wounds. It is believed that Burton got into an argument with the man, which resulted in the stabbing. The man was taken to the hospital for treatment and Burton was arrested and charged with malicious assault. Photo Credit: (Northern Regional Jail and Correctional...

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