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Oil Tanker Rolls on U.S. 22

A tanker truck rollover led to the partial closure of U.S. 22 east of Cadiz earlier Tuesday night. The 2,000-gallon tanker was full of oil, which spilled when the tank broke. Several agencies responded to the scene, including Jefferson County hazmat crews. There is a pond down the hill from the crash site that some cattle use as drinking water. The property owner has been notified about the spill. No injuries were...

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Accident Closes Road; Power Out for Hundreds of Steubenville Residents

An accident tied up traffic on Lawson Avenue just before 6 p.m.  A driver struck a power pole and knocked it over. As a result, that pole hit another pole; taking down all the power lines in-between. Over 700 customers were without electricity spanning the Pleasant Heights area. Perhaps the biggest inconvenience was that the road remained closed to traffic, preventing entrance from the Lawson Avenue on-ramp or at the intersection of Belleview Boulevard. The driver was not injured, and Lawson Ave. was reopened, and power was back on roughly four hours after it went out, around 10...

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Meredith Broome Sentenced in Powhatan Theft Case

Meredith Broome, who was found guilty in a Powhatan Point theft case in September, appeared for sentencing yesterday. A jury recently found Broome guilty of obstructing justice by covering up her mother’s theft from Marvin Brown’s business. Marvin Brown was murdered in November 2013. Steven Moore pled guilty to his murder.  Judge John Vavra sentenced Broome to 24 months of community control sanctions. Broome will spend 6 months in jail, 6 months at EOCC and one year on...

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Scammers Impersonate Jefferson Co. Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff Fred Abdalla issued a warning Tuesday afternoon after two people in the Wintersville area reported scam calls. Abdalla said the caller is using a device that makes it appear as though the calls are coming from the Sheriff’s Office, but they are not. The caller tells people they failed to appear before the grand jury and owe money or face arrest. One victim actually paid $1,000. Sheriff Abdalla urged citizens to contact the police immediately if you receive any of these...

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Coach Resigns After Alleged Inappropriate Message to Student Athletes

The Toronto Board of Education met in Emergency Session last night. The Board accepted the resignation of Steven Rebich, Sr. High School Asst. Football Coach and Jr. High Head Basketball Coach effective immediately. Toronto City Schools issued a statement saying the coach was not employed in any other capacity by the district. He had been on paid administrative leave pending an investigation, but filed a...

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