Radio station off the air
STEUBENVILLE - WSTV-AM radio closed down operations this week after 71-years of local radio in the area.
The radio station first went on the air in 1940.
Telephone calls Monday to the radio station management were referred to Keymarket management executives in Pittsburgh.
The station recently was broadcasting ESPN radio programming.
The FM radio partner, WOGH-FM, is still broadcasting.
Deer harvest down with rainy weather
COLUMBUS - Rainy weather made has made this year's Ohio deer season a washout with the lowest harvest in years.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says hunters using guns took about 90,300 white-tailed deer during the weeklong hunt that ended Sunday.
The tally is down from 105,000 during the same period last year and from the roughly 117,000 deer bagged during the hunting week in 2008.
Coshocton County had the highest number of deer - 3,690 - counted at check stations. Jefferson County had 2,044; Harrison County, 2,772; Belmont County, 2,431; and Carroll County, 2,252. Harrison, Belmont and Carroll counties were among the top 10 counties in Ohio.
The gun-hunting season still has two additional days, scheduled for the Dec. 17-18 weekend.
Cops find drug paraphernalia in room
STEUBENVILLE - Mark A. Cencarik, 47, of Apartment 815, 180 N. Fourth St., was charged with a bench warrant out of municipal court and possession of drug paraphernalia Monday evening after City Police found needles and a powdery substance in his apartment during a fire call.
The fire department reported a can of oil was inside the stove and it reached the smoking point. A smoke detector was activated around 10:45 p.m.
Police were called after Cencarik was found unconscious on the kitchen floor. Police found a white powdery substance on a desk, along with a spoon, lighters, straw, knife and two hypodermic needles.
Cencarik was taken to Trinity Medical Center West, was treated and released and then taken to the county jail.
The fire department was called to the eighth floor of the same building around 1:30 p.m. Monday because cloth inside a stove had ignited and filled the apartment and floor with smoke.
Man charged following accident
WELLSBURG - A Wellsburg man has been charged with driving under the influence after his vehicle veered into Buffalo Creek early Sunday.
Paul C. Gasvoda, 75, of RD 1, Wellsburg, was charged with DUI by the Brooke County Sheriff's Department after he lost control of his vehicle, causing it to veer into Buffalo Creek at about 7 a.m.
Firefighters from Bethany Pike, McKinleyville and Wellsburg were dispatched to assist Gasvoda from the vehicle, which was partially submerged in the creek, according to police reports.
Gasvoda told sheriff's deputies he was pulling into the parking lot at Club 67 near state Route 67 and Marshall Terrace when his foot slipped off the brake pedal.
Mingo Junction council sets meeting
MINGO JUNCTION - Village Council will meet in special session at 4 p.m. Thursday to discuss water contracts.
Indian Creek leadership meeting set
WINTERSVILLE - An Indian Creek Local Curriculum Improvement Council/District Leadership Team meeting has been scheduled for 4 p.m. Dec. 14 in the library at Indian Creek High School. This meeting is open to the public.
Wayne trustees change meeting
BLOOMINGDALE - The Wayne Township trustees will meet at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 20 at the township garage on county Road 26 for their monthly meeting.
The meeting originally was scheduled for Dec. 27.
Veterans satellite office open
STEUBENVILLE - The satellite office of the Jefferson County Veterans Service Commission will be open from 9 a.m. to noon at the Dillonvale American Legion, Liberty Street, Dillonvale, on Wednesday to assist veterans, dependents of veterans and/or veterans' widows with Veterans Administration pensions, compensations, burials, schooling, medical assistance and other veterans benefits.
For information or assistance, call the Veterans Service Office at (740) 283-8571 or visit the office at 423 North St., Steubenville. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is closed every Wednesday afternoon.