Power disrupted following accident
FOLLANSBEE - Power for part of Hooverson Heights was disrupted after a vehicle struck, and cut in two, a utility pole near 408 Rockdale Road at about 8:40 p.m. Friday.
The Brooke County Sheriff's Department charged Jeremy Charles Cercone, 22, of 574 Scenery Hill Road, Wellsburg, with driving under the influence after his vehicle struck a parked vehicle and then the utility pole.
Cercone told sheriff's deputies he had swerved to miss an animal that had run into the road.
Firefighters from Hooverson Heights and Follansbee were called after Cercone's vehicle and the pole were reported on fire.
'Mary's Gift of Mercy' to be shared
STEUBENVILLE - The Rev. Michael Gaitley, MIC, will speak at Franciscan University of Steubenville on the Blessed Mother, her son's divine mercy and how these elements guided Pope John Paul II throughout his pontificate on Jan. 22, the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v Wade decision to legalize abortion.
Titled "Mary's Gift of Mercy: John Paul II and the Second Greatest Story Ever Told," Gaitley's lecture will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Gentile Gallery of the J.C. Williams Center.
During his talk, Gaitley will draw connections to Mary's role in the pro-life cause and he will pass out free copies of his book on Marian consecration, "33 Days to Morning Glory." Gaitley, who graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 1999, is a member of the Marians of the Immaculate Conception, the religious order entrusted with the Divine Mercy messages given by Jesus to St. Faustina Kowalska of Poland in the 1930s. Their mission includes spreading devotion to Mary as the Immaculate Conception and promoting the Divine Mercy message and devotion. The Marians have been official promoters of the authentic Divine Mercy message since 1941.
The talk is sponsored by Franciscan University's chapter of Students for Life and is free and open to the public.