Brooke to present comedy this weekend
WELLSBURG - The Brooke High School Theater Department will present the Moss Hart-George S. Kaufman comedy, "You Can't Take It With You," at 7 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday in the school's auditorium.
Directed by senior Jake Bryan, seniors Victoria Gerst and Jackson Boyce play the two leads, with Joe Douglas, Mackenzie Burns, Megan O'Donnell, Angela Casinelli, Amanda Milantoni, Alex Burdick, Max Hardt, Nick Caldwell, Zac Morris, Frankie Eggert, Alexis Defibaugh, Trent Radcliffe and Kaitlin Glasure rounding out the cast.
The production is being overseen by theater and English instructor Nathan Marshall. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for students who present student IDs.
SRG will meet Monday
STEUBENVILLE - The Steubenville Revitalization Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Froehlich's Classic Corner restaurant. The meeting is open to the public.
Robbery reported at Bridgeport bank
BRIDGEPORT - The Citizens Bank at 325 Howard St. was robbed at gunpoint just after 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, sending law enforcement on a manhunt throughout the village.
The suspect was described as a male about 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall with a thin build. He was wearing a black, leather jacket, blue jeans, black shoes and a hooded sweatshirt pulled up over his head. He also may have been wearing a ski mask.
At the same time the bank robbery was reported, officials at Bridgeport High School were evacuating staff and students following a reported bomb threat. It was not clear whether the threat was related.
Law enforcement officers from the Bridgeport, Martins Ferry and Shadyside police departments, the Belmont County Sheriff's Department and Ohio State Highway Patrol were on the scene of the robbery within minutes of the alarm being sounded by a bank employee. At one point, officers stopped a man on Howard Street but had not made an arrest. Investigators were expected to review security tapes at the bank.
The bank was locked down as police combed the area for the suspect, who was believed to have fled on foot. Before officers roped off the building, customers not knowing what had happened were attempting to enter the bank only to find the front doors locked. Motorists attempting to use the drive-through also were turned away, apparently by a bank official.
The same bank was robbed twice in 2011.
From staff reports