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April 23, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

Animal control officer captures coyote

STEUBENVILLE - A coyote wasn't wile enough to avoid capture by the city's animal control officer on Monday morning.

The animal control officer was called to the 800 block of North Fourth Street about a coyote growling at a family dog. The animal control officer reported finding the coyote outside a fenced area on the side of the house. The officer said he slowly approached the coyote with his cable loop pole and slipped the loop over the coyote's head.

The animal control officer put the animal in the back of his truck and drove it to a wooded area off county Road 26 and released it.

Robbery-assault report dismissed

FOLLANSBEE - Brooke County Sheriff Chuck Jackson said a robbery and assault reported by a local man on March 31 didn't occur.

Jackson referred to a report by a man who said he was walking in the area of Randall Avenue and Lee Road when another man demanded his wallet and stabbed him in the arm.

The investigation into this matter has concluded that the incident never occurred and was invented by the man to hide another situation, Jackson said.

He added his department always investigates such complaints, whether they're believed to be founded or unfounded.

Jackson said the Brooke County prosecutor will consider whether to charge the man with false reporting.

Paving work to begin on state Route 150

MOUNT PLEASANT - Paving of more than 9 miles of state Route 150 from Mount Pleasant to state Route 7 is set to begin this week, the Ohio Department of Transportation reported.

Traffic will be maintained with flaggers.

ODOT's contractor for the $2 million project is Shelly & Sands Inc. of Rayland. The completion date is mid-September.

Construction meeting set for Wednesday

WELLSBURG - The construction meeting of the Brooke County Public Service District will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the district office located at 711 Charles St.

Weirton man charged with robbery

WEIRTON - A 29-year-old city resident has been charged with robbing Mugsy's on Penco Road early Monday morning.

Police said Frank Pietranton, 29, 116 East Circle Drive was arrested at his home and charged with robbery in the second degree.

More than $8,500 was taken from the business, they said.

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