Two transported following ATV accident
WELLSBURG - A woman was transported by medical helicopter to an area hospital following an accident involving an all-terrain vehicle on Genteel Ridge Road Sunday afternoon.
The Brooke County Sheriff's Department confirmed Acacia Gaudio, 22, of Midland, Pa., was flown for treatment after the ATV she was riding ran into a hillside at about 1:35 p.m.
The driver - John M. McGowan, 36, of Wellsburg - was treated for injuries, but it wasn't clear if he had to be transported from the scene.
McGowan was cited for speeding, carrying a passenger when the vehicle wasn't built for that and riding on a lined road.
The Brooke County Ambulance Service and firefighters from Franklin Community and McKinleyville also were called to the scene.
Hydrants to be flushed today
WELLSBURG - City crews will flush hydrants this week, beginning at 11 p.m. today, as part of ongoing upgrades to the city's water treatment plant.
The flushing will begin today on Marianna, Main and Yankee streets and continue Wednesday with Commerce Street (state Route 2), Pleasant Avenue, 22nd Street Extension, Forest Hills, High Street, Duvall Heights and White Bell Circle; and Thursday on state Route 27 to Park Addition.
It will be done between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., during which customers may experience discolored water and low water pressure. Water customers should check their water before doing laundry.
For information, call (304) 737-2143.
Teepee open to guests at downtown library
STEUBENVILLE - As part of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County's summer reading program, a teepee will be set up in front of the main library on Fourth Street from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday.
The public is invited to visit.
State Route 7 bridge jobs set to begin
MINGO JUNCTION -Work will be starting on two bridge projects on state Route 7 at Mingo Junction, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation.
One lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction at both bridges.
For the first bridge project over McLister Avenue, just south of Logan Avenue, the northbound off-ramp to Logan Avenue will be closed during the first phase of the project, which is expected to begin later this month. The cost of that project is $2.55 million, ODOT reported.
For the second bridge project, located over Gladys Avenue just north of state Route 151, the northbound on-ramp to state Route 7 at state Route 151 will be closed during construction, also expected to begin later this month, ODOT reported. On-ramp traffic will be detoured on county Road 7D and Commercial Avenue, according to ODOT. The cost of the project is $1.7 million. Shelly and Sands Inc. of Zanesville is the contractor for both of projects, ODOT reported.
Jefferson County Fair Books are available
STEUBENVILLE -The 2013 Jefferson County Fair Books are now available at the following locations: OSU Extension Office; Jefferson Landmark in Bloomingdale, Cadiz and Dillonvale; Kuester Implement; McConnells Meat Market; Pytash Tractor Sales; Thompson's in Dillonvale; Smithfield Hardware; Kwik King in Toronto; M&M Hardware; Kenco in Richmond; Super C in Smithfield; Smith Oil on Cadiz Road; and Richmond Hardware. The book also is available on the fair's website, www.thejeffersoncountyfair.com.