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Regional Roundup

October 1, 2011
The Herald-Star

Sands of Time

at Country Friends

COLLIERS - Country Friends will host the Sands of Time today at the Memorial Hall located at Old Police Lodge Road in Colliers.

The doors open at 6 p.m. with the program beginning at 7 p.m. Country Friends Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Christianity, friendship and brotherly love through music. All proceeds go to charity. For information call (304) 527-4253 or visit the website at

Health board sets

special meeting

STEUBENVILLE - The city board of health has scheduled a special meeting for 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The board will discuss personnel.

Road work announced for the weekend

The West Virginia Division of Highways has announced road work to be performed this week, pending suitable weather.

State Route 2 between 12th and 27th streets in Wellsburg has been reduced to one lane in both directions so crews may remove the median and replace it with a two-way turn lane. The $921,727 project also will involve repair and replacement of curbs and sidewalks along the highway and the addition of handicap-accessible curbs. The project is slated for completion on Oct. 31.

Crews on Pennsylvania Avenue in Weirton are involved in a $3.7 million project that involves the relocation of water and sewer lines, paving and new curbs and gutters. The work is slated to be completed later this month.

The Market Street Bridge remains closed while crews complete the second phase of a $13.7 million renovation project. Crews are performing electrical work and steel repairs on the span.

Crews also are installing new lightposts on both sides of the Veterans Memorial Bridge. Drivers should expect little or no delays, according to highway officials.

Crews in Hancock County will be patching Lewis, Taylor and Ferndale roads and Lee and Willis ways, ditching along Wellsville and White Oak Run roads and Lena and Ranier lanes, and mowing along several roads.

Crews in Brooke County will be patching state Route 2 and McKims Ridge Road and pulling shoulders and ditches along McAdoo Ridge Road.

County crews to

flush hydrants

WINTERSVILLE - The Jefferson County Water and Sewer District will be flushing hydrants Monday through Friday.

Customers may experience low water pressure and some discoloration of water. The water and sewer district advised residents not to do laundry while the hydrants in their area are being flushed.

The following is a list of the areas with county water service to have hydrants flushed:

Area B1 - Amsterdam, Bergholz, Richmond area, state Route 43, state Route 152 south, Bowers Addition, county Roads 39, 41 and 54, East Springfield and township Roads 216 and 227.

County engineer

lists work schedule

STEUBENVILLE - Jefferson County Engineer James Branagan released the work schedule for next week for the highway department.

Patching - Elkhorn Road (county Road 49).

Bridge replacement - Wolf Run Road (county Road 75) and Tarr's Hill Road (Steubenville Township Road 501)

County Road 23 will be closed Monday through Wednesday at the railroad tunnel south of Bloomingdale. The railroad will be making repairs to the tunnel and no through traffic will be allowed from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Leadership expert to speak at university

STEUBENVILLE - Alexandre Havard will give the second talk in Franciscan University of Steubenville's Distinguished Speakers Series, titled "Virtuous Leadership: An Agenda for Personal Excellence," at 7 p.m. Oct. 12 in the Gentile Gallery of the J.C. Williams Center. Havard's talk is free and open to the public.

A native of France, Havard graduated from a law school there and worked as a lawyer throughout Europe. In 2007, he founded the Havard Virtuous Leadership Institute, which offers leadership training, executive development programs, consulting and mentoring.

The Institute's programs are inspired by the philosophy stated in Havard's book. The philosophy seeks to "transform life, culture and business by spreading an understanding of leadership consistent with the highest demands of human nature and the noblest expectations of the human heart."

Havard has been living and working in Paris, Helsinki, and Moscow, with regular visits to the United States since 2007.

Havard's talk is co-sponsored Franciscan University of Steubenville's Advancement Office and the University's Center for Leadership, which prepares young Catholic men and women to serve their country and their church in fields such as business, politics, media, education and health care.

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