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Regional roundup

September 22, 2012
From staff reports , The Herald-Star

Route 2 paving, other work planned

WELLSBURG - Beginning Sunday, crews will be working through the night next week to pave state Route 2 from 12th Street to state Route 67.

Crews will be working from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. , with the work slated to be completed Friday. Traffic will be reduce to one lane but maintained with flaggers.

The West Virginia Division of Highways has announced other road work slated for next week, pending suitable weather.

In Brooke County crews will be patching Colliers Way and pulling shoulders and ditches and mowing in the Windy Hill-Hukills Run area.

In Hancock County crews will be patching Lick Run, Lyons and Kingsdale roads; Princess Drive, Patricia Avenue, Dottie Way, Hemlock and Blue Spruce lanes, Basil, Payton, Santa Rita, Keyway and San Carlos drives and Pyramus Road. They also will be ditching along Smith, Asbury, Tope and Hunter roads and Meadowood Drive and mowing along many roads.

Mingo Council to discuss energy costs

MINGO JUNCTION - Village Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Municipal Building to discuss energy costs.

Council also will discuss street lighting costs with a representative of AEP during the regular meeting beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Special Edison school district meeting set

HAMMONDSVILLE - The Edison Local School Board will meet at 10 a.m. Sept. 29 at Stanton Elementary School for a special work session.

Harrison grand jury returns indictments

CADIZ - The Harrison County grand jury recently returned several indictments.

Paul R. Shafer, 40, 311 W. Main St., Jewett, was indicted on one count of rape and one count of sexual battery. The incident occurred in August at his home, according to reports.

Gregory D. Barnhart, 48, 45555 Old Hopedale Road, Hopedale, was indicted on one count of menacing by stalking and two counts of criminal trespass.

Others indicted were:

Michael D. DeCost, 55, 312 E. Market St., Cadiz, on a count of domestic violence.

James A. Lute, 31, New Philadelphia, one count of receiving stolen property.

Obama film director to appear Oct. 3

WHEELING - Dinesh D'Souza, director of "2016: Obama's America," will appear at the Oct. 3 meeting of the West Liberty University Economics Club.

The meeting will be held at noon at the River City.

D'Souza is a New York Times best-selling author and president of The King's College, a Christian college in New York City.

The cost for the lunch is $10. Reservations are requested by calling (304) 336-8301.

The club is sponsored by the university's Center for Economic Philosophy, which is funded by a grant from BB&T.

Knoxville VFD seeking donations

KNOXVILLE - Members of the Knoxville Volunteer Fire Department will be going door to door asking for a $20 donation from each resident, according to fire Chief John Phillips.

Each donor will receive a coupon for a free family portrait taken by a professional photographer at the fire station.

Proceeds will benefit the VFD and go toward purchasing equipment needed to update and improve the department, Phillips said.

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