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Regional Roundup

October 11, 2012
The Herald-Star

Drug program to be held today

WELLSBURG - Parents and other community members are invited to a program at 6:30 p.m. today at Brooke High School concerning the dangers of prescription drug abuse and synthetic and other illegal drugs.

The program is being sponsored by U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II and will feature Wayne Campell, an Ohio Valley native and founder of Tyler's Light, a group he formed to educate people about drug abuse.

Federal and local law enforcement officials also will be on hand to answer questions.

The program is part of the Project F.U.T.U.R.E. program supported by U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va.; Drug Free Clubs of America; and the Ohio County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition.

Street closed Friday for repairs

STEUBENVILLE - Street Department Superintendent Bob Baird announced today Wellesley Avenue between Franklin Avenue and Carnegie Street will be closed to all traffic from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. Friday to allow city crews to perform asphalt pavement repairs.

Baird said motorists are advised to use an alternate route. Detour signs will not be posted.

"Our city crews will also be doing asphalt patching on John Scott Highway Friday between Sunset Boulevard and Mall Drive. Traffic will be maintained with single lane closures. And we are urging motorists to drive slowly through the construction zone and be aware of traffic pattern changes," stated Baird.

Friends of Smithfield to meet Oct. 27

SMITHFIELD - The Friends of Smithfield Community Development Corp. will meet at 11 a.m. on Oct. 27 at the Smithfield Historical Association Building on Main Street.

Members are to discuss the Northern Cemetery mowing project, fundraising and future projects, among other issues, officials said.

Dyslexia simulation focus of program

STEUBENVILLE - "Walk in the Shoes of a Person with Dyslexia: A Simulation" is the topic of a presentation set for Monday at Pleasant Hill Elementary School on state Route 213.

The event is free to parents and grandparents who have a child in the Edison Local School District and district employees and $10 for nondistrict attendees.

Registration begins at 6 p.m. with the simulation from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The simulation beings with a brief discussion of dyslexia, including the neurologcal basis, the demographics, the warning signs and the interventions that have been shown to have a positive impact, according to a promotional flyer.

Participants then take part in six simulated activities that mimic the experiences and processing of those with dyslexia, a general term for disorders that involve difficulty in learning to read or interpret words, letters and other symbols but do not affect general intelligence.

The interactive workshop simulates the experiences and frustrations of a person with dyslexia trying to perform language-related skills. The event also will include an opportunity to talk to professionals about what steps to take.

To pre-register, call (740) 282-2578.

 
 

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