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Regional roundup

November 3, 2012
From staff reports , The Herald-Star

Water line breaks bring boil orders

WINTERSVILLE - Main water line breaks occurred in the Crestview, Belvedere and Bloomingdale area on Friday, as well as in the village of Amsterdam, according to officials with the Jefferson County Water and Sewer District.

Crews expected to have the lines repaired late Friday after, and there is a 48-hour boil order in effect.

Earnings going to Make-A-Wish

CHESTER - Jockeys, trainers, owners and employees at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort will donate a portion of their earnings today to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northern West Virginia as part of Races for Wishes.

The post time for the first race is 7 p.m., and there will be a special presentation in the winner's circle following the fourth race. Make-A-Wish children from Brooke and Hancock counties will attend to cheer on the horsemen who have pledged to "share the power of a wish."

In addition, the proceeds will be presented at the Wish Upon a Star Gala, scheduled for Nov. 17 in Mountaineer's Grande Ballroom. Tickets are $60 per person or $100 per couple. The holiday-themed event includes a wine-tasting, dinner, live and silent auctions and entertainment from Vida the Singing Diva.

Sponsorship opportunities, which include tickets, are still available. The event committee is seeking donations of gifts, certificates and services for auction the night of the event.

Ticket, donation and sponsorship information can be obtained by calling Chair Jana Tetrault at (304) 224-3302.

Smoke testing set in city

STEUBENVILLE - The city's wastewater department will be conducting smoke testing sanitary sewers on several streets Monday through Friday.

According to Assistant Wastewater Superintendent Chuck Murphy the smoke testing will be conducted on Cleveland Avenue, Wilshire Boulevard, Alvarado Boulevard, Lafayette Boulevard, Welday Avenue, Pico Street, Hollywood Boulevard, Paul Street, North Forrest Avenue, Cherry Avenue, Crabbe Boulevard and Forest Court.

"The purpose of the smoke testing is to locate sources of storm and other surface water entering the sewer system. The smoke coming from the vent stacks on houses or holes in the ground is non-toxic, non- staining, has no odor, is white to gray in color and creates no fire hazard. The smoke should not enter your home unless you have defective plumbing or dried up drain traps," said Murphy.

"Homeowners should pour a gallon of water into each drain trap of floors, sinks, showers and tubs prior to the testing. Wastewater department personnel will distribute door hangers with additional information regarding the smoke testing at least 48 hours prior to the start of testing. Questions about the testing can be directed to the wastewater department at 283-6150 or 283-6000 extension 5001.

University Boulevard to close Monday

STEUBENVILLE - Assistant Wastewater Superintendent Chuck Murphy announced today University Boulevard between Woodlawn Road and Perishing Avenue will be closed at 7 a.m. Monday.

Murphy said the street will be closed to all traffic for approximately four days.

"Motorists are advised to take alternate routes to avoid possible traffic delays. We are also urging motorists to use caution during the duration of the project. The project is tentatively scheduled to be completed Thursday," said Murphy.

Questions about the project can be directed to the city wastewater department at 283-6150 or at 283-6000 extension 5001.

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