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March 16, 2013
The Herald-Star

Boil order lifted in city

STEUBENVILLE - The city water department lifted a boil order for water customers in the LaBelle water district Friday afternoon.

"All water customers may resume normal water usage activities without restriction," announced Assistant Water Department Superintendent Bill Skinner.

"The City of Steubenville Water Department would like to thank the water customers for being understanding and patient during this time of inconvenience. Any residents who may have concerns or questions may call the staff at the water filtration plant at (740) 283-6041," added Skinner.

Rally set for today for abuse victim

WEIRTON - A rally organized by the Internet group Anonymous protesting the alleged abuse of a child is set to be held at 1 p.m. today at the Weirton Municipal Building, 200 Municipal Plaza.

Two sentenced for robbery

WELLSBURG - Two Wellsburg men reported to the Northern Regional Jail Friday after being sentenced for the May 1, 2012 robbery of a local gas station.

Joseph Lee Henry Jr., 26, and Brad Jay Mack, 33, both of Wellsburg, were each sentenced to one to 10 years in jail for grand larceny and one to five years in jail for conspiring to commit the robbery. The sentences for each are to run consecutively and were approved by Circuit Court Judge Ronald Wilson on March 8.

Each also will pay half of $3,150 they stole from the gas station as part of a plea agreement reached by Assistant Brooke County Prosecutor David F. Cross and their attorneys.

Cross said as a former employee of the business, Mack knew where to find the money and Henry distracted a clerk there while Mack removed it.

Holy hour to pray for Pope Francis

STEUBENVILLE - The public is invited to join the Franciscan University of Steubenville community for a holy hour Tuesday in thanksgiving for the pontificate of Pope Francis. It begins at 2 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel with the hymn "Long Live the Pope."

The Rev. Richard Davis, TOR, vice president of community relations, will give a reflection on Pope Francis and lead prayer intentions for the new holy father.

The holy hour is being held on the same day as the Mass for the Inauguration of the Pontificate of Pope Francis.

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