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April 3, 2013
The Herald-Star

Football executive to give local talk

STEUBENVILLE - Lamar Hunt Jr., who is part of the family ownership of the Kansas City Chiefs and other professional sports franchises, will share his conversion story, "My Father, My Life: Making Peace," on Thursday at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

His talk is sponsored by the Franciscan University Athletic Department. It will be held at 2 p.m. in the International Room of the J.C. Williams Center and is free and open to the public.

Hunt is the founder of Loretto Properties and Loretto Charities and serves on the advisory board of the Catholic Radio Network. His family owns several sports teams, including the Kansas City Chiefs and a minority share of the Chicago Bulls NBA franchise.

His father, Lamar Hunt, founded the Kansas City Chiefs (originally the Dallas Texans), co-founded the American Football League, and helped coin the term the "Super Bowl."

Zoning board OKs personal storage unit

WEIRTON - The city's zoning board of appeals approved a conditional-use permit Tuesday for a personal storage facility.

City resident Mike Heilman sought the permit for his property at 1305 Potomac Ave., city officials said. In C2 zoning districts, they said personal storage units require a conditional-use permit.

Sheriff to speak at joint meeting

STEUBENVILLE - Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla will speak at a joint meeting of Steubenville for Liberty and the American Patriot Council-Washington/Jefferson/Hancock Chapter set for 6:30 p.m. on April 11 in room 1506 at Eastern Gateway Community College.

The meeting will last until 8 p.m.

Abdalla is to discuss the Second Amendment and concealed-carry issues.

Allegations against deputy investigated

NEW CUMBERLAND - Allegations of misconduct against a Hancock County sheriff's deputy are the aftermath of a "messy divorce," Hancock County Sheriff Ralph Fletcher said.

Despite what Fletcher characterized as a civil matter, he referred the case to the West Virginia State Police for further review. That investigation is continuing.

Fletcher would not identify the deputy, nor elaborate on the nature of the allegations. He said the deputy remains on active duty.

"I've done the prudent thing - I've asked another agency to look at it. They've found nothing at this time," he said.

Fletcher said the source of the allegations is the deputy's ex-wife.

State police officials could not be reached for comment.

Edison choir to sing at Pirates game

RICHMOND - Members of the Edison High School Choir will sing the national anthem at the Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Washington Nationals game set May 4 at PNC Park in Pittsburg. Game time is 4:05 p.m.

Anyone wanting tickets for the game should contact Dani Carroll by April 10 at (740) 765-4313. Adult tickets are $15 and student tickets are $10. Checks may be made payable to the Edison Choir, Carroll said.

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