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Regional Roundup

May 29, 2013
The Herald-Star

Man sentenced to prison in drug case

STEUBENVILLE - Dino Suriano Sr., 55, of Wintersville was sentenced to a mandatory two years in prison on Tuesday by Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. after Suriano pleaded guilty to four counts of drug possession.

Suriano's house at 100 Powells Lane, Wintersville, was raided by the county's drug task force in December and officers found 205 methadone pills, four morphine tablets, 47 oxycodone pills and cocaine.

Suriano was arrested a week after the raid.

Sewer line repairs to affect traffic

WEIRTON - Sewer line repairs will necessitate the closing of Patterson Road from Fernwood Drive to Beacon Drive from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Thursday and Friday.

School board to meet in special session

STEUBENVILLE - The city school board of education will meet in special session at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Harding Middle School cafeteria to consider a public notice for the rehiring of a retired school employee.

UMWA Local to meet Saturday

HOPEDALE - Members of United Mine Workers of America Local No. 1304 will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at Capraros.

Shippingport plant featured

SHIPPINGPORT, Pa. - A television program featuring comedian Larry the Cable Guy's visit to the Bruce Mansfield Plant in Shippingport last fall is scheduled to air today on the History Channel.

"Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy," with the air date subject to change, will show the host interviewing employees and contractor boilermakers about their jobs at the coal-fired FirstEnergy power plant. Larry the Cable Guy, whose real name is David Lawrence Whitney, also toured the plant and tried his hand at welding.

"Larry was down to earth, and, yes, he is very entertaining," said Plant Director Mike Rawlings. "He asked intelligent questions. The purpose of Larry's show is to educate - not just to entertain."

"They actually went inside one of the boilers to make repairs to boiler tubes," FirstEnergy spokesman Mark Durbin said. "During normal plant operations, the areas where they were making repairs would normally be about 3,000 degrees."

During the September 2012 visit, plant employees took a collection and contributed $500 toward Larry's Git-R-Done Foundation, Rawlings said.

After the show airs, it will be available for purchase through the History Channel website:

Rabies clinics set in Brooke County

The Brooke County Animal Clinic will offer rabies and other vaccinations for dogs and cats from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the following dates: June 10 at the Hooverson Heights Fire Department; June 11 at the Colliers Fire Department shelter; June 12 at the Beech Bottom Fire Department; and June 13 at Wellsburg's 1st Ward Park.

The cost is $8 for rabies vaccinations for dogs or cats and $15 for distemper shots.

Dog licenses, which are required by the county, also may be obtained for $3 each.

Council moves regular meeting

WELLSBURG - City Council will meet at 7 p.m. June 18 at City Hall. The meeting was scheduled for June 11 but is being moved due to the general election.

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