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June 12, 2013
The Herald-Star

Family fun day set at Marland Heights Park

WEIRTON - Saturday is family fun day at Marland Heights Park, with food and games, a tennis clinic and adoptable pets capping a day that will begin with a 5K road race and kid fun run.

The day's events are sponsored by the Marland Heights Community Association, which is raising money to study the feasibility of restoring historic Margaret Manson Weir Memorial Pool at Marland Heights Park.

The "Pool Together" race/walk will begin at 10 a.m., following the same course as the park board's 5K held each August. Walkers may bring their dogs, but they must keep them on a leash at all times. Race day registrations will be accepted beginning at 8:45 a.m.

A fun run for kids age 10 and younger will follow.

The concession stand will be open, and there will be a bake sale. Games, including an inflatable Bounce House, spin art, miniature golf, cornhole and basketball, will be available from noon to 3 p.m., along with an appearance by Butterflies with Heather. Some crafters also will be displaying wares.

A tennis clinic, hosted by Bernie Bish, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tammi Brown, tennis coach and pro, will assist.

The Hancock County Animal Shelter will be showcasing adoptable pets from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Mine rescue contest results announced

CADIZ - Following three days of competition, organizers have announced the results of last week's 32nd-annual Tri-State Post No. 6 Ohio Valley Mine Rescue Contest at the Ohio Department of Natural Resource's Jerry L. Stewart Mine Safety Training Center.

The Consol of Pa. Enlow Fork Green Team of Claysville, Pa., took first place in the mine rescue competition. The McElroy Coal Co. McElroy Red and Blue teams of Cameron placed seventh and ninth, respectively.

The Consol Pa. Coal Co. Bailey Blue Team of Wind Ridge, Pa., placed first in the preshift competition. The McElroy Blue Team took second place.

The Mingo Logan Coal Co. Mountain Laurel Gold Team of Sharples, W.Va., placed first in the first aid competition. No local teams placed in the top 10.

The Arch Coal Inc.-Beckley Mining Complex Beckley Gold Team of Eccles, W.Va., finished first in the bench biopak 240R competition. The Alliance Coal Co. Tunnel Ridge Mine Team No. 2 of Triadelphia earned fourth place.

The McElroy Blue Team took first place in the bench BG4 competition results.

Autism workshop to be held at Brightway

SMITHFIELD - An autism workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Brightway Center, 2511 county Road 15.

Nicole Adams will be the keynote speaker, and the signs and symptoms of autism will be explored, as well as the coping mechanism for how loved ones can handle the disorder.

Caregivers with children of autism will be there to speak about their experiences.

A light lunch will be provided.

College camp registration open

STEUBENVILLE - Early Bird registration for the 20th-annual College Camp for Kids at Eastern Gateway Community College is open.

The camp is for youth in kindergarten through eighth grade and runs from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 5-9 on the Jefferson County campus. Kindergarten children attend half-day sessions with a variety of activities. Older campers will attend several classes that will include crafts and inter-active learning.

Campers who register by July 1 will pay 2012 rates of $99 for week-long full-day or $50 for week-long half-day. Rates will increase for any registrations received after July 1 through the July 19 registration deadline.

Complete camp information and registration forms may be found on the college's web site at or by calling (740) 264-5591, extension 310.

State funds approved for EGCC roof

COLUMBUS - The State Controlling Board approved $1.1 million for repairs at Eastern Gateway Community College.

According to Rep. Jack Cera, D-Bellaire, $873,500 will be used for roof replacement and $244,353 will be used to cover basic renovations associated with the roof replacement.

"The melting of the winter snow and the spring rains really did damage to the roofs, causing the college to experience more and more leaks. I am pleased that the state approved this funding for the college so that the necessary repairs can be completed and our students and faculty can get through the building without having to dodge puddles, said Cera."

He noted each section of the roof has surpassed the 20-year life span. The roof over the business, education and fitness center will be replaced, while 90 percent of the roofs covering the main campus will be replaced.

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