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August 10, 2013
From staff reports , The Herald-Star

Weirton man killed in highway wreck

CADIZ - Bryan P. Westlake, 36, of 3501 Elm St., Weirton, was killed in a two-car, head-on wreck Friday morning on U.S. Route 22, just east of county Road 51, the Ohio State Highway Patrol reported.

The patrol reported a 1999 Honda Accord driven by Bryan P. Liggett, 32, of 438 Melwood Drive, Toronto, drove left of center while traveling west and hit Westlake's 1997 Mazda Miati head-on around 6:55 a.m. Friday, the patrol reported.

Westlake was pronounced dead at the scene, the patrol reported. Liggett was transported to Trinity Medical Center West and then transferred to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, a trooper reported.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts and had to be extricated from the cars. the patrol reported.

The investigation into the wreck is continuing, a trooper said.

Wellsburg road to be closed

WELLSBURG - Zink Hollow Road (county Road 32/3) will be closed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday for crews to repair a slide, according to West Virginia Division of Highways officials.

The slide repair will be performed by Ohio/W.Va. Excavating for Dominion Transmission.

The closure will affect through traffic only, officials said.

Alternate routes will be state Route 67 and county Road 32.

Inclement weather could change the project schedule, officials said.

Harrison Hills school board to meet

CADIZ - The Harrison Hills City Board of Educatin will meet in special session at 7 p.m. Thursday in the administrative office to discuss personnel, business and operational issues, according to officials.

Steubenville schools rally set Wednesday

STEUBENVILLE - The City School District's annual back-to-school rally will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Harding Stadium.

The Big Red Band will perform, as well as the high school cheerleaders.

Administrators and school principals will be on hand, and members of the back to school rally committee will distribute school supplies to students present.

Indian Creek schools set orientation times

WINTERSVILLE - Preschool orientation for pupils in the Indian Creek Local School District is planned from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Aug. 28-30 at each elementary school.

Kindergarten orientation will be held on Aug. 28.

Screenings for pupils in first grade will be given on Aug. 28-29. A first-grade teacher will contact parents with a day and time for screenings.

The Indian Creek Middle School orientation/open house is planned from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 22 for fifth- and sixth-graders and parents, as well as any new pupils in the district. An open house for all pupils at the school is set from 10:30 a.m. to noon that day. Supply lists and schedules for the pupils will be made available during the open house or the first day of classes, which is Aug. 28.

Schedules for Indian Creek high schoolers will be available from 9 a.m. to noon beginning Aug. 19-23.

The freshmen orientation/open house is slated from 9 a.m. to noon on Aug. 21. Students should meet in the gymnasium.

Open houses from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 26 at Wintersville Elementary School and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 27 at Hills Elementary.

Weirton Council slates workshop

WEIRTON - City Council will meet with representatives of Honeywell Monday at 6:15 p.m. to discuss the city's recent energy audit.

The meeting will be held in Conference Room 201 in the Weirton Municipal Building.

Water work scheduled for Alikanna

STEUBENVILLE - The Alikanna area of Steubenville will be temporarily out of water Monday while a pressure regulator is replaced.

Assistant Water Superintendent Michael Wigal said the replacement of the pressure regulator, "will most likely take most of the morning starting at approximately 8 a.m. The work may continue into the early afternoon."

Wigal said the pressure regulator prevents the over pressurization of the water lines in the Alikanna neighborhood.

"After the replacement is complete a Boil Water Advisory will be issued and will remain in effect until water samples are collected and analyzed. We will issue a notification once the Boil Water Advisory is lifted. If residents have any questions please contact the Steubenville Water Treatment plant at 740-283-6041," added Wigal.

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