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Regional roundup

September 7, 2013
The Herald-Star

Water line repair completed

STEUBENVILLE - A scheduled water line repair project was completed successfully Friday afternoon by the city water department.

Assistant Water Department Superintendent Michael Wigal announced the repair on Market Street encountered no problems.

"There was no interruptions to water service in the downtown area and no interruption of water service. We appreciate the understanding and patience of the public while the work was under way. Questions can be answered by calling the water department at (740) 283-6041," Wigal said.

City man sentenced in drug case

STEUBENVILLE - Deon L. Stinson, 36, of Steubenville was sentenced Friday by Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. to six months in the Eastern Ohio Correction Center after pleading guilty to possession of cocaine.

Stinson was arrested on April 4 in the city.

Bruzzese also ordered Stinson to forfeit $466 found on him during the arrest.

Stinson will be on probation for two years. He faces up to 18 months in prison if he violates probation.

Smithfield man sentenced in arson

STEUBENVILLE - Jesse L. Sedon, 25, of 1036 Main St., Smithfield, was sentenced Thursday by Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. to six months in the Eastern Ohio Correction Center after pleading guilty to arson.

Sedon was charged with setting an empty house on fire on Aug. 1, 2012, on East North Street, Smithfield.

Sedon will be on probation for five years. He faces up to 18 months in prison if he violates probation.

County engineer releases schedule

STEUBENVILLE - Jefferson County Engineer James Branagan released the work schedule for next week for the highway department.

Berming - Warren Ridge-Smithfield-Rayland Road (county Road 15).

Tree trimming - Mingo Junction-Goulds Road (county Road 74).

Pavement repair - Warren Ridge-Smithfield-Rayland.

Road closings will be announced.

Road work announced

The West Virginia Division of Highways has announced road work to be performed next week, pending suitable weather.

In Weirton, crews continue to establish a parking area for carpool and vanpool participants near the Harmon Creek exit of U.S. Route 22. Crews have installed drains and graded the site as part of the $159,854 project, which is slated to be completed Sept. 20.

Also in Brooke County, crews will be patching U.S. Route 22 and several areas of state Route 2.

In Hancock County, crews will be paving Arroyo-Congo Road, patching Standish Mill, Shady Glen and Turkey Foot roads, Anderson and Okie lanes, Riggs and Gaston roads and Yvette Street; and ditching along Locust Hill Road.

Crews also will be mowing along several roads.

Port group calls emergency meeting

WEIRTON - The city's port authority will discuss financing, real estate and ethics in an executive session slated during an emergency meeting at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Pike Island Pool Marine Terminal, located at 3035 Birch Drive.

Township to hold flu shot clinic

HAMMONDSVILLE - Saline Township will be holding a flu shot clinic from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the township complex, 164 county Road 50A.

Dancing at East Springfield center

EAST SPRINGFIELD - The East Springfield Senior Center located on county Road 39 next to the East Springfield Volunteer Fire Department will host a dance featuring the Sands of Time from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is $5.

A brunch at 2 p.m. will feature spaghetti, salad and desserts.

Weirton schedules public hearing

WEIRTON - City Council has scheduled a public hearing for 7:30 p.m. Monday on the sewer project.

Third reading of an ordinance authorizing up to $6.3 million in bonds is on the agenda for the business meeting, which will follow.

Also under consideration will be ordinances amending pay rates for union-represented police and public workers employees; a resolution amending residency requirements for city employees; installing signs restricting parking on Sundays to handicapped drivers in front of the Lutheran Church at 3432 West St.; painting a 40-foot yellow line on the north side of Powers Road, beginning at the durb and ending at 129 Powers Road; and entering into a contract for pump and running board mount repairs for Engine 4; revisions to the general fund and coal severance budgets; constructing a sidewalk on South 11th and Heights Streets for the Safe Routes to School program; and putting liens against properties to recoup building demolition costs.

African immigrant to speak at Bethany

BETHANY Paulo Nzambi, senior vice president and chief officer of operations at Manchester Bidwell Corp., will be the guest speaker for Bethany College's Fall Convocation at 11 a.m. Thursday at the college's Commencement Hall.

A Pittsburgh resident, Nzambi was born in the African nation of Angola, growing up amid a civil war that killed millions.

Nzambi made his way to the U.S., where he became an accomplished businessman and as a playwright, has shared his experiences in Angola.

Nzambi spoke at the college's Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration in January.

"Nzambi's message was inspiring," said Bethany College President Scott D. Miller. "We're excited to have him back; his story will give students the encouragement to give their all in academics, athletics and service throughout this academic year."

An annual tradition at Bethany, the fall convocation serves to welcome students back to campus and recognize students for high academic achievement in the spring semester.

Donations sought for clothes closet

WELLSBURG - The Brooke County Clothes Closet needs new underwear and socks or monetary donations so it may provide them to children and teens at Brooke County Schools.

Denise Spensky, president of the Brooke County Council PTA, said the group is preparing to distribute clothing from its clothes closet but lacks funds normally used to purchase underwear and socks. The group may only distribute new underwear and socks.

The group also welcomes donations of new or gently used coats or shoes.

A drop-box for donations has been established at the clothes closet at Pleasant Avenue and 26th Street. Those interested in making monetary donations may call Bobbie Jo Parsons, (304) 670-0396; or Denise Spensky, (304) 527-2516.

Bethany offers help to agencies

BETHANY - The Bethany College Service Learning Center will hold its fourth-annual Agency Fair from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 20 in Commencement Hall.

All community agencies are welcome to reserve a free table, where they can meet with students, faculty and staff who are looking for service and internship opportunities. For information, call (304) 829-7150 or e-mail socialwork@bethanywv.edu.

"This is a great opportunity to get out there and tell them about your service needs," said Katherine Shelek-Furbee, chair of the college's department of social work.

The event is funded through a grant from PNC Bank.

 
 

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