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September 12, 2013
The Herald-Star

Water plant worker assaulted with knife

TILTONSVILLE - An employee at the Tiltonsville water treatment plant said he was attacked by a man with a knife on Wednesday morning at the plant, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department reported.

The worker said a man in his 20s approached him and asked for his wallet, a deputy reported. The man pulled out what appeared to be a steak knife when the worker said he didn't have any money, according to the sheriff's department.

The assailant lunged at the worker, with the worker putting up his right arm in defense, the sheriff's department reported. The worker was cut on the inside of his forearm, a deputy said.

The assailant then took off running. The sheriff's department and other police departments searched the area but couldn't locate the man.

The worker was taken to East Ohio Regional Hospital but refused treatment, the deputy said.

It's National Preparedness month

CADIZ - September is National Preparedness Month, and Joseph Maiorano of the Ohio State University Extension office in Harrison County is encouraging residents to prepare for disasters or emergencies by making an emergency plan.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has the 2013 National Preparedness Month Toolkit available at

The toolkit can be used to empower people to prepare and coordinate activities with the family, neighbors and others during National Preparedness Month, Maiorano said.

The site will inform residents about developing an emergency plan that includes the care of pets, aiding family members with access and functional needs and safely shutting off all utilities.

For information, contact Maiorano at (800) 628-0141 or

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