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Regional Roundup

November 5, 2013
The Herald-Star

Delays expected for bridge project

Traffic delays are expected periodically between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday on state Route 150 in Warren Township as part of a $1.4 million bridge replacement project.

Traffic will be stopped while ODOT's contractor, Shelly & Sands Inc. of Zanesville, sets concrete beams for the bridge. Otherwise, two-way traffic is being maintained in one, 10-foot lane with temporary traffic signals.

Work began in late July to replace the bridge located over Short Creek about three miles west of state Route 7 between Dillonvale and Rayland.

This project has an interim completion date, requiring all lanes be open to traffic by mid-December; however, some work will remain on the project through June.

School board to meet Wednesday

WELLSBURG - The Brooke County Board of Education will hold a work meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at its office at 1201 Pleasant Ave.

The board will discuss policies, personnel, facilities and its five-year operating levy.

Guitar drawing added to concert

WEIRTON - A drawing for a guitar signed by performers attending the County Music Awards event will be the prize for a drawing held during a concert by the Hillbilly Way Thursday to benefit the Mozingo family.

Anyone who purchases a Hillbillies for Hannah T-shirt for $10 at the concert or in advance will receive 10 chances for the guitar, which is courtesy of radio station WOGH-FM.

Like tickets for the concert, the shirts may be purchased at Follansbee Councilman Dave Secrist's office at 845 Main St., Follansbee, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. today and Wednesday or through Facebook at Hillbillies4Hannah Benefit Concert.

The concert will be held at 6 p.m. at the Serbian-American Cultural Center. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students under 18.

The Mozingo family lost their daughter and their home in the Oct. 11 natural gas explosion.

Architect to speak at university

STEUBENVILLE - Duncan G. Stroik, a creator of some Catholic churches and chapels, will speak at Franciscan University of Steubenville on the church's rich heritage of sacred buildings.

His talk, "Francis, Rebuild My Church: The Franciscan Tradition of Sacred Architecture," will take place from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 19 in the Tony and Nina Gentile Gallery.

Stroik is an author, practicing architect and professor of architecture at the University of Notre Dame. His built work includes Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel in Santa Paula, Calif., and the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse, Wis. Stroik is also the author of "The Church Building as a Sacred Place: Beauty, Transcendence, and the Eternal," and the founding editor of the Sacred Architecture Journal.

Stroik's talk is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the theology department, the fine arts department and the office of the vice president for academic affairs.

Manchin to meet with area residents

FOLLANSBEE - U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., will hold a townhall meeting at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Vito's 2 Restaurant, 570 Main St.

Manchin will discuss current issues faced by Congress and answer questions from those attending the meeting. It is part of a series he has dubbed his Coffee and Common Sense Tour that also will include a stop at the River City Restaurant in Wheeling Friday.

Food will be sold through a breakfast buffet.

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