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Organ Donor

Awareness events

Many towns and villages will honor Organ Donor Awareness Day by holding donor registration events today.

Chester will hold its donor registration drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the city building, and Newell will hold a drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Newell Fire Department.

Other drives today include one at Sellabration Hall in Wellsville from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The event is in honor of Chelsea Lingenfelter, who waited for a liver transplant for more than a year and died Feb. 18.

Volunteers from LifeBanc, C.O.R.E. and Team Chelsea will answer questions and help people register. Other groups have joined in and are holding events in conjunction with the registration drives, such as the Chester Lions Club offering children’s activities and Wellsville incorporating a community celebration with a band, food and an Easter egg hunt. All areas will have free coffee and doughnuts, and gifts for those who register.

Buckeye Local

sets work session

YORKVILLE – The Buckeye Local Board of Education will hold a work session at 5:30p.m. Monday at the Schlernitzauer Apartments to review job descriptions.

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Hooverson Heights church offering 3D

HOOVERSON HEIGHTS – The Hooverson Heights Church of Christ, 102 Church St., will have a 3D service at 10:45 a.m. Sunday.

Everyone will receive a pair of 3D glasses to watch 3D video clips setting up the message “3D Living.”

Road work


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

In Hancock County, crews will be patching state Route 2 and U.S. Route 30 and ditching along Cowl Farm, Nessly and Dry Run roads.

In Brooke County, crews will be patching Windy Hill and Apple Pie Ridge roads and ditching along Windy Hill Road.

Boil order extended

for district

The Oakland Public Service District has extended its boil order for the entire water system as a result of a line break earlier in the week at the water plant. Customers may experience discolored water during this timeframe.

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Pedestrian hit by car dies

WINTERSVILLE -Thomas S. Cadegan, 46, of 1007 Church St., Bergholz, died Friday morning at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center from injuries he received when he was struck as a pedestrian crossing Cadiz Road Thursday evening, the Ohio State Highway Patrol reported.

The patrol reported a vehicle driven by Elaine M. Lamatrice, 55, of 159 Churchman Circle, Wintersville, was driving on the road near Malone Street when Cadegan was struck crossing the road around 8:45 p.m. Thursday.

The accident remains under investigation.

Cadegan was taken to Trinity Medical Center West and later transported by medical helicopter to the Pittsburgh hospital.

It is the second time in about a month a pedestrian has been struck in that area.

A woman was struck by a vehicle crossing the road on Jan. 27, and she also was flown by medical helicopter to a Pittsburgh Hospital.

Man sentenced in crystal meth lab case

STEUBENVILLE – Kenneth L. Dowdell Jr., 33, of 138 Main St., Mount Pleasant, was sentenced to nine months in prison on Tuesday by Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge David Henderson after Dowdell pleaded guilty to a charge in connection with a crystal methamphetamine lab bust in November.

The Jefferson County Drug Task Force and the county sheriff’s department found the lab during a raid at a house on county Road 1.

Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla said the drug task force was given permission to enter the home and found men who were trying to destroy the lab in the basement.

Two other men besides Dowdell were arrested.

Dowdell pleaded guilty to illegal assembly of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs.

Roger A. Dagan, 29, of 1365 county Road 1, Rayland, pleaded guilty to the same charge last week and was sentenced by Henderson to six months in the Eastern Ohio Correction Center.

Animals die in Yorkville blaze

YORKVILLE – A garage was destroyed and several animals died in a fire Thursday afternoon on Deep Run Road near Beach Springs Drive, according to officials.

When firefighters arrived, the garage was fully engulfed in flames. The animals were housed in kennels inside the garage, firefighters said.

Tiltonsville and Yorkville volunteer fire departments responded, and the Colerain Volunteer Fire Department established a water source.

According to a report, the owners of the garage are out of town, but a spokesperson at the Yorkville VFD said they have been contacted.

A representative from the State Marshal’s Office is expected to investigate, officials said.

Free second look at tax forms offered

Area H&R Block offices are offering free second look reviews of tax forms.

Steubenville office manager Deidre Cochrane said, “We want to make sure everyone in our community gets the money they’re entitled to. We’ll review their prior years’ tax returns for accuracy and check to see that they claimed all eligible credit and deductions.”

Local offices participating from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday are located at 181 N. Fourth St. and 4200 Mall Drive in Steubenville, and 400 Three Springs Drive and 3348 Main St. in Weirton.

UMWA Local 7690 to meet Monday

CADIZ – United Mine Workers of America Local 7690 members are to meet at 9 a.m. Monday in the Harrison Community Hospital cafeteria.

All members are urged to attend.