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Brooke Hills Pool opens Saturday

WELLSBURG – Brooke Hills Park’s newly heated pool will open Saturday.

The pool’s hours are from noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, pending suitable weather and customer participation. Visitors may call (304) 737-1236 to confirm it is open.

Admission is $3 for age 12 and up and $2 for ages 4-11, with children 3 and under admitted free.

Passes are $40 per person, $85 for a family of four and $30 per senior 60 and older.

The park plans to add Monday and Wednesday evening Zumba classes at the pool later in June.

Crews to pave Pennsylvania Avenue

WEIRTON – State highway officials advise crews will be milling and paving Pennsylvania Avenue, from North 11th Street to North 23rd Street, at night beginning Wednesday.

Crews are slated to work from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. each night until June 10, with no work scheduled for Saturday or Sunday. Adverse weather and other conditions could delay the project.

During that time, the roadway may be reduced to one lane at times. Flaggers will maintain traffic, and drivers should expect delays.

Ohio family sues over kidney disposal

TOLEDO, Ohio- A family that sued after a nurse tossed a healthy kidney in the trash during a transplant has settled its lawsuit against an Ohio hospital for $650,000.

A patient, Sarah Fudacz, who was 24 at the time, was to receive her brother’s kidney in 2012 but awoke without having undergone surgery because the nurse had accidentally thrown it out.

Fudacz later received a different kidney but the family sued the University of Toledo Medical Center, claiming medical negligence. In a settlement approved Wednesday by the Court of Claims of Ohio, the money will be split among Fudacz and her brother along with their parents.

The Toledo family said the mistake deeply affected their lives and that the kidney Fudacz later received isn’t a perfect match, meaning it will not last as long as her brother’s would have.

From staff and wire reports

The hospital, which helped the woman find a new kidney and pay for travel expenses to Colorado for the surgery, fired one nurse. Another nurse who disposed of the kidney retired.

It also temporarily suspended its live kidney donation program until undergoing reviews that led to procedural changes it believes will keep the mistake from happening again.

A report by a surgeon hired by the hospital to review its program called it “baffling” that the nurse would accidentally dispose of the viable kidney. At the same time, the report found no problems with the systems that would have indicated the hospital was at risk for such a mistake.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.

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Oak Glen baseball plays today

RAVENSWOOD – The Oak Glen baseball team (14-12) heads to Ravenswood (25-8) at 5 p.m. today in a West Virginia Class AA regional contest. The winner will play Wednesday at the winner of today’s regional contest between Fairmont Senior (18-7) and Braxton County (13-9). The winner of that game heads to Charleston for the state tournament.

The Golden Bears dispatched of Weir High and Ravenswood beat Ritchie County.

Directions to Ravenswood: Take I77 south to Exit 25 Ravenswood/Silverton exit approximately 25 miles south of Parkersburg; at bottom of exit ramp make a right onto four-ane highway; continue for approximately three miles to second stop light; at second stop light make a right on to Route 2 north; continue on Route 2 north (you will pass under Ohio River Bridge) until you pass Riverfront Park on your left; once you pass a Speedway Gas Station on your left proceed to the second street (beyond Speedway) and make a right (that street is between WesBanco and Wendy’s); proceed to stop sign and field is directly ahead of you between Ravenswood High School and the Police/Fire Station.

The approximate drive time is three hours.

Panthers to hold sports physicals

WHEELING – Sports physicals for Buckeye Local high school and junior high students will be held Wednesday at Wheeling Hospital, Tower 4, in room 401. Cost is $10. Schedule is: seniors 5:30 p.m., Juniors 6 p.m., sophomores 6:30 p.m. and freshman and junior high, 7 p.m.

Take your signed physical forms with you to the physicals.

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Madonna football

WEIRTON – There will be a Madonna football parent and player meeting on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

Important information will be discussed and a summer schedule to be given.

Big Red Boosters to meet

STEUBENVILLE – The Big Red Boosters will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the high school conference room.

All are welcome. Memberships are available.

Weir High soccer plans meeting

WEIRTON – All Weir High freshman girls and incoming freshman girls interested in playing girls soccer must report to an informational meeting on at 7 p.m. May 28. If you can not attend this meeting and are still interested, please contact Jessica Naughton at (304) 670-0896 or yart22@hotmail.com.

Joe Board Boxing has openings

KNOXVILLE – Longtime area boxing guru Joe Board has announced there are openings at his gym located at Kelly’s Old Skool at 8898 state Route 213 in Toronto.

The gym is open in the afternoon, five days a week. Training and lessons are free of charge.

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Cadiz Lions golf scramble

CADIZ – On June 28, the Cadiz Lions will sponsor its 15th-annual golf scramble. This year’s event begins at 1 p.m. with a shotgun start.

Registration for the four-person scramble is $200 per team. The fee includes golf, cart, lunch and steak dinner.

There are cash prizes for first and second place, along with skill prizes, door prizes, hole-in-one prizes and 50/50 drawing.

For reservations, call Tim Mizer at (740) 942-2034; text him at (740) 491-1118 or e-mail him at timmizer@gmail.com.

Big Red Boosters to meet

STEUBENVILLE – The Big Red Boosters will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the high school conference room.

All are welcome. Memberships are available.

Weir High soccer plans meeting

WEIRTON – All Weir High freshman girls and incoming freshman girls interested in playing girls soccer must report to an informational meeting on at 7 p.m. May 28. If you can not attend this meeting and are still interested, please contact Jessica Naughton at (304) 670-0896 or yart22@hotmail.com.

Joe Board Boxing has openings

KNOXVILLE – Longtime area boxing guru Joe Board has announced there are openings at his gym located at Kelly’s Old Skool at 8898 state Route 213 in Toronto.

The gym is open in the afternoon, five days a week. Training and lessons are free of charge.

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Big Red Boosters to meet

STEUBENVILLE – The Big Red Boosters will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the high school conference room.

All are welcome. Memberships are available.

Weir High soccer plans meeting

WEIRTON – All Weir High freshman girls and incoming freshman girls interested in playing girls soccer must report to an informational meeting on at 7 p.m. May 28. If you can not attend this meeting and are still interested, please contact Jessica Naughton at (304) 670-0896 or yart22@hotmail.com.

Joe Board Boxing has openings

KNOXVILLE – Longtime area boxing guru Joe Board has announced there are openings at his gym located at Kelly’s Old Skool at 8898 state Route 213 in Toronto.

The gym is open in the afternoon, five days a week. Training and lessons are free of charge.

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Never Alone to host race

WEIRTON – Never Alone West Virginia, a non-profit organization working toward a drug-free community, is hosting a run/walk 9:30 a.m. to noon May 31 at Starvaggi Memorial Park.

Pre-registration will be done online through eventbrite.com, with all those pre-registering receiving a T-shirt. The cost to register is $15.

Check in and day-of registration will take place at Quick Fit Gym, 3520 Pennsylvania Ave., until 9 a.m. before heading to Starvaggi Park for the race.

For more information, contact Patti Barnabei at (304) 797-1579.

Bicyclists to honor fallen riders

CHARLESTON – Bicycle riders will honor fallen bicyclists during the annual “Ride of Silence” in Charleston.

The ride today will start at the Capitol and continue down Kanawha Boulevard before returning to the Capitol. Anyone can join the memorial ride and offer a few words of remembrance.

During the ride, communication will be by hand signals only.

Sponsors released statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on bike deaths. Those numbers show seven bicyclist deaths in West Virginia over the past six years. Nationally, the total number of deaths topped 4,000.

Tomblin appoints circuit judges

CHARLESTON, – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has filled a vacancy left by a Mingo County judge’s conviction in a federal corruption investigation.

Tomblin on Tuesday announced the appointment of family court judge Miki Thompson as circuit court judge.

She will replace Michael Thornsbury, who resigned last October. Thornsbury pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge related to a scheme to protect the late Sheriff Eugene Crum from accusations of illegal drug use. Thornsbury’s sentencing is next month.

Two senior status judges had filled in after Thornsbury was indicted last August.

Last week, Thompson won the Democratic nomination for Thornsbury’s unexpired term. There were no Republican candidates in the primary.

Also Tuesday, Tomblin appointed Robert Richardson as a circuit judge serving Greenbrier and Pocahontas counties following the retirement of Joseph C. Pomponio Jr.

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City offices close for Memorial Day

WEIRTON – All City of Weirton offices, including Public Works, will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day. Collection of garbage and recyclables will run on schedule. For more information on garbage collection, call (304) 748-8540.

Boil order has been lifted

WEIRTON – The boil order put in place as a result of a water line replacement project on Pennsylvania Avenue has been lifted. The order was in effect for North and South 17th streets and all areas west to Weir High, Terrace Heights, Owings Addition and all streets throughout Harris Hills, and the Kings Creek area including North 12th Street through Cove Valley Estates.

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Boil order lifted

WEIRTON – The boil order put in place for the area of north Weirton was lifted, effective 7 a.m. Friday, according to the Weirton Area Water Board. The order was put in place from City Street to St. Johns Road on May 5 as a result of system repairs.

Sanitary board to meet

WEIRTON – The Weirton Sanitary Board will meet in regular session at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the board conference room, 5000 Freedom Way, Weirton.

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Post 86 to host fundraiser

TORONTO – The Toronto Legion Post 86 baseball organization will host a dance with the band Twice As Nice from 8 p.m. to midnight May 23 at the Toronto American Legion Hall to help raise money for the team.

It is for those ages 21-and-under and has a $5 cover.