Training session

Huntington Police Department Administrative Officer Rodney Pell makes a point Wednesday during a training session for the new “Heads Up!” smartphone application, while New Cumberland Mayor Linda McNeil and Hancock County Office of Emergency Management Director John Paul Jones listen. The app will allow Hancock County municipalities, schools, public service districts, volunteer fire departments and other agencies to communicate directly with the public about local emergencies. The app will be available as a free download for iPhones and Android devices around mid-June. Training continues through 1 p.m. today at the John D. Rockefeller IV Career Center. — Stephen Huba