Sewage upgrades slated in Weirton
WEIRTON - Sewage upgrades in the city will get under way the week of Nov. 5, Utilities Director Butch Mastrantoni said Tuesday.
Mastrantoni said crews from James White Construction will begin laying about 4,700 lineal feet of gravity sewer lines to route sanitary flow from roughly 1,000 structures in the north end to the Fifth Street lift station, the first step in a two-phased plan to correct problems with a too-high level of fecal coliforms in effluents discharged into the Ohio River.
The problem was self-detected and self-reported to environmental regulators, who subsequently put the city under a consent decree to correct the problems. No fine was issued, however.
Once Phase I is done, the focus will shift to transporting the sanitary flow from the north end to the treatment plant on Freedom Way. About 26,000 lineal feet of new lines - almost six miles - will be installed.
Brightway hosts breast cancer seminar
SMITHFIELD - A seminar on breast cancer awareness will be held at the Brightway Center, county Road 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Vicki Hogan, a two-time breast cancer survivor, and advocated for an awareness program, will speak on behalf of the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
After being cancer free for 12 years, she has dedicated her life to informing other women about the warning signs and symptoms. Educational material will be provided, and lunch will be served.
Free screenings offered to children
WELLSBURG - Brooke County Schools will offer free developmental screenings for Brooke County children, ages 3-5 and not currently enrolled in pre-kindergarten or kindergarten, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Nov. 2 at the board of education office at 1201 Pleasant Ave.
Screenings will include cognitive development, speech, motor skills, vision, hearing, height and weight.
Call (304) 737-3481, extension 24, no later than Wednesday for an appointment.
EGCC alumni selling wreaths, swags
STEUBENVILLE - The Eastern Gateway Community College Alumni Association is selling all-natural evergreen Christmas wreaths and balsam door swags for the holiday season. The order deadline is Nov. 5.
The 25-inch pine wreaths are decorated with pine cones/berries and a red velvet bow. The wreath costs $22. The pine swags are displayed with a velvet bow and cost $18. The wreaths and swags are made fresh for the season.
All proceeds go to the Eastern Gateway Alumni Scholarship Fund.
The association will continue its traditional holiday ceremony with the reading of the names. The ceremony will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 5 in Eastern Gateway's Founders Hall, Jefferson County campus. For ordering , call (740) 264-5591, extensions 113 or 110.
Toronto Marching Band sets varsity show
TORONTO - The Toronto High School Marching Band will perform its annual varsity show at 7 p.m. on Nov. 1 in the Toronto High School auditorium.
The show will feature all of the songs and dances performed during the 2012 marching season. Prior to the show, the Toronto Band Parents will host a soup and sandwich dinner from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. A variety of hot sandwiches, homemade soups and desserts will be available.