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March 1, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

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.

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