JOINS: Dr. Erin Miller has joined the family medical care facility operated by C.H.A.N.G.E. Inc. at 3136 West St. as a full-time dentist.
A 2013 graduate of the West Virginia University School of Dentistry, Miller completed her six-week internship in Gassaway, W.Va. A native of Frederick, Md., Miller said she has been interested in dentistry since she was 7 years old.
Established to help area residents with no or little insurance coverage, family medical care is open to people of all income and coverage levels, with patients charged based on a sliding scale. All insurance plans are accepted, and discounts are available to the uninsured.
Miller will be available from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Appointments should be made by calling (304) 748-2828.
CLASS: Eastern Gateway Community College will offer an NRA concealed carry course Sept. 19 and 21 at the Pugliese Center, 110 John Scott Highway, Steubenville.
Orientation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the center. The training will be held from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 19 at the center and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Wintersville firing range.
The course consists of 10 hours of instruction and two hours of practical training, including range time and live-fire experience.
This training also is honored in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and other states.
The student must complete a written examination that tests his or her competency and a physical demonstration of competency on handgun usage and rules for safe handling and storage of a handgun.
Students must be 21 or older, and payment must be received prior to the course start date.
The course is $75. Senior citizens pay $50. Registration deadline is Wednesday. For information or to register, call (740) 264-5591, ext. 310.
WINNERS: CONSOL Energy's Buchanan Mine Rescue team, near Oakwood, Va., took home first place honors in the Southern West Virginia Mine Rescue Contest, held recently in Beckley.
CONSOL Energy teams and their members earned 12 of the 24 trophies awarded at the two-day competition.
The Buchanan Black team earned first place overall in the Beckley competition while CONSOL Energy's McElroy Red team earned second place overall.
CONSOL Energy teams earned a sweep of the top three team spots on day two of the daily competition. Buchanan Black earned first place on the first day and third place on the second day; McElroy Red won first place on the second day; and Enlow Fork's Green team earned second place on the second day.
SHUT?DOWN: Constellation Energy Nuclear Group says it has shut down one of two nuclear reactors at its Calvert Cliffs power plant after a malfunction during testing.
Plant spokesman Kory Raftery says a control rod dropped into the reactor Thursday during tests at the Southern Maryland plant and it was shut down.
He said Friday that electrical maintenance will be performed, but it's not clear when unit 2 will return to service.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission spokesman Neil Sheehan says the plant must shut down within six hours if a rod can't be withdrawn. He says inspectors will follow the maintenance.
Raftery says there's no public safety threat, and an investigation found no link to a shutdown in May.
The plant is located along the Chesapeake Bay, about 70 miles south of Baltimore.