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.