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November 13, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

Sewer work set for McCauslen Manor

STEUBENVILLE - Traffic in the McCauslen Manor neighborhood will be restricted to one lane starting at 7 a.m. Wednesday.

Assistant Wastewater Superintendent Chuck Murphy said the roadway will be partially closed for the next seven days to allow crews from the James White Construction Company to repair a sewer line in the area.

"We are urging motorists to use caution throughout the duration of the project. We anticipate completing the job by Nov. 21 but the job may go longer if necessary. We want to thank our customers and residents for their support as we endeavor to improve our sewer system," said Murphy.

Murphy said questions about the project can be directed to the city wastewater department at (740) 283-6150 or (740) 283-6000, extension 5001.

Mingo investigating suspicious mill fire

MINGO JUNCTION - Village Police are still investigating and interviewing people in connection with a suspicious fire at the former RG Steel plant on Sept. 14.

Police Chief Steve Maguschak said items were stacked up inside a welding shop and lit on fire. The village fire department was called to extinguish the fire.

Maguschak said Sept. 14 also was the last day for RG steel workers at the mill.

He said the last person left the mill around 1:30 p.m. that day but the fire didn't occur until around 5 p.m.

The state fire marshal was called to assist in the investigation, the police chief said.

TEAM Ford-Lincoln sets event Thursday

STEUBENVILLE - TEAM Ford-Lincoln will present "Go Further with Ford Night" combining Fusion, fundraising and "American Idol" from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.

The free fundraising event benefits the Wounded Warrior project, engaging consumers in the final "Random Acts of Fusion" adventure and offering them a chance to win a 2013 Ford Fusion.

"We all want to be a part of something bigger, and 'Go Further with Ford Night' is our way of offering consumers the chance to give back to our community. Plus, they can have a lot of fun, enjoy the final random act, which will test their judging skills with 'American Idol' to win a unique VIP experience, and meet the all-new Ford-Fusion in person," said Steve Diomedi, general manager of TEAM Ford-Lincoln on University Boulevard.

TEAM will donate $10 for each person who attends, and up to a total of $500 to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Consumers will have an opportunity to compete to win a VIP experience with "American Idol."

A computer with a webcam will be set up in the showroom to allow consumers to view a special message from Ryan Seacrest and test their judging skills on camera.

Entries will be sent back to Ford's program headquarters, where experts will evaluate and select one winner to receive an all-expenses-paid trip for two to Hollywood to see "American Idol." Consumers 18 years and older may preregister at or at the TEAM Automotive Facebook - and be entered for a chance to win tickets to a live taping of "American Idol."

Additionally, registration available at the dealership on Thursday will be entered into a prize drawing to win a 2013 Fusion.

No purchase is necessary and other restrictions apply.

Library fines waived this week

WELLSBURG - Fines for overdue items from the Brooke County Public Library and Follansbee Branch Library will be waived through Saturday for anyone who brings a can of food with their overdue item.

For information, call (304) 737-1551.

Author and horse coming to library

WELLSBURG - Lois Szymanski, a Pennsylvania children's author, will visit the Brooke County Public Library at 5:30 p.m. Thursday with her Chincoteague pony, Sea Feather.

Szymanski is the author of several books about horses and co-author of the Gettysburg Ghost Gang series.

Attendees will have an opportunity to see Sea Feather following Szymanski's talk and purchase books signed by the author.

The program is free, but reservations are recommended by calling (304) 737-1551.

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