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February 28, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

Man arrested after

vehicle chase

STEUBENVILLE - Jonathan Peterson, 50, of 215 Cadiz Road, Wintersville, is facing multiple charges after City Police said he led officers on a brief chase in the South End around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Police reported being notified by Weirton Police to be on the lookout for a van involved in a hit-skip in Weirton and possibly heading toward Steubenville.

City officers saw the van on South Street and it accelerated when an officer turned on the cruiser's lights. The vehicle drove for several blocks before wrecking into a concrete stoop on a house in the 400 block of South Sixth Street, police reported.

Peterson was charged with fleeing and eluding, reckless operation, one way street, failure to control, driving with a suspended license and operating a vehicle under the influence.

Boil order lifted

in Follansbee

FOLLANSBEE - A 48-hour boil order issued for the city's downtown water customers has been lifted.

City Manager John DeStefano said the order was issued so water samples could be taken following repairs to line breaks on Mahan Lane and near the intersection of Virginia Avenue and Ohio Street on Monday.

The breaks disrupted service to customers from Mahan Lane south to Mahan Avenue for a few hours and other areas for shorter periods, DeStefano said. He said another break occurred on Hooverson Heights but didn't affect service.

The boil order also affected Follansbee Middle School, and pupils and staff were provided bottled water, said Marty Bartz, assistant superintendent.

Bartz said the school's breakfasts and lunches are prepared at Brooke High School and weren't affected by the disruption.

Grammy-nominated vocalist to perform

STEUBENVILLE - Franciscan University of Steubenville's Sacred Music Program is hosting a concert featuring mezzo-soprano Misty Bermudez. The concert will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Peter's Church, Fourth Street.

The program consists of Baroque music of the 17th and 18th centuries, including works of Bach, Vivaldi and Monteverdi.

Bermudez, a founding and current member of the Grammy-nominated vocal ensemble, Seraphic Fire, has captivated audiences with her "ravishing" voice and her "compelling concert performances," according to reviewers of her performances. Her recent performances include Handel's Messiah and Dido and Aeneas with Seraphic Fire and Firebird Orchestra.

Bermudez will be accompanied by Marina Nielsen on baroque cello and Paul Weber, Franciscan University of Steubenville associate professor of music, on organ and harpsichord.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Annual Cattelmen's banquet slated

BLOOMINGDALE - The Jefferson County Cattlemen's Association and the Carroll County Cattlemen's Association will hold their annual beef banquet at 7 pm. Wednesday at Ohio Catering's The Countryside, 91 township Road 262.

The year's guest speaker will be Steve Boyles, an Ohio State University Extension beef specialist.

The menu will include roast beef, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, salad, roll and dessert.

The cost is $15 per person. Individuals may pay at the door; however, call the OSU Extension office at (740) 328-7997 to RSVP.

Author to speak at Bethany event

BETHANY - Author Rick Lowery will be the featured speaker for the 58th-annual Oreon E. Scott Lectures to be held April 8-9 at Bethany College's Mountainside Conference Center.

Lowery is a dean and adjunct professor of Hebrew Bible at Lexington Theological Seminary in Kentucky and author of several books on Biblical studies and social and ecological justice.

He is writing a book titled "Genesis and Human Rights," which will be the focus of this year's event, and his many writings include blogs for the Huffington Post.

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. on April 8 at the conference center.

The Timothy Luncheon will be held at noon and the day will include dinner at 5:30 p.m. followed by a 7 p.m. worship service led by Lowery at Bethany Memorial Church and a reception with Bethany College President Scott D. Miller at Christman Manor at Pendleton Heights.

The Oreon E. Scott Lectures are funded through the Oreon E. Scott Foundation.

To register or for information, call (304) 829-7723 or by e-mail

Asian beetles to be discussed

WELLSBURG - The Brooke County West Virginia University Extension Office and Brooke County Public Library will present a discussion of Asian longhorn beetles and emerald ash borers at 1 p.m. March 12.

Pathologist Patty Gundrum will discuss the insects' negative impact.

Those interested in attending the free program are asked to call (304) 737-3666 so sufficient materials may be prepared.

Harrison Hills registration dates set

Kindergarten registration for children who plan to enter Harrison Hills City School District during the 2013-14 school year has been scheduled at the following places:

Harrison East Elementary, 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m., March 20 and April 8.

Harrison North Elementary, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., March 22 and April 12.

To be eligible for kindergarten a child must be 5 years of age on or before Sept. 30.

Before enrollment can be completed, it will be necessary that a legal birth certificate, Social Security number and immunization record be presented.

Parents are asked to bring a gas bill, water bill or electric bill that shows a physical address for proof of residency.

Also bring custody and/or court papers, if applicable.

Each parent should contact their child's school for an appointment prior to the registration date. Children are asked to accompany their parent to the registration.

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