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October 30, 2012
From staff reports , The Herald-Star

Pizza delivery driver robbed of cash

STEUBENVILLE - A Domino's Pizza delivery driver was robbed of cash by two men around 8:46 p.m. Monday, City Police reported.

The driver was making a delivery to the 1500 block of Euclid Avenue. Police reported the driver called the number listed but got no answer. He then went to the door of the house, which he said was dark inside. Police reported two men came up behind the driver, with one grabbing the driver's neck and acting like he had a knife. Police reported the men took cash from the driver and fled.

Mingo Halloween party postponed

MINGO JUNCTION - The GFWC Woman's Club of Mingo Junction has canceled the Halloween parade and postponed its party due to the inclement weather. The events had been scheduled today.

The Halloween party has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. on Nov. 7 in the City Building's recreation room. There will be pizza, desserts and drinks. Treat bags will be distributed.

Head Start to host Pumpkin Patch event

STEUBENVILLE - The Jefferson County Community Action Council Head Start program will host fall Pumpkin Patch events from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Head Start centers throughout the county.

The Pumpkin Patch events will be held at the former St. Anthony school building in Steubenville, the former St. Casimir school building in Adena, the Tiltonsville United Methodist Church in Tiltonsville and the Bantam Ridge school building in Wintersville.

Children can dress up in character costumes.

Activities will include treats, games and face painting, and a sack lunch will be included.

Families who would like to enroll their children in Head Start are invited to bring their 3- or 4-year-old children to the activities.

Information about the Head Start program is available by calling (740) 282-0971, extension 151.

Weirton changes trick-or-treat day

WEIRTON - The city's trick-or-treating has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday due to the rain and wind from the remnants of Hurricane Sandy, Mayor George Kondik announced Monday.

Kondik said the public works, fire and police departments are preparing for possible flooding.

"I would personally like to ask all citizens to please check catch basins in your area to make sure all debris has been removed from these areas," said Kondik. "Public works is currently working on cleaning all catch basins, so if you locate one in your area that has been overlooked, please help us in removing debris from this area."

The Millsop Community Center will serve as a community shelter for all city residents, if needed.

Children are not to visit a house unless the porch light is on, the mayor noted at trick-or-treating.

Weirton garbage not picked up Tuesday

WEIRTON - The city's public works department will not provide garbage pickup to the downtown and Marland Heights areas today because of the weather and high winds in the interest of public safety and the safety of employees.

Garbage will be picked up Wednesday, and residents are asked to have their garbage at curb-side by 7 a.m. Wednesday.

Garbage pickup will be one day behind for the rest of the city.

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