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March 14, 2013
The Herald-Star

Man pleads guilty to selling stolen goods

WHEELING - A Weirton man has pleaded guilty to a charge of selling stolen goods, U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II said.

Danny Lee Cook, 48, entered the plea in U.S. District Court in Wheeling before Judge Frederick P. Stamp Jr.

Cook was charged with the sale of stolen goods transported by interstate after authorities said he obtained 6,300 pounds of copper wire that he knew to be stolen from Mon Power's Wylie Ridge Road substation in New Cumberland.

Cook then transported the stolen wire to Canonsburg, Pa., where he sold it to a scrap dealer, Ihlenfeld said. Cook, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The case was investigated by the FBI.

Decorations must be removed from graves

BLOOMINGDALE - All winter grave decorations should be removed from Bloomingdale, Unionport and Pine Run cemeteries in Wayne Township by April 1, according to officials.

Decorations left after that date will be disposed of, officials said.

Job hunt help offered to women

WEIRTON - C.H.A.N.G.E. Inc., Goodwill Industries and the Mary H. Weir Public Library will team to present a free program on April 12 to help women seeking jobs.

To be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the library, the free program will cover preparation for interviews and other job hunting skills.

It's limited to 25 participants, so reservations should be made by calling (304) 797-7733.

A class for men is planned later this year.

Beginner ballroom dancing class set

STEUBENVILLE - Area residents can take a beginner ballroom dancing class in April at Eastern Gateway Community College.

Students will learn the basics from the beginning with rhythm patterns such as swing, rhumba, cha cha and slow dance.

The class occurs on Saturdays, beginning April 6 and ending May 11.

The time is noon to 2:30 p.m. at the college's Gateway Wellness Center, located on the upper level of the Pugliese Center on John Scott Highway. The cost is $95 per couple.

Registration is due by March 28 by calling (740) 264-5591, extension 310.

Cancer center to host art show

STEUBENVILLE - Cancer patients will have their artwork displayed in the Tony Teramana Cancer Center's medical oncology area beginning Monday.

The Oncology on Canvas exhibit will be available for viewing between Monday and March 29 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

The exhibit is presented by Lilly Oncology and the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship.

The Lilly Oncology On Canvas Art Competition and Exhibition honors the journeys people face when confronted with a cancer diagnosis, officials said.

Individuals diagnosed with any type of cancer, as well as their families, friends, caregivers and health care providers, are invited to express, through art and narrative, the life-affirming changes that give their cancer journeys meaning, officials said.

To date, more than 4,100 individuals have submitted artwork and narratives to Oncology On Canvas.

Soil and water district's tree seedling, plant sale ongoing

WINTERSVILLE -The Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District is holding its annual tree seedling, shrubs and plant sale throughout this month.

New this year are the Ohio prairie nursery garden kits, including rain gardens for sun, rain gardens for shade, butterfly-hummingbird gardens and monarch cafe gardens. Each of the garden kits contain native plants grown in individual pots, set in a 32-pot tray, with name tags for identification. Each garden will cover approximately 100 square feet.

Tree seedlings are young plants grown from seed and sized anywhere between 4- to 15-inches tall, depending on the tree species. Species should be selected based on soil type at the planting site, officials said.

Landowners can obtain planting information on the seedlings from the Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation office or from a private forestry consultant.

Orders need to be placed early for best selection, as limited quantities are available for some species.

For information, stop at the office at 587 Bantam Ridge, Suite A, Wintersville. For order forms, view the website at or call the office at (740) 264-9790.

Preschool screenings for Harrison Hills school district scheduled

CADIZ - Preschool screenings for children ages 3-5 will be conducted by the Harrison Hills City School District in cooperation with HARCATUS Head Start, Harrison County Board of Developmental Disabilities and Help Me Grow. The screenings will be held from 8 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on April 5 and May 3 at the Harrison Hills City School District Office, 730 Peppard Ave.

Parents must bring a child's legal birth certificate, Social Security number and immunization record. Children must be age 3 to enter preschool.

Call the Harrison Hills City School District at (740) 942-7785 to schedule an appointment. Reservations will be made on a first-come, first-served basis.

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