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Regional roundup

May 24, 2013
The Herald-Star

Board of elections certifies results

STEUBENVILLE - The Jefferson County Board of Elections on Thursday certified the results of the May 7 primary election.

The board of elections will not meet in June. The next scheduled meeting is on July 15, when the board will certify the list of independent candidates.

Candidate petitions for non-partisan races in the November general election, such as village and township officials and school boards, will be available the first week of June.

The filing deadlines is Aug. 7.

Park to open this weekend

WELLSBURG - Brooke Hills Park's swimming pool, paddle boats and miniature golf course will open Saturday.

The pool and paddle boats will be open from noon to 7 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays after that. Miniature golf will be open through the week, but visitors need to stop by the clubhouse first on weekdays.

The park's 18-hole golf course has opened and will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Sunday, with hours to expand in the summer.

The cost for nine holes is $5 with an additional $5 for a cart, and the cost for 18 holes is $10 and an additional $10 for a cart. On Mondays pass holders pay half price for carts, and on Wednesdays all golfers pay half price on green fees.

For information, call (304) 737-1236.

Toronto Main Street Museum opens season

TORONTO - The Toronto Main Street Museum will open its 2013 season from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday with a new exhibit displaying artifacts from the 1950s and 1960s award-winning Toronto American Legion TORVET drill team being featured.

With the opening of the new Toronto school later this year, a display of pictures, trophies and other memorabilia on loan from the current high school is being highlighted in the museum this summer.

The high school display will change throughout the season with the addition of school newspapers and yearbooks.

The historical society will continue to hold the popular "Reminiscing" sessions on Sunday afternoons.

The museum, located at 210 Main St., is open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. every Sunday until after Labor Day. For information, contact Carolyn Walker at (740) 537-2157.

I-70 speed limit going up on July 1

A portion of Interstate 70 in western Belmont County is one of several stretches of highway where the state of Ohio will raise the speed limit from 65 mph to 70 mph this summer.

The speed limit on I-70 will rise from the Indiana border in the west to exit 215, where National Road crosses over the interstate on the western edge of St. Clairsville.

The increase excludes portions of I-70 that pass through the Dayton area, Columbus and Zanesville.

In Belmont County, the speed limit will remain at 65 mph from just west of the Interstate 70-state Route 9 interchange in St. Clairsville to the West Virginia border, according to Ohio Department of Transportation spokeswoman Becky Giauque. The speed limit on Interstate 470 will remain at 65 mph.

The new law takes effect July 1 and will increase the speed on 570 miles of the state's 1,332 miles of interstate highways.

ODOT is making 317 new signs to comply with the legislation and to alert motorists to the increased speed at a total cost of $8,287.19.

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