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August 19, 2013
The Herald-Star

Training offered in enrolling uninsured

WEIRTON - West Virginians for Affordable Health Care, a Charleston-based organization, is offering training to employees of nonprofit groups in enrolling uninsured West Virginians for Medicaid or subsidized private insurance policies in the new health insurance marketplace.

The free training program will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Mary H. Weir Public Library. The Brooke-Hancock Family Resource Network, C.H.A.N.G.E. Inc., Healthways Inc. and Catholic Charities also are involved in organizing it.

Participants won't receive any form of certification but will receive an overview of the new enrollment process and how they can help someone get coverage, said Perry Bryant, executive director of West Virginians for Affordable Care.

Interested parties should pre-register at For information, call (304) 344-1673 or (304) 748-7850.

Mother arrested after son walks away

WINTERSVILLE - A mother was arrested after her 3-year-old son walked away from her Bantam Ridge Road home on Saturday, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department reported.

Danelle R. Snyder, 36, of 1688 Bantam Ridge Road, Wintersville, was arrested after her son was found wandering into a yard in the 100 block of Evergreen Terrace. A person there called the sheriff's department, and then Snyder called the sheriff's department reporting she couldn't find her son.

Snyder showed up at the Evergreen Terrace home with alcohol on her breath and her speech was somewhat slurred, a deputy reported.

Snyder was arrested in November for a similar incident in which her son was found running onto Bantam Ridge Road, the sheriff's department reported.

Snyder was taken to the county jail and now faces a child endangering charge, a deputy reported.

Council committee meetings announced

STEUBENVILLE - City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to review legislation from the finance department for the remainder of this year.

Council also will meet at 7 p.m. with Municipal Court Judge Dan Spahn for a personnel issue.

And City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in executive session to continue to review applications for the city manager position.

Third Ward Councilman Greg Metcalf said last week the list of applicants has been narrowed to six candidates.

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