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September 4, 2013
The Herald-Star

Concert set for today in Mingo

MINGO JUNCTION - Vanilla Sounding Chocolate will perform at 6:30 p.m. today at Aracoma Park.

The band was set to perform on Aug. 28 but it was postponed due to rain.

Village, county cops conduct drug raid

MINGO JUNCTION - The county sheriff's department, Village Police and the county's drug task force conducted a raid at a home at 448 Murdock Ave. on Tuesday evening after authorities reported there were numerous heroin sales out of the home.

County Sheriff Fred Abdalla said Glenn Pethtel, 56, of the residence, was taken into custody on pending charges. Abdalla said drug paraphernalia was found inside the home.

Traffic delayed by

downed utility pole

BEECH BOTTOM - Traffic on state Route 2 south of Wellsburg was delayed early Tuesday while crews worked to remove a downed utility pole and power line.

The Brooke County Sheriff's Department was dispatched at 7:35 a.m. after a garbage truck with American Disposal Services struck a utility pole near Panhandle Homes, causing part of it and live power lines to fall onto the highway.

The driver of the vehicle hasn't been cited.

Teen transported to Pittsburgh hospital

FOLLANSBEE - A teen was transported by medical helicopter to a Pittsburgh area hospital following a two-vehicle collision near the intersection of Eldersville and St. John's roads at about 7 p.m. Sunday. The teen's name and other details of the accident, which is under investigation, weren't available.

Boil orders lifted in Weirton

WEIRTON - Boil orders placed in two sections of the city following work on water lines have been lifted.

According to information released by city officials Tuesday, the boil orders in the Owings Addition area of the city and the 3700 block of Orchard Street are no longer in effect.

The Weirton Area Water Board had instituted a water outage last week in Owings Addition, including all streets west of North 12th Street and north of Pennsylvania Avenue, including all of North 10th Street; Fairview, Elk, Weirview, Thurman, Titus, Mahan and all side streets, including Steel Boulevard, Wares Drive and Summit Circle in Harris Hills. The outage was to allow the replacement of isolation valves along North 12th Street. The Orchard Street boil order was put in place following work on Saturday to replace a broken valve in that area of the city.

Concealed-carry course scheduled

STEUBENVILLE - Eastern Gateway Community College will offer an NRA concealed-carry course on Sept. 19-21 in the the college's Pugliese Center, 110 John Scott Highway, Steubenville.

Orientation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sept. 11 at the center. The training will be held from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 19 at the center and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Wintersville firing range.

The concealed-carry course consists of 10 hours of instruction and two hours of practical training, including range time and live-fire experience. This training also is honored in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and other states.

The student must complete a written examination that tests his or her competency and a physical demonstration of competency on handgun usage and rules for safe handling and storage of a handgun. Students must be 21 or older, and payment must be received prior to the course start date. The course is $75. Senior citizens pay $50. Registration deadline is Sept. 11. For information and to register, call (740) 264.5591, extension 310.

Mary's Meals founder to speak on work for impoverished children

STEUBENVILLE - Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow, founder of Mary's Meals, an organization that pairs gaining an education with feeding impoverished children, will speak at 7 p.m. on Sept. 15 at the Tony and Nina Gentile Gallery of Franciscan University of Steubenville.

The documentary "CHILD 31" also will be shown, which exhibits MacFarlane-Barrow's work in Malawi, Kenya and India. The film was screened at film festivals all over the world, and won the best documentary and best soundtrack awards at the Pan Pacific Film Festival.

Mary's Meals provides one meal every school day to more than 750,000 children worldwide. The organization is named after the Blessed Mother, who raised her own son in poverty.

Mary's Meals traces its roots to 1992, when during the Bosnian conflict, MacFarlane-Barrow and his brother Fergus loaded a jeep with supplies and delivered them to Medjugorje in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Eventually, MacFarlane-Barrow, a fish farmer, founded Mary's Meals.

The Mary's Meals Franciscan University Chapter, under the guidance of theology professor Andrew Minto, raised thousands of dollars to open a kitchen in Malawi. Students are now fundraising to build a second kitchen elsewhere.

MacFarlane-Barrow's talk is sponsored by Mary's Meals Franciscan University Chapter and Franciscan University's Center for Leadership. It is free and open to the public.

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