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NEWS IN BRIEF – 3/28/11

Published 11:00am Monday, March 28, 2011

Marshall, UK plan to work together to fight obesity

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University says it’s going to host a health summit with the University of Kentucky focusing on obesity.

Marshall says the one-day Appalachian Health Summit: Focus on Obesity is set for April 21 at the Lexington Convention Center.

Dr. Richard Niles, who’s Marshall medical school’s associate dean, says the summit will focus on learning more on obesity, its prevalence and coming up with ways to counteract the problem.

Sessions also are planned on behaviors in Appalachia; childhood obesity, food and nutrition.

Fire marshal continues death investigation

(MCT) — The State Fire Marshal’s office has issued its first news release since the day the body of Jason Moore, 25, of 4211 Brookside Drive, New Boston, was found in a burned out house in Eden Park.

The release said fire officials, the Scioto County Coroner’s office and family members have positively identified the body.

The release further states the investigation is ongoing and no additional details, including the manner of death and origin of the fire, will be released at this time

“The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the State Fire Marshal, Portsmouth Fire Department and the Portsmouth Police Department,” the release said.

The fire occurred early Saturday morning, March 19, and destroyed the house, and it was believed that no one was in the house at the time.

Monday, when State Fire Marshal’s investigators were sifting through the rubble, they discovered the body, which was later that day identified as Moore.

Area students make college honor rolls

Brea Tackett, of Ironton, was named to Capital University’s President’s List for the fall 2010 semester. She is a nursing major and is on the women’s basketball team. She is the daughter of Roy and Jane Tackett.

Kaylyn Haas of Ironton and Hannah Willis of Coal Grove were named to the Cedarville University Dean’s List for the 2010 fall semester.

Kaylyn is the daughter of Mark and Deanne Haas. She is a senior majoring in middle childhood education with concentrations in math and social studies.

Hannah is the daughter of Kevin and Joni Willis. She is a senior majoring in psychology and pre-pharmacy.

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