News in Brief – 8/15/12Published 9:28am Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Project closes State Route 141
CHILLICOTHE — State Route 141 in Lawrence County closed Tuesday for a three-day culvert replacement project.
Crews from the Ohio Department of Transportation’s Lawrence County Highway Maintenance Facility have closed State Route 141 just west of County Road 19 (Sharps Creek Road), approximately three miles west of State Route 217.
The closure is anticipated to remain in effect through 5 p.m. Thursday or until all work is completed. While the route is closed, motorists will be detoured via U.S. Route 52 to State Route 243 at Coal Grove to State Route 378 at Getaway to State Route 141 at Aid.
Completion of the project will be contingent upon the weather.
For additional information on lane and road closures caused by construction, accidents, flooding or other related traffic events throughout the state, visit Buckeye Traffic on ODOT’s web site at www.buckeyetraffic.org.
Steelworkers OK contract with Special Metals
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Union workers at Special Metals Corp.’s alloy plant in Huntington have a new contract.
Media outlets say members of United Steelworkers Local 40 ratified the three-year contract Monday afternoon. Union members had been working under an extension of the old contract, which expired at midnight Aug. 10.
Union representative Buddy McCallister says the contract is good for the workers, the plant and Huntington.
The union represents about 400 workers at the plant.
Youth focus of workshop
The CE Alliance of Huntington will host a workshop Sept. 13 featuring Charlie Applestein, a national youth care specialist and author whose primary focus is working with children and youth with serious emotional and behavioral problems.
He is president of Applestein Training Resources, LLC. The expert works with treatment facilities, foster care programs, parent groups, schools and detention centers across the world.
He has authored three books that are widely used within the field including, “No Such Thing as a Bad Kid: Understanding and Responsibilities to the Challenging Behavior of Troubled Children and Youth.”
For more information and costs, visit www.ceallliance.net. The workshop will be held at New Baptist Church, at 28th Street and Fifth Avenue in Huntington.
Anyone with additional questions can contact Lena Clark at 740-237-5481 or 304-453-1401.