News in brief — 2/14/12Published 9:45am Thursday, February 14, 2013
18-year-old driver cited after losing control of vehicle
A 18-year-old driver received only minor injuries after she lost control of her vehicle early Tuesday morning while driving home from work.
The accident occurred around 6:44 a.m. near Mile Marker 14, just west of County Road 1, and was reported by a witness driving behind the vehicle, Ohio State Patrol Trooper Ryan Robirds said.
“She said she was playing with the radio,” Robirds said. “All we know is she was distracted. She ran off the right side of the roadway. She overcorrected and ended up going off the left side of the road, hitting the guardrail. Then she went off the right side again and hit a concrete barrier.”
Robirds said the vehicle rolled over, and ended up on its side, but the driver only received minor injuries and refused treatment from emergency medical services personnel on scene.
The driver was cited with failure to control. Her name was not available at press time.
— Shane Arrington
Ironton teen makes Kent dean’s list
KENT — Electa Royal, 2012 Ironton High School graduate, made the dean’s list at Kent State University’s College of the Arts for the fall 2012 semester.
Royal is a freshman majoring in fashion design. She had an overall GPA of 3.6 and a 4.0 in her major.
She is the daughter of Donna and Bruce Royal.
Free KDMC healthy heart screening set for Feb. 22
PROCTORVILLE — In celebration of Heart Month, Kentucky Heart Institute cardiologist Tina Sias, M.D., invites Proctorville-area residents to join her for a free healthy heart with EKG screening beginning at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22 at King’s Daughters Medical Specialties, 6276 State Route 7, Proctorville.
Dr. Sias will review screening results with participants during the event. In addition, heart health education will be provided and refreshments will be served.
The healthy heart screening, includes an EKG, total cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and blood oxygen levels, is sponsored by the Kentucky Heart Institute, King’s Daughters Medical Center and the Kentucky Heart Foundation. Appointments are required and may be made by calling 1-888-377-KDMC (5362). Fasting is not required.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., accounting for more than 34 percent of all deaths annually. Every 38 seconds, an American dies of cardiovascular disease, according to the American Heart Association.
The screening is recommended for persons over the age of 50 as well as those younger than 50 with risk factors, such as diabetes or high blood pressure. Additional screening criteria may apply, which allow identifying those at greatest risk for heart disease.