News in brief – 7/7/11

Published 10:09 am Thursday, July 7, 2011

Woman lifeflighted after being hit by pickup truck

IRONTON — A pedestrian/pickup truck accident Wednesday afternoon has left one woman hospitalized.

Ironton police said Joyce Harvey, 57, of 802 S. Seventh St., Ironton, was crossing Fourth Street at its intersection with Center streets near Wendy’s fast food restaurant when she was struck by a pickup truck driven by Joseph W. Dickess, 44, of 40 Private Drive 600, Ironton.

Police Capt. Mark Wilson said Dickess told police he didn’t see Harvey but heard something, then turned around and went back to see what had made the noise when he saw the woman lying in the street.

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Harvey was taken by helicopter to St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, W.Va., where she is listed in serious condition.

Dickess has been cited for failure to yield right of way.

The accident happened at 3:12 p.m. Wednesday.

— Teresa Moore

Small business workshop set for next week

PORTSMOUTH — The Southern Ohio Procurement Outreach Center will present a workshop detailing SBA small business designations and certifications for businesses interested in federal contracting.

The workshop will give an overview of various SBA designations and focus on theHUBzone certification. Learn the eligibility standards for HUBzone certification and the steps involved in submitting an application.

Talk to small business representatives and find out how to pursue government contracting and sub-contracting opportunities for your business.

The workshop will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 13 at the Advanced Technology Center Room 132- Shawnee State University in Portsmouth.

Registration is $5.

Just drop in or register, by calling the Southern Ohio Procurement Outreach Center: 740-377-4550 or go to their

Body found in Ohio River identified as W.Va. man

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) ­— Police have identified a body found in the Ohio River as a Huntington man.

The body of 40-year-old Robert Allen McDowell was found Tuesday afternoon beneath a barge in the river by employees of a boating equipment company.

The body was taken to the state medical examiner’s office. Investigators tell The Herald-Dispatch that the body had been in the river for at least two days, but no cause of death has been determined.