News in brief — 1/13/12

Published 9:33 am Friday, January 13, 2012

District crews’ efforts continue

CHILLICOTHE — Crews from the Ohio Department of Transportation – District 9 continue treating the state highway system this morning for snow and ice.

Due to periodic snow squalls and wind gusts, pavement conditions vary from snow covered to mostly clear and wet. As squalls pass through the area, snow will accumulate and cover a route, and gusts of wind are putting down skiffs of snow.

Crews are applying salt and other materials which are working to melt the snow, so areas where pavement is wet will be slick and may be icy in cold spots.

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As always, motorists are reminded of the need for additional caution and to allow additional travel time.


W.Va. clinic for pregnant drug abusers gets grant

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A planned treatment center in Huntington for substance abusers who are pregnant has received a grant to help with startup costs.

University Physicians and Surgeons Inc. and the Marshall University’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology received the $50,000 grant Wednesday from Carelink Health Plans Inc. Carelink does business in West Virginia as Coventry Health Care.

The Maternal Addiction and Recovery Clinic will be located in the Marshall Medical Center at Cabell Huntington Hospital. It will provide a treatment option for expectant mothers with abuse issues, including counseling sessions throughout their pregnancy.