News in Brief — 7/29/12

Published 12:00 am Sunday, July 29, 2012

OHP Community Shield training set for Aug. 18

SOUTH POINT — The Ohio State Highway Patrol will offer Community Shield training at 5 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Ironton Patrol Post, 141 Township Road 161 in South Point.

This training is geared towards teaching community members to assist local law enforcement and troopers while they are on the road as extra sets of eyes and ears.

Community Shield training, which will be delivered by a patrol trooper in a one-hour training block, consists of instruction in impaired driver detection, criminal patrol, homeland security issues and identifying human trafficking.

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Attendees will be provided a complimentary license plate bracket at the conclusion of the training.

To attend a training session, please call the Ironton Post at (740) 377-4312. Space is limited and registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline for registration is Aug. 6.


South Point man injured, two homes damaged in crash

SOUTH POINT — The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a single vehicle traffic crash early Saturday on County Road 1 in Perry Township.

Ohio Highway Patrol troopers said Robert E. Bayer, 80, of South Point was airlifted from the scene to Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, W.Va. He was listed in fair condition as of presstime.

Troopers said Bayer was apparently eastbound in the 1300 block of that roadway when he lost control of his vehicle and drove off the right side of the roadway striking a house and a mobile home.

The vehicle came to rest inside the mobile home. Both homes were damaged in the crash however no one inside either home was injured.

The traffic crash occurred at approximately 4:20 a.m. It remains under investigation.


Court of appeals to convene in Ironton

IRONTON — The Ohio Fourth District Court of Appeals will convene on Thursday, Aug. 9, at the Lawrence County Courthouse.

Cases being appealed in Lawrence and Scioto counties will be argued before Presiding Judge Peter Abele and Judges Roger Kline and William Harsha.

The court of appeals directly reviews all cases heard or tried in lower courts in which a decision is being appealed. These cases may have been tried in common pleas, probate, juvenile, municipal or county courts, and may be either civil or criminal cases.

The court will convene at 9:30 a.m.

In addition to Abele, Harsha and Kline, the court also includes Judge Matthew McFarland and serves 14 counties.


Post office taking school donations

SCOTTOWN — The Scottown Post Office will take donations for local needy families to get children ready for school.

The office seeks donations of pencils (small and large) writing tablets, construction paper, folders, scissors, composition books, pens and paper, glue, rulers, crayons, book bags (new or good used ones), and colored pencils.

Donations may be dropped off at the Scottown Post Office at 11168 State Route 217. Hours are 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday and on Saturdays 7:45 to 10 a.m. Saturday.

If you have any questions please call postmaster Vickie Wilson at 886-6012.



TARA Hamfest set for Aug. 11 in Huntington, W.Va.

HUNTINGTON, W. Va. — Amateur “ham” radio and computer hobbyists from all over the mid-west will be in Huntington, W.Va., Saturday, Aug. 11, for the 50th annual TARA Hamfest.

It will be at a new location on this golden anniversary occasion, moved this year to the activities building of the Christ Temple Church complex, 2400 Johnstown Road.

The new location offers unlimited free parking during the hours of the hamfest, 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.

It is also a new, modern facility. TARA president Mark Killen called it “a clean and handsome location, fitting for a 50th anniversary hamfest.”

“Hamfest” is the term used by amateur radio operators to describe a gathering of radio hobbyists from all over the country to take part in discussions, check out the latest equipment and ideas, and attend a large radio “flea market.”

Admission is $6.

Tables with electric power are still available for vendors. They may be reserved by calling Judy Taylor at (304) 525-4237.

For anyone wanting to obtain a new or upgraded Amateur Radio License from the Federal Communications Commission, official examinations will be offered in the main church building. Test applicants must be there no later than 10:30 a.m. Registration for the exams will begin at 10.

All examination elements will be offered for all classes of Amateur Radio Licenses. A fee of $15 will be charged per test.

Pre-registration is not necessary but applicants must present two forms of acceptable identification including one picture I.D.

Also, an applicant must bring the original of any ham license currently held and any Certificate of Successful Completion of Examination (CSCE).