Regional Roundup

Delguzzi still on the run

STEUBENVILLE — Frank W. Delguzzi remained on the run today, two days after he walked away Trinity Medical Center West in a hospital gown.

The 33-year-old Delguzzi was arrested Monday on petit theft and falsification charges.

He was taken to the hospital Wednesday after he complained about an ankle injury and then ran from the hospital, according to police reports.

Delguzzi was tracked to Terri Avenue where he is believed to have stolen clothes, officials said.

Boil order issued in West End

STEUBENVILLE — A water boil advisory was issued by the city water department Thursday for the 200 block of Bryden Road and Brockton Road following a water line break.

The advisory is in effect until further notice. The advisory will be lifted when sample test results indicate there is no contamination.

Weirton teen to compete

WEIRTON — Chad Durante, a sophomore at Weirton Madonna High School, will compete Saturday in the American Legion High School Constitutional Speech Contest, a national competition in Indianapolis.

The competition involves high school students from 50 states.

The final round of the competition will be webcast live from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sunday at

Winners will be awarded scholarships ranging from $14,000 to $18,000.

The son of Ralph and Tammy Durante of Follansbee, Durante advanced to the national competition after placing first at regional and state levels. He competed in the national competition last year.

Drought money available to farmers

CHARLESTON — The United States Department of Agriculture is making funding available to Hancock County farmers who may have been impacted by a drought last year in Pennsylvania.

The USDA says Hancock is eligible because it borders counties in Pennsylvania that were part of the primary drought disaster declaration.

Farm Service Agency emergency production loss assistance is available for farmers in Hancock County who suffered qualifying losses under the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act.

Farmers who meet the eligibility requirements have eight months from the date of declaration on April 5 to apply for loans to help cover part of their actual losses.

Farmers may contact their local USDA service centers for information on eligibility and application procedures.

On-line information is available at

4-H group hosts fund-raising dinner

EAST SPRINGFIELD — The Purple Circle 4-H Club is holding a spaghetti dinner and silent auction from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the East Springfield Fire Hall.

The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children. Take-out is available.

Proceeds benefit club projects.