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Regional roundiup

May 16, 2008
Streets to be swept in Wells Township

BRILLIANT — Beginning Monday, Wells Township crews will sweep streets, starting at 7 a.m. and ending at 4 p.m. each day. The streets of Third, LaBelle, Penn, Market, Morris and Tidd Dale will be done Monday.

Morris to Steuben streets are scheduled to be swept Tuesday; Steuben Street through the north end of Brilliant, Wednesday; New Alexandria Road, Thursday; and remaining township roadways, Thursday and Friday.

Residents are asked to move vehicles from the streets during sweeping. There will be no return sweeps due to vehicles being on the streets, according to officials.

Truck and tractor pull

show to be held

SMITHFIELD — A home talent truck and modified tractor pull will be held at 6 p.m. May 25 at the Friendship Park fairgrounds.

Admission is free, and there will be a concession stand on the grounds.

EMT basic course

offered at JCC

STEUBENVILLE — Officials with the Jefferson Community College Emergency Medical Services program have announced an EMT basic course this summer.

The course, required for movement into other EMS areas such as paramedic or intermediate certification, will begin June 2 and conclude Sept. 29. Classes are set from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every other Saturday.

An informational session and reading testing will take place at 10 a.m. May 31.

Candidates must possess a high school diploma or equivalent, or be 17 and a high school senior. Candidates must demonstrate a minimum eighth-grade reading ability through the reading test. A criminal record may interfere with the ability to complete the National Registry test or to become certified in Ohio.

The Ohio Department of Public Safety accreditation number is 316.

Cost of the course is $612, which includes books. The National Registry testing fee is an additional charge.

Participants should confirm attendance for the May 31 information session. For details and registration, call (740) 264-5591 or (800) 68-COLLEGE, extension 257.

Cuyahoga official pleads to obscenity

CLEVELAND — An elected Cuyahoga County official resigned Thursday before pleading guilty to obscenity for viewing lewd items on his computer.

County Recorder Patrick O’Malley, a Democrat, was charged in a one-count criminal information filed in federal court in Cleveland. He appeared in federal court in Akron and pleaded guilty before Judge David D. Dowd Jr.

Sentencing was set for Aug. 22. The government did not specify what the images contained and has not said what sentencing recommendation it will make.

O’Malley’s lawyer, Ian Friedman, said O’Malley’s computer contained images of adult pornography that jurors may have considered legally obscene.

State jobless rate dips slightly in April

COLUMBUS — The state says Ohio’s unemployment rate was 5.6 percent in April, down from the revised rate of 5.8 percent in March.

The figures released today show that the number of unemployed workers in April was 335,000, down from 345,000 in March. The number of unemployed people has decreased by 2,000 in the past year.

From staff and wire reports

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