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September 17, 2012
The Herald-Star

Massillon man killed in ATV wreck

HOPEDALE - Glenn R. Martz, 46, of Massillon was killed in an ATV wreck that occurred around 8:20 p.m. Saturday on County Line Road (township Road 65), the Ohio State Highway Patrol reported.

The patrol reported Martz was driving the ATV north on County Line Road and it went off the right side of the road and overturned. Martz, who was not wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene, the patrol reported.

A passenger, Ann M. Dager, 42, of Massillon, was the rear passenger and was not wearing a helmet, the patrol reported. She was transported to Harrison Community Hospital with nonlife threatening injuries, the patrol reported.

The crash remains under investigation; however, alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor in the crash, the patrol reported.

Route 2 paving, road construction set

Crews are expected to begin a paving project on state Route 2 from 12th Street to state Route 67 this week, with details to be announced.

Crews also will rebuild a section of McAdoo Ridge Wednesday through Oct. 26. The work will be done by Lash Construction and the Mount Carmel Stabilization Group, sub-contractors for Chesapeake Energy, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and local traffic should expect delays.

The West Virginia Division of Highways has announced other road work slated for this week, pending suitable weather.

Crews in Brooke County will pave Hospital Hill Road in Weirton, patch Colliers Way and pull shoulders and ditches along Windy Hill-Hukills Run Road.

Crews in Hancock County will patch North Fork, Hudson Hill, Bell Hill and Chapman roads; and ditch along Middle Run and Paterson roads.

POW/MIA Day to be observed

WELLSBURG - The Brooke County Public Library and Wellsburg Elks Lodge will team next week to recognize prisoners of war, those missing in action and all veterans in observance of National POW/MIA Day.

The American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor Museum at the Brooke County Public Library will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.

Ed Jackfert of Wellsburg, a World War II prisoner of war, will speak at 1 p.m. about his own experience and show a film about Allied troops captured by the Japanese while defending the Philippine Islands.

Jackfert and John Chernenko, a prisoner of the Nazis during the war, will be on hand for a reception honoring all veterans from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Wellsburg Elks Lodge at 834 Charles St.

John C. Bahnsen of Chester, a retired brigadier general, will be the guest speaker.

U.S. Senate debate to be held in Wheeling

WHEELING - Local residents will be able to hear from West Virginia's three U.S. Senate candidates on Oct. 10 when they debate in Wheeling.

The candidates are incumbent U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democrat; Republican challenger John Raese of Morgantown; and Mountain Party candidate Bob Henry Baber.

The debate is set to begin at 7 p.m. and will take place at West Virginia Northern Community College's B&O Auditorium at 1704 Market St.

The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register are co-sponsoring the 90-minute debate with West Virginia Northern. It is open to the public.

J. Michael Myer, executive editor of The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register, will moderate the event.

"The candidates who have accepted our invitation to the U.S. Senate debate are to be commended," Myer said. "Not all candidates for office this year have been willing to face their opponents in an issues-oriented forum such as we will be holding."

Voters will head to the polls on Nov. 6 to choose the state's next U.S. senator during the 2012 general election. Manchin has held the post since being elected in 2010 following the death of longtime Sen. Robert C. Byrd.

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