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Regional Roundup

November 2, 2012
The Herald-Star

Crystal meth lab busted by task force

MOUNT PLEASANT -Three people were arrested Thursday afternoon after the Jefferson County Drug Task Force and the county sheriff's department busted a crystal methamphetamine lab on county Road 1, outside the village.

Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla said the drug task force was given permission to enter the home and found men who were trying to destroy the lab in the basement.

The men were arrested on charges of tampering with evidence, possession of drugs and illegal manufacturing of drugs. Charged were Brock Teater, 25, of 246 Union St., Mount Pleasant; Kenneth Dowdell, 33, of 138 Main St., Mount Pleasant; and Roger Dugan, 29, of 1365 county Road 1, Rayland.

Abdalla said there have been complaints from Mount Pleasant residents about drug dealing in the area. He said the investigation into drug trafficking continues.

UMWA Local 7690 to meet Monday

CADIZ - Members of United Mine Workers of American Local 7690 are to meet at 9 a.m. Monday in the Harrison Community Hospital's cafeteria.

'Rosie the Riveters' being sought

NEW CUMBERLAND - Hancock County Senior Services is looking for former "Rosie the Riveters" in Hancock County and the Tri-State Area.

As part of a Thanks Plain and Simple Inc. project, the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services is seeking these women so they can be interviewed by staff members. Hancock and Harrison counties are thought to have the greatest number of those women who took over factory and industry work during World War II, according to the bureau of senior services.

Those who were a "Rosie the Riveter" or who know of such a woman are asked to contact Hancock County Senior Services at (304) 564-3801 or (304) 387-3251.

Police Academy registration open

STEUBENVILLE - The Police Academy at Eastern Gateway Community College is now accepting registrations.

The academy begins Jan. 14 and runs through Aug. 6. The academy runs through the spring semester and summer sessions. A total of 33 hours of class credits will be completed during the academy.

A mandatory orientation will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 18 in room 1211 on the Jefferson County campus of Eastern Gateway.

Registration takes place with Martin K. Thorn, Police Academy commander. Financial aid applications are due by Jan. 7, which is the last day to enroll in the academy. Tuition and fee payments are due by Jan. 18.

Information is available by calling (740) 264-5591 or (800) 68-COLLEGE, extension 175.

What are you thankful for?

November brings the Thanksgiving holiday celebration and with it cause for many of us to contemplate what we're thankful for.

With that in mind, we'd like to hear from you about something you're especially grateful for as the holiday approaches in order to generate some stories to share with readers later this month.

You can submit your ideas and photos to Janice Kiaski, community editor, in a number of ways: by e-mail at; by fax to (740) 284-7355; through regular mail to her attention at 401 Herald Square, Steubenville, OH 43952; or by calling (740) 283-4711, extension 346.

The deadline is Nov. 12.

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