New store to open at mall
STEUBENVILLE - Abrilyn's, a New York-style clothing and accessory boutique, is set to open Monday at the Fort Steuben Mall.
The store occupies a corner space in Center Court next to AT&T and will feature women's and men's clothing and accessories, including purses, scrubs, jeans, shoes, T-shirts, dresses and tops.
Abrilyn's owner Mamadou Ly says that he chose the mall as the location for his boutique because of the reputation and shoppers that frequent there.
"Every business in Steubenville should be here," he said. "There are a lot of stores out there, and there are always shoppers here. I like that the variety of stores always drives traffic throughout the mall, and I think Abrilyn's will be successful here."
Ly said he plans to become very involved in the community. "I've joined the small business association and the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce and am looking forward to being an active business owner in Jefferson County."
As for the unusual name, Ly says it's a combination of his two childrens' names.
"Abraham and Madilyn together make Abrilyn," he explained.
Health department offers egg advice
STEUBENVILLE - The city's director of environmental health has issued several egg safety guidelines for the Easter season.
According to Tony Pasquarella, "adults and children should wash their hands with warm water and soap before and after handling eggs. And use only eggs that have been refrigerated. Discard eggs that are cracked or dirty."
"After hard cooking the eggs use food safe coloring for dying the eggs and return them to the refrigerator within two hours," said Pasquarella.
"Eggs used for a hunt should be hidden in places that are protected from dirt, moisture, pets and other sources of bacteria. Eggs should not be hidden for more than two hours. And eggs found during the hunt must be washed, refrigerated and should be eaten within a week," stated Pasquarella.
"Questions about food safety can be answered by the Steubenville health department at 740-283-6000 extension 1512 or at 740-424-1077. And the U.S. Department of Agriculture Meat and Poultry Hotline is 1-888-674-6854," said Pasquarella.
Section of County Road 43 to close
STEUBENVILLE - County Road 43 will be closed from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday in a section for culvert replacement and ditching, the Jefferson County Engineer's Department reported.
The road will be closed from Seven Creeks Road (township Road 383) to U.S. Route 22. There will be no through traffic.
Road closing, other work announced
Pot Rock Road in the Wellsburg area will be closed from Monday through April 15 while crews install a retaining wall there.
Rabbit Hill Road is the official detour during the project, which will be performed by Ohio-West Virginia Excavating as a subcontractor for Dominion Transmission.
The West Virginia Division of Highways also has announced minor road work to be performed next week, pending suitable weather.
In Hancock County, crews will be patching Pennsylvania Avenue, Cove Road and Three Springs Drive and ditching Eighth and Fifth avenues in Newell.
In Brooke County, crews will be patching Locust Grove East and Castlemans Run roads, West Drive and Pendleton Street and pulling shoulders and ditches along Windy Hill and Hukill Run roads.
Health department sets schedule
STEUBENVILLE - The Jefferson County Health Department will offer immunizations and tuberculosis testing from 9 until 11 a.m. and from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday.
Information about the county health department's immunization program is available by calling (740) 283-8530.
The county health department is located in the Ohio Valley Towers on Market Street.
Salvation Army to hold dinner
WELLSBURG - The Brooke County Salvation Army will hold its annual appreciation dinner at 6 p.m. April 18 at Staffileno's on the River.
Admission is $15, and reservations should be made no later than Thursday by calling (304) 737-0071.
Salvation Army officials will recognize supporters who have helped the organization to provide assistance to local residents in need, particularly during its Christmas kettle campaign.