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Saturday, March 28, 2015
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Ford Vehicle Recall Includes Emergency Vehicles, Hearses
The Ford Motor Company has announced three separate recalls that total about 221,000 North American trucks and SUVs.
Included are emergency vehicles, police SUVs and hearses.
Ford says it knows of no accidents or injuries as a result of the problems, but has cataloged two underhood fires.
Information on vehicles recalled are listed below:
•2011-2013 Ford Explorer SUVs and Ford Police Interceptor Unity vehicles. Interior door handles can come unhatched in a side crash, reducing the amount of side-impact protection for occupants.
The recall is for 212,911 vehicles built at Chicago Assembly Plant from Feb. 1, 2011 to Jan. 31, 2012; from June 1, 2012 to June 30, 2012; and from Oct. 1, 2012 to Nov. 30, 2012.
Ford says 194,484 of the vehicles are in the U.S. and its territories.
•2013-2015 Lincoln MKT limousine and hearse vehicles. A faulty vacuum pump relay could cause an underhood fire.
Ford says it knows of two such fires; no injuries resulted.
The 1,725 vehicles were built at Ford's Oakville Assembly plant March 6, 2012 to March 4, 2015.
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middle and high schools, and training for all incoming freshmen on the college level. It also provides that some health care professionals take continuing education classes in suicide prevention.
Jamie’s Law, officially named to honor Campbell, was signed by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin Thursday afternoon and sent to the Secretary of State’s Office to be put on the books.
Ritchie County native and Jamie’s sister, Michelle Toman, has been working for a number of years to see this kind of law in not only West Virginia, but the nation. This year Toman has worked non-stop to see this dream start to become a reality. She has been lobbying lawmakers in private (in person and by phone), in front of committees, and texting. She has been present at every House and Senate session where the bill was brought to the floor.
Jamie’s Law Signed
By Gov. Tomblin
by Debbie Frederick
9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. The Gym, Harrisville
The West Virginia Division of Highways has announced the planned closure of Oxbow Road (Ritchie County 47/20) on Monday, March 30th, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to replace a culvert.
The work will be done .68 miles from the western intersection with Rt. 47 (Staunton Turnpike). Motorists are advised to find an alternative route.
As always, the work schedule can change due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances.
Noon-1:00 p.m. Registration
1:00 p.m. Egg Hunt begins
Pennsboro Speedway Grounds
2:00 p.m. Egg Hunt begins
Harrisville Town Park
Once again this year, the Ritchie County Ministerial Association is planning shared Holy Week events at area churches beginning at 7:00 p.m. each day:
Everyone is invited to attend any and all services.
Offerings will be taken to benefit the Ritchie County Ministerial Association which helps the needy in the county. For more information contact Rev. Bobby Perine at 304-299-0607.
Holy Week Services
7:00 p.m. Harrisville Baptist Church
Just over 20 years after the death of Jamie Campbell from suicide, a law has been enacted to mandate suicide prevention classes in West Virginia