Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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January 22, 2013

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WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty votes to remain dry

WEST LIBERTY - West Liberty residents voted to remain dry in a close vote on Tuesday. Unofficial totals had 287 voting no and 213 voting yes in the local option special election.

The vote was for the city of West Liberty, which last March was hit with a devastating tornado that leveled the Morgan County town.

Man injured in police chase

IRONTON - An Ohio man was injured early Tuesday when he crashed his vehicle during a police pursuit.

Jacob E. Ball, 26, of South Point, was taken to Cabell Huntington Hospital following the wreck at the intersection of U.S. 52 and Charlie Creek Road.

According to Lawrence County Sheriff Jeff Lawless, deputies responded to a report of a domestic dispute at an apartment complex on County Road 1 in South Point just after midnight. Ball fled the scene prior to their arrival.

Deputies then spotted Ball’s vehicle traveling eastbound on U.S. 52. They caught up with the suspect and signaled for him to stop, but he refused, Lawless said.

When the pursuit reached the Charlie Creek Road intersection, Ball attempted to avoid vehicles stopped at the traffic light there by cutting through the median, Lawless said. That caused his vehicle, a 2000 Daewoo, to overturn and come to rest on its top in the westbound lanes of the highway. Ball was ejected.

Ball will be charged with assault, aggravated trespass, auto larceny, disrupting public service and failure to comply with the orders of a police officer. Additional charges could also be filed, Lawless said.

Flu shots offered at KDMC Ironton

IRONTON - The King’s Daughters Family Care Center in Ironton will offer a flu vaccination clinic from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday.

No appointments are necessary. Patient insurance will be billed for vaccination. For patients not covered by insurance, the vaccination will cost $20.

 For more information, call (740) 534-0021 or (800) 246-0340.

SOMC home health honored

PORTSMOUTH - SOMC Home Health Services has been named a Top Agency of the 2012 HomeCare Elite, which is a compilation of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States.

HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies in the country.

Agencies are evaluated by an analysis of publicly available performance measures in quality outcomes, process measure implementation, patient experience, quality improvement and financial performance.


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