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Tri-State closings, cancellations due to weather

Oct. 31, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Schools were closed throughout the region Tuesday, Oct. 30, because of weather and power outages related to Superstorm Sandy.

Here's a look at other reported closings and cancellations.

MARSHALL UNIVERSITY: Marshall University's South Charleston campus was closed Tuesday due to a weather-related power outage.

Classes provided by Marshall at Beckley's Erma Byrd Higher Education Center and at the Teays Valley Center in Putnam County also were canceled due to the storm.

The storm also affected travel plans for about 85 recruiters through the INTO international student recruiting firm who were supposed to arrive Wednesday and spend four days visiting campus and touring some areas of the state. The visit is part of the first stage of the new partnership, which is expected to bring 120 freshmen to campus next fall. The visit is being rescheduled.

CABELL HUNTINGTON HOSPITAL: At Cabell Huntington Hospital, the Senior Services Department canceled its "MEDICARE A, B, C, D's" event, which was scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Ramada Limited Conference Center. A new date will be announced.

The Lung Cancer Awareness Symposium scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 1, has been postponed. A new date for the education event will be announced at a later time, according to a press release issued by the hospital. Call 304-399-6749 if you would like to be notified of the new date for the event.

CABELL COUNTY TECHNOLOGY CENTER: All evening classes were canceled Tuesday due to inclement weather.

TRUE BLUE SALON: True Blue Salon, 3677 U.S. 60, Barboursville, was closed due to no electricity.

ST. MARY'S MEDICAL CENTER: The Total Woman Girls' Night Out event, hosted by St. Mary's Medical Center, originally scheduled for 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, has been rescheduled. The date for the event is 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30. The event was rescheduled because of the shift in trick-or-treat times across the region, moved to Nov. 1. For more details, call 304-526-1271 or email lisa.hastings@st-marys.org.

VA MEDICAL CENTERS: The VA clinics in Charleston and Lenore, W.Va., have closed for Tuesday and Wednesday due to power outages. Veterans needing to reschedule their appointments or assistance may contact the Huntington VA Medical Center at 304-429-6741, Ext. 3580.

The Open House and Enrollment Fair scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Lenore clinic has been canceled.

PEA RIDGE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Pea Ridge United Methodist Church is offering its East Pea Ridge Neighborhood Trunk or Treat from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday Nov. 1, inside the Fellowship Hall at 5747 East Pea Ridge Road, Huntington.

VOTER EDUCATION SESSION CANCELED: An informational session on how to use voting machines planned for Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the Marie Redd Center, was canceled.

To report closings to The Herald-Dispatch, send an email to news@herald-dispatch.com.

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