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Four races in municipal primary have multiple GOP candidates

Four races on the 2019 municipal primary election ballot – three in Huntington and one in Andrews – have multiple Republican candidates, giving voters some choices when they go to the polls on Election Day, May 7.

In Huntington, four common council seats are contested, one in District 2, one in District 4 and two seats At-Large. Three positions are also up for election on the Andrews Town Council.

• The Common Council Second District has two candidates, incumbent Paul L. Pike and challenger Paul Scalf.


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Vaccination clinic

Vet tech students Ashley Holland (left) and Kayleigh Henry draw blood from a Jack Russell-pit bull mix dog owned by Todd Shockley, of Huntington, on Saturday, April 20, at the annual dog vaccination clinic sponsored by Riverside Veterinary Clinic at the First Federal Savings Bank Community Building. The event was a fund-raiser for the Canine Capers 4-H club.


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Quint truck to be in service soon for Roanoke VFD

The Roanoke Town Council learned that the Roanoke Volunteer Fire Department’s recently acquired quint truck would soon be in service during its meeting on Tuesday, April 16.

The truck, a combination between a fire engine and a ladder truck, was purchased by the town in January from the St. Joseph Township Volunteer Fire Department, in Fort Wayne. Brandon Taylor, chief of the Roanoke Volunteer Fire Department, stated that the department’s personnel would be training on the truck for the next two to three weeks. After that, the truck would be in service, he said.


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Perez knocks in eight in opener as Foresters sweep USF

Huntington University batter Satchell Wilson fouls a pitch back in action Friday afternoon at Forest Glen Park against the University of Saint Francis. The Foresters swept a doubleheader to improve to 23-11 on the season.
Photo by Steve Clark.

It was a game to remember for Adrian Perez, who drove in eight runs on four hits to lead the Huntington University baseball team to an 11-0 thumping of the University of Saint Francis in the first game of a doubleheader on Friday, April 20, at Forest Glen Park.

The Foresters went on to sweep the Cougars, posting a 4-2 win in the nightcap to run their record to 23-11, 17-6 in Crossroads League play.


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Scrambling


Photo by Steve Clark.

A variety of children run out to grab Easter eggs at the start of the Andrews Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 20, at the Andrews Volunteer Fire Department.