The Week That Was |
A chronology of news from Sunday, Nov. 10, to Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002
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» One man was killed and at least six people were injured by a powerful storm that ripped through Mercer County Sunday night. Damage was centered in the Clark area. The National Weather Service said Monday the storm that also leveled houses and power lines was a category F-2 tornado, packing winds up to 155 mph.
» The Greenville water-treatment plant's new intake pump will be returned to the factory in St. Louis and rebuilt, Municipal Authority Board Chairman Jack Dershimer said Tuesday. The pump, which malfunctioned when it was installed, should be back next week.
» A 9:30 p.m. curfew was imposed in Clark on Wednesday and anyone who doesn't live or have official business in the tornado-tossed town will be told to leave, Jefferson-Clark Police Chief Jeff Lockard said.
» Storm victims were urged Wednesday to beware of unscrupulous contractors who might charge exorbitant prices to make repairs. Clark Mayor Douglas Bradley and James R. Thompson, the county's Emergency Management Agency director, were making sure that pamphlets were distributed Tuesday afternoon informing people how not to be scammed.
» Clark and South Pymatuning Township will probably not receive federal disaster aid to help clean up and rebuild after Sunday's tornado, said James R. Thompson, the county's Emergency Management Agency director. Whether an area receives federal assistance depends on its ability to pay and on how much of the damage is covered by private insurance, Federal Emergency Management Agency spokesman Philip Clark said Wednesday.
» Kevin Kubalic, 32, of Mercer, the Mercer High School wrestling coach, was replacing a rubber roof on an industrial warehouse in Pittsburgh when he fell through a weak section and was killed, Pittsburgh police said. Kubalic was a 1988 graduate of Mercer High School. He was named head wrestling coach after Keith DeGraff retired from the position last year.
» The Shenango Township mobile home of Mike and Michelle Fuchs went up in flames Friday evening, leaving the couple and their four sons homeless.
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