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KELA News Headlines for Tuesday, September 2, 2014


Police on the Lookout for Speeders in School Zones as Schools Start

Today is the first day of school for students in several area school districts and classes begin Wednesday in other schools.  That means drivers need to be on the lookout for children around schools.  Officer Patty Finch with the Centralia Police Department says they also need to be aware of the 20 miles per hour speed limit in school zones. Finch says if you’re ticketed for speeding in a school zone it will cost you.  There are also hefty fines for failing to stop for children in a crosswalk or for a stopped school bus that has its red lights flashing and the “stop” paddle extended.  Law enforcement agencies will be strictly enforcing the laws regarding school zones and school buses.


Six Arrested & Released for Fighting in Public

Six people were arrested and released for fighting in public in Centralia Sunday night.  According to Centralia Police, officers responded to the 400 block of North Ash Street about 6:30 PM for the report of a neighborhood dispute.  When they arrived they found a number of people fighting.  There’s no indication what started the dispute that led to the street fight.


Centralia College Foundation Celebrates Successful Campaign

The Centralia College Foundation is celebrating its most successful campaign ever by awarding more than $740,000 in educational funding to 254 Centralia College students for the 2014-15 academic year.  That represents a 20 percent increase over the amount awarded in 2013.  Julie Johnson, the director of donor and alumni relations, says this year’s awards are being distributed to students as scholarships, financial aid, STEM grants, and tuition waivers. The average award is about $2,500 for students pursing associate degrees or certificates and $2,000 for students in the bachelor’s programs.


WorkSource Lewis County to Host Job Fair

People looking for work are invited to a job fair hosted by WorkSource Lewis County this Thursday in Chehalis.  Sandy Crews from WorkSource says it will feature a number of employers from around the local area.  Many of the employers will be taking applications at the job fair.  Crews says people attending should treat it as a potential first interview.  It’s recommended that you come dressed in casual business attire and have an ample supply of resumes.  The WorkSource Lewis County job fair is Thursday from 11 AM to 3 PM at the Lewis County Mall in Chehalis. 
















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