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Broken-down Bridge Worries New Johnsonville Residents

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first_imgThe New Johnsonville Bridge with a vehicle crossing the creek bed and worried residents hoping someone or an organization will come to their rescue.A dilapidated bridge servicing more than 2,000 residents and business entities in New Johnsonville in Paynesville is in urgent need of repair.Residents and several business owners in a SOS appeal told the Daily Observer that as the heavy rains arrive, they are worried about the expected difficulties the weather will bring.Private vehicles, commercial motorcyclists and other users plying the damaged and nearly collapsing bridge are constrained to use both sides of the creek bed to transport commuters of the densely populated community.Our reporter who toured the community recently observed many of the residents and business owners’ anxiety (worry) as the small creek begins to overflow.“Each time there is a heavy downpour, residents including the students remain stranded on either side of the creek for several hours,” resident William B. Harris said.One other situation that worries the residents is that most of them fetch drinking water from the nearby swamps and dilapidated hand pumps constructed by aid agencies two decades ago.According to residents, another added menace to their plight is that there are no social services such as schools, clinics and safe drinking water for such a fast growing population in that part of Paynesville.“Our current appeal goes beyond political boundaries,” teacher Emmanuel Dolo said.The chairman of the New Johnsonville Community, Roland Teah, said over the weekend that the first rehabilitation work on the bridge was carried out in 2012 through the collective efforts of residents and well-meaning partners.“I wish to plead with all Liberians at home and abroad to think about their kinsmen and women and help in the rehabilitation of our bridge before the rainy season comes into full swing,” Mr. Teah said.At the same time, Nurse Eva L. Dorwon, 52, said pregnant women and seriously ill persons continue to encounter serious difficulties reaching the nearest clinic at Mount Barclay.“I want to candidly admit to all Liberians everywhere that if nothing is done before the heavy rains come, a looming disaster should be anticipated at New Johnsonville,” Madam Dorwon warned.Community spokesman Jerry S. Stewart reiterated that their appeal is also directed to all leaders of political parties, humanitarian organizations and Liberians for the rehabilitation of the bridge.“I wish to emphatically state that we are making this appeal in the supreme interest of (helping us remain) connected to our business district of Red-Light Market,” said Mr. Stewart.Stewart also explained that the only Liberian government elementary school at Mt. Barclay is overcrowded due to a “sharp increase in student enrolment.”He envisions hardship for the students getting to and from school during heavy downpours.“We actually want for this damaged bridge to be repaired in order to assist our school going children and childbearing mothers from being late to school and hospital,” Mr. Stewart concluded.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Ohio St. survives Penn St.

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first_imgThere’s something about last-place Penn State that brings out the worst in No. 2 OhioState. For the second time in eight days, the host Buckeyes had all they could handle against the Big Ten’s worst team before finally pulling out a 68-60 victory Wednesday night. Jamar Butler scored 18 points and Oden had 17 points and 14rebounds to help the Buckeyes survive. The win set the stage for a No. 1 vs. No. 2 showdown Sunday against top-ranked Wisconsin. The winner is assured at least a share of the Big Ten title. Geary Claxton scored 15 for the Nittany Lions (10-16, 1-12). Coach Thad No. 3 Florida 63, S. Carolina 49: Al Horford scored 20points, Chris Richard added a season-high 14 and the host Gators (25-3, 12-1 Southeastern Conference) rebounded from their first loss in more than twomonths. No. 5 North Carolina 83, North Carolina State 64: Brandan Wright scored 24 points for the host Tar Heels (24-4, 10-3 Atlantic Coast Conference). Matta bristled when asked if it was an issue that prized 7-foot center Greg Oden only had nine shots. “It’s a pretty good issue,” Matta said, before spitting out an expletive. “We’re 25-3. We’re doing a couple of things well here. Yeah, I’d like to get it in to him every time down the floor. But we’re 13-1 in the Big Ten and 25-3 and I’m sitting up here like I don’t know what the hell I’m doing tonight.” center_img No. 8 Texas A&M 66, Oklahoma St. 46: Acie Law IV scored 19 points and freshman Donald Sloan added 15 for the visiting Aggies (23-4, 11-2 Big12). No. 12 Georgetown 75, Cincinnati 65: Jeff Green scored 21 points for the visiting Hoyas (21-5, 11-2 Big East). No. 13 S. Illinois 58, Indiana St. 50: Tony Young scored 15 points to help the visiting Salukis (24-5, 14-3) win the Missouri Valley Conference regular-season title outright. Mississippi St. 83, No. 17 Vanderbilt 70: Jamont Gordon recorded his first career triple-double as the host Bulldogs defeated the Commodores (18-9, 8-5). No. 21 BYU 76, Colorado St. 67: Keena Young scored 24points and the host Cougars (21-6, 11-2) won their eighth straight. No. 20 Louisville 72, St.John’s 48: Terrence Williams scored 16 points for the host Cardinals (20-8, 10-4 Big East). Miami 68, No. 24 Virginia 60: Jack McClinton scored 14points to help the host Hurricanes defeat the Cavaliers (18-8, 9-4 ACC). Tennessee 69, No. 25 Alabama 66 (OT): Chris Lofton scored 20 points and the host Volunteers rallied to beat the Crimson Tide (19-8, 6-7). WOMEN No. 13 Oklahoma 76, Kansas 70: Courtney Paris had 32points and 13 rebounds for the visiting Sooners (21-4, 11-3 Big 12). No. 14 Baylor 75, Colorado 67: Angela Tisdale scored 19 points for the visiting Lady Bears (24-4, 11-3 Big 12). No. 16 Texas A&M 67, Texas Tech 51: Morenike Atunrase had 18 points for the host Aggies (21-5, 11-3 Big 12). 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more