UMW Local 7690 to meet Monday
CADIZ - The United Mine Workers of America Local 7690 will meet at 9 a.m. Monday in the cafeteria of the Harrison Community Hospital in Cadiz.
Healthcare mandate to be scrutinized
STEUBENVILLE - The federal government mandate that forces employers to include coverage for contraceptives, sterilizations and abortion-inducing drugs in their health insurance is the subject of a free public symposium set Tuesday at Franciscan University of Steubenville.
The Life, Liberty and Leadership Symposium will be held in the Tony and Nina Gentile Gallery of the J.C. Williams Center from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Three speakers will discuss how the health and human services mandate violates the free exercise of religion secured in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and discuss related ethical, moral, and religious issues, according to officials.
The symposium's speakers are Dr. Patrick Lee, Dr. Stephen M. Krason and Anna Franzonello, JD.
Lee, the director of the Institute of Bioethics at Franciscan University of Steubenville, is a nationally known speaker on human life issues who defends Catholic teachings on abortion, embryonic stem-cell research and other bioethical issues.
Krason, professor of political science and legal studies and director of the political science program at Franciscan University of Steubenville, is a co-founder and president of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists.
Franzonello, a 2003 alumna of the university, currently acts as staff counsel with Americans United for Life. A graduate of Notre Dame Law School, Franzonello also served as a research assistant at the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C.
Life, Liberty, and Leadership is co-sponsored by the university's Institute of Bioethics and Center for Leadership.
Spay and neuter clinic set
WINTERSVILLE - The Brooke County Animal Welfare League will host its first Roaming Animal Sterilization Clinic at Low Cost event for the year on March 31 and April 1 at the Jefferson County Airpark.
Cats and dogs will be spayed and neutered. Advance pre-payment is required. No walk-in services or vaccinations will be available.
The clinic is not limited to Brooke County residents. Any interested pet owner may make an appointment by calling (304) 374-4443.
Vendors sought for market
WEIRTON - The Top of West Virginia Convention and Visitors Bureau seeks vendors for a farmers' market and flea markets planned for the new event center on Cove Road.
All vendors interested in participating in 2012 season should call (877) 723-7114.