9-11 service set for today
FOLLANSBEE - A program to mark the anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, will be held at 6 p.m. today at Follansbee Park.
Rudy McAllister, a local serviceman and pastor, will be recognized, with former Mayor Tony Paesano serving as master of ceremonies. Music will be provided by Brass Unlimited and City Police Chief John Schwertfeger will place a wreath at the park's veterans monument.
PERI will meet Wednesday
WINTERSVILLE - Jefferson County Chapter 5, Public Employee Retirees, will hold its monthly meeting at noon Wednesday at Zalenski's.
Guest speaker will be Jefferson County Commissioner Tom Graham, who will discuss county business. All public employee retirees are welcome.
Adena receives grant
for water system
ADENA - The village has been informed by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, of a $250,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission that will help in the rehabilitation of several major components of its water treatment plant and a sewage pump station that serves eight businesses, one school and 331 households.
"Ohio's rural communities and small towns face a heavy burden when financing infrastructure projects," Brown said. "This improvement project will provide residents with a modern water system that improves water quality and encourages investment in the village of Adena."
The current water distribution system, dating back to the 1960s, is in poor condition and no longer operates effectively, Brown said. The current system often floods, which damages the plant and halts operations, according to Brown's office. In addition to ARC's $250,000 grant, state and local sources will provide an additional $1,929,575 to complete the renovation project.
Eastern Gateway's yard sale set Saturday
STEUBENVILLE - Eastern Gateway Community College's annual community yard sale is slated from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on the Jefferson County campus.
The sale will feature household goods, used clothes, knickknacks, homemade crafts and treats, according to organizers.
Proceeds from the rental of space benefit the student groups at the college.
The sale is set in the college's Sunset Boulevard parking lot. Admission is free. The rain date is Sept. 22.
Truck, tractor pull set at Friendship Park
SMITHFIELD - A truck and tractor pull is scheduled Saturday at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.
Weigh-in is at 5 p.m., and the pulling event will get under way at 6 p.m.
The admission is $5 per adult and children under age 10 will be admitted free.
There is free parking, and a refreshment stand will be available.
For information, go to www.thejeffersoncountyfair.com.