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September 19, 2012
The Herald-Star

Juvenile arrested for stealing purse

STEUBENVILLE -A 17-year-old female was arrested by City Police after officers said she stole a purse from two women eating at Naples Spaghetti House on North Street on Tuesday evening.

Police reported the juvenile took the purse and ran out the door, heading toward Washington Street. An officer saw the juvenile throw two wallets on the ground and stopped her. Police reported the two women at the restaurant positively identified the juvenile as the person who stole the purse. The purse was returned to the victim.

The juvenile was charged with felony theft and taken to the juvenile detention center.

Hunting information available at center

STEUBENVILLE - The Ohio Division of Wildlife has put together packets of information on outdoor activities, hunting regulations and opportunities that can be obtained at the Fort Steuben Visitor Center, 120 S. Third St.

State Wildlife Officer Craig Porter covers Jefferson County and is encouraging residents to report wildlife violations through the state hotline at the (800) POACHER or

Lifelong learning at WLU Highlands

TRIADELPHIA - Older community members who dream about their college days have the opportunity to get back into the classroom Sept. 27 at the Community University at the West Liberty University Highlands Center.

The university is gearing up for its third semester of offering adults age 50 and older classes in subjects ranging from antiques to how to write a book or learning about land rights concerning the Marcellus shale formation.

"It's a really nice activity for people who are retired in our community," said Jeff Knierim, vice president for community engagement. "It's an opportunity for lifelong learning and to continue to challenge people intellectually regardless of your age."

There are no tests, grades or requirements to participate in the courses presented by volunteers from the community who are knowledgeable about the subjects they will teach.

Knierim mentioned a new course offered for the fall term that will take students off-campus for the first time to tour the historic homes of North Wheeling, including the Eckhart House, Arthur Phillips House and Hans Phillips House on Main Street.

The courses are designed to accommodate the schedules and needs of retired individuals. Classes are held weekdays and are almost all conducted at the Highlands location

None of the 20 courses offered overlap each other, so students paying a one-time fee can take as many courses as they wish throughout the week. Those interested in participating can pick up a brochure and registration form at the WLU Highlands Center, Ohio County Public Library, Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library and Brooke County Public Library. Community members can also visit the Community University website to download a registration form.

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