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Regional Roundup

October 30, 2013
The Herald-Star

Man transported following collision

STEUBENVILLE - A man was transported by ambulance to Trinity Medical Center West following a two-vehicle accident at about 3:30 a.m. today at the intersection of North Seventh and Market streets.

City firefighters removed the windshield of the man's vehicle, which had turned onto its side, to extricate the man, who didn't appear to sustain life-threatening injuries, officials said.

The accident was investigated by the Ohio State Highway Patrol, and the officer involved wasn't available for comment.

MS Walk set for Sunday

WELLSBURG - The fourth-annual MS Walk, an indoor walk to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, will be held Sunday at Brooke High School.

Registration will begin at 3 p.m., with the walk through the school's halls to start at 4 p.m., followed by dinner at 4:15 p.m.

The cost is $5 per person, which includes the dinner and dessert.

Initiated by Kim Chapline-Byers, a Wellsburg woman with MS, the walk's participants have included people with the disease and others there to support the cause.

There also will be a Christmas shop, with several vendors selling assorted items, with a portion of proceeds going to the walk. For information, call Chapline-Byers at (304) 737-3335.

Veterans invited to village choir event

WINTERSVILLE - Members of the Wintersville Elementary choir invite all active and retired service members to be honored at a ceremony set for 7 p.m. on Nov. 11 at Wintersville Elementary. A reception will follow.

Buckeye school board approves contracts

ADENA - Members of the Buckeye Local School District Board of Education met Monday in the Buckeye West Elementary gymnasium to approve contracts.

Five-year contracts were approved for Angela Hicks, administrative assistant, and Scott Celestin, director of student services.

Four-year administrative contracts were approved for Susan Nolan, North Elementary principal; Coy Sudvary, Buckeye Local High School principal; and Vince Pastre, district technology coordinator.

Also, a three-year contract was approved for Kim Leonard, South Elementary principal.

In other matters, it was announced Parent/Teacher conferences will be held at the elementary schools from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and at the junior high and high schools from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. that same day.

The next regular meeting of the school board will be held at 6 p.m. on Nov. 25 at North Elementary in Brilliant.

Literature scholar to discuss Ellison's works

STEUBENVILLE - Herman Beavers, chair of African studies at the University of Pennsylvania, will speak on the modern African-American novelist and musician, Ralph Ellison, at Franciscan University of Steubenville at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 12 in Egan Hall, room 209.

The grandson of slaves became the first African-American novelist to receive the National Book Award for his highly acclaimed novel, "Invisible Man," in 1952. The novel concerns a young, college-educated black man who struggles to survive and succeed in a racially divided society that denies him human dignity.

Beavers teaches courses on African-American and American literature, as well as the Literatures of Jazz. His poems have appeared in MELUS, the Langston Hughes Colloquy and Versadelphia, and he recently published essays on August Wilson, Charles Johnson, Toni Morrison and Ralph Ellison.

Beavers' talk is free and open to the public.

Angel tree sites sought

WELLSBURG - The Brooke County Salvation Army's Angel Tree program has provided new clothing and toys for children in need, and Salvation Army leaders are looking for businesses to display the trees beginning Nov. 8.

For information, call (304) 737-0071.

Majs. David and Susan Dewan, corps officers of the Brooke Hancock Salvation Army, noted the angel tree program is a way the community can help provide a nice Christmas for needy children.

Nearly 300 local children were aided through the program last year. Businesses are asked to place the trees in a secure, high-pedestrian traffic area or lobby. Each is decorated with numbered paper angels with the first name, age and gender of a child who will receive Christmas gifts. Anyone may "adopt" an angel. The gifts are to be brought to the Salvation Army by Dec. 10.

Free screenings offered in Brooke

WELLSBURG - Brooke County Schools will hold free developmental screenings for children ages 3-5 and not currently enrolled in a Brooke County pre-kindergarten or kindergarten program from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Nov. 15 at the school board office.

Screenings will be conducted in the areas of cognition, speech, motor skills, height and weight, vision and hearing.

Appointments should be made by Nov. 12 by calling (304) 737-3481, extension 24.

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