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December 24, 2013
The Herald-Star

Blood collections set for area

WINTERSVILLE - A blood drive will be held until 1 p.m. today at the American Red Cross Jefferson County Chapter, officials have announced.

A bloodmobile will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Friday at the Fort Steuben Mall, officials added.

They added that, while supplies last, donors will receive a 2-ounce package of Dunkin' Donuts coffee and a coupon for a free pound of coffee.

Harrison school board to reorganize

CADIZ - The Harrison Hills City Board of Education will hold its reorganizational meeting at 7 p.m. on Jan. 14 in the administrative office.

Portion of Permars Run Road closed

STEUBENVILLE - Permars Run Road (county Road 77), three-quarters of a mile east of John Scott Highway, will remain closed for a retaining wall replacement through 5 p.m. on Dec. 31, according to Jefferson County Engineer's Office officials.

There will be no through traffic at that point.

Christmas Eve services to be held

SMITHFIELD - The Smithfield Christian Church will hold Christmas Eve services at 7 p.m. today. All churches in the community are invited to attend, according to the Rev. Wilford Simeral.

Legislation introduced by council

STEUBENVILLE - City Council has introduced an emergency ordinance to amend the city employees' table of organization.

The legislation will be considered at the Jan. 7 council meeting.

Battery collection buckets to cease

WINTERSVILLE - JB Green Team officials are informing Belmont and Jefferson county residents the household battery collection buckets no longer will be available after Dec. 31.

"We apologize for the inconvenience and want to thank everyone for their participation. We want to thank the residents for making this program such a success," stated Cliff Meyer, JB Green Team executive director. "Unfortunately due to funding issues, we will no longer be able to provide this service."

The following locations hosted the pails for the last two years: Bellaire Hardware, Bridgeport Municipal Building, Shadyside Mayor's Office, Ohio University Eastern, Barnesville Do It Best Hardware, St. Clairsville Municipal Building, Stacey's IGA, Eastern Gateway Community College, Wintersville Express Care, Franciscan University of Steubenville and M&M True Value Hardware.

Since 2011, approximately 2,680 pounds of household batteries have been removed from the waste stream and have been sent to Battery Solutions for processing, officials said.

For information, call the JB Green Team in Jefferson County at (740) 266-6899 or Belmont County at (740) 296-5376.

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