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School to hold

community dinner

WELLSBURG – The third-annual Break Bread with the Bruins community dinner will be held Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

While school will be closed that day, students, staff and other volunteers will serve a free spaghetti dinner from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the school’s front cafeteria.

Everyone is welcome.

Cemetery lot owners

to meet Jan. 28

WELLSBURG – A semi-annual lot owners’ meeting of the Franklin Cemetery Association will be held at 7 p.m. on Jan. 28 at Wellsburg Presbyterian Church.

Friends of Smithfield

meeting set Feb. 2

SMITHFIELD – Members of the Friends of Smithfield Community Development Corp. are to meet at 11 a.m. on Feb. 2 at the Smithfield United Presbyterian Church.

John Borkowski and Linda Helt, joint chairmen, will conduct a meeting with discussion about the village signs and planter boxes and ask for suggestions for grant applications to help finance projects.

There will be discussion about membership and fundraising and an update on the condition of the Northern Cemetery, a project the group has helped to fund for mowing and cleanup during the summer.

The annual election of directors and officers will be held, and Village Council updates will be given.

Republicans to hold

dinner Feb. 8

CHARLESTON – U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-Charleston, will be the key speaker for the West Virginia Republican Party’s Lincoln Day Dinner on Feb. 8 at the Charleston Marriott.

Party Chairman Conrad Lucas said Patrick Morrisey, the state’s new attorney general, will be a special guest. State Del. Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha, and state Sen. Mike Hall, R-Hurricane, will lead a legislative roundtable discussion.

Tickets may be purchased at www.eventbrite.com/event /5247836420#.

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Kasich announces appointments

COLUMBUS – Gov. John R. Kasich announced the following appointments to the Eastern Gateway Community College Board of Trustees:

Angela P. Mastros of Wintersville has been appointed for a term beginning Tuesday and ending Oct. 16, 2016.

John T. Gilmore of Steubenville has been reappointed for a term beginning Tuesday and ending Oct. 16, 2017.

Larry F. Long Jr. of East Liverpool has been appointed for a term beginning Tuesday and ending Oct. 16, 2015.

Saline trustees’

annual report ready

HAMMONDSVILLE – The Saline Township trustees’ annual financial report for 2012 is complete and is available for review at the office of the fiscal officer.

African-born

playwright to speak

BETHANY – Paulo Nzambi, senior vice president and chief operating officer of the Manchester Bidwell Corp., will be the speaker for Bethany College’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration.

Sponsored by the Office of Student Life, Nzambi will speak at 7 p.m. Monday in the Agostino Room of Benedum Commons.

Raised in Angola, Nzambi grew up during a civil war in the African nation that lasted 27 years and killed millions, and he has written plays about his experiences.

Also in observance of the day, students will be involved from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Ogden Dining Room in community service projects, such as decorating flower pots for assisted living homes, making cards of appreciation for the troops and gathering care packages for women’s shelters.

Scott Miller, the college’s president, said, “Bethany College is proud to celebrate the life and work of the remarkable Dr. King. His leadership in the African-American civil rights movement and his message of peace and nonviolence will never be forgotten.”

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Police chase juvenile

through downtown

STEUBENVILLE – Two people were arrested and the driver cited after police attempting to make a routine traffic stop Monday were forced to chase a juvenile suspect through the downtown area.

Ryan Tosun, 21, 985 Spencer Ave., was cited by City Police for driving under suspension, no seat belt and a loud exhaust.

A passenger in the vehicle, Quintae Stubbs, 22, Apt. 304, 707 Market St., was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant for petit theft, according to reports.

A second passenger, a juvenile, fled the scene on foot, police said. He eventually was apprehended and charged with a probation violation and obstructing police business.

Residence struck

by bullets

STEUBENVILLE – A residence in the 900 block of Sherman Avenue was struck by four bullets, City Police reported Tuesday.

Police said two bullet holes were found in the siding near the back door of the residence and two others in a screen door. In all, police said six spent shell casings were recovered at the scene.

Truck driver found

slumped at wheel

STEUBENVILLE – An 82-year-old truck driver found slumped at the wheel of his rig in the parking lot at Wal-Mart has died, City Police said Tuesday.

Witnesses said the man’s semi-truck struck a trailer parked in the lot. Upon investigating, they said they found the driver unresponsive, according to reports.

Bystanders extricated him from the truck and performed CPR until emergency medical personnel arrived at the scene and transported him to Trinity Medical Center West, where he later died.

Mingo Junction

sets special meeting

MINGO JUNCTION – Village Council will meet in special session at 6 p.m. Wednesday to discuss street lights and garbage pickup in the community.

Councilman Mike Herrick said the meeting is open to the public.

Registration set in

Buckeye Local

DILLONVALE – The Buckeye Local School District’s early childhood education and kindergarten registration has been set for the following dates:

March 12 at South Elementary.

March 13 at North Elementary.

March 14 at West Elementary.

Registration will be held from 9 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. each day.

To be eligible for early childhood education, children must be age 3 and 6 months on or before Sept. 30. To be eligible for kindergarten, children must be age 5 on or before Sept. 30.

Children don’t have to attend; however, parents or guardians must bring a copy of the child’s birth certificate, Social Security number and immunization records.

Pupils already attending early childhood education don’t have to register for kindergarten.

Pupils with incomplete immunization records and /or required documentation forms will be placed on a waiting list for registration.

For information, call (740) 769-7395.