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Health department lists clinics

STEUBENVILLE – The Jefferson County Health Department will offer blood pressure screenings from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Walk-ins are welcome.

Health Department Administrator Bruce Misselwitz said the health department will offer TB skin testing from 9 until 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays.

“Childhood and adult immunizations are available from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We now have HEP A, Hep B, Menactra, Tdap, Pneumococcal and Varicella vaccines available for adults that can be billed to a number of insurances. Patients should call us at (740) 282-8530, extension 300, to see if we are a participating provider with your insurance,” explained Misselwitz.

“Anyone purchasing an immunization at our department this month will receive a $10 gift card. Some restrictions will apply,” added Misselwitz.

Wheeling chamber picks president

WHEELING – Del. Erikka Storch – hired as the new president of the Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday – says she plans to stay in the state Legislature, and will continue to serve if elected to a third two-year term in November.

The Ohio County Republican was first elected to the House in 2010. After being named chamber president Wednesday, Storch stepped down as chairwoman of the chamber, and also resigned as chief financial officer of her family’s business, Ohio Valley Steel.

Members of the chamber’s presidential search committee acknowledged Wednesday they had some reservations about hiring a state lawmaker to be their next president. As a delegate, Storch must be in Charleston for the Legislature’s 60-day regular session and has interim sessions and special sessions of the Legislature to attend throughout the year.

She added today’s technology will make it possible for her to serve in the Legislature in Charleston while overseeing operations at the chamber office.

Storch replaces Terry Sterling, who retired March 31. She takes over as president effective July 1. Storch will be the first woman to serve as president of the Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Oak Glen baseball plays today

RAVENSWOOD – The Oak Glen baseball team (14-12) heads to Ravenswood (25-8) at 5 p.m. today in a West Virginia Class AA regional contest. The winner will play Wednesday at the winner of today’s regional contest between Fairmont Senior (18-7) and Braxton County (13-9). The winner of that game heads to Charleston for the state tournament.

The Golden Bears dispatched of Weir High and Ravenswood beat Ritchie County.

Directions to Ravenswood: Take I77 south to Exit 25 Ravenswood/Silverton exit approximately 25 miles south of Parkersburg; at bottom of exit ramp make a right onto four-ane highway; continue for approximately three miles to second stop light; at second stop light make a right on to Route 2 north; continue on Route 2 north (you will pass under Ohio River Bridge) until you pass Riverfront Park on your left; once you pass a Speedway Gas Station on your left proceed to the second street (beyond Speedway) and make a right (that street is between WesBanco and Wendy’s); proceed to stop sign and field is directly ahead of you between Ravenswood High School and the Police/Fire Station.

The approximate drive time is three hours.

Panthers to hold sports physicals

WHEELING – Sports physicals for Buckeye Local high school and junior high students will be held Wednesday at Wheeling Hospital, Tower 4, in room 401. Cost is $10. Schedule is: seniors 5:30 p.m., Juniors 6 p.m., sophomores 6:30 p.m. and freshman and junior high, 7 p.m.

Take your signed physical forms with you to the physicals.

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Madonna football

WEIRTON – There will be a Madonna football parent and player meeting on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

Important information will be discussed and a summer schedule to be given.

Big Red Boosters to meet

STEUBENVILLE – The Big Red Boosters will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the high school conference room.

All are welcome. Memberships are available.

Weir High soccer plans meeting

WEIRTON – All Weir High freshman girls and incoming freshman girls interested in playing girls soccer must report to an informational meeting on at 7 p.m. May 28. If you can not attend this meeting and are still interested, please contact Jessica Naughton at (304) 670-0896 or yart22@hotmail.com.

Joe Board Boxing has openings

KNOXVILLE – Longtime area boxing guru Joe Board has announced there are openings at his gym located at Kelly’s Old Skool at 8898 state Route 213 in Toronto.

The gym is open in the afternoon, five days a week. Training and lessons are free of charge.

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Cadiz Lions golf scramble

CADIZ – On June 28, the Cadiz Lions will sponsor its 15th-annual golf scramble. This year’s event begins at 1 p.m. with a shotgun start.

Registration for the four-person scramble is $200 per team. The fee includes golf, cart, lunch and steak dinner.

There are cash prizes for first and second place, along with skill prizes, door prizes, hole-in-one prizes and 50/50 drawing.

For reservations, call Tim Mizer at (740) 942-2034; text him at (740) 491-1118 or e-mail him at timmizer@gmail.com.

Big Red Boosters to meet

STEUBENVILLE – The Big Red Boosters will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the high school conference room.

All are welcome. Memberships are available.

Weir High soccer plans meeting

WEIRTON – All Weir High freshman girls and incoming freshman girls interested in playing girls soccer must report to an informational meeting on at 7 p.m. May 28. If you can not attend this meeting and are still interested, please contact Jessica Naughton at (304) 670-0896 or yart22@hotmail.com.

Joe Board Boxing has openings

KNOXVILLE – Longtime area boxing guru Joe Board has announced there are openings at his gym located at Kelly’s Old Skool at 8898 state Route 213 in Toronto.

The gym is open in the afternoon, five days a week. Training and lessons are free of charge.

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Big Red Boosters to meet

STEUBENVILLE – The Big Red Boosters will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the high school conference room.

All are welcome. Memberships are available.

Weir High soccer plans meeting

WEIRTON – All Weir High freshman girls and incoming freshman girls interested in playing girls soccer must report to an informational meeting on at 7 p.m. May 28. If you can not attend this meeting and are still interested, please contact Jessica Naughton at (304) 670-0896 or yart22@hotmail.com.

Joe Board Boxing has openings

KNOXVILLE – Longtime area boxing guru Joe Board has announced there are openings at his gym located at Kelly’s Old Skool at 8898 state Route 213 in Toronto.

The gym is open in the afternoon, five days a week. Training and lessons are free of charge.

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Wells Township trustees to meet

BRILLIANT – Wells Township trustees will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Plum Run Christian Union Church, county Road 18, Rayland.

Street closing planned for LaBelle

STEUBENVILLE – Wastewater Assistant Superintendent Chuck Murphy announced Wellesley Avenue from Franklin Avenue to Carnegie Street will be closed to all traffic from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. Tuesday for catch basin cleaning.

Murphy said motorists are advised to use alternate routes.

“Questions about the project should be directed to the Steubenville Wastewater Department at (740) 283-6150 or 740-283-6000 extension 5002.

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Indictment in hospital room shooting

DAYTON – An Ohio man has been indicted by a grand jury on charges stemming from a Veterans Affairs hospital shooting that wounded one person.

Friday’s indictment charges 59-year-old Neil Richard Moore with an assault and a weapons offense. His arraignment is Tuesday in federal court in Dayton.

Defense attorney Frank Malocu (muh-LUK’) says he doesn’t plan on entering a plea at the hearing. He says he’ll request a mental competency evaluation to determine whether Moore is capable of understanding the charges and assisting in his defense.

He says he believes Moore suffers from mental illness but has not elaborated.

Authorities say Moore pointed a gun at people in a break room at the VA hospital May 5 and an employee was shot in one of his ankles in a struggle.

Charges for threatening rap song

EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. – A northeastern Pennsylvania high school student has been charged with threatening his principal and other school officials in a rap song called “Columbine” he wrote and posted online.

Eighteen-year-old East Stroudsburg resident Zyiar Clark was charged Tuesday with aggravated assault and other offenses.

State police say Clark wrote lyrics in which he threatened to kill or maim East Stroudsburg High School North officials including the principal, two teachers, a counselor and two other administrators. Police say the song was posted on his Facebook page and another website.

A teacher heard students talking about the song and called security.

Clark is free on bail and faces a preliminary hearing next Tuesday.

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Post 86 to host fundraiser

TORONTO – The Toronto Legion Post 86 baseball organization will host a dance with the band Twice As Nice from 8 p.m. to midnight May 23 at the Toronto American Legion Hall to help raise money for the team.

It is for those ages 21-and-under and has a $5 cover.