Regional roundup

Water board applicants sought

FOLLANSBEE — Officials are seeking residents from the city’s 1st and 5th wards to serve on the volunteer water board.

Those interested should submit a letter of interest to the City Building no later than Friday.

Blood drive set Monday

BLOOMINGDALE — A blood drive is planned Monday at the Jefferson County Joint Vocational School.

The health technologies program at the JVS is hosting the biannual event, along with the American Red Cross, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the program lab.

Instructor Tammy Sismondo said school and community members can participate, and walk-in service is available.

“We usually get 40-60 people depending on how many American Red Cross staff are available,” she said. “They can come in that day and register or register online. Our students can also register here.”

Donors must provide a photo ID, and those age 18 and under have certain weight and height requirements.

To pre-register, call (800) 733-2767 or go online to and enter JVS.

Edison choir to hold holiday concerts

RICHMOND — The Edison High School Choir will present a Christmas concert in the high school auditorium on Dec. 13.

Pupils in grades seventh through ninth will take the stage at 6 p.m., while those in grades 10th-12th and the a cappella choir will appear at 7:30 p.m.

Admission is free, but donations will be accepted to benefit the music program.

Some members also will perform on Dec. 17 during the Steubenville community performance of Handel’s “Messiah” at Covenant Presbyterian Church. The event is set for 3 p.m.

For information, contact choir Director Dani Carroll at