Sams, Fredericks Honored with Jenco Awards
The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio recently celebrated the visionary leadership of two Washington County women. The Jenco Awards, in honor of Father Lawrence Martin Jenco, commend the best in citizens across Appalachian Ohio. The awardees for 2015 include Nancy Sams and Margaret Fredericks of Washington County along with Iva Sisson of Meigs County, Bill Crawford of Columbiana County, Donna Sue Groves of Adams County, and Jodie Hunt of Lawrence County.
Time to Plan for Christmas
This Sunday volunteers will gather to organize the Marietta Community Christmas Day Feast for 2015. The meeting will be held at the Fellowship Hall of the Marietta First Presbyterian Church at the corner of 4th and Wooster from 5 pm to 6 pm. The agenda will include preliminary assignments of tasks for various food items, accounting, publicity, meal prep and deliveries, facility set-up, decorating and more. For more information call project manager Bruce Haas at 740-629-1277.
Suspects Steal ATVs
On Wednesday night around midnight, suspects made off with two Polaris RZR ATVs. The ATVs – valued at $10,000 each – were taken from a fenced-in area behind Marietta Polaris. An employee of the business reported the theft to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. The case remains under investigation.
ODNR Investigates Animal Poisonings
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife continues to investigate poisoning incidents involving wild and domesticated animals including a recent incident in Noble County where several raccoons and a dog were killed. (Daily Jeffersonian)
Kentucky Leads in Spending on TV Ads
Kentucky leads the nation in political spending on TV ads as it hosts the most competitive governor’s race in the country. Politicians and outside groups have spent $9.8 million on TV ads in Kentucky since Jan. 1, 2014, according to an analysis of ad spending by the Center for Public Integrity. The data doesn’t include money to produce the ads or money spent on radio, online, direct mail or TV ads that aired on local cable systems. (WOUB)
Postal Service Celebrates 65 Years of “Peanuts”
The U.S. Postal Service will launch October’s observation of National Stamp Collecting Month by issuing its annual Charlie Brown Christmas stamp on Friday at the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, Calif. The stamp’s early release coincides with the Peanuts comic strip’s debut in seven newspapers on October 2, 1950: The Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, theMinneapolis Star-Tribune, the Allentown Call-Chronicle, the Bethlehem Globe-Times, the Denver Post and the Seattle Times. When Schulz retired in 1999, the comic strip appeared in over 2,600 newspapers worldwide. (TRNS)
Dominion Accepting Community Grant Applications
The Dominion Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources, Inc., the parent company of Dominion East Ohio, recognizes cities or organizations that have made an impact on the community. If your community or organization has completed an economic or social revitalization project, you could share in $110,000 being awarded by Dominion East Ohio for such projects. For more information regarding the grant and how you can apply, visit https://www.dom.com/residential/dominion-east-ohio/in-the-community/community-impact-awards.
Halloweeum at the Museum
On Saturday, October 17 from 6 to 8 pm, the Campus Martius Museum will host a fun-filled evening of Halloween inspired activities. Halloween music will set the stage for a haunted Appalachian Trail. Participants will make slime and decorate a pumpkin patch pal. Activities are for children third grade and older. Reservations are required by Friday, October 9. Call the museum at (740) 373-3750.
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