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January 10, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

Brooke County Library crochet group to meet Wednesday

WELLSBURG - The Brooke County Public Library's crochet group will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The group is open to crocheters of all skill levels, including beginners. Members are ready to help newcomers. Participants should bring supplies and projects.

To register for the free program, call (304) 737-1551.

County promotes tourism

CANONSBURG, Pa. - The Washington County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Promotion Agency will hold a "Breakfast Briefing," featuring Carolyn Boser Newhouse, Department of Community and Economic Development Innovation and Investment deputy, from 7:45 a.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Hilton Garden Inn at Southpointe.

Newhouse will speak about the tourism industry in Pennsylvania and its economic impact on Washington County, and the 2013 Washington County Destination Guide will be unveiled. Representatives from local tourism destinations will have exposition booths.

The cost is $25 per person for chamber of commerce members and $40 per person for nonmembers. Reservations will be accepted through Wednesday.

For information or to register, contact Debbie Sims at (724) 225-3010 or

The breakfast is sponsored by Herbein & Co. Inc.

Recovery Corps seeks members

FRANKFORT SPRINGS, Pa. - U.S. Search Rescue Recovery Corps, an all-volunteer civilian force serving Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia and beyond, is opening enrollment in its academy training for technician candidates.

An information and orientation meeting is set for 10 a.m. Jan. 20 at the Wildflower Reserve Nature Center at Raccoon Creek State Park on U.S. Route 30 in Frankfort Springs in Beaver County.

Currently, teams have been established in Columbiana, Mahoning, Jefferson and Summit counties in Ohio. In Pennsylvania, teams are located in Lawrence and Beaver counties. Other county units are being added as circumstances permit, officials said.

Whether it is an abducted child or a wandering adult, it is the heart wrenching fear of every family when someone goes missing, where are they and why are they missing, Bill Marracino, a SARR member, said. Professional volunteers for search, rescue and recovery are always ready to respond 24/7 to provide aid when needed, he noted.

For information, contact Marracino at (304) 479.0144 or visit

Burek named to dean's list

WINDSOR HEIGHTS - Leawna Burek of Windsor Heights was named to the dean's list at the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design in Lancaster, Pa.

Burek, the daughter of Donald and Victoria Burek, is a junior photography major.

Students who earn a place on the Dean's List have attained a minimum 3.5 Grade Point Average and carried at last 12 academic credits during the semester.

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