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February 1, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

Three arrested in check robbery

STEUBENVILLE -Three people were arrested by City Police Thursday afternoon in connection with the robbery of a checkbook from a person in the Hollywood Plaza.

Police had a description of the car and, by chance, City Police Chief William McCafferty pulled up behind it in a bank drive-through lane downtown.

Two females were inside and the man suspected of taking the checkbook was seen near the bank and took off running, police reported. He was caught by officers.

Daniel Gallahan, 29, of 1200 Main St., Wellsburg, was charged with robbery, tampering with evidence and receiving stolen property. Kathryn Dillon, 28, of township Road 267, Amsterdam, and Jamie Whitman, 22, of 100 Talbott Drive, Wintersville, each were charged with receiving stolen property.

Scholarship offered by action council

STEUBENVILLE -The Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development is offering a scholarship opportunity to eligible high school students in a 30-county service area of Ohio who want to attend an institution of higher education.

The scholarship is offered in collaboration with COAD-member Community Action Agencies and the Ohio Appalachian Center for Higher Education.

The David V. Stivison Appalachian Community Action Scholarship Fund is in memory of the former COAD employee as a tribute to his pursuit of academic excellence and his commitment to help others achieve their fullest potential.

To be eligible, scholarship applicants must reside in a household with a total annual income at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. Interested persons may contact the Jefferson County Community Action Council Administration Office at (740) 282-0971, extension 110, for information or to request an application. The deadline to apply is Feb. 15.

UMWA Local 7690 to meet Monday

CADIZ - Members of United Mine Workers of America Local 7690 are to meet at 9 a.m. Monday in the Harrison Community Hospital cafeteria.

Health department sets nursing activities

STEUBENVILLE - The Jefferson County Health Department will offer immunizations, flu shots and tuberculosis testing from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday at the offices in the Ohio Valley Towers.

Information about the county health department activities is available by calling (740) 283-8530.

Cera announces recreation fund award

COLUMBUS State Rep. Jack Cera, D-Bellaire, announced Wednesday the State Controlling Board approval of money designated for recreational use at the Wintersville Village Field

The village will receive $15,000 for a new playground and picnic area.

"Bringing state dollars home and enhancing our local recreational facilities is always rewarding, and I am pleased this community will benefit from this opportunity," said Cera.

According to Cera, this is the 19th round of grants through the state's NatureWorks grant program.

"This funding opportunity allows local governments to develop and rehabilitate local recreational areas through state grants. The program provides up to 75 percent reimbursement assistance for local government subdivisions," Cera noted.

Spay/neuter clinic to be held at airport

WINTERSVILLE - The Brooke County Animal Welfare League will hold its next spay and neuter clinic, Roaming Animal Sterilization Clinic at Low-Cost, March 2-3 at the Jefferson County Airpark.

Pre-payment is required. There will be no walk-in services or vaccinations available.

The clinic isn't limited to Brooke County residents. Any interested pet owner may make an appointment by calling (304) 374-4443.

Introduction to developing apps course offered

WHEELING - A five-week workshop beginning Monday at the Innovation and Entrepreneur Center at Wheeling Jesuit University will provide an introduction to the process of developing apps for iOS devices - the Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod - as well as insight from real-life app entrepreneurs.

The course will consist of five two-hour workshops, and the following topics will be examined at length:

Week 1 - Introduction to XCode; accessing online resources; the global app industry and market opportunities.

Week 2 - Interfaces.

Week 3 - Table-views.

Week 4 - Delegates.

Week 5 - Summary and Project Presentations.

Participants will be given advice and training to develop their own app project and present it for peer and instructor feedback during the final workshop.

Those interested in the course should call Ryan Wall at the IEC at (304) -243-4399, or via e-mail at rwall@wju.edu.

Participants who attend and participate in all five classes will receive an iOS developer course certificate of completion and will be eligible to apply for a discount from the course.

County health department sets nursing activities

STEUBENVILLE - The Jefferson County Health Department will offer immunizations, flu shots and tuberculosis testing from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday at the offices in the Ohio Valley Towers.

Information about the county health department activities is available by calling (740) 283-8530.

 
 

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