Charlie Wilson suffers stroke
ST. CLAIRSVILLE - Former U.S. Rep. Charlie Wilson suffered a stroke while in Florida last week, according to a statement released Tuesday by Wilson's family.
Wilson reportedly suffered a brain aneurysm Friday while vacationing in the Orlando area and has been in a medically induced coma while he is being treated.
Wilson, a two-term Democrat, lost a re-election bid in 2010 to Republican Bill Johnson. Wilson attempted to unseat Johnson in a rematch election in 2012, but lost.
Prior to his tenure in Congress, Wilson served in the Ohio House of Representatives and in the state Senate.
Wilson turned 70 on Jan. 18.
Thursday last day to make tax payment
STEUBENVILLE - Jefferson County Treasurer Raymond M. Agresta said Thursday is the last day to pay tax bills without penalty for the first half of 2012.
Persons who have not received a bill should contact the county treasurer's office at (740) 283-8572.
Credit card payments are only accepted by telephone at (800) 2PAY-TAX (1-800-272-9829) or online at www.officialpayments.com and use code 4577. Agresta said Official Payments, the service provider, charges a convenience fee for the service.
Checks can be mailed to P.O. Box 398, Steubenville, OH 43952, or dropped in the drop-off box located on the alley side of the courthouse. Persons wanting a receipt must return the entire statement along with a self-addressed stamped envelope.
Payments also can be made at the treasurer's office on the first floor of the courthouse or at the following banks: Huntington National Bank in Steubenville (Hollywood Branch), Bergholz, Richmond, Wintersville, Toronto and Tiltonsville; and Peoples National in Mount Pleasant.
Grave decorations need removed
RICHMOND - Salem Township trustees have asked that all winter decorations be removed from the graves in Richmond Union Cemetery and Quaker Cemetery by March 25.
Buckeye Local policy overview provided
Buckeye Local School District officials will provide an overview of the Title I parent involvement policies and the school-parent compacts at the junior high and elementary schools. Title I is part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
The 2013-14 parent involvement policy and school-parent compacts can be reviewed for adoption. Parents' comments and recommendations will be accepted. All meetings will be held in the respective school buildings.
The schedule is as follows:
8 a.m. Friday, Buckeye Local Junior High School.
10 a.m. Friday, South Elementary School.
Contact Angela Hicks, administrative assistant/director of federal programs, or Cindy Schooler, parent involvement coordinator, at (740) 769-7395 with questions or concerns.
From staff reports