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June 2, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

ACCREDITED: The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities has awarded three-year accreditation to Jefferson Behavioral Health System for its integrated system of care of mental health and drug and alcohol services.

This accreditation outcome represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization, showing it conforms to the standards established by CARF, officials said. An organization receiving a three-year accreditation outcome has put itself through a peer review process and has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit that its programs and services are of the highest quality, measurable and accountable, officials said.

Jefferson Behavioral Health System, based at 3200 Johnson Road, Steubenville, has been providing behavioral health and drug and alcohol addiction services in the Jefferson County area since 1962.

For information, contact Anthony Sheposh, chief executive officer, at (740) 264-7751.

CONFEREE: Mandy Geddis-Capel, daughter of Mayor John and Kathy Geddis of Toronto, attended the Harvard Graduate School in Education's Women in Educational Leadership Institute recently.

The program was aimed at bringing together a diverse group of educational leaders from around the world. Those seeking to attend first had to submit an essay and additional materials.

After learning of her acceptance, Geddis-Capel was awarded the Austin Montgomery Grant from the University of Mount Union to support her travels to Harvard University.

Geddis-Capel said the institute afforded her the opportunity to gain new strategies for building and leading senior leadership teams, develop effective strategies for managing multiple constituencies and helped create a lasting network of women leaders worldwide who are affecting change in education.

double points: Kroger customers can earn double fuel points on weekend shopping trips to save up to $1 off per gallon at Kroger Fuel Centers.

Kroger's "2x Fuel Points Weekends" promotion doubles points customers earn from regular grocery purchases every time they shop on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Customers can download a digital coupon from that allows them to benefit from the double fuel points accrued when shopping on weekends. The first coupon will be valid for every weekend through June 30, with subsequent monthly coupons for a limited time.

Up to 1,000 points can be redeemed for a maximum savings of $1 off per gallon at Kroger fuel centers on one fill up of up to 35 gallons. Customers also can redeem fuel points at participating Shell stations.

SAMPLER: Just in time for Father's Day, Riesbeck's is hosting a craft beer tasting at its Wintersville store from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on June 14.

Guests of legal drinking age will be able to taste 1-ounce samples of Samuel Adams, Boston Lager, Porch Rocker, Blueberry Hill Lager, Summer Ale, Belgian Session or Little White Rye. Tickets are 25 cents per sample with a maximum of four samples per participant.

TRAINING: The West Virginia University Extension Service, West Virginia Association of Counties, County Commissioners' Association of West Virginia and West Virginia Community Development HUB are offering a Community Leadership Academy Oct. 3-4 at the Waterfront Hotel, Morgantown.

The session will teach participants about innovative projects that work in the community and discover quick avenues for collaboration, according to officials.

The keynote speaker will be Ed Morrison, a regional economic development adviser for Purdue University and first winner of the Arthur D. Little Award for Excellence in Economic Development.

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