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October 21, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

Brooke County Public Service

District to meet Wednesday

WELLSBURG - The Brooke County Public Service District will hold a construction meeting at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the district office located at 711 Charles St.

Center holding bake, rummage sale

WEIRTON - The Weirton Senior Center is holding a rummage and bake sale, beginning at 9 a.m., today through Friday.

Club hosts showing of 'Feast'

WEIRTON?- The Weirton Woman's Club International Outreach Committee will host a showing of "Babette's Feast" from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Mary H. Weir Library.

International foods will be served, and the event is free to the public.

Library offering free tutor training

WEIRTON - The Mary H. Weir Public Library is offering free tutor training from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Those previously trained as tutors may re-take the training as a refresher.

For information, call (304) 797-8510 or (304) 670-8489.

'Fracking Fact' series begins Tuesday

WHEELING - The Ohio County Public Library will open a new "Fracking Facts" series on the Marcellus Shale drilling issues in the valley at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Ben Stout, Wheeling Jesuit University biology professor and ecologist, will present the program "Is Wheeling to Become a Hazardous Waste Destination?"

Stout will discuss studies on brine water and residual waste trucks.

Reports workers fell ill at the Wheeling sewage treatment plant led to an investigation by West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection. Trucks carrying Marcellus Shale brine water or residual waste were sampled as they entered one such industrial facility, and the DEP data was obtained by a citizen group via a Freedom of Information Act request. At the program, Stout will discuss the results.

The library will host a free screening of the documentary "Gasland Part 2," directed by Josh Fox at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29 in partnership with Wheeling Water Warriors, FaCTOV and Ohio Valley Peace. Former Pittsburgh City Councilman Doug Shields will attend.

"Fracking Facts" is free and open to the public. Call (304) 232-0244 or visit for information.

Seeing Hand to hold open house

WHEELING - The Seeing Hand Association at 750 Main St. will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 24 in celebration of Meet the Blind and Disabilities Awareness Month.

Karen Haught, executive director, said the open house will be both an educational and fun day for all age groups.

"You are invited to join us for tours, to talk to the employees, watch mops being made and chair caning and interact with a guide dog," she said, adding, "Visitors will also be able to try on special goggles that allow the wearer to experience what it is like to be blind."

Visitors also can shop in the Crafters for a Cause gift shop, which is stocked with many new fall and seasonal items. There also will be refreshments and door prizes.

For information about the services offered by The Seeing Hand Association, call (304) 232-4810.

Church to hold bazaar, dinner

COLLIERS - Colliers United Methodist Church will hold its annual fall bazaar and turkey dinner Saturday.

The bazaar will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a variety of soups and sandwiches, including hot dogs and sloppy joes, available to eat-in or take-out from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Dinner will be served from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and include turkey, dressing, whipped potatoes with gravy, green beans, rolls, desserts and drinks.

The price is $8 for adults and teens, $4 for children 7-12 and free for children 6 and under. Take-out will be available.

There will be various sale tables including a bake sale, white elephant and jewelry.

The church is at 318 Pennsylvania Ave. across from the Colliers Post Office. For information, call (304) 527-1696 or 527-1816.

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