NEW POST: The Bordas & Bordas law firm has named Brandi Richards as the firm's new assistant director of communications and philanthropy.
Richards is a 2013 graduate of Wheeling Jesuit University, where she earned a degree in professional communications. While at WJU, she composed articles for the school newspaper, did design work for various on-campus organizations and was an active member of the Professional Communications Honor Society, Lambda Pi Eta. She completed an eight-month post-graduate internship at Bordas & Bordas prior to accepting her current position.
Managing partner Jamie Bordas, said, "We had the pleasure of experiencing her work ethic, creativity and insight through her participation as an intern here at the firm and are happy that she has decided to stay with us full time."
Richards is a resident of Dillonvale and a graduate of Bellaire St. John's High School. She actively volunteers at St. Adalbert Catholic Church and various local events.
Bordas & Bordas has offices in Wheeling, St. Clairsville and Moundsville and practices throughout the region.
NEW DIRECTOR: Robyn E. (Windon) Vittek has been named director of the St. Clairsville Public Library, the board of trustees has announced.
Vittek is a Buckeye Local High School graduate with degrees from Ohio State University and Franciscan University of Steubenville, as well as a master of library and information science from Kent State University. She was employed at the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County and Akron-Summit County Public Library.
She has been recognized for her career achievements by the American Library Association and several statewide organizations.
"I am thrilled to be back in the Ohio Valley and excited to work with a library that is so vital to the community," Vittek said. "St. Clairsville Public Library has a reputation for innovative programming and a great collection, including an exceptional local history collection. We recently opened a new technology center and have big plans for the future."
Vittek says that she has started to meet with the staff to plan library services for the coming year and has already attended several local meetings and events.
CONFERENCE: The Ohio Valley Education Council will hold a conference featuring speakers on drug abuse and food allergies from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 14 at Bethany College's Mountainside Conference Center.
The speakers will include William Ihlenfeld II, U.S. attorney for the Northern District; Jami Robinson, founder of Ohio Valley Kids with Food Allergies; and Randy Housh, a member of the West Virginia Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors.
Representatives of more than 14 health-related organizations and businesses also will have exhibits and door prizes.
The cost is $35, with continuing education credits available for some professions. For information or to register, call (304) 845-3300 or e-mail OhiocountyFRN@yahoo.com. The deadline to register is March 7.
Meeting monthly, the Ohio Valley Health Education Council provides opportunities for networking, education and involvement in health promotion efforts in the Northern Panhandle. For information, contact Jan Futey, its chairman, at (304) 748-7850 or firstname.lastname@example.org.