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June 23, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

OIL AND GAS: Eastern Gateway Community College, in collaboration with the Great Lakes OSHA Education Center and RiskControl360, is offering the course OSHA 5810 - Hazards Recognition and Standards for On-Shore Oil and Gas Exploration and Production.

The course, developed with cooperation from oil and gas producers, service companies and industry associations, helps students develop the knowledge and skills necessary to anticipate, recognize, evaluate and control hazards common to the on-shore oil and gas industry.

Employees and managers who are engaged in all phases of on-shore oil and gas exploration and production should attend.

The course is recognized as the next step from SafeLand USA Orientation.

The summer session is being offered on five Fridays, from July 12 through Aug. 9, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pugliese Center, 110 John Scott Highway, Steubenville.

Attendance at all five classes is mandatory to receive certification. The cost per registrant is $695.

Registration is required.

To register, contact Shari Bonnell-May of RiskControl360 at (614) 827-0363 or

HELPING Modern Woodmen of America has helped raise money for two area youth programs.

The St. Clairsville chapter of Modern Woodmen helped Warren Township Boys Baseball raise $1,500 for equipment, which included $750 in matching funds from Modern Woodmen.

The chapter also helped Edison FFA Boosters raise $1,500 for equipment, which also included $750 in matching funds from Modern Woodmen.

The Edison group staged a truck pull as its fundraiser, while the Warren Township organization sponsored a drawing.

Modern Woodmen nationwide supports community causes, matching up to $2,500 of the money raised for a particular project.

Last year, the fundraising projects contributed more than $6.5 million to community needs across the nation.

Tim Conrad is activities coordinator for the local chapter.

APPOINTED: Christopher J. Barrick is the new chairman for the department of music and theater at West Liberty University.

Barrick is an associate professor of music and teaches saxophone, clarinet and jazz studies at the university.

Prior to joining the West Liberty faculty in 2008, he was jazz ensemble director at Doane College in Crete, Neb., from 2007-2008 and a teaching assistant in saxophone and jazz studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln from 2005-2008.

He also served as assistant director of bands at Cocke County High School in Newport, Tenn., from 2003-2005, and as teaching assistant for two years at the University of Tennessee School of Music.

Originally from New Jersey, Barrick earned his bachelor of arts in music degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2000 with a specialization in music performance, saxophone concentration, and a bachelor of science in music education degree, also at IUP, in 2001.

He earned a master of music degree from the University of Tennessee in 2003 and a doctorate of musical arts degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Barrick completed WLU's Executive Fellowship Program to prepare faculty for eventual roles in higher education administration in 2012-2013.

He performs locally at many venues and also in the jazz duo Pair O'Docs.

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