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Published 10:35am Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Marshall U, W.Va. police partnership recognized

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University and the West Virginia State Police are being recognized for their collaborative work on digital forensics, DNA testing and investigations.

The university and the state agency on Monday received the United States Attorney’s Award for Innovation in Justice at a ceremony on Marshall’s Huntington campus.

Officials say the award recognizes the partnership between the Marshall University Forensic Science Center and the West Virginia State Police.

U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin says the partnership has brought justice to countless victims and has allowed law enforcement to identify criminals using innovative technology.

Marshall University President Stephen Kopp says the work being done is important in solving crimes that would most likely go unsolved.

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters needs more mentors

ASHLAND, Ky. — Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Tri-State is recruiting mentors for their School-Based Mentoring and Community Based Programs. Those interested in volunteering with the program are invited to call the local office at 606-329-8799 or 1-800-971-2101 or visit the agency’s web site at www.bbbstristate.org.

Big Brothers are especially needed as more than 30 boys are waiting, however Big Sister applicants are welcomed as well. Big Brothers Big Sisters is a mentoring program serving children facing adversity in both a School-Based Mentoring Program and a Community Based Program in the Ashland, Ironton, and Huntington area. Big Brothers Big Sisters is a United Way funded partner.

 

Community Hospice annual Run in Remembrance 5K run/walk set

IRONTON — The 3rd Annual Community Hospice Run in Remembrance 5K Run/Walk is scheduled for Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at Ohio University Southern Campus in Ironton. Race day registration will begin at 7:15 a.m.

Entry fees are $20 per participant. The first 200 registrants will receive a nice goody bag and long sleeve T-shirts. Awards will be given to the top 3 overall male and female and also to the top 3 male and female in each age category. Food and door prizes will be available.

The race will start and finish at 9th and Heplar Streets behind Ohio University. The course traverses Ironton neighborhood streets. This is a flat course.

This race had 191 finishers in 2011. Race results and photos will be posted immediately following the race at www.tristateracer.com. All proceeds from this event benefit the programs and services of Community Hospice.

On-line registration is available at www.tristateracer.com. For additional information, contact Community Hospice at 740-532-8841 or 606-329-1890.

 

Attorney banquet speaker

Jonathan Hollingsworth, attorney and owner of J. Hollingsworth & Associates, LLC from Dayton will be the keynote speaker for the Annual Freedom Fund Banquet hosted by the Southeastern Ohio NAACP Branch that serves Gallia, Jackson and Lawrence counties.

Hollingsworth is the president-elect for the Ohio State Bar Association. He is the first African American to hold this position. He has been previously associated with the Washington & Hollingworth Co., LPA and Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur LLP, both firms of Dayton.

He has taught at the Antioch University McGregor, School of Management and the University of Dayton, School of Law.

This banquet will be at the Jackson Elks Lodge, 315 E. Main St, Jackson Saturday at 7 p.m. Music will be provided by Michael Maughmer from Chillicothe. Tickets are still being sold for $25 each.

Tickets can be purchased from Martha Cosby (740) 286-1776; Jessie Payne (740) 245-5216; or Marie Jones (740) 894-0035.

 

Community Hospice to host volunteer fair

ASHLAND, Ky. — Community Hospice will host a volunteer fair on Thursday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at its office, 1480 Carter Ave., Ashland.

The volunteer fair is open to the public, particularly those interested in becoming a Community Hospice volunteer. Light refreshments will be served.

The volunteer fair will feature several different stations staffed by current Community Hospice volunteers to provide first-hand information about the numerous volunteer needs and opportunities available at Community Hospice. Volunteers determine when and how often they are available to assist – a few hours a week or just occasionally.

Volunteer opportunities include: in-home respite care, caregiver time out, emotional support and visitation, nursing home and care center visits, companionship and reading, bereavement support, spiritual care, running errands, greeter/receptionist, hospitality cart attendants, delivery drivers, computer data entry and office clerical work, and handyman services. LuAnn Vance, director of volunteers, will also be on hand to answer questions.

This volunteer fair is offered in conjunction with the upcoming Community Hospice volunteer orientation session scheduled for Tuesday through Thursday, Oct. 30 – Nov. 1 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. All volunteers must complete the volunteer orientation to be certified.

Community Hospice currently has 200 active volunteers in their nine county service area – Boyd, Greenup, Carter, Lawrence, Elliott, Martin and Johnson counties in Kentucky, along with Lawrence and Scioto counties, Ohio. For additional information, contact LuAnn Vance, director of volunteers, at 606-329-1890 or 1-800-926-6184.

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