News in brief — 2/3/13Published 12:45am Sunday, February 3, 2013
Dog tag deadline extended for county
The deadline for getting dog tags has been extended by a month to Feb. 28.
The original deadline had been Thursday. The tags are on sale at the Lawrence County Auditor’s Office and the county dog shelter.
Tags are $12 for the year for each dog. All the money goes to fund the dog shelter. After Feb. 28 the price goes up to $24.
Dog tags are also on sale at Petland in South Point, Moore’s Hardware in Proctorville, Chesapeake Animal Clinic, Dickess Market and Tipton’s Mini-Mart.
ODOT crews battle flood waters, ice
CHILLICOTHE — Crews from the Ohio Department of Transportation-District 9 continue their efforts to clear the state highways today of snow and ice.
Currently, pavement conditions are improving, but they do vary from clear and wet primary routes to partly snow covered secondary routes. Many roads will have slush, and all routes are likely to be slick and icy in spots.
In addition to snow and ice that is affecting the area’s roads, two routes in Scioto County are closed due to flooding.
State Route 239 is closed at the U.S. 52 underpass at West Portsmouth, and State Rout 73/104 is closed at the on and off-ramps to and from U.S. 52 and State Rout 852. The Second Street bridge at Portsmouth is also closed.
Although the duration of closure is not known, it is anticipated that these routes will remain closed through the weekend, and they are closed until further notice. Motorists can detour via U.S. Route 52.
Regardless of the weather, drivers need to share the road responsibly and be prepared.
Conditions can change from mile to mile and minute to minute, so motorists need to be alert and drive with care, especially during inclement weather.
SSU artists use work to raise money for trip
PORTSMOUTH — Art faculty and students are preparing for another Silent Art Auction at Shawnee State University in the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts from Friday, Feb. 8 through Friday, Feb. 22.
A collection of oils, watercolors, photography, digital art and ceramics will be on display in the hallways of the Vern Riffe Center with a bid sheet on each piece available for bidders. The public is invited to visit the Center and bid on favorite pieces of art from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday.
All the art has been donated for the students to take an educational art history trip to Spain and France. Students will be leaving Feb. 27 with Isabel Graziani, associate professor of Fine, Digital and Performing Arts.
“Our first stop will be Madrid to see its fantastic architecture, the beautiful fountains and churches, the Plaza de Mayor and museums like the Prado, considered to be the best art gallery of the world,” Graziani said.
BCPL offering new ‘Blind Date with a Book’ program
ASHLAND, Ky. — Are you single? In a relationship? Is it complicated?
No matter your relationship status, Boyd County Public Library has a great February suggestion for you — go on a blind date. With a book, that is.
During Blind Date with a Book month at BCPL, there will be a display of books wrapped in brown paper at the main and Kyova branches. You won’t know the identity of your book until you check it out, take it home and unwrap it. Large-print items will be identified on the wrapper.
Once you get your date home, spend some time getting to know it. (You can have 21 days and one renewal, if you need it).
Sure, you might be disappointed with your date. That happens. But then again, you may end up having a great time with something you would otherwise never have ventured to meet (read).
When you are finished with your date, fill out the Rate Your Date slip found inside the book and drop it off at the library. Each form enters the reader into a drawing for a real date – dinner and a movie for two! Patrons can go on an unlimited number of “blind dates” during the month.