Local news in brief

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 29, 2006

OUS Electronic Media hosting open house

IRONTON — The Ohio University Southern Electronic Media Department is hosting an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday on the third floor of the Riffe Center.

“We want to invite the community to come in and find out more about the Electronic Media Program at OUS,” said Don Moore, Director of the Electronic Media Department. “This is an exciting time in our industry with new stations coming online and agencies opening up. We’re receiving calls on a weekly basis from employers looking for students with new media skills.”

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The open house chance for prospective and incoming students interested in an associate degree in Electronic Media to see just what the field has to offer. They can meet with current EM students to see just what kind of projects they’ll be doing their first year and what to expect from the classes.

They can also tour the facilities and meet with instructors.

It’s not too late to register for fall quarter. Classes begin at the Southern and Proctorville campuses Sept. 5.

Prospective students will need to complete an electronic media supplemental application in addition to the university admissions process. Both applications are available online and in the Collins Center.

For more information on the Electronic Media Program, visit www.emdegree.com or call Moore (740) 533-4575.

Chesapeake High’s band having bulb sale

CHESAPEAKE — The Chesapeake High School Marching Band is having its annual fall bulb sale.

Orders are being taken for daffodils, tulips and other flowers. Bulbs will be delivered in time for fall planting. Proceeds of this sale will go toward the spring band trip.

Deadline for orders is August 28. To place an order you may contact any band member, band booster or call (740) 886-7987.

Port authority calls special meeting

IRONTON — There will be a special emergency meeting of the Ironton Port Authority at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the second floor conference room of the Ironton City Center.

The meeting is to discuss the future plans for the Aluminastic Corp.’s growth in Ironton.

Aluminastic has been leasing the spec building in the South Ironton Industrial Park.

Scioto sheriff seizes $2.5 million in pot

SCIOTO COUNTY — Scioto County Sheriff Mary Donini and several other law enforcement agencies seized 2,500 marijuana plants last week in the West Portsmouth, Friendship and McDermott areas.

If it had been harvested and sold, Donini said the marijuana would have netted $2.5 million.

The seizure has resulted in several cases being opened, according to the sheriff, and investigations continue.

Cabell now offering electronic greetings

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Cabell Huntington Hospital administration is now offering free electronic greeting cards through its Web site.

Once a card has been selected from the options on the Web site, it will be printed out and hand-delivered by a hospital auxiliary member to the patient. Cards may also be sent to staff members.

“E-cards are simple to send, and they really mean a lot to our patients, especially when patients are only admitted for a day or two,” said Chris Koenig, web content manager for Cabell Huntington Hospital. “E-cards arrive faster than cards delivered through the mail.”

To order an eCard, visit the hospital’s Web site at www.cabellhuntington.org and go to the Patients and Visitors option on the menu or click on Contact Us at the top of the screen.

Fulks to sign books at Portsmouth Library

PORTSMOUTH — Lawrence County author Danny Fulks will be signing copies of his latest book “Tick Ridge Faces The South: True Stories, Memories, Rare Photos From Appalachia and the South.” at the Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

The book is the follow-up to the popular work,” Tragedy on Greasy Ridge: True Stories from Appalachian Ohio.”

Fulks’ latest work includes fiction and non-fiction stories.

Fulks has written 30 stories on Appalachian and the south for selected journals and has published three books.

For more information call (740) 353-5834.