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News in Brief – 7/22/12

Concerned Citizens to host cookout

BURLINGTON — The Concerned Citizens of Burlington will have a potluck cookout at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Burlington Commons Playground.

There will be a discussion on the upcoming Candidates Night and Fall Clean-up Project.

Those attending are asked to bring a dish.

 

Memorial Hall items sought

The Tribune is working on a special feature on the history of Memorial Hall and is looking for photos or other memorabilia, including a commemorative spoon that was issued at the time the structure opened.

Anyone with any items is asked to contact Benita Heath at The Tribune office at 740-532-1441 Ext. 19 or via email at benita.heath@irontontribune.com.

 

OLBH hosts blood drive Aug. 1

RUSSELL, Ky. — Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital (OLBH), in conjunction with the American Red Cross, will conduct a blood drive 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday at the Bellefonte Pavilion, 2000 Ashland Drive, on the campus of OLBH.

Hospital officials stress donating blood is safe and relatively painless. Trained nurses conduct the donation process and sterile equipment is used.

Donations can help people suffering from a variety of health problems including anemia, bone diseases, lung diseases, kidney diseases, leukemia and many others. Donors should be at least 17 years old, weigh 110 pounds and be in generally good health.

Giovanni’s Pizza in Flatwoods, Ky. will be providing refreshments for donors. Walk-ins are welcome but appointments can be scheduled. To make an appointment, contact the OLBH CareLine at (606) 833-CARE (2273).

 

Greenbo Lake offering Junior Fishing Tournament

GREENUP, Ky. — Greenbo Lake State Resort Park will host its Junior Fishing Tournament Saturday for ages 3 to 15.

Prizes will be awarded in each age group for the biggest fish caught and the most fish caught. Age groups are 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 and 13-15, both boys and girls.  Registration starts at 8 a.m. and the fishing tournament starts at 10 and goes until noon.

No registration fee is required. Fishing in boats will not be allowed. This event is sponsored by Great Outdoors, Distinctive Specialtees, Evans Funeral Home and Pressure Tech.

 

AEP video focuses on copper theft

AEP Ohio has released a new video to help explain the serious — and even deadly — crime of copper theft.

The utility company emphasizes that copper theft is a dangerous crime that injures and kills people every year. It also can cause power outages and leave unsafe situations for utility workers.

The company urges the public to help stop this trend by watching the short video at http://tiny.cc/l9wqhw and passing it on to others.

To report copper theft, call 911 or AEP Ohio at 1-866-747-5845.