News in brief — 10/26/12

Published 11:09 am Friday, October 26, 2012

OUS to host open house

IRONTON — Ohio University Southern in Ironton will have an Open House for students interested in transferring to the university.

The event takes place on Nov. 13 in the Ohio Room, Collins Building. Students may choose to attend one of the following time slots. From 2 p.m.-4 p.m. or 5 p.m.-7 p.m. A campus tour will begin at 4 pm.

The Transfer Student Open House is for any student who has attended or is currently attending another college and would like to finish or start a degree at Ohio University Southern.

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Attendees will learn about the transfer admissions process and the many opportunities at Southern’s Ironton and Proctorville locations.

Interested students are encouraged to RSVP to Nina Queen, transfer advisor at or call 740.533.4548.


Horse camp set for Nov. 30

FRANKLIN FURNACE — Ohio University Southern will have a Horse Day Camp at the Ohio Horse Park in Franklin Furnace on Nov. 30 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for children ages 6 – 12.

Children who attend will participate in various equine-related activities such as grooming, riding and crafts. This is an excellent opportunity for children to learn more about horses in a fun and friendly atmosphere. The cost is $50 per child for all activities.

To register for the Day Camp, please contact Molly Hutchinson at 740-354-9347.


Marshall to host cyber safety summit

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University is sponsoring a summit to help people protect themselves from cyber bullying and other forms of online harassment.

The summit is scheduled for Oct. 30 at the Memorial Student Center on the Huntington campus.

Organizers say the free safety summit will show how Internet users can combat cyber bullying, avoid the dangers of social media and shelter themselves from computer-based scams.

The summit is sponsored by the FBI, the Appalachian Institute of Digital Evidence and Marshall’s Department of Integrated Science and Technology.


Landau Murphy to sing national anthem at Marshall

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — “America’s Got Talent’ winner Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. will sing the national anthem at Marshall’s football game Saturday against Central Florida.

Media outlets report Murphy also is set to perform a Nov. 1 concert at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center to benefit Hospice of Huntington.

Tickets for that concert are $30, $60 and $100 and are available through the box office at Marshall’s Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center.

Murphy sang the national anthem at a West Virginia football game last year against LSU in Morgantown and at a Marshall basketball game in February.


W.Va. insurance agent charged with fraud

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Parkersburg insurance agent faces charges of defrauding clients through a scheme that included phony companies and policies.

U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin says a federal grand jury indicted 53-year-old Lloyd B. Carr on 35 counts. The charges issued Tuesday include mail fraud, wire fraud, insurance fraud and money laundering.

Carr is accused of persuading clients to terminate existing life insurance contracts or take money from Individual Retirement Accounts. The money was supposed to be invested in new insurance policies.

The indictment charges that Carr used at least some of the money to buy expensive vehicles and clothes.

Carr also is accused of creating fake insurance companies and policies to show clients that their retirement savings were invested.

A telephone listing for Carr in the Parkersburg area could not be found.


Make a ‘green’ wreath at BCPL

ASHLAND, Ky. — Teen and tweens are invited to make a “green” wreath for the upcoming holidays, using pages from old books.

Volunteer Veronica LaPointe will teach the class, on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 2 p.m. at the Main Branch. The program is for ages 8-18 only.

The library will provide all the supplies. Participation is limited to 15. Register online at For more information, call Natalie at 606.329.0090.


KDMC offers free skin cancer screening

ASHLAND, Ky. — King’s Daughters family physician Jane Wiseman Strader, M.D., will perform free skin cancer screenings beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at King’s Daughters Medical Specialties – Russell, 399 Diederich Boulevard.

Dr. Strader will review suspicious spots and lesions with participants and provide follow-up recommendations and education on skin cancer prevention, detection and treatment.

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer occurring in the U.S. and its incidence is growing.

Appointments are required and can be made by calling King’s Daughters at toll free at 1-888-377-KDMC (5362).