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News in Brief — 8/27/13

Ironton city building closed for plumbing issue

IRONTON — The Ironton City Building will be closed today due to plumbing issues.

Those who wish to pay their utility bill may do so from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ironton Fire Department conference room at 526 S. Fourth St.


SOMC providing free smoking cessation classes

PORTSMOUTH — Southern Ohio Medical Center is partnering with the American Lung Association to offer free smoking cessation classes on Sept. 10.

The Freedom From Smoking Program is designed to help anyone wishing to kick the tobacco habit. The course takes place over a seven-week period and includes eight classes. All classes are free and all materials are included. Medication support will also be available on a week-to-week attendance basis through the Scioto Foundation.

To register, or for more information, contact SOMC Community Health & Wellness at 740-356-2720.


MU Choral Union accepting new members

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Marshall University’s Choral Union is looking for interested singers for the 2013-2014 season.

This fall the choir will be performing Anton Bruckner’s Mass No. 2 in E Minor for eight-part choir, which will feature an instrumental ensemble of oboes, clarinets, bassoons, trumpets, horns and trombones.

The group will be under the direction of Robert Wray, associate professor of music at Marshall.

“The Mass in E Minor is a work of inspiration and incredible artistry,” Wray said. “Composer Anton Bruckner combined wonderfully his unique approach to harmony and counterpoint with many of the traditions and sounds of the older sacred music he cherished.”

Rehearsals will begin on Monday evening, Sept. 9, and take place each Monday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. in Smith Music Hall, Room 150. Music will be available for purchase at rehearsal. Music reading skills are a plus, but not necessary, and any singing level is accepted, Wray said.

For further information, please contact Wray by phone at 304-696-2399 or by e-mail at wrayr@marshall.edu.