News in Brief — 6/5/14

Published 9:57 am Thursday, June 5, 2014

Dutey elected chair of county GOP

Ray Dutey will again lead the executive committee of the county’s Republican Party.

Dutey was re-elected chair at a Tuesday meeting of the party’s central and executive committees at the Lawrence County Courthouse.

County prosecutor Brigham Anderson was elected chair of the central committee after former chair Harriett Scragg did not run for another term.

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County auditor Jason Stephens was re-elected vice chair of the executive and central committees. Stephens was also named treasurer of both. Kim Estep was named secretary of both committees while Burton Payne will be parliamentarian.

There was no opposition in any of the elections, which were done by a voice vote.

— By Benita Heath


IIB seeks nominations for yards

Ironton In Bloom is seeking nominations for its Yard of the Month award.

The judging committee is again asking residents to nominate a yard — your own or another resident’s — for consideration. Nominees should be attractive yards with curb appeal that stand out in the neighborhood.

To nominate a yard for the June Yard of the Month, send the address to or by mail to Ironton In Bloom, P.O. Box 4599, Ironton, OH 45638. Addresses can also be given to any member of Ironton In Bloom.


OLBH event for sleep apnea patients June 20

RUSSELL, Ky. — Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital’s (OLBH) Sleep Lab is hosting its quarterly support group for individuals with sleep apnea. The free A.W.A.K.E (alert, well and keeping energetic) event takes place Friday, June 20, at noon at Bellefonte Centre, 1000 Ashland Drive, 5th Floor Conference Room, on the OLBH campus.

The guest speaker will be OLBH stroke coordinator Natalie Grizzle RN, BSN. Her topic will be “Stroke and OSA.” Lunch will be sponsored by ResMed.

A.W.A.K.E. is designed as a support for persons that have been diagnosed with sleep apnea and their families. Those interested in attending the A.W.A.K.E. meeting should RSVP by Friday, June 13 by calling 606-833-3993.

For more information about the OLBH Sleep Lab or to obtain a free brochure, contact the OLBH CareLine at 606-833-CARE (2273).


Marshall, WVU will work together on higher ed issues

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — The presidents of West Virginia’s two largest public universities say the only rivalry between the schools will be in athletics.

Marshall University President Stephen Kopp and West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee say the schools plan to work together to improve public higher education in the state.

Both presidents say their universities can create opportunities to keep students in West Virginia after they graduate.

Kopp says he expects the two schools to work closely together on initiatives during the Legislature’s 2015 session.