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News in Brief — 2/25/15

Paramount Arts Center reschedules some performaces

ASHLAND, Ky. — Due to the weather, the Paramount Arts Center has moved a few shows around for upcoming Paramount Player productions.

For tickets to school shows, call Melanie Cornelison at 606-324-3175 ext. 311.

For tickets to evening performances call 606-324-0007.

Stuart Little:

March 3

9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. school shows

7:30 p.m. public show

Cinderella:

March 19

9:30 a.m. school show

March 20 and 21

7:30 p.m. public show

PD F. Scott Fitzgerald:

Presented by Dr. Elliot Engel

May 4; 4 p.m.

The Rise and Fall of F. Scott Fitzgerald:

Presented by Dr. Elliot Engel

May 4; 7:30 p.m.

 

Ohio protests carry on as refinery strike continues

FINDLAY (AP) — Workers in northwest Ohio continue to protest as the first nationwide oil refinery strike since 1980 moves into its fourth week.

The Blade newspaper in Toledo reported about 200 people demonstrated Tuesday outside the Marathon Petroleum Corp. headquarters in Findlay despite temperatures in the teens.

More than 60 workers from the BP-Husky refinery in Oregon near Toledo joined the demonstration, and two busloads of workers from Marathon’s refinery in Catlettsburg, Kentucky also made the trek.

The strike began after the United Steelworkers union said that negotiations with Shell Oil Co. had broken down. Shell is negotiating the national contract for other oil companies.

The strike began Feb. 1 at refineries mostly in Texas and California, then later grew to include Ohio and Indiana refineries.