Local Briefs

Road closed until Oct. 6 for repairs

BARTON — Belmont County Road 4 (Barton 250) was closed to all traffic at a location 1,100 feet south of County Road 12 (Mercer Road) on Monday. The road will be closed until Oct. 6 for a bridge replacement project.

Legion to host 9/11 memorial event

BRILLIANT — The Brilliant American Legion, Post 573 will join police and fire/rescue personnel to pay tribute to the veterans, first responders and innocent Americans who perished as a result of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The public is invited to attend the remembrance ceremony at 2 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Brilliant 9/11 Memorial, located next to the Brilliant American Legion Post, 210 Market St. During the tribute, the Honkytonk Sweethearts will sing the national anthem, the Brilliant Volunteer Fire Department will raise the garrison flag on its ladder truck, the Brilliant American Legion will conduct a rifle salute, and a wreath will be laid on the memorial. A short keynote address will be given by retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Deb Gilchrist. The public is invited to a light luncheon at the Legion hall immediately following the ceremony.

Class of ’69 picnic set, share with all

BELLAIRE — On Sept. 9, The Bellaire High School Class of 1969 will have a picnic at The Triadelphia Shelter at 4400 National Road, Triadelphia. Each member is asked to bring a covered dish and a lawn chair. Please tell anyone that you see from The Bellaire Class of 1969 about this event. The event starts at noon and will last all day.

WIC sets classes for September

BELLAIRE — The Belmont County General Health District Women, Children and Infants program will offer the following classes for September:

∫ 10 a.m. Sept. 7 — Infant Feeding Class

∫ 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 15 — Which Meal is Better?

∫ 3 p.m. Sept. 27 — Infant feeding class.

Classes are held at the WIC clinic at 3201 Belmont St., Bellaire. On class days, patients can walk in between the hours of 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Clients need to bring their photo identification and their WIC Nutrition card with them. For more information, call 740-676-2232 or 740-671-9873.

Belmont County Historical Society sponsors field trip to Raven Rocks

BEALLSVILLE — John Boilegh, an anthropologist with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, will conduct a field trip to Raven Rocks on Thursday. The event is free and open to the public. Those interested will meet at the Belmont County Victorian Mansion Museum, 532 N. Chestnut St., Barnesville, by 9 a.m. to car pool or meet the group at Raven Rocks parking lot at 10 a.m. Directions: Take Ohio 26 to Beallsville-New Castle Road; take Township Road 804, the second gravel road to the left, go up long hill, cross a stone bridge to the Raven Rocks parking lot.

Wear appropriate shoes and attire, as there is a series of long stairs to the rock formations. For more information, call 740-425-2228.

Installation dinner scheduled

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Oakleigh Garden Club will hold its installation dinner at Mehlman’s Cafeteria at 6 p.m. Sept. 14. Brenda Russell will have the welcome, Helen Neimiec devotions, arrangements by Judi Phillips, closing by Linda Ellis.

Health board meeting slated

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Belmont County Board of Health will conduct its regular board meeting at noon Sept. 11 at the Belmont County Health Department, 68501 Bannock Road, on Ohio 331, St. Clairsville.


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