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January 13, 2014
The Herald-Star

Foundation offers


The Wheeling-based Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley 2014 scholarship applications are now available online at and can be submitted until March 7.

Award recipients will be notified in May.

Competitive scholarships are primarily awarded to graduating high school seniors and range from approximately $250 to $5,000. In 2013, the foundation awarded more than $170,000 to more than 100 students through its scholarship program.

Scholarships are made possible by donors who established funds at the foundation. These funds are invested to grow over time and provide a permanent source of funding.

"With the cost of college tuition rising, these scholarships help to ensure that Ohio Valley students have an equal opportunity to achieve their dreams and seek a college education," said Associate Director Vicki Smith. "With the help of our generous donors, we are pleased to offer hope for students."

The scholarship program consists of more than 50 different scholarship opportunities established by individuals, families, businesses or organizations to assist Ohio Valley students.

Students are encouraged to review scholarship opportunities and apply for those which they are eligible. Many awards are restricted to students graduating from certain high schools; others to students pursuing particular fields of study or attending specific institutions.

RSVP to hold MLK project on Jan. 21

The Retired Senior Volunteer Program will hold a Martin Luther King Project from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Mary H. Weir Library.

Seniors will learn hidden costs involved with borrowing money.

To register, call the library at (304) 797-8510 or RSVP at (304) 527-3410.

Traubert receives special license

Michael Traubert of Wellsburg has received an expanded license from USA Boxing Inc. of Colorado Springs, Colo., allowing him to serve as a coach, judge, time keeper and clerk through the Allegheny Mountain Boxing Association.

A lifelong boxing fan and former volunteer with the Brooke County Athletic Association Boxing Team, Traubert has been licensed through the AMBA since 1983. He has served as ring announcer for various area boxing events.

Blood drive set

in Burgettstown

A Central Blood Bank blood drive will be held from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday at Our Lady of Lourdes, McCashin Hall, 1109 Main St., Burgettstown.

To make an appointment, contact Marianne Rogers by phone at (412) 722-4410 or by e-mail

Park accepting shelter rentals

Brooke Hills Park will accept shelter rentals from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the park's clubhouse.

Doors will open at 9 a.m. All rentals will be done on a first-come, first-served basis.

Those whose rentals have been automatically renewed and who haven't received their rental packet for 2014 should call the park as soon as possible at (304) 737-1236.

Crocheting group meets Wednesday

The Brooke County Public Library's Crocheting Group will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The group is for adults, beginners through experts. Bring supplies and projects. Assistance and/or instruction will be available as needed. Call (304) 737-1551 to register for the free program.

Library to show action film

The Brooke County Public Library will be showing "Fast and Furious 6," at 5 p.m. Thursday. The PG-13-rated film stars Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel.

Call (304) 737-1551 to reserve a seat and popcorn.

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