Around town published March 15

New River school will be dedicated

An open house and ribbon cutting ceremony for River Elementary School will be held at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday at the new site, 52558 River High School Road, Hannibal.

Work on Muskingum Drive starting Tues.

The Marietta Street Department will be repairing a retaining wall in the 100/200 blocks of Muskingum Drive on Tuesday, Wednesday and possibly part of Thursday. There will be a message board stating ” One Lane Traffic Ahead” to allow equipment and material access to the retaining wall.

For information: Street Department, 376-6455.

Program on problem-solving in Belpre

Glenn Ray will present a “Problem-Solving Tools Workshop” from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce office, 713 Park Drive, Belpre. The cost is $25 for BACC members, $50 for non-members. To register call Karen Waller, executive director, at 423-8934.

Founding of Belpre will be celebrated

The Belpre Historical Society will celebrate the 225th Anniversary of the 1789 founding of the Belpre settlement with a Founders Dinner at 6 p.m. April 8 at the Belpre Church of Christ fellowship hall, 2932 Washington Blvd. Following dinner, Patty Cooper portrays Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Reservations are necessary by April 5. The cost is $20 per person. Call 423-5359 or 423-7382 to make reservations. Proceeds benefit the Farmers’ Castle Museum Education Center.

Amphibians topic of talk at Wildlife Refuge

Lynn Barnhart will present a program about the life and biology of local amphibians at 7 p.m. March 25 at the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center at 3982 Waverly Road, Williamstown. Live frogs and salamanders will be available to be seen up close. All ages are welcome. The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ohio River Islands NWR.

For information: 304-375-2923, Ext. 117.

Fort Frye BOE meeting changed

The time of the March regular meeting of the Fort Frye Local Schools Board of Education on Thursday has been changed to 5 p.m. in the Beverly-Center Elementary cafeteria.

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