Absentee balloting began Tuesday
No-fault, absentee balloting began Tuesday for the May 4 primary election, with 25 people casting ballots at the Washington County Board of Elections and ballots being mailed to nearly 300 others who had applied for them.
Absentee ballot applications are available at the board's office in the courthouse. They can also be downloaded from the board's Web site, www.electionsonthe.net/oh/washington/absvote.htm . People can vote at the office during its normal business hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The office will be open until 9 p.m. Monday, the last day to register to vote for the primary.
Races on the ballot include Washington County commissioner, Ohio House of Delegates and U.S. House of Representatives, as well as ballot issues such as the Warren Local Schools bond issue.
Newport Township spring cleaning time
Newport Township is starting the spring cleanup of its cemeteries in preparation for the mowing season.
It is requested that Christmas arrangements and deteriorated flowers be removed. Arrangements that detract from the appearance of the cemetery will be removed at the discretion of the trustees.
Planting is not recommended, and neither the township nor the cemetery caretakers are responsible for damage or loss.
Right Path plans town meeting April 6
The Right Path for Washington County is holding a town hall meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, in the CBT Building at Washington State Community College.
This meeting is part of the nationwide effort to raise awareness about the risks and consequences of underage drinking.
Facilitator will be Karrie Clay, drug and alcohol counselor at Marietta College. Key speaker will be Agent Rob Anderson with the Ohio Investigative Unit. Additional speakers are service providers, 12 Step community and MC students.
This free event is open to everyone interested in learning about how underage drinking affects our communities. Those attending will have an opportunity to win a $25 gas card.
For more information: 374-6990, ext 13.
Walk MS event planned for April 18
Walk MS, an annual fundraiser for multiple sclerosis, will be held at 2 p.m. April 18, beginning from the pavilion at Parkersburg City Park. Registration will begin at 1.
Entertainment will be provided. New this year will be a kid's corner with projects for children to make. There will also be food, raffles and more.
Walk participants obtain pledges from friends, family, neighbors, co-workers and others to participate in the event with no minimum amount required. A minimum of $125, however, gets participants a Walk MS T-shirt on the day of the event.
The event helps raise money for programs and services, such as special equipment like wheelchairs, for those who cannot afford them, as well as research for treatment.
For more information: 1-800-FIGHT-MS.