Region Briefs

Teens missing since Monday

MOUNDSVILLE – Police Chief Thomas Mitchell said officers are looking for two teenage girls who have not been seen since 2:30 p.m. Monday when they were on Oak Avenue.

Mitchell said Casey Adkins, 16, and Ashley Howard, 17, are missing. Officers said Adkins is about 5-feet, 5-inches tall with dark brown hair and brown eyes. Howard is about 5-feet, 7-inches tall with brown eyes and red hair.

Anyone with information on the girls’ location should call the Moundsville Police Department at 304-845-1611.

Postal drive to help Catholic Charities

WHEELING – Wheeling postal workers and volunteers will once again collect customers’ canned goods and other non-perishable food in an effort to “Stamp Out Hunger.” The 22nd annual National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is slated Saturday and allows people to donate food to the needy by simply putting it out with their mail. That day, Wheeling postal workers will pick up the items and at the end of their shift take them to the Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center on 18th Street. There, workers and volunteers ready the items for distribution to other organizations and churches that feed the hungry, said center Director P.J. Reindel.

Golf scramble to aid Easter Seals

MOUNDSVILLE – During its first two golf scrambles, the Third Alarm Bar on Wheeling Island raised $14,000 that is helping Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center create an activities of daily living training room for children.

Now during the third golf scramble – set for 8 a.m. May 17 at River Links Golf Course, Rayland – bar owner Tom Vapner, his son Nate Vapner and Wheeling resident Tom Dorsch aim to raise more money for Easter Seals.

Funds collected this year will be used to purchase therapy tools such as feeding and positioning chairs, balancing equipment, postural wedges and seating devices.

Following the golf scramble, a steak fry is slated for 2 p.m. May 17 at the Wheeling Island Marina that also will benefit Easter Seals. For more information about the scramble or steak fry, call Dorsch at 304-281-4214 or Tom Vapner at 304-215-5315 or 304-242-9665.

Road to close for bridge replacement

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – Richland Township Road 290, Scales Road, will be closed for three weeks starting at 8 a.m. today for a bridge replacement project, located 50 feet east of Township Road 289, Cumberland Run Road.