Pats on the Back

– To Northern Panhandle law enforcement officers and agencies honored last week at the 2014 Northern Regional Highway Safety Awards Banquet. Moundsville Police Lt. Jeff Murray received the Highway Safety/Mothers Against Drunk Driving Officer of the Year Award. The Wheeling Police Department received the top DUI Agency Award. Officers and departments from throughout the area also were honored.

– To John Marshall High School senior Sierra Cook, who won first place at the Statewide High School Business Plan Competition. Cook’s plan, “Marshall Mushrooms,” calls for mushrooms to be grown locally and marketed to area businesses. At some point, she hopes to make it a reality.