Pats on the Back

– To all involved in making the Mountain East Conference basketball tournament in Wheeling a success ­– especially to WesBanco Arena General Manager Denny Magruder and his staff.

– To Wheeling Park High School graduate Sarah Ihlenfeld, who is one of 15 West Virginia University students elected to the university’s Student Government Association Judicial Board. She is the daughter of William and Beckett Ihlenfeld.

– To new Ohio County Circuit Judge Michael Olejasz. A formal investiture ceremony for him was held Wednesday at West Virginia Independence Hall in Wheeling

– To four Wheeling Park High School seniors who competed in three different mathematics competitions in one week. The final one, a national event, involved more than 12 hours’ work by students Lillian Bischof, Alex Dague, Marguerite Demasi and Melina McCabe.

– To three Ohio County students named as semifinalists to compete in the state National Geographic GeoBee Competition. They are Billy Blackwell of Steenrod Elementary School, Logan Frazier of Wheeling Middle School and Grant Kenamond of Triadelphia Middle School.

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