Pats on the Back:

– To all involved in staging the “Night to Shine” event Friday in Moundsville. Sponsored by the national Tim Tebow Foundation, the local evening was hosted by Bowman United Methodist Church of Glen Easton. It provided nearly 150 special needs guests from throughout our area with a very special night out, which began with them arriving by limousine and walking down a red carpet.

– To Bethlehem officials who are considering a plan that could save taxpayers as much as $8,000 for each municipal election, by arranging for them to coincide with county and state elections.

– To officials of The Health Plan for bringing nearly 400 full-time employees to their new headquarters in downtown Wheeling. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the building last week.

– To West Virginia native Hershel “Woody” Williams, who assisted with the coin toss preceding last Sunday’s Super Bowl game. Williams is the only living Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient from World War II. He earned the medal for his heroics in the Battle of Iwo Jima.