Pats on the Back
n To parents, students and the community that supports Allen T. Allison Elementary School in Chester. The school has been honored as a National Blue Ribbon School for 2018. Just two other West Virginia schools were cited.
n To William May, a Belmont Correctional Institute teacher honored as Teacher of the Year by the Correctional Education Association of Ohio.
n To Wheeling Police and Fire Department officials for scheduling public tours of their offices and stations, in advance of a Nov. 6 vote on whether to increase taxes to construct a new public safety building.
Police station tours are scheduled for Oct. 10, 13, 16 and 25. To register, call 304-234-3732 or go online to wheelingwv.gov/policetours.
Tours at fire stations also are scheduled throughout the month. To register, call the same number or go online to wheelingwv.gov/firetours.