Pats on the Back

– To the Most Rev. Mark E. Brennan, who was installed Thursday as the new bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. In his homily, Brennan called upon Catholics to address their faith “with open eyes and determined spirits to bring about lasting change.”

– To Julie Schultz, a teacher at Bridge Street Middle School in Wheeling. Since 2011, she has requested and won grants of more than $100,000 to improve the school.

– To Ohio state Sen. Frank Hoagland, R-Mingo Junction, for championing school safety. Hoagland is sponsoring a bill, SB 147, to create an Ohio School Marshal Program to help schools with training and resources to safeguard schools and students. Last week, Hoagland joined Gov. Mike DeWine in announcing an executive order to create a statewide school safety center.

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