Pats on the Back
n To Ohio County commissioners, for authorizing renovations at the entrance to the City-County Building. “We’re changing practically everything in the lobby,” explained county Administrator Greg Stewart.
n To professional photographer Dick Cress of Wheeling, for providing pictures he and his late father, William, took from the 1930s to the 1960s, featuring scenes from Wheeling. The pictures are in an exhibit at the Ohio County Public Library.
n To volunteer firefighter Ray Penyak, who has volunteered to seek grants to cover the estimated $80,000 cost of improving electric service at the Bellaire municipal park. Members of the village park board may discuss the proposal.
n To all involved in the annual Nutcracker Village exhibit in Steubenville, which features life-size nutcracker characters. The exhibit, to open Nov. 26, will include 13 new creations this year, for a total of 183.