The Ohio River Valley Red Cross Chapter will have a community blood drive from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday at All Saints Church, 610 Fourth St. at Court Street. If you wish to make an appointment, call Shelby Powell at (740) 353-4445.
Interstate Commission releases revised standards
The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO) recently approved the 2009 revision to its Pollution Control Standards for discharges to the Ohio River. The Standards designate specific uses for the Ohio River, establish stream criteria to protect the River as a public and industrial water supply, and ensure it is suitable for swimming, fish consumption, and capable of supporting a healthy and diverse aquatic community.
ORSANCO’s Standards are reviewed every three years by the Commission and water pollution control personnel from eight member states, assuring that they address current issues and policies. As part of this review, the Commission held a series of public workshops and a public hearing to facilitate discussion of water quality concerns. ORSANCO included a comment period to receive input from all interested stakeholders.
The revised Standards are available online at www.orsanco.org, by calling ORSANCO’s Public Information Department at (513) 231-7719, or e-mailing email@example.com. There is no charge for this publication.
Northwest dismisses early
The students of Northwest Local School District will be dismissed one hour early on Tuesday. Regular bus routing will be in effect: Northwest High School/Northwest Middle School will dismiss at 1:05 p.m.; Northwest Elementary School will dismiss at 2:20 p.m.
Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled from 2 until 7:30 p.m. at Northwest High School and Northwest Middle School. Conferences are scheduled from 3 until 8:30 p.m. at Northwest Elementary School.
Parents should also plan to attend a meeting that will be held in conjunction with Parent-Teacher Conferences beginning at 6 p.m. in the Northwest High School Cafetorium to discuss Title I, Part A (Parent Involvement), and a discussion regarding the District’s report cards, District Improvement, and AYP goals will follow at 6:30 p.m.
There will be no school on Nov. 25, 26 or 27 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Classes will resume on Nov 30.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your child’s building or the Administrative Office at (740) 259-5558.