A representative of the United Scioto Senior Activities Inc. Scioto County Multipurpose Senior Citizens Center will take applications for the Home Energy Assistance Program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, at Minford Shopwise, 8348 Ohio 335, Minford. Applicants should bring proof of income proof of health insurance payments, Social Security numbers for all household members, and proof of citizenship (birth certificate) as well as the last paid fuel bill. Golden Buckeye Card applications also will be taken.
In-home assistance is available for those who are unable to make application at a sign-up site. Call the Senior Center at (740) 354-6672 to arrange a home visit. Applications also may be obtained at local banks and bank branches, the Senior Center, the Scioto County Community Action Organization and its Senior Nutrition sites. Assistance is available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Senior Center, 117 Market St.
Emergency assistance is available only through the Scioto County Community Action Organization.
Court of Appeals convenes Oct. 21
The Fourth District Court of Appeals will convene at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, in the Scioto County Common Pleas Courtroom in Portsmouth to consider cases from Adams and Scioto counties. Cases will be argued before Presiding Judge Matthew W. McFarland of Portsmouth, Judge Peter B. Abele of Athens and Administrative Judge Roger L. Kline of Circleville.
Judge William J. Harsha of Chillicothe is a judge with the Fourth Appellate District.
The Court of Appeals directly reviews all cases heard or tried in lower courts in which a decision is being appealed. These cases may have been tried in Common Pleas, Probate, Juvenile, Municipal or County courts, and may be either civil or criminal cases.
School bus safety is topic
The theme of the 2010 National School Bus Safety Week is a unique reminder to motorists and students about the dangers that exist outside the school bus.
Wheelersburg Local bus drivers will be at the Wheelersburg Elementary School teaching bus safety to several classes on Monday, Oct. 18.
They also will have a school bus displaying the “Danger Zone” from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, at the Kroger parking lot, Ohio River Road, Wheelersburg.
Parents are encouraged to bring their children to see the bus and also talk to the drivers about the safety issues that surround a school bus.
The drivers do their best to not only make the students aware of the danger zone around a school bus, but also the parents.
Pamphlets and candy will be passed out when they are at the Kroger store.
Democratic Party endorses levy
The Scioto County Democratic Party endorsed the library levy at its executive meeting Sept. 26 and ask the voters to vote yes on your ballot to support the local library with the funding to continue all its services to the community.