Quick Takes

LEGAL CREDITS: The Ohio State Bar Association is offering seminars in Steubenville in November and December at Eastern Gateway Community College, 4000 Sunset Blvd.

The courses are:

  • Nov. 22 – Residential Real Estate Transactions, six continuing legal education education hours.
  • Dec. 5 – Getting a Grip on Your Student Loans, two new lawyer training hours, two continuing legal education hours.
  • Dec. 5 – Professionalism, Law/Office Management and Client Funds Management, three new lawyer training hours.

Advance registration is advised because of limited space. To register, call (800) 232-7124 or register at www.ohiobar.org/cle, which is the state bar’s continuing legal education site.

ELECTED TO BOARD: Louise Holliday, the JB Green Team’s Jefferson County coordinator, has been elected to the board of directors of the Association of Ohio Recyclers.

“Holliday brings a new dimension and vision to the board,” stated Arley Owens, AOR’s executive director. “Louise’s experience as an environmental educator and program organizer for Jefferson County’s communities and schools will be an asset to future AOR statewide environmental programs and initiatives.”

Holliday has been employed for 23 years with the Clean Community System Steubenville/Winterville, Jefferson County Recycling and Litter Prevention and with the Jefferson-Belmont Regional Solid Waste Authority, as the education coordinator. She is instrumental in planning and implementing recycling and litter prevention education and awareness campaigns for the solid waste district.

Based in Columbus, the Association of Ohio Recyclers is a nonprofit that provides statewide leadership on waste reduction, reuse and recycling policies and practices in order to promote economic growth, environmental improvement and community development in Ohio

TEACHER HONORED: Sherrie Ware, a teacher at Jefferson County Christian School, was named the winner of a FirstEnergy science, technology, engineering and mathematics education grant. The grant will assist Ware in conducting her project, Logically Controlled Electricity.

“FirstEnergy is proud to award this grant to Ms. Ware to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics instruction for their students,” said Dee Lowery, vice president of corporate affairs and community involvement and president of the FirstEnergy Foundation. “We had a group of very competitive applications to choose from this year.”

FirstEnergy offers grants up to $500 to individual teachers and administrators at schools served by its electric utility operating companies and in communities where it has facilities.

Grant recipients are recommended by local educators who make up FirstEnergy’s Educational Advisory Council.

As part of the program, recipients must furnish a written summary and evaluation of their projects that can be shared with other educators in FirstEnergy’s service area.