UP: To the Memorial Day weekend, the gateway to the summer and, for most a three-day holiday. While we hope everyone has a great weekend, please remember to drive safely because of the increase traffic expected on the roads during the next three days.
UP: To the city of Vienna and the employees who again this year helped make the West Virginia State Softball Tournament such a success. Their hard work on an event that brings in people from around the state helps put the area in a positive light. Congratulations on a great job - again.
UP: To the Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair held this past Tuesday at West Virginia University at Parkersburg. The job fair was an organized effort to help returning veterans connect with employers and find work. More than 130 people registered for the event and met with 65 local, state and national employers. We hope the servicemembers find the job opportunities they deserve after their service to their country.
UP: To Shadyside, Ohio, resident and former Marine Joe Foster who will be running today in the Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic in Wheeling to raise money for a Marietta soldier who was injured in Afghanistan. Foster will be running for U.S. Army Pfc. Kyle Hockenberry, who lost both of his legs and his left arm in an IED blast while on patrol in June 2011. Foster read that the Gary Sinise Foundation and Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation are teaming up to build a "smart" house for Hockenberry and decided to do what he could to help.
UP: To students at Williamstown Elementary School who recently raised more than $2,400 for the upcoming Williamstown Relay for Life. The students spent the month in various fundraising activities, and were treated this past Wednesday with a mini-relay event that included fun activities. Congratulation to the students.