Around town

Local HIV?testing available monthly

The Washington County Health Department will resume doing HIV testing Thursday and continue to do so the first Thursday of each month, with plans to add Hepatitis C testing soon. Those who want to be tested should call the nursing department to schedule an appointment between 1 and 2:30 p.m. Walk-ins are accepted. Those being tested shouldn’t smoke, drink, eat, chew gum or rub snuff for 15 minutes prior to the appointment. Those as young as 13 can be tested. Testing is free.

For information: Cindy Hintz, 374-2782, Ext. 1018.

Barlow Twp. trustees meet Thursday

Barlow Township trustees have scheduled a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Barlow Volunteer Fire Department. The purpose of this meeting is to get input from residents on proposed changes to the garbage contract.

Pancake breakfast Feb. 16 in Oak Grove

A pancake breakfast will be held from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Feb. 16 at the Oak Grove Recreation Center, 535 BF Goodrich Road. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Proceeds go toward renovations of the rec center.

American Girl

program in Barlow

The Barlow Library will hold an American Girl “Meet Caroline” program at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 19. There will be a book discussion, craft and food. The free program is for school age children. Registration is requested.

For information: 678-0103.

Lawrence Twp. financial reports

The Lawrence Township annual financial report for the 2012 year has been filed with the Auditor of State of Ohio. A copy of the report is available for review at the office of the fiscal officer by calling 473-2799.

Beverly Masonic lodge soup luncheon

The Beverly Masonic lodge will hold a soup luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. There will be all-you-can-eat soup, sandwiches and dessert. Donations will be accepted. Carry out and delivery is available by calling 984-2826.

Lunch Feb. 26 at Presbyterian church

First Presbyterian Church of Marietta is offering a free lunch for the community from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 26. The church is located on the corner of Wooster and Fourth streets with the entrance off Wooster streets.

From local reports