Around town

Electric service issues briefing

Washington County business and community leaders, as well as interested residents, are invited to attend a special Electric Service Issues Briefing, sponsored by the Washington County Farm Bureau. The briefing will be held in the Washington State Community College auditorium at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The program will be facilitated by Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) Director for Energy Services Dale Arnold.

Wildlife visitors

center closed Sat.

The Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center in Williamstown will remain closed on Saturdays during April. The refuge is planning on returning to its normal extended hours (Saturday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) on May 4. Through the month of April, hours of operation in the visitor center will remain Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The outdoor trails are open daily from one hour before sunrise until one hour after sunset.

Workshop on cyber security April 26

The Marietta Small Business Development Center and Marietta SCORE will offer a free three-hour workshop on cyber security on April 26 at Washington State Community College. The program will focus on small business and topics will include security software, firewalls, portable device security, data encryption and intrusion detection and prevention. The workshop will begin at 9 a.m. in the Center for Business and Technology (upper parking lot) and will run until noon. A continental breakfast will be included from 8:30 to 9 a.m. The presenter will be Ray Page, owner of Concentric Technologies. Registration deadline is noon April 19 by calling the SBDC at 373-5150 or sending them an email at

Community band’s concert Saturday

The St. Marys Community Concert Band will perform its first concert of the 2013 season at 7 p.m. Saturday at the St. Marys Marina. The band will perform marches by Karl King and Sousa, compositions by Clare Grundman, R. Vaughan Williams and many others. All new members are welcome to participate at practices on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. at the marina.

From local reports