River poster contest
COLUMBIANA -- Pupils living in or attending schools in counties bordering the Ohio River can win up to $1,000 by designing a poster for River Sweep 2002. This one-day cleanup project along the Ohio River, from Pittsburgh to Cairo, Ill., is sponsored by the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission and will take place June 15, 2002.
Pupils in grades K-12 are eligible for 15 prizes ranging from $100 to $1,000 United States savings bonds. Posters should reflect the goal of environmental awareness, volunteer participation or litter prevention and must be sent to: Poster Contest, ORSANCO, 5735 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati 45228, by Dec. 7. For more information or rules, call (800) 359-3977 or visit www.orsanco.org.
Performance at SRU
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- Troika Ranch, a New York City-based innovative dance and digital media company, kicks off a weeklong residency at Slippery Rock University with a faculty and guest artist concert set for 8 p.m. Oct. 13 in Miller Auditorium. Concert tickets will be available at the door. Prices are $5 for general admission and $2 for students with identification.
The company will present its newest work "Reine Rein," incorporating vigorous dance with state-of-the-art-music and video. After the opening performance, the company will stay at SRU to provide students with hands-on experience using unique media tools in a series of workshops.
SRU faculty member Jennifer Keller will give a free showing of her own projected image by dancing with a wireless camera at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 18 at SRU's Swope Recital Hall.
Family Day at college
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. -- Fall Family Day at Westminster College will be Sept. 29. The day begins at 9:30 a.m. with coffee and meeting with President R. Thomas Williamson in Russell Dining Room. A family barbecue is planned for 11 a.m. at the Anderson Amphitheater and a football game against the Washington & amp; Jefferson Presidents will follow at 1 p.m.
Ridge cancels visit
BRADFORD, Pa. (AP) -- For the third time, a northwest Pennsylvania town will miss out on a planned visit by Gov. Tom Ridge, this time because he was named to head President Bush's anti-terrorism agency. Ridge canceled the 100-mile Keystone Ride from Bradford, McKean County, to Wellsboro, Tioga County, scheduled for next week, Friday.
Ridge spokesman Jason Kirsch said the ride, in its seventh year, was canceled to give officials more time to prepare for an Oct. 5 transition when Lt. Gov Mark Schweiker becomes governor. Ridge canceled two visits to Bradford in September last year to attend presidential election events with Bush.