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Association to host Octoberfest Saturday

Oct. 16, 2013 @ 12:00 AM


HUNTINGTON -- The Forest Hills Neighborhood Association will host the second annual Gallaher Village Octoberfest from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Gallaher Village Square.

Gallaher Village Square is a new community park located on the old Gallaher Elementary School site at the corner of Norway Avenue and Gallaher Street.

Entertainment will include a street art festival for adults and children, pumpkin and face painting, a visit by Batman and Captain America, inflatables and live music. Children also can inspect a Huntington Fire Department fire engine.

The neighborhood association also will have a hot dog sale. For more information or to express interest in participating in the street art festival (all art supplies will be provided), call David Ball at 304-523-4784.

Thai House Restaurant to house financial event

HUNTINGTON -- A Financial Fitness Friday meeting is planned from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at The Thai House Restaurant.

Hosted by the Financial $tability Partnership of the River Cities, the meetings take place on the third Friday of the month. This month's topic is "Saving for the Future," including products available to help save for the future. Tracy Thompson, a professional investment adviser, will be the guest speaker. Experts will be on hand to answer questions and provide insight.

Right-to-work collects 100K signatures

COLUMBUS -- Supporters of "right-to-work" restrictions in Ohio plan an Election Day petition push after gathering about one-fifth of the signatures they say they'll need to make the November 2014 ballot.

Ohioans for Workplace Freedom tells The Columbus Dispatch it has gathered 100,000 signatures so far. Petition drive coordinator Bruce Hull says the group is aiming for 500,000 to assure it has the roughly 385,000 valid signatures required. It hopes to have 10 to 15 circulators in each county on Nov. 5.

The group seeks a constitutional amendment banning mandatory union membership and prohibiting Ohio unions from charging dues to non-members. A pair of similar proposals stalled in the Legislature.

Democrats and unions have opposed the effort, calling it worse than a collective bargaining overhaul overturned by Ohio voters in 2011.



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