UP: To remembering to turn clocks back Saturday evening as the "fall back" part of the "spring forward, fall back" equation kicks in and we return to Eastern Standard Time. Get ready for long, dark evenings.
DOWN: To Belpre resident Carrie R. Strahler, 41, who was arrested Wednesday night after her SUV got stuck on the railroad bridge spanning the Ohio River. Strahler was charged with DUI and trespassing after somehow driving her SUV onto the span. She made it nearly halfway across before high centering on the tracks. She was escorted off the bridge by officers. CSX workers were forced to remove the vehicle by crane. This may seem like a joke, but it put many lives in danger, including Strahler's. If she is found guilty, we hope that fact is emphasized during her sentencing.
UP: To volunteers from Home Depot for their participation in service projects in honor of local veterans. Approximately15 people from the Vienna and Bridgeport Home Depot stores were at the Veterans Museum of the Mid-Ohio Valley on Seventh Street as well as the Vienna residence of World War II Marine Corps veteran Glen Henson to do maintenance and painting at both locations. Between Sept. 11 and Nov. 11's Veterans Day, thousands of Home Depot volunteers complete more than 1,300 service projects across the country to support the needs of veterans and their families, said Kathy Parsons, Vienna Home Depot store manager.
UP: To Maryann Hollis, who is leaving her job as the director of the Humane Society of Parkersburg to become the new career center director for National College. Hollis spent nearly five years as the director, and during her tenure she supervised the work on the long-planned S.P.O.T. (Stopping Pet Overpopulation Together) spay and neuter clinic. Hollis also has been instrumental in the fundraising efforts of the society during her tenure. She will be missed. We wish her luck in her new job.