Groups announce events, activities

Amateur Radio Club classes set

The Steubenville-Weirton Amateur Radio Club will host a class in amateur radio from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays for eight weeks, beginning Jan. 12, at the Mary H. Weir Public library.

At the end of the class, an Amateur Radio Technician License Exam will be administered, and those passing will receive a license.

No previous radio or electronics knowledge is necessary, and Morse Code is no longer required for the amateur radio licenses.

The number of amateur radio operators, or “hams,” has increased significantly over the past several years, and the total number of hams in the United States is at an all-time high, according to a club spokesperson.

Besides the hobby aspects, hams assist with emergency communications when normal communications services are disrupted by disasters.

There is no charge for the class, but a text book can be purchased, and there is a $15 fee for the exam. Pre-registration is requested.

For information or pre-registration, contact Lester Shields at (304) 723-1743.

Gyro, pastry sale Tuesday

The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Philoptochos will host its next gyro sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the church located at 300 S. Fourth St., Steubenville.

The gyros are $6 each, and the koulourakia or twist cookies are $5 a dozen.

Other pastries for sale will be baklava, $2 each; galatobouriko, $2 each; spanakopita, $2.50 each; and dolmades or grape leaves, three for $2.

Orders can be phoned in to (740) 282-9835 or sent by Fax to (740) 282-2091.

There is free delivery for orders of four or more gyros.

Patrons should allow a minimum of 20 minutes for phone-in and Fax orders. Walk-ins also are welcome.

Newcomers club to meet Thursday

The Wheeling Newcomers Club will hold its monthly meeting at Undo’s in Elm Grove, Wheeling, at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday.

Membership is open to all women new to the area. The program will feature a breast cancer specialist from Wheeling Hospital. The luncheon menu includes meat lasagna, salad, cheese bread, strawberry shortcake and beverages.

To make reservations for lunch ($15 per person) contact Marilyn Rabinowitz at (304) 243-0164.

Comedy, magic fundraiser set

A February fundraiser to benefit the Jefferson County Fourth Street Health Center in Steubenville will blend comedy and magic for a family-friendly evening out.

A dinner and evening of songwriter/comedian Heywood Banks’ “crazy antics” and opening act magician Dennis Regling will be held Feb. 17 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Mingo Junction.

Doors open at 5 p.m. There will be a cash bar.

Tickets are $30. For information, call (740) 283-7028 or (740) 283-7220 or visit and

Caregiver support

group to meet

The Alzheimer’s Association will hold its monthly caregiver support group meetings on the following dates:

  • Jan. 17 at 6 p.m. at Eastern Gateway Community College, 4000 Sunset Blvd., Room 1500, Steubenville.
  • Jan. 22, at 1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 400 Walnut St., Martins Ferry.

For information, call the Alzheimer’s Association at (330) 650-0552 or (800) 272-3900.

Jewett VFD to host dinner

The Jewett Volunteer Fire Department will host a baked steak and chicken dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 13.

The menu includes vegetables, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children.

Retirees council to meet Jan. 15

The Retirees Council of Laborers’ Local 809 will have a luncheon meeting at Capraro’s Restaurant, 135 E. Main St., Hopedale, at 1 p.m. on Jan. 15.

Veterans service board to meet

The regular monthly meeting of the Jefferson County Veterans Service Commission will be held at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the War Memorial Building, 423 North St., Steubenville.

All veterans or interested parties are welcome to attend.

Weirton Knights dinner Jan. 13

The Weirton Knights of Columbus will hold a spaghetti dinner from noon to 5 p.m. Jan. 13 at the knights hall gallery.

The meal includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread and coffee. The cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children 12 and under and free for children 6 and under.

Takeout is available for those bringing containers.

For information, call Joe LaMantia or Jim Gerlando at (304) 723-1492, extension 1.

Satellite vets office to be open

The satellite office of the Jefferson County Veterans Service Commission will be open from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the Toronto American Legion, 415 Market St., Toronto, to assist veterans, dependents of veterans, and/or veterans’ widows with Veterans Administration pensions, compensations, burials, schooling, medical assistance and other veterans’ benefits.

For information or assistance, call the Veterans Service Office at (740) 283-8571 or visit the office at 423 North St., Steubenville.

Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is closed every Wednesday afternoon to the public.

Pistol safety course scheduled

A National Rifle Association basic pistol safety course will be held Jan. 18-19 at the Hancock County Sportsman’s Association.

The course will be held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Jan. 18 and beginning at 9 a.m. Jan. 19.

A NRA firearms instructor will present the course, which includes lectures and live-firing. The nationally accredited course is approved by several states as a requirement prior to applying for a concealed carry permit. Class size will be limited. Pre-registration is required.

To register, contact Roger Tate at (304) 748-0253 or taterd

Church luncheon set for Thursday

Christ Episcopal Church located at 1014 Main St., Wellsburg, is sponsoring its monthly luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday.

The luncheon consists of a roast beef sandwich, chips, beverage and the cake of the month – Hawaiian sheet cake – all for $6.50. Individual sandwiches are available for $4.50.

Patrons can eat in or get carryouts. Deliveries can be made to businesses and shut-ins by calling (304) 737-3432 after 8:30 a.m. on the day of the luncheon.

Elks club plans wine-tasting

The Weirton Elks Club will hold a wine-tasting from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Elks Lodge located on Main St.

Wines made by the Tri-State Winemakers Club will be featured. Finger foods and glasses will be provided.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.

For information or to purchase tickets, call the lodge at (304) 748-0565 or Kent “Chico” Ruiz at (304) 224-1519.

BOP breakfast on second Tuesday

The Weirton Steel Basic Oxygen Plant Employee’s Breakfast is held at 9 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Three Springs Drive Eat’n Park.

All are welcome.