Community happenings

New youth program at Quinn

Quinn Memorial AME Church, 515 North St., Steubenville, will be hosting a community youth group called “The CREW,” an acronym for Christians Ready, Equipped and Willing, and will hold an open house from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday for residents to learn specifics about it.

“Our purpose for the youth group is to promote positivity for our youth and show them that we are here for them and want to succeed in life,” a news release notes.

The program is for youth age 6 to 13 and will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday, offering, for example, homework help, wellness programs, group discussions, daily life skills, arts and crafts and other activities.

There also will be a group for youth ages 14 to 17 every Monday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. It will provide assistance. for example, with resume building, applying for jobs and budgeting.

The open house and “jump off” night Friday for the youth to meet each other and the program volunteers will include food, games, a wii dance party contest and information stands.

The program’s official start date is Nov. 5 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the church under the leadership of Trey Jeter, Renee Thompson, Denesha Clark, Shayla Thompson, Brandy Ross and Jermaine Kelley.

For information contact Jeter at (740) 219-3212 or call the church and leave a message at (740) 282-3192.

Craft show, rummage sale detailed

The Jefferson County Christian School’s Parent Teacher Fellowship is organizing a craft show and rummage (yard) sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the school, which is located at 125 Fernwood Road, Wintersville.

There will be a lunch stand.

Coffeehouse to feature Whiteman

The Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Coffeehouse will welcome Marvin Whiteman as the performer on Friday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Whiteman, blind since birth, began taking classical piano lessons at the School for the Blind in Romney, W.Va., and has played with several bands, performed as a soloist and been a songwriter and piano player. He is a song leader at revivals, retreats, church meetings, vacation bible schools, church camps, dinners and other events.

Admission to the coffeehouse is a suggested donation of $5. Snacks are available for purchase. All proceeds go to charity.

Woman’s club meets Monday

The GFWC/Ohio Woman’s Club of Steubenville will welcome author Mary Ann Sunyoger as the guest speaker at its noon luncheon meeting Monday at the Steubenville Country Club.

Sunyoger, a professor of English at Franciscan University of Steubenville, will discuss her recently published book, “Life Lessons: A Connection of Souls Throughout Life’s Journey.”

The book celebrates her students and the life’s lessons she has learned from them during more than 40 years of teaching.

Carole Gaston and Shirley Valuksa will serve as greeters and hostesses.

Members interested in participating in the club’s silent auction fundraiser are reminded to arrive a little early and bring their new or items in good condition for the fundraiser.

Event to benefit Hounds’ Haven

A Holiday Bazaar and More fundraiser on Saturday at the Cornerstone Church, Fifth and Clark streets, Toronto, will benefit Hounds’ Haven Inc.

The sale will be held in the fellowship hall from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

All items available are gently used, in good condition and also include a variety of new, unopened merchandise.

All proceeds will help with operations at Hounds’ Haven Inc., a non-profit “quality-of-life” animal shelter in Jefferson County, dedicated to helping homeless and abused pets from throughout the Ohio Valley to find shelter, care and love for a lifetime, according to a news release.

‘Sister to Sister’ retreat scheduled

Mount Carmel Community Baptist Church located at 708 N. Fifth St., Steubenville, will hold its 14th-annual “Sister to Sister” Retreat on Friday and Saturday.

The retreat kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday with a prayer pajama party to the theme “Coming Out of Egypt.”

Saturday’s events begin at 8:30 a.m. with registration and a continental breakfast, followed by the retreat at 9 a.m.

The theme is “Good N.E.W.S.” – an acronym for “Never Doubt Everlasting Life, Watching and Waiting (for the) Savior’s Return.

Retreat scriptures will include James 1:6; John 3:16; Titus 2:13; and Phil. 3:20-21.

Retreat facilitators will be Sister Tina Smith of First Baptist Church in Wellsville; Sister Penda James of Mount Ararat Baptist Church in Pittsburgh; the Rev. Ashley Steele, executive director, Urban Mission Ministries, Steubenville; and the Rev. Quiana Golphin, Deliverance Baptist Church, Pittsburgh.

Long-sleeve T-shirts are available for $15 from Sandi Rue, MountCarmel women’s ministry leader.

A $10 registration fee will be accepted for the event but is not required in order to attend.

Craft show is Saturday

The Harrisville Fire Hall in Harrisville will be the site of a craft show featuring 40 craft tables on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event will include a 50-50, grocery basket drawings and lunch with homemade soups and other items available.

Dinner Thursday at E.S. center

The East Springfield Community Recreation and Service Center located on county Road 39 next to the East Springfield Volunteer Fire Department will host its monthly fundraiser dinner from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.

The menu will be a hot roast beef sandwich, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, applesauce, dessert and drink. Cost is $7. Patrons can dine in or get carryout orders by calling (740) 543-3700. The website is

Community happenings

Salon 807 officers announced

Jefferson County Salon 807 met at Eat ‘n Park in Steubenville with Betty Rea, chapeau, presiding.

Eight et Forty 2014 new officers, in addition to Rea, are: demi chapeau premier, Hazlet Feist; demi chapeau deuxieme, Thelma Bronson; la petit secretair/caissiere, Lorraine Hazlett; l’aumonier, Carolyn Eddy; la petit concierge, Linda Mackey; l’archiviste, Hazlett; l’avocate, Mackey; and pouvoir member, Hazlett.

The salon will meet the first Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m. The next meeting will be held Nov. 6 at Eat ‘n Park in Weirton.

‘Gowns Galore’ event detailed

Members of the Chester First United Methodist Church, 240 Carolina Ave., Chester, are sponsoring their annual “Gowns Galore” used gown sale, which will be held at the church from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 9.

Only cash will be accepted at the sale.

For a fee of $5 per dress, area girls are encouraged to bring in those gently worn prom/homecoming dresses to be sold at the price they establish. If the dress sells, the seller receives the money. Dresses can be brought to the church from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Information about the event can be found on the Facebook page Gowns Galore. Pictures of the dresses be posted on the page after Nov. 4.

All unsold dresses and/or money for sold dresses must be picked up at the church from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 10. Any unclaimed dresses will be distributed to charity. Proceeds from the event will be given to Chester/Newell FISH. For information, contact Sherry by phone at (304) 387-1469 or by e-mail

Book fair open to public Nov. 4

Wells Academy in Steubenville is hosting a book fair Nov. 4-7 with Nov. 4 being observed as community day, a time when the public is welcome to come from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Holiday and cookie sale Saturday

Wintersville Community Chapel, which is located at Ward Drive and Bantam Ridge Road in Wintersville, will be hosting its annual holiday and cookie sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

There will be many holiday items for sale in addition to homemade holiday cookies for sale by the dozen. A hot lunch also will be available.

Turkey dinner to be held in Brilliant

The Brilliant American Legion Post 573 Women’s Auxiliary will be sponsoring a turkey dinner from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.

The dinner will be held at the Brilliant American Legion Post 573 on Market Street., Brilliant.

The menu will include turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, dressing, green beans, cranberry sauce and dessert. All tickets are $6. Patrons can dine in or get carryout items.

Conference offers continuing credits

The 23rd-annual conference on Promoting Healthy Attachments will be held Nov. 25 and 26 at Wilson Lodge at Oglebay Resort and Convention Center in Wheeling.

It will offer up to 14 continuing education credits for Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia counselors and social workers. It also is an opportunity for professionals and parents to hear from national experts on a local level, according to Michele Santin, director, office of Family and Social Concerns, Catholic Charities in Steubenville.

Dr. Ira J. Chasnoff will present “Mystery of Risk: Biology, Environment and Attachment in Children with Prenatal Exposure” on Nov. 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 5:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. there will be a holiday buffet dinner and learning session with guest speaker Gregory C. Keck, whose topic will be “Unique Issues of Adoptive Families.”

The Nov. 26 lineup from 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. will feature Keck on “The Impact of Trauma on Human Development” or Jack Kammer on “The Importance of Fathers in the Lives of Children and Debunking the Stereotypes that Keep us from Providing Fathers with the Services They Want and Need.” The 12:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. session will feature either Kammer addressing “Domestic Violence: Research and Ideology” or Darcia F. Narvaez on “Early Caregiving and Its Effects.”

The training is being coordinated by Project Attach in conjunction with the Diocese of Steubenville, Office of Family and Social Concerns (Catholic Charities).

For information, contact Santin by e-mail at or by phone at (740) 282-3631, extension 122.

Diabetes center site of open house

The Diabetes Education Learning Center, which is located at 2502 Sunset Blvd., Suite B, Steubenville, will be the site of an open house on Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

November is National Diabetes Month.

Participants are invited to come and visit the nationally accredited facility and meet the staff, which includes registered nurses Jane Scott and Shelly Argentine and Hope Golden.

There will be educational material available along with door prizes, vendors and healthy snacks.

Quarter auction to aid initiative

The Jefferson County Joint Vocational School will host a quarter auction to benefit the Tony Teramana Cancer Center Dietary Cancer Initiative on Saturday.

Doors open at 2 p.m., and the auction begins at 3 p.m. Tickets are $5. Vendors include Pampered Chef, MiMi Blankets, Pink Zebra, Scentsy, Thirty-One, Mary Kay and Velata. Vendors are still being accepted.

The event will include snacks, drinks, door prizes, Chinese drawings and a 50/50 drawing. Proceeds go toward providing meals for cancer patients and their families.

For information, contact Jill McVicker at (740) 264-5545 or

Community happenings

Beautiful baby winner named

Audrey Lee Turner was the winner of the Most Beautiful Baby Contest held by Brooke County Right to Life during the Wellsburg Applefest.

Turner is the daughter of Matt and Laura Turner of Stow, Ohio and granddaughter of Jules “Boots” and Jean Cipoletti of Wellsburg. She will receive a $100 cash prize and represent Brooke County Right to Life in the Wellsburg 4th of July Parade.

Votes were cast by visitors to the three-day festival through quarter donations to the organization, which is led by Marla Mercer.

Fall arts and crafts show set

Preparations are under way for the Brooke County Arts Council’s Fall Craft and Vendor Show to be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Wellsburg Banquet Hall.

Amy Balog, the event’s chairman, said a wide variety of crafters and vendors are expected to fill tables at the hall.

“In response to comments on our first show in April, we’ve doubled our efforts to increase the number of vendors of hand-crafted goods,” Balog said.

Jewelry, fashion scarves and purses, wreaths, candles and many other items will be sold. There also will be a number of direct-sale vendors of jewelry, candles, scrapbooking supplies, purses and body products, among other items.

There will be a Chinese auction, 50-50 drawing and food for sale.

Vendors still are being accepted for the show. For information, call (304) 374-4933.

The Brooke County Arts Council is the parent organization for the Brooke Hills Playhouse and is making plans for its 43rd summer season.

Senior center to hold party

The Greater Weirton Senior Center in Weirton will hold a Halloween party for seniors from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Thursday.

There will be door prizes provided by Health South and refreshments. Everyone is encouraged to come in costumes.

Library to show comedy

The Brooke County Public Library in Wellsburg will be showing the PG-13-rated film, “The Internship,” at 1 p.m. Tuesday. The buddy comedy stars Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson. Call (304) 737-1551 to reserve a seat and popcorn.

Applefest winners named

Winners of the Wellsburg Applefest Apple Anything Baking Contest have been announced for the following categories:

Cake: Lavaughn Coulter, first place; Katherine Williams, second; and Rose Porco, third.

Dough (for pies and other items made with dough): Sondra Leonetti, first place; Amy Miller, second; and Mary Householder, third.

Miscellaneous: Judith Aracich, first place; Vincent Williams, second; and Stephen Williams, third.

Cash prizes were awarded to each winner. A total of 18 entries were received.

Drawing winners announced

Winners of drawings held at Follansbee Christmas in the Park have been announced.

They are: Marci Colantoni, 50-50; Genny Dobroski, holiday basket; Pete Nice, Penguins tickets; and Jack Taggart, Steelers package.

Cheryl Fox won the drawing for free vendor space in next year’s festival held for vendors who donated an item for the holiday basket.

‘Fall into Service’ at Charity

Charity Hospice is looking for interested individuals to “Fall into Service” by becoming a volunteer.

An upcoming free two-day training session will be held on Nov. 7 and Nov. 14, both days from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at Charity Hospice located at 500 Luray Drive, Wintersville.

For information or to RSVP, call Melissa at (740) 264-2280. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Both training sessions must be attended to complete the course.

“Volunteers are a valuable part of our hospice team of professionals here at Charity Hospice Inc.,” a news release notes. “Volunteers are an active part of our team. Together, we provide specialized care to meet the holistic needs of terminally ill patients and their families.”

Volunteers provide support to patients and families; read to patients and share a special talent; assist with fundraising and community events; provide administrative support in the office; and provide bereavement support to the caregiver through phone calls, mailings and memorial events.

Minority issues forum focus

Carolyn Stuart, the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs executive director, will host a Northern Panhandle Region Listening Tour Forum at 6 p.m. Monday at the Millsop Community Center located at 3420 Main St., Weirton.

This is the second of four regional forums providing an opportunity to raise awareness about issues that affect minorities.

Local elected officials have been invited to attend. It is open to the public.

Community happenings

Country Friends Band to debut

The Country Friends Band will entertain for the first time on Saturday at the Memorial Hall located at 402 Old Police Lodge Road, Colliers.

“After much consideration, Country Friends Foundation has decided to manage their own band, which will be made up of volunteers from the existing bands we now host that have open dates for the scheduled event. This Country Friends Band will play once a month exclusively at the Memorial Hall,” a news release notes.

Country Friends has events each Monday, Friday and Saturday at the hall. The doors open at 6 p.m. each Saturday, and the dance starts at 7 p.m. On Monday and Friday nights, the doors open at 4 p.m., and open mic begins at 6 p.m. Participants can bring a covered dish if they desire for the meal that begins at 5 p.m.

Country Friends Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Christian friendship and brotherly love through music. All proceeds go to charity. For information, call (304) 527-4253 or (304) 479-1270. The website is

Cat adoption fees reduced

The Hancock County Animal Shelter Foundation has extended its discounted adoption fees for cats through Oct. 31.

Kittens up to 1 year of age can be adopted for $50 while adult cats, 1 year and older, can be adopted for $25.

The discounted adoption fee includes a spay or neuter, all vaccinations and testing, plus worming and flea treatment. All adult cats must be spayed or neutered before they can leave the shelter, and the foundation does not adopt out black cats during the month of October. However, black cats can be adopted with the discounted fee and can leave the shelter Nov. 1.

“This is the perfect time to add a new best friend to your family, and the shelter has a wide variety of healthy and beautiful cats and kittens to choose from,” a spokesperson said. The shelter can be visited any time from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. The shelter is closed on Mondays.

Photos of many of the shelter’s available cats are posted on the Petfinder website and on the Facebook page, Hancock County Animal Shelter Foundation.

The Hancock County Animal Shelter Foundation was founded in 1991 and operates the Hancock County Animal Shelter, to provide compassionate care for stray and surrendered animals, as well as adoption services, according to a news release..

WSX Management Club to meet

The Weirton Steel Management Club will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Giovanni’s Restaurant banquet room. There will be a speaker on the 2014 Health Care changes and updates. All members and former members are invited to attend the dinner and social time.

Indoor garage sale in Unionport

A “huge indoor garage sale” will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 2 in the Unionport Community Center, the old school.

Refreshments and lunch will be on sale. For information, call (740) 944-1446 or (740) 944-1492. The sale is sponsored by the community center group with proceeds going to current expenses.

Alpha Mu Chapter members meet

The Alpha Mu Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma met Oct. 19 at the Amsterdam United Methodist Church with Darlene Smith presiding.

Prior to the meeting, a “Warm Up Activity” of “Getting to know each other” was held under the direction of Cicely Worthington led a warm-up, getting to know each other activity. Members were given a list that included find someone who has the same color eyes as you, speaks another language, is the same height or is an only child.

Margery Gregg played the piano while members participated. When the music stopped, Smith awarded prizes to: Carol Thorne, first prize by finding 14 people who fit the categories, and guest Carol Connors, Indian Creek Middle School teacher, placed second with 12 answers.

Gregg gave a Halloween reading titled “The Creature in the Classroom.” Treasurer Mary Barnes distributed a printout of her report. In new business, Smith reported on the state executive meeting she attended in Columbus. The state project of collecting children’s books had more than 4,000 books to distribute to six children’s hospitals in the Columbus area. At least 75 came from the local chapter.

Thorne presented engraved necklaces to the following in honor of their retirement: Vicky Littlejohn, 32 years; Diane McElwain, 30 years; and Linda Nocera.

Members were reminded that the next meeting will be held Dec. 14 at Zalenski’s Family Eatery & Pub in Wintersville.

In committee reports, Joyce Ferguson, chairman of Personal Growth and Services, explained chapter members will do the same Christmas project for the two local nursing homes as last year.

Jane Brower, nominations, said her committee is working on getting new officers for next year.

Margaret Alice Myers, scholarship and world fellowship, said she has application forms for anyone who is working on a master’s degree or doctorate. March is the deadline. The Christmas auction will help fund these scholarships.

Drawing tickets sold benefited the education excellence committee, formerly history/research, chaired by Rose Seck. Winners were: first, Judy Serdar; second, Gina Judy; and third, Mary Lou Custer.

A thank-you note was received from Mary Ann Sunyoger, speaker at the last meeting. Donna Iachini introduced the October speaker, Tamla Cole, from the State Teachers Retirement System who explained changes and their impact on new and older retirees.

Community happenings

WMC Auxiliary

Board meets

The Weirton Medical Center Auxiliary board meeting was held Oct. 9 in the Starvaggi Board Room, with President Sondra Weigel calling the meeting to order.

Nineteen members attended.

Reports were given by Recording Secretary Elda Weekley and Treasurer Paula Billick.

Administrative Liaison Barbara Coalter reported the “All About Women” health center will soon be open and updates continue on Level 4.

Auxiliary chairmen made the following reports: Phil Troia, clergy; John Patton, coffee cart; Barbara Visnic, gift cart; Jeannie Duffy, gift shop; Paula Billick, payroll deductions and mail; Elda Weekley, publicity; Diana Crago, radiology; Marg DiClemente, skilled care; Beth DiGregorio, surgical desk escorts; Margaret Patton, volunteens; Flo Jonczak, birth certificates; and Grace Lenhart, historian and Remembrance Fund.

Hospitality Chair Joan Hawrot announced the Christmas party will be held Dec. 10 in the medical center cafeteria.

Gift Shop Committee Chair Vivian Weigel reported there will be a 20 percent discount on all sports merchandise today and Friday in the gift shop. There will be a drawing for two sports baskets. Those making purchases of $10 or more will be entered for the large basket and those making purchases of $5 or more, but less than $10, will be entered for the small basket.

Record of Volunteer Hours Chair Sondra Weigel reported 3,564.5 total volunteer hours during the second quarter. The top 10 volunteers for second quarter are: Sondra Weigel, 250; Paula Billick, 171; Elda Weekley, 156; Jeannie Duffy, 140; Barbara Visnic, 107; Marilyn Hinchee, 106; Pat Gurerra, 104; Marg DiClemente, 101; Flo Jonczak, 98.5; and Jenne Fetty, 97.5.

Volunteen total hours for the second quarter was 324, with the top five being Olivia Best, 60; Haley Crews, 38.5; Kayla Bryant, 36; and Kelly Lemasters, 36.

Dates to remember were:

  • Oct. 31-Nov. 1, Books are fun;
  • Nov. 19, board meeting;
  • Dec. 5-6, Masquerade $5 jewelry;
  • Jan. 23-24, 2014 Roberts Medical uniforms and shoes sale; and
  • March 20-21, Books are fun.

Fall festival at

P. Hill church

The Pleasant Hill Baptist Church located at 2305 state Route 213, Steubenville, is offering the public a time of food, fun and fellowship at its fall festival set for Saturday from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The event will include several carnival games and prizes.

For information, call the church at (740) 282-4364.

Men’s breakfast

in Carrollton

Pastor Frank Leghart invites men from the area to a men’s breakfast to be hosted by the Carrollton Believers Fellowship, 1001 Canton Road N.W., Carrollton, at 9 a.m. Saturday.

The featured speaker will be Ken Johnson from “Men’s Rally in The Valley 2013.”

As the acting chaplain of the Indianapolis Colts, Johnson understands the challenges and adversity that men are often faced with in their lives, according to Leghart. “He is credited with having a tremendous natural ability to communicate life-changing leadership principles to young people and adults,’ he said.

Special music will be provided by the Ohio Valley Teen Challenge Choir. The praise and worship team from Carrollton Believers Fellowship will lead the morning worship.

An offering of canned goods will benefit the Loaves & Fishes Carroll County Food Bank.

Suggested donation for the breakfast is $5.

Men of all ages are welcome to attend.

Holiday craft

festival Nov. 2

The holiday craft festival sponsored by the art department of the GFWC Weirton Woman’s Club will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 2 at the RJ Bush Center (Mercy Baptist Church) at 3474 Pennsylvania Ave, Weirton.

Admission is $2, and there is free parking.

The event will include a bake sale, entertainment and an Authors’ Alley featuring, along with more than 20 crafters.

Holiday Home Tour tickets will be on sale for $20.

The self-guided tour is sponsored by the Hancock County Arts Council and features homes in Weirton, New Cumberland and Chester. Representatives from CASA, A Child’s Place will be at the show, and donations for the Hancock County Animal Shelter will be accepted.

The show will have primitive wood products, gift baskets, jewelry, wreaths, dog accessories and baked goods.

Community happenings

Lucas entertains Moving On

Members of Moving On, a group of widows and widowers, met Oct. 13 for their luncheon and meeting at Undo’s in Weirton with Norma Boni, president, presiding.

Fred Vogt gave the blessing and closing prayer, and Christine Brown provided a reading on what true friendship means.

October birthdays were acknowledged.

Chuck Lucas of Weirton entertained members on the guitar and sang popular songs, asking members to join him.

Claire French, Anita Spadafora and Toni Herron provided the baskets with fall flowers that decorated the tables.

Madeline Michael Boulson and Lucretia “Toots” Ross conducted the 50-50 drawing won by Nancy Martino. Undo gift certificates were won by Vogt and Carol Zagula. The rose pendant went to Vogt, and Boulson won the CD case.

Table prizes were won by Richard Kimmel, Mary Lou Shutak, Herbert Simms, Martha Wright and Jack Davis.

Carol Zagula discussed upcoming trips to Greenbrier, a Christmas show and trips for 2014.

Ross gave the secretarial report. Members received their new membership list for the year.

The next meeting will be held Nov. 10 at Undo’s in Weirton. The cost is $12 for dinner and $10 for dues. Anyone interested in joining can contact Janet Saner at (740) 537-4487.

Food drive at Carmike Cinemas

In celebration of the release of the film “Free Birds” for the Thanksgiving season, Carmike Cinema 6 in the Fort Steuben Mall will be holding a food drive to benefit Urban Mission Ministries during the upcoming holiday season.

Items needed for holiday baskets include cranberry sauce, stuffing mix, boxed potatoes, sweet potatoes, chicken broth, yellow cake mix, vanilla icing, canned vegetables or any other non-perishable item.

Donations can be dropped off at the theater after 12:30 p.m. daily. The food drive will run until Nov. 15. Anyone bringing a donation for the food drive will be entered in a drawing for two free movie passes and “Free Birds” promotional items.

Urban Mission’s “Bountiful Thom” Thanksgiving mascot will be making an appearance at the theater on Saturday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The community is invited to meet and be photographed with “Bountiful Thom” and learn more about Urban Mission.

For information, call the theater at (740) 264-1680 after 12:30 p.m.

Pasta dinner at Brentwood

Brentwood United Methodist Church will be having a pasta dinner from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the church located at 148 Stephens St., Wintersville.

The cost of the dinner is by donation, and takeouts are available by calling (740) 264-4531.

Toronto Sunrise Seniors meet

At their Oct. 11 meeting, the Toronto Sunrise Seniors learned about a trip planned for May 2-5 to Washington, D.C.

The first payment will be due in January. Anyone interested should contact John Bodrog at (740) 537-1611 for information.

Dues are due for the 2013-14 year, members were reminded.

The annual Christmas party will be held on Dec. 13 at the Toronto American Legion Hall. Sign-ups will be conducted at the next meeting.

Door prize winners were Susan Kulstad, Mary Ann Ohalek, Jay Smith and Peggy Katchmar. Bingo winners were Kenny Mossor, Janet Blaschak, Kitty Roth, Beth Clark, Brenda Cottrell, Judy Price, Jo Andrews, Dorothy Pavelka, Mary Ann Ohalek, Wade Steele, Connie Lopushansky, Marcella McKnight and Wilma Elder. Scat card winners were Nancy Bodrog, Mary Lou Deku, Rusty Roth and Helen Lindsay.

The next meeting will be held Friday.

Halloween festivities In E. Springfield

The East Springfield Community Center will host a Halloween party on Oct. 31 that begins with a “trunk or treat” at 5 p.m. at the Christ United Methodist Church parking lot and continues with a party at the center at 6 p.m.

Judging of costumes gets under way at 7 p.m.

All ages are welcome.

Pumpkin-decorating contest set

The Follansbee Branch Library will hold a pumpkin-decorating contest for children in preschool through eighth grade at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

The Follansbee Friends of the Library will donate the pumpkins and supply the judges for the contest. All supplies will be provided by the library.

Call (304) 527-0860 to reserve a pumpkin.

Club’s Halloween party Thursday

The Brush Creek 50+ Club will be holding its annual Halloween party on Thursday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Brush Creek Senior Center.

The party is for Brush Creek Township residents and friends. There will be games, contests and refreshments.

Children up to the age of 12 are invited and must be accompanied by an adult.

Animal clinic visit scheduled

The Brooke County Animal Welfare League will hold its next low-cost spay and neuter Roaming Animal Sterilization Clinic at Low Cost on Nov. 2-3 at the Jefferson County Airpark in Wintersville.

Pre-payment is required. There are no walk-in services or vaccinations available.

Appointments are not limited to Brooke County residents.

Any interested pet owner can make an appointment by calling (304) 374-4443.

Community happenings

Knights’ Octoberfest will be Thursday

Immaculate Heart of Mary Council No. 472 of the Knights of Columbus will hold its annual Octoberfest on Thursday at the council hall. Doors open at 4:45 p.m. with food being served at 5 p.m.

Many foods will be on the menu for the evening, including kielbasa, bratwurst, hot dogs, soups & potato salad, along with desserts and coffee. Admission is free to all members and their families.

Grand Knight Bill DiMarzio said the event is the council’s way of saying thank-you to its members and their families for all they do for the organization.

“Whether it’s helping with different functions, buying tickets for their fundraisers or just being a dues-paying member, it all helps to keep our council active and vibrant,” DiMarzio said. “It’s an evening for all just to come out and socialize and enjoy a night out,” he said.

County council meets Wednesday

County council will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Wintersville American Legion post.

WHS Class of 1964 to meet Friday

The Wintersville High School Class of 1964 reunion committee met Sept. 26 at CJ’s Family Restaurant in Steubenville to continue plans for the 50-year reunion.

Attending were Signa Carrocci Findlay, Lola Dornbusch Swanagan, Sherilyn Bougher Townsend, Steve Wachenschwanz, Kathy Pyles Furda, Janet Terpenning Sharpe, Jerry Boyd, Charla Tennant McDonald, and Ron and Joyce Fray Rouse.

The committee chose favors for the reunion. The next goal is getting class members’ addresses confirmed so letters can be sent out soon.

All classmates in the area are encouraged to attend the next meeting or call one of the committee members with their current address and any out-of-town member addresses that can be confirmed.

The next meeting will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday at St. Florian Hall where the menus will be reviewed and decisions made on the dinner selection.

Questions can be directed to Swanagan at (740) 537-4977.

Sands of Time at Richmond event

The Richmond Community Historical Society will host a dance Saturday at the Glenn Mills Senior Center featuring the Sands of Time.

It will be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the center, which is located at 7576 state Route 152 S., Richmond. Admission is $5 for singles and $10 for a couple. Food, pop and water will be sold. There also will be a 50-50 drawing.

People are encouraged to come in costumes.

Historical society items will be available for sale.

All proceeds will benefit the Crew House Museum located on Main Street, Richmond.

For information, call Phil Judy, president, at (740) 7765-4534.

Wells Township seniors to meet

Wells Township seniors will hold their monthly meeting at 1 p.m. Friday at the Wells Township Community Senior Center located on Steuben Street in Brilliant.

The menu will include potato soup, green pepper soup, noodle soup and bean soup.

The meeting also includes door prizes and fellowship, according to a news release.

Questions can be directed to Liz Cook at (740) 598-3967.

Gadabouts enjoy ‘the Music Man’

At their October meeting at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville , members of the Gadabouts were entertained by disc jockey Billy Dean, known as “the Music Man” who played all-time favorite dance selections.

Vice President Jenny Avoli presided, and Andy Celestin led devotions.

Beverly Wyman won the 50/50. Rose Marie Harlan furnished the door prizes which were won by Doris Matyas, Virginia McMenamin, Sondra Nestor, Betty Parker, Frank Sciarra, Tim Thomas and Wyatt Whanger. Frank and Carol Wisnieski conducted the drawing.

Tour Director Regina Truax discussed her Nov. 20 bus trip to Rivers Casino. Those attending will have their choice of either casino games only or a holiday dinner show performance of songs from Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. She said she is planning trips for the 2014 season, including one to Lancaster, Pa.’s Sight & Sound Theater on May 9 and 10. For details, contact Truax at (304) 723-0419.

All Gadabouts trips are open to the public.

The Gadabouts club is for couples and singles 55 years of age and older.

Community happenings

Relay benefit is set for Sunday

The Steppin’ for Sisters Relay for Life team, a participant in the Steubenville Area Relay for Life sponsored by the Jefferson County Unit of the American Cancer Society, will be holding a soup and sandwich benefit for one of its team members.

Gary Scalise, a 2000 graduate from Edison High School, was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor on June 6, 2009. He underwent his first surgery three days later on June 9 and received radiation and continuous chemotherapy for four years. In addition to these treatments, Scalise also had two additional surgeries to remove a softball size tumor from his brain.

The benefit will be held Sunday at the Stratton Municipal Building from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The menu will consist of a variety of soups, sandwiches, desserts and drinks.

There also will be a 50/50 drawing and a Chinese auction. Carryout will be available.

“Gary’s faith and testimony of what a true survivor is shown through at the Jefferson County Relay for Life just one year after being diagnosed when he did the survivor lap,” said Judy Fellows, team co-captain. “Although he had to be pushed in a wheelchair, we were all there to cheer on our friend and team member. Over the next three years, 2011-13, we watched Gary improve at each Relay for Life event as he went from wheelchair to walking with a cane with some assistance to walking a lap to this year walking more than a mile unassisted,” she said.

“Unfortunately, the past few months, things have changed, and Gary is once again facing this horrible disease. His tumor is showing signs of growth, and he is once again needing treatments. Gary’s wife Cathy (Mizell) has had to cut back her hours at her job so she can be there to take him back and forth to his doctor appointments in Morgantown and to his treatments at the Tony Teramana Cancer Center,” Fellows said.

The couple have two sons, Dylan and Ashton.

Retired teachers to meet Nov. 12

The Jefferson County Chapter of the Ohio Retired Teachers Association will meet Nov. 12 at Starkdale Presbyterian Church, 4600 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville, with the business meeting beginning at 11 a.m.

Dr. Matthew Nardone will discuss “Our Senior Joints.”

The meeting will be followed by dinner at noon. The menu will consist of ham loaf, potato casserole, vegetable, salad rolls and caramel pie. Following the luncheon, Ohio Retired Teachers Association President Linda Beaver will address the group.

Meal reservations are due Oct. 30 with a $14 check made payable to JCRTA and mailed to Ann Wiley at P.O. Box 304, Amsterdam, OH 43903.

The community service project for November will involve bringing personal hygiene items for teens to be used in filling Christmas stockings for distribution through Urban Mission Ministries.

For information, contact Dave Nicholson, president, at (740) 544-6249.

Fundraiser to aid Hounds’ Haven

Enjoy some fun and games and cap it off with a good deed, say supporters of Hounds’ Haven Inc. animal shelter organizing a dinner and gaming night set for Saturday at the Community Fire Station on Main Street in Smithfield.

Starting at 6 p.m., there will be a Texas Hold ‘Em poker tournament along with other gaming tables. A meal and drinks are included with the $40 entry fee/$25 add on. There will be a $10 dinner charge for those attending for table games only.

Drawings and other activities will round out the evening. For information, call Hounds’ Haven at (740) 733-8546 or e-mail

“All proceeds benefit the animals who find food, medical care and lots of love at the Ohio Valley’s quality-of-life- animal shelter,” notes a new release.

“Hounds’ Haven is a privately operated, nonprofit shelter, located in Jefferson County, but serving many counties in the local area,” it adds.

Community happenings

Church event is

Thursday, Friday

Second Chance Ministries Church of God in Christ will celebrate Pastor Mark Gilliam Pastoral Appreciation on Thursday and Friday.

The theme of the event is “Your Future Hope in Christ.”

Services will begin on Thursday at 7 p.m. with Elder Donald Livingston of Steubenville.

Pastor Wilbur Allen III of All Saints Temple Church of God in Christ in Canton, will be the Friday guest speaker, beginning at 7 p.m.

Janet Graves is the event chairperson. It is open to the public.

Beer, wine tasting

benefit detailed

Weirton Madonna High School will hold a beer- and wine-tasting with live and silent auctions on Oct. 25 at Williams Country Club located at 1000 Williams Drive, Weirton.

The doors open at 6 p.m., and the live auction begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door and include hors d’oeuvres, six tasting tickets and auction registration. Tickets are available by calling Jennifer Parker at (740) 632-1567.

Auction items include a “top gun” experience as a fighter pilot for a day in a military aircraft; a sports getaway package for two; tickets to the 48th-annual Country Music Awards and an after party; a concert getaway package for two; one day at the 2014 Masters Golf Tournament; two days at the Masters Golf Tournament for two; a four-day, three-night NASCAR fan experience in Charlotte, N.C., for two; tickets to the 2014 People’s Choice Awards and pre-awards reception; a trip for two to the 2014 Kentucky Derby; and a trip for two to the 2014 Super Bowl.

Williams Country Club and Wine and Beverage Merchants are the sponsors.

Proceeds benefit the Madonna Annual Fund.

Community happenings

E.S. Community Center

elects officers, trustees

The East Springfield Community Center elected officers when it held its monthly meeting Sept. 26. The newly elected leaders of the center are:

President, Brad Wine; vice president, Dale Holcomb; secretary, Deborah Martin-Burch; and treasurer, Sue Call.

Seven trustees also were elected, including Gary Tennant, Robert Serdar, Greg Call, Terry Bell, Donna Cline, Irene Saho and Dorman Mader.

Hounds Haven to

hold Adopt-A-Pet

Hounds’ Haven Inc. will hold its fall “Adopt-A-Pet” event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday inside Pet Supplies Plus at the Fort Steuben Mall.

There will be a variety of adult dogs, cats and kittens. All animals have been vet-checked, tested for disease, vaccinated and spayed or neutered. No on-site adoptions are permitted, but pets can be claimed at the shelter.

Hounds’ Haven Inc. is a privately operated, nonprofit, “quality-of-life” shelter for homeless animals in the Ohio Valley, providing food, shelter and loving care to several hundred dogs and cats for life.

“The volunteer staff reaches out to the local community with services for those in need, adoption programs and also provides educational programs to local schools,” a press release notes.

Taste of the Valley is

Tuesday in Weirton

The Top of West Virginia Convention and Visitors Bureau will hold its annual Business Showcase/A Taste of the Valley from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Serbian American Cultural Center.

Admission is $10 for the event, which will feature area businesses selling a variety of goods and restaurants offering samples of their food.

Library to hold

cooking class

Nora Bell will present a cooking class on harvest foods at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Brooke County Public Library in Wellsburg.

Call (304) 737-1551 to register for the free program.

Crocheting group

welcomes members

The Brooke County Public Library’s Crocheting Group will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The group is for adult beginners through experts. Bring your own supplies and projects. If you need help, someone will be available to assist or instruct you.

Call (304) 737-1551 to register for the free group.

Halloween story hour scheduled for Thursday

The Brooke County Public Library will hold a “Trick or Treat Read!” evening storytime with Kim Harless at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Children are invited to wear their Halloween costumes and enjoy Halloween stories, a craft and more.

Call (304) 737-1551 to register for the free program.

Animal prayer, foster

program detailed

A prayer and foster program for animals in need will be led by Janet Polverini on Oct. 20 beginning at 1:15 p.m. at the Schiappa branch of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County.

Polverini, community program leaders with the Jefferson County Animal Welfare League, said, “Making a difference one day at a time is what this is all about.”

There will be a luncheon served.

For reservations, call (740) 424-1304.

Busy week for Jefferson

County library branches

Upcoming programs at the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County have been announced. They include:

  • Coffee, doughnuts, and a movie will be shared at the main library and the Tiltonsville branch both on Friday at 10 a.m.
  • Photoshop 101 will be offered at the Schiappa branch on Thursday at 6 p.m. Learn the ins and outs of the picture-editing software and more camera tricks. Register by calling the library at (740) 264-6166.
  • Enjoy a movie with your family at the Tiltonsville branch on Saturday at noon and at the Main Library on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
  • Play and Learn the Alphabet (for caregiver and children ages 2-6) will be at the Toronto branch on Wednesday at noon and at the Schiappa branch on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. and at 6 p.m. Letter-learning toys are set up for children to play with and to interact with other children.
  • Raymond Boothe, author of “Fire on the Water: A New History of the Wheeling Steel Corporation,” will present “Innovations of the Wheeling Steel Corporation” on Thursday at 7 p.m. in room 2102 at Eastern Gateway Community College. The library has photographically preserved the Ohio Valley’s steel industry with 50 aesthetically framed and captioned images that were taken by an architectural industrial photographer.

The photo exhibit, “Steel Industry In Jefferson County,” will be at EGCC through Oct. 26 during regular operating hours.

Visit the library’s website,, for a listing of where the photo exhibit will travel to and programs.

  • Children can make a craft on Wednesday any time from 4-5 p.m. at the Schiappa branch and also at the main library on Wednesday any time from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Story Hour (caregiver and children ages 2-6) will be held at the Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant Branch on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Stories, songs and more are shared.
  • George Creegan will talk about puppetry and show an episode of his Creegan and Crow television show on Wednesday 6 at 6 p.m. at the Schiappa branch. It is open to all ages.
  • Book club will be held at the Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant Branch on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Join by calling the library at (740) 769-2090.
  • Babygarten (caregiver and children ages birth to 2) will be held at the Brilliant branch on Thursday at 11 a.m. and at the Schiappa branch on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. This is a lap-sit program that will help babies with language development and early literacy skills through books, songs and rhymes.
  • Teen Read Week is being celebrated at the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County now through Saturday. It is a national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association. It began in 1998 and is held annually during the third week of October. Its purpose is to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users. Teen Read Week’s sub-theme for this year is “Seek the Unknown at Your Library,” which encourages teens to explore and learn about the unknown through mystery, adventure, sci-fi and fantasy books.
  • There will be a duct tape craft at the branches of Adena on Thursday at 5 p.m.; Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant branch today at 5 p.m.; Tiltonsville branch on Wednesday at 5 p.m.; and Brilliant branch on Tuesday at 5 p.m.
  • The popular music video game dance revolution will be offered at the branches of Tiltonsville today at 5:30 p.m. then at the Brilliant branch on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
  • The teen book club will meet at the Tiltonsville branch on Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. Join by calling the library branch at (740) 859-5163. The Schiappa branch also offers a teen book club that will be held on Thursday at 6 p.m.
  • Stop in during the week at the Toronto branch to place your name in for a prize that will be drawn, then on Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. any time teens can make candy sushi.
  • Gaming for teens will be at the Schiappa branch on Oct. 23 at 5:30 p.m.

Steubenville Art

Association to meet

The Steubenville Art Association will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Historic Fort Steuben located at 120 S. Third St., Steubenville.

Bill Rettig will present a watercolor demonstration after the meeting and conduct a workshop earlier that day from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., also at the fort. The cost is $40.

For details, contact Marnee Muhleman at (330) 340-4577.

Hostesses are Jeanne D’Anniballe, chair, along with Laura Thrasher, Diana Holcombe and Sara Cunningham.

Oak Glen Class of 1964

planning 50-year reunion

Oak Glen High School’s Class of 1964 will at 6:30 p.m. Thursday to begin plans for its 50-year reunion. The meeting will be held in the Chester City building with those attending instructed to use the north side rear door.

All classmates are urged to attend.

For information, contact Peg Govey at (330) 385-8909 or Bob Manypenny at (304) 564-5055.

Community happenings

SERS Chapter to

meet Wednesday

The School Employee Retirees of Ohio Chapter 33, which includes Jefferson, Belmont, Harrison, Guernsey and Monroe counties, will meet at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in the meeting room of the Schiappa branch of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County.

All of the officers attended the recent open enrollment meeting on the 2014 SERS health care plan. All retirees are urged to attend the meeting to be aware of the changes for next year.

After the meeting, members are invited to tour the new facility of the Prime Time Center at 300 Lovers Lane, Steubenville.

For information, contact Joyce Rensi at (740) 733-7047 or or Jim Fisher at (740) 535-0771.

Country Friends host Eldurays on Saturday

The Country Friends will host The Eldurays Saturday at the Memorial Hall located at 402 Old Police Lodge Road.

The doors open at 6 p.m., and the dance begins at 7 p.m.

Country Friends hold covered-dish dinners and open mic nights every Monday and Friday. The doors open at 4 p.m., the meal begins at 5 p.m., and open mic begins at 6 p.m.

For information, call (304) 527-4253 or (304) 797-1270 or visit

NOVASAR meeting

open to newbies

The Northern Ohio Valley Area Search and Rescue will hold its October members meeting on Oct. 18 at the Wintersville Volunteer Fire Department, beginning at 7 p.m.

Anyone interested in becoming a new member is welcome to attend.

Questions can be directed to Dave Nicholson, secretary-treasurer, at (740) 544-6249.

Community happenings

Night at Races

set for Saturday

The Warren Township Lions Club will host a Night at the Races on Saturday at the Indian Club in Tiltonsville. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6 p.m. and the races starting at 7 p.m.

The price of a horse is $20, which includes two dinners and dessert. Race sponsorship is available for $20.

For information or to purchase a horse, call Bob Fetty (740) 391-1351 or (740) 859-5218 or any member of the Warren Township Lions Club.

TIMET retirees

to meet Tuesday

Retirees of TIMET in Toronto will have occasion to chat, reminisce and stay connected at the next get-together luncheon scheduled for Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at CJ’S Restaurant on Sunset Boulevard, Steubenville,

It’s open to all TIMET retirees. For information, contact Bob Olexia at (740) 535-0937.

Support group

meetings set

The Alzheimer’s Association will be holding its monthly caregiver support groups on the following dates:

  • Oct. 17 at 6 p.m. at Eastern Gateway Community College, 4000 Sunset Blvd., Room 1506, Steubenville.
  • Oct. 22 at 1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 400 Walnut St., Martins Ferry.

The support groups are free and open to all caregivers, family members and friends with a loved one living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.

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

Sunrise Seniors

elect officers

The Sunrise Seniors of Toronto met on Sept. 27 with President Susan Kulstad presiding. Peg Nordenger gave the blessing for the covered-dish dinner.

Secretary Mary Lou Deku, Treasurer Mike Timko and Social Secretary Susan Conaway gave reports.

An election of officers was held with the following slate approved: Vice President Harry Andrews, Treasurer Rex Mossor, Assistant Treasurer Judy Sabol, Secretary Diane Hooper, Social Secretary Tracey Wade, Tour Director Judith Whyte, Kitchen Chairman Joyce Gribben and Chaplain Peg Nordenger.

No president was elected from the floor. The new officers will preside at the next meeting.

Dues will be taken for the new club year, starting in October.

The 50/50 winners were Judy Whyte and Connie Lopushansky. Door prize winners were Mary Lou Deku, Donna Twyford, Pete Graceffa and Connie Lopushansky. Bingo winners were Helen Lindsay, Mary Ann Ohalek, Lucy Timko, Sandy Lesnick, Judy Sabol, Bruce Pertko, Peg Nordenger, Mike Timko, Wade Steele, Kitty Roth, Patty Roth, Jim Wilson and Jay Smith.

The next meeting will be held at 5 p.m. Friday at the Roosevelt Recreation Center.

Monthly luncheon

at St. Paul’s

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 415 Adams St., Steubenville, will host its monthly soup and sandwich luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.

Featured are various soups and sandwiches as well as brunch foods, including made-to-order omelets. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. Carryouts are available by calling (740) 282-5366 during the listed hours.

Knights to host

spaghetti dinner

The Knights of Columbus Council 427 will hold a spaghetti dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday at the council hall in Wintersville.

The menu will include spaghetti, meatballs, bread, garlic bread, salad, desserts and coffee. Soft drinks also are available.

The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children age 12 and under.

For carryouts, call (740) 264-0092.

Music workshop

at Mount Zion

Mount Zion Baptist Church in Steubenville will kick off its annual music workshop on Saturday with registration at noon followed by a smorgasbord luncheon.

The workshop theme is “Oh Give Thanks Unto The Lord.”

The workshop rehearsal will begin immediately following the luncheon and be under the direction of Minister Eric Dyson of Cleveland. The choir will learn approximately eight songs that will be performed in a concert.

The workshop registration fee is $10.

All churches and denominations are invited to join the workshop choir, the purpose of which is to teach and admonish one another with spiritual songs. “The mission is to exalt the savior, edify the saints, and evangelize the lost and to provide an opportunity of musical involvement as well as education that can lead to a greater appreciation and application of music in our Christian lives. The music workshop can and should enhance our experiences with the Lord and with each other through worship, fellowship and evangelism,” a spokesperson said.

The workshop choir will be presented in concert at 5 p.m. Sunday with Pastor Norries A. Hood Sr. serving as the master of ceremonies. There will be a free will love offering.

The mass choir members are: Wylene Alexander, chairman; Norman Creech, president; Ruth Pendergrast, vice president; and Floretta Hampton, treasurer. Members are Vanessa Styles, Rose Slaughter, Millicent Slaughter, Cheryl Austin, Paulette Johnson, Barbara Prentice, Louise Daniels, Isabelle Lavender, Bunswella Brown, Charlene Reid, Floyd Owens and Lafayette Byrom.

Screening set

at the YWCA

Residents living in and around the Steubenville area can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture as the YWCA of Steubenville will host Life Line Screening on Monday at 320 N. Fourth St., Steubenville.

Screenings identify potential cardiovascular conditions such as blocked artieries and irregular heart rhythm, abdominal aortic aneurysms and hardening of the arteries in the legs, which is a strong predictor of heart disease.

A bone density screening to assess osteoporosis risk also is offered and is approrpriate for both men and women.

A spokesman said four key points to know include:

Stroke is the third leading cause of death and a leading cause of permanent disability;

Eighty percent of stroke victims had no apparent warning signs prior to their stroke.

Preventive ultrasound screenings can help a person avoid stroke; and

Screenings are fast, noninvasive, painless, affordable and convenient.

Packages start at $159. All five screenings take 60 to 90 minutes to complete. For information or to schedule an appointment, call (800) 364-0457 or visit the website at Pre-registration is required.

Community happenings

‘Night at the Museum’ Tuesday

The Tri-State Writers Society will hold the monthly meeting, “Night at the Museum,” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Jefferson County Historical Association Museum located at Fifth Street and Franklin Avenue, Steubenville.

Barry Bardone, association board member, will give a flashlight tour of the museum. Collin Michael McGee, association member and author, will give a reading of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven.”

Members were asked to write a short story featuring a murder at the museum, and those who have completed their stories will share them at the meeting.

The meeting also will include a meal, and members are asked to contribute $5 each.

Published and aspiring writers of all genres are welcome to attend the meeting.

For information, contact President Karen Majoris-Garrison at (740) 424-1243 or Susan Guy, public relations director, at (740) 632-9507 or visit

Rummage sale at

Follansbee UMC

The Follansbee United Methodist Church located at 1002 Virginia Ave., one block from the post office, will be holding its two-day fall rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, which will be 10 cent day.

The church also will have its “famous chili” at its booth at Christmas in the Park on Saturday and Sunday.

Church plans trip

To outlet mall

Mount Zion Baptist Church at 221 N. Seventh St., Steubenville, is sponsoring a trip Nov. 9 to the Grove City, Pa., outlet mall featuring 130 stores and restaurants.

The cost is $40 due Oct. 18. The bus will leave the church at 8:30 a.m. and leave Grove City at 5 p.m.

To reserve a seat, contact Ruth Pendergrast at (304) 748-7249; Rose Lavender at (740) 632-9088; or Metta James at (740) 381-3824.

Story hours set at

Follansbee branch

The Follansbee Branch Library will hold story hours for children, ages 2-5, and their caregivers at noon today and Oct. 14, 21 and 28.

Children will enjoy a story, craft, games and a snack. They are invited to wear their Halloween costumes on Oct. 28.

Call (304) 527-0860 to register for the free program.

Library to show two movies

The Brooke County Public Library in Wellsburg will show “Iron Man 3,” rated PG-13, at 1 p.m. Tuesday and the PG-rated animated film “The Croods,” at 5 p.m. Thursday.

Call (304) 737-1551 to reserve a seat and popcorn.

Youth invited

to join 4-H

Area youth are invited to learn about shooting sports, horticulture, dance and other subjects and make new friends by joining a Brooke County 4-H club in Wellsburg, Colliers or Bethany.

While 4-H was created to introduce young farmers to new agricultural procedures, the program has expanded over the years to expose youth to a variety of topics.

Aimed at developing life and leadership skills and building self-esteem and character, the clubs are open to youth, ages 9 through 21. Youth must be 12 years old to participate on the shooting sports team, which has competed in regional events.

There also are plans to start teams for horticulture and dance. There also is a Cloverbud club, for youth ages 5-8, in Wellsburg.

There are no membership fees.

For information, contact Liz Gatts, West Virginia University Extension Service 4-H program assistant, at (304) 737-3666 or

Barbershop music

to be performed

Barbershop music is returning to Carrollton as the Carrollton Bible Chapel will host a concert of barbershop music featuring the Salem Jubilee Chorus, a men’s chorus, and Ocho-Sync-O, a women’s group.

It will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday at the chapel, which is located at 365 Steubenville Road S.E., Carrollton. A love offering will be taken. Two food items also are requested for admission. They will be donated to Loaves and Fishes, the local food pantry.

The Salem Jubilee Chorus is a small Salem-based group of men and women of various ages from area towns, including Salem, Lisbon and Beloit. They sing various arrangements of barbershop music, including standards, 1950s, 1960s, gospel and western. The chorus sings for various festivals and at nursing homes.

Ocho-Sync-O is a double quartet of eight women and is one of several quartets that are part of the Canton-based City of Flags chapter of Sweet Adelines Inc.

For information, call Chuck Wilson, pastor, at (330) 627-7376 or Richard and Judy Cunningham at (330) 739-4005 or (330) 323-9253.

Men of Destiny

meeting Saturday

Men of Destiny of the House of Faith located at 1913 Estelle Ave., Steubenville, will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday.

“Come and see how we can better our relationship with Christ, witness to others, help our neighbors, improve our community, build bonds of friendship with men inside and outside of our church with Christian fellowship,” said Ron Boyuk, president.

For information, call (740) 264-5070.

Alpha Mu Chapter

awards presented

The Alpha Mu Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma met Sept. 14 at the YWCA in Steubenville where President Darlene Smith presided.

Prior to the meeting, Cicely Worthington and Jan Primack of the hospitality committee conducted an opening exercise where members were divided into three groups, and each group sang a summer song: “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” “Shine On Harvest Moon” and “School Days.”

In July, members went to the dinner theater in Youngstown, it was noted under old business.

In new business, Worthington is collecting personal/professional awards information for the 75th anniversary celebration. Retirees Linda Nocera, Vicki Littlejohn and Diane McElwain will be recognized at the October meeting.

Carole Thorne, membership committee member, presented the following awards:

  • Perfect attendance: CarolynLee Barrett, Mary Coleman, Joyce Ferguson, Margery Gregg, Pat Hornberger, Barb Losey, Diane McElwain, Edwina McElwain, Jan Primack, Darlene Smith and Carole Thorne.
  • Membership awards: Cicely Worthington, 57 years; Mary Coleman and Margery Gregg, 54 years; Shirley Riggleman, 45 years; Julie Blanton, Edwina McElwain, Sonya Mullen, Jan Primack and Barb Pritts, 30 years; Mary Barnes and Sandra Goddard, 25 years; Dianne Casuccio and Juanita Whisman, 20 years; Connie Seregakis, 15 years; and Shanley Demitras, Donna Iachini, Vicki Littlejohn, Kathy Pavlik, five years.

Committees met and made plans for the coming year.

Rose Seck expressed thanks for the donations to the Carroll County “Back to School Extravaganza.”

Barb Losey introduced the featured speaker, Mary Ann Sunyoger, an English professor at Franciscan University of Steubenville, who discussed her book, “Life Lessons: A Connection of Souls Throughout Life’s Journey.”

Margery Gregg gave the invocation before lunch.

The next meeting will be held Oct. 19.

Four Seasons

Seniors meet

The Four Seasons Senior Citizens Association met Sept. 18 at the Serbian American Cultural Center with President Norma Yoho presiding and Chaplin Mary Rose Spano leading the group in opening ceremonies.

After dinner, the music of “deja vu” was enjoyed.

September birthdays and anniversaries were announced.

The free dinner was awarded to Jasper Wamsley.

Josie Cekinovich and Al Partozoti won the 50-50 drawing.

Other prize winners were Annie Pellegrino, Lester Yoho, Linda Pfabe, Bob Anderson, Judy Anderson, Nancy Fridley, John Prebeg, Fran Wenzel, Ron Fallert, Lois Molyneaux, Cathy Hardsouk and Barbara Cerra.

After dinner, members played cards and bingo.

The next meeting will be held on Oct. 16.

Dinner to benefit

boys home

The Presbyterian Women’s Association of Toronto will host a spaghetti dinner from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church of Toronto located at 116 N. Third St., Toronto.

Cost is by donation.

All proceeds will benefit the Youth With A Purpose Boys Home in Salineville.

Free diabetic

shoe fitting set

Medi Home Care, 105 Main St., Wintersville, will host a free exam and shoe fitting for diabetic shoes from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 18.

Participants can call for an appointment at (740) 266-3974.

WMC Retirees

hold meeting

President Joyce Barnhart presided over a recent Weirton Medical Center Retirees meeting at Gio’s Restaurant.

Barnhart introduced four new members, Toni Underwood, Sandy Robbins, Christy Wilson and Diana Scott.

Linda Heilman read a poem in memory of former Treasurer Rhadine Ross.

Barnhart introduced the new officers and committee chairs, including Vice President Mary Orrechio, Treasurer Sandy Haspel, Scholarship Fund Chair Judy Tate and Telephone Committee Chair Elaine Cappazolli. Incumbents include Barnhart, Secretary Josie Glauser, Membership Chair Cathy Colbert and Sunshine Chair Donna Karas. Jean Kovalan and Dorothy Means will continue to sell tickets for the organization’s drawings.

Glauser, Haspel and Karas gave reports. Tate gave an update on the sundresses she is making from pillowcases as part of the ongoing “Sleeping Bag” project. The goal is to make 100 sundresses, which will be sent to a distribution center in Wisconsin, before being sent to Africa.

The scholarship committee will give a report at the fall meeting.

Members thanked Nancy Reyer for her work on the telephone committee, as she is relocating to South Carolina.

Karas was recognized for her work on the sunshine committee.

Means and Kovalan sold 50/50 drawing tickets, and Robbins won. Glauser read “A Story to Brighten Your Day.”

Barnhart requested additional help for the telephone committee, because, as the membership increases, the number of calls that need to be made also increases.

The next meeting will be held at noon Tuesday at Gio’s.

Community happenings

Rotary club lists October speakers

The Steubenville Rotary Club, which meets for a noon luncheon and business meeting on Fridays at the YWCA of Steubenville, will welcome Jefferson County Commissioner Dave Maple as its speaker Friday.

Maple will discuss county progress, including the former Ohio Valley Tower building, Jefferson County Air Park, the oil and gas committee and other items of interest.

Also on the October lineup are:

  • Oct. 11: Chris Ledyard, director of athletics at Franciscan University of Steubenville, will report on the expansion of the fieldhouse and updates with the athletic program.
  • Oct. 18: Dr. Neal J. Nesbitt, president of the Ohio State Medical Association, will discuss the medical profession as its faces drastic changes in the laws that govern it.

Oct. 25: Dr. Patrick Macedonia will discuss da Vinci robotic assisted surgery.

Laurel McDowell is October program chair.

Coffeehouse to feature Mark Miller

The Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church’s Coffeehouse kicks off a new season of entertainment Friday with featured guest Mark Miller performing from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Miller has been performing solo jazz guitar and with jazz duos for the past three years as well as playing with Weirton-based musician Chuck Lucas in an acoustic duo for the past 13 years. He also has taught guitar, bass and advanced music theory in the East Liverpool area for the past 10 years.

The 213 Coffeehouse is located at 3279 state Route 213, Steubenville.

Admission is a suggested donation of $5 for an “an evening of musical entertainment and fellowship.” Snacks are available to purchase. Proceeds go to local charities.

Pumpkin sale to benefit Relay for Life

The Brooke-Hancock Relay for Life Committee will hold its annual pumpkin sale from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday in front of Jackie’s Florist, 2514 Commerce St., Wellsburg, (state Route 2). Pumpkins, cornstalks, straw and bows for fall decorating will be sold.

Country Friends host Sands of Time

The Country Friends will host the Sands of Time Saturday at the Memorial Hall located at 402 Old Police Lodge Road, Colliers.

The doors open at 6 p.m., and the dance begins at 7 p.m. A covered-dish dinner and open mic night is held every Monday and Friday. The doors open at 4 p.m., the meal begins at 5 p.m., and open mic begins at 6 p.m. For information, call (304) 527-4253 or (304) 479-1270.

Wells Township flea market Oct. 12

Wells Township will hold its annual indoor flea market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 12 at the Wells Township Community Senior Center on Steuben Street, Brilliant.

Tables are available for free. Donations will be accepted to use for door prizes. For information, contact Liz Cook at (740) 598-3967 or (740) 632-6253 or Cheryl Roe at the township office at (740) 598-9602.

Healthy U to be topic for Lupus group

The Lupus Support Group will welcome Jackie Gibson of the Healthy U diabetes education program as its featured speaker at the Monday meeting to be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the YWCA of Steubenville located at 320 N. Fourth St.

Refreshments will be served. Walter and Pat Howard are project coordinators, and Iris Callahan is an outreach worker.

The group also will sponsor free line dancing from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 21 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center, 905 Market St., Steubenville.

According to a news release, line dancing increases flexibility and balance; develops the circulatory system; strengthens leg and hip bones; manages weight, lowers the risk of coronary heart disease, decreases blood pressure and improves cholesterol levels, increases muscle tone and coordination, improves strength, increases energy and reduces stress.

Toronto Seniors hear reports

Doris Matyas presided at the Toronto Senior Citizens meeting held Sept. 26 with Bob Haught offering the blessing for the covered-dish dinner.

Kenny Woodward led the members in opening ceremonies.

Reports were given by Shirley Rebich, Joyce Dobbs and Rosemary Bonofine. Lola Swanagan discussed the boat trip.

The kitchen committee for October is Rosemary Bonofine, Agnes Rohal, Dolly Robinsos, Mary Koth, Paulette Morocco, Jeanette Minolti, Laura Mamula and Pat Pfabe.

Joyce Dobbs won the 50/50. Door prize winners were Betty Sembar, Paula Krensavage, Bill Baier and Irene Miller. Bingo winners were Nancy Taggart, Dolly Robinson, Irene Sabados, Cecelia Petras, Mary Koth and Ruth White. Scat winners were Bill Baier, Irene Miller, Marilyn Peckens, Paule Krensavage and Terry and Laura Mamula.

The next meeting will be held Oct. 10 at the Roosevelt Building.

Community happenings

Applefest pet show has expanded

The Wellsburg Applefest Pet Show on Saturday has expanded, with winners to be named for 36 categories, up from 12 last year.

The event will be held at 1 p.m. at the Municipal Insurance parking lot at Ninth and Charles streets.

Ernie Jack, who is co-chairing the event with Becky Ramsey, said in addition to dogs and cats, trophies will go out to a variety of other animals, including birds, rodents, lizards and turtles.

“We also will have categories for the jumpiest frog and longest snake,” Jack said.

For information, call Jack at (304) 737-1599.

Sew-in for Amazing Grace Pillowcase

The Amazing Grace Pillowcase project for Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital will hold its next sew-in on Friday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Eastern Gateway Community College Pugliese Training Center at 110 John Scott Highway, Steubenville.

There will be refreshments and door prizes.

For information, contact founder Mary Albaugh by phone at (740) 944-1105; by e-mail; or on the Facebook page amazing grace pillowcase.

Library programs are detailed

Upcoming programs of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County include the following:

— Story Time will be held at the Brilliant branch on Thursday and Oct. 10 at 5:30 p.m. and at the Schiappa branch on Mondays, Oct. 7-21 at 6 p.m. It also will be offered at the Tiltonsville branch on Wednesday and Oct. 9 at 5:30 p.m. Story Time is for children ages 4-6 and offers stories, songs and activity. Register by calling the Brilliant branch at (740) 598-4028; Schiappa branch at (740) 264-6166; and the Tiltonsville branch at (740) 859-5163.

— Karaoke for teens will be held on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Schiappa branch. Take the stage or watch.

— Local author Angel Waggoner will discuss and sign copies of her book, “The Keeper,” at the Schiappa branch on Thursday at 6 p.m. Copies of the book can be purchased that evening.

— The library has photographically preserved the Ohio Valley’s steel industry with 50 aesthetically framed and captioned images that were taken by an architectural industrial photographer. The photo exhibit, “Steel Industry In Jefferson County,” will be at Eastern Gateway Community College through Oct. 26 during regular operating hours.

To kick off the exhibit, the library will host a reception open to the public from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today in the Founders Hall room at EGCC. At 7 p.m. Wednesday, photographer Benjamin Halpern will discuss the photographs and steel industry during a presentation to be held in room 2102 at EGCC. For a listing of where the photo exhibit will travel to and programs, visit the library’s website at

Satellite office open Wednesday

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