Community news from throughout the area

Connected Threads to

begin meeting Thursday

BURGETTSTOWN — All women are invited to attend the Connected Threads knit and crochet group that meets from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday mornings, beginning Sept. 14, at the Burgettstown Presbyterian Church, 15 Nicolas St., Slovan.

The group makes items for women in shelters. Sessions begin with a half-hour Bible study followed by a time to work on projects.

Beginners to advanced skills are welcome, and beginning basic knitting and crochet will be taught to anyone who wants to learn. All yarn and supplies are provided.

This fall the group will be working on afghans, slippers, scarves, hats and dishcloths. For information, call (724) 947-5165 or (724) 947-3034.

Rally Saturday to honor,

remember first responders

WINTERSVILLE — A Let’s Fight Together church rally Saturday will honor and remember all first responders, emergency medical technicians, police, firefighters, military personnel and nurses.

It will be held at the Wintersville Community Chapel, 27 Ward Drive, Wintersville, beginning at 6 p.m.

The Rev. Vaughn Foster will be the guest speaker. Music will be provided by Lisa Reeves-Foster.

T.J. Anderson will share the message of his ministry, Let’s Fight Together, and donations received will benefit the outreach that helps people on kidney dialysis.

For information, contact Anderson by phone at (740) 543-4352 or by e-mail at

Weirton library showing

free movie Saturday

WEIRTON — The Mary H. Weir Public Library will show “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” at 2 p.m. Saturday in the library’s activity room located at 3442 Main St.

The movie is rated PG-13, but some material may be unsuitable for children under 13. “Parents may want to read Common Sense Media’s review of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ at to determine whether they feel comfortable bringing children under 13,” a news release notes.

Admission is free, as are popcorn and ice water. Patrons who would like to bring their own soft drinks or snacks are welcome to do so. The handicapped-accessible doors on Walnut Street will open at 1:45 p.m.

New Cumberland Lions

are selling food items

NEW CUMBERLAND — The New Cumberland Lions Club will be selling pulled pork sandwiches and smoked chicken halves at the New Cumberland Fall River Fest from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 23 and from noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 24.

The sandwiches are $5.50, and the smoked chicken halves are $6 and are available with two sides of baked beans and potato salad or coleslaw for $1.50. Bottled water and soda also are available for 75 cents.

Advance orders for the smoked chicken are suggested for Sept. 23 and required for Sept. 24 pick-up.

To order a whole pork butt, advance orders must be phoned in to club members Bob Manypenny at (304) 564-5055 or Jim Wells at (304) 5664-3812 by 6 p.m. on Sept. 21, for pick-up on Sept. 23 only.

The date for the remaining pulled pork event is Oct. 21 in the Swaney Memorial Library parking lot.

Museum to host Sept. 27

gathering of veterans

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County Historical Association, 426 Franklin Ave., Steubenville, will host all military veterans of Jefferson County at a breakfast from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sept. 27.

Free coffee, muffins, doughnuts and camaraderie will be shared, and a museum tour will follow.

Those planning to attend should RSVP by Sept. 25 by calling Annabelle Clutter of the Jefferson County Ohio Veterans Service Commission at (740) 283-8571 or military liaison and JCHA board member Barry Bardone at (740) 283-1133.

Four Seasons Seniors

to meet Sept. 20 at Undo’s

WEIRTON — The Four Seasons Seniors held their August meeting at Undo’s with President Chris Sklenar presiding.

Mary Rose Spano gave the opening and closing prayers.

After dinner, members played card games.

The secretary’s and treasurer’s reports were read.

Reservations Chairperson Josie Cekinovich said there were 48 reservations.

Two anniversaries were acknowledged.

Martha Varitek won the free dinner. The 50/50 drawing was won by Pauline Tortis and Carolyn Shaffer. Other prize winners were Cecilia Findley, Joann Magnone, Betty Wamsley and Josie Cekinovich.

After the meeting members played bingo.

The next meeting will be held Sept. 20 at Undo’s.

Brilliant Lions Club members

gathers for picnic at complex

BRILLIANT — The Brilliant Lions Club held a picnic recently at the Wells Township Community Complex.

Wives were guests in addition to Florence Cohen, Martha Bradley and Dale and Norma McHugh.

Pastor Marc Tinstman gave the invocation, and Ralph Nickoson conducted a brief meeting. The group collected an offering for victims of recent hurricanes and offered prayer for them.

Curt Creamer announced the Lions will have a food stand at the Brilliant Haunted House tentatively on Oct. 7 with other dates possibly being added.

Don Hutchison is in charge of the 50/50 fundraiser under way through November. Hutchison also announced the Sept. 23 chicken dinner fundraiser being hosted by the Brilliant Volunteer Fire Department. It will run from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Lions were encouraged to attend the Herald-Star and The Weirton Daily Times’ annual Community Stars dinner Sept. 25 as member Susan Nolan is one of the honorees.

The next meeting is Sept. 21, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Chester Arts Club accepting

names for new members

CHESTER — The Chester Arts Club is making the city of Chester a more beautiful place.

Club members planted begonias and coleus in flower planters earlier this summer along Carolina Avenue, W.Va. Route 2, and the Chester City Building and have helped to maintain, water and fertilize them.

“Many local business owners have stepped forward, exhibiting hometown pride by helping with the landscaping,” a club spokesperson noted. “The flowers have grown to enhance the small-town appearance with the old-time flower lamp posts, sidewalks, updated buildings and U.S. Route 30 entrances to town soon to be completed.”

Club members maintain the planters throughout the year, adding flowers and decorations as the seasons progress. The club also holds fundraisers to raise money to contribute to local charities, including FISH, Comfort House, Never Alone, the W.Va. Veterans Home, Red Cross blood drive and Shop with a Cop.

The club is accepting names for new members. Those interested can contact President Joanne Hobbs at (304) 564-5819 or Mary Ann Wright at (304) 387-1571.