Community news from throughout the area

Ohio Valley Business and

Professional Women to

kick off new club year Tuesday

STEUBENVILLE — The Ohio Valley Business and Professional Women will kick off their 2017-18 meeting season with a dinner meeting set for 6 p.m. Tuesday at YWCA of Steubenville, located at 320 N. Fourth St.

Tiffany Jenca of Steubenville, who works for Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, will be the guest speaker, and members of the NIKE Club from Steubenville High School will be in attendance.

The dinner cost is $15, and reservations should be made by Friday to Sara Lane, president, at

Jenca, whose expertise is business law, has as her goal to help educate local businesses on updated regulations and processes that will help keep their businesses up to date and out of the court room, according to Lane. She will be touching base on how she became a lawyer and the importance of networking as well as promoting a November seminar she will be leading.

Officers of the OVBPW, aside from Lane, are Sarita Asawa, vice president; Marie-Helene Wilson, treasurer; and Mary Lou Jones, secretary.

The OVBPW holds dinner meetings September through May at 6 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month at various locations. It connects its members with mentors, colleagues and friends for career networking and supports women through career transitions and at different levels of industry. Annual membership is $40.

“Our group is focusing on empowering women by positively building each other up — helping one another to achieve our personal goals by creating a network of women to lend advice and opinions in a fun, relaxed atmosphere,” Lane has said.

The group’s annual fundraiser is its Wine and Shoe Extravaganza held in the spring. It includes recognizing Women of the Year honorees and raising money for the group to award a traditional scholarship; a scholarship for a nontraditional student; and a Nike Club scholarship. The Nike Club is mentored by the OVBPW. New members are welcome.

Comedian to be featured

at program open to community

STEUBENVILLE — Second Baptist Church at 717 Adams St., Steubenville, is hosting an “ISERVE Church Youth Explosion” program featuring comedian D.J. Pryor and Kingdom Movement.

The free program will be held Sunday, beginning at 3 p.m., and is open to the community.

West Virginia Day of Service

project in New Cumberland

NEW CUMBERLAND — The New Cumberland Garden Club, the Magic Tree Garden Committee, and the New Cumberland Community Projects Group are teaming up to participate in the statewide Day of Service on Saturday.

The event will be held from9 a.m. to noon at the Magic Tree Community Garden in downtown New Cumberland. All are invited to attend.

Those volunteers who come on that day will be weeding the garden beds to prepare them for winter and repairing the wood on some of the beds. Members of the garden club will be planting mums for the fall season at various spots around town.

Children who attend the event will do a special project in which they will paint rocks that will be displayed along the back wall of the community garden. Snacks and drink will be provided.

W. Va. Gov. Jim Justice encourages all citizens of West Virginia to volunteer their time this year on at least one community project between Sept. 9 and Oct. 10 of this year.

For information about the Saturday event, contact George Hines at (304) 670-7092.

Wellsburg Applefest pageant

is scheduled for Sept. 24

WELLSBURG — The Wellsburg Applefest Pageant will be held at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 24 at the Wellsburg Moose Lodge at Ninth and Main streets.

Coordinated by Shirlie Rogers, the contest is open to girls up to 18 years old and boys up to 6 years old. Winners will be named in many categories, with some surprise awards to be presented.

Donating trophies for the event this year is Kimberlie Rogers-Bowers, Rogers’ daughter, an accomplished baton twirler who won numerous awards.

The winners are expected to attend the Wellsburg Applefest, where they will be crowned at noon Oct. 7.

For information call Rogers at (304) 737-2482 or (304) 919-9318 no later than Sept. 23.

Hour of prayer Thursday

at Grace Point Ministries

STEUBENVILLE — A “Back-to-School Interdenominational Hour of Prayer” will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Grace Point Ministries, 4244 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville, by Tim Horton’s

The event will feature a time of praise and worship by Cantate; a talk by the Rev. Ashley Steele, executive director of Urban Mission Ministries; and intercessory prayer and scripture readings.

For information, call or text Beth Rosaschi at (914) 494-6675.

‘Color Me Calm’ coloring

for adults on Sept. 26

PARIS, Pa. — Looking for something fun and relaxing to do?

A “Color Me Calm” coloring session for adults will be held Sept. 26 beginning at 10 a.m. at the The Gathering Place Coffee Shop, Paris Presbyterian Church, 127 Steubenville Pike, Paris (Burgettstown).

“We have a great time of fellowship and enjoy a time to express our creative side by coloring,” a spokesperson noted. “You need not be an expert or have elaborate materials to join us. We simply come together for fellowship and a time to unwind while coloring. The event is free and open to all. For information, call (724) 729-3450 or visit the church’s Facebook page or website at

TIMET retirees to gather for

luncheon meeting on Tuesday

STEUBENVILLE — 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.

‘Trash-to-treasure’ sale

Saturday at St. Stephen’s

STEUBENVILLE — St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church is hosting a more-than 20 family “trash-to-treasure” sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The sale is rain or shine and will include household goods, books, holiday decorations, baked goods and more. The church is located on at 284 Lovers Lane next to the Prime Time Senior Center.

State calendar photo contest

specifics are detailed

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and the West Virginia Department of Transportation are accepting photo entries for the 2018 Roadsides in Bloom calendar.

Photos featuring flowers along a road, with the road prominent in the image, are sought. Pictures of cultivated species in arranged beds don’t qualify.

The deadline to enter is Oct. 1.

Submissions should be taken in the state, be an 8- by-10 color print or digital copy on compact disc or flash drive, landscape orientation (not portrait). No more than three from the same photographer will be accepted, with only one of the three to be named a winner. The name, address, phone number, e-mail address (if applicable) and a short description of the photo, including location and county where the photo was taken, must appear in the upper left hand corner on the back of the photo.

The photos become property of the state and will not be returned. Digital copies may be e-mailed to: Hard copy submissions can be mailed to: WV Operation Wildflower Roadsides in Bloom Calendar Contest, WV Department of Environmental Protection/REAP, 601 57th Street S.E., Charleston, WV 25304.