Community news from around the area
Brooke County libraries
to show fantasy films
The Brooke County Library will be showing two fantasy films this month.
“Justice League,” rated PG-13, will be shown at noon Wednesday and “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” rated PG-13, will be shown at 5 p.m. Thursday.
Popcorn and bottled water will be provided by the libraries. Call (304) 737-1551 or (304) 527-0860 to reserve a seat for the free screenings.
St. Paul’s organizing annual
wine-tasting for April 21
WEIRTON — St. Paul’s annual wine tasting, sponsored by “Holy Name Society,” will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on April 21 at St. Paul School Cafeteria, Walnut Street.
Cost is $15 per person for the event that will include food, drawings and a Chinese auction.
Patrons must be 21 to attend.
Horticulture Lunch and Learn
sessions Wednesday, April 18
STEUBENVILLE — Ohio State University Extension will host two remaining sessions of a horticulture lunch and learn series at the OSU Extension, Jefferson County office from noon to 2 p.m.
The programs offer a variety of horticultural topics and issues over lunch, whether a participant is a professional gardener, lawn enthusiast, urban farmer or a consumer of horticulture.
The remaining sessions are include Wednesday on “Lawn Care 101.” Participants will learn from Chris Penrose, OSU Extension educator in Morgan County, how to keep a lawn green and to reduce weed and insect pressure.
The April 18 session topic is “Extending the Urban Growing Season.” OSU Extension’s Jacqueline Kowalski will offer insight on how to make the most of the season and ways to extend the growing season to as late as possible. This topic will be focused on urban agriculture, but anyone interested in low tunnels, vegetable and fruit production, etc., are encouraged to attend.
Cost of the program is $15 per person per session, and pre-registration is required. A soup and sandwich lunch is included in the program fee. Register by contacting the OSU Extension office at 740-264-2212 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHANGE offering finance and
credit counseling workshop
WEIRTON — CHANGE Inc. will be offering a finance and credit counseling workshop April 14 at the Benwood/McMechen Housing Authority in Benwood.
The workshop will provide tools and techniques that help participants develop their own personal plan specifically designed with their information to set goals, organize and track spending, build and maintain a budget, save money and educate them about their credit, according to a spokesperson.
The class is free; however, for those who would like CHANGE Inc. to provide them with a credit report and score, there will be a charge. An application can be downloaded from the CHANGE Inc. website under “Housing Counseling” or a finance and credit counseling application is available from a CHANGE Inc. office.
The class is not a substitute to the housing counseling education class, and the certificate can’t be used for the Northern Panhandle Home Consortium downpayment assistance program.
Other services offered under CHANGE Inc.’s housing programs include the housing counseling education class, rental counseling, mortgage assistance counseling and the First-Time Home Buyer’s down payment assistance program offered in partnership with the Northern Panhandle Home Consortium.
For information, call the Weirton administrative office at (304) 797-7733; the Moundsville outreach office at (304) 845-8269; the Newell office at (304) 459-4010; or the website at www.changeinc.org.
Weir High School Class of 1968
members plan lunch Thursday
WEIRTON — Members of the Weir High School Class of 1968 will meet for lunch at noon on Thursday at Giovanni’s Restaurant on Pennsylvania Avenue.
All classmates and spouses are invited.
COLA issue, tax rules topics
for PERI Chapter members
STEUBENVILLE — Twenty-eight members and guests of PERI Chapter 5, District 9 met March 14 at the YWCA of Steubenville with Harold Ray, president, presiding. Joyce Summers led the prayer.
Reports were given by the secretary, treasurer, phone committee and legislative officer.
Ray read to the membership Jerry Krupinski’s testimony to the committee members of the Ohio legislature, stating his personal views on the COLA issue before the legislature. The bill proposes cuts to the retirees’ cost-of-living allowance. The issue will be discussed further at the April meeting.
At the close of the business meeting, Ray introduced Jackie Platt from H&R Block for an update on tax rules and regulations for 2018 and 2019.
Mary Jane Schultz won the 50/50 drawing and the table prize.
The next meeting will be held at noon on April 11 at the YWCA of Steubenville, located at 320 N. Fourth St.
Capital Health planning golf
scramble to benefit CDI
STEUBENVILLE — Capital Health Network will be sponsoring its fourth-annual golf scramble to benefit the Cancer Dietary Initiative for local cancer patients undergoing treatment.
The scramble will be held June 22 at Red Oaks Golf Course in Bloomingdale with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $75 per golfer or $300 per team. The cost is $50 per person for non-golfers interested in the dinner only.
To register a team, contact Nancy Felton, community director of marketing, Capital Health Care Network, at (740) 391-3311 or Chris Hyland, CDI fundraising chair, at (412) 523-1956.
The registration fee includes 18 holes with cart, a swag bag, breakfast and lunch at the turn, a steak dinner at the end of the course and one entry in the hole-in-one contest, compliments of Allietta Ford.
Prizes are: $800, first place; $400, second place; and $300, third place.
The CDI was established as a food pantry after it was noted that several patients were losing weight and were more malnourished than expected during their treatment, according to promotional material. After some investigation, the realization of the hardships they were undergoing both financially and medically led to some having to make the difficult decision to pay bills instead of eating properly. The CDI initially was a community service project with a projected duration of six months in 2013 with 18 patients; however, at the end of that period, the overwhelming need to assist the patients had to continue.
The CDI is presently serving more than 120 cancer-stricken patients and their families, regardless of income, on a monthly basis through their 501c3 nonprofit food pantry. Initially, only patients at the Tony Teramana Cancer Center were invited to attend, but due to many requests, the pantry opened to include all area cancer patients, regardless of where they are receiving treatment. Patients from Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, including pediatric patients, attend the monthly food distribution. The CDI pantry is located at First Westminster Presbyterian Church in Steubenville. Distribution is the third Saturday of the month.